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7 School Street 
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-6218

Contact: School Office
(603) 424-6218

This parent/teacher group is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and enrichment of education at MES. Our goal is to provide enrichment to both the students and faculty by establishing means to offer additional enrichment programs, special program speakers, field trips, and materials for the school. Activities include: ice cream social, bingo nightbook fairs, WEE deliver, field day, school pictures, 3rd/4th grade chorus, Destination Imagination, and volunteer work at the school. Members must be an MES parent or staff member. Monthly meetings are held at the school.

Updated 3/2015

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26 Baboosic Lake Rd. 
Merrimack, NH 03054 
(603) 424-6221

Contact: School Office
(603) 424-6221

The JMUES-PFA offers various opportunities for academic enrichment while supporting social and character development throughout the JMUES school community. Parent volunteers coordinate programs for students and staff such as Family Fun Night, School Spirit, Hospitality, and Fun Day. Through fundraising, the PFA is able to provide financial support for numerous programs such as a visiting authors, Lego League, Project Safeguard, and Exchange City. All parents of JMUES students are members of the PFA, as are all faculty members. There are no dues or membership fees. All meeting dates are published annually in the JMUES Information Booklet as well as on notices sent home with students. Call the school or check the website for details on upcoming meeting dates.

Udpated 12/2014

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3 Little John Court 
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chapter website: www.freeweb.com/matthewthontondar

Judy Eriksen, Chapter Registrar
(603) 424-8453

Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. D.A.R. members, through participation in the Society's activities, continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the D.A.R. is a volunteer women's service organization. Locally, the Matthew Thornton Chapter, Nashua, NH meets September-December and March-June. For membership information, contact the Registrar.

Updated 12/2014

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St. Joseph Community Services
PO Box 910 
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-9967
Fax: (603) 424-1472
Contact: meals@sjcsinc.org

SJCS provides numerous opportunities for members of the community to give back to their communities by volunteering for the agency. We offer opportunities to volunteer in our site kitchens, as a Meals on Wheels driver, in our administrative office, and for special events. Opportunities are available across Hillsborough County, and training is provided. Call or email for more information about volunteering.

Updated 10/2012

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6 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054

Merrimack Community Gardens
(603) 759-2737

Contact: Bob McCabe, Chairman,
(603) 759-2737

Merrimack Farmers Market
(603) 345-0625

The Merrimack Agricultural Commission's purpose is to protect agricultural lands, preserve rural character, provide a voice for farmers, and encourage agricultural-based businesses. The 7-member commission meets at 7 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

The Commission sponsors the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will be held every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 pm from June through September in the parking lot of Vault Storage. at 526 Daniel Webster Highway. The market features locally-grown, in-season vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple products, bakery, meat, fish, eggs, and wine. Contact the Farmers Market Manager for more information.

The Commission also sponsors the Merrimack Community Garden at Wasserman Park, Naticook Road. The garden is open mid-May 15, to mid-October. A 10' x 10' plot may be rented for $10 for the season. Water is available on-site. Rules and contracts may be obtained from Sherry Kalish at the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Office.

Updated 11/2011

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PO Box 254 
246 Daniel Webster Highway 
Merrimack, NH 03054-0254 
(603) 424-3669
Fax: (603) 429-4325
Contact: Deb Courtemanche, Executive Director 

The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to serving, supporting and promoting its members through networking, community involvement, information services, and public awareness. Activities of the Chamber include monthly AM and PM Networking Events, monthly Lunchtime Seminars, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner with announcement of the Business of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and President's Award, support for the Enterprise City program for fifth graders at the Upper Elementary School, Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Opening Events, publication and distribution of the Official Merrimack Visitor and Relocation Guide, community services, and participation in the Holiday Parades. A Board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Membership fees are affordable and vary according to the size of the business. The Chamber always welcomes new businesses and asks that you contact the office for further information.

Updated 3/2015

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PO Box 461 
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Heidi Critz-Frens, Executive Director 
(603) 233-2557

Jamie Saucier, Choral Director
(603) 828-6739

Lelia Dutton, Band Director
(603) 429-8323

Merrimack Concert Association, a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of the Parks and Recreation Department, offers amateur and professional musicians an artistic, recreational, and educational experience through the rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music. It provides the residents of the area quality yet inexpensive musical entertainment. Both groups are open to adults and high school students without audition. Merrimack Concert Band rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm in the Merrimack Middle School band room. Members need to provide their own instruments. The Merrimack Chorus meets Sunday evenings from 7-9 pm at the John O'Leary Adult Community Center.

Updated 3/2015

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6 Baboosic Lake Road 
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-3531 
Fax: (603) 424-1408
Contact: Tim Tenhave

Community Development Dept.
(603) 424-3531

The Merrimack Conservation Commission (MCC) is a volunteer commission charged with the protection, management and education of the public concerning the natural forest, wildlife and aquatic resources in Merrimack. The MCC oversees the management of approximately 1,500 acres of town-owned land that is open to the public for hiking and other permitted activities. Volunteers are always welcome to join the MCC and the subcommittees and to help us during our workdays.

The MCC meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend every meeting. Visit the above website to find the agenda for each meeting or feel free to call the Community Development Department if you have any questions. The MCC also has an exciting website that highlights the many properties the Commission manages. It can be found at www.merrimackoutdoors.org.

Updated 1/2015

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Merrimack Crimeline: (603) 424-2424
31 Baboosic Lake Road 
Merrimack, NH 03054 
Police Department: (603) 424-3774
Contact: Judy Eriksen
(603) 424-8453

If you have information on a crime or see a crime happening in Merrimack and want to remain anonymous call 424-2424 with this information. This helps the MPD solve crimes that might otherwise have gone unsolved. When a call is made to the Crimeline at 424-2424, there is no Caller-ID feature on this number so anonymity is assured. Each caller is given a code number and rewards are paid in cash to assure anonymity. Upon an arrest, the case reward can be released. Tips can also be made anonymously on our website. Please check our website (listed above) for other valuable information.

The Merrimack Crimeline members meets at 7pm the 1st Wednesday September thru June at the Merrimack Police Department and is also open to the public.

Members participate in the MPD open house in May. The Crimeline members also run a golf tournament at the Souhegan Woods Golf Course in September as a fundraiser. We also sponsor the Neighborhood Watch program. Crimeline has adopted Daniel Webster Highway from Bedford Road to Greeley Street and twice a year get together to make that part of Merrimack a little bit cleaner. They assist in the purchase of crime deterrent material to be used by the police department and help with fundraisers for the DARE program. We also issue two $1,000 scholarships for seniors at Merrimack High School entering the field of Criminal Justice.

Updated 12/2014

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PO Box 1516 
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: President

Membership inquiries

A registered 501c3, Merrimack Friends & Families has a two-part focus as both a social and service organization, offering a way for women and their families to get involved in the community AND to have fun! Membership is open to all residents of southern New Hampshire. Check us out on our website and see what we’ve been up to! Our coordinated activities run September-June.

Update 12/2014

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PO Box 426
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Nancy
(603) 424-2646

The Merrimack Garden Club is a group of people from your surrounding communities who share a love of gardens and plants. The club offers opportunities for learning about the various aspects of gardening and work together to promote community beautification. They meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 (doors open at 6:30) at the St James United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack NH. Visit the Merrimack Garden Club website for more information. New members are always welcome: contact Nancy at 603-424-2646 or Bernita at 603-289-7588.

Updated 12/2014

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6 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-3531
Fax: (603) 424-1408
Contact: Anita Creager, Chairman
(603) 424-5084

Lynne Wenz, Vice-Chairman
(603) 603-5651

The purpose of the Commission is to educate and inform the public concerning the historical buildings, environment and individuals that shaped the history of Merrimack, to provide outreach lectures, preservation of historical sites and educational activities. Volunteers are much needed. Meetings are held at Town Hall and minutes are available on the Town website.

Updated 3/2015

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38 McElwain Street
Merrimack, NH 03054

Contact: Angela Kazazian, Co-Chair

Jenn Calabro, Co-Chair
(603) 429-3351

The MHS-PTG exists to support educational enrichment and a sense of community at Merrimack High School. By promoting active cooperation and collaboration between parents, students, staff, and the community at large, we seek to establish and maintain positive relationships between home, school, and community and serve as a forum to address issues of general interest and concern that affect Merrimack High School. All faculty, staff, and parents or legal guardians of students at MHS are members of the MHS-PTG. There are no fees. There is no fundraising. Please email for more information.

Updated 1/2015

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520 Boston Post Road 
PO Box 1525
Merrimack, NH 03054-1525 
(603) 880-4343

Contact: Anita Creager, President
(603) 424-5084

Debra Bult, Vice President
(603) 204-5322

Lynda Tomasian, Membership
(603) 424-5207

The Merrimack Historical Society is open to those interested in history, especially the history of the town of Merrimack. Activities include the preservation of town artifacts, research of town history, assistance to residents and school children, and other scheduled programs. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the #12 Schoolhouse, 520 Boston Post Road in Merrimack with winter meetings at Merrimack Public Library. The Historical Society is open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 am - 12 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm, except during the winter months. Membership is open to everyone, and all meetings are open to the public.

Updated 1/2015

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PO Box 246
Merrimack, NH 03054 

Contact: Paul Pearsall, President
(603) 429-1732

Art Cusato , Incoming President 7/15
(603) 424-3921

The Merrimack Lions Club is a community service organization comprised of Merrimack residents who volunteer their time to do service projects or to raise funds used to help needy Merrimack residents. The club helps financially needy residents who are vision or hearing impaired by providing eye exams, glasses and hearing aids. The Lions have provided all of the restaurants in town with braille and large print menus. They conduct annual vision screenings on all 7th graders, and do hearing testing on two grade levels in all 3 elementary schools every year. The Merrimack Lions also sponsor an annual Christmas Party for the Friars Club. Every year $1000.00 is presented as The Merrimack Lions Club Cheryl Pearsall Memorial High School Grant. Teachers apply for the grant. The club also annually awards The Frank Murphy Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior. The Lions keep a two mile section of Daniel Webster Highway free of liter and the club donates regularly to the three food pantries in town. The club sponsors a Leo Club which consists of High School Students from Merrimack. The Merrimack Lions meet twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The first meeting is at the Common Man Restaurant and the second in at Florence's Restaurant.

Updated 3/2015

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43 Baboosic Lake Road
PO Box 266
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 429-0343 www.merrimackpost98.com

This veterans' service organization serves veterans and their families and the community of Merrimack. For complete information call the Post. Meetings are held at the Post home:
  • Legionnaires - Skitch Henderson, Commander
    3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
  • Ladies' Auxiliary Unit 98, jeanne Malouin, President
    1st Monday of each month at 7 pm
  • Sons of American Legion Squadron 98, Ed Pelissier, Commander
    2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
  • American Legion Riders, Chapter 15 - Greg Thomas, Director
    1st Thursday of each month at 7 pm.
  • Updated 11/2011

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    Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department 
    6 Baboosic Lake Road
    Merrimack, NH 03054-0940 
    (603) 882-1046 
    Contact: Ryan Mailhiot
    (603) 582-2506

    This is a nonprofit recreational softball league. To be eligible, men must be at least 18 years of age, must not currently be attending high school, and must either live or work in Merrimack. Softball is played throughout the summer months, along with weekend tournaments. The league president announces dates and times.

    Updated 3/2015

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    Merrimack Middle School PTG 
    31 Madeline Bennett Lane
    Merrimack, NH 03054 
    (603) 424-6289 
    (603) 423-1109
    Contact: mms.ptg@merrimack.k12.nh.us

    MMS-PTG strives to support the best possible education for MMS students by promoting curriculum enrichment, supporting extracurricular activities, fostering a positive relationship with all members of the Merrimack Community and working with the school volunteer coordinator to provide support for the teachers and school administration. Membership is open to any Merrimack resident.

    Updated 12/2012

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    116 Naticook Road 
    Merrimack, NH 03054 
    Contact: Matthew Casparius, Director
    (603) 429-0902
    (603) 882-1046

    The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide affordable, quality programs to meet the needs of the community. We are committed to providing quality recreational services which are educational, fun and rewarding. The Parks & Recreation Department promotes participation by all Merrimack citizens in diverse, interesting & high quality recreational and leisure opportunities in safe, accessible and well maintained Park & Recreation facilities. Beyond overseeing recreational programs & facilities; the Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for organizing a number of Community Family Friendly events including the Winter Carnival, Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Parade, Halloween Party & Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting.

    Updated 12/2014

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    PO Box 884
    Merrimack, NH 03054
    Contact: Chris Buda, Chairman
    (603) 424-6972

    Phil Straight, Vice Chairman
    (603) 913-4658

    Fran L'Heureux
    (603) 582-2539

    The purpose of the Republican Town Committee is to encourage local participation in representative government, and support Republican Party principles and candidates. The committee manages the affairs of the party, directs general campaign activities, organizes opportunities for the public to meet and interact with candidates, and supports candidates for local, state and national offices. Meetings are generally held at the Merrimack Town Hall on the 4th Monday of the month. Special meetings and events are held at other times and/or locations based on election activities. Membership is open to residents of Merrimack who are registered Republicans. Dues are $5 per year. Volunteers are always welcome.

    Updated 3/2015

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    60 Island Street, 211E
    Lawrence, MA 01844
    (978) 655-4742
    Fax: (978) 655-4743
    Contact: Caroly Shumway, Executive Director

    The Merrimack River Watershed Council is a not-for-profit membership organization with a growing constituency of individuals, businesses, municipalities and community groups seeking to protect the Merrimack River and promote the wise use of its watershed. Its mission is to ensure the sustainable ecological integrity and balanced, managed use of the Merrimack River and its watershed through science, advocacy, partnering and recreation. The Council combines watershed science and land use planning as a framework for decision-making. The Board of Directors, representing varied interests in the watershed, carries out governance, while work is coordinated and implemented by a professional staff and many volunteers.

    Updated 3/2015

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    Contact: Jay Francis, President
    (603) 429-0377

    Peg Pickett, Sparkler 5K
    (603) 424-3763

    The Club assists the High School's and Middle School's track and field and cross country programs through fund raising, event volunteering and general support as determined by the track coaches and the Club. The Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from September to June, at 6:30 pm at Merrimack High School.

    Updated 11/2011

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    PO Box 1113 
    Merrimack, NH 03054 
    Contacts: John O'Leary Adult Community Center
    (603) 424-6306

    The Club's purpose is to serve the best interests of the town's seniors, to develop social interest and feeling of true friendship within the club, and to be energetic in support of federal and state legislation to benefit senior citizens. Activities include meetings, bingo, bridge, sewing, crafts, cribbage, whist, blitz, exercise classes and trips. Trips are a very important part of the Club's activities. Trips are available for Club members, Merrimack residents and some to the General Public, depending on the venue. Upcoming trips are advertised in the local papers.

    The club meets on Mondays at 1 pm (except on holidays) at the John O'Leary Adult Community Center. The center's hours are Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Members must be 55 years of age or older and a Merrimack resident. Annual membership fee is $15.00.

    Updated 1/2015

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    PO Box 833 
    Merrimack, NH 03054
    Contact: Bob Scarchelli, President
    (603) 883-8803

    The Sno-Buds' purpose is to stimulate and advance the general welfare and safety of snowmobiling, to foster a cooperative spirit between local snowmobilers and other winter sports enthusiasts, and to perform all desirable and lawful functions for the successful operation of the Club and in the general public interest. Activities include fundraising, creation and maintenance of multi-use trails in and around Merrimack, annual facilitation of Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) Safety Course (co-sponsored by NH Fish & Game; $10 refundable reservation fee), and local and long-distance trail rides. The club participates in Merrimack community events including Holiday Parade and Winter Carnival, and provides financial support to Merrimack charities. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September thru March (except December, second Wednesday only) at 7:30pm at Merrimack Town Hall. Membership includes approx. 70 family and individual members.

    Updated 12/2014

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    PO Box 1184 
    Merrimack, NH 03054
    Contact: Barbara Publicover, Facilitator
    (603) 424-5797

    Trisha Swonger, Faciliatator
    (603) 424-9321

    Michele Watson, Faciliatator
    (603) 424-9321

    This group's mission is to provide a place where parents of children with special needs have access to relevant information, training and emotional support. Activities include: information sharing, networking, support and workshops. The group meets from September - June on the 3rd Tuesday of month from 7 - 9 pm at the Merrimack High School main office conference room.

    Updated 1/2015

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    142 Camp Sargent Road
    Merrimack, NH 03054

    Contact: Kim Kojak, Chairperson
    (603) 661-0875

    The Committee's purpose is to promote involvement in the support of the Democratic Party and to assist with candidate races for local, state and national offices. All registered Democrats of Merrimack are welcome to participate in these efforts which include meetings, community service, political campaigns and fundraising.

    Updated 1/2014

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    157 Naticook Road 
    Merrimack, NH 03054 
    Email: merrimack-valley-paddlers@yahoogroups.com
    Contact: George May 
    (603) 883-3409 

    This group does recreational whitewater kayaking throughout the northeast. It offers help and support to beginners and novices interested in the sport.

    Updated 12/2014

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    PO Box 153 
    Merrimack, NH 03054-0153 
    (603) 424-7759
    Contact: Karen Halvatzes, Senior Advisor, MYA Executive Board 
    (603) 424-4553

    MYA provides sporting activities for Merrimack's youth including baseball, basketball, football, cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, softball and wrestling for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the MYA Building, 487 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. The annual membership fee for the programs varies by sport. Members must be residents of the town of Merrimack.

    Udpated 1/2015

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    Merrimack Public Library
    470 Daniel Webster Highway
    Merrimack, NH 03054
    Yvette Couser, Library Director
    Joanne Marston, Office Manager