Each year the Friends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center give scholarships to graduating seniors who are continuing their education in any branch of the medical field.

They also give grants to area councils on aging to help them start or continue programs to the benefit of our seniors.

Funds for these projects come from several sources, one being vender sales held at the hospital. Enter through the main door and follow the signs down the corridor.

This is the schedule of the upcoming sales for November and December. The public is encouraged to attend and do some shopping from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 1, "Idle Times," quilted runners, bags, pillows.

Nov. 14, "Sparkles," back by popular demand, women's clothing, jackets, skirts, dresses.

Nov. 15, "Pretty Things," gifts, jewelry.

Nov. 21, "Crystal Clear Emotions" jewelry.

Nov. 22, "Doreen Designs" jewelry.

Dec. 3, "Prairie Blossom" silver.

Dec. 4, "Donna Lynch Designs," hand-painted glass, wood, china, perfect gifts.

Dec. 6, "Doreen Designs."

Dec. 11, "Accent Military Marketing," anything military.

Dec. 13, "Jewelry by Diane."

Dec. 17, "Shaker Kitchen," a long-time favorite, spices, dips, jellies, spreads, everything for the holidays.

Dec. 19, "Accent Military Marketing."

For information, call 978-784-9318.

NORMA GARVIN

Groton