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Lorie McClory

January 14, 2012

Indoor mini-golf Jan. 14-15

The second annual Family Fun Indoor mini-golf weekend, sponsored by the Grantham Parent Teacher Group, will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Grantham Village School. Enjoy an 18-hole round for $5/person or $15/family or foursome. Refreshments will be available 5-7 p.m. Saturday. If you get a hole-in-one on Grantham Pizza Chefís hole during that time, youíll win a free slice of pizza.

The GPTG thanks Don Gobin and the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce for their support, Fore-U Golf for sharing its golf putters and balls for this event, and all the Grantham residents, GVS families and local organizations and businesses contributing to this event, including Eastman Community Association, Gilsonís Property Maintenance, Grantham Recreation Dept., Merrimack Mortgage Co., Pizza Chef of Grantham, Sugar River Bank and Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co. Inc.

Questions? Contact Pattie Beek at 863-8001.


Comedy and other fun events

Bistro Nouveau presents Comedy Night with Boston comedians Mike Donovan, Will Noonan and Ted Barrett beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at The Center at Eastman. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.

Trivia Nights return for the winter at Bistro Nouveau beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Kathy Pomer is back for more fun. Teams of six or fewer are welcome to compete for great prizes and bragging rights. Other Trivia Nights will be held Feb. 11 and March 24.

Contact Bistro Nouveau for more information on any of these events or for reservations, 863-8000.


Classic winter events

The annual Nordic Nibbles brunch sampling will be held Sunday, Jan. 15 from the Eastman Cross Country Center. A few spots remain open for the noon tasting. Cost is $10/adults; $5/children ages 5-12; and free for children younger than 5. Reservations are required by calling Eastman Recreation at 863-6772.

A moonlight cross country ski and snowshoe will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Eastman Cross Country Center. Enjoy a casual trek along beginner trails and then enjoy dinner. All levels are welcome. Reservations are required and can be made at the Cross Country Center until Friday, Jan. 13 in person or by calling 863-4500. Cost is $19/person. Dinner will be held regardless of the snow conditions.


JOSA features sax player

Alto saxophonist Greg Abate performs during Jazz On a Sunday Afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at The Center at Eastman. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. Reservations at 763-8732; day of show after 2 p.m. call 863-8000. Sit in musicians welcome and enjoy reduced ticket price. For more information, visit (Next JOSA is Jan. 29 with vocalist Amanda Carr.)

A la carte menu and full bar service available from Bistro Nouveau during the show.


Monday holiday closings

The Grantham Town Offices, Dunbar Free Library and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Investment opportunity

The Town of Grantham is seeking a volunteer to fill the position of trustee of the trust funds. This position involves managing the town of Grantham trust fund accounts. If you feel your skills might match this opportunity, please contact Becky Newton, town administrator, at


Great soup for a great cause

"Soup's On," a benefit for the Grantham Community Crisis Fund, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria. Enjoy a variety of delicious homemade soups, warm artisan breads, salad, cider, cookies and brownies. Visit with friends and neighbors while helping those in need. It's great food for a great cause! Adults are $8; children younger than 12, $4; and children younger than 3 are free! Call 863-7355 for more info.

Please note: In the event of severe weather, the benefit will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22. Check the Grantham Village School website for updates (



Upcoming school meetings

The Grantham School Board will hold the following meetings:

* a special school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in the Music Room of the Grantham Village School.

* the annual School District Budget Hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria.

* its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 in the Music Room.

* the annual School District Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the Grantham Village School gymnasium.

A haunting presentation

Dunbar Free Library and the Eastman Community Association present Carl Strutz, a cast member of the TV series "Paranormal Generation," will present "Visiting the Beyond," a guided photo tour through some of the nationís most haunted locations beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Center at Eastman. The program is free and open to the public.

While "Paranormal Generation" is not shown in New Hampshire, you can find episodes on YouTube.


Annual School Meeting information

The filing period for Grantham School District positions begins Wednesday, Jan. 25 and closes Friday, Feb. 3. The School District Clerk will be available 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the SAU#75 office in the Grantham Town Building. The SAU office is open daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. for individuals interested in picking up candidacy applications.

The following positions will be open:

* Moderator - one-year position

* Clerk - one-year position

* Treasurer - one-year position

* School Board - two three-year positions

The election for School District Officers will be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the lower level meeting room of the Grantham Town Building. Petitions for inclusion in the Grantham School District Warrant must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Petitions may be presented or delivered to the SAU Office.


Benefits for Davidís House

Eastman Community Association again plays host for two great events to benefit Davidís House.

The annual Chili Cook-Off will be held noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at The Center at Eastman. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Come taste many wonderful, homemade chili concoctions and vote for your favorite.

The inaugural Eastman Loppet for David's House will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 from the Eastman Cross Country Center. Reduced pledge amounts are being offered now for anyone who pre-registers before Feb.10. Click this link for complete details.

Contact Eastman Recreation for more information on either event, 863-6772.



ē Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ē The Grantham Food Pantry at 65 Roses in Rum Brook Plaza is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit or call Caitlin at 603-361-2604. Donations of non-perishable food, toiletry and baby items can be dropped off at the Dunbar Free Library, Grantham Town Hall and Eastmanís South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

ē Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library are held each week at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for children 3 and younger, and 10 a.m. Thursdays for children 4 and older. An adult chaperone is required.

ē Men and women interested in playing basketball can come to Grantham Village School every Sunday (except holidays) for free fun and exercise. Womenís pick-up ball is from 5 to 7 p.m.; menís, 7 to 9 p.m. The men have a strong group kicking off the season; women interested should contact Susan Martin at 863-9094 to let her know you are attending.

ē Zumba Fitness with instructor Angie Shonts is 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Grantham Village School. Wear comfortable clothes and bring clean workout shoes and water. The first two classes are free. For more information, contact Shonts at 704-214-2271 or


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