The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit Feb. 20 in memory of Arnold Swensen by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen, and Mrs. Naomi Sanborn; and on Feb. 27 in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Dunbar by Joey Holmes.
Free education and support for families affected by mental illness
Family to Family helps family members and friends gain a greater understanding of mental illness, cope better, worry less and feel newly empowered to advocate for better treatment and services for their loved one. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness(www.naminh.org) and the Upper Valley Affiliate of NAMI-NH, this series will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 11 through April 29 in Lebanon. Registration is required. Contact Monique at 558-0774 or Donna at 863-2621.
Fundraising to begin for library addition
Wendi Grant and Lorie McClory invite everyone to a library addition fundraising brainstorming session beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the library. In addition, we will try to organize some ideas already submitted, including a road race, a town-wide solicitation mailing, and a penny drive to involve the younger library users. Please come with ideas and open minds. If you can’t attend, please contact Lorie at 863-0850 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songs for a Winter Evening
Pianist and Grantham resident Joe Henderson and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Hansen will perform "Songs for a Winter Afternoon: Lieder of Robert Schumann and Eric Korngold" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at The Center at Eastman. Enjoy dinner before the concert by making reservations at the Bistro Nouveau, 863-8000. All welcome and no charge.
Smart investing workshop Feb. 20; RSVP deadline Feb. 14
Bistro Nouveau, in conjunction with Stifel Nicolaus, invites everyone to attend "Smart Investing: How Basic Charts May Help Your Portfolio" beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at The Center at Eastman.
The program with Gary Paquette, senior vice president investments, and Jason Paquette, financial adviser, will focus on point and figure charts, how to use charts to invest with the current trend and why charts might be helpful in avoiding common investment mistakes. Includes dinner. RSVP to Greg Kerr by Feb. 14 at 526-8130.
Brooks Hubbard returns for night of music
Bistro Nouveau presents Brooks Hubbard from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb.15 in the Tavern at The Center at Eastman. No cover, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.
Ski, snowshoe or listen to music to benefit David’s House
The 2nd Annual Loppet for David's House will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 with events for skiers, snowshoers and music lovers.
Outdoor events: Start times between 9 a.m. and noon with minimum pledges required: $50/adult; $15/child; $125/family. Participants who raise a minimum of $300.78 will receive a Skida fleece-lined Nordic hat and commemorative pin. Complete details and registration atwww.davids-house.org/loppet.
Sponsors for participants can also pledge atwww.davids-house.org/loppet. Make a general donation or find someone to sponsor.
Music loversare welcome to make a $10/person donation and come to The Center at Eastman for food and entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. with The Duffys. They’ll be followed by Grantham’s favorite pianist John Lovejoy at noon (ranging from Big Band to current to music from the 50s, 60s and 70s); Second Wind at 1 p.m. (current pop and classic folk/rock), and Jandee Lee Porter Band from 2 to 4 p.m. (country).
Community dinner benefits Haiti mission project
The Grantham United Methodist Church will host a community dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in the church hall. Donations will be accepted for the Lebanon United Methodist Church Haiti Mission Project. For more information, email@example.com.
NEHSA cross country and snowshoe lessons rescheduled
The New England Handicapped Sports Association will offer individual adaptive or group family lessons in cross country skiing or snowshoeing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Eastman Cross Country Center. Contact NEHSA, 763-9158 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Billy Novick comes to JOSA
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon continues its 21st year Sunday, Feb. 24 with clarinet and sax player Billy Novick.
The program runs from 4 to 7 p.m.; doors open at 3. Tickets are $18/adult; $16/senior or student (62 and older or 17 and younger). Reservations are recommended by contacting the Wightsteeple Box Office at 763-8732 email@example.com. For reservations after 2 p.m. the day of the show, call Bistro Nouveau at 863-8000. Visit www.josajazz.com for a schedule and complete details on season passes and tickets to individual performances. Bistro menu and full bar available.
The next performance will be March 10 with vocalist Kathy Kosins (www.kathykosins.com).
Travelogue to Holland Feb. 27
Town and school meeting information
The filing period for town and school offices has ended. The school district has reported that the following people have filed to run:
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A Meet the Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the lower level meeting room at Grantham Town Hall.
The annual school meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the school gym (bad weather date: Thursday, March 7). Election of Town and School Officers will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Town Meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Town Hall. The Town Clerk’s Office will close at 4 p.m.; there will be no evening hours.
Kearsarge Magazine holding photo contest
Kearsarge Magazine is holding its first photo contest, with a deadline of April 1. For complete details and rules, visitwww.kearsargemagazine.com.
"Forever Locked Moose" on exhibit at Springfield Rest Area
In partnership with New Hampshire Fish & Game, the "Forever Locked Moose" exhibit is now on display at the I-89 northbound Springfield Rest Area from now until April. The life-size taxidermy exhibit depicts two adult bull moose with permanently locked antlers.
On October 9, 2003, New London resident Ray Deragon discovered the remains of the moose in nearby Gile State Forest. He contacted Conservation Officer John Wimsatt who inspected the scene and the two developed the project after an extensive fundraising campaign and countless hours of volunteer work. More infowww.foreverlockedmoose.com.
Golf open house rescheduled to March 2
Get ready for golf season at Eastman Golf Links Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at The Center at Eastman. Get a look at just-released Taylor Made Golf and Adams Golf equipment, get some instructional pointers from Golf Pro Mark Larrabee, get information on 2013 membership options and learn about the 2013 leagues and groups, and much more. There will be raffles and door prizes, too. Free to everyone.
Scholarship opportunity for youth volunteers
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is taking nominations for young volunteers (ages 6 to 18) who have made a difference in the community. Nominations must be submitted by people 21 or older; deadline March 15. For complete information, visitwww.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp
• Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime for ages up to 36 months is held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Storytime for ages 3-5 years is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Adults are required to attend with their children.
• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.
• CG Shepherd Realty collects coats year-round to be distributed to people in need. Drop off gently used coats at Shepherd’s Grantham office in Sawyer Brook Plaza, in the coat collections can, or in one of Shepherd’s Smart Cars when you see them parked around town.
• The morning walking program continues at Grantham Village School gym from 7:30 to 8 a.m. each morning that school is in session until April vacation. Participants must bring clean sneakers to wear while walking.
• The town always needs volunteers for its many boards including the Zoning Board, Planning Board and Capital Improvement Plan Committee. If you are interested in volunteering on any of these boards/committees, please contact Town Administrator Melissa White at 603-863-6021 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge every Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. $3/person. Everyone welcome regardless of experience. Arrive early to help set up.
• The Grantham Food Pantry is accepting donations at 65 Roses, Dunbar Free Library or Grantham Town Hall. The pantry at 65 Roses is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call Caitlin at 361-2604 or visitwww.granthamfoodpantry.org.
• Winter Parking Ordinance: No vehicle parking on any street or way or in a public parking lot within the Town of Grantham between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 1. Vehicles towed at owner’s expense and violators will be subject to a fine of $50.
• Town Winter Sand: The Town of Grantham will provide sand for all residents during the winter months. Sand is available for private use only and to be collected by private individuals. There shall be NO use of the sand facility by Commercial Sanding/Plow Operators. Sand is to be taken from the designated area and residents ARE NOT ALLOWED to remove sand from the Highway Department’s sand shed. If the designated area is empty please notify the Selectmen’s Office. Violators will be subject to a $25 fine.
• Street Obstruction Ordinance: No person shall deposit snow, ice or any other materials on any Class V town-maintained road or push snow or ice across the traveled surface of any Town of Grantham road. Violators will be subject to a $25 fine.