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Updated April 9
April 5, 2012


Friday, April 13, Town Hall lower level

9:30 a.m. Social
10:00 a.m. short business meeting
10:30 a.m. Program

Tom Petrin, owner of In the Garden Greenhouses and Gifts in Claremont, will show us how to plant all types of containers for decks and other outdoor spaces and how to use statuary appropriately. 

Tom will teach us how to plant annuals using a variety of containers such as pots, window boxes and hanging pots.

If you want to learn how to plant those jaw-dropping containers of beautiful flowers, then you won't want to miss this program. Tom has some fun surprises planned for participants.
Please bring any extra pots you may have to share for club members to use for their perennial plants for the plant sale.

Please remember the Food Shelf! 


Passes still available for April

The Dunbar Free Library still has a fair number of Museum of Fine Arts passes left that expire April 30, so why not make April 2012 your "Go visit the Art Museum" month? Each pass admits two people for $7 each (admission for adults is normally $20.00) and kids are free on weekends, after 3:30 daily and on Boston school holidays.

Most of the Science Museum passes are still available for April Break; only Wednesday is gone! These let people in for $7 each.

Get to the library fast so you don’t miss out!


Pizza Chef benefits GVS book program

Thank you everyone who came out to Pizza Chef Tuesday night and a special thank you goes out to Pizza Chef and Dimitri Dimakis for all of their support. With everyone’s help, $425 was raised for Books and Beyond the reading incentive program. As you may know, Books and Beyond didn't have enough books or funds to operate this year. This money will be used to purchase books so we can start up in the fall.


Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday, April 7 at the Grantham Village School. Bring your favorite basket and a camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. This is a rain or shine event.


Final JOSA of the season Easter, April 8

Vocalist Rebecca Parris closes the season on Jazz On a Sunday Afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8 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.

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


No fines during National Library Week

April 8-14 is National Library Week, and Dunbar Free Library is bringing back Fine Free National Library Week! If you’ve found a missing item but you’re afraid to bring it in because it’s been SOOO LOOONG, your salvation is here! Anything that comes back during National Library Week will have NO fine, nada, zilch, zero, no matter how overdue it was and how many there are.


Last week for walking club

The Community Walking Club in the Grantham Village School Gym daily from 7:30 to 8:10 a.m. ends April 13. It is open to all community as a free, safe, warm environment to get fit and visit. Please bring proper, indoor footwear to help insure the beauty of the floor.


Community Luncheon April 10

The community luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, April 10 in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone from any town is welcome.


Preserving photos and memories

Dunbar Free Library presents "What to do with a Lifetime of Photos and Memorabilia" beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the library. Topics will include important things to know about photo preservation, including the six enemies of photos (acid and other chemicals, light, corrosive particles and human carelessness); how to get started with photo organization; and traditional and digital scrapbooking options. The program is free and open to all, but is intended for adults.


Wednesday events feature drama and music

All of the following programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. They are free and open to the public.

April 11: Shaker Bridge Producer and Director Bill Coons and the two lead players of his current play, "Relatively Speaking," will demonstrate what a director does to make the dialogue fit the drama. Laughs and drama are expected.

April 18: The Eastman Ensemble, featuring residents Jane Sachs (flute), Vivian Dolkart (flute), Ken Dolkart (guitar), Mary Lou Schaefer (violin) and David Nierenberg (cello) will present a wonderful evening of music.

If you’d like to have dinner before, make reservations at Bistro Nouveau; Wednesday night is 2 for $38. Reservations at 863-8000.


Delicious event in WRJ, Vt.

Don’t miss the annual Flavors of the Valley at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Sample lots of local food items, meet local farmers and chefs, and buy their products. About 50 vendors will provide treats and offer products for sale such as plant starts, produce, value added products and CSA farm shares. Cost is $8 per person; children 6 and younger free; $25 maximum per family. Bring your own plate, cup, and napkin along with a checkbook or cash for purchases.


Bridge Adventure coming to town

If you are a bridge player who is interested in a fun week devoted to improving your game, no matter your current playing level, then this is something you won’t want to miss. The week-long "Bridge Adventure" will be held at The Center at Eastman from April 16 to 20. Each day will include a 2.5-hour presentation in the morning, a lunch buffet from Bistro Nouveau, and followed a 2.5-hour playing session in the afternoon, with instruction and analysis of both the bid and the play of each hand. You do not need a partner. If you have a scheduling conflict, you can always miss a session. There will be printed material for you covering each day’s lesson.

Checks can be made out to ECA and sent to PO Box 53. Grantham, NH 03753. View complete details now. Contact Jane Verdrager for more information or to register.


Grantham Get Fit 3K Run/Walk

The Grantham Village School Wellness Committee, in conjunction with New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) and Millennium Running, invites you to run or walk with members of our community in the Grantham Get Fit 3K Run/Walk beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28. The out-and-back course is just under two miles long and begins behind Grantham Town Hall. Then, join us for a post-race celebration at GVS for awards and refreshments!

Cost is $10 per adult and $7 per child 12 and younger. The first 200 registrants get a Grantham Get Fit tech hat! Race day registration will be accepted by personal check or cash from 8:30 to 9:45. No entries accepted after that time. For more information and online registration, visit and click on Grantham Get Fit.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Mortimer at Grantham Village School, 863-1681 ext. 54.

Let’s promote health and wellness together!


Plan ahead for Friends of DFL meeting

It may be a bit early, but don’t forget to mark your calendar for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library beginning at 7 p.m. May 15. In addition to taking care of business, the incredibly popular Edie Clark, NH history and food author, will talk on "New England: Myth or Reality." For a description of the program, visit the New Hampshire Humanities Council website



• All roads in Grantham and Eastman are posted for 6 tons until further notice.

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

• 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 Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

• 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.

• Zumba Fitness with instructor Angie Shonts is 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Grantham Village School gym. $5/class with 10% of proceeds going to GVS. Wear comfortable clothes and bring clean workout shoes and water. For more information, contact Shonts at 704-214-2271 or

• The Grantham/New London Co-Ed Softball League is recruiting teams for play on Sundays starting in May at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road. To enter a team or get more info, email Dave Armstrong at

• The Grantham Mountaineers Prouty Team is now recruiting cyclists, walkers and rowers to participate in the 31st annual Prouty and Prouty Ultimate Friday and Saturday, July 13-14 in Hanover. Participants can cycle, walk or row the Prouty. It is not a race. If you enjoy any of these activities, mark your calendar and join the fun! To join our team, visit the Prouty website at and follow the instructions, or contact Susan Mattson at 863-0746 or; or Merle Schotanus at 863-2293 or



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