Community dinner to benefit Haiti Saturday
Haiti’s homeless are facing another weather disaster: it’s the rainy season and everything is turning to mud. You can help.
A public supper and concert are being held tomorrow, Saturday, April 10 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. You don’t need to attend both. The supper begins at 5:30 p.m.; the concert at 7. Donations will to go to the Haiti Project. Everyone is welcome.
School Board meets April 12
The next school board meeting is 6:30 p.m. April 12 in the Jerry Whitney Conference Room at Grantham Town Hall.
Lunch Bunch munch
The Lunch Bunch community luncheon will be held at noon April 13 at the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. Donations are accepted.
Calling all current and future gardeners
The Grantham Garden Club invites everyone to its next meeting entitled "Gardening for the Future: a Checklist for Thoughtful Gardeners." It begins at 10:30 a.m. April 16 at Grantham Town Hall. For more information, call 603-863-8163.
The Romantic Cello April 16
Reserve April 16 for a wonderful evening of music. Classicopia is performing a program entitled "The Romantic Cello," featuring cellist Patrick Owen and pianist Dan Weiser with music by Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door. There is no charge for those 18 years or younger.
Park & Ride landscaping receives grants
The Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce has received grants toward the Park & Ride landscaping project. A matching grant of $1,500 has come from the Eastman Charitable Foundation, a $100 donation from the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, and a $100 anonymous donation. That means the chamber is only $250 away from being able to utilize the matching grant. Once that is in place, they are only $2,000 away from their goal.
If you’d like to donate, please mail your check to: Park & Ride Tree Project, Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1340, Grantham, NH, 03753. If you wish, include your name and mailing address so that they may acknowledge your donation. Contact Dan Foster at 863-1839 for more information.
Blood pressure and foot clinic
Blood pressure and foot clinic with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurses and Hospice will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Grantham Town Hall. Free blood pressure screenings. Basic toenail care – a soak, trim, file, clean and lotion – is $20, unless you have diabetes. In that case, the cost is $25 and you will need a doctor’s order for the foot care. Call 526-4077 to schedule a time.
Flavors of the Valley features locally grown and made
Sample delicious local foods and celebrate spring at Vital Communities’ 9th annual Flavors of the Valley from 2 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt. This is the Upper Valley’s premier tasting, informational and buying event for locally grown foods, with over 50 farms, restaurants, grocers and non-profit organizations sampling and selling a range of local products including meats and poultry, produce, sweeteners, dairy, and prepared foods.
Flavors of the Valley is organized by Valley Food & Farm, a program of Vital Communities. Visit the website for directions and list of vendors: www.vitalcommunities.org.
Musical performance April 23
Camerata New England will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Lebanon Opera House. The program includes The Spirit of Russia Variations on a Theme by Tschaikovsky (Anton Arensky); Chamber Symphony Opus 110 A (Dmitri Shostakovitch); Piece for Young Instrumentalists with 20 young string players; Two Pieces for String Orchestra (Nikolai Myaskovsky); and Serenade (Pyotr Tchaikovsky).
Tickets are on sale at www.lebanonoperahouse.org or by calling 448-0400.
The Ice Out Chowda Suppa will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 25 at South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. If you don’t like chowder, have macaroni & cheese instead. Reservations are recommended. Call Bev Woodhouse at 863-7646 or Ebba McArt at 863-9525. Ice Out Contest winners will be announced. Proceeds support the Eastman Charitable Foundation for the protection of the greater Grantham watershed.
Steve Taylor comes to Grantham
"Cows and Communities: How the Lowly Bovine Has Nurtured New Hampshire through Four Centuries" will be presented by Steve Taylor, former New Hampshire agriculture commissioner, beginning at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Grantham Town Hall.
The free, public program is hosted by the Dunbar Free Library and sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library: 863-2172 or www.dunbarlibrary.org.
Walk to stop domestic violence
A group of Grantham residents will be walking in the upcoming Turning Points Network 5K Walk-a-Thon and would like people to join them. The event begins at 10 a.m. May 8 at the Claremont Middle School.
Turning Points Network – formerly Women’s Supportive Services – works to end domestic violence in Sullivan County. You can help by signing up to talk or sponsoring other walkers. More information at www.freetosoar.org.
The Grantham contact is Milly Dunfey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-9248
Grantham Mountaineers join Prouty
The newly formed "Grantham Mountaineers"- Hiker and Biker Prouty Team- is now recruiting cyclists and walkers for the 29th annual Prouty Century Bike Ride and Challenge Walk.
Established in 2008 by the Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, Grantham’s Outdoor Recreation Club since 1974, the Prouty campaign is the BMSD summer companion to its winter Easter Seals fundraising campaign. The team will again be co-captained by Merle Schotanus and Mary O’Rourke. Our 14-member team raised over $7,500.00 last year and has set its goals this year to recruit at least 25 members and to raise over $10,000 for cancer research and patient support at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Mark your calendar for July 9 and 10, and join the fun!! To join the Grantham Mountaineers, contact Merle Schotanus at 863-2293 or email@example.com; or Mary O’Rourke at 863-4197 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; or go directly to the Prouty website at www.Prouty.org and follow the instructions to join the team.
DFL book delivery
For those who are homebound, Dunbar Free Library offers book delivery service. Just call the library and let them know what you want. There is a program through the state for free mail delivery as well, and now a new program allowing handicapped individuals free downloadable audiobooks. Call us for more information, 863-2172.
To receive announcements of programs and new books via e-mail, send a request to email@example.com.
• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.
• Existing dog licenses expire on April 30. Renew or get new ones at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours. For more information, call 603-863-5608.
• Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for babies and toddlers with an adult, and at 10 a.m. Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult. NOTE: No Storytime the week of April 21 due to school vacation.
• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.
• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations are brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.
• Burn permits are now required for any outdoor burning. For a permit application, visit www.granthamnh.net. Click on departments, click on fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to download.
• Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates and more.
Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let your neighbors know what’s going on.
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