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May 8, 2009

Remember Mom

The annual Mother's Day breakfast buffet will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. May 10 at the Grantham Town Hall. Cost is $8/adults, $4/child 6-11, and free for children 5 and younger. Sausage, orange juice, coffee, egg dishes, pancakes, sausage and gravy on biscuits, home fries, corn beef hash, fruit, breads and muffins, plus a flower for every mom. I'm full already!


Yankee Humor May 12

Storyteller extraordinaire Rebecca Rule will be in town twice in May for two different programs. 

The Friends of the Dunbar Free Library and the NH Humanities Council present "That Reminds Me of a Story: Yankee Humor and the New England Storytelling Tradition" at 7 p.m. May 12. Refreshments will be served. Call 863-2172 for more information. This is part of the Friends annual meeting.

Rule will be back in Grantham at 7 p.m. May 21 for the Grantham Historical Society's annual meeting. There will be a covered dish supper at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:45, and Rule will share more stories at 7. Call 526-2740 for more information.

Both programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall.


Musicians at Bistro Nouveau

PJ Pacifico returns to Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman with his acoustical guitar and great voice from 6 to 9 p.m. May 15. He performs both originals and covers.

Perennial Upper Valley favorite Pete Merrigan will be at the Bistro the third Thursday of each month through September. Don't miss the first fun-filled night of your favorite tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. May 21. Call ahead for reservations, 863-8000.


Kids' fishing derby May 16

Sunapee Lion's Club will host the annual Kids' Fishing Derby from 8 to 11:30 a.m. May 16 at Jennings Pond (Lower Main Street in Sunapee). Open to children 12 and younger, bait will be provided and prizes awarded for the biggest tagged fish and others. Food and refreshments will be available.


Plant sale benefits scholarship fund

The Grantham Garden Club's annual plant sale of annuals, perennials and some vegetables begins at 9 a.m. May 16 at the Grantham Town Hall. There is no ending time because they close up when they sell out each year. Proceeds benefit the Grantham Garden Club Scholarship Fund to benefit a graduating high school student with an interest in horticulture. For more information, call 863.8163


Welcome Spring with song

The Eastmanaires concerts "Welcome Spring" will be held at The Center at Eastman beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 4 p.m. May 17. Donations are appreciated. For information, call 863-6423.


Photographic tour May 20

Take a photographic trip with Jeri and Craig Cohen to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Austral Summer 2009 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.


Calling all eaters...

You may not be a vegetarian, but that doesn't mean you can't belly up to the table for a night of great vegetarian food with the Vegetarian Dining Club. Bistro Nouveau hosts this monthly event again at 6 p.m. May 21. The three-course dinner is $25/person, which includes tax and gratuity; beverages are additional. For information or to RSVP, contact Carol Moses at 863-3263 or by May 16. Please mention any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.

Project Grad BBQ May 29

Don't miss this year's Lebanon High School Project Graduation BBQ from 5 to 8 p.m. May 29 at Colburn Park (Lebanon Common). Options include lobster, steak, ribs or chicken, all served with potato salad, corn on the cob, rolls and watermelon. There will also be a hot dog stand, bake good table, live music, a dunk booth, face painting and lots more family fun activities. A limited number of tickets will be available at the park, so try to get yours in advance from any Lebanon High junior or senior... there are LOTS of them in Grantham! For more information, contact Rita Broughall at 863-4477 or, or Lorie McClory at 863-0850 or


Grantham Town Wide Yard Sale

Done spring cleaning yet? Get the stuff you don't want anymore ready for the town wide yard sale on May 30. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., set-up at your house and get your location put on a map or be centrally located at the Grantham Town Hall. You can rent a table in the town hall for $5 or set-up outside for free. Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or to place your location on the map or reserve your table. It's free, and Our Town does all the advertising.


Walk NH begins June 1

The third annual Walk NH kick-off for Grantham will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 1 at The Center at Eastman. Walk NH is the project of Dr. Susan Lynch (Gov. Lynch's wife), whose goal is a healthier, happier, more fit population. The goal is to walk the 70 miles (the width of NH) or 190 miles (the length) between June and September. For more information, visit


Golf tournament to benefit Class of 2010

Attention ladies, men and juniors: the Lebanon High School Class of 2010 will hold a golf tournament at Carter Country Club on June 7. Cost is $30/person for nine holes, barbecue and prizes; $8 to come for the barbecue only. Registration is at 3:30 p.m.; five-somes tee off at 4.

The class is also looking for prize and raffle donations, hole and barbecue sponsors and more. For more information or to sign up, contact Joy or Don Gobin at 863-6725 or



Anyone interested in helping with or who has ideas for Old Home Day 2009 (Saturday, July 4) should contact Laurie Field as soon as possible: or 863-9143.

Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

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.

Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

Adult volleyball at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Grantham Village School gym (Len Angelli at 603-398-4025 or

Adult basketball at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Grantham Village School gym (Keith Grohbrugge at

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