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Lorie McClory

May 12, 2012

Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit on Mother's Day for Carrie and Elizabeth Swensen by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen, and Naomi Sanborn.  

Music at The Center

Classic rock by Sean Wyatt is next at the Fix @ 6 at the Tavern from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11 at The Center at Eastman. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

Fix @ 6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. For the remainder of May, the ever-popular Brooks Hubbard returns May 18 (6-8 p.m.) and Mark & Debbie Bond May 25 (7-10 p.m.).

Grantham DI raising funds to go to Global competition

Grantham Village School’s Destination Imagination team is raising funds to help pay for its trip to Tennessee for Global competition. Please help them out by attending the following fundraisers.

* Car Wash: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 12 at the Grantham Fire Department (rain date: May 19)

* Tickets to June 9 Fisher Cats game: The team is selling tickets for the 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 9 NH-DI night with the Fisher Cats (vs. Bowie Baysox) at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Tickets are $10 each and the DI team gets $4 of each ticket sold. Ticket orders and payment must be received by Thursday, May 3. Cash or checks made out to "Grantham Village School – DI" will be accepted. The team will deliver the tickets to you prior to the game. Contact Laurie Hanks ( or 863-1239) to purchase tickets.

Revels North is holding Summer Solstice Chorus

Weekly rehearsals for adults are held 6:30-9:30 each Monday beginning May 14; and for children, 4:30-5:30 each Monday beginning May 21. (No rehearsal May 28.) $20 fee per participant. More details and registration available at

Clark speaks at Friends meeting

Plan to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 with speaker Edie Clark, New Hampshire history and food author, who will talk on "New England: Myth or Reality." For a description of the program, visit the New Hampshire Humanities Council website

Ride of Silence

Bicyclists are invited to participate in the Ride of Silence beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 from the Park & Ride on Route 10. Join Eastman Recreation in this 8.5-mile, round-trip, silent bike ride to honor cyclists who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Helmets are required. Grantham and Croydon police will escort the event. For more information about the local event, contact Recreation at 863-6772; for information on this world-wide event, visit

Improv group at Bistro

The Destination Imagination improv group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at The Center at Eastman. This local team has won a spot to complete in the Global DI competition in Knoxville, Tenn. later this month. Come see their performance before they take it on the road. The team includes Eastman Members Geoffrey Blike (grade 11); Gavin Morgan and Gergana Alteva (grade 10); Julia Blike (grade 9); and Lebanon resident Ethan Ticehurst (grade 10). All welcome and no charge.

Family Dinner Night at Bistro

Change in dinner plans. Wednesdays are usually two for $38 dinner night at Bistro Nouveau at The Center, but in honor of the DI performance (see above), it will be Family Dinner Night on Wednesday, May 16. Enjoy chicken parmesan, pasta, caesar salad and garlic bread served family style. Cost is $14.99/adult and $8.99 children 12 and younger Reservations at 863-8000.

Women Who Make a Difference luncheon

The 13th annual Women Who Make a Difference luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Ware Campus Center at Colby-Sawyer College, New London. The guest speaker will be Nancy Sporborg, author of It’s Not About the Hike and creator of the Keene Pumpkin Festival. But the real draw is the presentation of the 2012 Woman Who Makes a Difference and High School Woman Who Makes a Difference awards. (Grantham’s Laurie Field was one of the first recipients!)

Cost is $40 per ticket, with proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Program of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Tickets typically sell out, so call 526-4077 to reserve your seats soon.

Stompers to perform at AIL meeting

The 13th annual Adventures in Learning thirteenth meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Sawyer Fine Arts Center, Colby-Sawyer College. There will be a photo retrospective by Maureen Rosen, a performance by the Granite State Stompers (including Grantham’s Alden Keyser and Bill Zimmerman), and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The event is open to the public as well as AIL members, but reservations are required. Please contact Janet St. Laurent by May 10 at 526-3690 or

Plant sale May 19

The Grantham Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale will begin at 9 a.m. May 19 in the lower level at the Grantham Town Hall. The proceeds from this rain-or-shine event go to the club’s scholarship fund. Get there early for best selection. It sells out quickly!

Classicopia offers DIVA

"DIVA" featuring opera arias, lieder, show and jazz tunes with soprano Elizabeth Roberts and Pianist Dan Weiser begins at 7:30 p.m. May 19 in the Draper Room Center at The Center at Eastman. Adults $20; children 18 and younger free.

Health fair and bike rodeo

Grantham’s Get Fit Health Fair and Bike Rodeo will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Grantham Village School. Come visit local exhibitors representing a variety of businesses in the health and fitness field, blood pressure screening, samples, demonstrations and giveaways. Enjoy fun activities and learn about bicycle safety.

Bring your bike from 10 to 11 to the G.V.S. parking lot and travel your way through our obstacle course. Register your ride with the Grantham P.D., learn safety skills, visit the "decorate your bike" station and receive free gifts and prizes.

Questions? Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or



"So Easy to Preserve" will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Fellowship Church in Charlestown. Topics include how to use pressure canners, basic freezing/canning and up-to-date canning recipes. Pre-register for this free program by contacting Teresa Lock at or 787-6944.More information at

Concord Coach is topic of meeting

The Grantham Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, May 24 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall. A potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m.; bring a dish to share. Beginning at 7, Peter James will discuss Concord Coach & the History of the Abbot & Downing Co. The program is free and open to all.

Tag sale at MVCS

The Annual Tag Sale at Mid Vermont Christian School will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 25 and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the high school gym, just off Route 4 in Quechee, Vt. All proceeds benefit the school, which is attended by several Grantham children.

Fundraisers continue for Perriello children

A fundraising dance, raffle and silent auction will be held 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at The Center at Eastman, featuring DJ Music to Your Ears. Cost is $10/person; only 21 years and older admitted. If you have something you’d like to donate, please contact Bistro, 863-8000.

A benefit walk-a-thon and yard sale will be held at Lebanon High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9. There will be live music and other activities. Pre-registration is $17; day of event admission is $20. Price includes T-shirt. More details may be posted here as the events get closer.

A benefit car show will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Thermadyne, 82 Benning St., West Lebanon. Judging begins at 1 p.m. There will be music by DJs, food for sale, raffles and more. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, race cars, Hoopties are all invited. Minimum $10/vehicle to register. Prizes for top three in every class. More details at

A trust fund account has been set up for the children of Natalie and James Perriello and donations can be made at any Lake Sunapee Bank.

Scholarships have been set up at Lebanon and Mascoma high schools in Natalie Perriello’s name. Donations may be sent to LHS, c/o Nan Parsons, 195 Hanover St., Lebanon, NH 03766, or Mascoma Valley Regional School District, c/o Business Manager, PO Box 789, Enfield, NH 03748.

Lebanon High School is accepting donations of stuffed animals that will be given to organizations that deal with young victims of violence.

There is also an on-line donation website available:

Grantham Town Wide Yard Sale

Got stuff to sell or looking for something to buy?? Don’t miss Grantham’s Town Wide Yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Sales are all around town and inside the town hall. Maps of sales and restrooms locations are available at the town hall.

Contact Laurie Field 863-9143 or to place your location on the map. For those who would like to be centrally located, space is available inside the Grantham Town Hall for $5 per table or outside the town hall for free.

Tournament to benefit veterans

The Second Annual Veterans Benefit Golf Tournament will begin at 11:30 A.M. June 23 at Eastman Golf Links. Cost is $100 per person and includes golf, cart, lunch and participation in all three Hole-in-One chances on the course. Prizes will be awarded for top three team scores. Please make checks out and mail to: The Home Depot 3408 Associate Committee, 451 Washington St., Claremont, NH 03743. Contact Kevin Jones at 863-1755 for more information.


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

• The library trustees are looking for people interested in helping to raise funds for the Dunbar Free Library building expansion project. If interested, please contact any of the trustees: Susan Mellow, Ed Jenik, Wendi Grant, Kevin Hughes or Lorie McClory; or stop in at the library and leave your name and contact information.

• 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

• Spring brings baseball and softball to Grantham. Games begin in early May for children in grades K-6. Please support your favorite local team. Game schedules will be posted on the Grantham Athletics webpage shortly.

• 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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