Grantham
Lorie McClory

May 27, 2012

 Music at The Center

Don’t miss the amazing Mark & Debbie Bond during the Fix @ 6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 25. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

Fix @ 6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Jason Cann returns June 1 and Waynne Canney makes his Bistro debut June 8.

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.

Lebanon Crew holds yard sale and looks for Prouty donations

Please come to the Lebanon Crew Multi-Family Indoor Yard & Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Northern Stage - Miller Building, 76 Gates Street, White River Junction, Vt. Items for sale include toys, sporting equipment, housewares, delicious baked goods, and more! All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Lebanon Crew Prouty Team.

Also, as part of the Prouty team fundraising, Chicago Soft, Ltd. will match each individual donation (up to $500) to the Friends of Lebanon Crew Prouty Team to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and also make a donation to the Friends of Lebanon Crew to support crew!

If you would like to make a donation to Friends of Lebanon Crew’s Prouty team, use the following link. You can make it as a general team donation or choose a team member that you know. Remember, your donation will be matched and a separate donation will be made to Lebanon Crew. Click here

The Lebanon Crew team is a volunteer organization in conjunction with the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation that provides the opportunity for teens on both sides of the river to learn and experience crew through practices and team competitions. Several Grantham students are involved with Lebanon Crew. Please show them your support.

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 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 www.facebook.com/events/322375814501055/.

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 as the events get closer.

Town closings for Memorial Day

All town offices, the transfer station and library are closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Custodian position open

The Town of Grantham is seeking a part-time building custodian.  Basic duties include cleaning the town hall meeting room and kitchen area, interior painting, general building maintenance and snow shoveling. Evenings and weekends a must. Pay range $13-$17, dependent on qualifications.

 Applicant must have a valid driver's license, pass a pre-employment criminal background check, drug and alcohol screening and be able to lift 75 pounds.

 Job description and applications are available at the Selectmen's Office and on our website at www.granthamnh.net/jobs. To apply, send completed application to Town of Grantham, Attention Melissa White, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753.

Storytimes end May 30/31 until Summer Reading Program begins

Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library will be held for the last time this spring at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 for children 3 and younger, and 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31 for children 4 and older. An adult chaperone is required.

Christmas Revels hold auditions

The Christmas Revels, An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice, will hold rehearsals as follows:

Wednesday, May 30 - United Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Adults & Teens: Chorus 5-6:30 p.m.; Dance 6-7 p.m.; Acting 7-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 3 - Tracy Hall, Norwich, Vt.: Children 1-3 p.m.; Adults & Teens: Dance 3-4 p.m.; Chorus 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Acting 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Jean MacDonald, production manager, at jean.revels@gmail.com.

Registration for Adventures in Learning Courses

Registration for Colby-Sawyer’s Adventures in Learning summer courses has begun; it ends July 3. AIL is an enriching, learning experience for those with a vigorous interest in the world of ideas and who wish to continue their intellectual growth in an informal setting. To view the summer course offerings and to register online go to www.colby-sawyer.edu/adventures. For more information or to request a catalog, call Janet St. Laurent at 526-3690.

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 field83@comcast.net 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.

Community food events

Each of the following events is held in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church and is open to everyone

The monthly community potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. June 2.

The monthly community luncheon begins at noon June 12.

A Capella featured June 3

The 10th Annual a Cappella Showcase will be held at Lebanon Opera House at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3. This fundraiser for the LOH was established by Grantham resident Dan Signor, director of choral music at Lebanon Junior High and High schools.

Many Grantham residents will be featured in the show, which attracts a cappella singers of all styles from all over New Hampshire and Vermont. Local groups performing include Harmony Night (the multi-generational community a cappella chorus directed by Signor, his wife, Gaye LaCasce, and daughter, Alexa Beal, and includes many Grantham-ites!); Lebanon school groups Treblemakers, Showtime, Superlatives, Sha Na Na and LHS Chorus; and many other local groups such as the North Country Chordsmen, The Honeymooners, Ompompamusic and Zazzle. Tickets are available through the Lebanon Opera House box office at www.lebanonoperahouse.org, and all proceeds are donated to LOH.

Supervisors hold session for voter registration and changes

The Grantham Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 for additions or corrections to the voter checklist. This session is the last opportunity for voters already registered to change or declare a party affiliation. Only undeclared voters may declare a party on primary election day. Voters registered as Democrat or Republican must take their party ballot.

Stompers come back to The Center

Plan to attend a great evening of traditionally styled jazz with the Granite State Stompers, including Grantham residents Bill Zimmerman and Alden Keyser, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at The Center at Eastman. All welcome and no charge.

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.

Reminders

• 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 www.granthamfoodpantry.org 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 and Grantham Town Hall. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

• 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 shonts@comcast.net. Change in location and class times coming soon!

• 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 www.TheProuty.org and follow the instructions, or contact Susan Mattson at 863-0746 or susancmattson@gmail.com; or Merle Schotanus at 863-2293 or schot@comcast.net.

 

 

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