Grantham
Lorie McClory

June 7, 2012

 

Music at The Center

Wayne Caney makes his Bistro debut during the Fix @ 6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 8. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

Fix @ 6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Brooks Hubbard returns June 15 and Carlos Ocasia (of Frydaddy) debuts June 22.

Car wash to benefit student ambassador

A benefit car wash will be held at the Grantham Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9 to support Wolf Tillotson, who was chosen to participate in this year’s People to People Student Ambassador program.

Summer soccer for preschoolers and toddlers

This volunteer program is in its 8th year of operation and focuses on developing soccer skills through fun activities. Older groups scrimmage, but there are no games. Soccer will be Thursdays from 5-5:45 p.m. June 21-Aug. 16. There are 4 "teams" and each child is typically placed with their future school peers. We strive to have 2 coaches per team; volunteer coaches, assistants and substitutes are needed to keep the program running.

There is a $5 administration fee per child. Registration is 4-6 p.m. Monday, June 11 at the Grantham Rec fields, or you can mail in your registration by June 13.  Forms can be found at town hall, around town at various locations, or e-mail jessduryeeSLP@gmail.com for a form or more information.

Community luncheon June 12

The monthly community luncheon begins at noon June 12 in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church and is open to everyone.

Humane society holds supply drive

The Upper Valley Humane Society is holding a supply drive in June at both Grantham Town Hall and the Eastman South Cove Activity Center. Items most appreciated include cat & dog toys, peanut butter, wet dog food, bleach,fabric softener sheets,laundry & dishwasher detergent, paper towels and garbage bags (30- and 50-gallon size). For more items, visit UVHS website: www.uvhs.org.

Zumba to change locations

Zumba Fitness with instructor Angie Shonts will change times and venue beginning Tuesday, June 12. Classes will then be taught at Grantham Greenway, across from the main Eastman entrance. Class times will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each class is $5, but you can buy an class card for multiple classes at a discount. Wear comfortable clothes and bring clean workout shoes and water. For more information, contact Shonts at 704-214-2271 or shonts@comcast.net.

Wine tasting dinner at Bistro

The Wine Tasting Group of Eastman is hosting "A wine journey down the West Coast" beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at Bistro Nouveau. Deadline to sign up is June 15. Cost is $55/person, including tax and gratuity. Mailed reservations must be received by June 15 at PO Box 1715, Grantham, NH 03753. For information, call Drew Nelson, 863-6430, or Bob Koester, 863-7378.

Eat at Bistro Nouveau and help fight cancer

Dine at Bistro Nouveau on the evening of Saturday, June 16 and help fight cancer! That night, Bistro Nouveau is generously donating a portion of its dinner proceeds to support the Grantham Mountaineers Prouty Team’s fundraising efforts. Grab your family and friends, enjoy a great meal and good company, and help raise money for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Make reservations at 863-8000.

Father-Daughter Dance June 16

The annual Father-Daughter Dance will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Grantham Town Hall. Each father will receive a complimentary photo to remember the night. Every daughter will be presented with a flower when she comes through the door. The evening also includes hot and cold refreshments and an ice-cream social. The cost is $20 pre-registration per couple; $25 at the door. Each additional daughter is $5. Please RSVP by June 9th. Forms can be found at www.granthamnh.net/activities.

Registration open for Children’s Stage Adventures

For the fourth consecutive year, Grantham Village School is hosting a live theater company: Children’s Stage Adventures. This year will be Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Performances are 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 29 in the school gym.

This camp is open to children of all ages to learn about theater and perform. More details to follow.

Bach on guitar? Yup, and Gershwin, too

Guitarists Gerry Putnam and Tom Pirozzoli play Bach to Beatles and Brubeck to Gershwin in their highly original take on popular jazz, classical and folk music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at the Center at Eastman. All welcome and no charge.

Summer Reading Program begins June 20

"Dream Big, Read!" is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program at Dunbar Free Library, and the kickoff event is "Stars & Constellations" Wednesday, June 20 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Recreation Park off Route 10 South. (Note: The target audience is 5 years and older as this program will go late). The Grantham Recreation Department will provide refreshments. The program, presented by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, will give you the opportunity to learn about the stars, constellations, telescopes and binoculars. Viewing telescopes will be available or you can bring your own.

This is the first of many fabulous programs for all ages being held this summer. Keep your eyes open for more!

Classicopia returns to tango

Classicopia presents "Three to Tango" with violinist Omar Chen Guey, cellist Alexei Gonzales and pianist Daniel Weiser beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Center at Eastman. Admission is $20 for adults; free for children 18 and younger. Everyone is welcome.

ECA looking for administrative assistant

Eastman Community Association is hiring a temporary, 30-hour/week administrative assistant (possibility of permanent position) for the ECA Office. Candidate must have strong people, communication and organizational skills; be computer proficient, particularly with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Access helpful); website maintenance experience a plus. Send cover letter and resume by June 15 to info@eastmannh.org. You can also request a job description at that address.

Old Home Day: Farm & Garden

Old Home Day is Wednesday, July 4, and this year’s parade theme is Farm and Garden. The parade, which begins at 11 a.m., is open to anyone who would like to build a float, ride a bike, walk in or show their vehicle in the parade. To participate, contact Laurie Field at field83@comcast.net or 863-9143.

Old Home Day is looking for anyone in the farm and garden business who would like to promote or sell what they do under the Grantham Chamber of Commerce tent. This year's tent will house farmers market vendors as well.

Also, Laurie is in need of people to park cars, set -up tables and chairs, and clean up. Please contact her at the above email or telephone number.

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.

Volunteer opportunities

The town doesn’t only run on paid staff and elected officials. Many committees are populated by appointed volunteers. The town is currently seeking members for the Capital Improvement Program Committee. If interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office, 863-6021.

Transportation rep needed

Grantham is in need of a representative to serve on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission. The purpose of the committee is to provide technical advice and policy recommendations regarding transportation planning issues. It helps prioritize transportation projects within the region and write the regional transportation plan. Anyone interested in serving in this capacity should contact Town Administrator Melissa White at 863-6021 or mwhite@granthamnh.net.

Lebanon Crew looks for Prouty donations

Lebanon Crew is participating in the Prouty this year. For every individual donation made to the Friends of Lebanon Crew for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Chicago Soft, Ltd. will make a matching donation (up to $500) to Lebanon Crew. If you would like to make a donation to Friends of Lebanon Crew’s Prouty team, use the link below. You can make it as a general team donation or choose a team member that you know. More here.

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.

Kearsarge COA ORFS wins award

The Kearsage Area Council on Aging’s Outdoor Recreation for Seniors Group (ORFS) has won the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health. ORFS, the volunteer-led outdoor recreation program, is recognized, among all senior organizations in New Hampshire, for its inclusion and participation of seniors with diverse interests and capabilities, and for its focus on wellness, prevention, and health. This very popular COA program includes: hiking, snowshoeing, ski-snowshoe-hike combination, golf-hike combination, kayaking, water sports, canoe-hike combination, campout weekends, and biking.

ORFS serves the senior population residing in the towns of Andover, Danbury, Grantham, Newbury, New London, Sunapee, Sutton, Springfield, and Wilmot. For more information, contact the KACOA at 526-6368.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

 

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