Grantham
Lorie McClory

June 22, 2012

 

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Music at The Center

Carlos Ocasia 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 22. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

The.Fix@6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Trent Larabee returns June 29 and Jason Cann continues the Independence Week celebration July 6.

Mom Prom June 23

The inaugural Natalie Perriello Mom Prom will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Grantham Town Hall. Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased at the door. Bring an appetizer to share. All proceeds go to the Natalie Perriello Scholarship and the Perriello Children’s Trust Fund. What to wear? Have fun and go tacky: prom dress, hair, make up, and jewelry… or just come as you are.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Reading Program: Dream Big, Read!

Weekly Storytime at Dunbar Free Library every Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. through July 18 (with the exception of July 4 and 5) at Dunbar Free Library; Wednesdays for ages 4 and younger; Thursdays for ages 5 through 9.

`Tweens (ages 9 and older only) can enjoy LEGO® & Pizza on Wednesday, June 27 and a campfire on Wednesday, July 18. Both are 6:30-8 p.m. in the library. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to the event.

Up All Night in New Hampshire, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 5 at Grantham Town Hall, Lower Level. Pre-registration is required for this event – limited to 50 participants. A museum educator will lead children ages 4 to 9 years as they study specimens such as owl talons, examine animal tracks, experiment with night vision, explore animal hearing and listen to nights sounds, smell scents from nature, dissect owl pellets and create an artsy owl.

Teens have their night as well, with Comic Drawing & Pizza, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in the library. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to the event.

Bedtime Story Hour, 7 p.m. Monday, July 30 & Monday, Aug. 27 at the library. Open to all ages. Bring Teddy, wear your pajamas and come listen to stories by Miss Dawn.

Musical performance cancelled

The musical program planned for Wednesday, June 27 at the Center at Eastman has been cancelled.

Golf tournament benefits Norris Cotton Cancer Center

The 29th Annual Eastman Benefit for Norris Cotton Cancer Center Classic Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 29 at Eastman Golf Links. The day includes golf, a BBQ lunch, after-golf party and prizes for $130/person. A fun event for a good cause! For information and registration, pick up a form in the Eastman Golf Shop or visit eastmannh.org/nc. Contact Polly Richard at 865-5281 or Claire Vogel at 863-5776 for information on sponsorships and Memory Blocks, or visit eastmannh.org/nc.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Children's Stage Adventures, together with the children of the Grantham community, will present CSA’s "Midsummer Dream," an adaptation of Shakepeare’s "Midsummer Night's Dream," in two performances Friday, June 29. This live theatre experience, sponsored by the Grantham Parent-Teacher Group, will take place at the Grantham Village School Gymnasium at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 5-18 and free for ages under 5.

Alas, the camp is already filled, but don’t miss the performance!

Old Home Day: Farm & Garden

Old Home Day is Wednesday, July 4 with some new events mixed in with the traditional.

First up is the Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Grantham United Methodist Church. All donations will go to the Perriello Children’s Trust Fund at Lake Suanpee Bank. Be generous!

This year’s parade theme is Farm and Garden. The parade, which begins at 11 a.m. (line up at 10:15 at Yankee Board Road), is open to anyone who would like to build a float, ride a bike, walk or show their vehicle in the parade. To participate, contact Laurie Field at field83@comcast.net or 863-9143.

New this year is a softball game beginning at 11 a.m. Contact David Armstrong (armstrd@comcast.net) for more information.

Following the parade, head to the Grantham Recreation Park for a full day of activities, including Curios Creatures noon-1 p.m., the GPTG Fun Run at 12:30 p.m. (cost is $8/person; register on-line here ), a performance by the new Eastman Family Singers intergenerational singing group, sack races, 3-legged race, pie eating, balloon toss, children’s games, face painting, a petting farm, bounce houses, music by Jim Hollis, pony rides, antiques display, exhibits and food, food, food!

That food will include Grantham Fire Department’s Third Annual BBQ! Price is $8 for half a chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll/butter and a cold drink. You can’t beat that price with a stick!

Additionally, 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.

This whole day does not run without volunteers, people to park cars, set -up tables and chairs, and clean up. Please contact Laurie at the above email or telephone number.

Town closings for July 4

The Grantham Town Hall, Transfer Station and Dunbar Free Library will be closed for Independence Day on July 4. Please plan accordingly.

Community Luncheon

The next community luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, July 10 at the Grantham United Methodist Church. $2 donation.

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 and someone to serve on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission. If interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office, 863-6021 or mwhite@granthamnh.net.

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.

• 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. Click here

2012 Summer Hikes

The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway has planned a series of summer hikes.  The purpose of the hikes is to get outdoors, have fun and meet some like-minded people. Check out the list below and see what fits your fitness and interest levels.  Don’t forget to bring water, lunch or a snack and hiking poles if you want. Call or email the hike leader at least the day before to find out details of the hike - where to meet and times. That way you’ll be on a list to be notified if there is a cancellation. Enjoy your summer!

June 23 (Sat) Hike up Bog Mountain from Stearns Road. This hike is for families with small children. Enjoy the beautiful views and amazing summit. 2 mi. M Andy Hager andrew@hagerinvestments.com 526-2846 

June 30 (Sat) Woodland Walk on SRK Trail 14: Chalk Pond to Fisherfield in Newbury. 4.4 mi. M Nathan Richer nricher@ruger.com 763-2127 

July 14 (Sat) "The Road Less Traveled Trip" Hike to the Pillsbury/Sunapee Highlands in Goshen and Newbury. We will be hiking the Goshen Historical Society trail to the historic Franklin Pierce lead mine, then continuing on to the highlands along an infrequently used path until intersecting the Sunapee State Park snowmobile trails, finally joining the Five Summers Trail to the Monadnock/Sunapee Greenway and terminating at Lucia’s Lookout. 6+- miles M/D. Tom Lawton telawton@yahoo.com  477-1995 

 

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