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Lorie McClory

July 22, 2011

Music every Friday at Bistro Nouveau

Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman features Pete Merrigan at 6 p.m. July 22 ( as part of its Fix at Six summer music series each Friday through Labor Day weekend.

Next week, July 29, it’s the return of The Queen & The Antelope ( and come see Dan Walker’s Bistro debut Aug. 5 (

Reservations are strongly recommended each week, 863-8000.

Summer Reading Program winds down

This is the last week for Storytime at the Dunbar Free Library until fall. Children ages 4 and younger, with an adult, come at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and children ages 5 through 9 come Thursday at 10 a.m.

The grand finale of Dunbar Free Library’s summer reading program – One World, Many Stories – is Alejandro’s Olde Tyme Magik Showe with Andrew Pinard beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall.

Kayak/Canoe Poker Run

A kayak and canoe Poker Run will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. July 30 in Sunapee Harbor. Start from Sunapee Harbor and make stops along the route to draw a playing card; play your poker hand later for prizes. Beginner to advanced paddlers encouraged to participate. Those younger than 12 must be with a parent. Bring your own canoe or kayak and life jacket. Pre-registration at Dewey Beach. Cost is $5 per person. Contact Scott Blewitt 863-0336 for more information.

Frisbee golf tournaments

If you want to play some fun Frisbee Golf, head to Tilton Park in Sunapee. Bring your own discs, get them from the Sunapee Information Booth or buy them from Tattered Pages in Sunapee Harbor. If you go to the top of the hill in Tilton Park, there is a map of the course. Your goal is to get the discs into the yellow buckets in the least number of tries. Try not to get it stuck in the tree! There are 12 buckets.

The final Frisbee Golf Tournaments is Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. They are 18 holes, best Frisbee, bring your own Frisbees. Cost is $20 for a team of two. Prizes will be given in a variety of age categories. Pre-registration at Dewey Beach or sign up at the tournament. Contact Scott Blewitt 863-0336 for more information.

Looking ahead in music

Summer gets busy quickly, so mark your calendar for two musical events in August. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Eastman and are free and open to the public.

Ford Daley, music historian, ILEAD lecturer and Dobro player, will play and talk about the history of Bluegrass Wednesday, Aug. 10. (The Dobro is an early instrument played in Bluegrass.)

North Country Chordsmen, the best in barbershop choral, will perform Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Volunteers: Get in on the ground floor

The Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice Outreach has been approved by the Lebanon City Council to pursue a one-day-per-week adult respite program at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. While they wait for the application process (approximately three months), the program will begin to recruit volunteers and coordinate with Meals on Wheels. If you would like more information or are interested in helping with this new program, contact Kulli Bloom at 526-4077, x 228, or


• Grantham United Methodist Church will begin worship services at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams as the part-time pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• The Twilight Ladies' Golf Group meets every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. get a tip from the pro and tees off at 5:30 for a scramble outing. No membership is required and you can sign up weekly, come when you can and play in a different group each week. Contact the Pro Shop for details, 863-4500.

• Mobile Outreach comes to Grantham Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month to discuss people’s qualifications for programs provided by Southwestern Community Services. For more information, call Becky at 603-719-4134, or visit her at the Grantham Town Hall.

• If you registered to vote prior to 2006, you must go to the Town Clerk’s Office with a driver’s license or a passport or information on where you were born, and to fill out an updated registration card. The Town Clerk’s Office is open Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Fri. 8-noon and 1-4; and Tue.-Wed. 6-8 p.m.

• 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.


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