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Lorie McClory

July 29, 2011

Rumbrook Market has gas!

Yes, Rumbrook Market's back in the filling station business. You can now pump gas when you go get the last minute things you forgot or pick up fresh veggies, weekend beverages or cold cuts for the coming week.

Music every Friday at Bistro Nouveau

Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman features The Queen & The Antelope ( July 29 as part of its Fix at Six summer music series each Friday through Labor Day weekend.

Come see Dan Walker’s Bistro debut Aug. 5 ( and don't miss Charlotte Kendrick in her Bistro premier (

Reservations are strongly recommended each week, 863-8000.

Summer Reading Program finale

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.

Music in the Meadow begins Aug. 2

Grantham’s month-long music series Music in the Meadow begins Aug. 2 with Jim Hollis, a one-man, pop/rock act with special emphasis on 60s and 70s music. Performances are 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 23 at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road. Bring lawn chairs. Free popcorn and a kids craft project at 6. Hot dogs, chips and drinks for sale; ice cream social for a fee at 7.

Other performances are The Flames with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s Aug. 9 (featuring Grantham fave John Lovejoy!), Granite Mountain country rock Aug. 16, and Jim Hollis closes the season Aug. 23.

For more information, contact Our Town’s Laurie Field, 863-9143.

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 watercraft, paddles and life jackets. Pre-registration at Dewey Beach. Cost is $5 per person. Contact Scott Blewitt 863.0336 for more information.

Frisbee golf tournament Sunday

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.

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.


Bluegrass and Barbershop

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.

Game Night

Like to play games? Come to Game Night at the Grantham United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug 20. Bring snack foods to munch on (nothing orange – i.e. Cheetos, cheese puffs, BBQ chips – because they are not game friendly) and BYOG – bring your own games. This is open to individuals, couples and families. The game opportunities will depend on the interest of those who come. So grab the games, the snacks, the kids, the neighbors and friends, and join us for a night of fun!

Vacation Bible School

This year’s theme for Vacation Bible School is "Shake it Up!" The Grantham United Methodist Church program is open to all faiths and includes songs, crafts and funky dances. Classes are 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26, and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

Contact the church office for more information, 863-7824. Volunteers are also needed.


• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. 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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