The blueberry patch is now open! Pick your own blueberries at the Grantham Recreation Park, 119 Shedd Road. Cost is $3 per pint. It’s the honor system, so please bring the exact change. All proceeds benefit the Recreation Park.
Jason Cann at Bistro Nouveau
Bistro Nouveau presents Jason Cann from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Tavern. Reservations are recommended for an evening with one of the Upper Valley's favorite acoustical musicians, 863-8000.
Music in the Meadow continues
Don’t miss the Blueberry Jam Festival beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 with Jambalaya, which specializes in the blues of varied origin. This evening will have activities centered on the blueberry harvest: a blueberry pie social and a blueberry picking special. All events are held at the new recreation complex off Rt.10. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic dinner, family and friends and enjoy a great night with a fun, local band.
Jim Hollis winds up the season on Aug. 17. Activities, popcorn and an ice cream social are available for a small fee.
ILEAD offers weekly lectures on Middle East
"Perilous Triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran" runs Wednesdays through Aug. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center in Hanover as part of ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth). The program is open to the public. Cost is $20 per lecture. Aug. 11: "Failed revolution, failed reform, what’s next for Iran?" with Dartmouth Professor Misagh Parsa, and "Who are our real enemies in the area?" with former CIA Station Chief Haviland Smith. Aug. 18: "A turning point called Kandahar" with NBC Pentagon Reporter Jim Miklaszewski, and Executive Editor and Founder of GlobalPost Charlie Sennot. For details on all the speakers and topics, visit www.dartmouth.edu/~ilead/summerprogram.html.
Tree dedication Aug. 9
There will be a dedication of trees at the Grantham Park & Ride at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. This landscaping project was made possible by all of our wonderful contributors, including the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce. Thank you so much and we hope to see many of you there.
"Treasure Island" is not to be missed
The Dunbar Free Library and Hampstead Stage Company present "Treasure Island," the fantastical tale of pirates, adventure and buried treasure, beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 in the downstairs at the Grantham United Methodist Church. For more information, contact the library at 603-863-2172 or www.dunbarlibrary.org.
VBS at GUMC
Children of all ages in the Grantham vicinity are invited to the Vacation Bible School at Grantham United Methodist Church Aug. 12-14. This year’s theme is "Galactic Blast," and will include Bible stories, music, crafts, discovery time, skits and much more. The program will run 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14. Snacks each day and lunch on Saturday will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, contact Robin Palermo at email@example.com or 863-5933.
Night of laughs Aug. 13
Comedian Paul Nardizzi was a big hit last time he was here, so get ready to laugh at his all-new material on Aug. 13. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Wayne Canney. Comedy begins at 8:30 with opening act Mitch Stinson (www.mitchstinson.com). Finishing up will be Paul Nardizzi (www.paulnardizzi.com), who has appeared on Late night with Conan O'Brian, Comedy Central specials, A&E Improv, NESN Comedy All-Stars and more.
Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 day of show if available. Call 603-863-8000 to purchase with a credit card.
Vegetarian night at Bistro
The Vegetarian Dining Club, which is open to everyone interested, will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Bistro Nouveau. This month’s dinner begins with Doug's creamy tomato soup with baked crostini followed by julienne summer vegetables over bow tie pasta in a fresh pesto sauce accompanied by roasted veggie meatballs and ending with a rich, sweet, chocolate cheesecake. Dinner is $25 including tax and 18 percent gratuity. Beverages additional. Reservations required by Aug. 14. For questions about the menu and to RSVP, contact Carol Moses firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention any dietary restrictions and vegan option when making your reservation.
Barbershop program Aug. 18
The North Country Chordsmen, an award-winning, a cappella, men’s chorus in the barbershop tradition, will be singing at Eastman at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.
DFL has tickets for circus
Free children’s tickets to the Walker Bros. Circus on Aug. 10 and 11 are available at the Dunbar Free Library. Performances are 5:30 and 7:30 each night at the Canaan International Speedway. Each ticket allows one child, age 14 or younger, to enter the performance with a paying adult. Each paying adult may only bring in two children with free tickets; subject to seating availability. More details are on the tickets, or you may call 603-523-4502.
Many Granthamites enjoyed the "drive-in" movie in Grantham during Old Home Day weekend. Now you can enjoy movies in Meadow Park in Newport every Saturday from Aug. 14 through Sept. 11 during the FREE "Movies in the Park" event. All movies begin at dusk and are weather-permitting. Please bring a blanket or low-back chair for general seating.
Concessions will be available from and to the benefit of Richards School PTO and Newport’s Babe Ruth League. Concessions will be available beginning after 6 p.m.
Newport Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with local businesses is proud to present the following movies at Meadow Park:
August 14: The Blind Side Rated PG-13 (Sponsored by 31 Mane Street Salon)
August 21: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Rated PG (Sponsored by Salt hill Pub)
August 28: Goonies Rated PG (Sponsored by Lil’ Red Baron Restaurant)
September 4: Shrek Rated PG (Sponsored by McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance)
September 11: Avatar Rated PG-13 (Sponsored by Goodrich Oil)
Season Sponsors: Lake Sunapee Bank and Newport Fitness & Spa
In-kind Sponsors: Bacon Graphics, Newport Recreation, Sunapee Recreation, Town of Newport
Golf for a cure
The Eastman Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) Rally for the Cure 18-hole golf scramble will be held Aug. 26. All golfers are welcome to participate and non-golfers are welcome to attend the luncheon following golf. A Pink Ribbon Tree to acknowledge those afflicted with breast cancer is on display outside the Pro Shop. Pink ribbons can be purchased in the pro shop for $1 each. Additional donations can also be made with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Koman Foundation. For information and reservations, contact Barbara Price, 603-863-7099.
$49 includes 18 holes and cart
Play 18 holes of golf at Eastman Golf Links seven days a week between 1 and 4 p.m. for $49, walk or ride. Or come after 4 and play for $30, walk or ride. (Full rates apply at all other times.) You can make tee times up to seven days in advance at 863-4500 or www.eastmangolflinks.com.
Time to register for primary
The Grantham Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the town office for additions and corrections to the voter checklist. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until Election Day, Sept. 14, except as provided in RSA 654:12. RSA 654:8, II.
Friends exhibit held over
The art exhibit "Friends across the River," featuring Grantham’s Paula Dorr and her friend Karen Gouchberg, has been extended through Sept. 12 at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms on Main Street in Quechee. The exhibit was scheduled to close in August.
New mental health program in Lebanon
The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Upper Valley Affiliate will be offering a free, 12-week, educational Family-to-Family program designed for families of an adult person who has been diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness, as well as those who exhibit behavior that suggests such a diagnosis.
Programs will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 1 through Nov. 17 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Registration is required. To register and for more detailed course information, please call Grantham residents Donna S. 603-863-2621 or Janet L. 603-863-8820.
• The Dunbar Free Library’s summer reading program for all ages is on-going.
• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.
• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.
• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations are brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.
• The DFL Trustees and the Friends of the DFL provide free or discounted passes to the following attractions: Billings Farm & Museum, The Fells, The Currier Museum of Art, the McAuliffe/Shepard Discovery Center, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Squam Lake Science Center, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Contact the library at 863-2172 for more details on how you can use these passes.
• Burn permits are required for any outdoor burning. For a permit application, visit www.granthamnh.net. Click on departments, click on fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to download.
• Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates, lists of elected officials and more.
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