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August 5, 2011

Music every Friday at Bistro Nouveau

Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman features Dan Walker in his Bistro debut today ( as part of its Fix at Six summer music series each Friday through Labor Day weekend.

Come see and don't miss Charlotte Kendrick in her Bistro premier ( Aug. 12, and Trent Larrabee on Aug. 19.

Reservations are strongly recommended each week, 863-8000.


Outdoor movies in Newport

Movies in the Park return to Newport’s Meadow Park each Saturday in August, beginning tomorrow, Aug. 6, with Despicable Me. Movies are free and begin at dusk. All shows are weather permitting. Bring blankets or chairs.

Other movies being shown are Three Amigos on Aug. 13; How to Train Your Dragon on Aug. 20; and Gnomeo & Juliet on Aug. 27.

Directions: Take Route 10 to Newport. Turn right onto Belknap Ave. and left onto Meadow Road.


Music in the Meadow each Tuesday

Grantham’s month-long music series Music in the Meadow continues Aug. 9 with The Flames playing music from the 50s, 60s and 70s and featuring Grantham fave John Lovejoy!

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 Granite Mountain country rock Aug. 16 and Jim Hollis Aug. 23.

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


Bluegrass Aug. 10; Barbershop Aug. 24

Ford Daley, music historian, ILEAD lecturer and Dobro player, will play and talk about the history of Bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at The Center at Eastman. (The Dobro is an early instrument played in Bluegrass.)

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

Both programs are free and open to the public.


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!


High school orientations set for Aug. 24 and Aug. 30

Classes for Lebanon High School students begin on Wed., Aug. 31, but incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to half-day orientations prior to that.

Orientation for new transfer students in grades 10, 11 and 12 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wed., Aug. 24. Students will have the opportunity to meet student leaders, have a general tour of the building, find their lockers, review schedules and find where classrooms are located. There will also be an informal roundtable discussion with several key people in the building, including Principal Nan Parsons. Transportation will NOT be provided on this day.

Freshmen orientation will be held Tues., Aug. 30. Students will follow their class schedules, find their lockers, meet teachers, and meet their advisor and advisory group... Students will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of some upperclassmen during study halls. The day concludes with a barbecue lunch in the cafeteria with the faculty, staff and student leaders. Students needing bus transportation can ride a bus from and to the Grantham Village School, leaving at 7:15 a.m. and returning at 1 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lebanon High School, 448-2055.


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.

• 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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