Lorie McClory

September 1, 2013


Mark & Debbie Bond kicks off Labor Day Weekend at Fix@6

Mark & Debbie Bond make a triumphant return to Fix@6 from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at The Center at Eastman. Reservations strongly recommended: 863-8000. No cover charge.

Jason Cann returns from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.


Electonics Recycling Saturday, Aug. 31

WinCycle, a non-profit organization, will be in Grantham from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the overflow parking lot on Greensward Drive to collect unwanted electronics. There is a fee for this service, depending on what you drop off. Refrigerators, air conditioners and other appliances are not accepted. View more details, including a price list.


Town closures

The Grantham Town Offices, Dunbar Free Library and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will also be closed from 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 13 while officials attend the annual NHCTCA conference in North Conway.


Don’t miss this fun musical evening

Nun-The-Less is a lighthearted comedy with song and dance being performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at The Center at Eastman to benefit Turning Points Network, a Claremont-based organization whose goals are preventing violence, promoting respect and strengthening lives. The event, which is sponsored by Lake Sunapee Bank, is free and open to the public. All donations made that night go directly to TPN.

PS: Don’t miss special guest appearances by local talent!


Tae kwon do with Blue Wave TKD

Grantham Athletics is sponsoring tae kwon do classes with Blue Wave TKD beginning Sept. 6. Classes are Wednesdays and Fridays through November. Open to ages 7 through adult; only 12 students accepted. Cost is $40 for the session. Contact or for more information.


Grand (re)opening of the Grantham Greenway Sept. 7

The businesses in the Grantham Greenway will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The Grantham Greenway is on Route 10 across from the main Eastman entrance. Businesses include The Studio, Grantham Greenway Garden Center, Uncle Joe’s Ice Cream, Building Blocks and ABC Stitch Therapy.

The event is hosted by The Studio, which will have demonstrations of dance and fitness classes as follows: 10 a.m. Piloxing; 10:15 Insanity; 10:30 Yoga; 10:45 Zumba; 11 Zumba Kids; and 11:15 Ballet and Tap.

Come have some fun and see what’s new at The Grantham Greenway!


Community events at GUMC

The following communitywide events are held at Grantham United Methodist Church.

Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.7. Bring a dish to share.

Community lunch, Noon Tuesday, Sept. 10. Suggested donation $2. Pastor Jim Hills who organizes and sings with the Middle River Gospel Group will make a presentation at 1:15 p.m. and lead lunch participants in favorite Gospel songs.


Singers wanted!

Harmony Night A Cappella Chorus rehearses in Lebanon High School's music room, every Monday during the school year, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All are welcome – any age or experience level, no auditions necessary. Visitors are encouraged to check out this free, multigenerational group; rehearsals are energetic and fun, and provide excellent vocal instruction.

The first rehearsal this year is Sept. 9. For information call Dan Signor (LHS choral director) or Gaye LaCasce, 863-2319. Car-pooling from Grantham may be possible.


Story Time resumes Sept. 11

Story Time at Dunbar Free Library begins again Sept. 11 for babies and toddlers and Sept. 12 for preschoolers. Both programs begin at 10 a.m. Adults must accompany children.


ZUMBA Kids is back!

ZUMBA Kids begins Friday, Sept. 13 from 3:15-4:15 at Grantham Village School. The program, for ages 5-12, combines Latin music with dance movements to create a festive atmosphere where kids can have fun dancing and exercising, all at the same time.

The 10-week session costs $50, and 10% of proceeds goes to the Grantham Parent Teacher Group. Registration will be held on the first day of class Sept. 13 or at The Studio Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. (The Studio is in the Grantham Greenway, across from the Eastman main entrance.)

This class fills up fast, so make sure to register early. If you had a child in the class last year, there is no need to register again. For more information, contact Angie Shonts, 704-214-2271.


Free book delivery from DFL

For those who are homebound, Dunbar Free Library offer book delivery service. Just call the library and let us know what you want.

There is a program through the state for free mail delivery as well, and now a new program allowing handicapped individuals free downloadable audiobooks.  Call the library for more information, 863-2172.


The Grantham Brownie Troop has found a leader

Thanks to one of our readers in Croydon who has volunteered to be the Grantham Brownie Leader!



• The Last Saturday Story Time is held the last Saturday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. at Dunbar Free Library.

• Interested in learning more about computers or your tablet? Classes on various topics are held the last Saturday of each month at the Dunbar Free Library beginning at 1 p.m. Contact the library, 863-2172, to find out the topic or to suggest one.

• Burn permits are required for all outside burning. Permits will be issued by fire wardens at the station Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Seasonal permits are available for small fires that are to be either in a fire ring or portable fireplace.

• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• Drop off food at the Grantham Town Hall for local food banks that serve Grantham residents.

• CG Shepherd Realty collects coats year-round to be distributed to people in need. Drop off gently used coats at Shepherd’s Grantham office in Sawyer Brook Plaza, in the coat collections can, or in one of Shepherd’s Smart Cars when you see them parked around town.

• ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge every Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. $3/person. Everyone welcome regardless of experience. Arrive early to help set up. 


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