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Lorie McClory

September 11, 2009

Volunteers needed for science program

The Four Winds Nature Science Program at Grantham Village School is in need of volunteers to teach this program for kindergarten through fifth grades. If you are interested, contact Sally Caffrey at 863-6523.

 

Classical music continues

The 2009-2010 concert series for Camerata New England (formerly the Hanover Chamber Orchestra) starts with "All Bach, All the Time" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Lebanon Opera House. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.lebanonoperahouse.org. Under the direction of Artistic Director Ronald Leonard, Camerata New England performs as small or large chamber ensembles in order to adapt to a wider variety of venues throughout New England in order to bring outstanding classical music to the Upper Valley and beyond, and to provide exciting educational outreach opportunities for students. Learn more about Camerata New England at www.cameratanewengland.org.

 

Grantham Dems hold picnic

The Grantham Democratic Committee will hold its annual family picnic and cookout from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Pavilion at the South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. Bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. Burgers, hotdogs, rolls, condiments and soft drinks will be provided. Ann McLane Kuster, announced candidate for US Congress, will be present. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to granthamdems@gmail.com or 863-5663.

 

Toddlers unite!

A Toddler Play Group will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays beginning Sept. 14 at South Cove Activity Center. It is open to any toddler and their care provider. For more information, contact Melissa Britton, 863-4176.

 

Grantham’s Lucky Charms

Grantham’s 4-H, the Lucky Charms, will hold its first meeting of the season Monday, Sept. 14. The group is for youth between the ages of 7 and14 and meets every two weeks. If you would like to join, or have a skill, hobby or interest you would like to share with the club, contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or field83@comcast.net.

 

Music and food at Bistro Nouveau

Perennial Upper Valley favorite Pete Merrigan also brings his music to the Tavern from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17. Again, reservations are suggested to see this popular musician.
The deadline is Saturday, Sept. 12 to make reservations for the monthly Vegetarian Dining Club dinner on Sept. 17 at Bistro Nouveau. The three-course dinner begins at 6 p.m. and costs $25 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Beverages are additional. Reservations for the dinner are due to Carol Moses at carolannmoses@comcast.net. Mention any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.
Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman can be reached at 603-863-8000.

 

It’s time for Storytime!

Dunbar Free Library Storytime begins again in mid-September. Infant/Toddler Laptime (children up to 3 years with an adult) meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 9 (with the exception of Nov. 25). Preschool Storytime (3-5 years with an adult) meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 10 (with the exception of Nov. 26). For more information, contact the library, 863-2172.

 

Not for the birds

Mark Suomala, a well known NH birder, will present a program called “Adventures in Birding” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Help populate Grantham with scarecrows

It’s almost time for the scarecrows to return to Grantham and you can help build a scarecrow beginning at 3:15-ish [date changed from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24] at the new town park, 119 Shedd Rd. All supplies will be provided. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. The event will be rescheduled if weather is bad. More details from Laurie Field, 863-9143 or field83@comcast.net.

 

Homemade or home grown only

The last Community Market of the season will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Old Town Hall/Church parking lot (inside if raining). There you’ll find pies, canned goods, pizza jewelry, handcrafts, vegetables and more?

If you’d like to set up a table to sell things, there is a $5 vendor fee, and tables are available for an additional $5. There is also a Community Table that also accepts items, with 10 percent of sales going to the Market to pay the sales person and the vendor fee. Items sold will be recorded and money will be given to the vendor. Questions? Call 863-2014.

 

Tour Grantham’s cemeteries

Grantham Historical Society hosts NH Old Graveyards Association’s Fall meeting with a talk and visits to Grantham’s cemeteries beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Grantham Historical Society, 34 Dunbar Hill Rd. Allen Walker will speak at 11, and tours of the cemeteries will begin at 1 p.m. Choose from the Mountain Cemetery at Four Corners led by Renee Gustafson and Bob Champagne (hiking boots and water bottle recommended) or the Dunbar Hill/Brown Cemeteries led by Allen Walker.

Bring a bag lunch if you plan to come for the morning talk and afternoon tour. Desserts and drinks provided. Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Pat Andrews, 526-2740.

Quartet plays Canaan

The Sunflower Quartet will be presenting a concert of works by Mozart and others on beginning at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Canaan Meeting House. The concert is free; donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be served.

The Sunflower Quartet (l-r) Tom Norton, Steve Jordan, Ann Givens and Earl North

The Sunflower Quartet, which has played many times in Grantham, comprises Grantham’s Ann Givens on flute; Steve Jordan on oboe and English horn; Tom Norton on clarinet, and Earl North on bassoon. The quartet performs a variety of music from Mozart to Joplin.

The Sunflower Quartet can be reached at sunflower.quartet@comcast.net, or (603) 523-4274.

 

Snowdusters meet

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC, Inc. will hold its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Willie Newhall’s, 938 Route 10 South. More information on this group can be found at www.bluemountainsnowdusters.com.

 

Looking for golfers

The Lebanon High School Golf and Hockey teams have united to hold an 18-hole, scramble golf tournament beginning at noon Sept. 27 at Eastman Golf Links. The cost of $80/golfer includes greens fee and cart, and a cook out and awards reception. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

The group is also looking for hole and tee sponsors for $100 each.

Contact Lorie McClory if you’re interested in sponsoring or playing, 863-0850 or lmcclory_889@comcast.net. Individuals as well as foursomes are welcome to enter.

If you have additional questions, contact Gary Smith at 860-0715.

 

Chowder galore on Sept. 27

Mark your calendar for the Sept. 27 annual Chowder Challenge in Sunapee Harbor. Between 12 and 3 p.m., taste soups and chowders and vote for your favorite. Cost is $10/person, with children 12 and younger free. Proceeds benefit the Sunapee PTO.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, includes a raffle, special children’s events, music and more. More information is available at www.chowderchallenge.org.

 

Open house at GFD

The Grantham Fire Department invites everyone to an open house at the fire station on October 3.  The open house will be from 9:00 am until noon.  The event will include a station and truck tours, an auto accident extrication demonstration at 10:30 a.m., children’s activities and refreshments., as well as the ever-important opportunity to and thank our town’s firefighters.

 

GFD thanks local businesses

The Grantham Fire Department would like to say thank you to local businesses Yankee Barn Homes and Irving-Blue Canoe for their recent donations. Yankee Barn Homes donated stain for the garage out behind the fire station.  Irving-Blue Canoe donated cases of water and soda, both very important for hydration while the department members are on emergency scenes and training.

 

Reminders...

• 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.

• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

• School board’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the downstairs meeting room at Grantham Town Hall.

• Grantham United Methodist Church Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

• Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Visit www.sunacom.com for great events throughout the Sunapee Region.

 

Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to grantham-news@comcast.net. Let your neighbors know what’s going on.


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