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Lorie McClory

August 8, 2008

Cross Lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit on Aug. 19 in memory of John Mohla by June Mohla.

Craft in the Park

Our Town invites kids to create a new start-to-finish craft project each week beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 19 (rain dates on Wednesdays) on the playground at the Grantham Village School. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Aug. 19, Our Town will provide a cookout for the families that attend. Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or with questions.


Fresh produce

There are still blueberries available for the pickin’ at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road for $3/pint (honor system – cash only). All money goes to the Grantham Recreation Park. Please be courteous to the other pickers and the vehicles on the road; park on the side of the road to allow trucks to pass. Questions? Contact the Grantham Selectmen’s Office at 863-6021. Also, the farm stand on Route 10 North is open.

Strummin’ Steve special part of summer reading program

Come sing-along in the Billabong with Strummin’ Steve Blunt, the Wailin’ Australian at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 on the back lawn at Dunbar Free Library. Rain location is the town hall. This is part of the G’Day for Reading summer reading program, which includes children’s reading times through Aug. 7.

The Jumping Joeys (ages 4 and under with an adult) meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays; and the Kooky Koalas (ages 5 through 10) meet at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Boomers and Flyers (ages 11 through 14) are invited to take a summer reading challenge; details and entry forms are available at the front desk.
Adults and teens are also offered a reading challenge with some great prizes. I’ve met the challenge… have you? Turn in your form with three challenges met by Aug. 18 and be entered into a drawing for an MP3 player and other great prizes.

Through the Opera Glass

TOG Productions presents Through the Opera Glass: Broadway Tunes and Light Scenes from Opera through Song and Story at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Center at Eastman. The show is free and open to the public, and features Caren Calafati and members of her original Upper Valley touring company, which toured throughout the United States, offering thematic, audience-interactive programs with award-winning sets and props.

Vacation Bible School and church picnic
Grantham United Methodist Church will hold “Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the Scriptures” Aug. 18-22, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. For more information, call 863-7824. Children do not have to attend GUMC to attend Vacation Bible School.

The All-Church and VBS Picnic will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the church parsonage. Hot dogs and dessert will be provided by Pastor Ron and Jackie Bruce; attendees should bring a dish to share.

Adult book discussion

“Chill out” with the summer book discussion for adults called “Ultima Thule: Literature of the Far North.” Discussion of Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Grantham United Methodist Church hall, with local scholar Patrick Anderson moderating. Hosted by the Dunbar Free Library Trustees and sponsored by The New Hampshire Humanities Council, this event is free and open to the public (including non-Grantham residents) and refreshments will be available. For more information visit or call the Dunbar Free Library, 863-2172.

Stompers Aug. 29

Join. Enjoy traditional, New Orleans-style Dixieland jazz with the Granite State Stompers at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Center at Eastman.  $10 per person; younger than 18, free. Dinner is available at Bistro Nouveau prior to the concert. Reservations at 863-8000.

Fall art classes

Children’s fall classes begin Tuesday, Sept 2 at My ARTery. Class sizes are small (6-7 students) and are broken down by grade: 

  • Red Group - grades 3, 4, 5 Tuesdays
  • Blue Group - grades k, 1, 2 Wednesdays 
  • Yellow Group - grades 3, 4, 5 Thursdays 
  • Maroon Group - grades 6, 7, 8 Fridays 

All classes are 3:15-4:30 p.m. Cost is $75/month, or $18.75/week. Contact "My ARTery" at 863-7170 or visit for details.


• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.
• Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. the first Saturday of each month (September – June) downstairs at the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.
• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.
• GUMC Sunday services: 8:30 a.m. traditional Methodist service; 10 a.m. blended traditional and contemporary service; 6 p.m. contemporary praise and prayer service. Bible study and prayer each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

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