NH Club Notes: Joe Sullivan Memorial Breakfast set for Feb. 11

February 02. 2017 12:58AM

MANCHESTER — Raphael Social Club, 18 Blaine St., is hosting its annual Joe Sullivan Memorial Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

The breakfast is in memory of the late Joe Sullivan, who had been a member and beloved teacher at Manchester High School West.

Members and guests 21 and older are welcome.

NHIA fine arts chairman to give presentation

MANCHESTER — Patrick McCay, an artist and educator, will be the presenter at the Manchester Artists Association’s meeting, which begins at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at New Hampshire Institute of Art’s French Hall, 148 Concord St.

Artists may sign up for Artist of the Month consideration at 6:45 p.m. The eight artists selected will be announced at 7:10 p.m. Their work will be displayed for a month at a Manchester-area location.

The business meeting will begin at 7:35 p.m., followed by a McCay’s presentation at 8 p.m.

McCay, Fine Arts chairman at NHIA and a senior faculty member, will discuss what it is and means to work in between the literal (real/realism) and the abstract (unreal/imagined) in combination with actual work and slides.

McCay has more than 25 years experience at the college level, including leadership positions in American International School of London, Savannah College of Art and Design, College for Creative Studies, Mich., and NY School of Visual Arts. He also served as the NHIA academic dean for 10 years.

He completed undergraduate and graduate work in fine arts at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, U.K.; holds a second masters in fine arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, Ind.; and completed a post-graduate certificate in education (distinction) from St. Andrews University.

He has exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; The Edinburgh International Festival; London’s Royal Academy; The London Institute; Sydney College of Fine Arts , Australia; Leila De Pintura, Rue Miguel, Lisbon, Portugal; and the Irish College for the Humanities.

He has been the recipient of many juried awards, grants, purchase prizes and scholarships, and his work appears in several public and private collections.

For more information, send an email to info@manchesterartists.com.

Atkinson club taking artist submissions until Feb. 8

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Garden Club is inviting area artists to submit their work for display at the club’s sixth biennial Petals and Palettes extravaganza, which will take place Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Much like Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Petals and Palettes will display artists’ work of various media — oils, pastels, watercolors, collage, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, wood crafting and more — along with a floral interpretation by the garden club’s prize-winning floral designers.

For those interested in entering the show, both the invitation and application with detailed submission requirements can be found at www.atkinsongardenclub.com.

For more information, call Marnie Finn at 489-1380.

Bedford Lions Club to meet Feb. 14

BEDFORD — The Bedford Lions Club’s monthly dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The Feb.14th meeting will be held at the Extra Touch Gourmet Café, 4 Hawthorne Drive.

The meeting will feature a presentation by NH Lions Clubs District Governor Christine Greenwood representing International Association of Lions Clubs District 44-N, which includes 43 Lions Clubs located in the part of New Hampshire including Bedford. The International Association of Lions Clubs designates New Hampshire as Multiple District 44 with two sub-districts 44-H and 44-N.

A Lions District Governor is a Lions Club member elected annually by representatives from Lions Clubs located in the DG’s district; and a District Governor provides guidance to the Lions Clubs located in his/her district. Greenwood is a member of the Keene Lions Club.

The Bedford Lions Club, in its 51st year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries.

For more information, call Mike Sills at 472-5516.

For details concerning the Bedford Lions Club, visit www.bedford.nhlions.org.

Bedford club seeks groups to apply for donations

BEDFORD —The Bedford Women’s Club invites nonprofit organizations in need of charitable donations to apply for a donation.

To qualify, the nonprofits must serve Bedford residents, although their base need not be located in Bedford.

All requests must be submitted on the club’s contribution request form, which can be downloaded at www.bedfordwomensclub.org. Look for the form under the Charitable Donations tab.

The form requests such information as the organization’s address and phone number, a contact person, a short history including date established and mission statement, funding sources (federal, state, local grants), and a plan for using the money received from the club. All questions must be answered.

Request forms, postmarked no later than Wednesday, Feb. 15, should be mailed to the Bedford Women’s Club, Attn: Charitable Contributions Committee, P.O. Box 10015, Bedford, NH 03110. Disbursements will be made in May.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways meeting set

ROCHESTER — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways’ 16th annual Meeting & Auction will take palce Sunday, April 23, from 4-7 p.m., at Governor’s Inn, 87 Wakefield St.

There will be a buffet, auction, music, recognitions and a business meeting.

The guest speaker will be Steve Whitman, Permaculture educator and strategic planner for MMRG’s Conservation Planning & Outreach.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways was founded in 2000 by conservation commissioners and planning board members from the towns of Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham and Wakefield.

The group named itself after the Moose Mountains range central to the region. Today this grassroots, membership-driven organization represents a collaboration among community leaders, private landowners, concerned citizens, and public and private conservation organizations.

The cost for the annual meeting and auction is $35 per person. RSVP by April 14.

To register or for more information, call 473-2020 or email info@mmrg.info.

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