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New Hampshire Club News in Brief

Danbury’s Blazing Star Grange to host concert fundraiser on Saturday

DANBURY — The Good Old Plough will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Danbury Grange Hall, depicting the rise and fall of the New Hampshire hill farm.

This benefit performance by area musicians is the first in a series over the next four months to raise money and awareness to support the restoration of a complete set of hand-painted stage curtains that have graced the stage of the Blazing Star Grange hall since 1921.

A potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. will precede the concert. The public is welcome to enjoy the concert and food and learn more about the curtains project. The suggested donation for the concert is $5.

The snow date is Saturday, March 8.

The Grange will showcase its newly refurbished curtains at the 100th Danbury Grange Fair on Sept. 6.

The Grange Hall is on North Road across from the fire station, near the intersection of routes 4 and 104. For more about the project or the Grange, go to or contact Charlotte at 768-5501 or

NH Master Gardener Association plans ‘Welcome Spring’ symposium

HOOKSETT — The New Hampshire Master Gardener Association’s annual “Welcome Spring” gardening symposium is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University.Keynote speaker Rodney Eason, director of horticulture and plant curator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, will give a presentation on “It’s All About the Plants.” Other sessions will include: Edibles Series: “Herb Gardening” and “Gardening with Unusual and Attractive Edibles”; Garden Design Series: “Planting for a Longer Growing Season” and “Eco-Friendly Gardening”; Tree Series: “Forest-grown Gourmet,” “Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation” and “The Wonder of Bonsai Art.”

A light breakfast and buffet lunch is included. A silent auction also is planned.

Tickets are $55. For more information or to register, call the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center at (877) 398-4769 or follow the link at

Buntin Rumford Webster DAR Chapter’s meeting to feature program on scams

CONCORD — The Buntin Rumford Webster Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane.

Ryan Howe of the Concord Police Department will give a program on scams. The public is welcome. For more information, call Ann at 485-4409.

Goffstown Mother’s Club’s annual chocolate fundraiser raises $3,000-plus

GOFFSTOWN — The Goffstown Mothers Club says its annual Chocolate Lovers Fantasy fundraiser was very successful, raising more than $3,000 for the club’s scholarship fund.

Stonebridge Country Club hosted the fundraiser and numerous businesses donated chocolate or other goods.

For more about the club, go to


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