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New Hampshire Club Notes


Hollis Woman's Club offers day trip to New York City

HOLLIS — The Hollis Woman's Club says it is again sponsoring a day trip to New York City on Saturday, June 7, via luxury coach bus.

This trip, which is open to the public, will leave the Tyngsboro (Mass.) Park and Ride at 6 a.m. and depart New York City at 7 p.m.

The itinerary is on your own, but maps, a guidebook and driver gratuity are included in the $70 per person price.

For more information, email Susan.Benz@gmail.com or call 465-3607.

'Many Moods of Moose' topic of free presentation

FARMINGTON — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and the Farmington Conservation Commission have teamed up to offer a free presentation, "The Many Moods of Moose," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Old Town Hall, 531 Main St.

Writer, lecturer and wildlife biologist Eric Orff will show photos and speak from his 30 years of experience with moose. Questions from the audience are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Since retiring from the N.H. Fish and Game Department in 2007, Orff has been working as a consultant for the National Wildlife Federation and writes weekly "NH Nature Notes" available on www.nhfishandwildlife.com. He will share personal tales of the various temperaments of moose he has encountered and discuss the challenges to the survival of the moose population in the state.

Preregistration is suggested for event planning but not required. For more information and to register, call MMRG's education coordinator Kari Lygren at 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info or contact the Conservation Commission at reelfixnh@yahoo.com. The commission, comprising town volunteers, works to acquire and conserve town open spaces and waterways.

Bow Garden Club to open year with 'Mason Bees' talk

BOW — The Bow Garden Club will open its 2014 club year of meetings and educational programs on Monday, April 7, with a program on "Mason Bees" by Michelle Mensinger of Derry, president of the N.H. Federation of Garden Clubs.

Mensinger, who is an avid gardener, accomplished floral designer and an authority on birds, butterflies and pollinators, will talk about the basis of her theme as NHFGC president, "Bee aware, Bee concerned and Bee a friend to pollinators." She will speak about honey bees and why they are endangered and yet so necessary to pollinate gardens, orchards and farm crops. Mason bees are tiny, nonsocial and unaggressive bees that the average person can introduce into his or her garden, to the benefit of flower and vegetable gardens, flowering shrubs and fruit trees.

The meeting will begin with refreshments and social time at 6 p.m. at Bow's Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

The public is welcome, and the club encourages new members to attend.

For more information about the club, go to www.bowgardenclub.org or contact club President Kerry Buckley at 225-9103 or kerrybbuckley@comcast.net.

Sandown club's program on growing organic berries

SANDOWN — The Sandown Garden Club will host a program Monday, April 7, on "How to Grow Blueberries and Raspberries Using Organic Methods."

Ron Christie, an agricultural resources program assistant for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the master gardener coordinator for Rockingham County, will give the presentation.Christie also is the creator of Living Earth Farm, a certified organic micro farm in Brookline that grows and sells vegetables and herbs. The club says Christie is passionate about teaching people how to grow their own nutritious food for better health and well being.The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sandown Recreation Center on Pheasant Run Drive.

The nonprofit club is a member of both the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs. New members are always welcome and one need not be a resident to join. For more about the club, go to www.sandowngardenclub.org.


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