NH Club Notes: Amherst Garden Club plans day and evening programs

August 31. 2017 12:15AM

Alicia Geilen, a volunteer with a wildlife program run by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will discuss “A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard” during the Amherst club's evening meeting, also Thursday, Sept. 7. 

Celeste Wasilewska of Bedford Fields Home & Garden Center will give a program on “Miniature Indoor Landscapes” during the Amherst Garden Club’s day meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7. (COURTESY)

AMHERST — The Amherst Garden Club will kick off its new year of both daytime and evening programs on Thursday, Sept. 7.

The daytime program featuring Celeste Wasilewska of Bedford Fields Home & Garden Center in Bedford will focus on “Miniature Indoor Landscapes.”

During the presentation, Wasilewska will create miniature gardens that people can enjoy indoors during the winter. She will discuss all aspects of creating these gardens, including choosing the right container, selecting suitable plants and maintaining the garden.

An artist and educator for 25 years, Wasilewska has worked at Bedford Fields for four years, where miniature gardens and container gardening are her specialties.

The club’s day meeting at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Route 101 will begin with a business meeting at 9:15 a.m., followed by refreshments and the program at 10:30 a.m.

For the evening program, Alicia Geilen will discuss “A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard.”

Geilen is a volunteer with the New Hampshire Coverts Project, a wildlife program run by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. She also participates in its Speaking for Wildlife program, bringing wildlife presentations and nature walks to New Hampshire communities. In her professional life, she is the conservation agent for Ipswich, Mass. She has an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and a master’s degree in environmental policy.

The evening meeting is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road.

Both meetings are open to the public at no cost. For more about the club, which meets monthly from September to June, go to amherstgardenclub.org.

NH author to speak to Windham club next week

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham’s first meeting of the club year on Wednesday will begin with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by a program and business meeting in the upstairs of Windham Town Hall.

For the program, guest speaker Kat Howard will talk about her book, “Roses and Rot,” a short fiction that has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, anthologized in best of and annual best of collections, and performed on NPR.

The club meets the first Wednesday of the month from September to May at town hall. Members participate in several fundraisers, service projects and social activities that foster camaraderie. The club also funds two scholarships for high school seniors, supports the Veterans Project, hosts two coat collections, and contributes to the Shepherd’s Pantry and many educational and charitable organizations in the Windham area.

Guests are welcome at meetings, particularly those interested in learning more about the club. For further information, contact the membership chairman, Sue Violi, at 889-0578 or visit www.womansserviceclubofwindham.org.

Hooksett Lions Club plans next meeting, fall events

HOOKSETT — The Hooksett Lions say they are looking forward to another year of serving the community. This year’s president, Lori Pinkham, and the Board of Directors are organizing projects and programs.

The first fall meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Robie’s Country Store. The first major event will be the club’s Chicken & Ribs BBQ, served at Hooksett Old Home Day on Saturday, Sept. 16.

To learn more about Lions Clubs International and the Hooksett Lions, contact Membership Chairman Don Riley at 623-7004 or Lori Pinkham at (978) 360-3029. Lions International is the world’s largest service organization.

Epping Athletic Boosters seek vendors for fair

EPPING — The Epping High School Athletic Boosters has scheduled the 2017 EHS Holiday Fair for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Epping Middle High School Gym, 21 Academy St. Admission is free.

The Boosters group is accepting applications from artists, crafters and bakers interested in participating in the fair.

For more information, including about vendor fees, contact Beth Deschene at 679-2733 or kenbethd@comcast.net.

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