Club Notes: Derry Garden Club plans meeting, annual bake and craft sale

September 21. 2017 10:23PM
Roses were presented to past presidents of the Derry Garden Club who attended the club's September meeting. From left, in the order they served, starting with the most recent president, are Susan Davis, Blanche Garone, Kaye Nugent, Wanda Desaulniers, Michelle Mensinger, Judy Motta, Pat Mulone and Mary Lea Daily, who served twice. (Courtesy)

Derry club plans meeting, annual bake and craft sale

DERRY — The Derry Garden Club’s next meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 E. Derry Road.

Jerry and Paige Kennery will demonstrate the use of the garden club website and discuss various forms of social media.

Members should bring their own sandwich. The committee will provide chips, dessert and beverages. The club also will collect food items for the food pantry and soup kitchen.

The club will host its annual bake and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Mack’s Apples, 230 Mammoth Road in Londonderry.

At the club’s September meeting, roses were presented to past club presidents who attended. They also were celebrated with a special cake.

For more information about the club, go to

Belknap Mill Quilters Guild sets Harvest of Quilts Show

GILFORD — The Belknap Mill Quilters Guild plans its 40th annual Harvest of Quilts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Gilford Community Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road.

The show will include about 200 quilts in a variety of sizes and designs, merchants, demonstrations, a guild table, a penny raffle and quilt and sewing machine raffles as well as door prizes. Lunch will be available in the Harvest Café.

Quilts also may be appraised on Saturday only by appointment. Admission is $7. For more information, go to

Hollis Apple Festival to take place next week

HOLLIS — The 50th annual Hollis Apple Festival and Town Band Concert, which is sponsored by the Hollis Woman’s Club and the band, is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, on the Hollis town common.

The menu will include homemade apple crisp and apple pie by the slice or whole, Doc Davis vanilla ice cream, Lull Farm apple cider and other beverages.

The women’s club oversees the food production for the festival, making the desserts from scratch. The members will make 50 pans of apple crisps, which is equivalent to 160 pounds of apples. Band members contribute two pies each, or more than 80 pies.

The band will perform throughout the festival, artists and other vendors will sell their wares and face painting and games will be available.

Tables and chairs will be set up. Handicapped parking has been expanded, with a spot in front and two directly behind the Hollis Social library and eight behind the library on the church cemetery side of the lot. Additional parking will be at Valicente’s field, the Hollis-Brookline Middle School lot and the Hollis-Brookline High School parking area. If it rains, the festival will move to the middle school.

Manchester artists group schedules Oct. 2 meeting

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Artists Association’s next meeting Monday, Oct. 2, will feature a look into the artistic world of Rosemary Conroy of Weare, who paints animals.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the NH Institute of Art.

A variety of artwork also will be on display, and light refreshments will be available. For more about the association, go to

Sandown club’s program on new uses for herbs

SANDOWN — The Sandown Garden Club is inviting the public to its next program, “Cures in the Kitchen,” which will explore how to use herbs from your kitchen to create cures for everyday ailments.

The club’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Sandown Recreation Center on Pheasant Run Drive.

Ginny Shannon, owner of Allium Acres, will present the workshop. Her interest in herbs began more than 40 years ago, and her home gardens feature more than 100 herbs and 80 varieties of vegetables. She will do a hands-on demonstrations showing how to make your own teas, tinctures and decoctions.

The nonprofit club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, National Garden Clubs and New England Region Garden Clubs. For more, visit

At the September meeting of The Woman's Service Club of Windham, guest speaker Kat Howard, author of the critically acclaimed book “Roses and Rot,” talked about her book and about her writing fantasy, thrillers and science fiction.

Windham club talk to focus on a hit parade of music

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham will feature a New Hampshire Humanities program by Cal Knickerbocker, “Your Hit Parade – 25 Years of Presenting America’s Top Popular Songs,” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the upstairs of the Windham Town Hall.

A luncheon at 11:30 a.m. will begin the gathering, following by the program and a business meeting. Guests are welcome.

At the club’s September meeting, guest speaker Kat Howard, author of the critically acclaimed book “Roses and Rot,” talked about her book and about her writing fantasy, thrillers and science fiction. She also answered many questions about the process of getting published, her interest in writing and the thought process involved in writing. 

For more about the club, go to or look for the club on Facebook.

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