NH Club News: Program in Effingham on history of war propaganda

November 08. 2017 10:37PM
Ahad Fazelat, right, Bedford Lions Club member and director of the 17th annual Kids K Races at Olde Towne Day, kneels by the race winners: front row from left, Lila Ellis, Joe Fazelat, Colin McCarty, Patrick Gagne, and back row, Colleen Sullivan, Jacob Makris, Helena Smart and Olivia LeBlanc. Patrick Hamill, not pictured, also was a winner. Forty-seven kids participated in the races, which benefit the club’s charities. (COURTESY)

EFFINGHAM — Marion Girard-Dorsey, an associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, will give a lecture on war propaganda during World War I at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Effingham Public Library, 30 Town House Road in Center Effingham.

Girard-Dorsey’s discussion will include the use of propaganda posters. Three war bond posters on loan from the Effingham Historical Society, part of a small exhibit of World War I artifacts, will be on display.

Girard-Dorsey, who has a Ph.D. from Yale University, is the author of “A Strange and Formidable Weapon: British Responses to World War I Poison Gas.” Her lecture will be followed by a short question-and-answer period.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is one of a series of programs and events being held at the library to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I. Refreshments will be served.

The library will be open Veterans Day for this special program only. For more information, call the library at 539-1537 or email effinghamlibrary@gmail.com.

Craft fair set for Nov. 18 at Litchfield church

LITCHFIELD — The River’s Edge Craft Fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Litchfield Presbyterian Church, 259 Charles Bancroft Highway.

The fair will feature handmade items for decorating and tree trimming, including Salmon Falls pottery ornaments and wreaths, as well as pet toys, wood crafts, jewelry, maple syrup made by a Litchfield resident, soaps, and quilted, knitted and fleece hats and mittens. New items include matted prints of an 1892 map of Litchfield and a brief history of the town written in 1856. Shopping will take place inside a heated tent.

The Men’s Fellowship Group will provide a brunch in the Fellowship Hall with breakfast and lunch items, along with beverages. A bake sale table also will be set up.

The Women’s Fellowship Group will man a white elephant’s table. Deacons will provide photos with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Litchfield Lions Club members will offer vision screenings. Face painting and a craft table will be available for children. The fair also will offer raffles and a door prize donated by resident Pat Jewett.

This year’s fair is spearheaded by lifelong Litchfield residents and church members Heidi Hale Miller and Pam Lane.

Bedford Lions Club’s dinner meeting next week

BEDFORD — The Bedford Lions Club has dinner meetings at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The Nov. 14 meeting will be at Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House, 393 Route 101 in Bedford.

N.H. Lions Clubs District Governor Eric Lindberg will give a presentation. He represents the International Association of Lions Clubs District 44-N, which includes Bedford and 42 other clubs. New Hampshire is designated as Multiple District 44, with two subdistricts: 44-H and 44-N.

A district governor is elected annually by representatives of clubs in the district and provides guidance to those clubs. Lindberg is a member of the Brookline Lions Club.

The Bedford Lions Club, in its 52nd year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries; for information, call Mike Sills at 472-5516.

For more about the club, go to www.bedford.nhlions.org.

NH Fish and Game offers calendar as club fundraiser

CONCORD — New Hampshire Fish and Game is promoting a 2018 New Hampshire Wildlife calendar as a fundraiser for schools, clubs and community groups.

Organizations keep $4.95 on each calendar sold. Selling the calendar also supports the Fish and Game Department’s work conserving wildlife and wild places.

The calendar features wildlife photography, wildlife-watching tips and New Hampshire hunting and fishing season dates.

For a calendar sales kit, go to goo.gl/PQMGxa or call 271-6355. The form with presale orders must be returned by Friday, Dec. 1.

Salvation Army Auxiliary seeks yarn donations

MANCHESTER — The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is looking for donations of yarn for its knitting group, which knits hats and mittens for local schools.

Anyone who would like to help may drop off new yarn at the Salvation Army, 121 Cedar St.

The auxiliary also is always looking for new members. For more information, call, Doris at 622-5891.

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