NH Club Notes: Meredith Lions sponsoring father/daughter dance

February 28. 2018 9:48PM
The New Boston Historical Society's program on Thursday, March 8 — “This Old New Boston House” — will look at the history of this 18th century farmhouse and barn. (COURTESY)

MEREDITH — The Meredith Lions Club is sponsoring its second annual father/daughter dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive.

Dads, stepdads, grandfathers and father figures can take the little girls in their life out for an afternoon “date.” The dance will include light refreshments and dance music from DJ Steve Ainsworth.

The cost is $10 per couple and $5 for each additional child. Proceeds will benefit children participating in community center events.

A photo area will be set up, and those attending may bring a camera or cellphone for photos or the club photographer will take pictures. For more information, email Lion Marie at keylion03@gmail.com.

Weare Area Writers Guild to meet Friday morning

WEARE — The Weare Area Writers Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the downstairs Sawyer Room at the Weare Public Library, 10 Paige Memorial Lane.

The guild says anyone with a love of words is welcome. Those who attend may bring a short piece of writing to share or just come to listen and give feedback.

For more information email Sharon Czarnecki at czar5@comcast.net.

Society’s program on ‘This Old New Boston House’

NEW BOSTON — The New Boston Historical Society is inviting the public to its “This Old New Boston House” program at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Community Church of New Boston, Central Square.

Dick and Betsy Moody will share the history of their 18th century farmhouse, which they purchased in 1967. When the newlyweds moved in, the house had no plumbing and almost no electrical wiring. Although they have updated their house, many of the original features remain.

The Moodys will explain how they found the house and barn and what they have learned about their property and its previous owners. They also will describe how they determined when the house was built and how they got it listed in the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

The society’s programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments and a business meeting will follow the talk at the society’s museum in the Wason Memorial Building across the street from the church.

For more information, go to www.newbostonhistoricalsociety.com.

Artist-educator to speak to artists association

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Artists Association’s next meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the French Building of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord St.

The speaker will be artist Chris Archer, associate dean of community education at the Institute of Art. His presentation will explore the diverse range of his work, the process and the impact he hopes to make. The association says functional pottery is both a significant part of his studio practice and an inspiration for his sculptural forms.

The program is free and open to the public. A variety of artwork will be on display, and light refreshments will be available.

For more about the association, go to www.manchesterartists.com.

Amoskeag Questers’ program on lighthouses

DERRY — The Amoskeag Questers will host a NH Humanities presentation, “New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them” by Jeremy D’Entremont, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Meredith Hatch@comcast.net.

Old Homestead club to discuss tree pruning

SWANZEY — The Old Homestead Garden Club will meet Wednesday, March 14, at First Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Highway.

The gathering will begin with a business meeting at 11 a.m., followed by refreshments at noon and a “Pruning Trees” program at 1 p.m.

The speaker will be Steven Roberge, who has a bachelor’s degree in forestry from University of New Hampshire and a master’s from Yale. He has been with the UNH Cooperative Extension Service for 11 years and a forester for more than 15 years.

The meeting is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, call Judy Avery at 352-4980.

March 19 deadline for Ducks Unlimited dinner

TILTON — The Daniel Webster Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 30th annual dinner banquet and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at La Piece –The Room in Riverfront Place, 322 Main St.

The deadline to order dinner tickets is Monday, March 19. Tickets cost $70 for an individual; $95 for a couple; $40 for youths younger than 18. Sponsor tickets are $285 for an individual ticket.

All youths attending will be entered to win a youth model single-shot rifle donated by Brad Marshall of Marshall Firearms. Sponsors also have a chance of winning a gun. New this year is a Legacy Greenwing Sponsorship for youths younger than 21 for $240, which includes the dinner. Legacies have a chance to win a single-shot .410 or 20 gauge shotgun and do not need to be present to win.

To buy tickets or for information on how to support Ducks Unlimited’s program of wetlands conservation, contact Pete Spear at 729-0214, Steve Saulten at 289-2109 or Jim Cropsey, the area chairman this year, at 286-9633.

Since its inception, Ducks Unlimited says, it has raised more than $1 billion nationally and enhanced and restored more than 14 million habitat acres, encompassing more than 15,000 wetlands projects. The organization says these projects provide habitat for more than 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese and endangered or threatened species.

Manchester Garden Club’s talk to focus on shrubs

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St.

Speaker Emma Reise, owner of Emma’s Perennials in Hill, will give a presentation on “Which Shrub Should I Choose?”

The nonprofit club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs. New members are welcome. For more about the club and membership, go to www.manchesternhgardencub.org or look for the club on Facebook.

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