NH Club Notes: Concord Grange to host 2 Easter egg hunts

March 15. 2018 11:13PM
Gathered at the New Hampshire State Organization DAR’s Good Citizens awards luncheon in Concord are, seated from left, Lillian Denslow, the Good Citizen chosen from Hillsboro-Deering High School, and her mother, Rebecca Denslow, and standing from left, Mercy Hathaway White Chapter DAR members Barbara Corson, Alison Vallieres, Marilyn Soper and Roxanna Smith. (COURTESY)

CONCORD — Concord Grange 322 is getting ready for two Easter egg hunts it will host Saturday, March 31.

The annual egg hunt at Keach Park, which will begin at at 11 a.m., is for children ages 4 to 10. Families should use the park’s Newton Avenue entrance. Dogs and smoking are not permitted in this park.

An egg hunt in White Park is resuming after a several-year absence. This hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is for children ages 10 and younger. Families should use the park’s trolley stop entrance.

Grange members and volunteers have been busy stuffing plastic eggs with candy. There also will be a gold egg for each of the hunt’s age categories; children who find one will receive a special prize. The Easter bunny also will visit both hunts.

For more about the Keach Park hunt, call Dick Patten at 496-2917. For more about the White Park hunt, call Matt Finney at 496-8264.

Bradford-area DAR chapter at Good Citizens luncheon

CONCORD — Members of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution attended the New Hampshire State Organization DAR’s annual Good Citizens awards luncheon this month in Concord.

Barbara Corson, Roxanna Smith, Marilyn Soper and Alison Vallieres were at the luncheon along with Lillian Denslow, the chapter’s Good Citizen winner chosen from Hillsboro-Deering High School, and her mother, Rebecca Denslow.

Not able to attend were the chapter’s Good Citizen winner from Kearsarge Regional High School, Natalie Soule, and the winner from Hopkinton High School, Cooper Kimball-Rhines.

The Bradford-area chapter’s next meeting is Wednesday at the Odd Fellows Hall in Contoocook. The meeting will feature a NH Humanities program, “Benedict Arnold Patriot (or Traitor).”

For more information, email Alison at fancyiris@gsinet.net or Barbara at bcorson@mcttelecom.com.

New workshop series to take closer look at nature

WALPOLE — The Cheshire County Conservation District is kicking off a new ecological and natural history workshop series.

The Closer Look series will start Sunday, March 25, at Distant Hill Gardens with a closer look at winter trees and shrubs. Forester Steve Roberge of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens will lead the workshop from 1 to 4 p.m.

Other topics in the series include vernal pools, birds, backyard planting, pollinators and beneficial insects.

The workshops will take place in the fields, woodlands and wetlands of Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Road. Those who attend will learn how to identify several species of shrubs and trees and witness how winter plant identification is being used as a management tool to enhance the plant biodiversity of a pollinator meadow at Distant Hill Nature Trail.

Registration is required online at https://tinyurl.com/y8u8v4kz.

For more about the series, visit cheshireconservation.org and look for the link under Current Events or email Lola Bobrowski at lola@cheshireconservation.org or call 756-2988 ext. 115.

Bedford Men’s Club offers 2 scholarships

BEDFORD — The Bedford Men’s Club provides two $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors.

The scholarship is open to any senior who lives in Bedford at the time of graduation and who is going on to college. The scholarships are awarded to seniors who demonstrate voluntarism by performing community service and making Bedford a better place to live.

To apply, go to bedfordmensclub.com. The application and essay detailing community service hours, duties performed, agencies benefited and any other information to help the committee distinguish deserving candidates, must be submitted online or postmarked no later than April 15.

The nonprofit club promotes the betterment of the community and supports local educational and recreational youth programs. The club’s primary fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale. Members also volunteer with Bedford community groups. For more information, visit www.bedfordmensclub.com.

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