NH Club Notes: Heritage Quilters' Guild to celebrate anniversary

May 31. 2018 9:38PM

Peterborough Rotary Club President Steve Kim, center, joins Carol Cleary, left, and Linda Caracappa, co-founders of the ConVal End 68 Hours of Hunger Program, who recently spoke to the club. The program provides weekend food for ConVal School District students in need. (COURTESY)

From left, Lucille Weir and Lee Bushey, co-chairmen of the Woman’s Service Club of Windham’s recent yard sale, help customers David Trovato and Michelle Bradley of Windham. (COURTESY)

MANCHESTER — The Heritage Quilters’ Guild of Manchester will celebrate its 40th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church meeting room, 673 Weston Road.

All past and present members are invited. The guild asks those attending to bring an early quilt and a more recent quilt for sharing, if possible.

The guild was founded in 1977 by Anita Boucher and Martha McCarthy. The members have used their skills to provide many quilts for charitable purposes, including breast cancer patients, Birthright, veterans and nursing homes.

Rotary Club hosts leaders of ConVal hunger program

PETERBOROUGH — The Peterborough Rotary Club recently hosted the ConVal End 68 Hours of Hunger co-founders, Linda Caracappa and Carol Cleary.

Caracappa and Cleary shared the history of the program, which has been providing weekend food for almost 200 food insecure ConVal School District students since 2016.

Children who come to school hungry can experience lower academic performance and cognitive delays, they said. A donation of $10 will feed a child for a weekend. To donate, go to http://end68hoursofhunger.org/donate.

Peterborough Rotary, which is part of an International group of service-minded business and professional leaders, helps area youth through programs such as Operation Santa, scholarships, Camp Quest, youth exchange and the ConVal Interact Club. The club also works to improve the community through several projects, the most visible of which are Rotary Wilder Park and downtown holiday decorations. It also supports other local organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Windy Row Learning Center, and hosts a major fundraiser, a pancake breakfast, at Easter. For more information, go to peterbororotary.org.

Conservation district series offers look at natural world

WALPOLE — The Cheshire County Conservation District says its new Closer Look workshop series encourages a closer look at the natural world and our connections to it. Topics throughout the year will include trees and shrubs, vernal pools, birds, backyard planting, pollinators and beneficial insects

All the workshops are free and open to the public; some require registration.

Saturday: a guided bird walk with Wendy Ward, 8 to 10 a.m. at Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Road, Walpole.

Sunday: wildflower and plant community hike, 8 to 11 a.m. at Horatio Colony Preserve, parking lot off of Daniels Hill Road, Keene. Registration required.

Friday, June 8: Distant Hills bloom tour, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Road, Walpole.

Saturday, June 9: Soil Fun Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market of Keene, Gilbo Avenue.

Saturday, June 16: Army Corps pollinator garden opening day celebration, 10 a.m. to noon at North of Surry Mountain Beach, entrance on Route 12A, Surry.

For more information about the series, the June workshops and registration, go to cheshireconservation.org/a-closer-look-series or contact Lola Bobrowski at lola@cheshireconservation.org or 756-2988 ext. 115.

The district promotes the conservation and responsible use of natural and agricultural resources for residents in the county by providing technical, financial and educational assistance.

Garden clubs to celebrate National Garden Week

Nancy L. Hargroves, president of National Garden Clubs, has declared June 3 to 9 as National Garden Week, a time for garden clubs and gardening enthusiasts across the country to celebrate their passion for planting seeds, caring for plants and enjoying the riches of their efforts.

The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs says gardening has both physical and emotional benefits, from decreasing a gardener’s stress and heart rate to improving a gardener’s attention span and mood.

For information about membership in the federation or forming a new garden club, contact the membership chairman at membership@nhfgc.org.

State Grange plans annual Fun Day for Junior Grange

CHICHESTER — N.H. State Grange Director Joanne Brandt says the annual Fun Day for the Junior Grange is planned Saturday, June 16, at Chichester Grange Hall, 54 Main St.

Activities will begin with registration and craft time at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $7.50 per person.

At 10 a.m., the group will travel to Live and Let Live Farm, 20 Paradice Lane, Chichester. Family members are needed to transport the children.

The young people will return to the Grange Hall at 11 a.m. to work on a Big E planter craft. Lunch at noon will include sloppy Joes, vegetables, chips and fruit.

A community service Christmas project at 1 p.m. will involve decorating Christmas stockings for Pease Greeters, volunteers who greet members of the military heading overseas or returning from overseas from Pease Tradeport.

The final activity at 2 p.m. is a drive to Chucksters off Route 4 for miniature golf.

The registration deadline is Sunday, June 10. To sign up, contact Brandt at 642-5074 or jbrandt774@aol.com.

Junior Grange members attending should bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, extra socks and boots, and are reminded to dress appropriately for the day’s weather.

Keene area garden club’s annual meeting June 13

KEENE — The Old Homestead Garden Club’s annual meeting is planned Wednesday, June 13, at the Keene Country Club, 755 W. Hill Road. The theme is “A Garden Party Through My Garden Gate.”

The meeting will begin with coffee and a social at 10 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the program at 1 p.m.

The program, “Spring and Summer Floral Designs,” will be presented by Linda Paré, owner of Mountain Floral Shop in Ashland. The club says Paré is an accomplished floral designer. She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, has exhibited at the Boston Flower Show and has won many top awards from National Garden Clubs.

For more information, call Judy Avery at 352-4980.

Windham women’s club says yard sale was a success

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham says its May yard sale was a success, raising more than $1,400 for its many charitable efforts, including helping veterans in Manchester and Shepherd’s Pantry in Windham.

The club’s leaders are thanking sale co-chairmen Lucille Weir and Lee Bushey for their work on the event, the members who volunteered, maintenance custodian Wendy Lorentzan for setting up tables at the Windham Town Hall and community members who attended the sale.

For more about the club, visit www.womansserviceclubofwindham.org or look for the club on Facebook.

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