NH Club News: 'Good Health' gardening tops garden club kickoff

September 12. 2018 11:00PM

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Garden Club’s first meeting of the season will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Manchester City Library, lower level.

Maria Noel Groves will present a program on “Good Health Grows in the Garden.”

It is “Bring a Guest Month,” and interested people are encouraged to attend and learn more about the programs and community work the Manchester Garden Club offers.

For more information, visit www.manchesternhgardenclub.org or find them on Facebook.

Bedford gardeners to begin fall schedule

BEDFORD — The Bedford Garden Club will host a booth at Bedford Olde Towne Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riley Field.

Guess the weight of its pumpkin and check out the decorated garden bricks that will be for sale. Visitors can also learn more about the club’s programs, workshops and community service.

Gardeners and prospective members alike are welcome to the Monday, Oct. 22, monthly meeting of the Bedford Garden Club at the Bedford Public Library’s McAllaster Room. Starting at 6 p.m., the evening will begin with a social. An educational program by “Birdman” will be presented from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., followed by a business meeting.

Membership is open to any adult interested in horticulture, garden-related subjects and in promoting civic landscape improvement. For more information, visit www.bedfordgardenclubnh.org.

Bedford Lions Club to sponsor Kids K Race

BEDFORD — The Bedford Lions Club will sponsor the Kids K Race at Bedford Olde Town Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 22. This year the race will be held at the Mary Selvoski Softball Field located next to the town swimming pool.

The Bedford Lions Kid K Race, with a noon start time, is in its 18th year.

Age groups range from 3-4 years who run 50 meters; 5-6 years who run 100 meters; 7-9 years who run 1K; and 10-12 years who run 1K run.

All finishers receive a running bib and finishing medal. The first-place boy and girl winners in each category receive a trophy.

The entire race is completed within an hour, and awards are presented immediately after the race at the Lion’s registration booth at Sportsman’s Field.

Registration forms are available at the Bedford Library, Bedford Town Office or Bedford public schools.

Registration on Race Day is at the Sportsman’s Field Lions booth from 10 to 11:45 a.m. On-site registration fee is $5 with proceeds to benefit Lions’ charities.

Candia Garden Club to host monarch program

CANDIA — The Candia Garden Club will host guest speaker Donna Miller, a citizen scientist for Monarch Watch who helps with the tracking of monarchs during their fall migration, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Smyth Public Library, 55 High St.

Her presentation, “Where Have all the Monarchs Gone?”, will cover the monarchs declining population in New Hampshire and how we can help. She will show slides of gardens designed specifically to attract monarchs and will discuss research work being done.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, email candiagardenclub@gmail.com or call Donna at 370-2977.

Honor veteran ancestors by tracing military history

MANCHESTER — Having problems identifying your ancestors and how they served? Not finding missing records? Learn new ways to locate additional information at the Fall Meeting of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Executive Court Conference Center, 1199 S. Mammoth Road.

AG Military Specialist Michael L. Strauss will be the featured speaker. He is a professional genealogist, author, lecturer and civil war re-enactor, Coast Guard veteran and licensed private investigator. He is an approved genealogist for the U. S. Army searching to match DNA of qualified family members to identify MIAs lost from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam.

Lectures will include “Research Your Colonial War Ancestors”; “Research Your World War I Ancestors”; and “A House Divided: Researching Your Civil War Ancestors.”

Registration for members is $35, $50 for nonmembers. Checks or money orders made out to NHSOG may be sent to NHSOG, c/o Diane Gravel, P.O. Box 1386, Thornton, NH 03285. Visit ww.nhsog.org for Paypal payment. All reservations must be received no later than Oct. 12.

For more information, email president@nhsog.org.

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