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March 27. 2013 11:28PM

NH Club News in Brief


Bristol resident Margaret Hoyle will demonstrate her technique for knitting woolen socks without seams on her antique hand-cranked knitting machine, above, during the Danbury Grange's final Winter Market of the season on Saturday, April 6. (COURTESY)
Concord club's fundraiser  ladies spa night

CONCORD - The Woman's Club of Concord will host a ladies spa night from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, to benefit its scholarship fund for young women in Concord area high schools who show academic potential and prowess.

Last year, the club awarded three $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors.

The circa-1886 Chamberlin House, 44 Pleasant St., which is home to the club, will be transformed into a spa-like atmosphere, where services including chair massages, mini-facials, mini-makeovers, foot and hand care, hair care and healthy living consulting will be offered at 15-minute intervals.

The cost is $30 for three spa services and $15 for each additional service.

Healthy refreshments will be available, and raffles also are planned.

To schedule the spa services, contact Elaine Bello at (617) 359-8699 or Scholarships@womansclubofconcord.org. Reservations also may be paid for online through PayPal at the club's website, www.womansclubofconcord.

Bello or another club member will call those who have purchased services online and schedule a time slot. The club says the spa night it hosted in September sold out, so early reservations are recommended.

The club has added a "Baubles and Heels Exchange" to the spa night. It will take place on the second floor of the Chamberlin House. The $10 admission fee also will go toward the scholarships fund.

The exchange is a chance for women to clean out their closets and trade their unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and jewelry for new treasures. The swap is one donated item for one "new item," but women with nothing to swap can purchase tickets for $3 each.

Nita Hosmer, with assistance from member Kris LaBrake, is coordinating the exchange. Donated swap items may be dropped off until noon Friday, April 5, at the Chamberlin House. Each bag or box with items should have the donor's full name and the word "swap" clearly visible in print. Display space is limited. Any leftover items will be donated to several local charities the club supports.

For more information about the fundraiser, email Hosmer at Homelife@womansclubofconcord.org.

For more about the nonprofit club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, go to www.womansclubofconcord.org.

The club's scholarship application also can be downloaded from the club's website by clicking on the Scholarship tab. The deadline to submit an application is May 1.

Danbury Grange's final Winter Market on April 6

DANBURY - Blazing Star Grange No. 71 will host its final Winter Market of the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Danbury Grange Hall on North Road, at the junction of routes 4 and 104.

The market, which focuses on locally raised, created and produced items, has two floors of vendors offering products ranging from dairy, meat and baked goods to wool, soaps and jewelry.

The Grange also sells a hot breakfast in the morning and a hot lunch.

This month, Bristol resident Margaret Hoyle will demonstrate her technique for knitting woolen socks without seams on her antique hand-cranked knitting machine. The World War II vintage machine has produced hundreds of brightly colored pairs of socks in the Newfound region. Hoyle also knits socks for the troops serving overseas.

Vendor Phyllis Rockwell of Newfound Wool Works will have wool batting on hand for those who care to spin their own wool and make their own socks. Rockwell takes the sheared wool from sheep farmers, washes it and processes it for a variety of uses.

For more information, including a list of vendors, go to www.danburygrange.org. To help at the market or to inquire about being a vendor, call Donna Sprague at 768-5579.

Andover Service Club plans guest night

ANDOVER - The Andover Service Club will host its annual guest night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Highland Lake Grange Hall.

The social gathering is designed to welcome new and potential members. The women of the club will prepare a potluck dinner. The Sunapee Singers will entertain.

Women interested in membership may contact President Mary Ofenloch at maryo.asclub@live.com for more information.

April 20 the deadline for Windham club scholarship

WINDHAM - Saturday, April 20, is the deadline to submit an application for the Windham Woman's Club's scholarships, which are open to all Windham high school seniors, including anyone in private school.

The club will award two $1,500 scholarships in May based on scholastic and academic achievement and financial need.

Applications are available at the guidance office at Windham High School and online at www.windhamwomansclub.com. The completed form, including transcripts and letter of recommendation, should be mailed to: Jean Morrow, 11 Cross St., Windham, NH 03087.

The scholarship is awarded conditionally upon graduation, but is not given until the winner has successfully completed the first college semester in January 2014. Awards are given directly to the student.

The club also has application forms on its website for the General Federation of Women's Club of New Hampshire scholarship and the Mrs. Otis Arnold scholarship, which are open to any senior in the state. There is one application for both scholarships. Monday is the application deadline for these GFWC-N.H. scholarships.

GFWC-N.H. also is awarding a $1,000 arts scholarship this year. This application, which is due Wednesday, May 1, also is available online at www.windhamwomansclub.com.

Windham club plans Family Literacy Day

WINDHAM - The Windham Woman's Club will sponsor its second annual Family Literacy Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at Nashua High School North.

The day is free for area families to enjoy crafts, exhibits, including from the Squam Lakes Science Center, puppet shows, Legos and healthy snacks and up to 10 free books of their choosing for each child. The club donated the money to help provide these free books.

The event is designed to appeal to children ages 3 to 8, but there also will be chapter books for those in middle and high school.

Chester Lions Club offers $1,000 scholarship

CHESTER - The Chester Lions Club will present a $1,000 college scholarship to a high school graduate from Chester.

Forms are available in the guidance office at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

For more information, call Bruce Baker at 887-4424.

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