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The Reprisal Chapter of DAR, based in Newport, participated in the 98th annual Winter Carnival this month. Members waving the flag that cold day are, from left, Lorie Greenwood, Pat McCabe, Stephanie Talbot, Kim Chandler and Verne Greene, and sitting on the back of the car, Regent Sue Swan and Jean Barrett. (COURTESY)

New Hampshire Club News in Brief


Reprisal Chapter of DAR schedules March meeting

NEWPORT — The Reprisal Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the home of Pat McCabe, 118 Lempster St., Lempster.

McCabe will present the program, "Continental Congress 101." The public is welcome.

Manchester Toastmasters plans first Speech-athon

MANCHESTER — Top of the Town Toastmasters of Manchester will host its first Speech-athon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Manchester Community College, 1066 Front St., Room 238.

The club says its regular meetings are sometimes too short to fit in all the speeches members are ready to present. This meeting will focus, in its entirety, on member speeches and speech evaluations.

This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The mission of Toastmasters is to give people the skills and confidence to effectively express themselves in any situation. The meetings help people improve their communication and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive and nonjudgmental environment.

For more information, call 818-1870.

Italian club's mask-making talk requires reservations

GILFORD — The New Hampshire Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will bring an interesting aspect of Italian culture to the area on Friday, March 28.

The club has obtained a professional from Behind the Mask Studio in Massachusetts who will present a talk and demonstration on mask-making as it is done in Venice each year for Carnevale and in other areas of the world.

This reservation-only event will begin at 6 p.m. at Pheasant Ridge Country Club. The cost, including an Italian dinner catered by Contigiani's in Laconia, is $30.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call Alice Contardo at 527-0551 or Joe Adrignola at 496-3839.

Planting annuals the focus for Sandown Garden Club

SANDOWN — The Sandown Garden Club will host a presentation next month on "Planting Annuals for Impact" by Linda Zukas, the annuals manager and container designer at Churchill's in Exeter.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Sandown Recreation Center on Pheasant Run Drive.

Her program will focus on selecting the right annuals for each location, preparing the soil and maintaining the plants to get season-long color. Zukas notes that there are so many beautiful colors and more choices than ever, and she will help gardeners pick the most effective ones to plant for impact.

The garden club is a nonprofit organization, but it appreciates donations.

The club is a member of both the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs. For membership information, call Kathy at 819-9615 or visit www.sandowngardenclub.org.

Hollis Woman's Club taking reservations for yard sale

HOLLIS — The Hollis Woman's Club is accepting reservations for spaces at its spring yard sale, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road.

A space may be reserved for $20, and a space and table for $25. For information or space reservations, contact Jeanne Cleveland at 465-2097 or at jeanne3484@yahoo.com.


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