New Hampshire Club Notes

April 30. 2014 8:41PM

More than 20 volunteers from the Bow Garden Club and the Bow Rotary Club recently donated a few hours to clip, rake, lop and edge Bow's community park, (COURTESY)

Friends of Brookline Public Library plans book and bake sale Saturday

BROOKLINE — The Friends of the Brookline Public Library is sponsoring a book and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brusch Hall, 36 Main St., and Legion Hall, next door, with a "2-Bucks-a-Bag" special from 2 to 4 p.m.

The sale, which will include hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and other items, supports the library's summer reading program, museum passes, part of its weekly music program and other purchases not covered by the yearly budget.

The group has put the call out to local groups and individuals to help with moving furniture and books to the point of sale and back to storage. Sign-up sheets are at the library. For more information, call the library at 673-3330.

A sign-up sheet for bakers also is library. For more information, call Jodi, 673-1417.

NH State Quilters Association to gather for spring meeting Sunday

CONCORD — The New Hampshire State Quilters Association will have its spring meeting Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St. The program will begin at 1 p.m.; doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Sharon Mayers of Coventry, R.I., who has developed patterns titled "Piecing with Poppers," which involves taking common patterns and adding borders around the blocks to make them pop. For more information, go to

The meeting also will feature presentations by participants in the association's Spring Challenge, raffles and door prizes, a member show-and-tell, a brief business meeting and refreshments.

Bow Garden Club's program on heirloom tomatoes open to public

BOW — The Bow Garden Club's next meeting on Monday will feature a program on "Heirloom Tomatoes" by Ken Cook, owner of Rusty's Heirloom Tomatoes in Dunbarton. He will share his secrets for growing the perfect tomato.

Meetings are free, open to the public and no preregistration is required. The meeting, which will be in the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, will start with social time at 6 p.m., then the program at 6:30 p.m. and a brief business meeting about 7:30 p.m.

For more about the club, go to or contact 2013-2015 club President Kerry Buckley at 225-9103 or

Landscape designer, builder to speak to Sandown Garden Club on Monday

SANDOWN —The Sandown Garden Club will host William Parker of Parker Garden Design, a veteran of the design-build landscape profession, at its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sandown Recreation Center, Pheasant Run Drive.

Parker's presentation will focus on incorporating ornamental grasses, bold masses of perennials and ground covers to create a landscape that is sustainable, low maintenance and offers a stunning visual impact. He also will address the selection of plant materials that work well in New England.

For more about the nonprofit club, call Audrey at 887-3743 or go to

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