NH Club Notes: Danbury church, Grange plan joint dinner, auction

April 20. 2017 8:02PM
Ron Trexler, a master gardener, speaks about starting seeds during a program at the Hooksett Public Library that was co-sponsored by the library and the Hooksett Garden Club. The garden club's next meeting is Wednesday. (COURTESY)

DANBURY — The Blazing Star Grange says a “two-for-one event” is planned at the Grange Hall on Saturday, April 29, when the United Church of Danbury will host its Dutch Auction and the Grange members will offer their chicken pie feast.

The supper will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken pie, vegetable, rolls, beverage and dessert for $9, with meals available for eating in or taking out. The Grange says these suppers have become so popular that it now serves chicken pie twice a year.

United Church members have gathered prizes for the auction and also will have a quilt to raffle. Tickets will go on sale at 4:30 p.m., and the drawing of the ticket winners will follow at the close of the supper. Winners do not need to be present to win.

“Combining organization events and making strong community connections is just one of the great parts of living in a small town,” the Grange wrote in a news release.

Blazing Star Grange Hall is located at 15 North Road.

Meredith Lions Club welcomes new members

MEREDITH — New Meredith Lions Club members Susan Aldrich and Flora Koerbel were inducted into the club by Multiple District 44 Cabinet Secretary Steve Middlemas during a recent dinner meeting.

During the induction, they were blindfolded to represent those living in darkness and the Lions’ goal to assist people with visual impairments. When asked by Helen Keller in June 1925 to be her “Knights of the Blind,” Lions International adopted that as its mission.

For information about membership, contact Lion Marie Valliere at keylion03@gmail.com or 279-6016. Anyone is also welcome to drop by a meeting, which are held at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday in Room A at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive.

Hooksett Garden Club to focus on Petals 2 Paint

HOOKSETT — Hooksett Garden Club Co-president Marty Lennon will give an illustrated talk at the club’s meeting Wednesday on the meaning and logistics of Petals 2 Paint, titled “A Tale of Two Artists.” Each year, several members of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs participate in this show, which has floral designers from different clubs interpret or complement work by local artists.

Lennon has participated in the show for several years and will share her experiences. The next Petals 2 Paint will be June 21 and 22 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst.

At the club’s March meeting, Ron Trexler, a former club member and now a Master Gardener with the UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, gave a program on how to start seeds, which was co-sponsored by the Hooksett Public Library. The club says the program, which was open to the public, was well-attended. Trexler had samples of plants he started, as well as heat mats, grow lights, his own plant starting mixture and samples of seed packets.

The club’s meetings, which are free and open to the public, begin at 4 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month from February through October at the library, 31 Mount St Mary’s Way. New members are always welcome.

The club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs. For more information, go to www.hooksettnhgardenclub.org, email www.hooksettnhgardenclub@gmail.com or follow the club at Facebook.com/Hooksett Garden Club.

Windham club accepting yard sale donations

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham’s annual yard sale is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the upstairs of Windham Town Hall, 3 N. Lowell Road.

Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 28. The club is not accepting clothing, combustibles or electronics.

The sale’s co-chairmen are Betty Csenger and Ruth Alexander.

For more about the club, go to www.womansserviceclubofwindham.org or look for it on Facebook.

Somersworth group plans annual spring craft fair

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Festival Association’s 25th spring craft fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Somersworth High School, 11 Memorial Drive.

The fair will feature more than 100 New England crafters. Festival Association volunteers also will sell both breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to check on the availability of vendor space, call 692-5869 or go to nhfestivals.org.

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