NH Club Notes: Bow Garden Club taking poinsettia preorders

October 19. 2017 11:32PM

Audrey Vargish, left, Sandown Garden Club president, grabs some trash while June McNally holds a “Slow” sign to warn passing traffic as club members clean up a 1.7 mile stretch of Main Street, one of the club's community service projects. (COURTESY)

Manchester Garden Club members planted fall plants at the Gale Home in Manchester as well as at the Manchester City Library as part of their contributions to making Manchester beautiful. From left, Elinor Terrell, Janet Bjerke, Kathy Savage and Cheryl Dickson prepare to unload plants from a trailer to begin planting at the Gale Home. For information about the club, go to www.manchesternhgardenclub.org or find them on Facebook. (COURTESY)

BOW — The Bow Garden Club’s eighth annual holiday poinsettia sale offers large red, white or pink poinsettia plants with foil pot covers for gift-giving or display purposes.

The plants, grown by D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, may be preordered through Friday, Nov. 10, and will be available for pickup at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon unless other arrangements are made with the seller.

Eight-inch pots with three poinsettia plants are $23; 10-inch pots with four plants are $33. All proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship and civic beautification programs.

To print an order form, go to www.bowgardenclub.org or check the Baker Free Library’s bulletin board or contact Joyce Kimball at 229-1990 or joyceakimball@comcast.net. Club members also can take orders.

Conservation district to host annual meeting

The Cheshire County Conservation District will host the N.H. Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting and Working Lands Conference on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3, at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Keene.

The conference theme is “Supporting Farms & Forests to Ensure a Healthy Environment.”

This gathering will bring together community members and conservation partners from across the state to celebrate the year’s success stories and look ahead to furthering conservation progress in 2018.

On Nov. 2, a session from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will feature highlights from each of the state’s 10 conservation districts as well as updates from statewide and national conservation partners. Lunch will be provided. From 5 to 9 p.m., a cash-bar cocktail hour of locally sourced wine and beer will be followed by 2017 community awards, a conservation art exhibit, Cheshire County highlights from the year, and keynote address and book signing by author David Montgomery. Monadnock Food Coop will provide a locally sourced three-course banquet dinner.

The Working Lands Conference is Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering workshops on topics such as water conservation and climate change, wildlife habitat, and farm and forest profitability, as well as an optional cover crop bus tour and military veterans networking session. Breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided.

Tickets are $75 for the two-day event; $50 for Nov. 2 only; and $30 for Nov. 3 only. Cheshire County residents may attend the Nov. 2 evening banquet for $20. Scholarships to cover the cost of the Working Lands Conference are available to Cheshire County farmers (use promo code FARMER) and N.H. military veterans (promo code VETERAN).

For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.cheshireconservation.org/working-lands-conference.

MMRG’s plans ‘CC Mixer’ next week in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will host its fifth annual “CC Mixer” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wolfeboro Town Hall, 86 S. Main St.

Speaker Steve Whitman of Resilience Planning and Design will give an overview of the resources developed for MMRG’s new conservation action plan, “Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow.”

The program also will feature networking, information-sharing and brainstorming by conservation commissioners and municipal officials from MMRG’s seven service towns: Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield and Wolfeboro. Members of the public interested in learning about the conservation planning process are welcome, too.

The evening will begin with networking and light appetizers, followed by a roundtable about existing and proposed town conservation initiatives. After Whitman’s short presentation, break-out groups will look at maps and brainstorm possibilities for implementing the Conservation Action Plan.

This event is free, but preregistration is required. For more details, call MMRG’s education coordinator Kari Lygren at 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info.

Windham club’s program on NH grand resort hotels

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham will meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Windham Town Hall. A luncheon at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a program at 12:15 p.m. and then a business meeting.

The NH Humanities program, “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: Architecture, History, and the Preservation Record,” will be presented by architectural historian Bryant Tolles Jr. He will discuss the history and architecture of the grand resort hotels from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus will be the surviving hotels: the Mount Washington, Mountain View Grand and Balsams.

The program is free and open to the public. To attend, RSVP at ngreenberggfwc@comcast.net.

For more information, contact membership chairman Sue Violi at 889-0578 or go to www.womansserviceclubofwindham.com.

Sandown Garden Club members clean roadsides

SANDOWN — Sandown Garden Club members recently donned bright yellow safety vests and formed teams to clear litter from the sides of a 1.7-mile stretch of Main Street (Route 121A), one of the club’s community service projects.

Club members volunteer to clean the roadsides twice yearly, in spring and fall. This activity has earned the club two signs that mark this stretch of roadway. The signs are provided by the N.H. Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Program.

For more about the nonprofit club, visit sandowngardenclub.org.

Amoskeag Questers plans Lincoln living history talk

DERRY — Amoskeag Questers will host “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” a living history presentation by Steven Wood, at 10 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 1, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway.

The program, which is free and open to the public, tells the story of Lincoln’s visit to New Hampshire in 1860.

Derry club’s program on interior houseplants

DERRY — The Derry Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Derry Boys and Girls Club, 40 Hampstead Road.

Guest speakers Jack Wagoner, a master gardener, perennial manager and garden designer, and Melody Soucy, greenhouse manager at Lake Street Garden Center in Salem, will discuss interior design with houseplants and how to beautify your house. They also will create a multiplant container and will bring sample floor plants and terrariums.

A raffle and a silent auction also are planned. A soup and salad luncheon with dessert and beverages will be provided.

For more about the club, go to www.derrygardenclub.org.

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