NH Club Notes: Kearsarge Athletic Boosters to host spaghetti dinner Friday

October 25. 2017 9:04PM
Floral designer Bill Graham will focus on preparing for the holidays when he speaks at the Amherst Garden Club's morning meeting Thursday, Nov. 2. (COURTESY)

Sierra Brookes will give a program on “Holiday Decorating with Treasures from the Garden” during the club’s evening meeting that day. (COURTESY)

NORTH SUTTON — The Kearsarge Athletic Boosters invite the community to a benefit dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kearsarge Regional High School, 457 North Road.

The cost is $5 and includes pasta, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. Proceeds will benefit athletic programs at the high school, scholarships and a year-end awards banquet.

The volunteer group’s first dinner fundraiser also will feature raffle prizes donated by individuals and businesses, including retail, hospitality, recreation, goods and services. Raffle tickets will be sold at the dinner, and winners need not be present to win.

For more information, contact Erica McCullough at erica_mccullogh@hotmail.com or (703) 994-6727 or Aimee Tucker at aytucker@yahoo.com or 667-5046. Information also is available at www.facebook.com/KearsargeAthleticBoosters.

Amherst club sets agenda for meetings next week

AMHERST — The Amherst Garden Club has monthly meetings with different programs in the morning and evening. The next meetings are on Thursday, Nov. 2.

The daytime meeting will feature the program “The Holidays! Let’s Get Ready!” presented by floral designer Bill Graham, owner of Beautiful Things Ltd. in Salem, Mass., a shop that specializes in floral designs, gifts and women’s accessories. Graham also is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and Professional Floral Commentators International.

His program will cover early fall, Thanksgiving and design ideas for Christmas as well as a few fashion tips. All floral arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the program.

This gathering will begin at 9 a.m. with a business meeting and refreshments, followed by the program at 10:30 a.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101.

For the evening meeting, Sierra Brookes of Peterborough, an herbal artisan, interior decorator and master gardener, will give a presentation on “Holiday Decorating with Treasures from the Garden.”

Brookes will share creative ideas for using fresh and dried cuttings from the garden, fields and forest for decorations, culinary uses, herbal body care products and gift giving.

This meeting will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road.

The public is welcome at both meetings with no fee.

Windham club’s sweater, coat drive planned Nov. 4

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham’s second annual coat and sweater drive is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the upstairs of Windham Town Hall.

Donations of clean, serviceable coats and sweaters for men, women and children are requested for people in need.

Those who can’t attend the drive may drop off items at three Windham locations: Shaw’s, Nesmith Library and Windham Cooperative Kindergarten.

For more information, call the project co-chairmen, Patricia Russell at 434-4775 or Sue Violi at 889-0578. For more about the club, go to www.womanserviceclubofwindham.com or “Like” the club on Facebook.

Danbury Grange to resume Winter Farmers Market

DANBURY — Blazing Star Grange 71 will resume its Danbury Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 15 North Road.

The winter market will be held the first Saturday of the month from November through April, with a by-order-only pickup from vendors every third Saturday of the month.

The third Saturday from January through April also will offer workshops along with the opportunity to pick up orders that were placed with farmers market vendors.

For more information, call Donna at 768 5579 or go to blazingstargrange.org.

Former news anchor to speak to Manchester club

MANCHESTER — At the Manchester Women’s Club’s next meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Cathy Burnham Martin, an author and former WMUR-TV news anchor and reporter, will discuss her book, “The Bimbo Has Brains and Other Freaky Facts.”

The club resumed its regular meetings Oct. 6, with members discussing the agenda for the year, club business and upcoming events. Meetings are held the first Friday of each month at Manchester Country Club in Bedford, beginning with a social at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Guests are welcome.

On Oct. 11, members also enjoyed the fall foliage and the call of loons as they had lunch while cruising Lake Winnipesaukee on the M/S Mount Washington.

For more information about the meeting, call Pauline Grant at 623-1093.

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