NH Club Notes: GFWC Merrimack District meeting set for March 3

February 21. 2018 8:45PM
The Brookline Woman's Club is co-hosting the General Federation of Women's Clubs' Merrimack South District meeting Saturday, March 3, in Brookline. From left are officers Anita Rubenstein Angel, treasurer; Kalee Gwarjanski, secretary; Miranda Terry, president; and Christine Raymond, vice president. (COURTESY)

John Weidman, co-founder and director of the Andres Institute of Art, will be the guest speaker at the GFWC’s Merrimack South District meeting. (COURTESY)

BROOKLINE — The Brookline Woman’s Club and the Wilton/Lyndeborough Woman’s Club will host the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Merrimack South District meeting on Saturday, March 3, at the Brookline Community Church, 2 Main St.

In addition to those two clubs, the GFWC-N.H. Merrimack District represents the Amoskeag Community Volunteers, Manchester; Candia Community Woman’s Club; Hollis Woman’s Club; Hudson Community Woman’s Club; Hudson Junior Woman’s Club; Junior Alumnae Leadership Club; Nashaway Woman’s Club; and Salem Woman’s Club.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet, followed by a business meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. The Brookline club will lead an activity.

John Weidman, co-founder and director of the Andres Institute of Art, will be the guest speaker. The nonprofit institute’s mission is to advance the intellectual and social well being of the public by educating and training artists, by promoting the integration of art and technology, and by supporting fine arts.

Lunch will be served at noon. Then attendees have a choice of boxing supplies for the Wilton Open Cupboard or making toiletry bags for the Wilton/Lyndeborough Coop Closet. The meeting will end at 3 p.m.

All are welcome. Anyone interested in attending should contact Ellen Pomer, registration and reservation chairman, at ellenpomer@mac.com.

Hooksett Garden Club looking for new members

HOOKSETT — The Hooksett Garden Club’s first meeting of the 2018 season will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount St. Mary’s Way.

In lieu of a program, the members will participate in a Yankee swap after the meeting.

One of the club’s main focuses of the new year will be to increase membership. All meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending is asked to call Membership Chairman Nancy Barrett at 485-3539 or email hooksettnhgardenclub@gmail.com. People also may just show up at a meeting.

Another way to learn about the club is to attend its open house planned at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the library.

The club’s mission is to encourage interest in all phases of gardening, floral design and horticulture; to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources; and to assist in the civic beautification of the community.

For more about the club, a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs, go to www.hooksettnhgardenclub.org.

Garden club program on pest management

SANDOWN — The Sandown Garden Club is starting a new season of programs that are free and open to the public.

The first in the series, on Monday, March 5, will be a program by Rachel Maccini, the pesticide education coordinator at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, on “Integrated Pest Management,” which is an ecological approach to pest control that protects pollinators and is safer for the environment.

Maccini will discuss the major groups of garden pests, give tips to identify the most common ones found in New Hampshire gardens, discuss how to use the proper methods at the proper time and how to incorporate IPM strategies to control garden pests.

Maccini is a graduate of UNH and has degrees in accounting, entomology and adult education. She is working toward a second master’s degree in urban entomology.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandown Recreation Center on Pheasant Run Drive.

The nonprofit garden club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs. New members are welcome and being a Sandown resident is not required. For more about membership and upcoming events, visit www.sandowngardenclub.org.

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