NH Club News: Peterborough Rotary hosts writing club

September 20. 2018 11:08PM

PETERBOROUGH — The Peterborough Rotary Club hosted the Avenue A Teen Center Creative Writing Club at its Sept. 17 meeting.

The Avenue A Teen Center in Antrim, a division of The Grapevine, is home to the National Endowment for the Arts award-winning WriteOut! Project. Teens from the Writing Club read from their published anthology, “I Need to See This on Paper,” and welcomed questions about their objective: to see that every teen in New Hampshire foster care receives a copy.

Writing Club Adviser Cynthia West spoke about the variety of free, volunteer-led programs offered at the Teen Center and what the community can do to help.

West is a freelance writer, creative strategist and founder of Monadnock Living magazine. She is the former editor of Boston-based North Shore Living magazine and The CMI Report.

For more information, visit http://peterbororotary.org.

Woman’s Service Club to host freedom songs talk

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3, upstairs at Windham Town Hall, 3 N. Lowell Road.

Guest speaker Deborah Anne Goss will present “Abby Hutchinson’s Sweet Freedom Songs and Stories: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage.”

A luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at 12:15 p.m., and then the meeting.

The event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to ngreenberggfwc@comcast.net to ensure seating. The program is funded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The Woman’s Service Club of Windham meets the first Wednesday of the month September to May at Windham Town Hall. The club donated two scholarships to Middle School students attending Nature’s Classroom Program in Connecticut.

For more information, contact Sue Violi at 889-0578 or visit www.womansserviceclubofwindham.org.

Bog, raptor programs on tap for Amherst club

AMHERST — The Amherst Garden Club will present “Ponemah Bog: Amherst’s Boreal Gem” at its morning meeting Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101.

Pam Hunt, Ph.D., will explore the geology and ecology of the wide range of wetlands within the larger category of peatland — with a special focus on Ponemah. The program will close with an overview of the Ponemah Bog Sanctuary, its history and stewardship.

Hunt is the avian conservation biologist with the NH Audubon Society.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30. The event is free and open to the public.

The Amherst Garden Club also will host an evening program on Thursday, Oct. 4, starting at 7 p.m.at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst.

Lifelong bird enthusiast and trained naturalist Phil Brown will present “Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us,” which will feature talk about hawk watching in New Hampshire, raptor identification and species natural histories. He will discuss what we have learned from observing the fall migration spectacle at Pack Monadnock Mountain each fall for the past 13 years. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email info@amherstgardenclub.org.

‘Raffle for Tassels’ to raise scholarship fund money

GOFFSTOWN — The Goffstown Rotary Club is selling tickets for its annual “Raffle for Tassels” fundraiser.

All proceeds will go into the club’s Scholarship Fund, which benefits students in its service area. Tickets are $10 each, with only 400 tickets being sold.

This year there are two prizes: a $500 gift card to Hannaford and a $500 gift card to Irving. The drawing will be held at the club’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Winners do not need to be present to win.

Tickets can be purchased from any Goffstown Rotary Club member or through PayPal on the club’s website, http://goffstownrotary.org. Sales dates and locations can be found on Facebook, or by emailing info@goffstownrotary.org.

For more information, call Robin at 606-8758.

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