Club Notes from Feb. 8

Members of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways’ MOOSE-ie Birders scan for birds over the pond at WidowMaker Farm in New Durham during an outing. The group’s first outing of this year is planned Friday, Feb. 15.

Hollis Woman’s Club offers alternative scholarship

Hollis — The Hollis Woman’s Club’s annual Alternative Scholarship Award application is available for submission. This $1,000 scholarship is open to one woman who is working toward completing a program or degree that will help her learn a new skill, or return to or advance in a job. The scholarship will be awarded this spring.

Applicants do not need to be Hollis residents.

Applications can be found at www.holliswomansclub.org or contact Danielle Scott dmscott52@gmail.com for more information. The application deadline is Friday, April 5.

Conservation district’s plant sale deadline Feb. 22

Walpole — The ordering process for Cheshire County Conservation District’s annual Conservation Plant Sale will cut off on Friday, Feb. 22.

Offerings include a variety of fruit trees, berries, shade trees, shrubs, groundcover, perennials, medicinals, summer bulbs, wildflower seed mix and mushrooms.

Many of the species are native, attractive to pollinators and drought-resistant.

The conservation district is working with Fedco of Maine to bring the plants and Wichland Woods of Keene for the mushrooms.

All proceeds will help cover the district’s operating costs and will benefit conservation efforts in Cheshire County.

For more information and to request order forms, contact the conservation district office at 756-2988 ext. 115 or email lola@cheshireconservation.org. To view the plant sale catalog and print an order form, visit www.cheshireconservation.org/plant-and-seed-sales.

All orders and payments must be received by the district no later than Feb. 22. Checks should be made out to “CCCD” and mailed to 11 Industrial Park Drive, Walpole, NH 03608. Shipping costs are included.

A plant sale pickup day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alyson’s Orchard, 57 Alyson’s Lane, Walpole. Free public workshops also are planned there that day.

Established in 1945, the conservation district promotes the conservation and responsible use of natural and agricultural resources for residents of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial and educational assistance. The district says its goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds and clean water.

MOOSE-ie Birders outing next week in Sanbornville

Sanbornville — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways’ next MOOSE-ie Birders outing for members is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, on private conservation land in Sanbornville.

In this first outing of 2019, members will watch bird activity on a dozen feeders while staying warm inside, share a mid-morning snack, walk a half-mile to a beaver pond (loaner snowshoes are available) and get to know a group of fellow birders.

MOOSE-ie stands for Members Only Outdoor and Social Events. MOOSE-ie Birders outings, which are open to all MMRG members, are designed to provide a fun and educational monthly birding opportunity as a membership benefit. All experience levels are welcome.

To inquire about joining the group or for more information, contact staff member Virginia Long, the group leader, at virginia.mmrg@gmail.com. For more about the organization and membership, go to www.mmrg.info.

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, a membership-driven conservation organization, is a collaboration among community leaders, private landowners, residents, and public and private conservation organizations. It serves the towns of Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield and Wolfeboro.

Bedford club accepting scholarship applications

BEDFORD — The Bedford Women’s Club is accepting applications for its Josephine A. Fearon High School Senior Scholarship, which is open to young men and women graduating with the Class of 2019, as well as for its nontraditional scholarship for women 24 and older.

All applicants must be Bedford residents.

The minimum award for the high school scholarship is $1,000. The criteria include transcript, extracurricular activities, community service and financial need. Students may apply to any post-secondary school or training program. The club urges seniors to give themselves time to complete each component of the application, including time to request a letter of reference from a teacher or counselor.

The club, which began giving scholarships to high school seniors in 1947, named this scholarship after Josephine A. Fearon, an educator and past club president.

For women who want to further their education, the criteria for a nontraditional scholarship include a personal statement showing how the candidate wishes to use this additional education, financial need, community involvement and work experience.

The application form is simpler than past applications, only two pages. For the current application, go to bedfordwomensclub.org and click on Scholarships & Charities, then click to download either the high school or the nontraditional form.

Completed applications, including all attachments, should be mailed to BWC Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 10015, Bedford, NH 03110. The club must receive all the information by Friday, March 15.

For more information, call Nancy Herper at 471-0892 or email questions to bwcbedfordnh@gmail.com.

Colonial Garden Club has monthly meetings in Hollis

Hollis — The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis has regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lawrence Barn Community Center, 28 Depot Road.

After a hosted buffet breakfast and business meeting, the club members hear from a guest speaker who discusses various garden topics.

The club welcomes guests to attend a meeting and encourages people to become members.

To inquire about membership, email Priscilla Levasseur at prislev@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit http://hollisgardenclub.org.

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