Friends of the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library will be collecting clean, gently-used books starting on
November 1, 2016 for their Annual Fall BOOK SALE
Friday Nov. 11
1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday Nov. 12
9 am – 2 pm
Sale is by Donation Only
Oscar Foss Memorial
111 S. Barnstead Rd.
Center Barnstead, NH
The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a Snowmobile
Safety Course for ages 12-15 at the Lake Shore Farm (275 Jenness Pond
Rd, Northwood) on Saturday, November 12th from 8 am to 3 pm. Lunch will
be provided. To register, contact Jeremy DeTrude @ 603-833-7063.
Space is limited so call early. And as always we really appreciate our
landowners and are always looking for new members.
OHRV SAFETY CLASS
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders will be holding their annual safety class
on Saturday November 12, 2016. It will be at the Barnstead Parade
Fire Station, 305 Parade Rd., Barnstead NH 03218. Class time is
from 8 am to 3pm but please arrive between 7:30 and 8 to sign in. A
parent needs to sign the child in and are encouraged to attend if they
wish to do so. Students must be 12 years old by the end of the
riding season. Lunch will be provided. Please Contact Joe
Hough at (603) 269-2270 or [email protected] to sign up
and reserve a spot.
For Denise O’Brien
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 5-7:30 PM
American Legion Post
Beauty Hill West,
Denise has lived in Barnstead the majority of her life and lost
everything in a house fire on Oct. 3, 2016.
Victory Workers 4-H Club is hosting a
spaghetti dinner to include salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and
$8.00 per person; under 2 free.
There will also be a silent auction.
Anyone interested in donating items please
call 798-4470 or 269-3200.
All proceeds will go directly to Denise.
Ham & Bean Dinner
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders 16th annual Ham and Bean Dinner will be on
Saturday November 12, 2016 at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station. A
meal of ham, beans, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, roll, drinks and dessert
will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The cost will be $8.00 for
adults, $4.50 for ages 6 to 12, with 5 and under being free.
Community Supports Benefit Dinner
A benefit dinner is being held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to raise
funds for a local family during a very difficult and financially
draining time. Local businesses, crafters and community members
are offering significant support to help make the Benefit Dinner a huge
success. The dinner will be held at the Barnstead Parade Fire
Station from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the 19th of November.
Eric Robertson, a long-time resident of Barnstead, has been battling
cancer for quite some time now and his medical bills have accumulated
significantly. Eric and his wife, Wendy, have
raised their two children in the town of Barnstead and they have been
active in community and school events with their children. Eric
has worked in area towns for many years as a juvenile probation/parole
and law enforcement officer.
There has been a tremendous offering of support to help the Robertson
family. Duane Farms is donating all the apples to make the apple
crisp dessert that will be served at the dinner. A local family is
donating the hot dogs and rolls that will serve as the centerpiece
of the buffet dinner. Two local families will provide home-made
beans for the dinner.
A silent auction is planned and area businesses and crafters are
offering generous donations for the auction. Fallon Photography
has donated a $250.00 family photo session, OSG Paintball has donated
ten admissions with rentals to their paintball course. A local
crafter has donated a beautiful hand-weaved woven basket. More
donations are being received daily for the silent auction.
Please join us at the Parade Fire Station on Saturday, November 19, 2016
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet to
support raising funds for this worthy cause. The cost is your
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Rally ‘Round the Flag!
The Oscar Foss Memorial Library and the
Barnstead Historical Society have received a grant from New Hampshire
Humanities to present “Rally ‘Round the Flag: The American Civil War
Through Folk Song”. Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview
of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience
members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics,
documents, and visual images from sources such as the Library of
Congress. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying
cries, and fiddle tunes, Pringle and Bennett examine the folksong as a
means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public
perceptions of events, and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in
times of change. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters
challenge participants to find new connections between song, art, and
politics in American history. This event will be held at the Barnstead
Town Hall on November 18th at 7pm and is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial
Local Author Book Signing
Falling Light and Waters Turning: Adventures
in Being Human in Word and Image is the recently published memoir of
Mary North Allen, mother of local resident David Allen. After Mary died
in 2011, David and his siblings, Katy and Tom, decided to edit and
publish the 250 page memoir their mother left, along with over 200
photographs. Please join us at the library on November 19th at 10am for
an author signing and refreshments.
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit
our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about these or any of
our other programs or events. There is always something happening at the
Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are Mondays from 2 to 8 p.m.,
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 5 to 8
p.m., Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.