Barnstead Old Home Day is looking for food vendors on September 17th.
Email contact [email protected] or you
can send a SASE and mail it to the town hall for an application.
Dinner To Benefit
Friday, September 9
5:30 pm Farm Tour
6:00 pm Dinner
First a wagon ride tour of the farm followed by a delicious meal
prepared from just-picked farm produce and locally sourced meats and
seafood! Ticket price is $50.00 per person. Join us by emailing
[email protected] or calling
978-973-8693 for reservations. Moulton Farm is very generously donating
half of each ticket to Belknap House. Help us fill the tables.
The Gathering on the Green will take place on
the Barnstead Parade Church Grounds Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9 am
Crafters, vendors, food and yard sales. Lil Miss Witt and her Steam
Engine Friends. Exhibits by 4-H, face painting. Oscar Foss Library
and Friends, Cub/Boy Scouts, Barnstead Conservation Council, Barnstead
Historical Society, American Legion and Auxiliary. Presentation of the
Barnstead Citizen of the Year.
This country fair is sponsored by The Barnstead Parade Congregational
Church. Contact Robin at (603)717-8167 or email
for further information.
Join us in celebrating community spirit while
supporting local missions. “See You at the Gathering!”
The Barnstead Historical Society will be
meeting on Thursday, August 25th at the Barnstead Town Hall, at 6pm for
a “Potluck Supper.” Please bring something to share and your place
setting. The meeting will begin at 7pm for business and prepare for the
“Gathering on the Green.” Come and join us on Thursday evening and we
hope that you will stop by and visit our booth an Saturday, August
27th at the Gathering on the Green, from 9am-3pm on the Barnstead Parade
Grounds. We will be taking orders on the book, “The Last Stories” by G.
For more information call Jeannie: 269-5441.
Barnstead Parks And Recreation Summer Concert Series
Please join Barnstead Parks and Recreation in welcoming the return of
High Range to the summer concert stage this Saturday, August 27.
An energetic roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews
from national publications, they highlight original music with a mix of
cover songs on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums.
One reviewer is quoted as saying, “High Range has forged a tight,
compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly
Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and come check out their unique sound
for yourself. This free show starts at 6:00 pm at the Barnstead
Parade Grounds, and is the final show in this year’s series. As
always, smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the grounds. See you
at the show!
Elementary Back To School Night
The Barnstead Elementary School will be having
their back to school night on Tuesday, August 30th, from 5pm to 7pm!
Bring your kids by to meet your awesome teachers and staff. Don’t forget
to stop in and say hi to your new board members of the PTO.
The PTO will be offering items for purchase as
well as a raffle for a $50 Walmart Gift Card! Please consider signing up
to be a member of the PTO! With every new membership you receive a FREE
raffle ticket! The PTO will have several exciting programs on schedule
for this year and needs your help!
Please contact PTO president Vicki Currier at
[email protected] for questions or to sign up!
Belknap House Receives Grant From NH Charitable Foundation
Belknap House recently received a $35,000 grant from the New Hampshire
Charitable Foundation for the installation of a fire sprinkler system.
During the cold weather months of October 15 to May 15, the shelter will
provide temporary living quarters for homeless Belknap County families
with children. Families will be helped to find housing and to
increase self-reliance. The shelter must have a code-approved
sprinkler system in place before opening.
In accepting the grant, Belknap House Board President Colleen Garrity
remarked, “This is such a generous donation from a group who understands
the needs of children and the concerns of homeless families during cold
weather months. I speak for the Belknap House Board of Directors in
saying how grateful we are for the support of the New Hampshire
Charitable Foundation. We cannot do this alone. We need the
community support of individuals, businesses, and civic organizations.
The grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Lois G. Roy
Dickerman Fund will be truly instrumental in moving us forward.”
Belknap House is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 to provide
families in Belknap County with safe shelter during cold weather months.
It is at this time that homeless children are particularly at risk.
The shelter will link families with the resources and educational
opportunities needed to become self-sufficient. Belknap House
plans to open in October 2016 through the generosity of residents and
local businesses as well as charitable, community and religious
organizations. Further information may be obtained by contacting
[email protected] or
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for
the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening
communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing
collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families,
individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants
and scholarships every year. The Foundation invests charitable assets
for today and tomorrow; works with generous and visionary citizens to
maximize the power of their giving; supports critical work happening in
New Hampshire communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact
initiatives. For more information, please visit
www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Yoga at the Library!
Mary Ellen Shannon, RYT will be continuing to offer two yoga classes at
the library every Tuesday afternoon, Simply Yoga at 4:15pm for beginners
and an All Levels Class at 5:30pm. Please wear comfortable clothing and
bring a yoga mat (some will be available to purchase for $12). If
you have blocks and straps, please bring those also. In celebration of
International Yoga Day, the first class will be free, with subsequent
classes being by donation. All are welcome and encouraged to
attend, regardless of ability to donate. Mary Ellen has been a resident
of Barnstead for 18 years and a yoga practitioner for even longer.
She is excited for the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga with
our community! If you have further questions, please contact Mary Ellen
The Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library
meet at the library on the third Monday of each month at 7pm.
Individuals can join the Friends of Oscar Foss Memorial Library at any
meeting or by picking up a brochure at the library. The membership fee
is $5.00 per person.
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.
Halfmoon Lake Association Celebrating 50th
On Saturday, August 27th, The Halfmoon Lake
Association will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is inviting all
lakefront members to attend.
The celebration will be held at Camp Mi-Te-Na,
65 YMCA Road, in Alton, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. It promises to be a
day filled with fun activities including a kickball competition, a
balloon & egg toss, three-legged and sack races, Climbing Wall, four-way
tug-of-war and much more! There will be something for everyone to enjoy,
including music from our lake resident DJ, Dave Williams.
The YMCA Camp Staff has graciously offered to provide a barbeque that
will include hamburgers, hotdogs, vegie burgers, salad, fruit, cake and
beverages. In addition, we are asking each family to bring a side dish
to share. Please be sure to join us. You may send your RSVP to Clare
Bolster with the number of adults and children attending:
[email protected] or 603-776-1622.
Free Pancake Breakfast
Come enjoy a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST and take home some school supplies.
Center Barnstead Christian Church will be having a free pancake
breakfast Saturday Aug 27th from 8:00am to 9:30am. There will be
yummy pancakes, delicious sausages, hot coffee and juice.
We will also have some school supplies that were lovingly donated for
the children to take home. All located at Center Barnstead
Christian Church at 116 S. Barnstead Rd, Center Barnstead, next door to
the Town Hall. Phone (603) 269-8831 or email
[email protected] for
Nighthawk Hollow Seniors
Submitted By Beverly A. Goodrich, Secretary
On August 3, members and four guests of the
club met at the cottage of our president, Christine Sanborn on Lower
Suncook Lake and enjoyed picnic lunches. The weather was perfect and we
enjoyed watching a pontoon boat with “Milfoil Control” emblazoned on its
side, the and the divers hard at work removing milfoil.
Christine invited us to meet there once again
for our September 7 meeting at 12 noon. We are so grateful for her
Dues are only $4.00 a year. For directions to
the meeting place, please call 875-2676.
Creation VS Evolution
What lived with the dinosaurs? How old are the dinosaurs? What really
killed them? Friday night, September 9th at 7:00 PM Paul Veit,
founder and director of Declare God’s Wonder and The Dinosaur Encounter,
will be sharing about fossil evidence for Creation and the Flood with a
focus on dinosaurs.
This will be the first of three meetings Mr. Veit will be speaking at.
A second meeting will be on Saturday, September 10th at 7:00 PM, and
then he will conclude on Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 AM with a Kids
Dino Fest. This will also be our Rally Day – Kick off to a new
Sunday School Year. There will be a bunch of dinosaur themed
carnival games. Our time together will end with a cookout lunch.
Mark your calendars!! You won’t want to miss this DINO-mite weekend
September 9-11th. This will be a fun and exciting time for the
whole family! All events will take place at the church. The
Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the
Town Hall. For more information, please contact the church at