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.
Barnstead Old Home Day is looking for yard sale vendors for September
17th. Please contact BJ Loan at 520-1141, if interested.
Barnstead Community Grange Home Food Preservation Workshop Ann Hamilton
is a field specialist in food safety with the food and agriculture team
for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension in Carroll
County. She will be the featured speaker at the Barnstead
Community Grange Meeting to be held at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library
in Barnstead on Monday night, September 19 from 6:30 – 8:30. There
is no charge for this workshop and finger foods will be provided.
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders snowmobile
club is holding it’s annual Fall Mum Sale Fundraiser!
When: Saturday Sept 17 & Sunday Sept 18
(9am - 3pm)
Where: EXIT Reward Realty’s field (Corner of Rte 28 & River Rd) in
For more information see the club’s Facebook page:
Happy Belated Birthday to Leon Bly who
celebrated on September 13.
Happy Birthday to Amber Allen, celebrating on
Dinner Plans For
The September “Indian Summer Concert”
On September 24th, doors of the Barnstead Town Hall will open at 6:00
for a full “SOB” dinner of “Stew on Biscuits” before the Indian Summer
Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. The meal will include gluten free
Chicken Stew, Beef Stew, Ham Stew in a pumpkin gravy, Scottish Beef and
Potatoes, veggie dishes, gluten free meat balls, meatless gluten free
zucchini lasagna and assorted salads. The concert, featuring Don Smith,
his son and brothers, will begin at 7:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. there
will be a half hour intermission when desserts of cookies, cupcakes,
cakes, pies and brownies will be served. Please feel free to bring
a dessert donation if you like.
An intimate show not to be missed, Don and his
musical family will entertain us with an eclectic sweep of their
favorite music from 60’s through 80’s including folk, rock, Motown and
country music – all personalized by Don Smith’s reflections on his
Tickets are of a modest suggested donation and may be purchased or
reserved in advance by contacting Chris Bonoli at 603-340-1468 or
emailing [email protected]. Tickets
may also be purchased from John Moore at Bantu Hair at 211 Main Street
in Alton. All proceeds support the Congregational Church of North
Barnstead’s summer camp program which sends children to Horton Center in
Gorham, NH. Call Chris with any questions, or if you would like to
donate or volunteer at 603-340-1468.
Memorial Library News
Our Toddler Time and Story Hour programs have
begun at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Toddler Time is Tuesdays at
10:30am for children up to 3yrs and Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10:00am
for children 3yrs and older. These programs run weekly throughout the
school year, with some exceptions during holidays. Please check our
online calendar at oscarfoss.org for a full schedule. Come join us for
some stories, music & movement, and arts & crafts fun!
OFML Writers Group
Beginning on September 15, 2016, Danielle will
be hosting a monthly Writers Group at the library! At the first meeting,
the group will view the Ted Talk “Your Elusive Creative Genius”
presented by Elizabeth Gilbert, then discuss how they would like to
format sharing their writing at future meetings. The group will meet on
the third Thursday of each month from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Meetings will
consist of one of the following:
• Discussion and exercises on topics like;
story mapping, character development, research, genres, sources of
inspiration, how to publish your work, etc.
• Viewing of Ted Talks by authors or related to writing • Author visits
This will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion and feedback about
material written by group participants. Short stories and poems can be
submitted at each meeting for the OFML Writer’s Journal. The group
will decide which submissions should be used and it will be published
quarterly and shared by the library. This group is geared towards
adults, the library will also be offering a separate group for teens.
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.
Barnstead Brings Back Old Home Day With A “Homegrown” Theme
On Saturday, 9/17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., much excitement will be found
at the Barnstead Elementary School. Over a year ago, Lisa Carazzo
and her daughter Hope, began gathering a small group to envision a
fun-filled day where neighbors can come out and chat, get to know each
other and join in some old-fashioned fun and games, along with home
grown food and festivities.
Starting at 8 a.m. with a classic car show, (bring yours even if you
haven’t contacted us!), followed by the opening of yard sale tables and
the farmer’s market, and at 10, a parade that will feature several
floats, the PMHS and Elementary School Bands, classic cars, fire trucks,
police cars and much more! The parade will start at Combustion
Motor Works and end at the Elementary School. At 11, at the flag
pole, there will a tribute to veterans. Free games will be
featured in center field including, a football toss, corn hole, bean bag
toss, potato sack races, ring toss, balloon darts, giant jenga and giant
connect 4! There will be several vendors and each one has donated
a basket that will be raffled off. Also at center field, you will
find a big box for donations of canned goods and non-perishables to
support the Barnstead food pantry.
Be on the lookout for the Quilt Raffle! There will be 100 tickets
sold for $5 each for a chance to win a beautiful hand-made (home grown)
quilt that features Old Home Day t-shirts from years past.
Throughout the afternoon, there will be a bike parade competition with
prizes, cake walks (still could use some cake donations), a crock pot
contest (need entrants!), and raffles. A DJ throughout the day,
two bands and Man in Motion will be on hand for entertainment.
The White Buffalo will be selling food and our new Police Chief will be
out for a meet and greet while manning a hot dog cart to raise money for
charity. There will be face painting and a craft table.
The more people that come out to participate in the different events,
volunteer to help, or even just to watch the parade, the more successful
it will be! Do your part and come out! Sincere thanks to the
committee and all individuals who have put forth time, energy and
financial support to make this day great fun! Please note, we are
still looking for volunteers, so if you’re a high schooler that still
needs community service, come down to the school just before 9 a.m. and
we’ll put you to work.
Gathering On The Green
Photos by Jennifer Hamel,