Barnstead Old Home Day will be 9/9 from 9-3 at the Elementary
Entertainment will include a car show, a parade, a line dancing
demo, a dog obstacle course, a kids bike parade, kids games with
prizes, face painting, vendors and many non-profit presentations.
still looking for vendors and others that would be interested in
either being in the parade or having a booth on the grounds. If
you’d like to be a vendor, please contact Lori Mahar at
LoriMahar@tds.net. For other
info, please contact Kathy Kelley at
Foss Memorial Library News
Reading Program Ends At Barnstead Library
a great summer with our “Build a Better World” summer reading
program at Oscar Foss Memorial Library this year. The program
started with an exciting kick-off event at the Barnstead Elementary
School with Jungle Jim’s Minecraft Madness!
weekly Summertime Songs & Stories and Arts & Crafts programs were
well attended and enjoyed by all. Children of all ages had a great
time listening to stories, singing and creating many different
projects relating to our theme.
our program this year we had an ice cream social, where everyone got
to make an ice cream sundae and those who completed the program
received their awards and surprises. Any participants who were
unable to attend our ending program can stop by the library to pick
up your ending packets by September 30th. Congratulations to all for
enjoying reading this summer!
library would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for helping
to make our 2017 Summer Reading Program such a success. The Jack &
Dorothy Bryne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the NH
State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Institute of Museum & Library Services, and the NH State Library for
the KBA grant that assisted with our kick-off event at the Barnstead
Elementary School; The Fischer Cats, Chuckster’s, Gunstock, the
Ogunquit Playhouse, Funspot, Bead-It, Canobie Lake Park, Space
Center, Cinemagic, Red River Theaters, Sissy’s Sweets and Ice Cream,
the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and Cowabungas for all of
our amazing raffle prizes. Thank you everyone for a wonderful
summer, keep reading and we’ll see you at the library!
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for
more information about any of our programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and
Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.
Beginning Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 PM at Center Barnstead
Christian Church, there will be a 6 week community Ladies Bible
Study entitled “When God Doesn’t Fix It.” Grammy Award-winning
songwriter Laura Story had a fairy-tale life---until her husband was
diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can blessings arise from broken
dreams? Can good results rise out of terrible situations?
Tackling common myths about God and hardship, Laura Story examines
what happens when life doesn’t turn out as we expect---and offers
assurance that although our situation may never get better, we can
grow because of it.
cost for the book and the study guide are normally $27.98 but for
this study it has been reduced to $20.00
more information please call Center Barnstead Christian Church at
603-269-8831, e-mail Pastor@Centerbarnsteadcc.org
or go to our website, Centerbarnsteadcc.org and go to a link that
will give an overview of Laura’s Story. Center Barnstead Christian
Church is located right across from the town hall.
Carnival Fun For The Whole Family
Carnival is coming this Sunday, September 10th, at the Center
Barnstead Christian Church starting at 9:00 AM. We are kicking off
a new Sunday School year with a Carnival! This will be a
day of family fun, games and food. There will be snacks, prizes,
fun carnival games and a bouncy house! We will be setting up in the
church/town hall parking lot. This is a FREE event, so bring your
family and friends!!
have been looking for a church to attend, come this Sunday and see
what we are all about. We offer Sunday School classes for all ages
every Sunday starting at 9:00 AM. Our regular morning service
follows at 10:00 AM.
more information, contact the church at 269-8831 or check out our
website - http://centerbarnsteadcc.org/
; The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126,
next to the Town Hall. See you all at the carnival!
Always In Season, LLC
Dr. Glenn B. Havumaki
Saturday, September 9, 2017, the Always in Season Shop at 119 Main
Street Alton, NH will host author Rev. Dr. Glenn B. Havumaki for a
book signing event from 11:00AM – 2:00PM. His book, TRASHED OR
TREASURED? A SHORT, PRACTICAL THEOLOGY OF AGING was released by
Xulon Press on October 27, 2012. Shortly after publishing the book
he was notified that he won second place in the Theology Category of
the Xulon Press annual 2012 Christian Choice Book Awards Contest.
book was written to challenge the church and the family to help
older adults live out their years with value and purpose. Why is
this important? Today one out of eight Americans is sixty-five or
older and the population is heading toward one out of five by 2029.
Every seven seconds a Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964) is
turning sixty-five years old…analogous to a tsunami that will result
in seventy-eight million adults over the age of sixty-five, twelve
years from now.
book will motivate you to live out your life with intentionality and
purpose, and to help others to do the same. Dr. Havumaki has been
ministering to older adults since 1976. For almost thirty-five
years he served as Director of Christian Ministries and Lead
Chaplain at the Elim Park Baptist Home in Cheshire, CT. Prior to
that, he served as first chaplain of the Community Chaplain Service
in Southern Massachusetts. In his retirement he and his wife are
serving as Certified Partners of the Christian Grandparenting
Network of Colorado Springs, CO., presenting a seminar titled
Courageous Grandparenting. He and his wife Sandy are owners of a
cottage at the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, and are
parents of three married children, and Grandparents to seven
book is available as an e-book, paperback or hardcover at any of the
major book sellers online and can be ordered through local
bookstores. You can view a video trailer on YouTube:
Lake Social Club Activities
August 19th, the Locke Lake Social Club held their annual
Picnic/Game Day. Each member brought their own meal, and goodies to
share. The game winners were: Bill Moody and Mechelle Goodwin for
Bean Bag Toss; and Claire Moody for Lawn Golf.
September 9th, the club will have their annual “Monkey Golf” at the
Locke Lake Golf Course and it is open for all members and guests.
The schedule has been changed this year. A Pot Luck Breakfast in
the lodge will begin at 9:30 a.m., and for those who wish, will go
to the course and play “Monkey Golf.” Registration fee will be
$5.00 and will be returned as prize money to the winning team.
what is “Monkey Golf?” First and foremost, it is NOT for any
serious golfer, although they are certainly welcomed. It is for
those who just wish to enjoy trying to play golf, and have lots of
laughs and fun doing so.
begin with, only ONE club will be used on the 9 hole course by the
four member team, and is selected at random from a selection of
covered clubs. The winning team will have the honor of housing for
the rest of the year, the coveted monkey golf statue and also will
receive a cash prize.
a fun event and it is hoped that members will really try to attend
the pot luck breakfast and play gold after.
interested, please inform Anne at 393-7233 or Jon at 398-0709 so
they will know what you are bringing. Breakfast will be at 9:30
a.m. and then off to the links. We are hoping that this year we will
not confuse ourselves thinking that the dandelions are the yellow
Democrat Meeting: Become Informed About Refugees
September 11th’s meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead,
Gilmanton, and Alton will feature special guest Kelsey Forbes from
Ascentria (formerly Lutheran Social Services). Ascentria provides
refugees with basic services to achieve economic self-sufficiency in
their new homeland. Kelsey will dispel widespread myths about the
refugee vetting process, explain the New American experience, and
discuss the consequences of the new administration’s refugee
speaker portion of the meeting will be followed by action items and
join us at the Alton Community Senior Center at 7 Pearson Road in
Alton. Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and
6:30 pm. The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm.
meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and
Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive
Democrats or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are
encouraged but not required. For more information, email
visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.