Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be holding its annual
FALL FAIR on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am to 1 pm. Please note
the change in the date. We will be having some new items this
year-We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!
Saturday, October 21 the Barnstead Community Grange presents its
Stargaze and Bonfire Blaze event. This free, adults-only evening
will feature a bonfire, marshmallow roasting, music and raffles.
There may even be a telescope or two on hand. Please feel free
to BYOB. Come share an enjoyable fall evening with your
friends and neighbors, and make new friends while building community
spirit. This event will run from 6:00-9:00 pm, at Sticks and
Stones Farm on White Oak Road. Take the drive up to the
designated parking area, and follow the lighted path to the party.
Rain will cancel the event.
Letter To The Editor
same issues that worry us (and often divide us) as a nation can be
seen right here in NH. My list of concerns includes voting rights,
public education, health care, healthy environment, civil rights,
jobs and wages. These are issues being debated right here in
NH with laws being drafted and voted on – and, in turn, affecting
our state and local communities, affecting you and me. On all of
these issues, you and I have a chance to be heard, to have our
concerns addressed, right here in NH. But we must speak, act, call,
fax, text, write letters, sign petitions, show up at the statehouse
(Concord is not far and most sessions are open to the public). At
least we must get to know our elected officials, how they are
voting, and what kinds of bills they are proposing. You don’t need
to do it all, just pick one area of special concern to you.
you do nothing else, please vote. And more important, be an informed
voter. The 2018 mid-term elections are not that far away. Every
single vote counts. Get ready. Begin now to understand where your
representatives and senators stand on the issues you care about.
Vote them out if they do not represent you and your community’s best
interests and vote in those who do. Chances are you have a state
representative living within a few miles of you. Talk to them, write
to them. Tell them what is important to you. To find your
representative, their voting record, or to follow a bill in Concord,
weekly updates on what is happening in Concord, see the NH American
Friends Service Committee’s newsletter:
ensure our representative democracy – “government of the people, by
the people, for the people” – be informed. Then vote. Thank you.
Church Fair in Barnstead
Saturday November 4th for our charming, country church fair!
There will be fun, food and treasures at the Congregational Church
of North Barnstead, 504 North Barnstead Road in Barnstead.
Bring family and friends, jump start your holiday list with unique
gifts and join with others for delicious breakfast and lunch in the
fair has many favorite features including: jewelry,
collectibles, gift baskets, made in NH items, baked goods,
kitchen items and hand-made items from Ghana, Africa. Several
raffles will be held as well as a Door Prize Drawing.
silent auction with unique new and vintage items is always a popular
part of the fair. The list goes on – come see for
yourself and go home with a treasure.
questions can be directed to April Ellis
firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken
Foss Memorial Library News
Judge Comes to Barnstead!
Saturday, October 21 Josh Judge will be at the Oscar Foss Memorial
Library to share his new children’s book, “Be Nice to the Weather
Guy” at 11:00 am. Signed copies of his book will be available to
purchase during the event.
Celebrating 100 Years!
on Saturday, October 21 for our Centennial Celebration! Festivities
begin at 10am and will continue throughout the day for the whole
family. Come help us celebrate our 100th anniversary with cake, a
history walk, special activities, raffles, and more! We will be
unveiling our used book store and our Little Free Book Exchange.
Children’s book characters will also be visiting and available for
pictures throughout the day.
Capital Crime of Witchcraft
Saturday, October 21 at 4pm at the Barnstead Town Hall there will be
a presentation on “The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary
Sources Tell Us”. On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the
Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all,
fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of
prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of
primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest
warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the
reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years
after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the
Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft
trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one
crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against
women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This program
is sponsored by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library and the Barnstead
Historical Society with funding by NH Humanities
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.
Gallery At The League Of NH Craftsmen Headquarters Hosts North
Country Studio Workshops Exhibition
Through December 22nd, 2017
celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of North Country
Studio Workshops (NCSW), the League of NH Craftsmen is presenting a
multi-media exhibition of work by artists that have attended
workshops over the years, many of whom are juried members of the
League. Visitors will see a wide variety of handcrafted art,
including sterling silver and beaded jewelry, clay and wood-fired
stoneware, mixed media art and functional vessels, ash splint
baskets, textile and found object wall hangings, silkscreened
prints, and more. This exhibition is open to the public through
December 22nd at the Gallery at League Headquarters, 49 South Main
Street in Concord, NH. All items are available for purchase.
Country Studio Workshops is honored to collaborate with the League
of NH Craftsmen, giving participants from our workshops an
opportunity to exhibit inspired and new works in the League’s
beautiful gallery. This exhibit highlights what can happen when an
artist is recharged by ideas and techniques within a community of
like spirits,” said NCSW Executive Committee President Teresa
juried members who have participated in North Country Studio
Workshops have taken their skills and creative approach to the next
level,” said League Standards Manager Catherine Green. “The League
is thrilled to be recognizing this wonderful education program and
its commitment to helping artists and craftsmen explore, expand, and
Grodin Permanent Collection Museum
Visitors can also enjoy fine craft displayed in the League’s Grodin
Permanent Collection Museum. The Permanent Collection features craft
from the League’s early years to the present, including pieces made
by some of the world’s renowned craftspeople. The permanent
collection pieces on display rotate on a regular basis. Admission to
the museum is free.
information about the Gallery exhibitions or the League of NH
Craftsmen, call 603-224-3375, email
Participants in North Country Studio Workshops Exhibition
Barnstead, NH: Teresa Taylor
Chichester, NH: Andy Hampton
Northwood, NH: Russet Jennings