Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210
1/20 @ 6 pm Vendor
Cardingo. Please come out and have fun with your friends. Possibly
win prizes from our vendors and to get extra cards bring donations
of mittens, gently used coats, socks, etc. Cost is $10 per person
for 4 sets of 3 Cards. Cash Bar, food menu available. Must be 18+ (
smoke free, event hall)
1/22 @ 9am-11am
Breakfast Buffet. Omlettes and eggs to order with your drinks of
coffee, tea, milk and juices included. Cost is Adults $8. Veterans
$6 and Kids under 10 years old $4. We can’t wait to see you! ( smoke
free, Dining hall)
Every Wednesday, Free
Trivia @ 7pm
On Wednesday, January 18
The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, will be shown at 1:30 at the
Epsom Library. Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant who
enjoys numbers more than people. To those around him, he is a CPA,
In reality, however, he freelances for some of the world’s most
dangerous criminal organizations. But the US Treasury Department
begins to investigate and things begin to unravel.
As with all winter movie
matinees, should there be a snow storm please call the library at
736-9920 to make sure we are open and plowed out.
Niklaus Bair of Epsom, studying Game Design, for being named to the
Champlain College President’s List for Fall 2016, achieving a grade
point average of 4.0 or higher in the fall 2016 semester.
Melissa Allen of Epsom who was named to the Emmanuel College Fall
2016 Dean’s List. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel
students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a
Epsom Town Night
Saturday, February 11
Special Price $16 Adults • $12 Youth
Parents & Kids will unravel the USA Flag on the ice during the
National Anthem against the Thunder.
more information, contact Chris Bowes at
First Annual Ground Hog Day Corn Hole Tournament at Epsom Odd
On Thursday, February 2,
2017, the 1st Annual Ground Hog Day Corn Hole Tournament sponsored
by Evergreen Lodge #53 will be held at the Epsom Odd Fellows Hall on
Short Falls Road in Epsom. This tournament is open to all who enjoy
playing the Corn Hole bean bag toss game. It will be limited to the
first 12 2-person teams that sign-up. We’ll have 3 sets of Corn Hole
Boards setup in the lodge hall, so 6 teams can compete at a time.
Registration will start
at 6pm with play getting under way as soon as enough teams are
registered. The entry fee will be $10 per team or $5 per person. If
you don’t have a partner, we’ll pair you up with someone.
Prizes will be awarded to
the winners. Refreshments will be available. To sign-up, call Dave
Lent at 603 736-8885 or email
Come on out for a winter’s evening of fun and competition.
Art With Empathy At The
Epsom Public Library
The Epsom Public Library
is pleased to present “Art with Empathy”, a mixed-media exhibit
focusing on social awareness, by Laconia artist, Elaine Morrison.
Elaine is a Granite State
native raised in the country community of Lochmere. A lifelong
interest in art and education was furthered with a Masters degree in
education at PSU. As a Special Education teacher, she used her
skills as an Integrated Arts teacher to educate her pupils.
Experience as a teacher
representative traveling to Brazil with Envelart, an intercultural
art exchange program, further broadened her artistic goals. An
independent study of the Mongolian tribes during a summer in Russia
enhanced her cultural knowledge. This study of cultures continued
with a trip to Kodiak Island as part of an archeological dig
studying the Alaskan indigenous people. Elaine’s Native American
heritage inspires her to study and paint many Native American
themes. Another cultural art exchange involved a trip to Haiti
teaching art in the classroom. Her artwork reflects her deep
convictions for social change promoting peace and brotherhood. An
exhibit was on display at the National Guard Armory in Concord, NH,
showing her respect for all Veterans. She received a citation for
her exhibit honoring veterans from Major General Bill Reddel. Her
watercolor entitled “Dancing for the Peace of the World” was chosen
by Granite State College as the design for their advertising.
Elaine’s painting “The Invisibles” is a signature artwork for River
Crew Art, an art/photography program for the homeless that she
mentors. Two art programs, one for challenged youth and the other an
art exchange program for Veterans(designed by Elaine) was part of
Project Extra, an after school enrichment program in Laconia.
Currently she is transitioning the art program to Navigating
Recovery of the Lakes Region. She also volunteers her artistic
skills to Belknap House, a new shelter in the Laconia that will
house homeless children and families.
Her artwork has been in
many exhibits with the NH Women’s Caucus for the Arts of which she
was a previous member. Recently her sled dog paintings were part of
the “Greatest Show on Earth” history of sled dogs exhibit at the
Laconia Public Library. Currently she belongs to the Lakes Region
Art Association. She received second place recognition for her
painting of “Clam digger Boots” at last years LRAA art exhibit.
Elaine’s painting, “Freedom on the Slopes,” was selected for the
Institute on Disabilities yearly calendar 2017. She was one of 12
artists selected nationwide.
Her artwork is done in
various mediums. She feels the subject often dictates the medium
whether it be watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, mixed media, or
other. The artist feels art is freeing and is a gift to be shared.
The exhibit runs through
March 4, and may be viewed during regular library hours: Monday
through Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. For more
www.epsomlibrary.com or call 736-9920.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, we started
into the legislative process. My committee heard six bills, and
acted on three of them. HB91, moving the celebration of General John
Stark day from the fourth week of April to the second, was supported
by five students from the Founders’ Academy. It seems that the
fourth week of April is spring break for many New Hampshire schools,
so it’s a problem properly celebrating the holiday. The students
spoke very well, no one opposed the idea, and the committee voted
15-0 to recommend to pass the bill. HB107, adding a very small
manufacturing company representative to the Advanced Manufacturing
Education Advisory Council, was also very simple, well presented,
and unopposed: we voted 17-0 to recommend this bill as well.
HB219, creating a
demographic study committee, had the longest presentation so far.
This study committee passed the first test of reasonableness: the
sponsor and one other representative agreed to serve on the
committee! HB254, changing the membership of the assessing standards
board, turned out to be much more controversial than I had expected.
At least fifty people – assessors, town officials, utilities and
their lobbyists, other taxpayers – showed up to argue for or against
the changes, taking more than two hours. This bill went to
subcommittee to let the warring sides get together.
HB255, adding “or
designee” in two places for the director of administrative services,
was very quickly presented and almost as quickly voted, 10-1, to
recommend to the House. CACR 4, making the Attorney General a
constitutional officer, elected, like the Secretary of State and the
State Treasurer, by the House and Senate together, had no opposition
but a long history of attempted changes to this position. We didn’t
make a recommendation, wanting to take some time with this issue.