Epsom NH News

April 5, 2017


On Wednesday, April 12 at 1:30, the Epsom Public Library will  show “Patriots Day.”  Boston native Mark Wahlberg shines in this all-star action-thriller that chronicles the courage and power of the people of Boston during the real-life manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.  Even those of us in Epsom were caught up in the terror of the bombing and the drama of the chase for the bombers.  This film is rated R for language.


Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210


4/12 Free Trivia, 21+ Cash bar in the members lounge. This week we will have an Easter Theme. Test your brain with us!


4/15, 12 pm-6 pm, Our 4th Annual Washer Tournament. Registration begins at noon and is ten dollars per person. Teams chose at random and games begin at 1 pm.  50% of registration fees goes to the winner and the other 50% to The Concord-Epsom Elks lodge for a fundraiser.  pot luck food to be had and can be brought if you like. This event is in our SMOKE FREE event hall.


Epsom Central School Clothes Drive


Have lots of extra clothes in your closet at home? Feel like you need to do some spring cleaning? Bring those clothes to Epsom Central School. Our Student Council is holding a clothes drive from April 10th through the 14th.  Please bring in clean, gently used clothing and footwear.  All proceeds go to Rise Again Outreach. Donations may be dropped off at the Epsom Central School front office at 282 Black Hall Road Epsom, New Hampshire. Thank you!



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Little Suncook River, Epsom NH (just off Black Hall Road and Route 4).
Photo By Richard Clark



Epsom Public Library Youth Events


Family Movie: Saturday, April 15th at 10:30am “Paw Patrol: Pups Save the Bunnies” Join us for the fun! The movie is rated G and snacks and drinks will be provided!


Story Times: Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm and Thursdays 3:30pm.  Children listen to stories, sing songs and do craft activities. April themes include bunnies, eggs, Spring and farm animals.


Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm everyone is welcome!


Toddler Time:  Tuesdays at 10 am. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities and a craft!


Infant Time: Tuesday, April 18th at 10am. Children and their parent/caregiver enjoy simple stories, songs, movement activities and play with age appropriate toys.



Jake Matheson Racing Announces Partnership With Epsom Tool Rental


Jake Matheson Racing, LLC is pleased to announce their partnership with Epsom Tool Rental for the 2017 race season. “Our team is excited to partner with Epsom Tool Rental”, Matheson said. “We are looking forward to working together for a successful 2017. Our team encourages all our fans to go to www.epsomtoolrental.com to learn more about all that Epsom Tool Rental offers for tools and equipment services.”


“I’ve had the chance to see Jake and his team compete at the recent Legend Car Winter Nationals event in Florida,” stated Epsom Tool Rental Owner Mark Fraser. “This is not a team that is afraid of hard work and I know they will put forth that same effort to our partnership off the track.”


About Jake Matheson and Jake Matheson Racing: Jake Matheson Racing is a race team based in Hillsboro, NH. Jake, a 13 year old semi-pro racer, drives a Legend Car and is also the reigning 2016 New Hampshire State Bandolero Champion. For More Information on Jake Matheson Racing you can follow the team at www.jakemathesonracing.com, on facebook Jake Matheson Racing and on Instagram @jake_matheson_racing.


About Epsom Tool Rental: Epsom Tool Rental is a sales and service company specializing in tools and heavy equipment rental for contractors and homeowners. For more information, go to www.epsomtoolrental.com. or find them on facebook at Epsom Tool Rental.



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The result of artist Kristy Ellsworth’s patience paid off in her meticulous instructions of how to paint a pair of springtime wine glasses.



EYAA Wine Pull and Paint Night a Success!
By Meggin Dail


Friday, March 24, 2017, forty-one participants gathered to find their inner artist and go home with a bottle of wine to boot!


EYAA, the Epsom Youth Athletic Association, a non-profit organization fully supported by volunteers and fundraising, are finding inventive ways to keep their ball teams up and running.


So, what is a Wine Pull and Paint Night? Invitations went out to the over-21 crowd, mostly Epsom Central School parents, via facebook and word of mouth, for a night of learning how to paint a pair of wine glasses and pulling a cork with a number on it that matched a bottle of wine  for each artist to bring home. For a fee that was less than what you’d pay at the other paint places, you brought home your masterpieces and the wine to go in it! And it was all for a good cause. For additional bucks participants could buy raffle tickets for a gift certificate for 4 to a wine tasting. Lucky guest Susan Pagano-O’Sullivan won the prize certificate donated by Flag Hill Winery.


Coordinator of the event, Shannon Carignan, EYAA volunteer, did a beautiful job decorating the Epsom Legion Hall on Short Falls Road. Tables were covered in an array of Easter egg colored table cloths (plastic, for paint spillage) and each had a dainty bouquet of carnations and baby’s breath in a festive container in the center of the tables. The bottles of wine were arrayed on a table to the side, all different labels and types, with a twine and chalk tag indicating each number that matched a number on the corks. A table with delicious lemon mini cupcakes, cheese and crackers, fruit and bottles of water was set up with multi-tiered trays, baskets and brightly colored napkins, to keep the artists going when their creativity waned.


Speaking of artists, Kristy Ellsworth was the resident artist of the night, patiently instructing a room of boisterous women...and two men. That’s right, Layne Thomas, EYAA president attended and participated in the event, as well as EYAA’s Softball Commissioner, John Carignan, who was quoted saying, “I got the call from Layne that he wasn’t going to be the only guy here. So here I am.” Both gentlemen put forth some beautiful artwork.


The tables had all the supplies needed for a relaxing paint evening. Some needed to brush up (pun intended) on how to mix primary colors, others painted outside the lines, literally and figuratively, adding dragonflies, frogs and ladybugs to their work, but everyone had fun.


After a very successful evening, Shannon believes they will be hosting another night like this in a few months. Other fundraisers by EYAA to look forward to this year are a Corn Hole Tournament and Golf Tournament as well as a Halloween Dance and Car Wash.


EYAA is a non-profit organization that relies solely on volunteers.  They support such programs as T-ball, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer for ages 4-16 depending on the sport. If you are interested in joining the group, they meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7PM at the Epsom Library. The meetings are open to the public and the group could use some more volunteers as there are vacant positions on the board. You can find EYAA on facebook or www.eyaasports.net or call Shannon at 603-731-8730.












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