Programs & Events



Sandwich is teeming with interesting and fun activities. The Samuel Wentworth Library has compiled the following calendar of events with the help of local organizations and individuals. A short summary of each event or program is listed when available; please contact the sponsoring organization - and not the Library - for more information from the websites below.


Advice to the Players: 284-7115; ;
Association for School & Community: Emma Dassori;
Chapman Sanctuary and Visney Woods. 284-6428. 
Club Sandwich 4H: Contact Diane Johnson 284-7168
Elisha Marston House Museum and Gift Shop: 284-6269,  
Parks and Recreation: 284-6473 ;
Samuel H. Wentworth Library: 284-6665,
Sandwich Fair Association: 284-7062,  2019 Sandwich Fair will be: 10/12, 10/13, 10/14.
Sandwich Home Industries, 284-6831,

Recurring Events:

ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Arts Center at 12 Main Street: Improv!
CONGREGATE MEALS: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm, the Benz Center: Meals for Seniors (age 60 and older). A donation of $2 is suggested; $6 for those under age 60. If you are a senior who would like home delivery, please call Donna at the office to make arrangements. She will set you up in a jiffy. Questions? Please call Donna at 476-5110.
FRIENDS & FIBER: First and third Wednesdays of the month, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Library Community Room: Friends and Fiber GroupAll abilities and ages of fiber enthusiasts (and those wanting to learn or just visit) are welcome to attend. Come with your knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, rug hooking, embroidery, sewing or other fiber arts-related or hand-held project to work on. There is no charge and the group is casual and welcoming. While there is no formal instruction, if you have a question about your project, there is usually someone in attendance who can provide assistance. Experience is that the group is likely to gather on the off weeks as well as everyone enjoys the company and sharing of ideas. Should you wish more information or if you have questions, please call Diane at 284-7168 
IN THE ROUND: Sundays 8:45 am -10:00 am, the Benz Center: The topic changes each week as suggested by a member of the assembled group. Topics are as varied as are the opinions and observations voiced. Most of the discussions are exploratory in nature, and are respectful of others in the group. We welcome all interested comers with expertise or questions. 
PICKLEBALL: Mondays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Adult pickleball program in the Sandwich Central School gym. This program will run every Monday evening from 6 until 8:00pm.  This is a great program for beginners.  We happily welcome more experienced players to join us, and you may be asked to help demonstrate and instruct newer players, fair playing time will be given to everyone.  We will have two courts set up for this program.  We are happy to provide paddles for everyone.  Please wear comfortable athletic clothing, and carry your gym shoes and put them on inside.  We look forward to seeing you this Monday at 6:00pm.  Please contact me with any questions.
STORYTELLING DINNERS: Thursday evenings October 25 - end of May. Dinners begin at 6:30 pm. $25 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes salad, entrée, glass of wine, dessert, and coffee. For reservations and more information regarding the program contact Don Brown at the Corner House Inn: 284-6219 or email: Visit


MAY 2019

Tuesday, 5/21, 7:00 pm, Library Community Room: Sandwich Craftsmen/Christmas in the Village Meeting. Discussion the last few months has been lively and enthusiastic. Anyone who would like to contribute to the discussion and planning of Christmas in the Village (the first full weekend in December--12/7 and 12/8) is invited to attend this meeting of the Sandwich Craftsmen. Dates and fees have been set and the discussion in May will center on the wording of the application and ways to get more Sandwich area folks involved in the event. If you have questions or comments, you may call or text Diane Johnson at 284-7168 or email

Saturday, 5/25, 7:00 am, Chapman Sanctuary & Visny Woods: Annual Bird Walk. Joan Merriman writes: This event is always a favorite and we are excited to offer it again this year!  Join us for a fun and educational walk through the trails, gardens and Teacup Lake. Expert birder Christine Costello of USFS (United States Forest Service) will lead the way and share her knowledge of the many warblers and other birds that return to Chapman Sanctuary each spring. Participants will learn to identify birds both by sight and through individual bird calls. Topics discussed include species preferred habitat, food source, nesting and more! We were thrilled to have a few new faces join us last year and hope to see a few more when we hit the trails and welcome back the warblers!

Advice To The Players’ 20th Anniversary Season: 
Advice To The Players, Sandwich’s Shakespeare Company, is celebrating their 20th Anniversary Season this summer with performances, concerts, readings, and more – including their Shakesperience Summer Camp- the highlight of their education program each year. Pam Schnatterly and Lucy Randall-Tapply, returning this summer as teaching artists, have spent many years as actors in ATTP’s company and are also full-time educators. Ellie Bartz and Luke Haskell are both trained teaching artists with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and have both acted with ATTP in the past year. Lily Kepner is a camp alumna returning for her 4th year to assist with the littlest campers. Aléxei du Perier and Pauline de Gourcuff are joining the company all the way from France where they have both trained and worked as theatre artists (Pauline is also an ATTP camp alumna!). ATTP's two-week camps are theatre experiences in which the teaching artists immerse youth ages 5-15 in the art and craft of acting, and the terms and techniques used to create Shakespeare’s plays. These include theatre games, stage combat & clown skills, and movement and dance—all of which culminates into a rousing performance of Shakespeare’s work at the end of camp, adapted by our teaching artists and campers.

Sign up for camp today! Ages 5 to 7, Ages 8 to 11, and Ages 12 to 15. Camps run July 15-26, Monday-Friday, 9 am -12 pm. Cost is $225 per student (financial aid available). ATTP also offers a more intensive Practicum experience for teens age 13 and up, including four weeks of specialized training and participation in one of our professional productions (on stage or backstage—students’ choice). Cost is $395 per student (financial aid available).
Visit for more info or to register. Questions? Call 284-7115 or email
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for this year’s final camp performance: 7/26 at 10 am in Quimby Park in Sandwich.

JUNE 2019

Saturday, 6/1, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Arts Center at 12 Main Street: Open Mic Night
No matter what your talent is, the crowd wants to see it! Musicians, poets, performers storytellers - all are welcome! Bring your friends, bring refreshments to share, and bring a few bucks for the donation jar. If you'd like to perform, please email Jan at, so she can get you on the list. Doors open at 6:30. 

Monday, 6/3, 8:30 am, The Corner House: Sandwich Business Group Meeting. The next regular meeting of the Sandwich Business Group will be Monday, June 3, at 8:30 am at The Corner House.  Anyone who owns a business in Sandwich
and/or is interested in the Sandwich business community is welcome. Please visit to learn more about what is going on in town.


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Mailing: PO Box 194, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Phone:  603-284-7701

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