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!
BOOKS SANDWICHED IN 2019: This winter, join the Friends of S.H. Wentworth Library for Books Sandwiched In, a book review series held at noon in the Library Community Room. Bring your lunch and continue the discussion afterwards. Beverages and desserts are provided. For more information please call Jean Knox at 284-6145. In the event of inclement weather, check the Sandwich Board. Books Sandwiched In is a Friends of the SH Wentworth Library program. Details listed in event calendar below.
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. 
SANDWICH SIDEHILLERS Are you a fan of snowmobiling, cross country skiing, dog sledding and/or snowshoeing? Then this post is for you!! For those that aren’t familiar with the club, the Sidehiller’s mission statement is: “To advance the interest in, enjoyment of, and safety of winter sports and to establish and maintain multiple use trails in Sandwich.” If this sounds like the type of group you’d like to know more about, then you’re in luck! If you would like more information, please feel free to call SSH president, Ross Currier at 284-7208 or email at
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

Construction Hours at the Library: Due to construction, the Samuel H. Wentworth Library will be open from 2:30-6pm Monday through Friday, and from 10-1 on Saturdays, until further notice. We have reached the messy stage of the restoration project of our patron reception and staff work areas - stay tuned! Thanks for your cooperation.   Library Trustees

MARCH 2019

Friday, 3/22, 5:30 pm, The Doris L. Benz Center: Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, Treatment with Dr. Patricia (Trish) Murray.  Dr. Murray will be at the Benz Center to talk about her book and her work, a therapeutic approach to chronic disease she calls D.E.N.T.   (Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, Treatment). Trish Murray, D.O. is a physician certified in four different medical specialties: internal medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, energy medicine and functional medicine.  Trish is the founder of Discover Health Functional Medicine Center in Conway.  Please check out her website for  more information:

Saturday, 3/23, 7:30 pm, Town Hall: Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Presented by Advice to the Players. Sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank. ATTP's 20th Anniversary season opener! A play within a play, The Taming of the Shrew tells the story of a Lord’s trick on a local drunkard, in which he convinces the drunk that he is, in fact, a lord and has his servants put on a play to entertain him. The play they perform is the main story of The Taming of the Shrew – where an Italian noble, out of their wits with their eldest daughter Kate, a mean-spirited and independent woman, decrees that Kate must marry before her sweet, gentle, and beautiful younger sister Bianca can. Bianca's suitor Hortensio comes up with the scheme to marry Kate off to his strong-willed and determined friend Petruchio. Petruchio is enticed by Kate’s dowry, and decides to accept the challenge of ‘taming her’. Meanwhile, a young student named Lucentio has also fallen in love with Bianca and secretly woos her while the others are distracted with Kate and Petruchio’s tumultuous courtship – making The Taming of the Shrew a hilarious comedy from start to finish. Directed by the company’s beloved founder Caroline Nesbitt and preformed by an all-star ATTP cast; including Carsey Walker, Jr., Kimberly Miller, Rebecca Mansfield, Dennis Sullivan, Frederick Bickford, Luke Haskell, Corey Trask, Ellie Bartz, Andrew Burke, and Vicky Dworkin, along with Amelia Nudd-Homeyer, Kat Sugar, CJ Dall, Andrew Sugar, and Ginger Priestman. Tickets are available online at or by calling 284-7115.

Hear what folks are saying about Advice To The Players' The Taming of the Shrew:  "Wonderful production!"; "Hilarious from start to finish!"; "A great way to shake off the cabin fever!" Come and see!

Sunday, 3/24, 2:00 pm, Town Hall: Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Matinee. Presented by ATTP; sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank. Tickets are available online at or by calling 284-7115.

Sunday, 3/24, 3:45 pm (doors) 4:00 pm, The Doris L. Benz Center:
 Artist Lecture Series. The Sandwich Home Industries announces the winter/spring Art Lecture Series, where Artists will discuss their work. This Sunday will be directed by Peggy Merritt: "The Secret of Printmaking". Attendance is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:45 with light refreshments. The lectures begin at 4:00 pm. 
For more information, please visit

Wednesday, 3/27, 7:00 pm, Town Hall: 
Treasures from the Vault. Please join the Sandwich Historical Society upstairs at Town Hall for "More Treasures from the Vault". Host Jim Mykland takes us on yet another wonderful photo tour of old Sandwich.  Learn about buildings and landscapes that used to be here or help identify people and places! This free event is open to all, and there is lift access to the second floor of Town Hall, if needed. We love sharing our history!  Come share yours!

APRIL 2019

Monday, 4/1, 8:30 am, The Corner House: 
Sandwich Business Group Meeting. 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.

Friday, 4/5, 5:30/6:00 pm, The Doris L. Benz Center: International DinnerPlease join Susan Weeks for the last International Dinner of the season with a self-guided tour of Ireland from Dublin to Glendalough, Hollywood, Killarney National Forest, then follow the Wild Atlantic Way along the southern coast westerly and northerly to the Dingle Peninsula, Galway and Connemara. Doors open at 5:30, Dinners start at 6:00. As always, Don Brown and his Corner House crew will be creating a meal which reflects Irish cuisine. We look forward to seeing you there!

To reserve your seat (s), send a check for $25.00 per person per dinner (please make sure you specify which dinner (s) you are reserving for) to: The Doris L. Benz Center,  PO Box 52, Center Sandwich NH; attn: Erin Hoag
**** To pay with cash, please contact Erin Hoag at 284 7211.  Your reservation is not confirmed until paid for.**** They are not equipped to deal with credit card payments.

Saturday, 4/6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main St.: Open Mic. Start April with some good times! Join us for Open Mic Night! Storytellers, musicians, poets, performers - all are welcome! If you'd like to perform, please email Jan at, so we can get you on the list. Doors open at 6:30. Bring your friends, bring refreshments to share, and bring a few bucks for the donation jar. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, 4/14, 3:45 pm (doors) 4:00 pm, The Doris L. Benz Center: Artist Lecture Series. The Sandwich Home Industries announces the winter/spring Art Lecture Series, where Artists will discuss their work. This Sunday will be directed by Rebecca Goodale: "An Illuminated Autobiography- Art Books, Printmaking, and Textile Design". Attendance is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:45 with light refreshments. The lectures begin at 4:00 pm. 
For more information, please visit

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