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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.
 

Organizations:

Advice to the Players: 284-7115; www.advicetotheplayers.org ; contact@advicetotheplayers.org
Association for School & Community: Emma Dassori; emma.dassori@interlakes.org
Chapman Sanctuary and Visney Woods. 284-6428. www.chapmansanctuaryvisnywoods.com 
Club Sandwich 4H: Contact Diane Johnson 284-7168
Elisha Marston House Museum and Gift Shop: 284-6269, www.sandwichhistorical.org  
Parks and Recreation: 284-6473 sandwichnh.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/ ; sandwichrecreation@gmail.com
Samuel H. Wentworth Library: 284-6665, sandwichlibrary@gmail.com
Sandwich Fair Association: 284-7062, www.thesandwichfair.com  2019 Sandwich Fair will be: 10/12, 10/13, 10/14.
Sandwich Home Industries, 284-6831, www.centersandwich.nhcrafts.org

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.

FARMER'S MARKET: Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Community Church of Sandwich Methodist Meetinghouse parking lot; Saturdays (beginning 7/6) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Remick Farm in North Sandwich.

FRIENDS & FIBER: Every Tuesday evening, 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.The weekend of July 20 and 21, Juli Hird and the group are planning a Fiber Arts Retreat Weekend at Partridge Hill Farm on Range Road in Sandwich.

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: info@cornerhouseinn.com. Visit http://www.cornerhouseinn.com/


Library Summer Hours: The Samuel H. Wentworth Library will be closed on Wednesday, 7/3; Thursday, 7/4 and Thursday, 8/8. Please note: Effective 7/3 the Library will be closed Wednesdays until school is back is session.

Sandwich Organizations ISO:
 

CHILDREN'S CENTER: 
Plastic Storage bins with lids, especially 32 quart and 15 quart sizes. 
We are happy to pick them up or you can deliver them to 54 Maple Street. We are also looking for a tunnel made out of plastic or metal that can be used on the playground for kids to crawl through. We could use 2- 55 gallon plastic barrels. We can only use barrels that have former contents that is safe for children. If you have any questions feel free to call 284-7014. Many Thanks, Susan Rozelle

LADIES AID: Items for the annual White Elephant Sale (during OHW): Lightly used (or new!) decorations, kitchen dishes & glasses, small furniture, media, games, etc. [no clothing or shoes, please.] Drop off at Sue Speers’ at 36 Taylor Road (first left past the Transfer Station). Put your donations in the WAY BACK part of the White Barn, just past the house – anytime [please be sure the donations are in a sealed bag or box – we don’t want any pests spoiling the goods before they can be sold!] This is the Ladies Aid’s biggest fund raiser, with the proceeds funding charity donations throughout the year. 

LIBRARY: Gently used (or new!) items to start some clubs for the kids that spend time at the library. If anyone is willing to donate anything listed, it would be greatly appreciated! Chess board(s), a timer, sketchbooks, erasers, charcoal pencils, water colors, acrylic/ tempera paint, small canvases/ canvas board, brushes, air dry/ model magic clay. Please reach out with any questions by stopping by the library or calling 284-6665. Thank you! - Katie Wonders

OLD HOME WEEK: 
Flea Market: Would you like to partake in a flea/craft/bake sale held in the Smith Building at the fairgrounds during Old Home Week? Set up time will be Thursday, August 8 from 4-7:30 pm and the sale on August 9 and 10 from 8:30 to 4. If interested please contact Holly Cook at hcook327@gmail.com or Claire Smith at finnflea@gmail.com or call her at 284-7747
Picnic: For the Selectmen’s Community Picnic during Old Home Week, they are asking attendees to bring just side dishes to share. They're making this change because there are always too few side dishes (and too many desserts and watermelon!).


Sandwich Summer Camps & Lessons: 

Advice To The Players’ Summer Camp: 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 www.advicetotheplayers.org for more info or to register. Questions? Call 284-7115 or email contact@advicetotheplayers.org. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this year’s final camp performance: 7/26 at 10 am in Quimby Park in Sandwich.

4-H Quilt Camps: Week I, July 8-12Week II: July 2- August 2Week III: August 19-23 on the Sandwich Fairgrounds in the Smith & Hodge Buildings. Each session runs from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Camps are free to join but participants must purchase all their own fabric and youths should be available to spend time during the Sandwich Fair working on a raffle quilt to benefit 4-H. These camps are not a place for youth to learn how to sew; basic sewing skills are required, and youths must be able to independently use a sewing machine. Also, note that camp days can be long so youths must be able to sit and focus for long durations. If you are unsure of your child's skill level please call Dotty Burrows at (603) 284-6636. To register please call the Extension office at (603) 447-3834 or e mail  Amanda Royce at amanda.royce@unh.edu. All participants will need to bring a lunch, snack and water.

Swim and Tennis Lessons:
Summer swim and tennis lesson information is available on the Town of Sandwich website, sandwichnh.org. Both programs begin next week, and spots are filling up quickly. Please register soon and contact Sandwich Parks and Recreation with any questions. Thanks. Ole Anderson, Sandwich Parks and Recreation Director 603-284-6473, sandwichrecreation@gmail.com

JULY 2019

Friday, 7/19, 9:00 am, Village Green Cafe: Book Discussion. Hosted by Mary Ann Drapcho. Everyone is welcome to join in discussing the book Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. The book is about Paul Farmers's quest to cure infectious diseases and bring tools of modern medicine to those who need them the most. The New York Times describes Mountains Beyond Mountains as "a tale that inspires, discomforts and provokes". Please contact May Ann with any questions: maryanndrapcho@gmail.com

Saturday, 7/20, 9:00 am, 4 Skinner Street: Heard Barn Clean Out Part II. When the Sandwich Historical Society purchased the Heard Barn Skinner Street (behind the Tappan Chair Shop), they agreed to do the final clean out in return for the price of a dumpster.  They filled the dumpster, salvaged some things to add to the museum collections, and are now left with many things of no significance to the Society but may be a treasure to you and yours!  Come and help the SHS finish the clean out and take home some stuff.  Some will have a price, most is free, and all proceeds and donations go toward fixing up the old barn.

Saturday, 7/20, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, the Red Dot - 4 Drew Hill, Alton: NOR ROOTS, NOR STARS. Presented in Partnership with the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. Artists Margery Thomas-Mueller and Christopher Thomas Volpe might be dual blades of the same sword; both artists’ intense, abstracted landscapes function as metaphors for states of being and invoke concern for the conditions of humanity and the natural world. An opening reception for Nor Roots Nor Stars: Paintings by Margery Thomas-Mueller and Christopher Thomas Volpe. Following the opening, the Red Dot will be open by appointment. For more information visit www.patricialaddcaregagallery.com  or call (603) 284-7728.

Saturday, 7/20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, MuMandi Studio, North Sandwich: MuMandi Glass Class- A Day of Glass. Class fee is $66; pre-registering is necessary and payment is due at registration. Refunds will be issued if student cancels two weeks before class. Fee covers only the student; we do not have room for visitors. Classes will not be held if enough students do not register. Must wear closed toe shoes. All drinks must be in a closed container. No food in the studio during class. Please arrive on time. For more details, please go to www.mumandi.com/class-schedule/ . To register, please email mumandiglass@aol.com with a phone number and you will be called back or call (603) 944-0018.This is a time for fun!

Saturday & Sunday, 7/20 & 7/21, Partridge Hill Farm on Range Road: Friends and Fiber Weekend. Juli Hird and the Friends and Fiber Group are planning a Fiber Arts Retreat Weekend at Partridge Hill Farm on Range Road in Sandwich.  Join us for explorations in knitting, spinning, and fiber dyeing. These are not formal workshops, this is a fun environment where we each share our knowledge and experiment together. No experience necessary- we are happy to help you get started! Needle felting and drop spindle lessons and kits will be available, as well as  locally sourced yarns and natural fibers. For more information and the schedule, please visit Partridge Hill Farm, LLC on the web or phone: (603)284-6377, email: jhsileas9@gmail.com

The Friends and Fiber Group is meeting every Tuesday evening during the summer from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Samuel H. Wentworth Library. All abilities and ages of fiber enthusiasts (and those wanting 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. Should you wish more information or if you have questions, please call/text Diane at 284-7168.

Tuesday, 7/23, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Main Camp on Hoag Island: VERY SPECIAL Storytelling Potluck Gathering. Hosted by Vicki Dworkin. We will gather at our family summer camp, Main Camp on Hoag Island, Squam Lake, NH. Please bring swim suits, insect repellant, and a change of clothes, as well as stories and food to share. (Please note: access is by boat and climbing a steep-ish bank and path. Not easy for mobility impaired). Because of the island location,RSVPs are a must, attendees will need to be at the Coolidge Boathouse bno later than 2:00 pm, to be shuttled the island. RSVP to get exact address. Early birds can spend time at our beach while they wait. Weather permitted swimming from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, stories and appetizers from  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and dinner from  5:00 to 7:00,with return boatloads to the boathouse from about 6:45 to 7:30.  A few lucky individuals, especially those coming from a distance, may be able to spend Monday and Tuesday nights on the island with me, by prearrangement. Let me know if you are interested. If the weather is bad, we will meet at 12 Little Pond Road instead, with no swimming, but more time for stories. Contact me that day if weather is uncertain. Stories to do with summer, vacations, islands, travel, boats, Squam Lake, Center Sandwich, or family summer homes are encouraged, although other stories are also welcome. Stories can be personal, family history, original, folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, etc. There is no specific time limit, but try to keep stories to around 3 – 10 minutes, to allow time for everyone who wishes to tell. As always, everyone is encouraged to tell, no one is required to tell, and listeners are welcome. Please RSVP by email or phone to Vicky Dworkin, vicky.dworkin@gmail.com; 603-374-4460. Vicky Dworkin, storyteller and retired children's librarian.

Tuesday, 7/23, 4:00 pm, Library Community Room: The Angels Lament Book Discussion. The Friends of the Samuel H. Wentworth Library are pleased to present local author Mj Pettengill, discussing her recent book, The Angels' Lament. This event, free and open to the public, also features light refreshments. Autographed books will be available for purchase ($19.95 ea.):Etched in Granite Historical Fiction Series. It is 1872. The Hodgdon sisters lost their father in the Civil War and faced unimaginable hardship when their mother dies in a tragic fire, leaving them alone in the wilds of New Hampshire. Mj Pettengill is an author and social historian with a focus on cultural narrative and traditions, collective and intergenerational trauma integration, and social welfare development. She is a cellist and has a background in Civil War Musicology and trumpet performance. Before transitioning to the world of writing, she performed as a soloist and with various musical organizations featured in numerous Living Histories, Reenactments, and Historical Events throughout the Northeast. Mj works and creates in her woodland studio and lives on a farm in North Sandwich, New Hampshire. In addition to writing and music, she is a wildcraft herbalist, aligned with her passion for nature and the ancient healing traditions, customs, and folklore of her ancestors. Her undergraduate work was in social history, theology, music, and psychology. She received an MFA in creative writing. 
For more information on this program, please contact, Jan Goldman, 284-7532

Tuesday, 7/23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, MuMandi Studio, North Sandwich: MuMandi Glass Class- Lantern Class. Class fee is $65; pre-registering is necessary and payment is due at registration. Refunds will be issued if student cancels two weeks before class. Fee covers only the student; we do not have room for visitors. Classes will not be held if enough students do not register. Must wear closed toe shoes. All drinks must be in a closed container. No food in the studio during class. Please arrive on time. For more details, please go to www.mumandi.com/class-schedule/ . To register, please email mumandiglass@aol.com with a phone number and you will be called back or call (603) 944-0018.This is a time for fun!

Wednesday, 7/24, 7:30 pm, Upstairs at Town Hall:
Sandwich Historical Society Picture Night.  Picture Night!  More treasures from the Sandwich Historical Society vault.  Host Jim Mykland will take everyone on another interesting journey through old Sandwich. Please do not forget to add the Sandwich Historical Society to your must-see summer bucket list;.  For the month of July and August, they are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  They look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, 7/27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Town Hall Parking Lot: Free Document Shredding. Sponsored by the Sandwich Business Group. Funding and assistance generously provided by The Alfred Quimby Fund & The Town of Sandwich. A High Production Mobile Shredder will be on site to handle all your shredding needs at no charge! Watch the shredding via outside truck cameras. Some items you might to have shredded might be: Correspondence ; Medical Records ; Accounting & Financial records; Insurance Forms; Personal Documents; Sales Records; Legal Correspondence;  Business Records; etc. Protect your personal & business privacy. No need to remove staples or paper clips

Saturday, 7/27, 7:30 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: ATTP Studio Series- Reading of BearingsBearings, by John Gardner. More info to come. The 2019 Studio Series consists of five readings offered throughout the summer that are directed and read by ATTP’s exceptional company and then offered to our community by donation. Most of the readings in our 2019 series are Shakespeare adjacent to help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary of producing the Bard’s work in New Hampshire. Saturdays at 7:30 pm, these readings are an opportunity to workshop in-progress work, which means the audience is invited stay after the reading for a Q&A session to share their responses directly with the playwright in most circumstances. For more information about the 2019 series, please visit www.advicetotheplayers.org/the-studio-series.

Wednesday, 7/31, 7:30 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: String Equinox. Presented by Advice to the Players. Admission is Choose-Your-Own-Ticket-Price, and refreshments will be available by donation. String Equinox is the duo of Shana Aisenberg and Beverly Woods. Shana and Beverly are multi-instrumentalists, performers and composers who have each been playing traditional music of North America and Europe for over 45 years. For this concert, they will play Klezmer music, the instrumental music of 19th century Eastern European Jews. Shana and Beverly have studied klezmer with modern masters at Klez Kanada and at various workshops, in addition to deep immersion in early 20th century recordings and manuscripts. They play klezmer on various instruments including fidl (violin), mandolin, accordion, piano and tsimbl, an Eastern European hammered dulcimer. Informed by these traditions, Shana and Beverly have composed modern klezmer music of their own. In this concert, they will include some of their original works, arranged for their duo. You can find out more about String Equinox online at www.stringequinox.com. The 2019 ATTP Concert Series is dedicated in loving memory of Dick Stuart. For more information visit www.advicetotheplayers.org/the-concerts-series.

AUGUST 2019

Thursday, 8/1- Sunday, 8/11, 5:30 pm, Quimby Park & Sandwich Town Hall Theater: 
Shakespeare's Measure for Measure!. Presented by Advice to the Players. ATTP, Sandwich’s Own Shakespeare company, is proud to present their Summer Mainstage Production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. There will also be a special free performance at Eagle Square in Concord, August 9th at 5:30 pm. Additional Performances at Quimby Park are August 2nd, 4th, 7th, 10th & 11th at 5:30 pm: at the Sandwich Town Hall Theatre August 3rd at 7:30 pm and August 8th at 2 pm. ATTP’s 20th Anniversary Gala will follow the August 4th Performance— tickets can be purchased individually to both events or you can buy a package. August 10th you can treat yourself to a double feature and bring a picnic to Measure for Measure and then head inside Town Hall to see the Yeoman’s Fund production of Elderville. In the case of rain, all Quimby Park dates will move inside to the Sandwich Town Hall Theater.
Tickets are available online at www.advicetotheplayers.org or by calling 603-284-7115. Adult, Senior and Student tickets are available. Preview performance in Quimby Park at 5:30 pm on August 1st is $10 for all tickets. 

Saturday, 8/3, 3:00 pm, East Sandwich Meeting House: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Bearcamp Pond Association. The Bearcamp Pond Association is a NH Nonprofit 501(c)3  who mission is Preserving the Natural Beauty of Bearcamp
Pond.  The Association encourages all who enjoy swimming at Bearcamp Pond, and/or who delight in a quiet paddle on its waters, and/or those who relish the challenge of throwing in a line in hopes of catching a fish or two, to join their cause. The
group continues to actively monitor water quality and strive to preserve this very special habitat for the myriad flora and fauna who inhabit it as home. Light refreshments will be served following the meeting. We look forward to meeting
you at the East Sandwich Meeting House on Route 25 in Sandwich (across from Vittum Hill Road). Bearcamp Pond Association: P.O. Box 262, Sandwich, NH  03227. Email: bearcamppondassociation@gmail.com Website: bearcamppond.org

Tuesday, 8/6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, MuMandi Studio, North Sandwich: MuMandi Glass Class- Lantern Class. Class fee is $65; pre-registering is necessary and payment is due at registration. Refunds will be issued if student cancels two weeks before class. Fee covers only the student; we do not have room for visitors. Classes will not be held if enough students do not register. Must wear closed toe shoes. All drinks must be in a closed container. No food in the studio during class. Please arrive on time. For more details, please go to www.mumandi.com/class-schedule/ . To register, please email mumandiglass@aol.com with a phone number and you will be called back or call (603) 944-0018.This is a time for fun!

Thursday, 8/8, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday, 8/9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Library Grounds and Community Room:  Annual Book Sale. Hosted by the Samuel H. Wentworth Library Trustees: Great selection of books, dvds, and audio books for all ages and interests; door prize drawing every hour; hard cover - $1, paperback - $.50; library book bags and other gift items.

Sunday, 8/11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Craft Building in the Fairgrounds: Selectmen’s Community Picnic.  Main entrée, drinks and dessert provided.  Bring a side dish to share. Picnic with friends and neighbors and dance to great music by “Tom and Annie’s Caravan Band”!

Saturday, 8/17, 7:30 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: ATTP Studio Series: Thy Will, by Timothy Mooney. More info to come. The 2019 Studio Series consists of five readings offered throughout the summer that are directed and read by ATTP’s exceptional company and then offered to our community by donation. Most of the readings in our 2019 series are Shakespeare adjacent to help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary of producing the Bard’s work in New Hampshire. Saturdays at 7:30 pm, these readings are an opportunity to workshop in-progress work, which means the audience is invited stay after the reading for a Q&A session to share their responses directly with the playwright in most circumstances. For more information about the 2019 series, please visit www.advicetotheplayers.org/the-studio-series.

Saturday, 8/24, 7:30 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: ATTP Studio Series: A Midsummer Night's Nightmare, by Luke Haskell. More info to come. Visit www.advicetotheplayers.org/the-studio-series

Saturday, 8/31, 7:30 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: ATTP Studio Series: Noir Hamlet. More info to come. Visit www.advicetotheplayers.org/the-studio-series

SEPTEMBER 2019

Monday, 9/9, 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 www.discoversandwich.com to learn more about what is going on in town.

Tuesday, 9/10 - Tuesday, 10/22 (recurring Tuesdays), 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, MuMandi Studio, North Sandwich: MuMandi Glass Class- Introduction to Glass Fusing. Class fee is $150; pre-registering is necessary and payment is due at registration. Refunds will be issued if student cancels two weeks before class. Fee covers only the student; we do not have room for visitors. Classes will not be held if enough students do not register. Must wear closed toe shoes. All drinks must be in a closed container. No food in the studio during class. Please arrive on time. For more details, please go to www.mumandi.com/class-schedule/ . To register, please email mumandiglass@aol.com with a phone number and you will be called back or call (603) 944-0018.This is a time for fun!

OCTOBER 2019


NOVEMBER 2019

Tuesday, 11/12, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, MuMandi Studio, North Sandwich: Christmas Ornament Class. Class fee is $30; pre-registering is necessary and payment is due at registration. Refunds will be issued if student cancels two weeks before class. Fee covers only the student; we do not have room for visitors. Classes will not be held if enough students do not register. Must wear closed toe shoes. All drinks must be in a closed container. No food in the studio during class. Please arrive on time. For more details, please go to www.mumandi.com/class-schedule/ . To register, please email mumandiglass@aol.com with a phone number and you will be called back or call (603) 944-0018.This is a time for fun!


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