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. 
Elisha Marston House Museum and Gift Shop: 284-6269,  
Parks and Recreation: 284-6473
Samuel H. Wentworth Library: 284-6665
Sandwich Business Group:
Sandwich Home Industries, 284-6831,

Recurring Events:

ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:00 - 8:00 am, Arts Center at 12 Main Street: Improv!
CONGREGATE MEALS: Every Wednesday at 12:00 am at 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: Every Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Library Community Room: All fiber enthusiasts welcome.
For more information call Diane: 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
SANDWICH SINGERS: Saturdays from about 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the Methodist Meetinghouse in Sandwich to rehearse for 3 Christmas Concerts in the area. If you like to sing and would like to be part of this group, please contact Peggy Johnson at or leave messages at 323-8877. Events listed below.
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:


WINTER IS APPROACHING...The Inter-Lakes Elementary School Health Office is looking for donations of clean, lightly used, or new Snow pants, winter coats, boots, gloves/ mittens, and hats. To donate or drop off clothing, please contact ILES Health Office, Theresa McCormack, RN, 279-7968

Thanksgiving Baskets
Every year the Board of Outreach of the Community Church of Sandwich prepares Thanksgiving Baskets for families in our community. If you would like to help, we would love donations of canned goods (corn, peas, beans, yams, cranberry sauce, chicken and turkey stuffing, and chicken and turkey gravy), boxes, or if you would like to make a monetary donation, please write "Thanksgiving Baskets" in the memo line. Interested in helping? Please call Jackie Berry, 279-0450. Let's make a neighbor's Thanksgiving extra special!

Thanksgiving Meals-To-Go from the Corner House!
A delicious solution to easily feed family & friends during this busy holiday season! Featuring our complete Turkey Dinner for 8 or more people as well as à la carte items. Other items are available such as lobster & mushroom bisque, party platters, pies, and the usual Turkey Day accompaniments. Stop by to pick up one of our Thanksgiving fliers.
To order, contact us at 284-6219 or at Orders must be received by 12:00 pm on Monday 11/19. Later requests will be filled to the best of our ability. Early bird orders for dinner for 8 (by Saturday 11/8) receive a $15 
Corner House Gift Card! 

Saturday, 11/17, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, SHWL Community Room: First Ever MINI-BOOK SALE! This is a great opportunity to find a book or two for the holidays: great supply of fiction, cookbooks, biographies, and children’s books. Attendees will be eligible for Door Prize drawings and the coffee pot will be on along with nibbles to enjoy while you browse the selections.

Tuesday, 11/20, 7:00 pm, SHWL Community Room: Adult Craft: Wreath Creations. Create a beautiful muslin and cotton wreath with no sewing! All materials will be provided. Registration required: sign-up at the library, call 284-6665, or email the library at

Thursday, 11/22, 1:00 pm, The Community Church of Sandwich: The Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Cindy Handford is once again graciously hosting this meal. The turkey dinner and all the fixings are free and are provided by Cindy and Al. All are welcome to attend. If you are planning to join Cindy and Al for dinner and fellowship, please let Cindy know (284-7066). This will help her to know how many to cook for. Thank you Cindy for your generosity and kindness!!!

Friday, 11/23, 7:30 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main St.: Cynthia Shaw in Concert. Presented by ATTP.  A musical
storyteller, Shaw will perform her one-woman show Velvet Determination: A Young Pianist’s Journey to New York. Cynthia Shaw enjoyed her childhood of piano lessons and music-making. But as time went on she developed bigger dreams: moving to New York to attend the esteemed Manhattan School of Music. However, this goal was a bit more difficult than she expected.  As she struggles with her self-sabotaging demons, shaky memorization, and insufficient technique, she masters a falling piano, a sweltering practice room, a music-hating neighbor, a condescending teacher and other obstacles that confront a young Colorado classical pianist who has decided to tackle the Big Apple! In this charming, music-filled 60-minute solo show, Cynthia creates over ten characters including her piano teachers: her kindly childhood teacher, her University of Denver teacher who opens up her eyes to the world of New York and her formidable first NY piano teacher. Throughout the show, she'll play the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, and Schubert. The show is touching, funny, honest and very musical.

Admission is Choose-Your-Own-Ticket price, and light refreshments will be available by donation. All proceeds benefit the artist and the Arts Center. Diana Evans, 603-986-7827,


Saturday, 12/1 & Sunday 12/2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, All through Sandwich: Christmas in the Village. Sponsored by the many craftspeople in our area. Sandwich kicks off the holiday season on the first weekend of December with Christmas in the Village featuring special events, horse drawn wagon rides, Christmas tree lighting and more! More than 35 crafters will be set up at the Sandwich Central School, Benz Center, Sandwich Historical Society and Sandwich Home Industries. Workshops, studios, galleries, eateries, shops, and farms will likely be open on December 2 and many other days in December as well.

If you have ideas, events, something to sell, etc., please contact Diane Johnson, at 284-7168 (call/text) or Ideally it would be good to know all the participants and events by November 10 so that plans, maps, schedules, press releases and advertising can be done. Maps and events listings will be available around town and information (and photos) can be found on Facebook at Christmas in the Village--Sandwich, NH and at the website.

Saturday, 12/1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Methodist Meetinghouse: Ladies Aid Christmas Craft Table. The Ladies Aid of the Community Church of Sandwich is setting up a Christmas Craft Table in the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Meetinghouse. Head Craft Elf, Jackie Berry, would love to have your donation of handmade crafts to help raise funds for the Ladies Aid who then in turn help the church and community. The craft table will be open for Christmas in the Village on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 am and every Sunday after church until Christmas. Jackie is also collecting bags. Questions - please call Jackie, 279- 0450.

Saturday, 12/1, 6:30 (doors) 7:00 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: Celtic Americana Concert. Kyle Carey will perform a program of Celtic Americana (including some special holiday selections) in conjunction with the town's annual Christmas in the Village celebration. Kyle has released three CD's, which will be for sale. Suggested donation for this special event is $15-$20. (Open mic for this month will be next Saturday 12/8)

Saturday, 12/8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Baptist Mtg House: Wreath Making Workshop. Peter Pohl will be providing greens and giving instruction. Ribbons or Bows available for a small price. All in the community are

Saturday, 12/8, 6:30 (doors) 7:00 pm, The Arts Center at 12 Main Street: Open Mic Night. Recurring the first Satuday of each month. Doors open at 6:30 pm; music starts at 7. Please let Jan know by emailing if you'd like to play, and which half of the evening you'd prefer to play. Remember that you're welcome to bring treats to share, and that adult beverages are allowed. And, we definitely appreciate your donations to “the jar,” which help us keep the building going.

Tuesday, 12/11, 7:00 pm, SWHL Community Room: Adult Craft: Easy Ornamental Workshop. Adults are invited to attend a craft session and create two simple ornaments: a lace ribbon star and a pasta snowflake. All materials will be supplied. Registration required: sign-up at the library, call 284-6665, or email the library at

Wednesday, 12/12, 7:00 pm, Melvin Village Community Church: Sandwich Singers Christmas Concert

Thursday 12/13, 7:00 pm, St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley (Tamworth): Sandwich Singers Christmas Concert.

Saturday, 12/15, 10:00 am, SHWL Community Room: Children’s Holiday Craft Session. Calling all children in grades K – 6: Come create a paper bag holiday village at the Samuel H. Wentworth Library on Saturday, December 15, at 10:00 AM in the Library Community Room. All materials will be supplied. Registration required: sign-up at the library, call 284-6665, or email the library at

Sunday 12/16, 7:00 pm, Methodist Meeting House (Ctr. Sandwich): Sandwich Singers Christmas Concert.




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