Announcements for April 28, 2021

Published: 4/27/2021 9:30:58 PM
BelmontLibrary mixes up programs

The library has arranged for a NH Humanities book discussion in place of our regular Thursday book group. SNHU professor Dr. Kiki Berk will be leading a discussion on Massimo Pigliucci’s How to be a Stoic: Using ancient philosophy to live a modern life. Get in touch with the library for the link to the meeting on May 13 at 1 p.m. We are trying something a little different for storytime right now. There’s a month-long themed display- coming up, National Physical Fitness Month; take one or two books and a craft/STEM kit. Wednesday mornings we’ll post a short video (about 5 minutes) on the library’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Choose from two take ‘n’ make projects in May. Both faux watercolor surprise and decoupage flower pots come with all the supplies needed to make these decorations. Stop by the library or call for curbside pick up to make these fun projects your own. Our Friday Fiction book group meets in person outside if the weather cooperates on May 21 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. In this captivating novel, New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. Ebooks and audiobooks are available through nh.overdrive.com with your library card; physical copies are available at the library. Contact the library for meeting information. The Library will be closed Monday, May 31 for the holiday observance. The Belmont Public Library is open six days a week and any time at belmontpubliclibrary.org, serving the community with books, digital resources, and cultural programming.

Canterbury5K race at Village

In partnership with the Capital Area Race Series and Millennium Running, Canterbury Shaker Village will be hosting its annual 5K Cross Country Race on May 15 at 10 a.m. Run or walk the unpaved course, which is a totally beautiful run through the fields and woods and around the ponds and pastures of the Village. This will be a safe and socially-distanced event, using the guidelines set forth by Millennium Running and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masks will be required when checking in, getting ready for the race, and after, but not during. Each runner will start at a specific time and distance, ensuring that the participants remain safely spread out for the entirety of the race. Visit Millennium Running’s website, millenniumrunning.com, for further details about safety. If you prefer, every race also has an option to run virtually, to accommodate all who wish to run. To register for the Canterbury XC 5K only, please visit the website at shakers.org/canterbury-shaker-village-hosts-annual-5k-race-on-saturday-may-15. The fee to register is $25. There will be no day of registration. The registration deadline is May 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. To learn more about the CARS Races or to register for the entire series, please visit their website at runcarsnh.com. For any questions about the Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5K, please email Rae Easter at info@shakers.org.

HennikerHandmade and homegrown event

On May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., nearly 40 vendors will gather on the lawn in the Henniker Community Center Park for the inaugural Henniker Handmade & Homegrown event. This special Mother’s Day weekend artisans and farmers market is focused on locally sourced items, and all products are handmade or grown by the vendors. The market will feature a huge variety of items including jewelry, pottery, textiles, soaps and body care products, baskets, candles, birdhouses, fine art paintings and prints, home decor, seeds, plants, honey, maple syrup, and even a few baby goats to visit with. Prepared food will available on site from Henniker’s own Abby’s Cafe, and the Country Spirit Restaurant will be selling their famous candied apples and other sweet treats. There will be live music performances on the Angela Robinson bandstand from Walker Smith and Decatur Creek. Raffle participants can enter to win one of several amazing prizes, including gift baskets filled with handmade items from the vendors and gift certificates from many local businesses. Tickets can be purchased online beforehand or at the event. Winners will be drawn at the close of the market. Visit Henniker Community Market on Facebook or Instagram to view the raffle prizes and buy tickets. Henniker Handmade & Homegrown is a special event hosted by Henniker Community Market, a seasonal farmers market that will take place every Thursday evening from May 20 until Oct. 21. Raffle proceeds will help support the upcoming farmers market season. Bring your mother, browse for gifts, or treat yourself. COVID safety protocols will be in place, vendors will be wearing masks and shoppers are encouraged to do the same. Vendor tents will be spaced apart to allow for distancing. Contact hennikercommunitymarket@gmail.com with questions.

LaconiaPlant sale

Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church will be holding a hanging plant and flower basket sale on May 22. They are $30 each or $25 each if you buy four or more. The pre-order by May 10. Drive-up for pre-order pick-ups will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., in-person browsing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, email tgocphiloptochos@gmail.com or call 860-6158.




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