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Parks & Recreation Newsletter

Volume 53                                                                                    Monday February 6, 2017

Parks & Recreation News

Open Gym: Walking/Running


4-5PM on Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 26

*rescheduled to 10-11AM on 2/19 due to NDCF Meat Raffle & off 3/5 due to school vacation

@ New Durham Elementary School

It can be tough to stay active in the winter! It’s cold. The roads are covered with snow. It gets dark so early…

Beat the winter blues by joining Rec for a free hour of gym time! Walk or run at your own pace in the comfort of a warm space. Music provided but you’re welcome to use a personal music or phone device!

Open Gym: Basketball

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Mondays Jan 23 - March 27

*off on 2/6 due to Town Deliberative Session & 2/27 due to school vacation

6-7PM: Youth

7-8PM: Adult

@ New Durham Elementary School

Come out to shoot some hoops, practice your game & socialize with other basketball fans!

Free to participate. Waivers available from staff during sessions. Youth under 13 years old must have adult supervision. Please enter through the back of the school.

Youth Basketball


February 11 Games

1/2 Team 1 vs Milton, 10AM in Wakefield

1/2 Team 2 vs Wakefield, 9AM in Wakefield

3/4 Team vs Gilmanton, 1PM in Milton

5/6 Girls vs Wakefield, 1:15 in Rochester

5/6 Boys vs Wakefield, 8AM in Milton

Vendor BINGO


Saturday February 18

@ New Durham Elementary School

Doors open at 2:30PM; Games begin at 3PM

Join us for a chance to win a prize from one of our amazing vendors plus browse their items and grab a bite to eat. Additional raffles & 50/50.

It’s a perfect activity for a winter afternoon!

$5 to play (10 games - can purchase multiple packs)

For Vendors:

$20 for space plus $25 donation item. Direct Sales and local businesses welcome to register!

Cribbage Tuesdays

1PM @ New Durham Public Library

Coffee & snacks provided. (donations appreciated)

Upcoming Dates

Tuesdays February 7 & February 14

NOTE: Cribbage will be canceled on days that the library is closed.


Senior BINGO

Doors open at Noon; Games start at 1PM

@ New Durham Elementary School

Food available for purchase.

*First game benefits the New Durham Food Pantry. Please bring in a canned food item (non-expired) or $1 to play.

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday February 12; concessions provided by the Allens

Sunday February 19; concessions provided by Sparks of Hope


Work towards completing your volunteer hours with Parks & Rec! There are multiple opportunities to help out throughout the year! Great opportunity for students that need service hours for school or groups as well as adults who would like to give back!

Do you have a talent/hobby/passion you’d like to share? Contact us and learn how you could share that interest in an activity & gain volunteer hours!

Note: Volunteers also earn “Rec Bucks” to use toward Rec programming.

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor!

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Contact Turner Liberty at 755.3511

Events @ The New Durham Public Library

Yarn Arts

Thursdays, Feb. 9 & 16

First Steps

For ages 3 months to 2.5 years. Music, movement and rhymes!

Thursdays, Feb. 9 & 16



For ages 2.5-5 years. Stories, rhythm and crafts.

Thursdays, Feb. 9 & 16



Join us for the first meeting of the AppeTraders with your take on a Valentine’s delight! Bring in enough for six servings and the recipe to share.

Thursday, Feb. 9


Quilting & More Group

Mondays, Feb. 13 & off 2/20


Adult Pottery Class

Registration required.

Monday, Feb. 13


Parent/Child Book Club

“The War That Saved Me”. Pick up your copy at the Library. Discussion & light refreshments.

Thursday, Feb. 23


Patron Survey

The Library is collecting insight from residents to help shape future programming and services. Completing a survey only takes a few minutes but will be tremendously helpful. You may complete a survey online at or pick up a hard copy at the Library. Thank you!

1000 Books by Kindergarten

On-going registration is open for newborn to children entering Kindergarten. Keep track of the books you read with your child (library provides the logs!) and receive tips, special activities, prizes & incentives! Stop in to sign up your child today!

Library Hours: M-Th 1-7PM; Fri 10AM-5PM; Sat 10AM-1PM; Sun Closed

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New Durham Events & News

Town Deliberative Session

Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 7PM at the New Durham School

Town Elections

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 8AM-7PM at the New Durham School

New After Hours Drop Box!

If you have a payment or correspondence for any Town Department or Official, please drop it into the “After Hours Drop Box.”  This box is located at the right side of the the front door at Town Hall and is checked every business day. All payments received will be recorded and a receipt of acknowledgment provided. If you have any questions contact the Town Clerk at 859-2091.

Volunteers Positions Open

The New Durham Board of Selectman and Town Moderator are looking for Talent Bank Volunteer applications for folks interested in serving on the following boards or committees: Planning, Zoning, Parks and Recreation, Conservation, Budget and CIP.  The Talent Bank form is located on the Town website at

New Durham Cares Community Program

The ND Welfare Office is hoping to establish a community action and networking program to organize willing residents to help out their neighbors with rides to grocery shopping and appointments to snowshoveling and raking and other tasks.

If you’re interested in learning more or volunteering your time, please complete the New Durham Cares Volunteer Form at

Yoga Classes

Yoga @ the Library

Come down and stretch your cares away! Tuesday nights at 7PM at the New Durham Public Library. $5/class.

Classes taught by Sheila Marston and are drop in!


Girl Scout ️Daisies: (Gr. K-1) meet Wed. 3:35-4:45 in NDS library.
Girl Scout Brownies: (Gr. 2 & 3) meet Fri. 3:35-5pm in NDS art room.

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

The Girl Scouts will be selling them around town later in the winter but for more information on ordering before then, give the group a shout at the info below!

Don’t want the cookies for yourself? The group will give any donated boxes to the End 68 Hours of Hunger Program!

For more info: Sarah Foynes at 832-8273 or

Girl Scout Cadettes: Make friends, save the planet, stand up against stereotypes, use team power for the greater good! For grades 6-8.

For more info: Sarah Burns or Maureen Oliveira

Come check us out! We have den meetings and fun activities for boys in grades K-5. For more info contact Angi Manning-Welch @ 455-0700 or


The New Durham Food Pantry is open 9AM-10AM on Saturdays. Donations are always appreciated and may be dropped off during operating hours or left in the dropbox outside the Pantry. If you leave a donation in the dropbox, please call 603-817-0372 to let us know!

PS: Do you shop on Visit the Food Pantry’s Amazon Smile link ( ) to help give .5% of your qualified purchase right back to the Pantry! Happy shopping!

End 68 provides meals and snacks for children who are food-insecure. Food is provided in a backpack to cover the 68 hours they are out of school from Friday afternoon until Monday morning.

If you would like to help or learn more about the program, contact Jennifer Nyman: or 603-978-7250

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous holds weekly meetings at the New Durham Public Library at 7PM. Open to the public.

New Durham Historical Society

 Meeting, Thursday, February 9, 2017

 7pm at the New Durham Public Library

Proudly host guest speaker Clayton Randall

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Clayton Randall and his team of Devon cattle during the New Durham 250th Birthday Parade.

When traveling west on Old Bay Road in New Durham, toward Farmington, have you slowed down to look at the cattle grazing alongside the road wondering what breed they are?  Guest speaker Clayton Randall will present a program on his Devon Cattle, hosted by the New Durham Historical Society, Thursday, February 9, beginning at 7pm at the New Durham Public Library.  The Devon is one of only a few truly triple purpose cattle breeds, being valued for meat, milk and draft. Randall is very active with the Yankee Teamsters 4-H working Steer Club. Randall has deep roots in this community, a descendant of Moses Randall, a founding settler in New Durham’s early history. All meetings are open to the public.  For additional information, please call Catherine Orlowicz 859-4643.


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