New Durham

Parks & Recreation Newsletter

Volume 49                                                                                    Monday November 28, 2016

Parks & Recreation News

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Youth Basketball 2016-2017 Season



Registrations are being reviewed, teams formed and league information gathered. All families will be contacted by 12/5 with information on the upcoming season including Rec buck tallies.

We are still in need of coaches. If you are interested in coaching a team, please let Nichole know as soon as possible!

Basketball for 7th & 8th Graders:

If your 7th or 8th grader would be interested in playing basketball this season, please contact Nichole. If enough players sign up, we will do our best to set up a team and games!

Glass Beads & Sculptures Intro Class

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Learn how to make glass beads and small glass sculptures in a safe, fun and laidback environment! Amanda Turner of Center Burner Studio will instruct the class focusing on basic skills and knowledge of working with glass to create beads and simple sculptures. Participants can learn and experiment at their own pace with insight and advice from Amanda.

This is a 2-day class series. Class 1 on Sunday 12/11 will focus on basics and details  Class 2 on Sunday 12/18 will tackle twisties and sculptures. Classes run 12PM-3PM with possibility of extension. ​Only 5 spots available. See the registration form for more details at or contact Rec!

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Rec Holiday Party

The holiday party will be held on Sunday December 18. Details forthcoming!

Cribbage Tuesdays

1PM @ New Durham Public Library

Coffee & snacks provided. (donations appreciated)

Upcoming Dates

Tuesdays November 19 & December 6

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 December 4; canceled due to Senior Celebration

Sunday December 11; concessions provided by the Allens


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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Events @ The New Durham Public Library

Yarn Arts

Thursdays, Dec. 1 & 8


First Steps

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

Thursdays, Dec. 1 & 8



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

Thursdays, Dec. 1 & 8


Quilting & More Group

Mondays, Dec. 5 & 12


Friends of the Library Holiday Party & Raffle

The Friends are hosting their annual holiday celebration on Friday December 2 from 3:30-5PM at the Library!

Music, food and fun will be provided. A raffle of 30+ amazing prizes will be drawn that evening. Tickets are 1 for $1 or $5 for an arm’s length (minimum of 12 tickets!). All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

42 prizes include an American Girl Doll, LEGOs, laser tag sessions at Hilltop Fun Center, gift certificates, tickets to local attractions and much, much more! Please support their efforts by purchasing some tickets (at the library) today!

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

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.

For more info: Sarah Foynes at 832-8273 or

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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

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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


Turkey Raffle Success

The New Durham Food Pantry would like to express gratitude to all the businesses and individuals who helped to make this past weekend's Turkey Raffle fundraiser a great success for the Pantry.

All funds raised from the event will help the Food Pantry with continued programming and services in New Durham.

Special thanks to those who donated including Cardinal and Glidden of Farmington, Belknap Landscaping, Winnipesaukee Heating and Cooling, Pat's Prims, MAD Farmers, Farmington 500, Tonia Cardinal, Kelly Elliot, Shirley Currier, Amy Diyorio, Marissa Rosiello, the Berry Family (Lon Sr, Dana, Lon Jr, Anna & Drew), Darlene Demeritt, Jean Charette, Carol Allen, Dot Veisel, Bill Herman, Ellen Phillips, Terry Jarvis, Joan & David Swenson, Alicia Hernandez and Clayton Randall. And additional thanks to those who came out Saturday night to take a chance on the raffle and enjoy a fun evening supporting the Pantry.

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.

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 The club will be back again for the 2016-17 winter season. The plan is to have an outreach ski program for children in grades K-12 through Gunstock Ski Resort. The program will run 4 weeks with skiing on Sundays. Program is open to our surrounding towns that don't offer skiing programs as well. Skiing chaperones are necessary for children in grades K-3.

Informational packets are available outside the New Durham Parks & Recreation Office at the ND Town Hall. Packets are due 12/15. For more information, contact Corie at

New Durham Parks & Recreation 4 Main Street (PO Box 207) New Durham, NH 03855

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