Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be holding its annual
FALL FAIR on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am to 1 pm. Please note
the change in the date. We will be having some new items this
year-We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!
Saturday, October 21 the Barnstead Community Grange presents its
Stargaze and Bonfire Blaze event. This free, adults-only evening
will feature a bonfire, marshmallow roasting, music and raffles.
There may even be a telescope or two on hand. Please feel free
to BYOB. Come share an enjoyable fall evening with your
friends and neighbors, and make new friends while building community
spirit. This event will run from 6:00-9:00 pm, at Sticks and
Stones Farm on White Oak Road. Take the drive up to the
designated parking area, and follow the lighted path to the party.
Rain will cancel the event.
Barnstead Adventure Zone
Submitted By Jean Richards, Program Director
October 26 our afterschool program will be participating in the
annual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide celebration of
afterschool programs. We will be one of more than 8,000 sites
across the nation sending the message that afterschool is key to
children’s success, and that we must keep the lights on and doors
open after school. Parents, media, employers, neighbors,
school officials and others have been invited to help us rally
support for safe, stimulating afterschool programs.
Thursday, October 26th At Barnstead Adventure Zone at the Barnstead
Elementary School, 91 Maple St, Barnstead, NH.
Feature tours of our program
work from BAZ kids
our gym Glowing in the Dark and
Refreshments and our Pumpkin Patch.
benefits of quality afterschool programs are clear. They
support working families by ensuring that children are safe and
productive when the school day ends. Quality afterschool
programs make our communities stronger by involving students,
parents, business leaders and volunteers. Quality afterschool
programs give children the opportunity to discover hidden talents as
they grow academically and socially.
join us for Lights On Afterschool. Just look for the glowing
pumpkins and head into the Old Lobby. We will see you then!
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Capital Crime of Witchcraft
Saturday, October 21 at 4pm at the Barnstead Town Hall there will be
a presentation on “The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary
Sources Tell Us”. On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the
Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all,
fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of
prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of
primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest
warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the
reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years
after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the
Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft
trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one
crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against
women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This program
is sponsored by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library and the Barnstead
Historical Society with funding by NH Humanities
Celebrating 100 Years!
on Saturday, October 21 for our Centennial Celebration! Festivities
begin at 10am and will continue throughout the day for the whole
family. Come help us celebrate our 100th anniversary with cake, a
history walk, special activities, raffles, and more! We will be
unveiling our used book store and our Little Free Book Exchange.
Children’s book characters will also be visiting and available for
pictures throughout the day.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for
more information about any of our programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and
Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.
Calling all Barnstead Residents!
happening to our water and what can we do about it?
weather extremes and the vulnerability of our water supply,
Barnstead faces unique challenges as Locke Lake residents are
dealing with significant water shortages.
Residents who have been involved with the Barnstead Water Protection
Ordinance invite all residents of Barnstead to a public forum.
will be an informational opportunity to discuss ideas for continuing
to protect our water and assure that all residents have access to
the water that they need.
Barnstead Town Hall
Contacts:Diane St. Germain,
or Doug Darrell, firstname.lastname@example.org