Barnstead NH News

October 25, 2017


Barnstead Parade

Congregational Church


The 37th Annual Fall Fair will be held at the Church on the Parade Grounds Saturday, November 4th, from 9am-1pm.


There will be Crafts, the Bottom Drawer, the Christmas Corner and Home Baked Food (pies, sweet breads, cookies, jelly’s and baked beans, candy, all is home made). Also, hot mulled cider, coffee hot donuts, chowders,soup, chili, mac and cheese, sandwiches and dessert


Take out will be available. The fair is sponsored by the Church Missions Committee.


We hope to see you there!



Barnstead Historical Society


The Barnstead Historical will be meeting on October 26, 2017, at the Barnstead Town Hall, at 6PM for a “Pot Luck Supper” followed by a business meeting at 7PM. We look forward to seeing everyone for our final meeting of the year.


Let’s keep History alive in Barnstead! All are welcome. For information call 269-5441.



Potential Democratic Candidate Information Night


Are you a local Democrat who has ever wondered about running for State Representative? Now is your chance to become informed. NH Representative Howard Moffett (D) from Loudon will speak on Monday, November 6th about what it’s like to be in the state legislature, what the role entails, what time commitments are involved, what it’s like to run a successful campaign in this area, and to answer your questions.


The guest speaker will be followed by action items and community organizing.


This meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton will be held at the Barnstead Town Hall at 108 South Barnstead Road in Barnstead. Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm. The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm.  


The meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged but not required. For more information, email or visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Children’s Programs


Our Toddler Time and Story Hour programs have begun at the library. Toddler Time is Tuesdays at 10:30am for children up to 3yrs and Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10:00am for children 3yrs and older. These programs run weekly throughout the school year, with some exceptions during holidays and school vacations. Please check our online calendar at for a full schedule. Come join us for some stories, music & movement, and arts & crafts fun! If you have any questions, contact Christy at 603-269-3900 or email


Middle School Writers Club

The Middle School Writers Club meets on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:15pm. Meetings will involve writing exercises, time to share what you’re writing and get feedback, and an opportunity to have your work published in our newsletter! This group is geared towards ages 9-13. If you have any questions, contact Jerissa at 603-269-3900 or email


Middle School Graphic Novel Club

The Middle School Graphic Novels Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:45pm. Join Maddison in discussing and discovering interesting graphic novels. This group is geared towards ages 9-13. If you have any questions, contact Maddison at 603-269-3900 or email


Teen Writer’s Group

The Teen Writer’s Group meets at the library on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Teens 14-18 years are welcome to attend for sharing, discussing and improving their writing. If you have any questions, contact Lindsey at 603-269-3900 or email


Teen Advisory Group

The OFML Teen Advisory Group is a group of teens ages 12-18 who assist the library with a number of things such as Program Development, Teen Tech Advisor, and YA Collection Development. You can also help out by shelving and covering books, setting up for programs or assisting with preparations for some of our children’s programs. Participation looks great on college applications, and everything qualifies for community service hours! Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7pm. You can get started by filling out the form online at or at the circulation desk in the library. If you have any questions, contact Lindsey at 603-269-3900 or email


Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm here at the library. If you have any questions, please call 603-269-3900 or email


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( 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.



Congregational Church Of North Barnstead Pumpkin And Pine Church Fair


Come join neighbors and friends at the Annual Pumpkin and Pine Church Fair!  


Congregational Church of North Barnstead, 504 North Barnstead Road, Saturday, November 4 from 9 - 2


Serving homemade items for Breakfast and Lunch in our Cafe - Silent Auction, Door prize, Raffles, Handmade items from Ghana, Africa, pies and baked goods, Christmas items, jewelry.  Old and new treasures await you at the Fair!  


This annual fundraiser helps the church serve people in our community and beyond - plus send kids to camp!


Some items up for grabs in this year’s Silent Auction are:  Vintage table, Lladro figurine, paintings by local artists, kitchen items, Vermont teddy bear, quality skincare products, gift cards, German cut glass table set and the list goes on... 


We accept debit and credit cards.  


Please contact April at for more information.













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