Barnstead NH News

May 30, 2018


The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (serving Pittsfield and Barnstead) is collecting gently used items for the Town Wide Yard Sale.  Spots are available (for $10) for other groups or individuals to set up with the Lions Club at Northeast Earth Mechanics on Barnstead Rd.  If you have any items you’d like to donate or for more information, please contact Laurie Vien at 435-5052. 



South Barnstead Cemetery Association annual meeting will be on June 10, 2018 10:00 AM at the South Barnstead Church, Route 126, Center Barnstead, NH.



Democratic Candidate Series Continues In Alton


Congressional District 1 Candidate Maura Sullivan will speak at the June meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton. All local Democrats and left-leaning Independents are invited to attend this continuing series of meetings focusing on November’s mid-term elections. 


Maura is a former Captain in the Marines and an Iraq Veteran. After graduate school, she served in the Obama administration as Assistant Secretary in both the Department of Veteran Affairs. Maura continues to work on rebuilding veterans’ access to quality medical care, on gender integration in the Navy and Marine Corps, and family, mental health and LGBT policy reforms in the Defense Department.       


The guest speaker will be followed by actions items and community organizing. These monthly meetings give you the opportunity to learn about local and state political issues and how you can participate in making a difference.  You will share the evening with like-minded individuals and have the chance to express your opinions and experiences.


 The June meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats on Monday June 4th at 6:30 pm will be held at the Alton Senior Community Center at 7 Pearson Road in Alton.  Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm.


This meeting is open to all residents of Alton, Barnstead, 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, Gilmanton, and Alton Democrats” Facebook page.


This communication does not infer an endorsement or favorability of any kind to any Democratic candidates actively engaged in competitive primary contests.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Teddy Bear Picnic!


Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us at the library on Saturday, June 2nd at 11am for a Teddy Bear Picnic. There will be stories, games, art & crafts, a photo booth and a few surprises too! Refreshments will be served picnic style outdoors or inside depending on the weather.



Magic By George!


George Saterial will be performing his amazing Magic show on June 7th at 9am at the Barnstead Elementary School. George has been thrilling audiences of all ages with fun filled shows that provide the perfect blend of magic and comedy.


This event is sponsored by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library, including funds provided by a KBA grant. Funding for this Kid’s Books & Arts event is provided by the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum & Library Services.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about 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.













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