Hollis Brookline Journal – Events Calendar – July 3, 2015
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ANDRES INSTITUTE OF ART
On Aug. 15 and 22, the institute will hold a 3-D printing workshop. Representatives from CAPINC, New England dealer for Stratasys 3-D printers, will facilitate this two-part event. Preregistration is required. Participants will receive informational packets at the time of registration. Information: andresinstitute.org.
4TH OF JULY PARADE
Brookline’s annual 4th of July Parade, sponsored by the Brookline Lions Club, will be followed by the annual Family Fun Day sponsored by the Hollis-Brookline Rotary and Brookline Lions Club. To enter a float or march in the parade, contact Jim or Vicki Pope at 673-1660 or email@example.com. Groups from Mason are invited to join. Volunteers needed to blow up balloons at 9 a.m. at Town Hall. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. Saturday on South Main Street next to Pine Grove Cemetery. The parade will proceed up Main Street to Richard Maghakian Memorial School, and Family Fun Day will follow immediately after at Brookline Ball Park on Francis Drive, with free hamburgers and hot dogs and tons of fun, family-friendly games.
BROOKLINE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
The 4th of July fireworks will be held at 9 p.m. July 4 over Lake Potanipo on Mason Road. Rain date is July 5.
BLUEBERRY BASH AT THE FIREMEN’S BARBECUE
The Brookline Women’s Club’s Blueberry Bash will be held 1-3 p.m. July 19 at Brookline Ball Park on Milford Road. Featuring tasty homemade blueberry pies, crisp, sundaes and a raffle, all to support the club’s scholarship fundraiser. Information: Lynne Abt at 930-8634 or visit bwc-nh.weebly.com/upcoming-events.html.
WEDDING AND BRIDAL SHOWCASE VENDORS SOUGHT
The Brookline Economic Development Committee, in partnership with the Brookline Event Center, is hosting Brookline’s first Wedding & Bridal Showcase, inviting all wedding professionals from New Hampshire and Massachusetts to participate. Registration is open for the Oct. 3 event. Information: brookline.nh.us/economic-development-committee.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL FOR ADULTS/TEENS
Hollis/Brookline Beach Volleyball hosts adult and teen open play twice each week at the sand courts at the Brookline Ball Park. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for players with full knowledge of rules and intermediate to advanced skills in serving, passing, setting, spiking and blocking; Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for people with no training, picnic players and novices. $4/adults; $3/students; $8/families.
BINGO FOR ART
Bingo is offered at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Sundays at Big Bear Lodge, 106 Route 13. Proceeds benefit the Andres Institute of Art. Information: 672-7675.
BROOKLINE WOMEN’S CLUB
The Brookline Women’s Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month from September-June at Brusch Hall, at the rear of the Brookline Chapel, Main Street. New members are always welcome. Open to any woman interested in the promotion of fellowship among women through community service and social activities.
HOLLIS SUMMER TENNIS CAMP
Hollis summer tennis camp will return for a third year being instructed by Florida tennis professional Greg Reardon. The class will be offered at the Hollis town courts for two weeks and will be for ages 7-15 for all levels from introduction to advanced. It is a group lesson format and approved by Hollis Parks and Recreation. Sessions held July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. Information: planettennisusa.com or 1-727-542-9636.
CAVALIERS SUMMER BASKETBALL SKILLS ACADEMY
The Hollis Brookline High School boys basketball program will offer the eighth annual Cavaliers Summer Basketball Skills Academy for boys entering grades 4-9. The camp will take place 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-24 at the school. The camp will be staffed by current and former Hollis Brookline varsity players and coaches. We strive to offer your child a unique basketball experience built upon skill development. The theme is "Preparation – When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare." Space will be limited to the first 100 to register. Forms can be found on the athletic page of the Hollis Brookline High website. Bring your basketball shoes, a snack with plenty of water, a bagged lunch (grades 7-9) and a strong desire to learn.
FREE CHILD CHECK SCREENINGS
Free monthly child check screenings are available for all Hollis children 2.5 to 5 years at Hollis Primary School. If you have concerns about your child’s vision, hearing, speech, coordination or development, you may wish to have your child screened by preschool educators and specialists at a child check. Information: tinyurl.com/k8229d4. Appointments: Paula Izbicki at 324-5995, ext. 5968.
BEAVER BROOK CLASSES AND EVENTS
These events will be offered by the Beaver Brook Association. Registration required unless otherwise noted. 465-7787, www.beaverbrook.org. Fees are listed as nonmember/member.
Beaver Brook summer camps are offered July 6-Aug. 14 for students ages 4-16. All classes have unique themes and expose children to a wide variety of natural places. Children will be exploring, learning and playing or creating outside – building forts in the forest, catching frogs, taking pictures, hiking, drawing, going on field trips, learning survival skills, gardening or other outdoor fun. New offerings include Camp Cuisine, A Week in the Woods, Forest Village, Outdoor Explorers and Frogs, Turtles, Snakes, Oh My!
Forest Freetime is 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, following each camp session. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register in advance. $75/week.
Go out on the trails in search of wild mushrooms with walk leader Stephanie Doyle. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19. $12/$15.
‘THE ART OF SEEING: CREATING A NATURE JOURNAL’
We will explore some of the sites at Beaver Brook and make a journal about what we see. All forms of expression are encouraged, be it writing, drawing, photography or any other media you enjoy. 2-4 p.m. July 19. $15.
Series of four workshops held 6-9 p.m. $18/$20 each; $50/$55 for three workshops; $60/$70 for four workshops.
July 23: Herbalism: The Basics.
Aug. 6: Mother Nature’s First Aid Kit.
Aug. 20: Keep Calm & Carry Herbs.
Aug. 27: Energizing Caffeine-free Herbal Alternatives.
HOLLIS ARTS SOCIETY
Visual and performing artists are invited to the Hollis Arts Society meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Lawrence Barn, 29 Depot Road. Meetings begin with a 45-minute professional development program followed by the business meeting. Information: Linda Bard, president, 1-978-443-9121.
HOLLIS ARTS SOCIETY EXHIBITS
The Hollis Arts Society, working with the Community Council in Nashua, has use of the large conference room for a space called the Gallery at West Pearl. The gallery will remain open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday unless meetings are in progress in the room. Art will be available for purchase through the gallery manager. Information: Sarah Roche, Hollis Arts Society, gallery manager, at 759-2516 or 882-0879.
CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS
The Guild of Performing Arts is a newly forming part of the Hollis Arts Society that seeks to include artists from all aspects of performance to promote our art through performance and education. All welcome. Information: Pat Hurd, president, 882-1503, PHurd1503@aol.com.
HOLLIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUMMER EVENTS
The Historical Society will hold an Attic Treasures Yard Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month, through Oct. 17, in the Ice House behind the Wheeler House at 20 Main St.
The Always Ready Engine House on Main Street will from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month, through Oct. 18. Featured exhibits are "Farming in Hollis, the permanent Veterans Wall, our mid-19th century horse-drawn hearse and the antique Always Ready Fire Engine and equipment. On the lower level in the spooky basement is the old jail, photos of past police chiefs and the huge old Hollis town safes.
The Wheeler House Museum is open 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday, June through October, and 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year. Learn about the history of Hollis and it’s early settlers and for genealogy research.
The Pine Hill School House on Ranger Road, an original one-room schoolhouse, will be open 1-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, June through October.
The Hollis Seniors Group welcomes new members older than 55. They meet every Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road. A low-impact exercise class is held from 10-11 a.m. for anyone wanting to come early. You may bring your own lunch or pre-order from Meals on Wheels for $2 by calling the number listed below. They have guest speakers and offer a blood pressure screening at the first meeting of each month. Information: Donna Wardlow, 673-6415.
HOLLIS VFW MEETING
The VFW meets the third Sunday of the month. From April-September, meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Brookline American Legion Post home; from October-March, meetings are at 2 p.m. at Hollis Town Hall. To join or for information: Visit www.hollisvfw.org or call one of the officers, Post Cmdr. Jim Belanger at 465-2301 or Sr. Vice Cmdr. Andy Seremeth at 880-8685.
SOUTHERN NH MONEY CLUB
The Southern NH Money Club is a free nonprofit women’s financial education group open to anyone. It meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Charles Schwab, 2 Cellu Drive, Nashua. A broad range of personal financial topics are covered, including investments, money’s effect on relationships, Social Security, credit, retirement strategies and more. Information: mmurphy1030@hotmail.