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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS WORKSHOPS FOR HOMEOWNERS
Hollis Energy Committee is conducting a series of Sustainable Energy Solutions Workshops for homeowners. The first of the series is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Lawrence Barn. This presentation will teach you how to save energy in your home and give you tips for DIY projects, along with air sealing and insulating your basement, walls and attic. Attendees will also learn how to take advantage of the Home Performance with Energy Star program. Light refreshments will be served. Information: Hollis Energy Committee Chairperson Venu Rao at 566-9441.
HOLLIS OLD HOME DAYS
Hollis Old Home Days will be held Sept. 18-19 at Nichols Field on Depot Road. Parade, rides, fireworks, exhibitors, chicken barbecue, apple pie contest, silent auction, cow pattie bingo, hot air balloon rides (4:30 p.m. Sept. 18 only; $10) and more. Information: hollisoldhomedays.org.
OLD HOME DAYS COMMITTEE SEEKS RESIDENTS 90 OR OLDER
The Hollis Old Home Days Committee invites Hollis residents 90 or older to be its guests for the chicken barbecue on Sept. 19 at Nichols Field. Please RSVP to Thelma at 889-6369 if you plan to attend and a ticket will be reserved for you.
HOLLIS WOMEN’S CLUB APPLE PIE CONTEST
Submit your best apple pie recipe to the Hollis Woman’s Club Apple Pie Contest, held during Hollis Old Home Days. Bring your pie to the Apple Pie Contest tent at Nichols Field between 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Sept. 19. No entry fee. One entry per person – a two-crusted homemade apple pie or entry for Open Division (pie must have apples in it). Recipe should accompany entry. There are four divisions – children up to age 12, students 13-21, adults 22 and older and Open all ages. Ribbons and cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. Information and entry form at hollisoldhomeays.org/applepiecontest.
HOLLIS PRESCHOOL SILENT AUCTION
Hollis Preschool will hold a silent auction from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Fulchino Vineyard, 187 Pine Hill Road, Hollis. Event will feature a wine tasting with paired appetizers, and fabulous items to bid on, including Red Sox tickets, golf lessons, yoga classes and more. Tickets are $45 in advance; $55 at the door. Proceeds will go toward enrichment programs at Hollis Preschool. Information: hollispreschool.com.
FREE CHILD CHECK SCREENINGS
Free monthly child check screenings are available for all Hollis children 2.5-5 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 ASSOCIATION
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.
HOME GARDENING SERIES
The Home Gardening Series is held 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 28 at Beaver Brook Nature Center. The topics of this series are: Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning, Healthy Soil for Happy Plants, Garden Fertility, Composting, Container and Raised Bed Gardening, Weeds, Pest and Disease and Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Season Extension and Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse; and Storing the Harvest and Closing up the Garden. Taught by Ron Christie, of Living Earth Farm. $10; $15 per couple. Ten percent off for BBA members.
Join us once or twice a week from 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays for a fast-paced hike through Beaver Brook trails and on other area trails. Discover the hidden trails of southern New Hampshire and north-central Massachusetts. The goal is to walk 3 mph, to gain aerobic exercise and to boost our endorphins. Must be in decent shape. Thirty-three weeks for $109/$99; $165 if hiking Mondays and Fridays. We hike in all weather. Led by Beaver Brook education staff. Register at www.beaverbrook.org.
FALL FESTIVAL AND NATURE ART SHOW
Beaver Brook Association’s 35th annual Fall Festival & Nature Show will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26-27 at Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road. The Fall Festival is the signature annual event of Beaver Brook Association. Along with the fabulous display of artwork, there will be activities of interest for all age groups, including nature crafts for children, animal presentations from Wingmasters and Eyes on Owls and Wild Encounters, live music , bee keeping demonstrations, garden tours and guided hikes. See website for details.
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 from 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 from 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: email@example.com.
BROOKLINE FIRE DEPT. OPEN HOUSE, DUCK RACE
The Brookline Fire Department’s annual open house and duck race is Oct. 3 at the fire station at 4 Bond St. Dedication of new firefighter memorial is at 10:30 a.m. Open house starts at 11 a.m., with free cookies, popcorn and cider and a visit by Smoky the Bear. Post time for the duck race is 1 p.m. Buy a duck ticket for $5 each or a book of five for $20. There are many prizes, including $500 for the first-place duck. All proceeds from these events go to the Brookline Firefighters Association.
INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
The Andres Institute of Art, 98 Route 13, is hosting its 17th annual Bridges and Connections International Sculpture Symposium through Oct. 3. Information: andrewsinstitute.org.
BROOKLINE BRIDAL SHOW
The Brookline Bridal Show is pleased to announce that all booths have been sold for the Oct. 3 event to be held noon-4 p.m. at the Brookline Event Center, 32 Proctor HIll Road. Free admission and parking. Plan your big day with over 34 wedding professionals. Future brides and grooms, register in advance to get a chance to win free door prizes. Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, do not miss this free event. To register, email Valerie Rearick at Valerie@brookline.nh.us or check Brookline Bridal Show Facebook page to send messages.
BROOKINE BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Brookline Before/After-School Program is still registering children in grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year. It offers a stimulating program in the Brookline elementary schools that includes recreational activities, academic support, field trips and enrichments. Information: Sylvia at 801-4802 or SLM724@aol.com. This is not a school-sponsored program.
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.