Dorchester Notes March 2020

Dorchester Notes

March, 2020

Town Elections Tuesday March 10th, 11AM to 7PM at Town Hall. Absentee Ballots available now from Town Clerk and must be returned by March 9th. Town Meeting to be held Saturday March 14th, 10AM until over (usually noon) at Town Hall.

Dorchester Select Board meets on Thursday March 5th & 19th at 6:30pm at Town Hall.

Please Contact Select Board at 786-5095, to add items to Agenda or contact Administrative Assistant Current Select Board members are Sherman Hallock, Chairperson, Craig Veasey and Amy Barsaleau

All members of the public are reminded that Select Board meetings are open and the public is welcome to observe. However, public input is limited to specific times set aside by Chairperson. People are asked to wait for recognition from Chair before speaking out. The Board reserves the right to call for Executive Session when dealing with personnel issues and other issues allowed under NH law. Please bring questions and concerns regarding Town to this meeting.

The New Web Site may be found at Please take some time to review and provide feedback to the group working on this approach.

Cemetery Committee. Please contact a Cemetery Trustee with questions or concerns Bethann Weick at, Shawn Russell

Dorchester Planning Board meets on March 11th at 7PM

Dorchester HD and Heritage Commission meets when required, please watch Dorchester web site for update.

Events Of Local Interest Mascoma Community Health Center’s dental program is growing fast and seeking professionals to join our all-star team. You will have the unique opportunity to work in a practice focused on our patients needs and is financially and professionally rewarding to you. We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions: Certified Dental Hygienist (Full-time) General Dentist (Part-time) Send resume or questions to or visit for application job description. Interviewing starts immediately.

Mascoma Film Society Mascoma Film Society is a student/faculty/community-run club. MASCOMA FILM SOCIETY presents films each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the Mascoma Valley Regional High School community auditorium. The screenings are free (donations gratefully accepted) and snacks are donated by Jake's in Canaan. We are excited to bring you all the titles you can read about at

Canaan Town Library presents: Pub Trivia! Join other trivia fans once a week to test your knowledge of random facts! Topics will include, but are not limited to: history, geography, literature, science, and contemporary culture, with a few creative topics thrown in. Come with a team of 4, or as an individual. Light refreshments available, and prizes for the weekly winners. Tuesdays in 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Co-hosted with the Mascoma Rec. Dept.! Check in for all the Canaan Library Activities for all ages!

Squam Science Center, Holderness, Calendar of Events including learning to ice fish, tours thru animal exhibits, etc.

Quincy Bog Natural Area Our first program of the year is Saturday, March 14,, 2020!

Winter Wildlife Prowl: A Guided Investigation of the Ecology, Behavior and Identification of Quincy Bog Wildlife in Winter. 9:00 to 11:30 am.

Led by UNH Extension Professor Dr. Matt Tarr, this will be entirely outdoors – a guided walk/snowshoe through a portion of the property to look at the different habitats during winter, identify the wildlife species that are active in these habitats during winter, and discuss the strategies that wildlife in each habitat use for surviving winter. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather conditions of the day. Binoculars are recommended. In case of an active snowstorm or extreme cold, the walk may be rescheduled to March 14.

March 7th, 5 to 7pm, Mascoma Regional High School Cafeteria


The Canaan Farmers & Artisans' Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2020 Summer Market. Our outdoor Summer Market operates on Sundays from 10 am - 2 pm, May 24th - October 4th this year. We're specifically seeking dairy, produce, and prepared food vendors, but encourage all interested farmers and artisans to apply. Email nhcanaanmarket@gmail.comfor an application or more information.

Plan Ahead, Register Early, and Get Great Value !Soccer Camp Sign-up Reminder MVPR and Challenger Sports are partnering once again this summer and now offering two separate weeks of camp! Sign up for one or both weeks of soccer camp at Shaker Recreation Field in Enfield. Since 1985, Challenger Sports has been the most popular soccer camp operator in North America. Register this month to receive a free camper starter pack, which includes a freshly designed game jersey, camp ball, and camp t-shirt. Challenger’s International Soccer Camp is the combination of the most pop lar training sessions from the world’s top soccer nations: Brazil,England, France, Spain, and the U.S.! Sessions will be led by a team of experienced International coaches and will be integrated with Challenger’s iChallenge training app, which will help players develop skills and creativity. For more information contact Sophie Dewar. 401.352.6890, Tiny Tykes: 8:15am-9am (ages 2-5) Half Day: 9am-12pm (ages 6-16) Full Day: 9am-4:00pm (ages 7-16) Week 1 - June 22nd-26th Week 2 - July 20th -24th

Saturday, March 7

Enfield Market - SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2020* The Enfield Market will be held on the first Saturday in March so that we don't conflict with the Enfield Town Meeting date. Stop by the market on Saturday, March 7th between 10am and 1pm to see what our vendors have to offer. Shop local and shop small! *Current Registered Vendors:* o Pampered Chef o Stewart Farm o Usborne Books & More o Paparazzi o Arbonne o Color Street o Spoiled Rotten Jewelry o Dionne & Daughters Hair Co. o Girl Scout Cookies sold by Troop 58104 o Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant *Katharine Lary Jopek* Regional Recreation Coordinator Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation Online Registration Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Recreation Brochure

Pease Library, Plymouth NH

Be sure to check out the website: for many good programs

Hours: Mon. Tues. Wed. 10AM to 8PM; Thurs. & Fri. 10AM to 5PM; Saturday 10AM to 2PM. Check the calendar for regular programs like Kids Chess, Sensory Play, Books clubs, etc.



Artistic Roots, Plymouth Classes galore both single and series,

FREE Classes for Kids

Rocket Ships with Saoirse Rain March 21st; 11am- noon

Single Classes

Needle Felted Owl with Saoirse Rain February 22nd; 10- Noon

Glass Fusing: Sun Catcher with Lynn Haust February 27th; 5-7 pm OR March 17th; 5-7 pm

Needle Felted Sheep with Saoirse Rain March 28th; 1-3 pm

Make A Spiny Knotted Bracelet with Suzan Gannett March 29th; 1-4 pm

Series Classes

Understanding Color Through Paint with Annette Mitchell March 9, 16, 23, 30; 6-8 pm

Basic Knitting Continental Style with Kathy Kelsey and Suellen Skinner March 28, April 4, 11, 18; 1:30-3:30 pm



It is October 1517 at Wittenberg University in northern Germany. Hamlet is an angst-ridden senior and varsity tennis player who still can’t decide what major to declare. His advisor and philosophy professor, John Faustus, wants him on the side of reason, while his theology professor, Martin Luther, is steering Hamlet toward faith and the church. A comic collision of faith, fate, existence and tennis

2020 Pantry Hours. Food Pantries for Dorchester Residents

Canaan: 9 Mechanic Street (behind Canaan Hardware in the MTD Building) Open Wednesdays: 2:30-6:30pm Enfield:23 Main Street (Whitney Hall and Town Offices) Open Tuesdays: 3 to 5:30pm

Volunteers Needed: If you are interested in volunteering for our Friends Feeding Friends program please email: info@friendsofmascoma.orgor call 802-276-0189. Please note that all volunteers are required to read and sign a liability waiver before volunteering.

D Acres: 218 Streeter Woods Road. Dorchester, NH 03266. Please check the D Acres web site or Facebook for constantly updated information or call 786-2366 for more information or to register for events. D Acres is making every effort to keeps fees down so that all may learn together. Remember that some fees can be waived due to economic constraint. Work trade arrangements are also available. Talk to Josh.

Farm to Table Winter Schedule

Sunday Breakfast 7:30 to 1PM

Saturday and Sunday: Mid-Day Soup and Bread Saturday

Dinner 6pm Reservations Required 786-2366

March 8: Dorchester Appreciation Breakfast - Free breakfast for all Dorchester residents

March 15: Dorchester Appreciation Breakfast #2 - Free breakfast for all Dorchester residents

Sunday at March 1at 12 PM – 3 PM Small Business Owners Roundtable

Identify and move beyond the barriers keeping you from meeting your goals. Facilitated by Serena Walsh of the Notch Hostel 12-3pm For more info contact or

Sunday, March 15 Family Ski Meet-Up

Come learn the trails! Josh will give a tour of the Green Woodlands groomed trails. Plan to meet at D Acres. Ski equipment is available- First come first serve. Beginners welcome!. Join us back at D Acres for hot chocolate! Lunch menu will be available. 2-5pm

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Make Your Own Natural Deodorant with Summer

Learn the process to make natural deodorant and leave with your own that we will make in class together. There will be a worksheet with the recipe and instructions for you to use at home. Great way to reduce your at home plastic use and to make sure you’re using nourishing ingredients for your body. All natural botanical ingredients and biodegradable packaging. Good for you and good for the planet! Noon to 1pm

Please order tickets on our Facebook event page or call ahead to reserve your spot. Tickets are $15, /2263198257312718/

Saturday, March 21 at D Acres of New Hampshire Organic Farm & Educational Homestead Reggae dance party with Satta Sound​ celebrate 1st day of spring by getting down. 8PM Bring good vibes for dancing & enjoying DJ

Family Event - Free, Donations Encouraged

Sunday, March 22 – 1 to 4PM Open Jam with Farmer Rich Come play music and enjoy the afternoon.

Friday, March 27 6pm Last Friday Family Food Night

Come celebrate food and the end of the month! Spaghetti & MeatBalls, salad & garlic bread $10 per adult, $5 people age 10-18 under 10 years FREE! 6pm Call for reservations.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10AM – 2PM Clothes & Skills Swap: An Up-Cycling Event


Hosted at D Acres

Out With the Old- In with the new! Don't Shop... Swap for some new Spring clothes!

Please bring clean clothes that are in good shape to share. We will be hosting two skill shares to help you revive old garments- Old Clothes New Life with Estee Cuddihy & Screen Printing with Josh

Please bring clean clothes that are in good shape to share. We will be hosting two skill shares to help you revive old garments- Old Clothes New Life with Estee Cuddihy & Screen Printing with Josh OLD CLOTHES | NEW LIFE

Revive your wardrobe with professional sewist Estée Cuddihy, owner of Stitch Witch Tailoring & Alterations.

Bring your garments to revive, repair or alter and get advice from an experienced sewist. This workshop is will reshape the way you think about your old clothes forever! Equipment and basic supplies will be provided.

The Stitch Witch would like to remind you that the essence of sustainability goes beyond what you can buy to what you can (RE) CREATE! REIMAGINE the fashion industry by REALLOCATING money and time! Shopping can be REPLACED by cozy gatherings REPAIRING and learning together.

Saturday, April 25th Volunteer Day

Volunteers will work on various projects around the farm including fence building, moving manure, trail construction, food preservation, hauling brush, and gardening.

Lunch will be provided at 1pm for all volunteers.

Choice of projects is on a first come, first serve basis.

Please call to let us know you are coming: (603) 786-2366. 10am -4pm


Game of Logging – ChainsawSafety Training in WRJ, VT

Level 1, or Level 1 & 2. *Level I: Saturday, May 2, 2020. *Level 2: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Game of Logging is the premier hands-on chainsaw safety-training program in the country. Instructors combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, and cutting techniques. Training is for professional loggers, foresters, forest landowners, casual users. Registration & Financial Aid information at: Telephone 802-359-4739 Adult Ed Program - Hartford Area Career & Technology Center, One Gifford Rd., WRJ, VT

D Acres Family Biking


Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10 AM – 8 PM D Acres

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