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Weare Historical Society
Calendar 2014

Meeting held at 7:00 P.M. the first Wednesday of the month at the
library down stairs in the Emma Sawyer room.

All welcome - no monthly meeting Dec. through February.

Weare Historical Society welcomes everyone to our meetings and programs (always without charge). When an exact date and time do not appear below, please watch Weare's Channel 6, or check local newspapers and bulletin boards at town buildings and local businesses. All Weare Historical Society (WHS) meetings are in the Sawyer Room at Weare Public Library. If you cannot attend any of our open houses, please contact us through this Website and we'll arrange an appointment for you.

*Bingo dates 2014:
Bingo will now be held March through October at Osborne Memorial Hall, aka the Grange Hall, 16 Deering Center Road, Weare. Begins at 7 p.m. sharp, the following Saturday evenings:

March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 13
October 18

*For Osborne Hall rental information for your event, please call 529-7282.

March 22 - "The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere". Hear the remarkable story of tea, trouble and revolution related by the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Rachel Revere tells of the Boston Tea Party, the midnight ride and the Siege of Boston. Join us and learn more. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Weare Historical Society. This programs starts at 7 p.m. in Weare's Old Town Hall and is free and open to the public.

April - 2014

*SWIS Mohegan Bus Trip: Sunday, April 6; to RSVP or for more information, please call Rad at 529-7282.

April 26 - Open House Stone Memorial Building 10 am - 2 pm
The General John Stark Scenic Byway Council, with assistance from Southern NH Planning is having a "Join General Stark's Spring Rising" April 26 and 27 which will incorporate the historical, cultural and natural beauty of the Byway's four towns, Weare, New Boston, Goffstown, and Dumbarton.

April 26 - Town Wide Litter Pick Up (rain date May 3, 2013)
Town Wide Litter Pick Up - Blue bag will be available at the town office starting March 18, 2013. Bags will also be available in the Weare Post Office.

April 27 - End of Beard Contest - The finale for the beard contest will take place at the American Legion breakfast at about 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a good breakfast; participate in one of the three beard groups contest (information in the blue books mailed to Weare residents) and/or stay for the fun.

MAY 2014

May 4 - Victorian Tea Party - Recommended ages 6-12. A great experience for children accompanied by an adult. Wear your favorite dress up clothes or dress in Victorian attire. Enjoy crafts, photos, tea and delicious morsels. Learn proper Victorian tea etiquette. This event starts at 2 p.m. in Weare's Old Town Hall. $5.00 per person. Reservations are required; call Terri Wahnowsky @ 529-0425

May 16 - Skills & Drills - Children will get a benefit from learning from high school and college players and coaches. Sessions will be 10-12:30 p.m. for ages 6-8 and 1-3:30 p.m. for ages 9-10. This event will take place at Center Woods Elementary School. Free but reservations are required; email: belangersue@comcast.net or wahnowsky@comcast.net.

May 16 - Timber Framing with Tedd Benson - Tedd is nationally known. He has authored four seminal books on timber framing, the first of which, Building the Timber Frame House, (Scribner's Sons, 1980, Simon & Schuster, 1995) was instrumental in the revival of this centuries-old form of building with heavy timber. This informative free event sponsored by The Weare Public Library and the Weare Historical Society will begin at 7 p.m. in Weare's Old Town Hall.

May 17 - Weare Center Woods and Weare Middle School students will be presenting their programs and mosaics based on Weare's History as part of the 250th celebration. Both events will be held at the Weare Middle School on Saturday, May 17, 20014 from 3:00 to 7:00. Please attend and see what the children have learned about their town.

JUNE 2014

June 7 - Town Wide Yard Sale - Forms will be available beginning April 1 at the Town Office, Post Office, Stores and this web site. Click Here for Yard Sale Form Maps of all yard sale locations will be available at the Stone Building in the center of town June 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 21 - An Old Fashioned Lawn Party on the grounds of the Clinton Grove Academy - Live music and entertainment by Jeff Warner (thru a NH Humanities Council grant), lawn games, a cake walk, tour of the first floor of the Academy and more. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy this old fashioned social event.

July 2014

July 12 - Weare's Patriotic Celebration - The parade starts at 11 a.m. Look for the unveiling of Weare's 250th Anniversary Cake. Enjoy the best strawberry shortcake and lemonade around from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Stone Building grounds. Tour the museum and purchase 250th memorabilia.

August 2014

August 23 - Old Home Day - Participate and spend a busy day with us. Participate in an Old Fashioned Vintage Parade that will start at 10 a.m. Enjoy musical entertainment, artisan, vendor and old time trade displays and demonstrations, an antique/classic car show, photo contest, historical presentations, food and much more. This will be a day worth coming home for!

September 2014

September 21 (Sunday) - A Luncheon to Commemorate the Signing of Weare's Charter - Prior to a catered luncheon John Stark Regional High School will provide activities for the young and young at heart. The noon luncheon will not only fill your belly with great food but you will also be entertained by watching Weare's history come alive. Be part of putting together a time capsule to be hidden for the future. This is Weare's 250th anniversary celebration final event. The cost is: $10 per adult, $5 children under 12 ($50 family cap). Reservations required email: hkurk@gmx.com

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