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Clubs in the Upper Valley

  • Rodney Wimette, left, Karen Clark and Ellie Wimette talk with other car enthusiasts while sitting on Ellie's '48 Willys Jeep at the Cars and Coffee Club meet-up on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in downtown White River Junction, Vt. Wimette's green Jeep was the same one she used to ride in as a child while helping a local park ranger maintain trails on Cardigan Mountain. The Cars and Coffee Club in White River Junction meets on the third Saturday of every month from April to November to talk shop, share ideas, swap parts and make friends. If it’s raining or starts to rain, the event is off until next month. Meet in the parking lot across from the Tuckerbox Cafe, 28 Gates St. 415-894-0857. (Valley News - Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Thursday, January 04, 2018

Note: Times and dates of meetings are subject to change, so be sure to check with organizations before attending. For additions or updates to the list, please email calendar@vnews.com.

Monday

Mystery Novel Group in Quechee: 4-5:30 p.m. This group meets on the first Monday of the month to discuss mystery novels both old and new. Copies of current selections are available at the library. Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. 802-295-1232.

Game Night in Bradford, Vt.: 5:30 p.m. Play board, card and tabletop games such as Guillotine, Puerto Rico, Castle Panic, Fluxx, Cards Against Humanity and more, every third Monday of the month. Bring games to share, if desired. For all ages. No purchase necessary. Colatina Exit restaurant, 164 Main St. colatinagamenight@gmail.com

Writers’ Night Out in Lebanon: 7-9 p.m. Aspiring and published writers meet on the first Monday of every month to socialize and to share their work. If inclined, bring a piece (poetry or short story, or about five to seven pages of a longer work) to share. All welcome, regardless of writing experience. No purchase necessary. Salt hill Pub, 2 W. Park St. devin_wilkie@yahoo.com.

Tuesday

BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays) in Hanover: 12-1 p.m. The Howe Library’s book group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Discussion books are available at the library and can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Brown Bag and Books Group in Newport: Noon. This lunchtime book club for adults meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Books are provided. Bring a paper bag lunch. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Spanish Conversation Group in Newbury, Vt.: 3-4 p.m. Meets every Tuesday to speak entirely in Spanish. Tenney Memorial Library, 4886 Main St. 802-866-5366.

Knitting Group in Newport: 6-8 p.m. Knit with friends on the library’s second floor. Third Tuesday of the month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Books on Tap Discussion Group in Newport: 6:30 p.m. Stop by the pub to discuss the book of the month with librarians and patrons of Richards Free Library. Fourth Tuesdays. Salt hill Pub, 58 Main St. 603-863-3430.

Duplicate Bridge Club in Hanover: 6:30 p.m. Partners are required for the weekly ACBL-sanctioned game. Those in need of a partner, email michael.morris@alumni.brown.edu and include experience level. All levels welcome. Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St. 401-215-4135.

Spanish Conversation Club in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Buena Gente Social Club meets every Tuesday and Friday. Open to all ages and language proficiency levels. The club also hosts cultural events, movies, networking groups and more. Umpleby’s Bakery Cafe, 3 E. South St. 802-649-5151.

Wednesday

Knitting Group in Enfield: 10 a.m.-noon. An informal gathering of beginner, intermediate and experienced knitters teaching, sharing and socializing. Enfield Public Library, 23 Main St. 603-632-7145.

“French Club With Madame G” in Hanover: First, third and fifth Wednesdays 12-1 p.m. and second and fourth Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. French conversation, cultural themes and topics, special events. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Chess Club in Hanover: 6-8 p.m. Drop in for a game. For those who already play and those who have always wanted to learn. Open to kids, teens and adults. Meets weekly on Wednesdays. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Wednesday Night Book Group in Newport: 7 p.m. Discussion of titles the group picks out together. Books are provided. Third Wednesday of the month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Thursday

“Book Buffet” Lunchtime Book Discussion Group in West Lebanon: 12 p.m. First Thursday of the month. Discuss books focused on a particular theme. Brown bag lunch welcome. Kilton Library, 80 Main St. 603-298-8544.

Mah-jongg in Orford: 2-4 p.m. Learn how to play the ancient Chinese game. Meets every Thursday. Orford Social Library, 573 Main St. 603-353-9756.

Spanish Conversation Group in Bradford, Vt.: 2:30 p.m. Meets every Thursday to speak entirely in Spanish. Bradford Public Library, 21 S. Main St. 802-222-4536.

French Conversation Group in Bradford, Vt.: 4 p.m. Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month to speak entirely in French. Bradford Public Library, 21 S. Main St. 802-222-4536.

Sustainable Woodstock Green Drinks Gatherings in Woodstock: 5-6 p.m. Third Thursday of the month. Discuss building a sustainable community, meet new people, explore new opportunities and sample complimentary eats from local restaurants. Various locations. 802-457-2911.

Upper Valley Flying Club in West Lebanon: 6 p.m. Third Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to all those interested in local aviation. Lebanon Municipal Airport, 5 Airpark Road. 802-478-0515.

Knitting Group in Thetford: 6-8 p.m. New and experienced knitters gather every Thursday. Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Lane. 802-785-4361.

Cribbage in Norwich: 6:30 p.m. Open to all ages and ability levels. No partner required. Refreshments. $5. American Legion Post No. 8, 228 Beaver Meadow Road. 802-299-0395.

Upper Valley Model Club in Enfield: 6:30 p.m. This group, for builders of scale models at all levels, meets on the second Thursday of the month. No smoking or alcohol. No dues. Youth involvement is encouraged. Private home, 27 Jones Hill Road. 603-359-0595.

Harmony Night Community Chorus in Lebanon: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Led by Mark Nelson of the Upper Valley Music Center, this group sings a cappella music of all types. All ages and abilities welcome. No auditions. Meets every Thursday. Lebanon High School, Room 10, 195 Hanover St. 603-448-2936.

Writers’ Group in Haverhill: 7-9 p.m. The Thursday Night Writers’ Group meets weekly to critique each other’s work and to discuss projects in progress, writing techniques and reading as writers. Call to register. Haverhill Library, 67 Court St. 603-353-4236.

National Railway Historical Society in West Lebanon: 7-9 p.m. Generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (call to confirm) to watch railroad films and share news of local railroad events and developments. Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St. 802-295-9683.

Poetry Group in Newport: 7 p.m. Poets and poetry lovers meet up on the fourth Thursday of the month to read and discuss poems. Email rfl@newport.lib.nh.us to be added to a group email list for schedule adjustments. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Friday

Spanish Conversation Club in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Buena Gente Social Club meets every Tuesday and Friday. Open to all ages and language proficiency levels. The club also hosts cultural events, movies, networking groups and more. Umpleby’s Bakery Cafe, 3 E. South St. 802-649-5151.

Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Meetup in Claremont: 6 p.m. A casual meet-and-greet with conversation and activities, for age 18 and over. Meet other trans and gender non-conforming people to share experiences, resources and struggles. Refreshments provided. Meets the first and third Friday of the month. TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant St. 603-542-1848.

LGBTQ+ Club in Claremont: 6 p.m. A safe, open and inviting social and support group for all people who identify as LGBTQ+, ages 14 and older. Meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant St. 603-542-1848.

Gourmet Cooking Club in Lebanon: 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner focused on a particular theme is held once a month on a Friday. Bring a dish to share. Find more information on meetup.com. Masonic Lodge, corner of Green and Elm streets. 603-359-7116.

Public Astronomical Viewing in Hanover: 8-10 p.m. The Dartmouth department of physics and astronomy offers free viewing through its astronomical telescopes on Friday nights during the Dartmouth term, weather permitting. Call to confirm the status of a session. Shattuck Observatory, 15 Observatory Road. 603-646-9100.

Saturday

Cars and Coffee Club in White River Junction: 8-11 a.m. Car enthusiasts meet on the third Saturday of every month from April to November to talk shop, share ideas, swap parts and make friends. If it’s raining or starts to rain, the event is off until next month. Meet in the parking lot across from the Tuckerbox Cafe, 28 Gates St. 415-894-0857.

Conversational French Club in Enfield: 10-11 a.m. Group meets weekly to converse in French in a friendly, social setting in order to practice and improve their speaking ability. Beginners, intermediates and experts welcome. Community Lutheran Church, 96 Main St. 603-632-5026.

Italian Conversation Club in Enfield: 10-11 a.m. Meet up to practice speaking Italian with a friendly group. All levels of speaking ability are welcome. No purchase necessary. Mickey’s Roadside Cafe, 330 Route 4. 603-632-5026.

Book Lovers’ Brunch in Sharon: 11 a.m. Discuss recently read titles. Meets on the second Saturday of the month. Food and beverage contributions welcome, but not required. Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. 802-763-2875.

Chess Club in Newport: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are invited to play on the third Saturday of every month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

“Saturday Afternoon Together” Luncheon in Lebanon: 12-1:30 p.m. Food, conversation and an opportunity to make new friends, every second Saturday of the month. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 18 School St. 603-448-5478.

Upper Valley Dance Club in Hanover: 8-11 p.m. Dances held on the fourth Saturday of each month. A free half-hour mini-lesson precedes the event. $10. Richard Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-443-6550.

Sunday

Women’s Bible Study in Canaan: 4-5:30 p.m. All women are invited to be part of this twice-a-month group. There is also a separate men’s Bible study that meets at the same time. Visit NewHopeCommunity.net for more details. New Hope Community Church, 526 Canaan St. 603-632-1211.

Valley Singles Club in Claremont: 5 p.m. Weekly potluck meal, conversation and games for singles age 50 and older. Activities include movies, plays, eating out and bowling. Bring an appetizer or dish to share. Not a church-sponsored event. Union Church, 133 Old Church Road. 603-843-8366.