Chicken dinners, blueberry suppers, cookbooks, grilled pork and more


In Alstead, N.H. ...

RECIPES SOUGHT: A church fundraiser is being led by Linda Wood, assisted by Mimi Ward, to put together a cookbook featuring favorite recipes of friends and family of Third Congregational Church.

At this time forms are available to be completed and sent to Third Congregational Church, Cook Book Recipes, P.O. Box 614, Alstead, N.H. 03602. Forms may be picked up in the Fireplace Room or call the church, 603-835-6358 (leave your name, address and phone) on which recipes should be submitted.

The recipes can be your favorites or family favorites. Hopefully all recipes will be submitted before the end of July so the book can be compiled and ready for sale as soon as possible.

In Brattleboro...

CHURCH SUPPER: First United Methodist Church will hold its monthly supper on Friday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. On the menu will be grilled pork loin with roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and ice cream for dessert. The cost is $10 for adults; 8 and under with a paying adult will be free. Take outs will be available and the proceeds benefit the church's outreach programs. All are welcome.

The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, across from Cota and Cota. There is ample parking and the entryway is handicap-accessible. For information, call 802-254-4218. In Chesterfield, N.H. ...

BLUEBERRY SUPPER: The Asbury Church in Chesterfield will hold its annual Blueberry Supper on Saturday, July 19. Seatings will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years old, with children up to 5 years of age eating free. This is a true New England-style supper featuring baked ham, homemade baked beans, summer salads and blueberry desserts.

The supper will be held at the old Chesterfield Town Hall on Route 63.

In Guilford...

SENIOR LUNCH: The Guilford Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on Friday, July 18, at the Guilford Community Church.

The menu includes meat loaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, three bean salad, and sweet blueberry johnny cake with cake for dessert.

A suggested donation of $3.50 is asked, $5 for others.

Books will be available from the Guilford Library. Blood pressures courtesy of Guilford Cares.

For more information or to make reservations, call 802-254-9774 by Wednesday, July 16.

In Halifax...

SENIOR MEAL: The Halifax Senior Meal will be held on Friday, July 18, at noon at the Community Hall at the intersection of Brook and Branch roads in West Halifax will be the next senior meal.

The meal will be an indoor picnic featuring hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, rolls, baked beans, macaroni salad, pickles, and watermelon for dessert.

All seniors are welcome. A suggested donation of $3 for seniors 60 and over and $4 for under the age of 60. Reservations are helpful, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

In Hinsdale, N.H. ...

CHICKEN DINNER: There will be a chicken dinner and Chinese auction at 105 Meetinghouse Road on Saturday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes applesauce, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. Those 4 and under are free. Advance tickets are $6/$4 and can be purchased by calling 603-256-6930 or e-mailing

In Walpole, N.H. ...

SENIORS POTLUCK LUNCH: The Walpole Seniors will meet for potluck lunch at the Congregational Church on the Walpole Common at noon on Monday, July 21.

Everyone is asked to bring a contribution for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and a dish to share. All Walpole Seniors are welcome. The speaker, Tom Gagnon, president of the Board of Directors for Connecticut Valley Crimestoppers, will discuss Crimestoppers activities.

In West Brattleboro...

OUTREACH LUNCHEON: West Brattleboro Baptist Church will continue its free monthly Community Outreach Luncheon Ministry at 979 Western Ave. on Sunday, July 27.

The luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. On the menu will be chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, Italian bread, watermelon, dessert and beverage. The entrée has been changed from the flyers that were handed out at the June luncheon.

For further information, or for a ride, call the church office at 802-257-0187, leave message. All are welcome to attend.

In Windham...

CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Windham Community Organization will host its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 19, starting at 5 p.m. at the historic Meeting House.

The menu includes homemade potato salad and baked beans, fresh garden salad, home town sweet breads, ice tea and lemonade. Following dinner, dessert, fresh from the field, will be served: Strawberry shortcake topped with real whipped cream.

The cost is $10 per adult, $25 for families (two adults with two or more children). Locally crafted items will be raffled just after the meal.

The event will be held on Harrington Road, six miles up Windham Hill Road from Route 30 at the Windham Meeting House.

From 3 to 5 p.m., the Friends of the Meeting House will conduct tours of the building.


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