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An update from the Sandwich Recreation Dept.
Hi All, in keeping with the spirit of the Board’s approach to otherwise annually scheduled activities throughout this unusual year, the Board of Selectmen agreed to forego endorsement and participation in Halloween this year. The Board thoughtfully considered adaptations to normal activities – with input from public safety, resident, and state/local perspectives – and ultimately agreed community members are safer participating in home activities. We also encourage families to not travel to other communities for trick-or-treating. Some ideas to consider include: decorating your home, scavenger hunts, pumpkin carving, and scary movies.
To support the spirit of the day Sandwich Parks and Recreation will host a Freaky Fashion Show on our Facebook page. Please email photos of costumes and decorations to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag our Facebook page: “Sandwich NH Parks & Recreation” – we will be posting emailed photos to our Facebook page.
We WILL be hosting an adapted version of our Pumpkin Wall event. On or after Wednesday 10/28 folks can place a carved Jack O’Lantern on the wall at Remick Park or on the wall in town above the tennis court.
The Sandwich Parks and Recreation will also provide “BOO BAGS” (paper bags filled with candy) for families to create a scavenger hunt at home, or simply indulge 😊. The Parks and Recreation Department will accept Candy Donations for the BOO BAGS, but we will not be delivering candy to homes as we have in past years. We acknowledge that some families may trick-or-treat, and have provided guidelines below. Please understand we are well aware of the difficulty of these times.
Candy donations for BOO BAGS can be dropped off on starting Tuesday 10/20 at the Parks and Recreation office. There will be a Tupperware bin for contact-less drop-off. BOO BAGS will be available for pickup on Friday 10/30.
*Please let us know if you have allergies prior to 10/30 BOO BAG pickup.
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Guidelines for Trick-or-Treating
For Houses in the Village:
You are invited to attend a poetry reading of Deep Beauty, by Rosemary Winslow and Catherine Lee (editors) on Friday, September 4, 12:00 noon on the Quimby Green in front of Sandwich Home Industries. Please feel free to bring a chair and lunch if you like. Rain date September 5, at 4 pm.
Poets from Sandwich and Tamworth are included in the new book, Deep Beauty. Rosemary Winslow, editor, will introduce the book and poets will read excerpts. Books will be on sale at the reading and inside the League of NH Craftsmen gallery (Sandwich Home Industries).
About Deep Beauty: As our global discourse continues to be dominated by border walls, white nationalism, sexual assault, and autocratic leaders, many of us find our basic human values under constant attack. Deep Beauty is one collective attempt to counteract this discourse. The essays presented herein offer curious and thoughtful inquiries into experiences of wonder and beauty through the eyes of a diverse group of beholders, at a time when such considerations are often lacking from public discourse.
These writers help create an emotional and psychological space for us to meditate on how peace, safety, compassion, and dignity are integral to a fulfilled and fulfilling life. These essays examine beauty from a number of different perspectives, including the arts, culture and counter-culture, the physical world (from our individual bodies to our embattled planet), successes and failures, remoteness, and spirituality. This collection is perfect for students of writing and philosophy--and for anybody who needs a moment of respite from the chaos exploding in the world around us.
League of NH Craftsmen Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main Street
Center Sandwich, NH 03227 www.centersandwich.nhcrafts.org Follow us on Facebook! OPEN for our 94th season . 2020 hours Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 5:00
Three of Sandwich's wonderful establishments doing what we do best in this community: bringing creativity and caring to the needs of the day.
The Sandwich Home Industries, Patricia Ladd Gallery, Sandwich Historical Society, and Wentworth Library have put their hearts and minds together to create some fun for the community. Maybe you have heard of the Getty Challenge where people recreate famous works of art? We have borrowed the idea and challenge you to do the same! See below for more information...
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