We’ll serve strawberry shortcakes and other strawberry desserts while the Hollis Town Band performs. Lots of volunteers are needed to bake shortcake, hull strawberries and dish up desserts at this favorite small town event!
9:00 am Social Gathering
9:45 am Annual Club Business Meeting
10:30 am Chair Yoga
Increase mobility and flexibility! Perfect for office workers, seniors and anyone who spends time hunched over their cell laptop or other device, in short-everyone. Certified yoga instructor Val Layton will demonstrate simple poses that can be added to our daily routine to help keep us healthy by preventing injury and increasing flexibility while seated.
Hospitality Hostess: Carol Ace
Chartity: Crotched Mountain Foundation
After sharing a meal, we will have the program: America’s Best Idea-Our National Parks.
Historian Walter Stegner referred to our National Parks as “America’s Best Idea”. Our speaker, Steve Farrar will take us on a whirlwind tour of the conservation and preservation entities maintained by the National Park System across America. You will then be treated to a collage of fabulous photographs, as Steve walks us through many of his favorite scenic wonders and activities that the parks offer. Steve’s passion for the parks began on a Boy Scout Trip when he visited three National Parks in Wyoming and Montana as a teenager. Since then, he has visited 57 or 61 National Parks. Please bring a guest!
Hospitality Hostesses: Martha Smith and Florence Baker
Charity: Plus Company
Special program with Chef Liz Barbour!
In both art and literature, food invites passion. Romantic foods don’t have to be limited to oysters and wine. Food color, texture, and preparation all play a part in a passionate meal. Spicy food will get your heart rate going and make your cheeks flush and a beautiful plate can bring tears to your eyes. Learn about the food of passion and how you can prepare recipes that entice. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Liz Barbour of 2 passion inducing recipes and samples. In the spirit of American Association Month and Valentine’s Day, feel free to wear red!
Hospitality Hostesses: Mary Csakai and Kaaren Eastman
Charity: Meals on Wheels-SJCS
There will be NO General Membership Meeting in January. Hope to see you during the many Activity Groups!
We’ll make the town glow! We’ll light candles in the town center ready for Santa’s procession to Lawrence Barn. Then we will serve refreshments while Santa greets the children in the beautifully decorated Lawrence Barn that was decorated that morning by some of our members. The evening is capped off by a wonderful concert by the Hollis Town Band. Always a magical event!
There will also be a Gingerbread Contest! See separate listing for the details and rules.
Join us for our annual holiday social gathering! The event is BYOB but treats and small bites will be provided by the Hospitality Committee.
Hospitality Hostess: Patti Tures
Charity: Nashua Soup Kitchen