The Mothers Club of Sandown, is looking for people in surrounding towns to join the club. Learn about the club at a playgroup or monthly meeting. The laid back, diverse group includes working and stay at home moms whose children are between birth and school age. Meet new people and children while helping local communities and others in need. For more information, call 603-974-0089, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sandownmothers.tripod.com.
Stockings for Troops, is seeking recipes that will be compiled into a cookbook with sales to benefit the troops. For the last four years, members of the organization have been stuffing stockings with items that have been requested by the soldiers. For more information or to contribute, visit stockingsfortroops.com or email email@example.com. Recipes may be submitted to the website directly or by mail to the local division at Stockings for Troops – North East, c/o Kay Curtis, 16 Griffin St., Derry, NH 03038.
Book clubs, the following is a list of area book and poetry clubs and discussion groups.
Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, N.H.: Meets the third Thursday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 603-329-6411.
Langley-Adams Library, Groveland: Book club meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 978-372-1732.
Little Farm Reading Club, Newburyport area: Meets last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Topics focus on New England and field trips to relevant sites are taken throughout the season. 978-462-2634.
Mystery writers group, Haverhill: Meets Mondays at Haverhill Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. 978-372-2440.
Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen: Book groups meet once a month on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. 978-686-4080.
Poets and writers group, Bradford: Kalliope (named after the ninth muse, who represented lyric poetry) meets once a month in Bradford from 2 to 5 p.m. 978-373-6212.
Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover: Book group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the library’s rotunda. Suggestions for future discussions are welcomed. All readers are invited to share in the discussion but meetings are very casual and participation is optional. 978-685-4820.