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The Ray School is contacted by local businesses and non-profits to make our parents aware of upcoming opportunities. We publish information that directly supports or enhances our K-5 population. Please note that these are not school sponsored events.

If you have a program you'd like featured, please contact Gwyn in the front office. Items will be featured for the month with updates each Friday.

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Week of Jun 11 - June 17, 2022

A Day for Ukraine 

This fundraiser will be on the grounds of the LaSalette Shrine, Enfield, NH (420 Route 4A) on June 11th.

  • 100% of the donations received on the day will be going to Ukraine. 

  • There is no entrance fee. Donations are requested and multiple locations will be available with cash, check and credit card capabilities. Please be generous.

  • The activities and entertainment will be presented indoor, outdoor, and “under the tent”.

  • COVID 19 protocols will include the recommendation that masks be worn indoors, social distancing outdoors, sanitizing stations and masks will be available on grounds. 

  • Takeaways for children will be at “suggested donation” (Interactive activities: sunflower seed balls - mud and water, what kid could ask for more -, beaded bracelets, -blue and yellow beads to be strung - clay hearts painting)

  • There will be a charge for the food and drinks.  

Again, 100% of the donations will be directed to Ukraine. Our sponsors have been very generous to make this possible.


E-bike Lending Library

The Vital Communities’ E-bike Lending Library is offering free electric bicycle test rides in Hanover on Demo Day Saturdays: June 18 and 25.

Take a spin on one or more of the Library's 4 e-bike models. Talk with our volunteers about their experience riding an e-bike in the Upper Valley. 

Rides start at the Parking Garage downtown. See more information and reserve your free one-hour appointment at webreserv.com/vitalcommunities.

Hosted in Hanover by Sustainable Hanover and Hanover Bike Walk.

With thanks to our sponsors: E-Bikes of New England, Green Mountain Power, Norwich Solar, ReVision Energy, Solaflect Energy, the Refinery, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Reg Commission, Vermont Bike and Brew, VSECU.


SUMMER LACROSSE IS ON WITH ECHO LACROSSE!

Join us for summer skills sessions for girls grades 3-8.  Learn from skilled coaches and current college and high level high school players.  Sessions will be held at Kimball Union Academy and will focus on individual skill development and small team concepts. 

REGISTER NOW @ echolacrosse.com

Questions?  email:  vicki.mccorkle20@gmail.com or kimdhiggins@gmail.com


Spring Wildflower Scavenger Hunt:

“ More than just beautiful accents to our hiking trails, wildflowers support pollinators and wildlife. Try Hanover Conservancy’s new scavenger hunt to learn some common spring wildflowers. In April and May visit the Mink Brook Nature Preserve and Tanzi Tract, Balch Hill Natural Area, Greensboro Natural Area. Take a photo of your results and send it to mhartkopf@hanoverconservancy.org and receive a complementary packet of wildflower seeds! More details and the scavenger hunt can be found on our website at https://www.hanoverconservancy.org/events/spring-wildflower-scavengar-hunt/.

We would love to know what you’re finding outside! Tag us on Instagram and/or Facebook @HanoverConservancy”


The Howe Library

The Howe Library Corporation is seeking a talented Development Coordinator to help galvanize community support for library programs and collections. Flexible schedule, generous compensation. Do you have a love of libraries, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal abilities? We'd like to meet you. Learn more on the Howe Library website: https://thehowe.org/corporationnews


Whaleback Mountain Nature and Arts Summer Camp

Whaleback is thrilled to announce our 2022 day camp! Your child is going to love this fun youth recreation camp. Our professional and caring staff will guide your kids through:

Daily Nature Exploration Walks

Wilderness Education

Daily Arts & Crafts

Sports including beach volleyball, kick ball, strider bikes

Cooling off with sprinklers, water balloons and more.

Daily Surprises!

Much, Much More!

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm 

Two Sessions:

July 11th-15th

July 18th-22nd

Ages 5-12 welcome and a staff ratio of 1 to 8 kids.

Drop off begins at 8am and your child must be picked up by 4:30pm 

Lunch and daily snacks included

Costs: $275 per week, $100 non-refundable deposit per week due to reserve your space and remainder due by the 1st day of camp.


CraftStudies Summer Camps

CraftStudies are excited to offer week-long morning & afternoon summer camps for kids ages 6-14 in ceramics, sewing, fiber & book arts, jewelry, fashion design, and even the art of special effects makeup!  Join us this summer to explore, create and learn! Learn more and register at craftstudies.org/camps.

Clay Play

Ages 6-10, June 27-July 1 or July 18-22, 9am-12pm

Join us for an inquiry-based exploration of clay that emphasizes process and experimentation! Incorporate basic hand-building skills such as pinching, coils and slab work, as well as surface design and decoration techniques with slips and glazes to make each piece all your own!

Wheel Throwing for Tweens

Ages 10-13, July 25-29, 9am-12pm

Learn the basics of pottery on the wheel: centering, making simple functional forms, attaching handles, slips, glazing and decorating. Bring your enthusiasm and a desire to get your hands dirty!

Found Object Fashion

Ages 8-12, August 15-19, 9am-12pm

Express your unique style as you create fashionable clothing and whimsical accessories using repurposed materials in unexpected ways! Explore how fabric, costume jewelry, paper bags, and even hardware can be transformed into wearable art!

Jewelry Design

Ages 10-14, June 27-July 1, 9am-12pm

Ages 8-12, August 15-19, 1pm-4pm

Designing jewelry involves creative problem solving, critical thinking and the development of technical skills. Building on each camper’s interests and skills, we will learn techniques such as stamping, piercing, stone setting, polishing and forming will be introduced to design your own collection of hand-made jewelry.

Marvelous Paper Mache

Ages 8-12, July 5-8 (Special 4 day camp!)

Learn the Mexican folk art technique using brown paper bags and cooked flour and water. You’re not going to believe the amazing, strong critters you can make using a single coat of paper mache! 

Bookmaking: Join the Fold

Ages 10-14, July 25-29, 1pm-4pm

Play at the intersection between origami and bookmaking, creating folded books that require no adhesive. Campers will create up to eleven books, including the Blizzard Binding, the Lotus Accordion, and the Fishbone Binding.

Wild Color

Ages 8-12, August 8-12, 9am-12pm

Explore the wild world of natural color! We will forage and harvest seasonal plants to extract and experiment with color. We will naturally dye and over-dye fabric, create patterns and designs using resist methods such as batik and shibori, and even paint with our own naturally derived inks.

Crafty Combinations

Ages 8-12, August 8-12, 1pm-4pm

Fractals, tessellations, tensegrity, Fibonacci numbers, the Golden Ratio… Discover how these (and other) math concepts can be the secret inspiration of your creative expression. You will experiment with a variety of materials including paper, polymer clay, rubber bands, jump rings and more, as you engage in hands-on projects such as triaxial weaving, collage, kinetic sculpture and flexagons.


Lightning Soccer

Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer and warmer. Time to think Summer soccer. The Upper Valley Lightning Soccer Club is hosting camps for all ages in Hanover July 11 - 14 and August 8 - 11.  Check us out and sign up online at www.uvlightning.org.  See you on the pitch!


Bring Your Ideas and Energy to the Recycling Committee

Hanover’s Recycling Committee is looking for additional members. Our mission is to encourage residents to “reduce, reuse, recycle”, and a major project each year is the Community Yard Sale at Dewey Field on the Saturday of Labor Day week-end.

Libby Barry joined the Recycling Committee last winter, and her fresh ideas and energy are most welcome. We still need additional members if we are to continue our efforts at past levels.

If you are interested or would like to have more information, please contact a committee member or leave a message at sustainablehanovernh@gmail.com.

Libby Barry

Mary Donin

Susan Edwards (chair)

Carolyn Frye (representing Norwich)

Joyce Noll

Teresa Oden


 

Interested in Participating in Childhood Media and Health Studies?

We are currently enrolling families with children between ages of 6-months-old and 17-years-old for research opportunities that seek to understand children’s media and health behaviors. For an overview of our current studies visit our webpage listed below.

During the study your child may:

  • Watch age-appropriate TV shows

  • Perform simple computer tasks

  • Be provided food or snacks

  • Be measured for height and weight

  • Fill out questionnaires

All participants will be financially compensated for participation in the form of Amazon gift cards. Participation is voluntary and confidential. We have COVID-19 safety measures in place. Research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted by Drs. Diane Gilbert-Diamond and Jennifer Emond at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

If you and your child are interested in participating in our research, please enter some information at the link provided or contact us directly. Link for General Signing Up for the Childhood Media and Health Study

Thank you for your consideration!

Media and Health Behaviors Lab at Dartmouth

Email: media.and.health@dartmouth.edu

Phone: (603) 646-5432

Website: https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/mhbld/