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Community Yoga

posted Feb 7, 2017, 10:20 AM by Lenoir McDougal   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

Yoga has become a popular community activity and we are excited to offer it on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Gilsum Congregational Church through May. Join our fabulous instructor Rennae Merchant for some self-awareness, deep breaths, relaxation, and quiet time! All experience levels welcome, please be sure children are old enough to participate for entire hour. 
This free event is sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee.

Spring Adult Bingo Night

posted Jan 24, 2017, 8:55 AM by Lenoir McDougal

Saturday, April 29th.  Snack bar opens at 5:45pm, games start at 6pm.  Held at the Gilsum Congregational Church.  This is a free event sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee.  

53rd Annual Rock Swap & Mineral Show

posted Jan 24, 2017, 8:53 AM by Lenoir McDougal

June 24th & 25th at the school field. 

200th Anniversary of The Last Bear Hunt of Gilsum 25k Trail Race

posted Jan 24, 2017, 8:52 AM by Lenoir McDougal

Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 19th at 8am.

This trail run celebrates the 200 year anniversary of "The Last Bear Hunt" in Gilsum, New Hampshire. This story is documented in the "History of the Town of Gilsum, New Hampshire 1752-1879" by Silvanus Hayward. Published 1881.

The race retraces (roughly) the route taken by the hunters using the historical information cited in the legend. Runners will start north of Gilsum, head south into the Hammond Hollow woods, through Bear's Den Park, over Boynton Hill reaching "Stoddard Woods", and heading back in the direction of downtown Gilsum ending at Old Man Brewery in Gilsum.

This is a point to point 25k trail race which circuitously winds through Gilsum and showcases its natural beauty and conservation land.

Museum Pass

posted Jul 13, 2016, 8:04 AM by Lenoir McDougal

Did you know that the Gilsum Library has a museum pass to loan out? Free admission to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, VT is available. Call or visit the library! 357-0320. Learn more at http://www.vinsweb.org/.

Community Dinner August 20

posted Mar 10, 2015, 5:34 PM by Gilsum Rec   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 1:37 PM by Lenoir McDougal ]

Join us for a free community dinner hosted by the GIlsum Rec Committee, the Library Trustees, and the Historical Society. Food will be catered by the famous Top of the Hill Grill with a special dessert! Food is limited to 150 people and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Music will be provided by Gilsum Resident, Brenna Morris and the .... Band. We will also be making a very special announcement for the Gilsum Citizen of the Year Award! This is not an event to be missed!!

When: August 20th at 5 PM

Where: Gilsum Congregational Church lawn

Cost: Free to first 150 people. First-come first-served. All costs paid by Gilsum Recreation Committee


Voting March 10, Town Meeting March 11

posted Dec 21, 2014, 1:17 PM by Gilsum Rec   [ updated Mar 7, 2015, 6:05 AM ]

Town and school elections will be held on Tuesday, March 10th this year. A petition article to close the Gilsum school is on the ballot this year. Please come and vote this down! Polls are open from 1 PM to 7 PM. The annual Gilsum town meeting will be held at the Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center at 7 PM on March 11th. Please attend!

Gilsum Recreaton Committee Receives 501C3 Nonprofit Status

posted Nov 14, 2014, 11:03 AM by Gilsum Rec   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 6:23 AM ]

The Gilsum Recreation Committee, which puts on the annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show, has received 501C3 status from the IRS for its charitable mission to fund and help to provide recreational programs to the people of Gilsum. As a 501C3 the committee can accept tax deductible donations to support children's recreation programs and other activities. The organization uses funds raised at the annual Rock Swap to help fund programs such as the 6th grade class field trip and summer recreation programs for Gilsum children. It also helped to build the playground and tennis courts at the Gilsum Elementary School.

Gilsum STEAM Academy on WKBK - Listen in!

posted Jun 17, 2014, 7:48 AM by Gilsum Rec   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 6:59 AM ]

Dan Mitchell talks with Karen Lounder Wheeler about GIlsum STEAM Academy on the WKBK radio show Good Morning with Dan Mitchell. Click here to listen to the program!


Watch the 50th Annual Gilsum Rock Swap Video on NH Chronicle

posted Jun 10, 2014, 5:57 AM by Gilsum Rec   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 5:25 PM by Robert Mitchell ]

The 50th Annual Rock Swap and Mineral Show was featured on WMUR-TV's New Hampshire Chronicle on Thursday, July 10. View the NH Chronicle Gilsum Rock Swap episode is now available for viewing on the WMUR-TV NH Chronicle website

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