Moment-um is an active senior adult program that meets regularly on Mondays. This program is open to residents of Gilford and the surrounding communities.
PLEASE RSVP to the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at least by the Thursday prior to each event (unless otherwise specified) by calling the office at 527-4722.
**While it is important that everyone call to RSVP for each program, it is equally important that everyone call to cancel if you know you will be unable to make it. We plan and shop for all of our programs, and when individuals just fail to show up, it costs our Department money and impacts our budget. So we ask that everyone please try to cooperate when it comes to your RSVP and/or your cancellation. THANK YOU!
October 2 – Funspot Mini Golf/Pizza Hut Buffet
Let’s get a little exercise – and have a lot of fun and laughs at the same time! We will meet at Funspot at 10:30 AM to take on a rousing round of golf on their 18-hole mini golf course. For $5.00, you will be able to “putter” around with us through many NH landmarks and some amusing obstacles, including a 3-hole outhouse and a giant whale! After golf, we will head to Pizza Hut in Laconia to enjoy their lunch buffet, full of salad ingredients, various types of pizza, pasta, and breadsticks. The price of the buffet is $6.49, plus drink cost and tax. Please RSVP by Friday, September 29.
October 9 – Columbus Day (No Program)
October 16 – Cooking with Grace (Guest Chef Day)
We will meet at the Gilford Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 9:00 AM. Our friend and Guest Chef Grace Herbert will once again dazzle us with her recipes and cooking tips! Today’s specialty will be homemade applesauce, in honor of all our great fall apples. As always, coffee, tea, and water will be provided. And at the end, we will all get a taste of this delicious creation and even get to take a small sample home! Please RSVP by Friday, October 13.
October 23 – Blood Pressure Screening, Lunch, and Presentation by the Lakes Region VNA
We will meet at the Gilford Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 11:30 AM. For those that are interested, there will be a blood pressure clinic/screening starting at that time, sponsored by the Lakes Region VNA. Then at approximately 12:00 Noon, we will be serving a lunch of beef stew, rolls, and butter. The cost for lunch is $3.00 per person, with coffee, tea, and water provided. After lunch, we will enjoy a brief presentation by Mary Ellen McCormack, Nurse Liaison, from the Lakes Region VNA. Her informative talk will cover the vast variety of services and resources available through the VNA. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 19.
October 27 (Friday) – Volunteers Needed!
We’re looking for some help with our Town Halloween Party for the children of Gilford, to be held from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Gilford Middle School. We need volunteers to help run our entry tables, raffles, games, crafts and other fun activities. It is guaranteed to be a good time, not too strenuous - and it’s always great to see all the kids in their costumes!! Feel free to dress up yourself! Please give us a call by Wednesday, October 25 if you can give us a hand!
October 30 – Halloween Bingo
Come and join us for some fun and Halloween “Ha Ha’s”!!! We will meet at the Gilford Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 12:00 Noon for an afternoon of Bingo. We’ll have our Halloween Bingo sheets and a mixture of “spook-tacular” prizes to be awarded to the winners. Please feel free to bring your lunch – we will provide coffee, tea, and water. We will also be serving a “killer” punch – drink it if you dare! Please RSVP by Thursday, October 26.
November 6 – Lunch at the Union Diner
We’re going to once again take a road trip to the Union Diner on Union Avenue in Laconia. We will meet at the Diner at 11:30 AM to enjoy a nice lunch at this local eatery. You will be able to order off the menu, so the cost will be up to you – and your appetite! Please RSVP by Thursday, November 2.
November 13 - Happy Birthday to ……Everyone!
Today we will be celebrating everyone’s birthday! As the year is slowly coming to a close, it’s nice to take a moment to recognize that we’ve all survived another year. And let’s face it, young or old alike, we all like a PARTY! We will meet at the Gilford Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 11:30 AM. Feel free to bring your lunch to eat prior to the festivities. We’d also like everyone to bring a wrapped gift (appropriate for a man or woman) – and at no more than a $5.00 cost. If possible, we also ask everyone to bring a picture of themselves from their childhood (the younger the better!) to share with the group. And we’ll be serving individual cupcakes with candles for a giant “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long! This way, everyone is the guest of honor! Be sure not to miss out on the FUN! Please RSVP by Thursday, November 9.
November 16 (Thursday) – Dinner and a Show: “Oliver”
Please join us as we watch the Gilford High School Performing Arts presentation of “Oliver.” This English musical is based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The talent and abilities of these young students is guaranteed to amaze and entertain you. Dinner will be served in the Gilford High School cafeteria at 5:00 PM, provided by the GHS Interact Club. The show will immediately follow at 6:00 PM in the GHS auditorium. There is NO CHARGE for this program, but space is limited. Please be sure to RSVP no later than Friday, November 10.
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON – HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!!!