Community Supper details for Thursday

All Mason families are cordially invited to a home cooked meal from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church in the center of town. After eating, enjoy playing some games set up around the room.

Menu

  • Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread
  • Fruit and Home Made Desserts
  • Hot and Cold Beverages

The meal is free, but donations have kept the supper going for six years!

Canned or dry goods donated will be sent to the Food Bank in Greenville, which is available to Mason folks. Left over food from these suppers also is donated there.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Barbara DeVore at 603.732.3761 or leahcha@yahoo.com.

Benefit concert on Saturday at Mason Congregational Church

On Saturday, June 17, internationally known guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto, award-winning singer/songwriter Jane Fallon, and The Wicked Good Old Boys, a duo of classical flute and guitar, will perform at the Living Room Coffee House in Mason for a fundraiser to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Greenville, NH. The concert begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 11, and free for children under 4.

Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist, and singer/songwriter originally from Kyoto, Japan, and now living in New York City. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, learning from an old bluegrass recording by Earl Scruggs, and took up the guitar a year or so later. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. There, he founded a group of musicians from various continents and made several recordings with the group, in addition to several solo CDs. He performs in the U.S. and internationally more than 100 concerts each year, both solo and accompanied, and has had several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and on Japanese National Television.

His music reflects his love of music from various places and genres, from traditional Japanese folk songs to bluegrass and jazz, as well as his personal warmth and tranquility. Visit Hiroya at: http://hiroyatsukamoto.com/

Mason Congregational Church to host “Conversations with Women” on Friday afternoon

On Friday afternoon (Jan. 20), Mason Congregational Church is hosting “Conversations with Women” from 2:00 – 4:00pm: “This is a community event. All women of all ages are welcome. As with women everywhere, there will be no end to conversation. This is a chance to get to know your neighbors and even friends in a deeper way. Come, enjoy!” For more information, go to: http://www.masoncongregationalchurch.org/

Batraxoi to perform a free ensemble on Sunday afternoon at Mason Congregational Church

Batraxoi will be presenting “Weep with those who weep: a Requiem” by Lotta Suter and Robert Griffin on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3:30pm at Mason Congregational Church. The ensemble is directed by Mark Latham and features soloists Maria Ferrante and Donald Wilkinson. Admission is free. For more information, go to: http://www.batraxoi.com/

Music: Robert Griffin
Text: Lotta Suter
Director: Mark Latham
Soloists: Maria Ferrante and Donald Wilkinson
Singers and instrumentalists: Batraxoi Ensemble

Halloween activities on Oct. 31

The following activities take place on Halloween night:

  • General trick-or-treating in Mason is from 6-8pm.
  • Mason Congregational Church is hosting “Tailgate Trick-or-Treating” from 6-8pm. Trick-or-treating takes place in the church parking lot (with overflow parking in the Library/Police Dept. parking lot). Each car serves as a stop for children to collect candy.

A couple general safety reminders:

  • If you plan to give out treats, be sure to give a clear indication at your home, whether it be decorating your mailbox, if your home is not visible from the road, or lighting your main entrance.
  • If you’re driving on the roads during that time, be vigilant when you see stopped vehicles as there may be children nearby on foot. If you’re escorting children by car, be sure to use your hazard lights whenever your car is stopped on the road.

KidsHealth.org offers useful tips to ensure that Halloween is a fun and safe day for all: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/halloween.html

Living Room Coffee House to feature Edward Thomas on Saturday, Jun. 18

From the Living Room Coffee House (https://thelivingroomcoffeehouse.wordpress.com/):

Growing up on a small farm in Lunenburg MA, Ed started playing guitar at 10 (in between shoveling stuff). He played in bands thru his college days, then honed his musical skills playing biker bars for decades in the 90’s. Though always writing original material he did not start recording “Not My Job” CD till 2005ish. Ed acknowledges all of the help and support from his many friends on the local folk scene; “Thanks Homies!” Ed..

Ed has a pleasant, gentle, in your face talent of telling you what’s up. The lyrics he chooses are straight ahead and so is his performance. The Living Room is is thankful for the opportunity to close our 8th season with this talented singer song writer.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

It is our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. Our stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested (students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry).

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. As always, there is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Steve at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.

Community Supper details for Feb. 12

Community Supper details for Feb. 12

Come one, come all, to the Church hall from 5:30 until 7:00 for Community Supper!

The dinner is still free, but donations make it possible for hearty meals to be served each month.

February Menu

  • Homemade Mac and Cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Lemon Bread
  • Valentine Red Velvet Cake and Cupcakes
  • Fruit

Some of Mason’s best cooks and bakers, plus volunteers from 4 to 90, make this supper reality.

Mark the second Thursday of each month on your calendar.

We’ll be enjoying a hearty meal, but many in Mason and Greenville are struggling to put food on the table. Donations of canned and dry goods for St. Vincent d’Paul Food Bank in Greenville are gratefully accepted at each supper. Left-over food from the supper is delivered to shut-ins and the food bank, which is open to Mason residents.

Questions?? Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com or 732-3761.