Circle Up! - Who We Are
Some of you may already know about Circle Up!, a parent-motivated community partnership working to ensure a positive and healthy culture for families in the Dresden area. To learn more about Circle Up, click to view this month's ENEWS. We are always seeking new volunteers to join the Circle Up! core group. Any amount of time or energy our volunteers can contribute is appreciated. Questions? Contact UVCircleup@gmail.com
Boston College Splash!
BC Splash is a 1-day event held at Boston College each semester where students in grades 7-12 can take fun, engaging classes that are taught and designed by our undergraduate and graduate students! See full flyer here.
In response to COVID-19 our event will be virtual and free of charge this semester, but we have put together a great day and fantastic lineup of classes over zoom for the students. They can take classes such as The Science Behind Photography, Intro to Irish Mythology, How to Win Any Argument, and many others!
BC Splash will be held virtually on Sunday, March 28th from 9:30am - 4:15pm.
Students can register at our website, bcsplash.learningu.org
*Read new Travel Guidelines here for VT residents that will affect spring sports:
Dresden Baseball Association
Registration for Spring is open.
The Dresden Baseball Association (DBA), which provides a broad-based baseball experience for youth in the area, will be opening registration for its spring season on Sunday, February 28. DBA provides Cal Ripken-league programming at the minors (grades 3-4) and majors (grades 5-6) levels and Babe Ruth league/middle school baseball at (7-8) levels. We welcome Hanover and Etna residents to participate in the Cal Ripken program, and residents of Hanover, Etna, Norwich, and Lyme to participate in the Babe Ruth program.
Dresden Baseball Association (DBA) offers a great way for young ballplayers to have fun and focus on improving individual and team skills. As was the case last summer, we will be following all NH and federal guidelines re: COVID safety.
The spring seasons will start in April (dependent on weather and field readiness) and run through the end of the school year. Additional opportunities for summer play will be announced later.
To register your child(ren) for DBA baseball, please visit the website (http://
7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls Lacrosse Registration - FINAL WEEKS!
If your child loves to play lacrosse or wants to learn this fun and fast-paced sport visit www.hanoverlacrosse.com to register for the upcoming spring season.
Friends of Hanover Lacrosse (FOHL) supports youth lacrosse in Hanover and Lyme, New Hampshire and Norwich and Strafford, Vermont. We invite players from any of these towns to join our team. Any questions? Contact Donna Mackall, registrar, at email@example.com.
Calling all string students! Maya Lynn, a violin performance major at Boston University’s School of Music is looking for students to participate in a summer chamber music intensive. Groups can decide between weekly rehearsals, or a week-long intensive program with daily rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held outside to accommodate safe social distancing practices. Private lessons for violin and practice coaching for viola and cello students will also be offered. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if interested.
News from the Etna Library
Although the Etna Library building is closed to the public, we continue to provide books, audiobooks and dvd's through item pick-up on our porch. If you would like us to reserve an item for you, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call 603-643-3116. We will also pack bags of books for families if you tell us the ages of your children and their interests. Upcoming adult and children's programs are listed on the Howe Library calendar (https://www.thehowe.org/
Friends of Hanover Norwich Schools
Please join the Friends in making our schools stronger, and supporting projects that enrich the student experience. This year, the Friends made a major rapid-response grant to SAU70 to help underwrite Covid-19 expenses and the important work of the Equity Committee. We also increased our funding of supplies and teacher-led initiatives that will enrich the curriculum and make our schools safer. Other recent grants include funding for a district-wide curriculum review, books for young readers, science and art materials, Responsive Classroom training, and support for an LGBTQ+ workshop. Learn more and make a contribution at www.FHNS1961.org. Thank you!
New Resource for Food Insecurity
There's a new food pantry in the region. It's supported by the Haven, hosted (outside) by The Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, and organized by the Hanover Community Food Security Team. It operates Saturdays from 11 am-1 pm, in the church's driveway (40 College Street). It is open to anyone who's short on food. No registration needed but masks will be required.
Questions: (802) 222-7337 or Hanovercommunity.fs.team@
VT Food Resources
Check out ways to Stretch your Food Budget with VT Food Programs.
Howe Library Events
ESL Adult Conversation Hour at Howe Library
"Join us by Zoom for the Howe Library's ESL Adult Conversation Hour. This is a relaxed, informal time to practice your English. All are welcome! We will be meeting on Thursday afternoons at 3:00. Email Jared Jenisch at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom invitation or more information."