All Things Important Monthly Newsletter

April 2024

April Member Meeting

Wednesday 4/10 at 7pm

In April we are doing something a little off topic but extremely useful.
For our April 10th meeting we are asking you to pre-register for a ‘hands only’ CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) class/ demo. You may watch or participate. Our presentation will also cover choking relief and early recognition of strokes and heart attacks. Previous attendees to this class have saved lives!
Please let us know if you would like to attend by notifying Dee Haddad at 

If you were a the March meeting you will remember that Liz is going to be part of The Garden Conservancy's Open Days in June.
You can tour her hidden jewel of a small cottage garden, a testament to the harmonious coexistence of creativity and "no rules" gardening. Over 25 years this once barren canvas has been transformed into a living tapestry of color, scent, and flavor, where edible and non-edible plants playfully intermingle. As you step into this ever-evolving landscape, you'll embark on a journey of inspiration and discovery, where every corner tells a story, and every visit is an invitation to celebrate the boundless beauty of gardening.

  Saturday, June 15

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info HERE!
603-321-5011 | 5 Broad St. Hollis, NH 03049

Call to Artists!

Sandy Cleary Community Art Gallery 

Issues Call to Artists for Upcoming Exhibitions

After completing a successful year of operation, the steering committee for the Sandy Cleary Community Art Gallery located at the Nashua Center for the Arts is holding a Call for Artists for the 2024-2025 season. 

The Gallery holds four rotating exhibitions annually, for three months each rotation. The Spring Rotation, from April to June, is for student art and is managed by representatives of the Nashua School District. Each of the other three rotations will feature a mix of artwork by student, emerging, and recognized local visual artists with a goal of reflecting the demographics of Nashua, the most diverse city in New Hampshire. 

The Call for Artists to fill the twelve slots in the Summer, Fall and Winter rotations is open now, with the deadline to apply on April 31. All artists who live or work in Nashua, along with members of the Nashua Area Artists Association and the Hollis Art Society are eligible to apply online at The new exhibition will begin in July.

“A community gallery where local artists can show and sell their artwork to a wide audience without a registration fee or commission is an important part of the community outreach of the Nashua Center for the Arts,” said Carol Robey, gallery curator and chair of the steering committee. “The selection process is focused on art that is representative of and interesting to members of the community.” 

The Gallery opened on April 1, 2023, with a special exhibition honoring the memory Meri Goyette, Nashua’s leading arts advocate and supporter for over 50 years. It was followed by the student art exhibition that featured nearly 50 pieces by students from kindergarten to seniors in high school. The summer and fall rotations featured local artists Timothy Foley, Esmeldy Angeles, Bonnie Guercio, Hsiu Norcott, Christian Ramirez, Marilene Sawaf and Emily Contino. The current exhibition displays the photography of Seth Dewey, Craig Michaud, Dan Splaine, and Brenda McDougald.

Nashua Community Arts and the Nashua the Arts Commission are collaborating to provide management of the Gallery for Spectacle Live, the operator of the facility.

In addition to Arts Commissioner Robey, other members of the gallery steering committee are Arts Commissioner Judith Carlson of Nashua Community Arts; Jake Crumb, Spectacle Live; Meghan Durden and Angela Walsh of the Nasua School District; Marilene Sawaf, Nashua Area Artists Association; and Carolyn Maul, Hollis Arts Society. 

The mission of the nonprofit Nashua Community Arts includes supporting the Nashua Center for the Arts to ensure it is a community cultural facility that enhances quality of life, serves a resource and gathering place for the community and links the arts and cultural activities to the community at large, making them accessible to all. The Nashua Arts Commission includes support of the Nashua Center for the Arts in its Arts and Culture Plan adopted by the Board of Aldermen in 2022. 

The Nashua Center for the Arts, managed by Spectacle Live, is located at 201 Main Street in downtown Nashua, NH. For program schedules, tickets and additional information go to 

For more information please contact:

Judith Carlson  603-305-0162

Another Call for Artists!

Kimball Fruit Farm is celebrating its Season Opening on April 20th and 21st by inviting vendors to participate in an outdoor market.

Come on over to the stand after a long winter and see what wonderful first fruits and veggies of the season they have in store! Opening day celebration will also feature Harvest and Bloom Box sign ups and a chance to win a Kimball Fruit Farm Gift Card!

Saturday, April 20th - Sunday, April 21st, 9-6: , selfie station, seed planting station, tastings, and an artist market on the hill!

Hollis Arts Society with have two tents set up for the weekend and we invite our current members to come and share the space and sell some art. Set up will be Saturday morning April 20 at 8am. Each artist must attend and sell their own original artwork.

We will have a sign up sheet at our Monthly Meeting on the 10th. Space will be shared equally by attendees.

If you have questions please reply to this email or we can answer them next Wednesday.

See Kimball Farm's event page HERE.

Have you checked our Facebook page lately? There is a wealth of information on there about local classes, exhibits, calls to artists, etc. If you are looking for a source for local art happenings look no further...

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