With the May Advocate, we celebrate mothers and others who have given their best to their families, communities, and country. The late Dublin mothers Jill Lawler and Helen Bastedo are remembered by their adult children for the solid foundations they provided. David Stone’s family will hold a memorial for him this month. While we at the Advocate mark a year since our fearless leader Margaret Gurney’s death, her family keeps her memory alive with a second granddaughter named in her honor. The Dublin Community Church will join a nationwide observance to honor fallen firefighters on May 7 with ringing of bells at 11:30 am. The town’s annual Memorial Day parade and cemetery ceremony are scheduled for Monday, May 29, followed by a veterans’ lunch and community cookout at the DubHub.

The Library offers a program on the history of brewing beer in New Hampshire, and has activities planned for Get Caught Reading month (check out a list of what your neighbors are currently reading, too.) The Library and the DubHub are co-hosting a timely and important program by Dr. Rob Williams, professor of communications, called “Defending Our Democracy: How to Navigate our Post-Truth World with Critical Media Literacy Education.”

Read about six recent graduates of college and graduate schools, and if you have a high school student soon to graduate, send a short bio and photo to dublinadvocate@nullgmail.com by May 15 for the June issue.

The Dublin Historical Society is hosting a potluck dinner and screening of Paul Tuller’s recent film on the life of Joseph Lindon Smith. And the Dublin Women’s Community Club calls for help on June 10 to prepare the beach for the summer season. (Jeanne Sterling remembers the first time she attended a Women’s Club meeting in 1964!)

The Supervisors of the Checklist thank all who helped with our March elections, as well as those elected to serve as town officers. Our school board representative details the process for calculating the district assessment, the annual figure that appears on your tax bill to support the schools.

Dublin Christian Academy lifts up their many students recognized at the annual fine arts competition among NH Christian schools. Dublin School announces an unusual art opening and exhibit that highlights artwork made from “rescued, repurposed, and reused” materials. Susan Ellingwood, long-time teacher at Dublin Consolidated School is retiring in June, and shares her experiences, thoughts, and advice from the front lines of kindergarten.

The DubHub’s programs include a new “early morning” yoga program, a Mother’s Day Tea, an art show and reception featuring Mike Kline of New Ipswich, and a Coffee House and Open Mic featuring local musician Bob Pope. The Forum Series continues with a discussion on planning and preparing a vegetable garden.

Other local music offerings include songwriting duo Mike Farrell and Volkert Volkersz at DublinArts and Muse Gallery, and free singing lessons by the Cheshiremen Chorus in Keene. Creative people of all persuasions can join classes to learn about business planning and marketing of creative pursuits. MAXT invites woodworkers to learn the basics of bowls, and those interested in textiles for open studio time on Sunday afternoons.

Our Enthusiastic Recommender takes us to visit Sue Weller’s pottery studio in Harrisville, and the Conservation Commission reminds us to care for our forested areas with the long term in mind. (And buy your firewood locally – don’t import pests from other areas!)

Please remember to support our advertisers, and the dedicated nonprofit organizations in this month’s issue, End 68 Hours of Hunger, CVTC, and Brantwood Camps.

May 2023