Santa is Coming to Town

Santa and Mrs Claus will be visiting the new GIlsum Community Park Saturday Dec 2 from 4-5PM.

There will be a chance to get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs Claus as well cocoa and cupcakes to be enjoyed . The Christmas tree lights will be lit at 4:30 on the new tree as well as the tree by the frog pond. You will have a chance to post letters to Santa.

The Gilsum Recreation Committee is happy to sponsor this annual Tradition in Gilsum.

Pickle Ball


Come try one of the fastest growing sports trends in the country! Pickleball combines elements of
badminton, tennis & ping pong, is easy to learn, FUN and can still give you a good workout.
You are welcome to join us if you are new to pickleball or play every week. These will be pick-up games for fun, not a competitive league. All equipment provided, sneakers and a water bottle recommended.
This program is intended for ages 13+ (minors must be accompanied by a parent).
We will meet every other Friday, starting November 3 rd through December 29 th from 6-8 pm at the
Gilsum Community Center gymnasium, 640 Route 10.
Sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee & the Gilsum Recreation Commission.

Gilsum Mobile Food Pantry & Resource Fair

Date: Saturday, July 8th 3 – 5 pm

Location: 640 Route 10 – Town field by the Gilsum STEAM Academy

There will be produce from Picadilly Farm and Pete’s Farm Stand. Information will be available from SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program), WIC (Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children), Housing, Double UP Veggie Bucks, SW Community Services concerning Heating Assistance, Monadnock Humane Society with a Pet Food Pantry.

Current pantry clients can attend and Keene Community Kitchen will register new clients, please bring proof of residence.

Gilsum Adult Bingo

Gilsum Residents – It’s time again to join your neighbors for another round of Adult Bingo (18+) this Saturday, 1/21!

We’re just around the corner at the Gilsum Congregational Church. The Church Snack Bar opens at 5:45pm and Bingo starts at 6. It’s a free, fun and relaxed evening for you and your guests. Everything provided, beginner friendly. 🐞

Gilsum Mobile Food Pantry & Resource Fair

Date: September 30th 3:30-5:30

Location: Field at Gilsum Steam Academy

There will be produce from Green Wagon Farm, Pete’s Farm Stand. Information will be available from SNAP(Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program,) WIC (Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children), Housing, Double UP Veggie Bucks, SW Community Services concerning Heating Assistance, Humane Society with a Pet Food Pantry.

Current pantry clients can attend and Keene Community Kitchen will register new clients.

Sponsored by Keene Community Kitchen.

Scrap Metal Drive

The Before & Afterschool Program will be holding a scrap metal drive Saturday, May 7th through Sunday, May 15th at the Gilsum STEAM Academy, 640 Route 10.

Pick up is available for scrap metal in Gilsum, please call Ralph Jernberg at 603-209-0700.

Proceeds go to the Gilsum Rec Before & Afterschool Program to benefit the students.

Bingo Cancellation Notice

Due to limited space available at the Church and ongoing Covid concerns the Rec Committee is cancelling Bingo for Saturday, October 23rd. We will re-evaluate for January. We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

Gilsum Grasshoppers – A Group for Young Gilsumites! ***Campfire & s’mores gathering postponed to Oct. 1st due to weather

Are you new to the area, under 40, or a youngster at heart? Come get to know your fellow Gilsumites through the Gilsum Grasshoppers! The Gilsum Grasshoppers are a new group formed by the Gilsum Recreation Committee, with the goal of welcoming new Gilsum residents to town and fostering community among young professionals in the area through fun gatherings.

When: RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER! New Date: Friday, October 1st from 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: Seven Generations Farm, 110 Alstead Hill Rd, Gilsum, NH 03448

Details: There will be a campfire and plenty of s’more’s supplies! Feel free to bring your own camp chair to sit in. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Any questions? Reach out to Damaris at damaris.gibaldi@gmail.com

Local School Board Meetings

Members of the Monadnock School Board will be holding a meeting at various locations around the district, presenting information on the proposed building projects and seeking community input on your thoughts about it. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the scope of the proposed project, what it would look like in your local school, timelines that would need to be met, and our submission for state funding support. Please plan to join us!

10/20: MTC & Cutler @ MRMHS Auditorium 7 PM

10/25: Emerson Elementary School 7 PM

10/27: Gilsum STEAM Academy 7 PM

10/28: Troy Elementary School 7 PM

More information can be found here:

https://www.mrsd.org/domain/615