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The Canaan Town Library
will be closed
until Monday, April 6th.

All programs will be cancelled or rescheduled.

Please take advantage of the library's online services by visiting
If you need your library card number or a password, please email for assistance.
We will be updating our website and social media accounts with resources and service announcements.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.


Mascoma Valley Parks & Recreation

COVID-19 Update

Based on the school district closures and the recommendation of our local Emergency Management Director, we are postponing the following recreation programs and activities:

o Adult Basketball (Sundays)
o Mascoma Valley Guitar Orchestra (Sundays)
o Adult Volleyball (Sundays)
o Chair Yoga (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays)
o Tap & Primary Dance Club (Wednesdays)
o Line Dancing (Thursdays)
o Italian Conversation Club (Saturdays)

The above mentioned programs will be postponed until at least the week of April 6th, but please stay tuned for information regarding changes to this tentative date. In spite of the cancellations and postponements, we would like to still like to encourage our community members to remain physically active during this time.

If you do decide to head out to a public park or for walk/bike/run on a public trail, please follow the below recommendations from the National Recreation & Parks Association to help keep you safe on our public trails and in our public parks.

We are still strongly recommending that you avoid playgrounds and do not allow your children to climb on playground structures - they are not currently cleaned or sanitized regularly.

Recommendations for trail users on observing social distancing minimums:

• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.

• Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.

• Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.

• Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms

• Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.

• Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers

The Mascoma region is full of outdoor recreation opportunities that you can participate in and still be compliant with social distancing (maintaining 6 feet of space) - For folks who are comfortable going outdoors and have not been told to stay home, we encourage you to stay active by walking, running, hiking or biking on local trails.

Below is a short list of local outdoor recreation opportunities and links to find more information about how to access them. There are lots of other outdoor recreation opportunities and we would be happy to share them with you if you interested!

  • Enfield Class VI Road & Trails:

  • Enfield Trails & Waterways:

  • Harris Brook Scenic Area:

  • Walking Guide to Canaan:

  • Cardigan Mountain State Park:

  • Canaan Town Forest:

  • Town of Canaan Natural Attractions:

  • Go for a walk along the Rail Trail or just meander around your back yard - whatever you are comfortable with! The NH Audubon has just launched their spring "Seek & Find - Spring Nature Challenge" - the first challenge involves spotting turkeys. Learn more about this fun outdoor challenge through this link:

    Go for a walk along the Rail Trail or just meander around your back yard - whatever you are comfortable with! The NH Audubon has just launched their spring "Seek & Find - Spring Nature Challenge" - the first challenge involves spotting turkeys. Learn more about this fun outdoor challenge through this link:

    In addition to getting outdoors, we are also recommending that you try and continue your yoga practice or fitness routine at home! Our fabulous yoga instructors have provided links to some of their favorite online yoga and meditation classes - take advantage of their years of knowledge and experience and continue your yoga practice at home!

    Online Meditation Classes & Stress Management Resources: Ten Percent Happier is offering a free Coronavirus Sanity Guide, designed to help you cope with this moment of uncertainty and anxiety- They are also offering a live "sanity break" every weekday at 3pm - check out the link for more details.

    Free Yoga & Meditation Classes Online: Ekhart Yoga is offering 12 free yoga and meditation classes, specifically designed to help relieve stress and anxiety -

    MVPR is also starting a virtual yoga group on Facebook to help encourage our community members to stay active and continue their yoga practices at home! Like and follow our event to join in. We have a 9am and 4pm virtual yoga class planned each day!

    Virtual Yoga Class - MVPR Facebook Event: Like and follow the MVPR Virtual Yoga Facebook Event and make a commitment to practice yoga in your home while our in-person classes are not being offered. Encourage a friend to join you! We will post new links in the discussion section and welcome others to share classes they've enjoyed -

    Stay active, stay safe & stay healthy!


    At this time, our remaining Spring 2020 films scheduled through April 1st will be cancelled. We will make every effort to reschedule these events in upcoming seasons.

    Screenings scheduled beyond 4/1 will be determined at a later date, and we will keep you posted as the situation develops. As always, thank you for your consistent support and understanding.

    Until we see you again at the movies, we wish you all good health. Be well. - Barbara, Seth, and Natalie

    For more information, see

    Mascoma Film Society is a student/faculty/ community-run club.

    These showings are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    Donations are welcome.

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Mascoma Bank Foundation and Jake’s Market & Deli.

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    1166 US Route 4, Canaan, NH

    Dear GCSCC Community,

    To slow down the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) we all must do our part to limit social interaction and group gatherings. This is especially important for the safety and well-being of older adults.

    For the protection of our clients, volunteers, and staff, effective Monday, March 16, all senior center activities managed by the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council will be closed indefinitely.

    Meals on Wheels deliveries will continue.

    If you have any questions, please contact your local program at the Mascoma rea Senior Center ( 523-4333) , or check for updates on

    Thank you

    Sharon L. Dunbar, Director
    Mascoma Area Senior Center
    Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
    1166 Route 4, P.O. Box 210
    Canaan, NH 03741
    Ph. 603-523-4333
    Fax. 603-523-4334


    Friends of Mascoma Food Pantry and Mobile Pet Food Pantry*

    Wednesday, March 18th
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    cat and dog food

    9 On the Common Lane
    Canaan, NH

    *Hosted by the Upper Valley Humane Society


    Monday night Yoga at the Mascoma Community Health Center are cancelling the rest of the March classes and will resume in April.

    Please email: if you have any questions or would like more information.

    "Pasta with a Purpose"

    Dinner, Raffles and Silent Auction
    to Support the Class of 2020
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Mascoma High School Cafe, 6:00 pm

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    Click HERE to view PDF


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    Town of Canaan Recreation Department

    Click here for the MARCH Newsletter

    If you have questions please email the Canaan Recreation Coordinator at


    Free Math Tutoring

    Assembly of God Church in Canaan
    Every Thursday night
    from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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    Paul DeSantis, a retired high school math teacher, is providing free math tutoring to all ages.  Please contact Paul on his cell phone at (781) 929-7524.


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    Support Mascoma Project Grad !

    Project Grad is selling raffle tickets to win up to $4000.00 towards a Disney Vacation Package.  We are lucky enough to have a licensed Disney Travel Agent, who has a student in the senior class, who was willing to help organize and set up this fundraiser.

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    Tickets are $20.00 and the drawing will be held May 1st.  If you are interested, please see a member of the Class of 2020 or you can email:: and we will make sure to get you a ticket!


    American Red Cross
    Canaan, NH Blood Drives

    Mondays 12:30 - 6:30pm
    St. Mary's


    • April 13, 2020
    • June 15, 2020
    • August 10, 2020
    • October 19, 2020
    • December 14, 2020

    Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be served.

    Congratulations Canaan Lions Club!

    186 Units were collected in 2019 which saved 558 lives!

    Thank You all for your support in our community. Bob Holmes

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    Donors may make appointments at
    1-800-RED CROSS