37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

If you are an ORFS participant and would like the monthly ORFS schedule emailed to you, please contact COA at 526-6368.

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY AT 10 a.m. for the following:

December 2018 Schedule

DEC. 4th----Bowling at Meyer Maple Lanes, 125 Maple Ave. Claremont, NH. Bowl 10 pin or candle pin---Leader is Skip Hause, 603-440-2256. DIRECTIONS: From center of Claremont Opera House Square, take Pleasant St. (Rts 11 and 12) south toward Charlestown for 0.09 miles. Turn right at light on Maple St. In 0.6 miles turn at CITGO sign to Maple Lanes no. 125 behind the EZ Mart. Lunch at Chinese Imperial Buffet, 154 Washington St. Claremont, NH 03743.

ATTENTION, party animals! This is also the deadline to reserve your place for our annual Christmas party next week! Please make check out to Lyon Brook for $17.50 and send to Rosemary Silverberg at 101 Winslow Circle, New London, 03257.


Dec. 11th---Annual Caroling, Christmas Party and Yankee Swap in New London---Program director, Kathy Coombs, 763-2307, and Party Coordinator, Rosemary Silverberg, 526-7940--- DIRECTIONS: Meet at Bittersweet Residence on Pleasant St., (past the Chapin Center on the next block on right.) After enjoying the refreshments, drive to Lyon Book at 332 Parkside Rd. in New London. Please wear seasonal festive attire. Choose a prop and hat in the outer hall when you arrive. It is always amazing how we manage to provide such great entertainment with no books or rehearsals. All you have to do is follow the leader! After we finish at Lyon Brook, we will go into their lovely dining room for a catered holiday buffet. We have permission to BYOB. Please bring a desirable gift for our infamous Yankee Swap, which is always a grand finale!


Dec. 18th---no scheduled event

Dec. 25th---Merry Christmas!


January 2019 Schedule


Hi ORFS members and guests.. Just a reminder, please come prepared for all temps and conditions :- extra clothing, poles, cleats, snow shoes, x-c skis, snacks, etc. Meet at 10:00AM unless otherwise stated.

JANUARY 8th 2019--- Hike or Snowshoe the-Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail in New London before the Annual Business Meeting---Hike leader is Valerie Davey, 603-843-8615 and meeting leaders, Kathy and Bill Coombs,763-2307. Directions:Turn left past the Chapin Center onto Cougar CT. Drive past the elementary school/Outing Club on your right. At the end of the road you will see a large fenced in parking area. Drive back to the fence where the trail begins. Afterward get back in your car or walk up to the Chapin Center's big downstairs room for lunch. (Help appreciated with food. Would you be willing to donate a crockpot of soup, a loaf of good bread, cider or dessert? Please let Kathy know. Thanks) When we are well fed we will have our annual one hour business meeting to assess how we are doing? Any ideas for new events and/or ideas for improvement? Please consider being a weekly leader or host. We also need more volunteers for monthly coordinators to share the responsibility of planning activities. We are thankful for every member's individual contributions...May we always strive to KEEP ORFS STRONG!


JAN.15---Sugar River Trail in Newport ---Leaders: Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: Take Rt.11 entering Newport, turn right, and take Rt.10N. After Richard's Library on left, turn left onto Belknap Street and go past Hodge Podge knitting store. Turn right into Irving Oil and Park in the rear by the trailhead. Lunch will be at Salt Hill Pub in Newport


JAN.22---Daveys in Sunapee---Leaders/Hosts Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: Take Rt.11 through Sunapee towards Newport, at the junction of Rt.11 and Rt.103 bear left onto Rt.103 towards Sunapee Mtn. Then take the first left onto Young Hill Road. We are # 71 on the left. Park in driveways if possible. Snow shoe, X-C Ski or Hike from Davey house. Soup, Dessert and Drinks will be served afterwards. PLEASE, bring indoor footwear.


JAN.29---Lebanon Rail Trail from Enfield to Canaan---Leaders Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: From New London just beyond Wilmot Flat on Rt.11, take Rt. 4A on left all the way to Enfield. Go by LaSallette Shrine, along part of Mascoma Lake and then turn right on Shaker Bridge Road. go through tunnel to Lutheran Church on left and park across the street in the parking lot on right by trail access. Lunch together at Mickey's restaurant on Rt. 4.


FEB. 5---Sunapee Harbor/Lake Ave/Burkehaven---Leaders Leon and Val Davey

Directions: From New London, Rt.11 into Sunapee, left onto Main Street and Harbor. Park in Harbor, hike will start from there. Lunch at Sunapee Pizza Chef on Rt.11 on left heading toward Newport.