Town of Northwood NH


Enter our Groundhog Art contest!

by Northwood Recreation

Countdown to Groundhog Day! We feel like there’s not enough groundhog related art out in the world, and we’d really like to change that. So we’re holding a small art contest to try and inspire some great woodchuck themed drawings or paintings.

For this contest, we’re asking you to paint or draw a scene from your favorite movie, but with groundhogs replacing the actors/characters. Groundhogs as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader during their famous final duel. Or groundhogs as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael in a scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Or a groundhog and a squirrel as Johnny and Mark from the classic film The Room. The sky, or more accurately, the ground, is the limit!

If you’d like to participate, when completed send an image of your artwork via email to:

Northwood Recreation or

We cannot wait to see what you all come up with!

If you have any additional information about your submission that you’d like to share, please include it in your email.

Entries must be the original artwork of the submitter. There will be prizes for the top 3 vote getters. We don’t have a huge budget but were able to find some spare change in the couch in the Northwood Recreation breakroom.

Submission Start Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Submission End Date: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 (all entries must be received by midnight)

The winning entries will be posted on the Northwood Recreation Facebook page and the winners notified via email on or about February 2nd, 2022 (Groundhog Day!).

Good luck, woodchuck chuckers!


Northwood Recreation Department

Arts and Crafts for children @ the Center School - next to Town Hall

Tuesdays and Thursdays After School, 3-5pm

January 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th

This program is drop in style with no pre-Registration required. Open to all ages. Donations accepted


Northwood Recreation Basketball Schedule 2022

Please click the link to open and each level grades 3rd and up has a different page.

Game officials are needed

If you are interested please contact Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director at

Included is the schedule for the 1st/2nd grade Basketball program.

This program takes place at Northwood School Gym. Volunteers are needed! We have 22 little players registered that are excited to begin so if you want to volunteer an hour each week I know they would love it!

Sponsorship Opportunity - If you are a local business and want to get your company logo on the back of these shirts $250 for all the shirts or $125 for half please email Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director at (as soon as possible).



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Northwood Recreation Department

The "Be Kind" Writing Contest

Kindness and thoughtfulness for others are values that are often prevalent in our schools and our students, but can sometimes be overlooked. Today’s students have a unique opportunity to ignite the power of kindness in the classrooms simply by acknowledging it and reinforcing actions and thinking that lead to a high respect level for kindness in our society.

Students will be asked to write a grade-appropriate essay on the following topic:

“How a Minute of Kindness Can Change a Day"

”Students are encouraged to consider observations and experiences of kindness in all parts of their lives including: Kindness in the Classroom, Kindness in the Community, Kindness in the Home, Kindness with Friends, Kindness in the World, etc. Of special interest will be how kindness can affect students whether as an anti-bullying technique, as an opening for effective communication, a bridge to culture differences, or other issues facing today’s youth.

Essays will be judged by the Northwood Recreation Committee, and one winner from each grade level will be selected. The students will receive a prize and recognition from the Northwood Recreation Committee. Public recognition and publishing of the winning essays will include acknowledgement on the Town of Northwood website and social media outlets.

For grades 1st-2nd,the work must consist of a picture or picture series accompanied by 1-5 sentences relating to the contest topic.

For grades 3rd-12th, the essay must be no more than 2 pages, typed using double-space or printed legibly. Students may select from any topic surrounding the writing contest essay theme and write about any fictitious or real story. Essays will be judged on the following criteria: Essay is focused and relevant to the indicated topic, and uses interesting details to support the topic. Essay is easy to follow and ideas flow throughout essay. Essay demonstrates a sense of connection with the topic, and personal/emotional connection is evident. Essay conveys vivid imagery through appropriate word choice. Appropriate sentence structure and grammar are used to support ideas.

** All entries must be from Northwood Residents**

All entries are due no later than February 4th, 2022. Winners will be notified the week of February 7th 2022

Entries can be returned via email to, returned to Northwood Town Hall or mailed to Northwood Recreation Dept 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261


Northwood Parks & Recreation Department

Registration is open!

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Ice Fishing Derby for kids (ages 16 and younger) - Saturday, Feb 26th @ Harvey Lake

Spring Archery Lessons (ages 8-88)

"Be Kind" Writing contest - (grades 1st-12th)

Easter Egg Hunt - (ages 10yrs and younger)

Mac & Cheese Throwdown - Date TBA

Sports Equipment Swap

Square Dancing - in the works!

Self Defense classes - in the works!

Northwood Recreation Committee members are needed!

Many more program & special events will be scheduled as improvements to the "CENTER SCHOOL" progresses. If you would like to assist please contact Scott Blewitt

If you are seeking further information on any of these program please email Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director at


Northwood Parks & Recreation Department


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*** YOGA for Beginners: If you are new to yoga, this is the place to learn the fundamentals and build a consistent and safe yoga practice. If you have been out of yoga for a while, this will help to reinforce those skills and re-learn the basics

Saturdays from 10:30-11:15AM 6 week session from April 2- May 7 $55 residents & $60 non-residents

*** VINYASA YOGA: Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced yoga, come to this class to move with your breath. Options and modifications will be taught for all levels

Thursdays from 8:15-9:15 AM 6 week session from April 7 - May 12 $55 residents & $60 non-residents

***KIDS YOGA: Classes are organized by age, to include age appropriate yoga foundations and skills.

Saturdays from 11:30-12:00 3 Week Session $25 res, $29 non-res

Ages 4-7 April 2, 9 and 16

Ages 7-10 April 23, 30 and May 7

Ages 10-13 May 14, 21 and 28

(minimum of 4 and a max of 12 students are needed for each class)

Questions? - Please contact Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director -

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Participant Registration

Most programs have a minimum number of participants needed in order for the program to run.  Please register early to help avoid program cancellations. 

How to Register

Download the registration form from the Files&Document tab above, print, complete, and return to the Recreation Department with a check payable to “Town of Northwood”. 

Three ways to return forms:

  1. Mail forms to Recreation Department, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261
  2. Drop forms off at the Town Hall in the main office, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 
  3. Drop forms in the drop box in front of the Town Hall before or after work hours.   

Photo Policy

We may take photographs and/or video of program participants for our marketing purposes only.  If you do not want your child to be photographed please note this on you Registration Form.

Returned Check Policy

A $30.00 processing charge will be assessed for any checks returned by your bank as not payable.

Recreation Scholarships

The Northwood Recreation Department tries to keep it’s program fees at an affordable level.  If you have an unusual family financial situation that limits participation due to the fee, please fill out the Scholarship Form.  Scholarships are available for many (but not all) youth programs.  Scholarships are not available to non-residents or for adult programs.