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And last, given that it's summer, why not meet at a restaurant and enjoy the great weather while it lasts? For instance, the Capitol Grille (Eagle Square) has an outside patio overlooking the fountain in the square. We can eat, drink and chat outside under umbrellas. Plus, the restaurant gets our business. Another place is the Fireside Restaurant. It overlooks a lake. (And still yet another option is to meet at a local park for a picnic.)
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Another option, especially if you'd like to meet during the work week, is to use a state government facility. For instance, the State Library has rooms. Ditto, Cultural Affairs. Ditto the Museum of NH History. They may allow us in at night if we book far enough in advance. And, more important, it's free.
Hi George! Thanks for organizing this group. If you're searching for a location to meet, I have a few ideas that may be of interest to you and the others. Border's (Ft Eddy Road) often hosts groups like this one. The drawback, of course, is that you're seated out in public. Some members may not want that kind of exposure (excuse the pun) when discussing their books or short stories.