The town funds lessons for children aged 3 - 8th grade. Lessons are typically near the end of June/early July and run for 2 weeks, a total of 8 sessions. Bus transportation is provided. If you have questions, please call Judy Martin at 603-991-9948.
For boys in 6th - 12th grade, or ages 11-18, Boy Scouting builds character and leadership. Boys form patrols and elect their own leaders. Troop 209 covers Monroe and other towns and meets Wednesday nights in Littleton.
The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serve NH & VT. Girls ages 5-17 are encouraged to develop their leadership potential thru activities that enable them to discover their values, skills and world around them. For info, call Donna Thompson, 444-0038, or see website.
Hunt Mountain 4-H Club
Active 4H Club with programs in gardening, textiles, design, nutrition, posters and more. Club meets at Town Hall first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. We are part of Grafton County 4H, which runs many county-wide programs listed here. For more info or to join, call Jessica at the Library, 638-4736.
The Historic Society owns the "Grange Hall", at the bottom of Grange Hall Road and Rt. 135. The group is on hiatus until there are more members. To voice your interest, contact Charles Hammer, 638-4104.
McLure's Alumni Band
From the 1930's until the 1960's, George McLure was a force to be reckoned with. A music and instrumental teacher for many area schools, he was the driver behind McLure's Marching Bands. George's bands won state and regional competitions, performed several times in Washington D.C., and began a strong music tradition that is still evident today in Monroe. The band officially retired in 2014, but there is a fascinating history of McLure's Bands available at the Monroe Town Library.
Meet the 2nd Monday of each month from October - May at the Town Hall. They provide annual scholarships to 2 high school students, and sponsor many town events such the basketball tournament, Halloween night party, and a raffle. Plus, when they meet, they have snacks. For more information, call Maynard Farr at 638-2612.
Monroe Bumper Humpers
This active snowmobile club has roughly 40 members. Call Donna Mitton for more information, 638-2639.
Want to walk but not in the snow or the rain? Walkers use the Town Hall weekdays at 8 am to keep fit (and dry!) More info, call Marilyn at 638-2699.
This low-impact weight training class is a great way to increase strength, bone density, and improve balance. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 am at Town Hall. Led by trained volunteer leaders. Cost is .50 per class.
The Back Shed String Band
One of Monroe's 'hidden gems', this acoustic group gathers most Friday nights in, literally, a shed at the back of a house on Plains Road (roughly across from where Coppermine Road meets Plains Road.) They play bluegrass, folk, and "Americana". Check out their Facebook page or stop by on a Friday night and enjoy. Free, laid back, and fun.
"Taking Off Pounds Sensibly" meets at the Library on Thursday nights at 6 pm. Fees are just $26 per year and $3 per month - a whole lot less expensive than Weight Watchers and right here in town. For men and women who want to lose weight and then keep it off. More info, call Barb Frost, 638-4416, visit tops.org or find them on Facebook.
Summertime Marching Band
The Summertime Marching Band picks up where McLure's left off, helping to maintain a strong tradition of music in Monroe. They play accessible, mostly traditional songs like Grand Old Flag, or When the Saints go Marching In, and appear in area parades like the Woodsville-Wells River Fourth of July Parade, Lisbon Lilac Festival, and so forth. All ages are welcome. You don't have to be an "expert"! The band practices in the Monroe Town Hall one evening a month. For more info, call Mary Choate, 603-638-4903, or message their FB page, here.