Sports Clubs, Social Clubs & Community Outreach
Chester offers a wealth of clubs to join that offer diverse fun for the whole family! Get out of the house and get involved! Listings on this page are FREE for any organization or group wanting to list their contact information. To list an event for the Community Events page, please visit the Submit Information page for guidelines.
American Legion Post 108
The American Legion holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7p.m. at the American Legion post in Chester. The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill.
Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
American Legion Auxiliary Forsaith-Drowne Unit 108
The American Legion Auxiliary is a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of ladies who have family members who have served, or currently are serving, in the US military. Our volunteers participate in programs serving our Veterans, Seniors, Children, and our Community. Unit 108 meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108
Julie Sprague, President
PO Box 28
Chester, NH 03036
Chester Food Pantry: (603) 887-4799
The food pantry is located at the Chester Congregational Church in the vestry. Open from 9 AM to 1 PM on the 4th Saturday of each month. Also, Bakery items are donated by Hannaford’s of Londonderry on Tuesday mornings to the Wason Pond Community Center, 603 Raymond Road, at 10:00 AM.
To arrange another time to pick up from the Food Pantry, call:
Cindy McLaughlin, Coordinator – 887-4626
Clothes Closet: (603) 887-4979
Please come and visit the Chester Clothes Closet at the Chester Town Hall address in the building to the right of the Police Station. Chester residents who can use clothing, coats, and other items are welcome to come and see what is there waiting for them.
We accept usable, good condition clothing within the town to be offered to Town residents who can use them. Non clothing items to be recycled can be donated to the swap shop at the transfer station.
Barbara Dolloff, Volunteer Coordinator
The Chester Historical Society: (603) 887-3738
The Chester Historical Society exists to promote the study of the history of Chester, and the preservation of that history through the collection and protection of historical matter. The history of the Town of Chester is vast, and the Society is committed to the preservation of this knowledge, of the Town’s antiquity, and supports the continuing education of the community about its ever evolving heritage. NEW Updated Website!
The Chester Historical Society holds bi-monthly meetings (January, March, May, July, September, November) on the 4th Tuesday, at 7:00 P.M., at Stevens’ Memorial Hall, at the crossroads of Rts. 121, and 102, in Chester. Membership is open to all individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. The Society’s Office and Exhibits at Stevens’ Memorial Hall are open on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Contact: (603) 887-3738
Jean Methot, President
Don Brown, Vice President
Gary Van Geyte, Treasurer
Judy Pepper, Secretary
Web Anderson & Gen Rowell, Historians
Jackie Brown, Advertising/Website/Scarecrows
Friends of The Chester Library (603) 887-8110
The Friends of the Chester Library are a volunteer group that support the Chester Public Library by fundraising and hosting programs for the benefit of the Library in conjunction with the Staff and the Board of Trustees. We are the Library’s primary source of nontax dollars, help promote literacy and offer community programs/events to benefit all Chester residents.
Contact: (603) 887-8110
Co-President, Ellen Phillips – 887-8110 or 781-223-2773
Co-President, Melissa Munroe
Secretary, Sandra Mullen
Treasurer, Kim LeMieux
Meet on the First Wednesday of Every Month (excluding July and August) at 7pm at the Library Meeting Room. Public is welcome.
The Chester Senior Citizens: (603) 887-5034
The Chester Senior Citizens have been meeting regularly for over 20 years years. Monthly Pot Luck Lunches, Bingo, Guest Speakers and Outings. General Activities and Newsletter: www.chesterseniors.org. Our newsletter is produced quarterly, and can be found in the lobby of the Town Offices, and at the Library, and on our website. It includes recipes, book reviews, local news highlights, humor, and more! The Website and online newsletter are updated regularly…check it out!
Chester Seniors please join us for Coffee Hour on Tuesdays at 9 AM at the Wason Pond Community Center, 603 Raymond Road. There is always a representative of the Chester Seniors there for new members to come and enjoy the Center! Mondays include Tai Chi in the AM, cribbage & other card games, and bingo in the afternoon. Tuesday AM is coffee hour, afternoons open for any activity. Wednesdays designated as Movie day, Thursdays, Whist and other games or activities. The Community Center has a reading library, and two computers with high speed cable internet access for the seniors use. Outing ideas and their annaul schedule can be accessed online at www.chesterseniors.org
Chester Soccer Club: (603) 887-5773
Contact: Michelle Trask
President: Michelle Trask
Vice President/Director of Ops: Ralph Titone
Secretary: Liz Casey
Treasurer/Registrar: Al Duhaime
Challenger Coordinator: Scott Harrington
Recreation Commission Representative: Michelle Trask
Delegate at Large 1: Chris Perfetto
Delegate at Large 2: Cory Bergevine
Delegate at Large 3: Leslie Hammond
Delegate at Large 4: Matt Watson
Chester Baseball/Softball League
Please visit our website for all related information.
The Chester Lions Club:
Contact: Colleen Towle, President
Phone: (603) 887-3183
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Stevens Hall at 7 PM, and the 3rd Thursday at Wason Pond Community Center at 7 PM.
The Chester Dancers is a dance program dedicated to serving the children of Chester and the surrounding area. Classes are free of charge. Shoes and leotards belong to the organization and are loaned to the children for their use. The underlying premise of the organization is that no child should be denied access to classical training on the basis of income. Classes are for serious dance students. See website for more details.
There are two performances a year, in the spring and for Christmas, with costumes provided and no charges for participation or attendance at the shows. We exist on donations from parents and interested parties and occasional fund raisers. Classes are taught by Margaret Voss, former professional dancer, with many years experience in training children for the performing arts.
Meet regularly in Stevens Memorial Hall
The Rockingham Herb Society: (603) 887-3842
The Rockingham Her Society welcomes new members. This is a non profit organization where knowledge is shared through fun and participation. The society keeps abreast of advances in herbal and vegetative studies. The group is open to anyone interested in herbs and gardening. To be a member, a garden is not required. Programs, workshops, guest speakers and field trips fill our calendar of events, as well as community activities and chartiable contributions.
Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of every month Feb.-Dec. at the Stevens Memorial Hall in Chester, NH unless otherwise noted on our calendar due to a field trip etc. For more information please contact the Rockingham Herb Society at P.O. Box 98, Chester, NH or Jackie Brown at 887-3842.
Girl Scouts: (603) 552-5766
Chester, NH Girl Scouts are part of the Girl Scouts of Swift Water Council, Region 5. We currently have 11 Troops in Chester covering all age levels from Daisy through Senior. Join in!
Sara Eno, Girl Scout Volunteer
104 Lady Slipper Ln.
Chester, NH 03036
Susan DiSalvo, Volunteer Support Coordinator
Cub Scouts Pack 163: (603) 887-7345
Boy Scouts Troop 163: (603) 370-1656
Boy Scout programs.
Jim Neal – Scoutmaster
Meetings are Monday night at 7pm in the Multi Purpose Room.
Chester Rod & Gun Club: (603) 887-4629
Located on Rod & Gun Club Road.
Chester Playground – Located at Wason Pond.
Upon completion of the playground, the MOMS Club gifted the equipment to the town, so it’s now town property. Any questions should be directed to town officials.