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Town Crier for June 18, 2017


Saturday, June 17, 2017
ALLENSTOWNDraw with pastels

Bone Builders will be held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten St.

Gentle Chair Yoga will be on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great way to help with breathing techniques. For more information, call 485-4254.

Pastel drawing class will take place Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. with June Marie Garny at the Suncook Senior Center. The class run for six weeks. For more information, call 485-4254.

A cribbage tournament will be held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The entry fee is $1 and the event is lots of fun.

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Church Supper on Saturday in honor of St. John the Baptist feast day. The supper will be held in the parish hall and the cost is $7 per adult and no more than $20 per family. For more information, call 485-3113.

A concert to celebrate St. Jean Baptiste presented by Marie-Line Morin will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. inside the church. You will hear inspirational hymns and classic French love songs and much more. This event is a free will offering. For more information, call 485-3113.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVERHike around the pond

An ongoing poetry workshop for aspiring local writers will begin on Tuesday at the Andover Public Library and will continue on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. Leader Thom Smith of Andover envisions a combination of writing, reflection and reading of works-in-progress by members of the group. For more information, contact Thom at tsmith@kearsarge.org.

A hike around Elbow Pond is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., led by local outdoor enthusiast Lee Carvalho and sponsored by the Andover Institute. Free and open to the public, the walk will begin and end at a small parking lot on Elbow Pond Road, just short of a mile beyond its intersection with Route 11, east of town center. The walk, along forest trails, old logging roads and Class 6 town roads, is about four miles on mostly level ground. For more information, email andovercommunity03216@gmail.com.

Andover vendors who will take part in this year’s Wilmot Farmers Market, which opens on Saturday, include the Boston Hill Farm (vegetables, herbs and berries), Two Mountain Farm (vegetables) and Highland Lake Apple Farm (fruits, vegetables and homemade jams). The market will continue every Saturday through September from 9 a.m. to noon. More information can be found at WilmotFarmersMarket.com.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BARNSTEADMarch over to townparade for ‘60s band

Barnstead Farmers Market will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Check barnsteadfarmersmarket.club for details.

This Saturday at 6 p.m., please join the Mark Huzar with Carleton Page, a ‘60s type band at the Barnstead Parade for a family fun event. Bring dinner, your favorite chair and visit with you neighbors!

LORI MAHAR

269-2329

lorimahar@tds.net

BOSCAWENGain writing experience

Happy Fathers Day!

Attention flea market fans! The Boscawen Congregational Church at 12 High St., is hosting a market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Donna at 796-7011 if you would like to buy a space for $20 to sell your items.

The last day of school is Friday! If you are looking for summer activities for the kids, the Boscawen Public Library is ready with their Summer Reading Program. Sign up at their kick-off event on June 26 and receive a free gift (while supplies last). Earn prizes and eligibility for raffles when you meet the reading goals. Special events include a crafts workshop, pajama party, book club plus a magic show and build-a-fairy house for six weeks of fun. Additionally, there is free storytime and movement yoga for pre-school and elementary kids and their parents on Wednesdays, starting with the preview class on June 28. Regular classes will be held July 12 through Aug. 9. Call the library at 753-8576 for more information or check their website at boscawenpubliclibrary.org.

Are you curious about your family roots in the area? Boscawen Historical Society is open this summer, on every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and is full of information, photos and artifacts to aid in your search. They are located at 226 King St.

Writer’s Workshop Group will meet on June 26 at the Boscawen Public Library. Here is your opportunity to get feedback from published author, Mel Graykin, and other budding writers when you share your story.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOWTalk with candidates

There will be a N.H. Senate District 16 candidate event held at the Baker Free Library on June 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters and the library are holding a candidate “Meet and Greet” at 509 South St., and it is open to the public. Candidates David Boutin, Republican, Kevin Cavanaugh, Democrat and Jason Dubrow, Libertarian have been invited to take part. Following introductory statements by each candidate, the audience will be divided and candidates will rotate to each group for further questions. The special election to fill the seat of the late of Sen. Scott McGilvray will be July 25.

Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold their monthly meeting at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., on Tuesday at 1 p.m. They invite anyone who is interested in stamp collecting to attend, to share their interest, buy, sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues; gain new insight and knowledge, sharing news articles and stories about stamp collecting and learn about the latest cutting edge information on stamp collecting. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

There will be no regular Bow Garden Club meetings in the months of July and August. Garden club members and their guests will be gathering for their annual Progressive Dinner and Garden Tour on July 10 and will be taking the month of August off for vacations, etc. Please visit bowgardenclub.org for more information about the club and how to become a member. Regular monthly meetings will resume in September.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURYBBQ Taste of Summer

Book group will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Elkins Public Library. Copies of My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman are available. This is the annual potluck dinner meeting and will feature British recipes. Photojournalist and columnist Robert Azzi will be at the library for “Ask a Muslim” question and answer program on June 27. The kick off for summer reading program will be on June 29.

Canterbury Farmer’s Market is open each Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and this week features a community BBQ Taste of Summer! The barbecue is free and a chance to taste all that the market has to offer. Located at the side of the library in the center. See ccfma.net or Facebook for full schedule.

State reps Howard Moffett, Mike Moffett and Howard Pearl will host a Legislative Listening Session, open to all interested Canterbury and Loudon residents, at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the meeting house next to the new Elkins Public Library. They will entertain questions and discussion on all legislation considered by the legislature during the current term, including but not limited to the $11.8 billion biennial state budget. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Visit the historical society’s newly opened exhibit “A Trip Through Time on the Canterbury Railroad,” open Sundays noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit was put together by Canterbury historian Mark Stevens and members of the society.

The new history book launch will take place Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Canterbury Elementary School. Staying Small in a Century of Growth: Canterbury 1900-2000 by author Kathryn Grover, is a hardback publication with more than 600 pages and 200 photographs. The book launch will include a presentation from the author, an opportunity to ask questions and get books signed. The book will be available for purchase at the Country Store, the Elkins Public Library and at Canterbury Shaker Village, and at the Canterbury Fair, or online at canterburyhistory.org. The price is $40 plus $7 for shipping.

The Canterbury Fair will be held July 30. See town newsletter for contacts for donations or volunteering. Next committee meeting will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Parish House. Contact Lisa Carlson at 783-0335. Donations may be dropped off for both the What-Not Stalls and the book and multi-media sale at the Byre Barn, 112 SW Road, between 1 and 6 p.m. only please. Contacts are Stephanie Jackson at 783-0495 or Paul Lepesqueur at 783-4578. Bakers are needed for all the goodies on the bake table, contact Debbie Snow at 783-4187.

Parents wishing to register new students at Canterbury Elementary may come in anytime during regular hours through June or call for an appointment during July and August. If a child has attended kindergarten at CES this year, it is not necessary to register him/her for first-grade. There will be a kindergarten open house for parents and students on Aug. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Canterbury Shaker Village is looking for new seasonal staff for the Museum Store and Shaker Box Lunch. Visit shakers.org/about-us/employment for more details.

Loudon Food Pantry Spring fundraiser 50/50 raffle run throughout June. Tickets are available online or at the Food Pantry at 30 Chichester Road, Unit D, Loudon. Check website or call for open hours. See loudonfoodpantry.org for more information. Canterbury residents can donate at Elkins Public Library. For questions, call Sue at 724-9731.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTERLive and Let Live celebrates 20 years

On Monday, Lovers of the Chichester Library will meet at 7 p.m. As always, they are accepting new ideas and members.

Registration for the Children’s Summer Reading Program starts today. A list of events can be found at the library. Sign up is necessary for each event. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.” The program will run through Aug. 19 with weekly activities.

On Tuesday, selectmen will meet at town hall at 6:30 p.m.

Chichester Grange will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Grange Hall.

Knitting Circle will meet Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

The Agriculture Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

On Thursday, Cemetery Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. at town hall.

On Saturday, the Library Teen Advisory Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all teens in the area.

Chichester Fire Deptartment now accepts fire permits online. Access NHfirepermit.com for a burn permit.

There will be a basket-making class on June 28 at 6 pm. Sign-up is required. Call Lisa at the library at 798-5613. There is an $8 fee, payable at the time of the class. All materials and instructions are supplied. Space is limited.

Live and Let Live Farm’s Rescue and Sanctuary is celebrating their 20th year of rescuing animals at 20 Paradise Lane in Chichester. Guided tours are every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for those interested in adopting, volunteering or even just visiting the rescued animals.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTONCelebrate summer

Sixth-grade promotion ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Don’t forget the library’s book discussion on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be held off site. Call the library for details.

Thursday will be the last day of the school year. Students will be dismissed with an early release at 12:15 p.m.

Build a Better World, the library’s summer reading program, has sign up available the week of June 27. Pick up a reading log of your choice (there are no lofty goals). Enjoy your free fun programs and activities, and win some awesome prizes for participating. Take part in another extra special program of the library’s summer reading program. Students who read five books over the summer should come to the library to complete a form for two free tickets to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, plus a free pass to Canterbury Shaker Village!

Kick off the library’s Summer Reading Program on June 27 at 2 p.m. with the return of Dan the Awesome Balloon Man.

On June 28 at 10 a.m., Touch a Truck will be held at the library. Dunbarton’s finest heavy equipment and rescue vehicles will be there. Touch, sit in and honk horns. Parents must supervise.

June 28 is the next drop by at the library for Arts and Crafts at 1 p.m. Call the library for more information.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOMSwim lesson sign-up

Epsom sponsors American Red Cross Swimming Lessons to all Epsom children ages 5 and older. Please join us weekdays at Northwood Town Beach, July 17 through 28, daily. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. on July 17, followed by two hours of swim testing which will allow children to be placed in classes according to their skill level. On succeeding days, children will be enrolled in daily half-hour lessons, scheduled between 9 and 11 a.m. Children should come prepared to swim. Hair pulled back from faces, plenty of sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather. There is a $5 Red Cross registration fee for each child. If you need more information, contact Alison Parodi at alisonparodi@metrocast.net.

Storytimes at the library are Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs and do craft activities. June themes include pond life and flowers.

Lego Club at the library meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

No Toddler Time will be held during the summer beginning Tuesday through Sept. 5.

“Build a Better World” is the theme of this year’s adult reading program. A sign-up sheet will be available from Monday through the first week in July. Pick up a booklet with the schedule of programs.

Ever wonder what your cats like or if you’re giving them what they want and need as feline companions? On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Monique Chretien, an animal behavior consultant, will present a program that focuses on having a behaviorally healthy cat. Learn how to offer your feline friends the things they like from their points of view and how to help them act out their true feline ways.

Book discussion group will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. to discuss The Bridge Ladies, a memoir, by Betsy Lerner. Please note the time is changed this month to 6 p.m.

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Art exhibit “Through the Years,” featuring paintings by Manchester artist Frank Moulin, will be on display at the Epsom Library now until Aug. 8.

On Wednesday, the library will be showing the film The Last Word starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried. McLaine plays a retired business woman who likes to be in total control until she meets a young headstrong journalist (Seyfried) resulting in a life-altering friendship.

The Epsom Town Band will present it’s summer series of concerts on three Friday evenings, so mark your calendar for July 7, 14 and 24 and on Old Home Day, Aug. 12. Admission is free. All concerts are held at Webster Park on Route 28 in Epsom. Concerts start at 7 p.m., and on Old Home Day, concert starts at 6:30. Rain date is July 28 at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Penny Graham at 736-9044.

Board of Selectmen’s meeting will be on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at town offices.

Zoning Public Hearing will be held meet on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at town offices.

TERRY RIEL

c21rielt@metrocast.net

FRANKLINMeet new principal

There will be a meet and greet to welcome the newly hired principal of Paul Smith Elementary School on Monday at 5:45 p.m. at the middle school library. Ms. Blair will replace Michael Hoyt who will retire on June 30.

Whitewater rafting on the wet and wild Winnipesaukee River near downtown Franklin, will be held Saturday and Sunday. Participants under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Come by yourself, with a group or get a group together. Call Parks and Rec at 934-2118 to register.

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is seeking strong reusable grocery shopping bags with handles that can be shared for use instead of banana boxes for food distribution. Bring to the pantry during between 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 934-2662 for more information.

Franklin school board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school library.

Franklin Lions Club will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at The Soda Shoppe.

The Rotary Club is to meet Tuesday at noon at Pizza Chef. Contact Julie Buker at 934-0411.

Free lunches for all children under 18 will be offered Monday through Friday at Franklin High School from 12 to 12:30 p.m. beginning June 26. Lunches provided by Parks and Rec, Franklin High School and Twin Rivers Clergy Fellowship. Contact Krystal at 934-2118.

The TRIP Center will celebrate the first day of summer with a picnic at the center. Call 934-4151.

A barbecue at Griffin Beach will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the TRIP Center. Call 934-4151 if you need transportation.

Parks and Recreation has many offerings for youth over the summer. Stop by the office at Bessie Rowell Community Center or visit the City of Franklin website.

Eighth-grade graduation will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the middle school.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKERJoin theater camp

There are still a few positions open in the musical theatre camp at John Stark this summer. The show is Jackie and the Beanstalk and the camp runs from July 10 to 14. Visit alchemistsworkshop.org or contact Tom at dunn.t@comcast.net.

Monday is the last day of school with a 12:30 p.m. dismissal time. Tuesday is Voting Day on the JSRHS Teachers’ Contract from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Henniker Community School Gym.

Tuesday night’s free concert is “The Last Duo.” Music from Hank Williams through the Eagles to Imagine Dragons. At 7 p.m., Angela Robinson Bandstand will perform in Community Park. In case of rain, the program will be in Community Center. Visit henniker.org for more information.

The class of 2019 is hard at work now to fundraise to offset some or all of tuition and transportation expenses for their trip to ECamp in November. As part of these fundraising efforts the 6th grade class has complied $20 “Swag Bags” full of JSRHS items. If you wish to support, please send donation to HCS, 51 Western Ave.

Junior John Stark Generals Football and Cheer squads are now registering elementary and middle school students for their Fall season. Visit jsgfca.org for more information.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERINGRead to win prizes

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., traditional Irish music and songs of emigration will be performed by award-winning fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki at Fuller Public Library.

On Friday, Build a Better World summer reading program begins at Fuller Public Library. Sign up and keep track of your reading to win fabulous prizes. Weekly drawings will be held for adult and teen readers. Lots of programs are planned so stop in and pick up a schedule of events. Fun for all ages.

On June 27, the Sugar Hill Lupine Celebration will take place. Before taking in the dazzling array of lupines, GHSS participants will head to Polly’s Pancake Parlor forlunch followed by a stop at Harman’s Cheese and Country Store to sample cheeses and shop. Next, there will be a trek back to view the many acres of lupine and check out a special gift shop. The adventure only costs $15. Lunch is on your own. The group will be leaving Shaw’s at 9 a.m. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 or 724-5272.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKHelp send a childto summer camp

Contoocook Chamber of Commerce invites all business owners in Contoocook and Hopkinton to its “Business After Hours,” to be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Der Markt at Marklin on Riverside Drive in Contoocook. Please join us to meet and mingle with other business owners. Come see how the Chamber can benefit your company.

Senior Center Information is available at 746-2915. Senior lunch is at noon on Wednesday. A $4 donation is suggested.

Hopkinton Soccer Club is holding a second date for evaluations. Please register at hopkintonsoccerclub.com for Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to both girls and boys. For more information, contact Mark Rockwood at 344-5553 or rockwoodfamily@tds.net.

Come have fun this summer with the Hopkinton High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse players! All U9, U11, U13 and U15 boys are invited to participate in this great opportunity to develop their LAX skills by learning from and playing with the team. The camp will focus on stick work, positioning and techniques. The camp will run on three Saturdays, and your child can sign up for one, two or all three sessions. The dates are July 8, 15 and 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Houston Fields. All participants need to supply and bring their own equipment as well as lots of water. Registration proceeds will benefit the team so they can purchase new equipment. Register online at HopkintonRec.com.

The My School Color Run will be held this Friday at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds and is open to the public. This is an untimed fun race. Racers will pass through several color stations throughout the course and end with a color toss. Interested participants can register for the run by visiting hawksmscr.eventbrite.com. Anyone interested in more information can contact the HHBC at hopkintonbooster@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Booster Club.

Please help send a Hopkinton youth to summer camp. We have a number of families that would greatly benefit from camp scholarships this summer season. The Hopkinton Recreation Summer Camp will be starting the week of June 26. The cost for one week is $125, which is a reasonable price but out of reach for so many families. We also have several sports camps and swimming lessons. If you are able to help, please make checks payable to Town of Hopkinton Human Services with camp scholarship on memo line. Please mail to Hopkinton Human Services, 330 Main St., Hopkinton N.H., 03229.

Volunteers are still needed for sorting and other tasks for the upcoming Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library annual book sale. Call 746-3663 if you’d like to volunteer. The book sale will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a bag sale on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $3 a bag.

Contoocook Dance and Gymnastics of Contoocook will offer a morning and all day camp. One week options are available June 26 through July 14. Information can be found at 746-3282.

The Contoocook Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Depot in Contoocook Village. Music this week by Tongue and Groove. SNAP/EBT is accepted, and a local N.H. fish “CSA” sign up is available. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Fraud and Scam Awareness will be presented by the Hopkinton Police Department on Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Slusser Center. This is open to the public.

“Exploring New Zealand: Through Hiking the Aurora and Beyond” with backpacking ambassadors and former Hopkinton Recreation director Justin and Patrice La Vigne will be presented June 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hopkinton Town Library.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

PEMBROKEShop fresh veggies

These are some of the vendors at Pembroke’s Farmers Market held every Wednesday 4:30 to 7 p.m. behind Town Hall – Rockey Ole’ Farm, Deer Meadow Homestead, Toast & Jam, and Little Miss Design Management.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDCalling all crafters

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is 30 years old. Plans are being made to celebrate this wonderful milestone. If you attended PYW, worked at PYW, volunteered at PYW anytime over the past 30 years – they want to hear from you. PYW will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with an open house on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., with guided tours of the drop-in center, lots of photos and a display of our vision for the future. For more information, visit PYW’s website pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org or call 435-8272 and speak with Zach or Paula.

Save the date for Old Home Day on July 22. The theme of the day is “Pittsfield Goes to the Circus.” We would love to have all the organizations in town have a float in the parade. Contact Mark Riel at 435-6346 or amg1mar@metrocast.net to register your float.

The Annual Cook Off for Old Home Day this year will be your “Favorite Flavored Popcorn.” Please bring your best batch of any flavored popcorn to Dustin Park on July 22. Cash prizes for the winners! To register for the Cook-off, call Andi Riel at 435-6346.

A Pittsfield Community Garden committee has been formed and they will meet each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please attend the meeting.

Calling all Victory Workers 4-H Club alumni, current members and leaders. Join to celebrate the club’s 75 years this Saturday. Registration at 11 a.m., business meeting at 11:30 a.m., potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and kids games, social “hours” and sharing memories from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Riel’s Barn, 930 Catamount Road. For more information, contact Mark Riel at 435-6346.

It is time to pick Pittsfield’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. We need to know who you feel should be honored this year. Please send the name of your nominee and why you feel they should be honored to: Citizen of the Year, PO Box 173, Pittsfield N.H., 03263. A panel of former Citizens of the Year will choose this year’s honoree from the nominations submitted.

Pittsfield Balloon Rally’s Frank H. Donovan 5K race will be held Aug. 6 at 9 a.m., starting from Drake Field. Register at lightboxreg.com or paper app on the back of the brochure/available through Lightbox. Pre-registration cost is $20 and race day registration is $25 (cash only). Contact Keith and Libby Kun at 505-1636 or frank5krun@gmail.com with questions.

The Old Home Day Committee is looking for crafters and community organizations to join the fair. Community organizations can participate for free, and the vendor fee is $10. If you would like to set up a table or booth, contact Leslie Vogt at 435-7993 or lesliegvogt@gmail.com.

The PES Eighth-Grade Promotion will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. in the PMHS gym.

The Drake Field Summer Recreation Program is free to Pittsfield children in first- through eighth-grade. High school students are welcome to join in and help for community service credit. We are located at Drake’s Field and open Monday through Thursday, beginning June 26 and ending Aug. 3. The only cost is for admission is to some field trips, many are free. Breakfast and lunches will be provided free of charge. Good behavior is mandatory. Sign-up sheets will be sent home with school children soon. For more information, contact Mrs. Sawyer at 267-6733.

The Circle of Home and Family group will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. for their annual banquet.

The Josiah Carpenter Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level. For more information, contact Donna Keeley at keeledm@yahoo.com.

The PHS Class of 1969 is holding their 48th Class Reunion on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at Johnson’s Seafood and Steak in Northwood. RSVP by July 20. Contact Elaine Kimball Cannon on Facebook.

Josiah Carpenter Library Summer Reading Program will begin with a free performance by Steve Corning’s One Man Juggling and Entertainment Extravaganza! You’ll be amazed by fast-paced juggling routines, comedy magic and sideshow stunts. Following the performance a maximum of 30 youth will be able to take part in a juggling workshop that will introduce skills that can build to life-long exhilarating hobby. Please come and enjoy awesome juggling entertainment! No reservations are needed; the rain location is Pittsfield Elementary School. At the performance children will be able to register for Build a Better World, the library’s summer reading program which will continue through August 3rd. Visit the library any time to learn about scheduled activities and registration. Questions? Call 435-8406 or email librarydirector.jcl@gmail.com.

The Infant-Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Monetary and product contributions are most welcome. Please call the church to arrange for drop off at 435-7471. Please use the Chestnut Street entrance.

Congratulations to the Pittsfield Middle High School Varsity Boys Baseball team on a very successful season!

Grace Capital Church will be hosting a free family cookout on June 30 at 6 p.m. at Dustin Park. There will be burgers, hot dogs, kids games and music.

The Friday Night Kayak Group will meet every Friday at 6 p.m. at a different local location for a fun paddling trip. The group is open to everyone. Visit the website, huffnpuff.info for more information and location of the next trip and add your name to the email list or call Paul Oman at 435-7199.

The Pittsfield Wellness Coalition will meet on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pittsfield Middle High School Media Center. For more information, contact Susan Bradley at 494-1015 or sbradley@pittsfieldnhschools.org.

Last day of school is Tuesday. Enjoy your summer break!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Tina and Roger Metcalf on Friday. I hope you enjoy your special day.

Happy Fathers Day to my fabulous father-in-law, Leon Miller!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURYHappy Fathers Day!

Salisbury Community Church thanks everyone who helped and attended their fundraiser – Ham and Bean Supper last Friday.

Planning board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Selectmen will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Old Home Day is just around the corner – Aug. 11 and 12. Lots of time and commitment is put into this event and Nancy Hayden, chairwoman of the OHD Committee, welcomes anyone wishing to help make this yearly event a great one this year. So if you want to see what you can do to help, call Nancy at 648-2766.

Cemetery Trustees are looking for a person to step up and fill a recent vacancy until March 13, 2018. The three-year term will be on the town meeting ballot at that time, and the person filling the vacant position until then can run for the position. To express your interest or for further information, call 648-6321 or email kdownes@tds.net.

Happy Fathers Day to all our wonderful fathers!

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNERIdentify wild plants

Warner Service Club will host a Kick-off Potluck on Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., right after the farmers market. The club is focused on connecting town residents with all the volunteer opportunities in our vibrant, small town. This event will be an opportunity to to get to know many of the different clubs, organizations and groups in town and what services and events they provide. Plus, a great chance to celebrate community. Bring the whole family, bring a dish to share, and anything you wish to grill.

Schoodacs Coffeeshop hosts open-mic every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

As part of the free concert series in The Jim Mitchell Community Park, on the MainStreet Warner Stage, Lula Wiles and Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound 6 to 9 p.m. on June 30. All proficient vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters, the three women of Lula Wiles are each uniquely powerful in their own right; but combined, they are a force to be reckoned with. Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound is: “A talented and impressive young songwriter, singer, and musician from Long Lake whose latest recording has been well-received by listeners and whose next release is eagerly awaited” Mike Alzo, host of The Folk Show on NHPR. Go to mainstreetwarnerinc.org for full schedule.

The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon until October.

The Warner area Farmers Market is held every Saturday on the Town Hall green from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and Little Nature Museum will host a Edible Wild Plant Workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Museum on 18 Highlawn Road in Warner. The workshop will be presented by Rudy Bourget, an outdoor survival expert. Learn to identify and safely prepare wild edible plants and learn the basics of safe and responsible foraging. Also learn Native American uses for plants. Enrollment is limited to 20. Minimum age is 11; with an adult, age 9. The cost is $15 for members of either The Little Nature Museum or the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum; nonmembers, $20. Instructor, Rudy Bourget, has studied primitive outdoor and wilderness survival skills for over 20 years and has been active in Boy Scout and Cub Scout leadership training for over 20 years. Registration is required. To register, use the downloadable registration form at: littlenaturemuseum.org or call 746-6121.

Join MainStreet BookEnds in The Gallery on July 9 at 2 p.m. for a panel discussion and informational meeting about Medicare for all. View a short film, “Fix It,” about businesses struggling to keep up with the cost of employee health insurance. At the event will be representatives from the Granite State Physicians for National Health Program. Learn all the information you need on Medicare, what it is and isn’t.

On July 8 at 7 p.m. at Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St., Warner Historical Society will host their first of four national bestselling authors this summer, Anita Diamant, author of such books as The Red Tent and The Boston Girl. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds and the cost is $10. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEAREDistrict voting day

John Stark School District Voting Day, Session II, will take place Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Henniker Community School and Weare Middle School.

KATERI FITTS

kateritek@hotmail.com

WEBSTERComplete survey for future of the town

Please take a few minutes to complete the Town of Webster Master Plan survey. The survey is available on surveymonkey.com/r/Webster-Survey or you can obtain a hard copy of the survey at town hall or the library. Each resident or property owner 18 years of age or older is eligible and encouraged to participate. Webster plan is being updated and your opinion on the future direction of the town is important.

Extra activities at the Webster Elementary School this week include the fifth-grader’s class trip to the Flume and Cannon Mountain on Monday. Wednesday is Field Day at the school and Friday is the last day of school before summer vacation. Remember, report cards will be going home today. Enjoy your summer.

There will be a community public supper Saturday night. Roast pork and gravy dinner with assorted salads, baked beans, hot vegetables, hot or cold drinks, homemade rolls and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children up to age 12. Proceeds benefit Webster church and Womens’ Union Group.

Pennies from Heaven Farm will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net