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Town Crier for July 16, 2017


Saturday, July 15, 2017
ALLENSTOWN Trek to New York

The summer office hours for St. John the Baptist Church are Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Closed on Wednesday and open on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 1 p.m. These new hours are from now to the week of Sept. 4.

The cribbage club will meet on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Pokeno will hold its spirited game at 10 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center on Wednesday. For more information, call Nan at 485-4254.

The Suncook Seniors Day Trip to the Clambake Restaurant in Scarborough, Maine, will be on Aug. 25 from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. You will also visit the Nubble Lighthouse, When Pigs Fly Bakery and Johnson’s Ice Cream. The cost is $79 per person and for more information, call Priscilla at 485-3515.

The Suncook Senior Center and Royal Tours presents a Fall Foliage overnight trip to Lake George and Saratoga, N.Y., from Sept. 17 to 19. The cost of this package is $429 for couples or $519 per person. The trip includes transportation, two nights lodging, a visit to Prospect Mountain and a tour of Saratoga and Saratoga Casino. Please call Priscilla at 485-3515 for more information about the trip.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER Black heritage trail makes stop in town

Those with an interest in the Black Heritage Trail and its future stop in Andover to honor famed African-American magician Richard Potter, as well as in Africa today and African-American history in general, are invited to a gathering at The Old Firehouse, 5 Campground Road in Wilmot today, beginning at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge. Making short presentations will be JerriAnne Boggis, executive director of the Black Heritage Trail; and Gary Samson, recently retired head of photography at NHIA and a member of the Ghana Photographers Roundtable, which produced a 2007 collection of photographs published as “Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited.” For directions or more information, contact Dana Dakin at 748-0053 or dd@danadakin.com.

The newly formed Halcyon Poetry Guild, an informal group of writers (and would-be writers) of poetry, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Andover Public Library, located in the Town Office Building, Main Street. This month’s meeting will feature readings by attendees on the theme of “roots.” Those who attend are invited to read one or more poems of their own; those wishing only to listen are also welcome. For more information, contact Thom Smith at tsmith@kearsarge.org.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BARNSTEAD Shop veggies at market

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, please visit the Barnstead Farmers Market. The veggies are here! Music will be provided by Mathew Gestewitz! Shop local, shop fresh, shop the local farmer!

This Saturday at the parade, join Wayne Potash for an engaging play-along performance just for the kids! Bring the family, your dinner and your favorite chair to the Barnstead Parade at 6 p.m.

LORI MAHAR

269-2329

lorimahar@tds.net

BOSCAWEN Fun activities at library

Summer fun continues at the Boscawen Public Library. On Monday, children and their parents are invited to a Pajama Party with stories and snacks that will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wear your comfy jammies and bring your teddy bear if you wish. Free to preschool and elementary age kids and their parents is the kids Storytime and Movement Yoga on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon through Aug. 9. The Kids Book Club, for first- through fifth-graders, meets weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. through Aug. 3. Coming on July 24, a Magic Show with George that will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this fast-paced show that combines magic, humor, storytelling and with plenty of audience participation. The Adult Book Discussion group will meet on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to talk about two books, The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line, a mystery by Richard Yancey and Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes a novel by Betsy Woodman.

The Stuck in Time Band will take the stage at the Summer Concerts in Boscawen on Thursday. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is held on the grounds of the Boscawen Municipal Town Complex Field at 116 N. Main St. If the weather is inclement, the concert will be rescheduled. Check the Boscawen Parks and Recreation Committee page on Facebook or their committee on the website at townofboscawen.org for more information.

Curious about the history of Boscawen and the surrounding towns? The Boscawen Historical Society is the place to go and they are open on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. until October. The society is located at 266 King St. Be sure to stop by to check out the museum exhibits, old photos, artifacts and documents and books. The volunteers work diligently to preserve the history of Boscawen and meet monthly.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

CANTERBURY Gather at the market

Canterbury Farmers Market gathers each Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the side of the Elkins Library in the Center. This week’s theme will be “We are Eggs-ellent,” featuring all the local duck, chicken and turkey eggs and products. Music by special guest Jordan Tyrrell-Wysocki. See ccfma.net or Facebook page for full schedule.

Visit the Canterbury Historical Society’s newly opened exhibit “A Trip Through Time on the Canterbury Railroad,” at the Elkins Memorial Building, open each Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit was put together by Canterbury historian Mark Stevens and members of the society. Copies of the Canterbury history book, Staying Small in a Century of Growth: Canterbury 1900-2000 by author Kathryn Grover are now available at the Country Store, the Elkins Public Library and at Canterbury Shaker Village, at the FOEPL table at the farmers markets, and also at the Elkins Memorial Building during the Canterbury Fair, or online at canterburyhistory.org. Price is $40 plus $7 for shipping.

Elkins Public Library Trustees will meet Monday at 7 p.m.

The summer reading program “Make a Better World” will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. This week, “Explore and Transform,” activities and crafts involving the themes of conservation and nature! See town email or elkinspubliclibrary.org for more details and other regular programs.

Canterbury Fair 2017 will be held July 29. Contact Lisa Carlson, fair chairwoman, at 783-0335. The last Fair Committee meeting will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Parish House. Donations may be dropped off for both the What Not Stalls and the Book and Multimedia Sale at The Byre barn, 112 SW Road, Canterbury, between 1 and 6 p.m. only please. Contacts for Book and Multimedia 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. Volunteers also needed for collecting and organizing material on donation days: Wednesday, Saturday and July 26, and for setting up for the fair on July 28 and closing down at the end of the fair on the afternoon of July 29. Also on Fair Day at 9 a.m., Canterbury Woodchuck Classic 5K Road Race and 2K Chipmunk Scramble Kids Race will take place. Register online at runreg.com/canterbury-woodchuck-classic-5k, or in person on race day starting at 8 a.m. Registration for the race is $20 for the 5K and $1 for the kids fun run.

Canterbury Shaker Village will offer a Textiles Tour on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m., an opportunity to tour the Spin Shop, Laundry and Sister’s Shop and to learn about the changes in the products that the Sisters manufactured over two centuries. Free with general admission ticket. Later Wednesday, a Member’s Garden Party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring tour and treats from garden produce, $7 for non-members (can be applied towards membership) and free for members. And, a “Move Towards Wellness Retreat” will take place July 28 to 29. It will include yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes in the meeting house, and guided tours and time for reflection. Further details can be found at shakers.org.

Canterbury 4-H Rascals will be working on exploring the N.H. Society for the Protection of Forests land, fabric cover work and kayaking during the summer. The meetings resume on Sept. 5 and 11. New enrollees may participate during the summer, too. Contact Laura Crockford at 540-9877 or at canterburyrascals4H@gmail.com for further information.

The deadline for registering dogs has passed! Residents need to register their dogs at the Town Clerk’s office during hours.

Canterbury Fiddlers will perform Aug. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. More information to come in August. Email teresawyman@comcast.net with questions.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTER Learn basket-making

On Tuesday, selectmen will meet at the Town Offices at 6:30 p.m.

Chichester Central School invites parents and community members to meet and discuss their vision of a Chichester School graduate. Please come for coffee and donuts at the school from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday for this discussion.

On Wednesday, the Evening Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. This month, they will discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Come join in and help pick the book for next month.

The Knitting Circle will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the library Wednesday. Open to everyone with lots of chatting about world events included!

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

The Grange will not have a formal meeting on Wednesday, but will have dinner at Makris Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, the Heritage Commission will meet at the library at 7 p.m. The Heritage Commission has received a $1,500 “Community Fund Grant” from the Globe Community Fund of the N.H. Charitable Foundation. The grant money will be used toward the purchase of a gazebo for the greenspace being developed at Town Hall. The gazebo will be used for a variety of future events as work continues to create a village center again. If you would like to be part of the planning, call Lucille Noel 798-5709 or email Michelle Plunkett at Mplunkett57@gmail.com or stop by the meeting of the Heritage Commission.

Sign up now for a basket-making class at the library on July 24 at 6:30 p.m. The project will be a large farmers market basket with a Williamsburg handle. Please call the library at 798-5613 for info on what to bring and reserve your space. The cost is $21. Last day to sign up is Friday.

The Chichester Agricultural Commission is sponsoring a farmers market on July 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Town Hall parking lot. A free space is available (first come, first served basis) open to all local farmers/residents to sell agricultural items/produce such as flowers, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, dog treats and a variety of garden related items. To reserve a booth, contact chichester-agcom@yahoo.com.

The Chichester Garden Club will hold its Historic Chichester Garden Tour on July 29 and 30. Registration for reservations is recommended and can be made online at chichestergardens@yahoo.com. Complete information can be found in Thursday’s edition of the Suncook Valley Sun.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTONSpy on night sky

On Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the library, join Beginning Tai Chi on the lawn. Bring water and wear comfy clothes. This program is suited best for teens and adults. Hosted by by the Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion.

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session for corrections to the checklist on Wednesday from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office.

On Thursday at 8:30 p.m., join the N.H. Astronomical Society inside first for a brief talk on the night sky and upcoming solar eclipse. Then, go outside and view the night sky through powerful telescopes generously provided by N.H. Astronomical Society members. This is a worthwhile family friendly event. Please let the kids stay up late! (Rain date July 27 at 8:30 p.m.)

Raptor Rapture will be July 25 at 2 p.m. at the library. Hosted by the N.H. Audubon Society.

On loan this month from the N.H. State Library’s Maker Toy Library: Gears, gears, gears! Come on down and see what you can make!

Dunbarton Public Library offers library patrons reimbursement of museum admissions up to $30 per visit. There is a limit of three visits per family, per year. Any museum in New England qualifies for reimbursement. Reimbursements will only be given while funds are available. Receipts must be received within one month of the visit.

A special state election for District 16 (Bow, Candia, Dunbarton and Hooksett) will be held July 25 at the Community Center. Polling hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Linda Landry, Town Clerk, if you have questions at townclerk@dunbartonnh.org or 774-3547, ext. 107.

A message from our police department: Parties unknown are dumping their trash in our town again. A resident reported some TVs dumped on Ray Road near the gate to the pit. If anyone knows who dropped them off please call our dispatch number at 224-1232. Transfer station staff will be picking them up. Thank you Woodie and crew! If anyone on Ray Road has video that covers the street, please take a look over the weekend. If anyone is installing a video system and is close to the road, please consider pointing one camera to cover the road.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOMBuild a building

Storytimes: 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 is held Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Bone Builders will take place on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m.

On Monday at 6:30 p.m., Beauty and the Beast will be presented by the Hampstead Stage Company. Join them for this wonderful theatre event for the whole family! Refreshments will be served.

On Tuesday at 11 a.m., create your own recycled building or structure. Young children are invited to join the library for a fun project using all kinds of recycled materials! Please bring donations of materials to share. Snack lunch, drinks and fruit will be provided.

On Friday at 6:30 p.m., teen movie Saban’s Power Rangers, rated PG 13, will be shown, including pizza and drinks! Donations of chips and desserts are appreciated. Sign up is encouraged. Contact Mrs. Benner at 736-9920.

Epsom Old Home Day will be Aug. 12 and 13. The theme this year is “Sprouts to Adults.” Anyone interested in participating and/or to register for our parade of antique and classic cars on the Aug. 12 or to help with this years event, contact Georgia Perry at 736-8802. For booth info, contact Dick Frambach at 736-9295. On Aug. 13, the 4K Road Race and 2K walk will be sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. The deadline for your Citizen of the Year letter is July 28. Send all mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Road, Epsom, N.H. 03234.

The Epsom Town Band will present it’s last free summer series of concerts on and on Old Home Day on Aug. 12. It will be held at Webster Park on Route 28 in Epsom. Concerts starts at 6:30 p.m. The band will perform a variety of music including Broadway selections, marches, light classical, patriotic tunes under the leadership of Jim Lukeman. The bank draws musicians from several local towns and is celebrating its 126th year! Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and plan to attend. For more information, please contact Penny Graham at 736-9044.

Epsom sponsors American Red Cross swimming lessons to all Epsom children ages 5 and older. Lessons will start on Monday. Please join us weekdays at Northwood Town Beach Monday through July 28 daily. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday 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. Children will learn swimming and safety skills. Epsom has had a successful swimming program for many years thanks to the dedicated teachers, aides and families who know how important it is to teach children how to swim and about water safety. We hope to see you at the beach. If you need more information please contact Alison Parodi at alisonparodi@metrocast.net

Board of selectmen will meet on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at town offices.

Happy birthday wishes to my daughter Crystal Riel Foster and Mike Crowley on Tuesday, and Sonia Noyes on Thursday! May you all have wonderful celebrations!

TERRY RIEL

c21rielt@metrocast.net

FRANKLINMusic in the park

The Franklin Farmer’s Market provides healthy offerings from local growers/producers. Visit the market every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin Regional Hospital Lawn, 15 Aiken Ave. SNAP via EBT card as well as credit and debit cards can be used for your purchases. Call 934-2060, ext. 8369 or visit Franklin Farmers Market on Facebook.

Music in the Park this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo at Odell Park will feature Bob Rutherford, vocal and guitar. Bob is no stranger to Franklin audiences with a rich voice and talent for composing. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live entertainment along the banks of the beautiful Winnipesaukee River. Concerts are free. Visit franklinoperahouse.org for summer schedule or pick up a program guide for the 2017-18 season. Thanks to Watts Water Technologies for their sponsorship of this series. In case of rain, concerts will be at the Opera House.

Register in advance for “Prevent T2 Diabetes Program.” You can prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. Learn more at a free information session Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Franklin Regional Hospital or Aug. 1 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lakes Region General Hospital. The full 16-week session will cost $25. Registration required by calling 527-7120.

Diabetes Self Care Workshop is a free six-week class focusing on monitoring blood sugar, stress management, goal setting and more. Program will run July 24 through Aug. 28, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Franklin Savings Bank Community Learning Center, 61 Laconia Road, Tilton. To register, call 527-7120.

FACT, Franklin Area Children’s Theatre, will present The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White on July 26 at 1 p.m. and July 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at franklinoperahouse.org or at the box office one hour prior to the performance. Don’t miss this presentation of the culmination of the first drama camp of this summer.

The Junior Youth Group of Franklin will meet this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Contact Karen Darling at 918-1998 for information.

Peabody Home is hosting its annual Garden Party on Aug. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. Open to the public, enjoy the gardens, food, drink and live music performed by local musician Jackie Lee. Call 934-3718 for questions and bring a friend.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEAREThrift shop is open

The New Life Thrift Shop in Henniker is open for the rest of the summer at the usual hours (Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Call 428-7222 for information.

The N.H. UCC Conference would like to borrow some quilts for the October annual meeting. If you have one or more they could borrow, please contact the Rev. Bob Marrone at 428-4578.

Do you have a child in the fifth- to eighth-grade who would be interested in a three-day field hockey camp? The dates are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 3 to 5 p.m. at JSRHS on the JV soccer fields. Interested families can reach out to JSRHS senior Abbey Jensen at fieldhockeycamp18@gmail.com to sign up. Registration will also be available the day of the clinic.

Tuesday night’s 7 p.m. free Henniker concert will be Honest Millie playing and singing stellar female harmonies from the 1930s to the 50s. In case of rain, the concert will be moved into the Community Center.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERINGTake a river walk

TV Trivia continues in an evening session at Fuller Public Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded!

Build a Better World at Fuller Public Library on Thursday at 2 p.m. Play giant Jenga and find out how you stack up!

Join the Hillsborough Historical Society for a Contoocook River Walk with Marian Baker on Thursday at 7 p.m. Learn about the river’s far-reaching importance to the communities it runs through. Baker has long been associated with a broad range of New Hampshire history. She is a respected lecturer and authority on this river’s conservancy as well as on the Quaker movement here and abroad, as well as other topics. All will greatly enjoy Baker’s wealth of knowledge. Meet at Butler Park. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your bug spray! Admission free for HHS members; $5 recommended donation for the general public.

Summertime and the listening is easy … in Butler Park. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket, a friend and some bug spray to the corner of Main and Central streets from 7 to 8 p.m. for a free Thursday in the Park Concert. This Thursday, Kan Tu Blues will be playing high energy blues with an occasional country song. Bad weather? No problem! Concerts will take place across the street in the lower level of Smith Memorical Church.

On Sunday at 10 a.m., the Revs. Charles and Elizabeth Hambrick Stowe from Wheaton, Ill., and Deering will lead the service. All are welcome.

On Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Deering Town Hall, 762 Deering Center Road, Nancy Cowan, master falconer and head of the New Hampshire School of Falconry, will discuss and sign copies of her book Peregrine Spring: A master falconer’s extraordinary life with birds of prey. Meet Nancy and the school peregrine falcon, Banshee. For more information, contact Gary Samuels at samuelspatty@gmail.com This event is sponsored by the trustees of the Deering Public Library Deering.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOK Donate blood, get ice cream treat

Congratulations to the Lily Butcher, Maggie Cooper, Jake Gelinas, Izzy Holmes, Abby Hughes and Gwynna Macey of Easy Riders 4-H Club. Today is their final day at the N.H. State Equine event at the Deerfield Fairgrounds. They qualified as delegates to represent Merrimack County.

Alchemists’ Workshop has started off their summer camps built around original works of musical theatre. This Friday, The Last Great Audition will be presented at 7 p.m. at Hopkinton High School. For more information, email dunn.t@comcast.net or go to the 17-year-old award winning company’s website alchemistsworkshop.org.

The Carter Mountain Brass Band returns to the Lewellen Bandstand in Contoocook on Sunday at 3 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be in the Slusser Senior Center.

The Hopkinton Recreation Department has started the “Friends of Hopkinton Recreation” group! The department offers many fun family, community and recreational events and activities and we invite you to join our team of volunteers. For more information on how you can join, email us at Recreation@Hopkinton-NH.gov.

Senior Center information is available at 746-2915. Senior lunch will be at noon on Wednesday. A $4 donation is requested. Menu include sausage, peppers and onions on roll, mac and cheese, vegetables and brownie a la mode.

The Contoocook Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the Depot in Contoocook Village from 9 a.m. to noon. Music this week provided by Don Bartenstein. SNAP/EBT is accepted.

American Red Cross blood drive will be held at Hopkinton Town Library (61 Houston Drive, Contoocook) on Monday from 10 to 4 p.m. Every donor will receive a free single scoop ice cream cone from Gould Hill! To make an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org or phone 1-800-redcross or drop in!

Soccer camp sponsored by Hopkinton Soccer club will run July 24 to 28. Register at hopkintonsoccerclub.com. For questions or additional information, reach out to Mark at 344-5553 or rockwoodfamily@tds.net.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

PEMBROKE Dancers at Disney

Lisa Drouin Goff’s Turning Pointe Center of Dance recently had the honor of performing at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The 11 member performance team of local dancers danced a 25-minute show full of upbeat music and dance styles. The dancers: Emily Delia, Corinne Dion, Ashley Francois, Jayla Hogan, Madison Hogan, Ella Krochmal, Emma Mannion, Kirsten Rasmussen, Brookelyn Rice, Morgan Tyler and Kaitlin White, enjoyed their trip and private dance workshop with a Disney performer.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD Join the festivities at Old Home Day

Pittsfield Old Home Day will be Saturday. “Pittsfield Goes to the Circus” is the theme of the day and there are lots of things to do – please be sure to come to Main Street and Dustin Park and show your support. Here’s what’s going on:

On Friday, the Suncook Valley Rotary Club will be sponsoring a free outdoor movie, Dumbo at Drake Field at 8:30 p.m. Bring your blanket and chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Also on Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., stop in at St. Stephen’s Church to place your bids on their fabulous Silent Auction items.

On Saturday, Main Street will be closed from 8 a.m. until after the parade. From 7 to 10 a.m., breakfast will be served at the Park Street Baptist Church. Cost is by donation. Starting at 9 a.m., St. Stephen’s Church Fair will be held including a silent auction, baked goods and Joe’s Famous hot dogs and lots of other food.

A Community Fair at Dustin Park with vendors and local organizations will have booths set up on Saturday. There will be a free kids craft table, carnival games, face painting, prizes in the sawdust and a bubbles station. Music will be provided by Don Smith. Community organizations can participate for free, and the vendor fee is $10. If you would like to set up a table or booth, please contact Leslie Vogt at 435-7993 or lesliegvogt@gmail.com.

A car show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Come to Main Street and check out the cars. All are invited to bring their classic, vintage or hot rod car or truck – no entry fee. The first 60 participating cars will receive a $5 voucher good at select vendors at Old Home Day. Cars and trucks are invited to join in the parade at 1 p.m.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club is sponsoring the “Best Flavored Popcorn” Cookoff on Old Home Day. There is still time to register – create your best batch of flavored popcorn and bring it to the 4-H booth at Dustin Park by 9 a.m. on Saturday. The public will taste them all and vote for their favorite. Cash prizes (first $75, second $50, third $25) will be awarded to the winners. To register, call Andi Riel at 435-6346.

The Historical Society on Elm Street will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Stop by and check out all the great local artifacts on display.

Jackie Lee will provide music from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on Main Street.

Artsfest (Family Circus Show) will be set up in Dustin Park – they will feature aerial tricks, trapeze acts, hooping and more. They will have mini shows and then there will be chances for kids to try a trick. Watch for jugglers and stilt-walkers too!

Tricky Dick’s Magic Show will be in Dustin Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

JuJuBee the Clown will be on site making free balloon art for kids Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At about 10:30 a.m., a pie eating contest, water balloon toss, sack race and three-legged race will take place.

At 11:30 a.m. in front of the bandstand, members of all ages from the United Martial Arts Academy will demonstrate karate.

There will also be a kids bike parade Saturday. Decorate your bike, scooter or wagon on your own and bring them to Main Street at noon. The parade will go right down Main Street. Prizes for the top three winners!

The main parade starts at 1 p.m. Saturday. Groups, organizations, sports teams, churches, neighbors are all encouraged to put together a float or walk in the parade. Please call Mark Riel at 435-6346 to register for the parade.

After the parade, stop in at the F.B. Argue Recreation Area (town pool) from 2 to 4 p.m. for free swim and a cookout (for $2 per person – one burger/cheeseburger or one hot dog, chips and soda).

The Adopt-a-Duck Race will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the boat launch at Drake Field. Sponsored by and money raised for the PMHS Basketball Program. Cost is $5 per duck or three for $10. One prize for half the money collected. Call Jay Darrah at 435-6701 for tickets.

Battle of the Badges softball game at Drake Field will start at 3 p.m. Saturday. Members of the Pittsfield Police Association versus members of the Pittsfield Fire Association. Free admission and concession stand will be open.

Fireworks will end the day at approximately 9:15 p.m. at Drake Field.

The Old Home Day Committee would like to thank everyone that helps to make this event happen! We will meet on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. on Main Street to clean up if anyone wants to join us!

Pittsfield Balloon Rally’s Frank H. Donovan 5K race will be held Aug. 6th at 9 a.m., starting from Drake Field. Register at lightboxreg.com or on paper app on the back of the brochure available through Lightbox. 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.

Elementary grade summer reading program meets at Drakefield Park and preschoolers meet at Dustin Park. Theme this week is “Transformation Nation – Trash to Treasure, Using Recycled Materials to Build.” Rain location is PES. Elementary group will meet Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and preschoolers will meet Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Pittsfield Aqueduct committee will be meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Anyone having suggested changes to the proposed Water District boundaries is urged to attend and submit those changes at that time. Those suggestions can also be submitted via email to f72116@aol.com.

Happy Birthday wishes to my niece Crystal Riel Foster on Tuesday. I hope you enjoy your special day!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY Appraisal to begin

Come and Build a Better World with Salisbury Free Library’s Summer Reading Program! Build a Better World with engineering on Monday at 10:30 a.m. by building a bridge. On Thursday at 3 p.m., recycled construction will be the theme of the program.

The second public hearing for the Salisbury Master Plan will be Monday at 7 p.m., upstairs in Academy Hall.

The farmers market will be held Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Salisbury Town Hall.

Trustees of Trust Funds meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., upstairs in Academy Hall.

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

The assessing update is posted on town webpage, salisburynh.org. Appraisers from the firm of Cross Country Appraisal Group will begin an update of properties for Salisbury this month. This process will be completed by September, resulting in new values for the fall tax bill. All CCAG employees will have signs on their cars and carry company ID. Preliminary values will be established and taxpayers will be notified of the new value and lists of all new values will be posted at the selectmen’s office and on the town website. After values have been set, taxpayers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the appraisers to discuss their values. The dates, times and places of these appointments will be included in the notification letter. As always, residents do not have to allow them into their homes, they can simply answers questions or not, it’s up to the resident.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNER Lil’ Penny takes Main Street stage

MainStreet Warner Inc. is hosting a concert series in the Jim Mitchell Community Park, on the MainStreet Warner Stage this summer. Concerts are free, donations appreciated. Visit mainstreetwarnerinc.org for full schedule. Lil’ Penny will take the stage on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Lil’ Penny is a blend of two voices and instruments combining over 20 years of musical experience. Covering a wide range of musical styles, including original songs, Lil’ Penny delivers a tuned in vibe that’s sophisticated yet fun. With Jeremy’s roots in jazz and rock-n-roll and Amy’s in folk and music theatre this eclectic musical duo livens up any night out. Jeremy’s smooth guitar skills and Amy’s velvety voice blend to make this acoustic pair a unique experience.

On Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in The Gallery at MainStreet Bookends, join us for a magical evening with renowned photographer, author and loon expert, Kittie Wilson as she discusses Spirit of the Loon.

The theme this year for summer reading at Pillsbury Free Library is “Build a Better World” and all activities are free. Come join the fun with friends and read. You can pick and choose which activities you want to participate in, or come to all. However, you must register prior to the day. Contact Sue at Pillsbury Free Library by calling 456-2289. Info can also be found on our website. Here is a schedule for upcoming times and themes: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. “Make a Sprout House”; Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. “Building Castles”; July 25 at 9:30 a.m. “Decorate a T-shirt” (Bring your own T-shirt); July 26 at 1:30 p.m. “3-D Shape Creation.”

The Warner Historical Society’s Tory Hill Authors Series will be held on four summer evenings with nationally-known authors. The society is located at Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Series events are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for one event or $32 for all four and are available at MainStreet BookEnds. On Saturday, Caldecott-winning illustrator and Vermont artist Mary Azarian, best known for Snowflake Bentley and her classic woodcut images.

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

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

United Church of Warner will host a public cookout on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served with salads and a yummy dessert. Cost for adults is $10. Proceeds from this dinner will go to help improve the heating of our buildings. All are welcome!

Coloring activity for women and children will begin on July 27, running from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in air-conditioned fellowship hall. Coloring books, crayons, colored pencils for adults and children will be provided along with other activities for children. Cold drinks and snacks will be available. Coloring will continue on Aug. 3, 10 and 17. Come and join in the fun. Call Roxanne at 456-3537 with questions.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEBSTER Keep our kids safe

Storytime will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster Free Public Library. Be sure you keep up with your reading during your school vacation.

Motorists, please drive carefully and remember most schools are out for summer vacation and some of the students may be riding their bikes or walking on the side of the road. Thank you for helping keeping our children safe.

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net