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Town crier for Dec. 3, 2017


Monday, December 04, 2017
ALLENSTOWN Eat right for holidays

Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held at the Suncook Senior Center on Tuesday from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m., tables are free and still available for all you crafters. Call Kelly for more information at 485-4254.

The Allenstown Historical Society will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park on Lavoie Drive.

Surviving the Holidays Nutrition Class with Judy Cook an integrated nutrition certified Health Coach on Thursday at the Suncook Senior Center from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, call 485-4254.

The Knights of Columbus will serve their Prime Rib Christmas Dinner on Saturday at 5 p.m., the cost is $10 per person, children under 10 for free. Held at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER Santa visits the Hub

Santa Claus will be at the Andover Hub on Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. for “Christmas is for Kids.” Kids will have a chance to talk with Santa, have their picture taken with him, make a wish list and send it to the North Pole, create an ornament for their holiday tree and get a sweet treat at the bake sale organized by the Andover Service Club. There will also be a dozen local crafters with gift items for sale. For information, contact AndoverCommunitySpace@gmail.com.

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are invited along with their caregivers to a “Holiday Sing and Play” three-week series beginning Monday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St. Taught by Julie Love of Sunapee, classes are $8 per child per class ($10 for two siblings) or $20 for the three-week series ($30 for two siblings). For more information, contact Julie at love.j@comcast.net, or AndoverCommunitySpace@gmail.com.

For those who would like help in learning to use e-books and audiobooks on their computers, smart phones or tablets, “Tech & Tea” is offered at the Bachelder Library every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 735-5076.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BOSCAWEN Create a mosaic tile

Interested in creating a unique piece of art? “Ways of Color,” a mosaic tile workshop will be at the Boscawen Public Library on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Registration is required as space is limited and there is a $5 fee. Please call the library at 753-8576 to sign up.

The “WISHmas” Tree is up in the lobby of the Police Department and loaded with Christmas wishes for local children. Please stop by soon and pick your ornaments.

Bone Builders classes are held at the Boscawen Public Library on Monday and Fridays with a start time of 9:30 a.m. Medical release forms are needed before attending classes.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOW Time to buy tree, wreath

The Bow Rotary’s annual Christmas Tree and Wreath sale is in full swing! Sale hours are Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fresh cut Fraser Fir Vermont trees are $40 and decorated wreaths are $20. The very popular Birdseed Wreaths are $15 each or two for $25. These all sell out quickly.

Parents, are you looking to enjoy some alone time? The Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., invites school-aged children to Kids Night in. This offer continues for the second Friday of each month through May 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. There is no cost for this fun event. Snacks and games provided. To RSVP or for more info call 224-0884 or email info@bowmillsmc.org.

A Blue Christmas service will be held Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St. There will be a quiet service of prayer, reflection and music for those having difficulty during this season. Light refreshments will be served following the service. For more information, contact 224-0884. All are welcome.

The garden club wishes to thank all the townspeople that purchased poinsettias from them this year, most of which were re-orders. A significant number of people also increased their orders from last year, making 2017 the Bow Garden Club’s highest sales year to date. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated!

A record number of new, warm pajamas and children’s books were also collected by the garden club this year thanks to the continuing generosity of the residents of Bow. About 140 pajamas and 50 books were donated to a local organization that supports homeless families in their time of need, 40 percent of whom are children. Thank you, Bow!

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURY Eat pancakes with Santa

Olde Country Christmas’s final day is today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two Sisters Garlic has invited all to come for gorgeous hadn’t crafted holiday shopping in one of Canterbury’s oldest homes featuring 44 local artisans. Follow the Christmas signs in Canterbury. Call Naomi on 731-5574 or 783-4287 for further details!

Christmas Concert and Sing-along will be at the Parish House on Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. featuring Karol Caroll and Kathy Southworth Lundahl, with hot beverages afterwards. Advent services at CUCC next four Sundays and special “How Far Is It To Bethlehem?” event Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. in the enter followed by potluck supper. Visit canterburychurch.org for more details.

The annual Santa’s Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday at the Parish House from 8 to 10 a.m., serving pancakes and bacon. Contact Laura Crockford 540-9877 with questions. Anyone who purchased a flower arrangement from 4-H can pick up at the CES gym during the Indoor Farmer’s Market on Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The PTO are now selling Christmas trees in the Center through Dec. 16. The Belmont High School winter band concert will be on Dec. 13 at 6.30 p.m. The CES Holiday Concert will be held on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

“Christmas at Canterbury” will be held these next two Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets range from $8 to $18, under 5 years old admitted free, half price for members. There will be special Candlelit Tours from Dec. 11 to 15, at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets from $6 to $12, advance registration recommended. See shakers.org/candlelit-tours. The Museum Store is open weekends until Dec. 23 10 to 4 p.m.

Canterbury Farmer’s Market’s last indoor market at CES gym will be Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Elkins Public Library hours on Mondays are changing to 1 to 7 p.m. Regular programs are featured at elkinspubliclibrary.org. For knitters, crocheters and embroiderers, come together next Wednesday and Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Book Group meets Dec. 19 at 7 p.m., to discuss “Last Bus to Wisdom” by Ivan Doig.

The recently published town history, “Staying Small in a Century of Change” was recognized for an award by the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire, which was accepted by president of the CHS, Bob Scarponi last month. The book continues to be available at the library, Country Store, or Shaker Village.

The 50-50 Holiday Raffle runs to Dec. 15. Check the website loudonfoodpantry.org or call 724-9731.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTER Slippers, socks wanted

The Chichester Central School PTO will host a Santa breakfast Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. There also will be crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides and, of course, Santa. Cost is $3 for children and $4 for adults.

The Down Cellar Poets will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the library.

During the regular select board meeting Tuesday, discuss the town budget.

The Chichester Grange will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall with a shepherd’s pie dinner first.

The planning board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire department to discuss changes to the zoning ordinance.

The Chichester School Student Council has organized a drive to collect all sizes of socks and slippers for Families in Transition, a Concord organization that provides shelter for families in need.

The Chichester Historical Society will hold an open house on Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the museum on 54 Main St. to see exhibit areas and enjoy refreshments and conversation. A special display on the history of Christmas ornaments will be on view.

The deadline for the Christmas Food Basket Project and for the Santa/gift fund for children is Dec. 15. If you have a need, or know someone who does, please sign up. Call Evelyn Pike at 798-5805, ext. 1

Memory Cafe will be held Dec. 11 at the Epsom Library.

On Dec. 15, Pontine Theater will be at the Grange Hall with its Christmas play.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTON A musical celebration

Don’t forget today, Sunday, the Congregational Church celebrates the 10th annual Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. featuring Daniel VanKalken on piano and keyboard, local musicians, our favorite Gold and Silver Girls, the Wandering Minstrels and the Just-In-Time Chorale. Admission includes refreshments served during intermission. Tickets available now at dunbartonucc.org.

Knitting for Kids is back! Drop in to the library on Fridays right after school. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring anything you want from home!

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1: p.m., the library will hold a puzzle swap. Come and swap with other fellow puzzle-masters. All welcome with a puzzle to swap.

Come join a group of hearty souls who will be caroling to selected neighbors on Dec. 10. The group will meet up after the church service at the Congregational Church and travel by car around Dunbarton.

Wreaths Across Dunbarton will kickoff with a Chili Supper fundraiser Dec. 15 at the Dunbarton Community Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Volunteers will be putting the red bows on the 182 wreaths starting at 4 p.m. Contact Lisa Bauer at 774-6411 if you would like to help. There will be live music by Dan van Kalken and several Revolutionary War re-enactors will talk history and pose for photos. Don Larsen will be at the Transfer Station Saturday mornings selling tickets; adults $8, seniors $7, veterans and children $5. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event. On Dec.16 at 9 a.m., there will be a wreath-laying ceremony on the common at the statue of Maj. Caleb Stark. Gen. John Stark re-enactor Richard Wright will place the wreath and his troops will fire a musket salute. This will be followed by volunteers going to the cemeteries and placing a Christmas Wreath on the graves of 182 veterans dating back to the Revolutionary War. Everyone is welcome to come to the Chili Supper and welcome Saturday to place wreaths. If you want to donate toward the wreath project, make your checks payable to the Town of Dunbarton. On the memo line put Wreath Fund and mail to Wreaths Across Dunbarton, 1011 School St., Dunbarton, NH 03046.

Coming in January to the library is an intermediate fly-tying course. The N.H. Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing Program” will offer a free four evening intermediate course at the Dunbarton Public Library. Call the library for assistance to register, because online registration is through Fish and Game. Lessons will be held Jan. 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You must commit to attending all four sessions and be over 15 years old.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM Light up the tree

Join the Epsom Boy Scouts Troop 80 for Christmas Tree Lighting and Family Event on Saturday at Webster Park at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to all residents of Epsom and surrounding communities. Activities include crafts for the kids, Christmas stories, a visit with Santa, ice skating (weather permitting) and the tree lighting at 4:45 p.m. Hot cocoa and snacks will also be provided by the troop. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Nericcio at knericcio@yahoo.com or 435-0396.

On Wednesday, at 1:30, the library will be showing A Family Man.

Through January 2018 the café will continue to meet at the Epsom Public Library on the second Monday of the month at 2 p.m. On Dec. 11. we will celebrate holiday generosity. People can make a Cheerio garland for our feathered friends and/or an orange and cloves pompadour ball.

Storytime will be held Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. Toddler time will be Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Lego Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

The select board will meet Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the town offices.

The budget committee will meet Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the town offices.

The Hazard Mitigation Work Session will be held Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the town offices.

The trustees of trust funds will meet Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library.

The zoning board will hold a public hearing Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the town offices.

This week, the Epsom Central School will hold a Scholastic Book Fair. A family night will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

TERRY RIEL

c21rielt@metrocast.net

FRANKLIN Watch ‘Polar Express’

The 33rd annual Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary Lights of memory takes place Sunday at 4 p.m. Event downstairs at the hospital (Westside Health waiting area). There will be a short ceremony with the reading of names, and light refreshments.

Affordable Care Act open enrollment ends Dec. 15. Visit coveringnewhampshire.org or HealthCare.gov.

Free family movie night/pajama party sponsored by the Franklin Outing Club on Friday at 6 p.m. Enjoy Polar Express, free popcorn and snacks available for sale. Event takes place at the Veterans’ Memorial Recreation Area, 266 Flag Hole Road.

If you qualify for fuel assistance and meet income guidelines for weatherization and are age 62 or older, have children age 6 or younger or if there is a person with disabilities living in the house, you may be eligible for a weatherization audit. Call 225-3295 for further information.

The Three Rivers Republican Committee will host Tessa Dyer, a program manager for CASA, and Ken Gorrell, a CASA volunteer at its meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Pizza Chef, 418 N. Main St. They will be speaking on a number of topics including the need for trained volunteers and how concerned neighbors can receive that training.

Choose Franklin will meet Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Franklin Public Library. Topic this month, Franklin Winter Wonderland, will be discussing the many activities happening here this winter.

There will be a blood drive Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by the Lions Club at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Walk-ins welcome or go to redcrossblood.org/donate blood to schedule a time.

Go bowling, shopping or keep an appointment in Concord on Dec. 11 with a TRIP Center bus trip. A donation of $2, round-trip is requested. Call 934-4151 to reserve your seat.

Free hearing evaluations are available at the TRIP Center on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 934-4151 with any questions.

The zoning board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at city hall.

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

Medicare Park D open enrollment continues through Thursday. If you need help reviewing your options, call Service Link at 866-634-9412.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEARE Understand SB2

The Concord Regional Crimeline has board openings. Simply go to our website, Concord Regional Crimeline.com and print the individual application. Upon completion, send it to CRCL c/o Concord Police Department, Attn: Greg Taylor, 35 Green St., Concord, NH 03301.

Weare Middle School will hold a holiday fair on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Shoppers can find baked goods, crafts, LuLaRoe clothing and much more.

Henniker Community School will have its PTA meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. The PTA will host an SB2 Information Night with Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore in the school library. Regular PTA meeting to follow. Open to all. Childcare available.

On Wednesday, the Henniker school board meeting with default budget presentation will be at 6:15 p.m. in the school library.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the school theatre group will present Ghosts Chasers. Admission by donation.

Congrats to Jeannine Aucoin, a program participant of the White Birch Center for Active Living, who was recently recognized at the Spirit of New Hampshire Awards for her volunteer efforts in her community.

The Henniker Historical Society will hold its annual holiday cookie and gift sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

The newly re-chartered Henniker American Legion Post 78 has embarked on its first fund raising project to assist in the development of children and youth programs in Henniker. The Post will be raffling off two Holiday Baskets of Cheer. The drawing will be held at the regular post meeting held at the Henniker Community Center on Dec. 19.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERING Double road trips

On Wednesday, take a trip to shop at Ocean State Job Lot in Peterborough. GHSS is offering this short defined shopping trip especially for the folks in Maple Leaf. Leaving Shaw’s at 9 a.m. Call Lee Avery 478-3432 if you’d like to make this trip. No fee.

On Saturday, you can hightail it for Massachusetts for a Holiday Spectacular. The town of Hillsboro and GHSS are co-sponsoring a holiday trip to the Yankee Candle Flagship store, dinner at Golden Corral and a light display tour, “The Bright Nights.” Total cost for bus transportation, meal and tour is only $25 per person. The coach bus leaves Shaw’s at noon. Call Pat Mathison at 464-5029 for your reservation. The full amount must be paid by Monday. No refunds or cancelations.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOK Cozy collection

Hopkinton School District will have facility tours Friday at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at all three schools.

Kevin and Maurgan McGrath would like to thank the Hopkinton Community for assisting them with their community service project “Sweaters for Shelters.” Thanks to the generosity of the Hopkinton Community, they collected more than 350 items of warm clothing, which were donated to the Friend’s Emergency Housing Program, the McKenna House and the Friends of Forgotten Children.

A holiday piano concert with Deborrah Wyndham will be today at 4 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library.

The Beech Hill School will host its 5th annual Gingerbread House Benefit on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. This year’s proceeds will go to The Water Project. The event is open to the community, and all ages are welcome. Participants will receive a gingerbread house, frosting, and a variety of candy with which to decorate their house. Each house is $25. To reserve a house, visit app.sycamoreeducation. com/public_registration. php?id=1899&eid= 4934249.

Starry, Starry Weekend wraps up today with more than 20 destinations featuring shopping, dining and exciting events. Visit explorecontoocook.com for more information.

Senior lunch will be Wednesday at noon with soup, chicken caesar salad, rolls, cake and ice cream. There will be no lunches Dec. 20 and 27 and the center will be closed Dec. 18 to Jan. 1. For more information, call 746-8265.

Stop by the Contoocook Farmers Market at the town hall for goodies and gifts. Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket

The Hopkinton Rotary is hosting the fifth annual Senior Holiday Luncheon at the Slusser Senior Center on Dec. 16 at noon with assistance from the Hopkinton Middle High School Interact Club. Seating is limited. Those interested can sign up at the Senior Center or by calling 746-8265.

Hopkinton’s Operation Christmas is in full swing. Please contact Hopkinton Human Services at 746-5729 if you wish to participate. We are in need of gift certificates for grocery stores and department stores .

Registration is open for the Bill Koch ski league. The mission of the Bill Koch League is to introduce children to cross-country skiing in a supportive and fun environment. It is open to all children first through eighth grade. Practices will be held Tuesday, and Friday afternoons at the Fairgrounds and Sunday afternoons at Pat’s Peak. The first practice is Friday and runs through February. There will be an open house and question-and-answer hour at the Maple Street School library at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information, visit blackwaternordic.org/content/bill-koch-youth-league or email Juliana.popper@gmail.com.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LACONIA Afterschool help

Laconia High School will have college application drop in help Monday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

PIQUES afterschool tutoring begins at Elm Street, Pleasant Street, and Woodland Heights elementary schools on Tuesday. PIQUES is a branch of Project EXTRA afterschool programming that provides Tier 2 intervention (small group) for students in the areas of mathematics and literacy, beyond the regular school day.

Laconia School Board will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 39 Harvard St.

Laconia Middle School’s Holiday Concert is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 150 McGrath St.

Laconia High School will host the N.H. Lodging and Restaurant Panel on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at 345 Union Ave.

The District Elementary Write Night at Woodland Heights Elementary School will be Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at 225 Winter St.

Pleasant Street School will host its annual Presents for Pleasant Street School on Friday at 5 p.m. at 350 Pleasant St. This is an opportunity for Pleasant Street School students to pick out Christmas gifts for their families free of charge. All items are donated by community members.

Laconia High School’s Interact Club will run a baked goods table at the annual Belknap Mill Holiday Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 25 Beacon St.

Watch Legally Blonde at Laconia High School on Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

REGINA THEBERGE

rtheberge@laconiaschools.org.

PEMBROKE Celebrate Christmas

Christmas in the Village will be today from 1 to 4 p.m. on Main Street. This free family event includes balloon art, music, face painting, cookie decorating and a festive open house at Doggone Records and the Print Shop. At Suncook United Methodist Church, Jim Barnes performs at 1 p.m. and the Jubellation Hand Bell Choir at 2 p.m. Santa and singers Marie and Peter Mehegan will be at the Masonic Hall. The Granite State Cloggers will perform outside on Union Street. There will also be hayrides and pony rides and a raffle by Second Chance Cycle.

The Pembroke Town Library will hold a book sale through Friday during open hours. This sale will offer good quality books in many genres suitable for gift giving.

The Roads Committee will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Pembroke Public Works to discuss 2018 roads projects.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD Decorate your house

There are new hours at the B.C.E.P. Solid Waste Facility, a.k.a. the recycling center, effective Jan. 1: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (scales close at 3:45pm) and closed Sunday and Monday.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the many groups, organization, businesses and individuals that made the Children’s Store and Christmas Tree Lighting events possible!

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a House Decorating Contest. Any address in Pittsfield may enter by mailing in an entry form, available at pittsfieldchamber.org or on Facebook. Entry is free and the prize is $100! The deadline to enter is Dec. 15 and judging will take place on Dec. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

The “Christmas Jubilation” concert will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. It features the church’s Chancel Choir and the JuBellation Handbell Choir. Parking and wheelchair accessible entry located at rear of church at Chestnut Street. For more information, call 435-7471.

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

The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 3 Loudon Road. Any veteran is welcome. For more information, please contact Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375.

The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 is conducting a 15-pound Turkey Basket Raffle and it is open to the public. Tickets are $1 a ticket or $5 for six tickets. The deadline for turning in tickets and money is Dec. 14. The drawing will be held Dec. 16. For tickets or more information, contact Merrill Vaughan at 435-5207 or 340-1375.

The Concord Regional Crimeline has board openings. Simply go to our website, Concord Regional Crimeline.com and print the individual application. Upon completion, send it to CRCL c/o Concord Police Department, Attn: Greg Taylor, 35 Green St., Concord, NH 03301.

The Players’ Kid’s Theater Workshop will hold auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. on Dec. 17 and 18 at The Scenic Theatre at 4 p.m. The workshop is open to kids ages 8 to 18, and those auditioning will be taught a song and dance and asked to perform and read from the script. The show will be the week of Feb, 20. Kids are also needed to help build sets, set and run lights and help with the costumes. Contact maye@pittsfieldplayers.com for more information.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St. Monetary and product contributions are most welcome. Please call 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

Stand Up Pittsfield, formerly known as the Pittsfield Wellness Coalition, will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center. New members are encouraged to attend.

At the library, the Teen Book Worms will gather on Monday at 5 p.m.; they will enjoy a light supper and discuss The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. The Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at the library Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. The adult book club will meet to discuss “Christmas Day in the Morning” by Pearl S. Buck, and select books for 2018, at 10:30 am on Tuesday at the Pittsfield Senior Center.

During December, the 10 a.m. Thursday preschool story hour at the library will enjoy cookie decorating, ornament making and explore traditions. The afterschool Cozy Nook Book Adventure Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and will learn about holiday traditions, decorate gingerbread houses and make ornaments. The Stay and Play group for toddlers and their parents/caregivers meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for a brief story, simple activities and time to socialize.

Happy birthday, Jen Karwocki, Jeff Miller and Heather Davis!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY Party for children

The Salisbury Historical Society will host the Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall on Route 4. The party begins with the arrival of Santa on a fire truck. All are welcome.

The planning board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

The select board will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.

The cemetery trustees will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. at Academy Hall.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNER Volunteer your time

The Festival of Trees remains on display at town hall through Christmas.

The Warner Volunteer Hub is a place to check on the latest projects and opportunities that you can volunteer for, without having to sign up for hours a month. We encourage people of all ages to join. Organizations, clubs and community groups are encouraged to submit their projects to the website. Volunteers sign up directly with the organization as they are available or able. Find the Warner Volunteer Hub at warnervolunteerhub.org.

MainStreet BookEnds will host storytime Thursday 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in partnership with Simonds School teachers. For students in kindergarten through second grade.

Schoodacs Coffee Shop holds an open mic every Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

The Bradford Bog People will be in concert to benefit MainStreet Warner on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Take a step back in time, meet, and listen to the Bradford Bog People performing mostly traditional acoustic music from the Appalachian Mountains. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students, Kids under 12 free.

Registration is open for the Bill Koch ski league. The mission of the Bill Koch League is to introduce children to cross-country skiing in a supportive and fun environment. It is open to all children first through eighth grade. Registration is required. Practices will be held Tuesday, and Friday afternoons at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds and Sunday afternoons at Pat’s Peak. The first practice is Friday and runs through February. There will be an open house and question-and-answer hour at the Maple Street School library at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information, visit blackwaternordic.org/content/bill-koch-youth-league or email Juliana.popper@gmail.com.

Simonds students can sign up for the ski/snowboard program Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school library.

A family lunch will be held at the elementary school Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and a PTO meeting will be that night at 6:30.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEBSTER Seniors eat lunch

A senior lunch will be held the first Thursday of the month at the Salisbury Congregational Church. There is one this week. Cost is $2 for ages 60 and older and $6 for those younger. A blood pressure check will be from 11:15 a.m. to noon with games after lunch. For more information or to register for the first time, contact Sandy Miller at 934-3198 or Paul King at 746-4953.

The select board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall.

SARAH CHALSMA

webstertowncrier@gmail.com