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Town Crier for Dec. 10, 2017


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
ALLENSTOWNOrder small or large holiday pork pies

Bone Builders is held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great program taught by seniors and a great way to help build bone strength.

St. John the Baptist has pork pies for sale to help celebrate the holidays. The large size pie sells for $14 and $7 for the small pie. They come with directions for thawing and cooking. Please call the rectory at 485-3113 to place an order.

The Suncook Senior Center is looking for volunteers. You can choose any day Monday through Friday for a two hour commitment. If you have some free time to spare and like to meet people and give back to the community, call Kelly at 485-4254.

The Cribbage Club meets Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Sign up for the Holiday Luncheon with Yankee Gift Exchange on Thursday at noon at the Suncook Senior Center. It is our annual December Holiday Feast and gift exchange Yankee style. Gift limit is $2. For more information, call 485-4254.

The Allenstown Budget Committee will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 8 Whitten St. For more information, call town hall at 485-4276.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVERWendy Keith in spotlight community coffeehouse

Veteran New Hampshire singer-songwriter Wendy Keith and her Alleged Band will be featured on Friday at the Andover Community Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. in the Highland Lake Grange Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food and beverage purchases and for open-mic sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsors for the December event are the Bear Hollow Trading Post and Naughty Nellie’s Ice Cream Bar, both in Andover. More information about the coffeehouse can be found at andovercoffeehouse.org.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BARNSTEADDrop off food at school, church for students

End 68 Hours of Hunger needs donations! Please drop off at Barnstead Elementary School during school hours or Maple Street Church on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. For more information about donating, call Lori Mahar at 269-2329.

LORI MAHAR

269-2329

lorimahar@tds.net

BOSCAWENIs the library on your Christmas ‘nice’ list?

It’s not too late to sign up for the Mosaic Tile Workshop that will be held at the Boscawen Public Library on Monday at 6 p.m. No experience is necessary to learn the ancient art of stained glass mosaics. Registration is required as space is limited and there is a $5 fee. Be sure to call the library on Monday at 753-8576 to let them know you are interested in attending.

A timely read, Skipping Christmas, a novel by John Grisham, will be the topic of the book discussion group that is meeting Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the library. Extra books are available at the library for those interested in this hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of the holiday tradition.

The Boscawen Public Library has its own wishlist for Christmas. It can be seen online at amazon.com under Boscawen Public Library or stop by the library. Purchases can be made online or at the library and donations are most welcomed.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOWMethodist church to discuss angels on earth

Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow invites you to join their worship series for December: “Angels Among Us: #DoNotBeAfraid.” Sunday Service hours will be 8 and 10:30 a.m. A Blue Christmas service will also be held Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the church. There will be a quiet service of prayer, reflection and music for those having difficulty during this season due to grief, illness, depression, stress, family situations or other struggles. Light refreshments will be served following this service. For more information, contact 224-0884.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will meet at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St. on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. Anyone who is interested in stamp collecting is welcome to attend. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church invites children and youth to Kids Night In. Children and youth can stay for one to three hours. This offer continues for the second Friday of each month through May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, whether church participants or not There is no cost for this fun event. Snacks will be provided along with games and other adventures. To RSVP or for more information, call 224-0884 or email info@bowmillsmc.org .

The Bow Rotary’s annual Christmas Tree and Wreath sale is going strong! 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.

The Bow Community Men’s Club annual New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet will be held at the Bow Community Center, 3 Bow Center Road, on New Year’s morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost for adults is $12 and children 12 and under is $5. The buffet will consist of eggs, bacon, sausage, hash, chipped beef, beans, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, french toast, fruit salad, toast, coffee, milk, tea, hot chocolate and assorted juices.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURYCanterbury Village opens at night for tours

A Christmas Concert and Singalong will be today at 4 p.m. at Canterbury Parish House 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 center followed by a potluck supper. See canterburychurch.org for more details.

Anyone who purchased a flower arrangement from 4-H will be available to pick up the arrangements at the elementary school gym during the Indoor Farmers Market on Saturday at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Belmont High School winter band concert will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Canterbury Elementary School Holiday Concert will start at 6 p.m.

Canterbury Shaker Village’s “Christmas at Canterbury” will be held Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festive activities and music will take place in the village buildings. Tickets range from $8 to $18, under the age of 5 is free, half price for members. There will be special Candlelit Tours Monday through Friday at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets from $6 to $12, advance registration recommended as tours are limited to 15 people. It is recommended for visitors more than 10 years old. See shakers.org for more information. The Museum Store is open at weekends until Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canterbury Farmers Market has its last indoor market at elementary school gym on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See ccfma.net for details. Crafts, local produce and artisan made gifts are perfect for Christmas gifts!

The 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 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Book Group meets Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss “Last Bus to Wisdom,” by Ivan Doig. The library has a designated new space, Toddler Town, funded by Friends of Elkins Public Library. Come visit anytime!

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 Loudon Food Pantry 50/50 Holiday Raffle Fundraiser runs until Friday. For more information, visit loudonfoodpantry.org or call 724-9731.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTERPontine Theater will perform at Grange Hall

The Pontine Theater will perform Friday at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall. This program is their New England Christmas. It is free and open to the public, appropriate for all ages, with plenty of free parking.

The Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield libraries’ Memory Cafe will enjoy holiday themed music, food, and simple activities Monday at 2 p.m. at the Epsom Library. Caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come for supportive socialization.

The Chichester Library Trustees will meet Monday at 4 p.m. The meeting is always open to the public and the new library director, Jackie Heath, will be in attendance. Stop by and say hello!

Monday at 7 p.m., there will be a special presentation in the downstairs meeting room of the library. Tom Downey and Bruce Dawson will present an “Introduction to Web Sites.” The program is geared toward farmers and small business owners and others who would like to know how to setup a website for their business. This is free and open to all.

The Chichester United Methodist Community Supper is Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Main Street. The menu will feature braised beef. The supper is free for all. Donations are gratefully accepted and used toward the cost of future suppers.

The Library Evening Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Even if you have not read it, come hear the discussion on “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” and you can decide if you would like to participate in the reading for next month.

Next weekend, the Chichester Girl Scouts will wrap presents, for free, at the Grange Hall! Wrapping will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and donations are accepted.

The Socks for Seniors boxes have been placed at the Chichester Library and the Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop. Chichester Grange is again sponsoring this project. Buy one or more pairs of warm socks (not necessarily Christmas-themed) and place them in a collection box between now and Dec. 20. Thank you for your generosity!

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTONMake a Christmas tree by folding book

On Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the library, the drop-in craft will be easy folded book Christmas trees. Materials will be available all week. Take a few minutes out of your busy day. Fold an old paperback book into a cute little Christmas tree. Take it home and decorate it.

On Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the library is Read to Dogs. This is a reading program designed to improve children’s reading skills. Read aloud to a certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International. You must register to participate. Kids in kindergarten through fourth grade who register will have a 15-minute session with a dog of their choice. Bring your own book, or pick out one from the library to read.

Wreaths Across Dunbarton will start with a Chili Supper on Friday at the Dunbarton elementary gym from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Volunteers will be putting the red bows on the wreaths starting at 5 p.m. There will be live music with Dan Van Kalken and several Revolutionary War re-enactors who will talk history and pose for photos. Tickets are for sale at the Dunbarton school office, the town office and the transfer station on Saturdays. Adults are $8, seniors are $7, veterans and children are $5. On Saturday morning at 9 a.m., there will be a wreath-laying at the statue of Major Stark and at the cemeteries. If you want to donate toward the project, make your checks payable to the Town of Dunbarton. On the memo line put “Wreath Fund.” The address is 1011 School St.

Open Stage Night at the Spireside will be Saturday. Enjoy a wonderful evening of song, story and poetry! Door opens at 7 p.m. for sign up. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation. We will be holding the night’s entertainment at the vestry. There have been extensive renovations done and it is a beautiful spot for the coffeehouse and open mic. Please plan on getting here early to get a seat.

On Dec. 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m., come to the “no book” book discussion and party at the library! Share ideas for next year’s book discussion choices. Bring a refreshment for the party.

Classroom holiday parties will be held Dec. 22 at 1:45 p.m. at the elementary school.

Holiday break for the school is Dec. 25 through Jan 1. Town offices will be closed on Christmas.

Lego Free Build at the library will be Dec. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on down to free build with our extensive Lego collection. Create and then leave your awesome creation on display for all to see!

Men’s Coffee Chat meets Friday mornings at 9 a.m. at the library. The Dunbarton Inspiration Group meets the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Congratulations to our very own Sgt. Chris Remillard on the successful completion of his master’s degree in criminal justice! Remillard has worked hard to complete this educational goal, along with juggling his leadership role at the police department and his growing young family! We are proud of him and his desire to better himself to better serve the community of Dunbarton.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOMView ‘Polar Express’ with cocoa, popcorn

On Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Library will show the film The Circle. Emma Watson and Tom Hanks star in this gripping thriller set in the not-too-distant future.

Epsom Public Library’s Polar Express event will be Friday at 6 p.m. Come decorate cookies and enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and the movie! Join us for the fun, wear your pajamas and don’t forget a blanket and pillow. Call the library at 736-9920 to make your reservation or sign up at the library circulation desk.

The holiday season can be a time of great joy, but for those grieving the death of a loved one, it can be a time of great stress and can intensify feelings of grief. Join together with others who are grieving to share concerns, and learn tools for coping with the stress of the holiday season on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration is helpful, but not required. Please contact Carmella Dow, bereavement coordinator for Concord Regional VNA, for more information or to register at 224-4093, ext. 2828.

Do you enjoy Cribbage, Bridge, or Mahjong? Some patrons have expressed an interest in meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Mahjong. If you are interested, contact the library.

Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. All ages and levels of experience are invited to come to play and learn. No experience? O’Neill is more than willing to teach new players. For more information, contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com.

Knitters group will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the library

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

Bone Builders will be Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Lego Club will meet Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Planning and Land-Use Board will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the town office.

TERRY RIEL

c21rielt@metrocast.net

FRANKLINIf you need help, apply for assistance

If you qualify for fuel assistance and meet income guidelines for weatherization and are age 62 or older, have children age 6 or younger of 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.

Affordable Care Act open enrollment ends Friday. Don’t miss out on this program that has helped so many, including those in treatment for drug addiction, with medical help. Visit coveringnewhampshire.org or HealthCare.gov.

Plan your New Year’s Day celebration. First Day Franklin will be Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will once again welcomes kayakers down the rapids of the Merrimack River into a warming tent at Trestle View Park. Celebrate the New Year surrounded by friends and neighbors for this festive event with warming foods available from local organizations. Many downtown businesses will be open as well.

The Lakes Region Snowmobile Club and Franklin Outing Club will host a fundraiser this Saturday at 5 p.m. and tickets are $20. Enjoy dinner, live band, raffles, auction items and 50/50 tickets. BYOB. Call Jason Grevior for tickets at 556-1594.

A benefit concert for Denise Sharlow will be Dec. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House. Enjoy live music by three bands and help with Sharlow’s medical needs. Tickets are $20 and available at Franklin Savings Bank branches, the SAU 18 office, Grevior Furniture, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce or online at franklinoperahouse.org.

The TRIP Center’s Holiday dinner will be Thursday at 11:15 a.m. Enjoy a delicious luncheon. There will be door prizes, raffles, and caroling. Have your picture taken with Santa and bring your family and friends. Call 934-4151 to put your name on the list.

A Winter Break Camp will be offered by the Parks & Recreation from Dec. 27 to 29 and will provide full-day care from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature optional field trips. Cost is $39 without field trips or $65 including both field trips. Daily rate is $13. Call 934-2118 for more details.

Adult basketball at the Proulx Center will run from now through April 29. Cost is $2 for residents or $3 for non-residents. Call 934-2118 for details.

The Franklin Middle School PTO will meet Monday at 6 p.m.

The Paul Smith School PTA will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The Planning Board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The Mayor’s Drug Task Force will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Contact Kayla at 934-7446 or 998-5337 or email taskforceinfo@franklinnh.org with any questions.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEARESchool dance helps fund scholarships

The Weare Middle School dance will be Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. to support scholarships for holiday and summer youth theatre camps in Weare.

The library lampposts are back! Marc Aucoin performed his electrical magic and rewired the lampposts. Next, Keith Demoura reattached them. They are now ready for the lighting ceremony on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Senior hour at the Henniker library with White Birch for conversation and camaraderie will be Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon. The topic of conversation this month is “our favorite holiday memories and recipes.”

Weare Middle School is hosting a Weare/Henniker Youth Theatre Holiday camp from Dec. 27 to 30. The camp is for singers and non-singers 6 to 18 years old and will include two new Will Ogmundson one-act musicals: Watch your Head, the story of a young future Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots, and Food: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, a puppet musical. For more information, call 568-5102 or visit alchemists-workshop.org.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERINGSenior services to take shopping trip

Greater Hillsboro Senior Services will be showing a movie on the second Tuesday of each month starting this week at Smith Memorial Church. The first movie is Hidden Figures, a true life story of a group of brilliant African-American women working at NASA who greatly aided in the launching of John Glenn into orbit despite heavy discrimination because of their gender and race. The movie begins at 2:15 p.m.

Keeping with the holiday spirit, GHSS is once again traveling to the Tuttle Library in Antrim to review all the fabulous entries for the Festival of Trees on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for $2. Call Linda Kowalski 464-5264 to reserve a seat.

GHSS is here to help those do some last minute shopping without the hassle of driving on Friday hitting the heights. We have many choices to choose from so “shop ‘til you drop” and have lunch before returning home. The bus will leave Shaw’s at 10 a.m. Cost is $6. Call Linda Kowalski 464-5264 for reservations.

Join the Deering Community Church on Sunday Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. for a Christmas celebration of music, stories, and poems with Light the Way with Love and Hope.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKOperation Christmas is underway

Senior lunch is every Wednesday at noon for a $4 donation. This week’s menu is broccoli salad, pot roast, delmonico potatoes, parsley carrots, rolls and a peanut butter truffle. This is the last luncheon of 2017. The Slusser Center will be closed from Dec. 18 through Jan. 1. For more information, call 746-8265 .

Stop by the Contoocook Farmers Market at the Town Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for goodies and gifts. Lots of vegetables, meat, jam, granola, maple syrup, breads and other baked goods, Indian food, alpaca items and holiday decorations. 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 Saturday at noon with 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 Service 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. Registration is required and equipment is not provided, although some loaner equipment is available. Practices will be held Tuesday, and Friday afternoons at the Fairgrounds and Sunday afternoons at Pat’s Peak. Skiers need not attend all practices to be a part of the group. Dryland exercises and games will be held if conditions do not allow for skiing. The first practice is Friday and runs through February. Although generally not a competitive program, there are opportunities for some races and one race will be held at the end of the season. 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.

Drop in at the Hopkinton Town Library on Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to make painted ornaments for all ages. Next Tuesday at 6 p.m. will be Dino Snores Evening Story Time for ages 5 and younger.

Read the book before you see the movie! The classic story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf) will be on the StoryWalk trail this winter. The movie will be released on Friday (rated PG). The StoryWalk is located behind the playground and Slusser Center.

Electronics are easy and fun when you use Snap Circuits. Try them in our MakerSpace at the Hopkinton Town Library.

You may recognize many faces in our Winter Activities Scavenger Hunt. Pictures of Hopkinton kids having fun will be posted inside the Hopkinton Town Library. Find them all and choose a prize!

Try Music Trivia at the Hopkinton Town Library on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. Teams of four or fewer for ages 8 and older should register by Dec. 28. To register for programs, call the library at 746-3663 or email lmaynard@hopkintontownlibrary.org. This program will be held in collaboration with Polkadots Gift Boutique who will be providing the prize, a $25 gift certificate to the store.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LOUDONSelect board to hold budget talks

The Loudon select board will hold budget meetings with individual town departments Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Friday at 8 a.m. in the town office. These are public meetings with no public comments.

The Loudon elementary PTA would like to thank their sponsors AG of New England, Jasmor Properties and Gabriel Telecom for their help in hosting a successful Santa Breakfast. Also, thank you to all the support you provided raffle prizes and baked goods. We hope to see you next year!

The Loudon Congregational Church will hold a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 7018 Church St. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Rev. Moe Cormier at 783-9478.

A meet-and-greet with Paul Branscombe, who is running for Loudon selectman, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maxfield Library. Light refreshments will be served.

ALICHA KINGSBURY

798-3143

ammhkingsbury@aol.com

PEMBROKESign up for Rec’s vacation camp

Pembroke Recreation Holiday Vacation Camp 2017 is open to Pembroke or Allenstown children ages 5 to 12. The program will run from Dec. 26 to 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Three Rivers School. Children must bring their own lunch and snacks each day. The cost is $25 a day and includes one field trip. Extended hours for early arrival or late pick up will be available for an additional charge. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/iMSwgTv13jubF9o83. Attendance is limited. Call 296-7416 or email Sarah Guillemette at pembrokesummerrec@gmail.com with any questions.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDDecorate your home with holiday spirit

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 3:45 p.m.) and closed Sunday and Monday.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a House Decorating Contest in the spirit of the season. Any address in Pittsfield, home or business, may enter by mailing in an entry form. Entry forms are available for printing at pittsfieldchamber.org or on Facebook: The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce (@GreaterPittsfieldChamber). Entry is free and the prize is $100! The deadline to enter is Friday and judging will take place on Dec. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

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, so that the winner will have plenty of time to thaw out the turkey for Christmas meal. 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 asked to sing, taught a few simple dance steps, and asked to read from the script. The show is performed the week of February 20, in two matinees for local schools, and three evening performances. Kids are also needed to help build sets, set and run lights and help with costumes. Contact maye@pittsfieldplayers.com for more information.

At the library, the Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. New members for all of our ongoing activities are always welcome!

During December, the 10 a.m. Thursday preschool story hour at the library will enjoy cookie decorating, ornament making and explore holiday traditions. The afterschool Cozy Nook Book Adventure Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and will be learning 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.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home and Family group will hold their annual Christmas party on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Stacy Davis’ home.

On Thursday at the Senior Center, the Christmas Party will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a Yankee gift swap. If you want to participate in the gift swap, please bring a gift of no more than $10. The Christmas dinner will be served at noon.. Hope to see you here and please call 435-8482 to make your reservation. No bingo on this day.

On Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, learn about joint health. Did you know that the foods we eat can cause inflammation in our bodies? We have the ability to change our diets and to decrease the inflammation response in our joints. As we know it’s important to keep moving but it is hard to do it if our knees, hips, back, or feet hurt. Judy Cook is teaching the class.

There will be a Special Town Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the PES Gymnasium. The board of selectmen received a petition to establish a village water district as described in N.H. RSA 52. You are hereby notified to meet at the Pittsfield Elementary School Gymnasium at 34 Bow St. on Saturday at 10 a.m. to act on the following articles. Article 1: Shall those domiciled within the proposed village water district, vote to establish the Pittsfield Village Water District for the purpose of the supply of water for domestic and fire purposes, which may include the protection of sources of supply, as described in RSA 52:1(d)? Article 2: If Article 1 establishes a village water district, choose by ballot the following officers: one Clerk for a one (1) year term, three Commissioners for a one (1) year term, one Moderator for a one (1) year term, one Treasurer for a one (1) year term.

The select board is seeking a Pittsfield resident to represent the town on the BCEP Solid Waste District budget committee. A committee application may be picked up at the Selectmen’s Office.

The Pittsfield Elementary PTO will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the PES Library. New members are always welcome!

The Parks and Recreation Committee will meet Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Town Hall.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURYSchools seek part-time kitchen help

Looking for part time work? The Merrimack Valley School District is looking for substitutes for the Salisbury Elementary School and Webster Elementary School kitchens. Hours are approximately 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact Chris Michael at 753-1420 or call Salisbury Elementary School at 648-2206.

The Budget Committee will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

The Salisbury Board of Selectmen invite separtments, committees and residents to join them in honoring those who give so generously and graciously of their time and services as volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. It will be held during its meeting at Academy Hall Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m.. Refreshments and holiday greetings provided.

Salisbury Congregational Community Church has a lovely tradition of caroling around the Creche on the front lawn of the church on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNERFestival of Trees on display this month

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.

Boys and Girls Club meets weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Simonds Elementary School’s mutipurpose room. The homework club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. The guitar club meets Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the music room. Adult volleyball is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

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WEBSTERWatch ‘Scrooged’ at town library

Webster Free Public Library Book Group will meet Thursday at 7:15 p.m. to discuss Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon.

The Webster Free Public Library will show Scrooged with Bill Murray on Friday at 7 p.m. Free popcorn!

SARAH CHALSMA

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