Towns Crier for March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017
ALLENSTOWN Renew dog license

The Suncook Senior Center will hold a first day of spring lunch Monday.

Bone Builders is held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Gentle chair yoga is held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes are $5. For more information, call 485-4254.

Dog license renewals can be processed between through April 30 at Allenstown Town Hall or online via the purple dog licensing link. A neutered or spayed dog is $7.50, unaltered dog is $10 and current proof of rabies vaccination may be required. For more information, call 485-4276, ext.116.




ANDOVER Learn how to style hair

The postponed town meeting will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the Andover School gym to vote on warrant articles involving the 2017 budget and several energy upgrades to the town office building.

All area progressives, Democrats and independents are welcome to join the Andover Democrats for its meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. The group will meet in the community meeting room of the William Bachelder Library, 12 Chase Hill Road. For more information, email AndoverNHDemocrats@gmail.com.

“Aquaculture Near and Far: Fish-farming in Andover, Zambia and Places In between” will be presented on Wednesday in the Andover Elementary/Middle School library at 7 p.m. Professor Harvey Pine will give a free talk about aquaculture in the U.S. and abroad, and the potential of fish-farming as a component of sustainable food production close to home.

“Beards and Braids” will be offered Saturday at New Horizons Hairstylists, 170 Main St. Moms and dads can learn the finer points of doing French braids at 10 a.m. Bring a child to practice on. At 11 a.m., men of all ages can learn some tips on keeping their mustaches trim. Both workshops will be presented by Mary Meier, ownerof New Horizons, and are free.




BOSCAWEN Writers workshop

It is time to think planting. Applications for Boscawen Community Garden plots are available at the town municipal offices or by emailing agriculture03303@gmail.com.

Boscawen Bingo will be Saturday. Lunch starts at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Cost is $10. Great prizes and popcorn, too.

Budding writers are invited to the Writers Workshop at the Boscawen Public Library on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Join author Mel Graykin and fellow writers to share your stories, listen to others’ and give feedback.

There will no column from me next week.




BOW Calling all stampers

Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Bow Community Building. Members and guests should bring a brown bag lunch; a beverage and dessert will be provided. At 1 p.m. Kevin Skarupa from WMUR will talk about weather facts and myths and play some games. All Bow seniors are invited.

The Falcons Booster Club will present a “A Taste of Bow Spirit” wine and beer tasting event and silent auction Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Baker Free Library, 509 South St. Tickets are available for $45. Contact Jane Darrell at rjdarrell@comcast.net to reserve.

Mah Jongg players are welcome to play Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Baker Free Library, 509 South St. For more information, email Benette Pizzimenti at bpizziment@aol.com.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will meet at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., on Tuesday at 1 p.m. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

Bow Mills United Methodist Church invites you to attend the Lenten lunch series sponsored by the Greater Concord Interfaith Council. The lunch dates are Thursday, March 30 and April 6 from noon to 1 p.m., featuring different speakers. The ticket price per lunch is $7 and will be available at the door. Proceeds benefit Friends of Forgotten Children. For more information, call 224-0884.



CANTERBURY Monster Concert

Today is the premiere of the documentary Welcome Here Again: A Recording Session with the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra at Red River Theatres in Concord at 3:30 pm.

Join members of the Canterbury Democratic Committee at Elkins Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Officer positions are available. While no picture IDs are required, you have to be a Democrat registered to vote in Canterbury to participate. If you have questions, email CanterburyNHDemocrats@yahoo.com.

Elkins Public Library book group meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. The group is reading Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway. The Young Reader’s Club will meet March 27 at, 3:15 p.m. and the Teen Advisory Group will meet at 6 p.m. that day.

March is “I love to Read” month at Canterbury Elementary School, so call the school 783-9944 to participate in reading in the classroom.

The Monster Concert takes place Wednesday at Belmont High School at 7 p.m.

Sugarin’ Off at Hutchinson Family Sugar House will take place March 26 from noon on. There will be a potluck lunch, music and dancing from the Laufman’s Two Fiddles, a raffle and local products.

Town-wide clean-up day will be April 22. To volunteer, contact Patrice Rasche at 783-9360 or mattieandriley@yahoo.com.

The Loudon Food Pantry is running its Challenge to Fight Hunger through April 30. Donations may be made as money or food. Canterbury residents can donate at the Elkins Library. If you have any questions, call Sue on 724-9731. Visit loudonfoodpantry.com if you are interested in volunteering some hours.



CHICHESTER Library trustees meet

The Chichester Library trustees will meet Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss library programs. The public is invited. Lovers of the Chichester Library will meet at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in helping with book sales or library programs should attend.

The select board will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

The library will have Toddler Time (under age 3) at 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, there will be a special event supported by the library. The New Hampshire Poetry Society will meet at the Chichester Town Hall, 161 Main St., at 7 p.m. Featured poets will be Nancy Jean Hill and Tim Mayo, followed by open-mic. Refreshments will be served. For information, email Don Kimball at prisdon@comcast.net.

The Chichester United Methodist Church will sponsor a free supper at the Parish Hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The menu will feature Swedish meatballs. All are welcome and donations are accepted for food for future suppers.

Story Hour for preschoolers will be Thursday at the library and will include a story, craft and snack. It is open to the public.

Operation Kidsight is a major service program adopted by New Hampshire Lions Clubs. The program is available in Chichester and surrounding towns. The earlier a child’s vision is evaluated, the better vision can be corrected before the eyes are fully developed. Please encourage your local school or daycare to participate in this program. You can contact the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club at gibjud@gmail.com or call 435-9942.

As spring approaches, you may want to attend the next Chichester Community Design Charrette team meeting regarding green space, crosswalk project and Main Street on March 27 at 7 p.m. at the historical society. Minutes of meetings are on the town website.




DUNBARTON Sweetheart Dance

“Under the Sea” Sweetheart Dance for elementary school girls and their chaperones will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. It costs $10 per person. Get tickets at dunbartonpto.com

The second annual Soup Night will be Friday at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy soup and dessert. Bring your own bowl and spoon. Call the library to sign up.

The First Congregational Church will present A Short Course on Islam for Non-Muslims on March 26 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Charles Kennedy. The program is free due to a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For more information, visit nhhumanities.org or dunbartonucc.org.




EPSOM Free weekly trivia

Don’t forget to vote Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Epsom Central School.

There is no school Monday because of a teacher workshop.

The school board will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Ms. Magan’s room. The planning board will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town offices.

Pembroke Academy Parent Information Night for eighth-grade students will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Story times at the Epsom Library are Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. The Lego Club will meet Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bone Builders will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The chess club will meet Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Just a reminder that if you knit, crochet, or do any kind of handwork, you are welcome to join the Tuesday night knitting group at the library at 6:30 p.m.

Epsom Public Library youth events will include the film Moana on Monday at 2 p.m. The movie is rated PG and snacks and drinks will be provided. Call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920 for more information. The film A Man Called Ove will be shown at the library Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

The Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210 will have a Sunday breakfast buffet from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is adults $8, veterans $6, children under 10 $4. Every Wednesday there is free trivia at 7 p.m. in the members lounge. There are weekly prizes and an accumulative prize.

PFOF Cheerleaders Open Gym for age 7 to 14 will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Epsom Central School gym.This open-gym time is for students from Epsom, Chichester, Pembroke, Allenstown and Hooksett.

Epsom Central School will be holding registrations and screenings for 2017-18 incoming kindergarten and new first-grade students if your child will turn five or six years old on or before Sept. 30 and entering ECS for the first time. The registrations and screenings for the 2017-18 incoming kindergarten students will be held April 4 to 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as extended hours on April 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. If your child will be an incoming first grader, literacy screenings will be held April 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call the main office at 736-9331 to schedule your child’s 45-minute block. Remember to bring a copy of your child’s immunization record, birth certificate, most recent physical exam, and two proofs of residency, including a purchase/sales or rental agreement.

Happy birthday Sarah Bachelder!



FRANKLIN Rabies clinic open

A rabies clinic will be Saturday at the Franklin Fire Station from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $13 per dog, cash only. Someone from the city clerk’s office will be there as well so that people can license their dogs at the same time.

Granite State United Way offers free help with taxes for those earning $64,000 or less. Call 625-6939, ext. 126 to schedule an appointment for assistance.

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is seeking a volunteer meat manager. Please call the Rev. Karen at 934-2662 for more information.

The school board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Middle School library. The planning board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at city hall.

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

The Rotary Club has a change of meeting place to Pizza Chef. The meeting will take place Tuesday at noon. Call Julie Buker at 934-0411 for information.

The Junior Youth Group of Franklin meets Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. For more information, call 918-1998.




HENNIKER Go rugby team!

Congrats to the New England College rugby team, which competed in the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational Rugby 7’s Tournament in early March. This was the team’s third appearance at the annual tournament.

You can now ask questions of the Henniker Community School Board online at sau24.org.

Stark Regional High School’s Amnesty International Club will screen Sold, in collaboration with New England College, on March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Simon Center of New England College. The film viewing will be followed by a discussion about human trafficking in the U.S. and New Hampshire. For more information, contact Suzanne.Carmichael@sau24.org.

Clean out your closets and make some money. It costs $20 per day to have a table at the Henniker PTA indoor yard sale April 1 at 8 a.m. Visit playground@hennikerpta.org.

The Teen Center is having a Peeps Diorama Contest for middle school and up. Peeps and a box will be provided and you do the rest. The contest ends April 8.



HILLSBORO / DEERING Tour sugar shack

On Thursday, Greater Hillsborough Senior Services will leave Shaw’s at 1 p.m. and travel to Temple for a tour of Ben’s Sugar Shack facility. Transportation costs $6. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 or 724-5272 to make your reservation.

Fuller Public Library will hold its annual Seed Swap and Garden Forum on Thursday at 7 p.m. Master Gardener Tom Kamberis will be on hand to answer your questions. Baker Creek has donated seeds and participants are asked to bring seeds to share. For more information, call 464-3595.

The Maple and Mud Dinner at Camp Morgan Lodge will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include maple-glazed pork loin, veggies, rice, applesauce, salad and cheesecake. Adults cost $8; under 12 cost $4; under 4 are free; families are $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Washington General Store or by calling 478-5823 or limited availability at the door. Take-out will be available.




The Hopkinton Democratic Party will caucus March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the library community room. Registered Hopkinton Democrats are welcome to participate. Contact Kathy at 228-9367.

The library is hosting a blood drive tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hampstead Stage will present The Secret Garden on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Fake News, Tweets and Facts in Our Democracy: A Panel Discussion on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Beginner/family archery lessons are geared for children (at least 8) and adults who are new to archery and competition. No experience is required and all equipment is provided. Space is very limited. The last day to register is April 1 at HopkintonRec.com.

Dog license renewals are due by April 30. The town clerk’s office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

A free movie screening and panel discussion, Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Hopkinton Middle/High School.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I. The Hopkinton Historical Society is looking for anyone who may have any knowledge – including family stories, photos, artifacts, or memorabilia – about local residents who served in World War I or helped the cause on the home front. If you can help, call Ken Sauer at 746-3614 or email kalsauer21@gmail.com.

The Contoocook Farmers Market now has Brookford Farms dairy products from Work Song Farm, including a selection of cheeses and more perishable items by special order. Stop by the market every Saturday at the town hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

The senior lunch will be Wednesday at noon. For a $4 donation, the menu will be meatloaf, potatoes, carrots and Jello. The memoirs class will meet Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. from March 28 to June 13 at Slusser Senior Center. The class is for seniors age 50 and older and costs $12 for 12 weeks. To join, call John Warren at 746-8265 at the Slusser Center on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior center information is available at 746-2915.

The Hopkinton Town Library annual book sale will be June 24. There is a job for you. Please call Diane Myler at 491-1555 to volunteer.

The Hopkinton Town Band is seeking new members. There are no auditions and no competitions. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert season starts Memorial Day. For information, contact band managers Lucy Gaskill and Melissa Mandreell at pertice_c@comcast.net.




LACONIA Locals win awards

Congratulations to Laconia High School’s Coach Paronto for being named NHBCO Division 3 JV Coach of the Year. Congratulations to Korry Blake, who won the Faith, Hope and Love Scholarship this year.



PITTSFIELD Pasta dinner night

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop has drop-in hours each day from 3 to 6 p.m. this week. This year, PYW is 30 years old and plans are being made to celebrate this wonderful milestone. If you attended, worked at or volunteered anytime over the past 30 years the workshop wants to hear from you. There will be a celebration on June 24. For information, call Zach or Paula at 435-8272 or email info@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org.

The food pantry, located in the basement of the town hall, is open Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food and personal products are always needed and greatly appreciated. For more information, call 435-6773, ext. 19.

The Pittsfield Players will present the show Eat Your Heart Out on Friday, Saturday, March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling 435-8852 or visit pittsfieldplayers.com. A dinner and show deal (a three-course dinner at Main Street Grill and show ticket, all for $35) will be offered for the Friday performance. Dinner and show tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 435-8852.

The Suncook Valley Area Lions club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Pittsfield Elementary School cafeteria.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home and Family will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community center. For more information, call Andi Riel at 435-6346.

A free pottery workshop will be Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon at Pittsfield Middle High School. Create ceramic soup bowls that will be sold as a benefit for the Pittsfield Food Pantry on May 23.

A Community Conservation Series will continue Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Lecture Hall. The topic will be “How can prescription drug addiction impact small-town folks?” A short DVD, Hungry Heart, will be followed by a panel discussion. For more information, contact Susan Bradley at 435-6701 or sbradley@pittsfieldnhschools.org.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop board of directors will meet Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the workshop.

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

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop will host a pasta dinner night March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the workshop. The cost is $5 for adults.

Happy birthday, Pam Clattenburg!




Editor’s Note: Town Crier columns for Salisbury, Warner, Weare and Webster can be found in Monday’s Hometown section or online at concordmonitor.com.