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Allenstown

Senior center welcomes

new manager Leslie Vogt

The Suncook Senior Center welcomes Leslie Vogt as the new manager of the center.

∎ Voting for town elections will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall at 10 School St.

∎ The Allenstown and Pembroke Old Home Day Committee has begun preparation for its Aug. 23 Old Home Day event. The committee is looking for golf putters for the mini-golf course. If anyone is willing to donate a few putters, call 485-3352.

∎ The Suncook Foxy Red Hatters will meet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER

Clothing is half-price

at thrift shop this month

March is half-price clothing month at the Andover Service Club’s Thrift Shop, which specializes in recycled clothing for the whole family. All clothing, except for active consignments, is available at a 50 percent discount this month. The shop is behind the town hall. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to the club’s scholarship fund.

∎ All Andover residents are urged to vote Tuesday and to attend town meeting in order to elect Andover town officers, to approve or not approve changes to the Andover zoning ordinance, to decide whether property taxes will be billed semiannually, whether a new police cruiser will be purchased, and whether a bond will be approved for a major effort to repair local roads and bridges. Polls are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the school gym, and town meeting will begin at 7 p.m., also in the school gym. Chili, chowder, assorted breads and baked goods, as well as tea and coffee, will be available for purchase during lunch hour and in the afternoon, provided by the Andover Service Club to benefit their scholarship fund. In the evening during town meeting, assorted desserts, coffee and tea will be sold to benefit the Andover Public Library.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@aol.com

BOSCAWEN

Ham and bean dinners

resume Saturday

Spring is coming and so are the Boscawen Congregational Church’s traditional baked ham and bean dinners. The dinners will resume Saturday and will be held on the third Saturday of the month through October. The menu includes ham and beans, American Chop Suey, assorted salads, homemade pies and assorted beverages. The doors open at 4 p.m. and serving is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $8, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.

∎ A “Raising Broilers” workshop will be held Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Merrimack County Extension Offices at 315 Daniel Webster Highway. Admission is free, but preregistration is required, as space is limited. Call 796-2151 or email merrimack.agext@unh.edu to register. This is a 50-minute presentation by Dot Perkins that will provide information about breeds, housing, summer care, costs and predation, followed by a question-and-answer period. This talk will not cover butchering.

∎ Be sure to cast your vote Tuesday for candidates running for town public offices. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town hall at 12 High St.

∎ Town meeting commences on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school. Copies of the 2013 Annual Report with the 2014 town warrant and budget report can be picked up at the town municipal Offices, at the library and at the meeting.

∎ The town clerk’s office will be closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning for town elections and Town Meeting. It will reopen on Wednesday at noon.

∎ You can help support the elementary school by participating in McDonald’s Night Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fisherville Road in Concord. Proceeds will go to support activities at the school.

∎ All Boscawen Elementary School families are invited to “Family Fun Night” Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school. There will be tons of activities for the kids, including the famous cake and attic walk, and starring elementary school staff, the Boscawen Police Department, the Boscawen Public Library and Reptiles on the Move!

MARY ALLARD

BoscawenTownCrier@comcast.net

BOW

Learn how to make items

from recyclable materials

Upcycling pro Heidi Pauer will teach teens ages 12-18 how to craft wallets, earrings, magnets and more from recyclable materials April 4 at 5 p.m. at the library. Email bowbakerfreelibrary@comcast.net or call 224-7113 to register.

∎ Fed up with your internet browser? Stop by the library Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to see what’s available. Cardholders can find out what kinds of browsers are best for their devices and how they can use each of them to their advantage. Email bowbakerfreelibrary @comcast.net or call 224-7113 to register.

∎ The heritage commission announces its Historic House Sign program. Any Bow resident with a house 100 years old or older can apply to the commission for historic house designation. Applications can be obtained at the municipal building and the town website at bow-nh.gov. Stop by the heritage commission table on Election Day on Tuesday and check out the available information on Bow’s old houses to assist residents in getting started.

∎ The Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at the Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road, weather permitting. A brown bag luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with coffee and desserts being provided. The business meeting will start at 1 p.m. and Peg Fargo will be the guest speaker. Each member is encouraged to help out the Bow Food Pantry by bringing at least one nonperishable food item to each meeting. For more information, call 225-2835.

∎ Bow High School students and Bow home-schooled teens are invited to attend the “Job Search Strategies” series co-sponsored by the high school and Baker Free Library on Wednesday mornings this month. Career exploration hours are available for every half-hour session attended this Wednesday and March 19 and 26 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the high school library tutorial room.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CHICHESTER

Writers group offering

help to young poets

The members of the Down Cellar Writers group are making themselves available to young poets submitting their poetry to Rattle, an award-winning poetry magazine. The deadline is June 15, and submitters must be 15 years of age or younger when the poem was written and 18 or younger when the poem is submitted. Call the library to make an appointment.

∎ Come into the library to check out new books, view the artwork of Eleanor Graham and Ralph Vinson and buy raffle tickets for March’s item, a “Basket o’ Green.”

∎ Thanks to all who supported February’s book sale at the library. There will be no book sale this month, but access to “Down Under” is available during regular library hours, at the discretion of the librarian.

∎ Local author and blogger Joe Smiga will offer a writing workshop Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, facilitated by the Down Cellar Writers group. He will also talk about how to get published.

∎ Pembroke Academy is looking for community members to participate in mock job interviews over the next few months with members of the senior class as part of their graduation requirements. For more information, call Marie-Ann Demchak at 485-7881, ext. 2064, or email mdemchak@sau53.org.

∎ The 2013 Town Report is available online at chichesternh.org. Polling hours for the election of town officers will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall and the business portion of town meeting will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Chichester Central School.

LEE-ANN VALOTTO

leeannvalotto@yahoo.com

DUNBARTON

Commemorative town

coin for sale for $15

The historical society will sell the Dunbarton Town Commemorative Coin for the town’s 250th celebration in 2015. The coins are $15. To purchase, call Ted Vallieres at 774-3681 Indicate your choice of gold or silver finish.

∎ The Dunbarton Town Hall and Theatre Restoration Project announces that the completion of the research and preliminary design Phase I has been completed without spending any Dunbarton tax dollars, thanks to generous grants from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns (part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation). Now the work of Phase II begins, which will take into consideration the information in the reports generated from building professionals who have outlined the life-safety code and ADA requirements (as well as the existing conditions) of the historic 1909 town structure. To date, more than $80,000 has been raised to restore this town landmark to its former use as the gathering place – the heart of the community. In an overwhelming show of support for the Restoration Project, the Dunbarton Public Library trustees have made a generous offer to match any contributions up to $3,500 made by residents until Town Meeting Day.

∎ On Feb. 1, Dunbarton’s Silver Birch 4-H Club went to Merrimack Valley Middle School for Merrimack County Cooperative Extension’s annual 4-H Food Show. Seven club members ages 10-15 attended the Food Show. This is a place where members cook and submit an item individually or as a small group, as well as making a menu based on the “My Plate” guidelines. Members are judged and have opportunity to sample each others’s recipes. Silver Birch members especially enjoyed the demonstrations by Contoocook Creamery and New Hampshire Fish and Game. Submitted by Falon Labrecque and Nicole Bullis, Silver Birch 4-H.

∎ The deadline to obtain an absentee ballot is tomorrow at 5 p.m. Registered voters who qualify for an absentee ballot may complete the form, return it to the town clerk and obtain their absentee ballot. Call Linda Landry, town clerk, if you have any questions.

∎ School and town voting will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the community center of the elementary school.

∎ The town meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the community center of the elementary school.

∎ There will be no school Tuesday.

∎ The parent-teacher organization will meet Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in the school library. Free child care will be provided.

∎ The rescheduled winter concert for kindergarten through sixth grade will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the gym.

∎ The Bradford Bog People will be the featured performer Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Spireside at the Dunbarton Congregational Church. Beth Eldridge and Woody Pringle of Bradford, will present lively, traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains on banjo, fiddle and guitar. Open mic sign-ups will begin at 7 p.m. Musicians, poets and storytellers are welcome. Donations are accepted and the hat is passed for the featured performer.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM

Spaghetti dinner to be held Tuesday at school

The staff at Central School will host the eighth annual Officer Michael Briggs spaghetti dinner to raise additional money for an award to be given to an eighth-grade student in remembrance of Briggs. The dinner will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Epsom Central School cafeteria. The cost is $5, $3 for children. Tickets may be purchased in advance or the night of the dinner. There will be an option of a “take-out” meal. For more information, call Robin Donovan or Bobby Paine at 736-9331.

∎ The library’s children’s programs include the family movie, Khumba, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call the library at 736-9920.

∎ New World Explorer’s infant program, “It Rolls,” will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the library. Bring your infant/toddler and explore all things that roll. For more information, call the library at 736-9920.

∎ Story times are Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the library. For more information, call the library at 736-9920.

∎ Lego Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 736-9920.

∎ The Epsom Food Pantry still has not received nonprofit status approval from the IRS, but even so, the pantry is going to be open for those who are not getting food from Loudon. Pantry hours for now will be every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your papers to show you live in Epsom and are eligible for supplementary food. There will be a table on election day on Tuesday that will accept food for the pantry.

∎ Voting on the town and school budgets and related warrant articles will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the school gym.

∎ There is no school Tuesday as teachers have a workshop.

∎ Spring sports will soon be upon us. Students need to be in grades six through eight to try out for baseball or softball teams. Students in grades five through eight are permitted to be on the spring track team. Be on the lookout for sign ups to start this week. Students need to be academically eligible and have a sports agreement and physical form within the last two years on file with Mrs. Pozner. Tryouts will begin the week of March 24 if weather permits use of the fields.

∎ The Washington, D.C., trip meeting for eighth-grade students and their parents will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (snow date Thursday) at Central School. See Mrs. Pozner or Mrs. Yeaton if you have any questions.

∎ The parent-teacher organization meeting will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the library.

∎ Spring picture day will be held Thursday at Central School.

∎ The deadline for all yearbook order forms will be Friday.

∎ The cemetery committee will meet Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library.

∎ The library trustees will meet Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library.

∎ The planning and land use board will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the town office Meeting Room 940.

∎ Trustees of trust funds will meet Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the town office Meeting Room 940.

∎ Happy birthday, Rick Davis on Tuesday and Joe Davis on Thursday! May you two boys have a great day!

TERRY RIEL

c21RielT@metrocast.net

FRANKLIN

Roses for sale from the Lions Club

The Franklin Area Lions Club will sponsor a rose sale to help support its community activities. If you wish to order a multicolored bouquet of roses, you can order from a member of the Lions Club or call 768-3617. Or you can stop by The Soda Shoppe or the Pizza Chef in Franklin. Orders will be taken up to March 17. Delivery will be March 21.

∎ The Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force will have its year in review meeting Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the opera house, inside city hall. For more information, email Brandy Underwood, coordinator, at taskforceinfo@franklinnh.org.

∎ Franklin resident TJ Charbono recently celebrated his seventh birthday at the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin. Instead of presents, his friends were asked to bring a donation for the Franklin Animal Shelter. Generous donations were received from the 20-plus friends and were dropped off at the shelter.

∎ A craft sale to support the library’s “Readers are Leaders” scholarship will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Upper Room of the library. Proceeds of table rentals and a raffle table of items from the vendors and others will directly benefit the scholarship fund. Donations to the fund can also be sent directly to the library by making checks payable to: Franklin Public Library and mailing to 310 Central St., Franklin, 03235 or dropping off during business hours.

∎ Congratulations to high school junior Lucas Gagne on being selected for the New England Jazz Festival Band. The band will perform Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hanaway Theatre at Plymouth State University. More than 100 students are nominated from all six New England states by their directors.

∎ Franklin Middle School Parent Night for incoming fifth-graders will be held tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m.

∎ The Paul Smith School parent-teacher organization will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER

Activities offered for

children at school

“School After Dark” will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Henniker Teachers Association will offer a night of fun and activities for children so parents may attend the annual Henniker School District meeting. All children will need to be checked in and out of this free event (i.e. not dropped off). There will be arts and crafts, music and dance, computer activities and physical education games. All activities will be supervised. The check-in table will be just outside the doors of the café at the Community School. For more information, email Mark Vandenberg at Mark.Vandenberg@sau24.org or Chris Nase at Chris.Nase@sau24.org.

∎ The Henniker School District board will meet Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the school library to vote for the Henniker Community School (K-8) budget. The annual school district meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the school cafetorium.

∎ Election day will be held Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the community school. Ballot voting will be held for all elected officials (both school districts and town) and planning and zoning amendments (if any). This is also ballot voting for the high school budget and articles. This date is also known as Town Meeting Session 1 and John Stark School District Session 2. Enter at the front of the building for voting.

∎ The annual town meeting, an opportunity to vote for town budgets and warrant articles, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Community School cafetorium.

∎ The spring musical, Once on This Island, opens at John Stark Regional High School on March 16. Performances will be held March 16 at 2 p.m., March 17-18 at 6 p.m. and March 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $7, $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 529-5353.

∎ The Congregational Church will host a staged reading of The Ghost & Gussy Roy on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a donation is $5 per person or $20 per family.

∎ A parent-teacher association meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the library.

∎ Teacher Workshop Day will be held Thursday at the Community School. There will be no school for students.

∎ Current seventh-graders at the Community School will begin fundraising for their trip to Washington, D.C., next year by selling food during Henniker’s town meeting.

∎ White Birch seniors will travel to the Tanger Outlets in Tilton on March 17. They will have lunch at UNO’s. Pick up will be held at 9:15 a.m. at Rush Square and at 9:30 a.m. at the Community School parking lot. The cost is $8. Call 428-3077 to make a reservation.

HOLLY BAUM

428-7099

hollycbaum@comcast.net

HOPKINTON

Concert for families

to be held at library

A Miss Lynn Concert, a lively concert for families, will be held today from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library. This concert is geared for ages 10 and younger and is free.

∎ Hopkinton Town Meeting will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Hopkinton High School. There has been a warrant introduced by citizen petition to do away with the transfer station’s pay-by-bag program. The town has increased recycling, which helps the environment, and saves the town money.

∎ The AARP Tax Aide program is at the library again this year. They prepare and file taxes free of charge. Tax professionals will be at the library Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email concordtaxaide@metrocast.net to make an appointment. You do not need to be a senior citizen to take advantage of this program.

∎ New-player open gym night for lacrosse will be held today from 4 to 5 p.m. for girls and 5 to 6 p.m. for boys in the high school gym. The goal of these sessions is to introduce the sport to prospective players of all ages, answer any questions, and allow existing lacrosse players to come out and throw the ball around in a fun and unstructured environment. Coaches will be on hand and will bring some extra sticks and balls. Season information: Boys and girls, ages 8-14, $85 per player. The season runs from mid-March through mid-June. For more information and to register, visit hopkintonrec.com.

∎ The Hopkinton Town Band is seeking new members. The band is a volunteer community band comprised of musicians of all abilities from beginners to experts; band members range in age from teens to 80s. There are no competitions and no auditions. The first rehearsal of the 2014 Hopkinton Town Band season will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maple Street School and the band rehearses every Wednesday evening until the concert season begins with Memorial Day festivities and then Wednesday evening summer bandstand concerts. For more information, email band managers Melissa Mandrell and Lucy Gaskill at pertice_c@comcast.net.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

MERRIMACK VALLEY

Senior project showcase to be held

Be sure to check out the Senior Project Showcase March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School. The event is open to the community.

∎ Community judges are needed for senior projects. If interested, email Carisa Corrow at ccorrow@mv.k12.nh.us. Judges must not have a student in this year’s graduating class and be available for training Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. and March 21 from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m.

∎ Winter Carnival events start tomorrow at the high school. There will be a chorus concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. and a Winter Carnival dance Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.

PEMBROKE

Mock interview participants needed

Pembroke Academy is looking for community members to participate in mock job interviews over the next few months with members of the senior class as part of their graduation requirements. For more information, call Marie-Ann Demchak at 485-7881, ext. 2064, or email mdemchak@sau53.org.

∎ Marilyn Sullivan, certified navigator from Bi-State Primary Care Association, will hold a session to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library. She will help compare plans and review benefits and costs to help you make a choice. Call 485-7851 to reserve a spot. Computers are limited, but if you have a laptop, please bring it. Call 485-7851 to learn what documents you should bring.

∎ The Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day Committee has begun preparations for its Aug. 23 Old Home Day event. The committee is looking for golf putters for the mini-golf course. If anyone is willing to donate a few putters, call 485-3352.

∎ The Pembroke Academy Anime Club will host a convention Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pembroke Academy. There will be various panels and events throughout the day, including several different types of gaming. There will also be a card tournament for Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering. Decks will be for rent if needed. The fee is $5 and the event is open to the public.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD

Book group to meet March 18

The “Read, Meet and Talk” book group will meet March 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the community center. Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin will be discussed.

∎ The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center, lower level.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels. The program will be held Fridays beginning this Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Pittsfield Senior Center, 74 Main St. There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. To register, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Post Commander Dan Ward’s home, 6 Maple St. For more information, call Ward at 496-0848.

∎ Save Whites Pond benefit dinner will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. The dinner will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, desserts and other refreshments. The dinner is by donation. A bake sale and silent auction will also be held.

∎ The Clothes Closet will have reduced hours until March 29: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

∎ Pittsfield Youth Sports announces softball and baseball sign-ups for girls and boys ages 4-18. Sign-ups will be held Tuesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the community center. If your child is new to the program, please bring a copy of their birth certificate to the sign-ups. For more information, call Jesse MacGlashing at 724-7528.

∎ Monthly Movie Madness will be held at the library. Drop in and vote for your March selection.

∎ Preschool story hour with Mrs. Grainger is held Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 435-8406.

∎ The Pittsfield Players will present Dearly Departed on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., March 16 at 2 p.m. and March 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Get your tickets by calling 435-8852 or by going online at pittsfieldplayers.com.

∎ The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the community center, lower level.

∎ Be sure to cast your vote Tuesday at the town hall. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

∎ The Pittsfield School District annual meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the elementary school gym.

∎ The annual Town Meeting will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the elementary school gym.

∎ The parks and recreation committee will meet tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. at the town hall.

∎ The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce and Pittsfield Listens would like to thank the following candidates who participated in “Meet the Candidates” night: Gerard Leduc, Art Morse, Ross Morse, James Allard and Mike Wolfe. Thank you also to everyone that attended the event – there was plenty of spirited conversation and questions answered.

∎ Happy birthday to Stan Bailey today, Rick Davis on Tuesday and Joe Davis on Thursday. I hope you all have a great day.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY

Corned beef dinner to be served

The Salisbury Congregational Community Church will host a public corned beef and cabbage dinner fundraiser March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the town hall. The cost is $10, $5 for children 11 and younger.

∎ The 2014 annual Salisbury Town Meeting and elections will be held Tuesday at the town hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road. The polls will open at 1 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The town warrant is posted at the post office and Academy Hall. Information regarding town elections by ballot and the business meeting is in the 2013 Annual Report. Town reports may be picked up at the town offices during open hours, as well as at the library, post office and Crossroads Store. It is also available on the town website at salisburynh.org.

∎ The Salisbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently held its third annual recognition dinner at the town hall. The department did a fantastic job organizing the evening. From an excellent catered buffet dinner, a great guest speaker, entertaining slide show of “Year 2013 in Review,” to the awards program. Congratulations to all the fire/rescue volunteers on their awards.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

Warner

Celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday

Simonds teacher Yvonne Howard will lead a party to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s (belated) birthday March 26 at 6:15 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds. Bring your favorite Dr. Seuss book!

∎ Join MainStreet BookEnds for the annual New Hampshire Master Gardeners Conference to be held March 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 North River Road in Hooksett. The keynote speaker will be Rodney Eason, director of horticulture and plant curator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The conference is open to both master gardeners and the public.

∎ Simonds Elementary School has the following events: curriculum fair, March 19, 6:30 p.m.; literacy day, March 25.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

bookends@conknet.com

WEARE

Youth cheer clinic

to be held Saturday

The John Stark Regional High School cheerleaders will host a youth cheer clinic Saturday. Carianne Fish said, “It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and, by far, the most fun. We have lots of kids already registered that were with us last year and we have many fun things planned.” For more information, visit starkcheer.wix.com/jsvc.

∎ Students in the Weare Middle School Science Club are taking part in SeaPerch, a collaborative activity that is part of the National Defense Education Program administered by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This program is based on the SeaPerch Program started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sea Grant Education program.

∎ Remember to vote Tuesday. This is your chance to help guide the direction of both your town and your schools in the coming year.

TOM DUNN

Dunn.t@comcast.net

WEBSTER

39th Army Band to

perform for children

The 39th Army Band will perform for the school children Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the town hall.

∎ The Merrimack Valley School Board will meet tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. at the Penacook Elementary School.

∎ The Webster Elementary School Parent Teachers Organization will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Webster School.

∎ The fourth- and fifth-grade students of the Webster School will go on a field trip on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon to the McAuliffe Shepard Planetarium in Concord.

∎ Town elections will be held Tuesday. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town hall.

∎ Town meeting will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. to vote on town warrant articles, and will continue until all the business on the town warrant is completed, at the town hall. Refreshments will be sold at both the Tuesday polls and Saturday meeting by Daniel Webster Grange members and friends.

∎ I hope you all put your clocks ahead one hour as daylight saving time starts today.

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net

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