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Allenstown

Dog registration beings

Tuesday at town hall

Dog registration will begin Tuesday. For more information, call Allenstown town clerk Kathleen Rogers at 485-4276, ext. 116.

∎ The historical society will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park off Route 28. The election of officers and the History Day Event for the fourth-graders of the elementary school will be discussed. History Day will be held May 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. Admission is free.

∎ Chair Yoga will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The class cost is $5. For more information, call 485-4254.

∎ Bone Builders is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

∎ Computer classes will be held Thursdays by appointment beginning at noon at the Suncook Senior Center. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, call 485-4254.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER

Call school to register child for kindergarten

Members of the upcoming kindergarten class of 2014-15 are sought by the Andover Elementary/Middle School. If anyone in town knows of Andover kids who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, let the school know. Parents are urged to call the school at 735-5494 for registration information.

∎ “Eat Your Yard! An Introduction to Edible Landscaping” will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Graze Sustainable Table, 207 Main St. in New London. Steve Whitman, gardener, educator and community planner, will lead a conversation about how he and his family are gradually turning their Plymouth suburban lot into a mini-farm, as well as some easy steps anyone can take to get started down this path to sustainability. This is the fourth in the monthly Conversation Café series arranged by the Kearsarge Valley Transition Initiative to encourage local folks from all the nine towns in the Kearsarge Valley, including Andover, to think about how their communities can be more sustainable and resilient. Conversation and food will begin at 5 p.m. Whitman will talk about his project at 6 p.m. There will be an opportunity for questions, continued discussion and eating until 7:30 p.m. Since Graze is usually closed on Tuesdays, and in order to prepare enough food for everyone, reservations are needed no later than tonight by calling Graze at 526-2488. The cost is $15 for food, with a cash bar.

∎ Congratulations to all of the members of the Merrimack Valley High School girls’ basketball team (and particularly to Andover residents Erin Frost, captain, and Haley Adams) for their history-making win of the Division II State Championships on March 16 at Southern New Hampshire University. This is the first girls’ basketball championship in the history of Merrimack Valley High School. Way to go, team!

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@aol.com

BOSCAWEN

4-H workers group needs

support to keep alive

Save the Earnest Workers 4-H group from extinction by getting involved! This organization has a history of 45 years of service and will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school. This will be the club’s final meeting if there is no interest in keeping the group alive. 4-H is dedicated to positive youth development and helping youth step up to life’s challenges. To learn more about this worthwhile program, call Michelle Bersaw or Debbie Cheever at the Merrimack County 4-H office at 796-2151.

∎ The historical society members will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the Muchido Building, the former Boscawen post office. New volunteers are always welcome to join this active group.

∎ The last two Boscawen Bingo games for the season will be held Saturday and April 26 in the town hall (the basement of the Congregational Church) at the intersection of routes 3 and 4. The fun begins with a delicious luncheon for $10, followed by an afternoon of Bingo.

∎ There are plenty of reasons to head to the library in April. The library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-20 with the theme of “Lives Change at Your Library.” Money Smart Week will run from Saturday through April 12. Try out the library value calculator online. The D(rop) E(verything) A(nd) R(ead) program will be held April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up for a 15-minute slot in the new reading chair! Look for more events posted in future columns or at the library’s website at boscawenlibrary.org.

∎ All thoughts turn to spring at the “Native Wildflowers for Pollinators” workshop April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 N. Main St., fourth floor. Amy Papineau of the UNH Cooperative Extension Office will discuss how to plan and plant wildflower meadows in the home or farm landscape to support local pollinator populations. Admission is free. Pre-registration is appreciated. Call the Boscawen Agricultural Commission at 753-9188, ext. 301, or email agriculture03303@gmail.com to register.

∎ The elementary school parents and teachers association will hold its second annual yard sale April 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school. Yard sale donations will be accepted April 11 between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. in the cafe. If you have an hour to spare, help is needed in organizing items April 11 or with checkout, refreshment table or bringing in baked goods April 12. For more information, email thebestpta@gmail.com or on Facebook: Boscawen PTA.

∎ The elementary school parents and teachers association has joined the Rock ’N’ Race and formed “Team Boscawen” to support Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care. This is a Boscawen community team to include school families, community organizations and individuals. You can join by emailing philevent@crhc.org. If you register by Tuesday, you will receive a team shirt.

MARY ALLARD

BoscawenTownCrier@comcast.net

BOW

Living history program to be held Wednesday

Steve and Sharon Wood will portray President and Mrs. Lincoln in a living history program, “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It,” sponsored by a grant from The New Hampshire Humanities Council, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The program will begin with President and Mrs. Lincoln telling stories of their early lives and the challenges they faced during this turbulent time in our country’s history. The Bow Heritage Commission will bring the Civil War home to Bow with a display of artifacts and pictures from 1861 to 1865. This event is free and open to the public.

∎ Upcycling pro Heidi Pauer will teach teens ages 12-18 how to craft wallets, earrings, magnets and more from recyclable materials Friday at 5 p.m. at the library. 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. Information is available from the heritage commission on Bow’s old houses to assist residents in getting started.

∎ The Bow Garden Club will begin their 2014 club year April 7 featuring a program on “Mason Bees” with Michelle Mensinger of the Derry Garden Club. She will discuss how to incorporate Mason bees into your gardens and how to harvest them. For more information, visit crownbees.com. The meeting will begin with social time at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting and program at 6:30 p.m. All garden club meetings are held at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, unless stated otherwise, and are open to all. For more information, visit bowgardenclub.org or call president Kerry Buckley at 225-9103 or email atkerrybbuckley@comcast.net.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURY

Learn about the origins

of photography at library

The historical society will present “Fixing a Shadow: The Origins of Photography” by Martin Fox on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the library. This program is presented in cooperation with the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

∎ Canterbury Shaker Village is pleased to be partnering with NOFA-NH to offer “Bringing Back an Orchard” on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michael Phillips will instruct. Those overgrown apple trees can be productive once again! Orchard restoration begins with understanding the ways of healthy trees. Morning class time will be spent discussing orchard ecology, soil fertility and fruit tree horticulture. The afternoon will be spent in the historic Canterbury Shaker Village orchard demonstrating how to bring back productivity through competent pruning. Participants should bring a lunch. The workshop fee is $60 for NOFA-NH and Canterbury Shaker Village members, $75 for nonmembers. To register, visit shakers.org.

∎ The Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club has once again voted to offer a $500 challenge to aid in raising money for the Canterbury Newsletter. Send your donations to Canterbury United Community Church, PO Box 216, and mark your check “Sunset Mountain Challenge.” If the church gets $500 in donations, the Sunset Mountain folks will match it, dollar for dollar.

∎ The Canterbury Historical Society is moving ahead with plans to write and publish a new history of Canterbury dating from 1900 to the present. The committee developed a survey seeking input from townspeople about the project, which was distributed at town meeting. Surveys are available at the library and at the store. Members of the committee are Stephanie Jackson, Sam Papps, Lois Scribner, Pam Smarling, Mark Travis and Bob Scarponi. Feel free to contact any member for more information.

∎ This will be the eighth year that the historical society has sponsored the schoolhouse project in the Houser Center School in partnership with the elementary school. The subject this year will be the building of the Center School in 1955 and will focus on the community spirit that made it possible.

∎ On March 8, many 4-H Rascals participated in the Merrimack County 4-H Presentation Day. The categories at the event were Action Exhibits, Photography, Posters and Demonstrations. In photography, Halla Kirsch, Bella Lewis, Mya Maas-Kisiel and Megan Noel will all be recognized at Round-Up in fall. Sophie Miller, George Savageaux, Adam Sojka and Katherine Wieck are invited to go to Honors Evening. Talia Sperduto’s photo will move on to the state competition. Others who participated in the photography contest were Abby Camire, Becca Camire, Emma Chase, Madyson Cryans, Lydia Daigle, Madison Duclos, Emma Galonski, Chloe Jackson and Dietrich Mahlstedt. Their photos will be displayed at the library until April 7. Ronan Taylor was chosen to go to Round-Up in the poster competition. For the demonstrations, Jacob Bowser will be moving on to states.

∎ This year’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the elementary school. All children 11 and younger who are Canterbury residents can come to hunt for eggs. It will be held rain, snow or shine; don’t forget to bring your basket.

∎ The annual town wide roadside cleanup will be held April 12. To sign up for your favorite stretch of road, email Patrice Rasche at mattieandriley@yahoo.com or call 783-9360. The blue bags specially designated for use in the roadside cleanup can be picked up at the transfer station. Community service hours can be fulfilled during this event. See Adrienne Hutchinson at the transfer station for details on how to receive credit for participation.

∎ Applications for farmers market vendors are being accepted. For an application, visit ccfma.net or email canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Volunteers for the “sign-putting-out committee” are needed to help deploy the road signs on Tuesday of each week during the market season, and help pick the signs up again on Wednesday evening when the market is done. To volunteer, email canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com. The market is happy to welcome new and renewing members for the 2014 season. Member applications are available online at ccfma.net. Membership is $25 and helps to support the goals and programs of the market, as well as help to pay for the musicians and advertising.

GINNY WRIGHT

731-2448

wriginny@gmail.com

CHICHESTER

Decorate Easter eggs

in Ukrainian style

The popular workshop of pysanky, the Ukrainian art of Easter egg decorating, will held Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Kristi Nyhan will lead the workshop. Space is limited, so signing up is important.

∎ The story and craft program for kindergartners and preschoolers will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the library.

∎ Blaze Konefall is the Chichester artist whose works. “Fantasy Flowers,” will be displayed during April and May at the library. Stop in to see the results of his unique and creative techniques. A reception will be held in May.

∎ The following activities are upcoming at the library: National Library Week, April 13-19; World Book Night, April 23; “Garden for Wildlife,” April 23; book sale, April 26; and Joe Smiga’s postponed workshop, “Writing Workshop for Aspiring Authors,” April 28.

∎ Items for the food pantry are always appreciated and can be dropped off at the library. Personal care and hygiene items in normal-use sizes are needed, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, laundry soap, etc.

LEE-ANN VALOTTO

leeannvalotto@yahoo.com

DUNBARTON

Volunteers needed

for Friendly Kitchen

The Congregational Church needs volunteers to work at the Friendly Kitchen in Concord on Tuesday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. If you can help, email Cynthia Bagley at cebagley@comcast.net. No experience needed.

∎ The Congregational Church will have two Lenten Bible studies. The first, “He Died for Me,” will be held today from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The second will be held April 13.

∎ The Lenten Series will be held Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. There will be a light soup and bread supper, followed by a discussion on “Icons.”

∎ Fred Marple/Frost Heaves will be at the library Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. There will be stories from Frost Heaves, music, sing-alongs and some surprises.

∎ Men’s Coffee Chat will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the library.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM

Breakfast with Pete the Cat to be held

The library will host a “Pete the Cat” story time and breakfast April 12 at 9:30 a.m.

∎ The Epsom Fire Auxiliary will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library. If interested in joining, call 848-7371.

∎ Story times is held Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the library. Children enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

∎ Toddler Time will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the library.

∎ The Lego Club will meet Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library.

∎ The library will show the family movie Frozen on April 9 at 2:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG, and popcorn and drinks will be provided.

∎ The historical society will be open Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1775 Dover Road. The historical society will meet Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the town offices meeting room.

∎ The zoning board of adjustment will meet Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the town offices.

∎ The trustees of the trust fund will meet Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the town offices.

∎ Central School parent-teacher organization talent show permission slips are due Wednesday.

∎ Central School band/chorus and string students concert will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the gym.

∎ Incoming kindergarten registrations will be held Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central School. Extended hours will be available Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. If your child is an incoming first grader, literacy screenings will be held Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call for an appointment.

∎ Parent letters for student placements are due by Friday to the Central School office.

∎ The parent-teacher organization talent show mandatory rehearsal will be held Friday at 3:15 p.m. at Central School.

∎ The student council dance for grades six to eight will be held Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the gym at Central School.

∎ The Central School parent-teacher organization will host a Scholastic book fair April 8-11. The book fair will be open during school hours, Tuesday through Friday, as well as from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9. For more information, call Diane Proulx at 738-2037 or email proulx@metrocast.net.

∎ Happy birthday to Jill Gelinas on Thursday and Kim Crowley on Saturday!

TERRY RIEL

c21RielT@metrocast.net

FRANKLIN

Flea market to

be held Saturday

The Franklin United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin St., will host a flea market/bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free coffee and cocoa. For more information, call 934-6110.

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

∎ Choose Franklin will meet Thursday at 8 a.m. at city hall.

∎ The historical society, located at Webster Place, 21 Holy Cross Road, will host John Bentley of Salisbury to speak about the connection of Peter Bowen’s cabin and Nellie Bean to that venerable and perennial favorite of all New Englanders, the lilac, Thursday at 7 p.m. Franklin may be home to one of the oldest lilac bushes in the country, dating back to pre-Revolutionary days! To find out where this historic bush continues to thrive, come to the first spring meeting of the society for 2014. For more information, call Leigh Webb at 934-8222 or email frankin_pride@yahoo.com.

∎ The Junior Youth Group of Franklin will meet Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center.

∎ The SAU 18 School Board will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the middle school.

∎ The library discussion group’s choice for April is ready for pick up at the library. The Collector by John Fowles will be reviewed April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Upper Room of the library. New readers are welcome.

∎ Choose Franklin Community Day is accepting registrations on a space-available basis. For more information, call Marcia Rollins at 934-3108, ext. 4420.

∎ The parks and recreation summer program is accepting registrations. Stop by the recreation department at the Bessie Rowell Community Center for details or go online at franklinnh.org/Recreation.

∎ The TRIP Center offers exercises with and without weights every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Arrive early for indoor walking. Line dancing is held every Monday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER

Indoor craft and yard sale to be held

An indoor craft and yard sale will be held April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henniker Community Center, 57 Main St. Food and beverages are available to purchase. The Easter Bunny will be on site for photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a small donation. For more information, email camaras70@yahoo.com.

∎ There will be a school board meeting Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the library at Henniker Community School.

∎ LINEC, the Learning Institute at New England College, will offer nine courses this spring from April 7 through May 15: So What Happened in the Second Half of Proust; Old Testament Part IV; Turning Points in Modern History; Current Issues; The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works; Thinking About Capitalism; The Physics of History; Understanding Human Behavior; and World of Film. For more information, log on to lineacatnec.com.

∎ The annual spring concert will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the gym at Henniker Community School. In addition to grades four to eight, other participating groups will include the string band, rock band and chorus. The seventh- and eighth-grade chorus at the Henniker Community School is led by John Stark music teacher Jane Segedy.

HOLLY BAUM

428-7099

hollycbaum@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERING

Granite State Ringers to perform

The Granite State Ringers “Bells at Play” spring concert will be held May 4 at 3 p.m. at Smith Memorial Church. Proceeds from ticket sales will be shared by the Granite State Ringers and Smith Memorial Church. Ticket prices are $10, $5 for children and $18 for families of four or more people. For more information, call Gary Sparks at 464-0225.

∎ If tax time has you assessing your finances and you are unsure what you should be doing to prepare for the future, make plans to attend the next How To Day program at the library. Financial advisor Jim Long from Edward Jones will present a program on the “Foundations of Investing” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited; call 464-3595 to reserve a spot.

∎ The monthly book discussion group will meet to talk about The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library. Copies of the book are available at the library and all are welcome to join. The book for May will be handed out: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. For more information, call 464-3595.

NANCY SHEE

nshee@aol.com

HOPKINTON

Free soap carving demo to be held

A free soap carving presentation, led by Tom Worcester, will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Slusser Senior Center. Call 746-3800 or 746-2915 to sign up.

∎ The historical society will hold its annual meeting April 13 at 1 p.m. The afternoon will begin with the meeting, salute to volunteers, and a finger food social. At 2 p.m., Hopkinton resident Richard Hesse will present a living history program about U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. This program is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Members and nonmembers are invited to attend; no RSVP is necessary. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share; drinks will be provided. For more information, call 746-3825, email nhas@tds.net or visit HopkintonHistory.org.

∎ Senior lunches are held Wednesdays at noon at the Slusser Senior Center, 41 Houston Drive, Contoocook. The suggested price for the meal is $4. The first lunch for new members is free, with a certificate. Spinach stuffed chicken, cooked carrots, twice baked potatoes, garden salad, rolls, cheesecake and April birthday/anniversary cake will be served Wednesday.

∎ An American Red Cross babysitter’s training class will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Slusser Senior Center. The cost is $85 and the class is for ages 10-16. Space is limited. Register online at hopkintonrec.com. For more information, call Jessica Bailey at 746-2915 or email recreation@hopkinton-nh.gov.

∎ Meet the Easter Bunny on April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the high school. The annual Easter egg hunt wil begin at noon for kids up to third grade! Bring your kids, Easter baskets and cameras! Admission is free. For more information, call Jessica Bailey at 746-2915 or email recreation@hopkinton-nh.gov.

∎ The Little Nature Museum will present “Ospreys” with senior naturalist Dave Erler of the Squam Lakes Science Center April 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the community room at the library. The program is free; donations are appreciated. Meet a live osprey up close and discover how this once threatened, fish-eating raptor is doing today. This program examines the natural history of ospreys and the current research using satellite transmitters for tracking. For weather-related cancellations, visit littlenaturemuseum.org or call 746-6121. For museum information, visit littlenaturemuseum.org. For library directions, visit hopkintontownlibrary.org.

∎ Youth lacrosse 2014 registrations are open for boys and girls ages 8-14. The cost is $85 per player. The Hopkinton youth lacrosse teams are in league play through the New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association. No previous experience is required to participate. The season begins mid-March and ends mid-June. To register, visit hopkintonrec.com and open an account for your family. Be sure to include all health concerns for each family member as this will be part of their registration for all future recreation programs. Click on “Lacrosse” and follow prompts to register. You may pay online with a credit or debit card, or print the completed registration form and drop-off or mail, with payment, to the Hopkinton Recreation Dept., 330 Main St. Hopkinton, N.H. 03229. For more information, call the recreation department at 746-2915 or email recreation@hopkinton-nh.gov.

∎ A rummage sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Contoocook United Methodist Church, 24 Maple St. A bag sale will begin at 11 a.m.

∎ 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 senior citizen to take advantage of this program.

∎ The winter market is held every Saturday until May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town hall. Email tookymarket@live.com or visit Facebook for more information.

∎ Follow the Hopkinton School District on Twitter: @HOPKINTONSD.

∎ The school board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Maple Street School, Room 1.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LOUDON

Community resource fair to be held

A community resource fair will be held April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church. There will be an activities table for the kids. There will be lunch items available for a nominal fee. Come find out what resources are available for the citizens of Loudon and all the surrounding towns.

∎ The hazardous waste collection event will be held April 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Loudon Transfer Station. This event is for Loudon residents only; you must bring proof of residency. Swing by the station for a complete list of what and what not to bring.

∎ As of March 21, donors have helped raise $6,415.80 for the Feinstein Challenge. The goal this year is $6,500. Food items most needed are fruit, jams, jellies, peanut butter, breakfast items, baked beans, beverages, frozen meat and canned meats. To be a part of this effort, donate food or money between before April 30 and note that it’s for the Feinstein Challenge.

∎ The Loudon Village Arts group will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the library. Planning for the June 7 and 8 art show is on the agenda. Local artists are invited to join in the discussion.

∎ The White Mountain Woolen Magic rug hooking guild will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library.

∎ Look for a new batch of cookbooks at the library featuring healthful and appealing recipes. Titles include Weelicious by Catherine McCord, True Food by Andrew Weil and Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch.

∎ The newest DVDs on the library shelves include Catching Fire, Frozen, The Book Thief and The Broken Circle Breakdown.

∎ In the spirit of spring, story time will dig into muddy topics with I’m Dirty by Kate and Jim McMullan and Miracle Mud by David A. Kelly. Choose from three different times to stop by with your children: Tuesday or Thursday at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the library.

ALICHA KINGSBURY

798-3143

ammhkingsbury@aol.com

PEMBROKE

Spring swimming lessons available

Pembroke Recreation spring swimming lessons are offered through Swim New Hampshire, a licensed provider of American Red Cross programs. The swim lessons are held at the Red Roof Inn in Loudon and at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. Infants as young as 6 months old through adults may attend. Course descriptions and the class schedules are posted online at nhswimschool.com. You can register your child directly online at nhswimschool.com or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484. The cost is $40 per month for the Loudon lessons or $50 per month for the Manchester lessons.

∎ The Pembroke Women’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is offering scholarships to seniors from Pembroke and Allenstown. The scholarships are based on community service, school involvement and scholastic achievement. Applications are available at the Pembroke Academy and Bishop Brady guidance departments. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before May 2. For more information, call Pam Stauffacher at 485-5177.

∎ The Pembroke Women’s Club will present “Music Through the Decades” (celebrating tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s) April 12 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Congregational Church. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 485-5519 to reserve tickets.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD

Crime watch group

welcomes members

The next Pittsfield Community Crime Watch meeting will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at Jitters Cafe. Anyone who is interested in helping make the town a better place is welcome.

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

∎ A spring fling dance and karaoke fundraiser will be held April 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge, 24 Old Mill Road, Epsom. Tickets will be on sale soon and cost $15 each or two for $25. (Must be 21 years or older to attend). All proceeds will benefit the Pittsfield Youth Workshop. For more information or to buy tickets, call 435-8272 or email info@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org.

∎ A wooden, handcrafted Victorian doll house is being raffled off at the Clothes Closet. This project was started by a craftsperson and donated to the Clothes Closet. Stop in and purchase some tickets.

∎ The writers’ group for teens at the Josiah Carpenter Library will resume April 10 at 6:30 p.m. April is National Poetry month, so what better way to re-introduce each other than to some read poetry. Bring either a copy of your favorite poem or one that you have written.

∎ The PMHS Booster Club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the PMHS Media Center.

∎ The elementary school parent-teacher organization will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. for an open public discussion and then at 6:30 p.m. for the business meeting in the elementary school library.

∎ The PHS Alumni Association will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the PMHS office conference room. Anyone that graduated from or attended PHS/PMHS is an alumni association member.

∎ The Victory Workers 4-H Club will meet April 7 at 6:45 p.m. at the community center.

∎ The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 will meet April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home on Loudon Road. Elections will be held, as well as planning for the year’s activities. For more information or if you have any questions, call Post Commander Dan Ward at 496-0848.

∎ Open mic night will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sage Wellness Center, 175 Barnstead Road. Call 620-8690 or email sage.wellness@yahoo.com to sign up. BYOB. Snacks will be for sale. There will be a $5 cover charge.

∎ Kindergarten pre-registration parent information night will be held Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the elementary school.

∎ Call the elementary school at 435-8432 by Friday to set up an appointment for kindergarten registration. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30. Registration appointments are available for April 9 and 10.

∎ Congratulations to Dawn Hamel for being selected as Pittsfield Youth Workshop Volunteer of the Year. Many thanks to Hamel for her countless hours of volunteering at Pittsfield Youth Workshop.

∎ Pittsfield Youth Baseball/Softball is raffling four front-row seats to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game. Tickets are available at Bell Brothers, 1 Depot St., and are $5 each or five for $20. All proceeds support quality baseball and softball experiences for the boys and girls of Pittsfield. The game is Aug. 2 at 4:05 p.m. The drawing will be held June 26.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

Warner

Learn more about

the food co-op

A Warner Area Food Co-op information session will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library. Food co-op member Faith Minton will answer questions about the Warner Food Coop, a buying club for monthly orders of natural and organic foods, vitamins and personal care products. For more information, call 456-2289.

∎ A rabies and microchip clinic for dogs and cats will be held April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Jim Mitchell Community Park. A rabies vaccination costs $10, microchips cost $25, and nail clippings cost $5. There will be a table of free gifts, as well as snacks for sale. No appointment needed. Proceeds from this event will benefit MainStreet Warner Inc. For more information, call 746-4201.

∎ BookEnds BookGroup will meet to discuss Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout today at 3 p.m. in the Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds.

∎ Simonds School has the following activities: parent-teacher organization meeting, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; family lunch, Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. Zumba for Kids, Friday, 3 p.m.; end of third quarter, Friday.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

bookends@conknet.com

WEARE

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

to be performed

Weare Middle School will present Fiddler on the Roof, a musical story of life and traditions in a small Jewish village in early 20th century Russia, today at 2 p.m. in the school café. Tickets are $5, $3 for students and free for children 5 and younger.

∎ The Camera Club at John Stark Regional High School presents the photo exhibit “Our Generation” though June 6 at the Weare Public Library.

∎ The Weare senior dinner will be held April 12 at noon. RSVP to Missy Descoteau at 529-5658 or email chrismissy@gmail.com.

∎ John Stark Regional High School was the winner of the West Regional New Hampshire Quiz Bowl Tournament they hosted March 15. Twenty-nine teams representing 14 schools competed, making this the largest tournament of the year. John Stark’s team will compete in the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl Championship tournament to be held April 6 at the Capitol Office Building in Concord.

TOM DUNN

Dunn.t@comcast.net

WEBSTER

Volunteers are needed for soccer

Webster Youth Soccer will have a 2014 season planning session Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Volunteers are needed. For more information, email websteryouthsoccernh@gmail.com.

∎ The selectmen will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the town office.

∎ Parent information night for new kindergartners will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net

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