Foxy Red Hatters
to meet tomorrow
The Foxy Red Hatters will meet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. For more information, call 485-4254.
∎ The selectmen will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Old Allenstown Meeting House at 150 Deerfield Road.
∎ The Wii Bowling Tournament will be held Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The cost to enter is $1. For more information, call 485-4254.
Test your smarts with 1860 school questions
The historic Tucker Mountain School in East Andover, built in 1837, will be open today from 1 to 3 p.m. Many artifacts of the time will be on display, including school books. In 1860, an eighth-grade education was considered sufficient for most people; individuals wishing to go beyond eighth grade had to demonstrate adequate preparation for high school and pay for the additional education themselves. Copies of an 1860 “List of Questions to be Answered by Candidates for Admission to the High School” will be available today, and those who like a challenge may take the exam (or get it online at tinyURL.com/1860-Exam) and have it scored by Mary Lloyd-Evans. Anyone scoring 100% will be listed in the September issue of the Andover Beacon. The Tucker Mountain School is maintained by the historical society and can be reached by following the signs from Route 11 in East Andover onto Maple Street and then to Tucker Mountain Road. For more information, call 735-5586 or 735-5628.
∎ The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust will host a Woods Forum for landowners Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bluewater Farm. It will be an opportunity for area landowners to learn how to care for their woods today and to plan for the future of their land. Space at the forum is limited; interested residents are asked to call Nancy Smith at 526-6555 or email NSmith@AusbonSargent.org to register.
∎ Residents are invited to share in the bounty of the vegetable garden at the Andover Elementary/Middle School. Principal Jane Slayton and gardener Kat Darling invite everyone to stop by to pick some veggies for dinner or to pull some weeds. The garden is located in front of the school and has been developed and maintained under the direction of Darling of Two Mountain Farm in Andover.
∎ “Identify the Critters, Win a Pizza!” is a photo contest for kids through age 12 running in the August issue of the Andover Beacon. Kids are invited to identify the photos (shown on page 21) of animals spotted in Andover. The 12 photos are part of an exhibit of animal photos taken by residents and currently displayed in the library, sponsored by the conservation commission as part of its summerlong “Taking Action for Wildlife” series of events. Kids need to submit their entries by 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 to the Andover Beacon at Mail@AndoverBeacon.com or P.O. Box 149, Andover 03216. Participating kids are asked to be as specific in their identification as they can be; parental help is acceptable. The winner will be announced in the September issue of the Beacon; in case of a tie, the winner will be selected by a drawing. The prize for the winner is a large pizza with all the fixings, donated by Andover Pizza Chef.
Spruce up the historical society tomorrow
The historical society will hold a work session tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for its open house on Old Home Day, Aug. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help “spiffy” up the building.
∎ The Stuck in Time Band is back for their second performance Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Boscawen Municipal Town Complex Field. Admission is free. For more information about the band, visit thestuckintimeband.com.
∎ If you are wondering how to manage your garden produce, the “Preserving Your Harvest” workshop is for you. Deb Maes, UNH Cooperative Extension’s regional specialist, food safety, will cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions and share information about preserving food safely at home, including jams and jellies, pickling, canning fruits and vegetables, freezing and drying foods. This workshop will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the County Extension Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) at the Merrimack County Facility. The cost is $5 per person. Register ahead by calling 787-6944 or emailing email@example.com and pay at the door.
∎ There will be a public ham and bean supper Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the town hall (basement of the Congregational Church at the intersection of Routes 3 and 4). Other items on the menu are mac ’n’ cheese, assorted salads, bread, dietetic jellied salads and desserts, including homemade pies. The cost is $8, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.
∎ The planning board will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the fourth floor meeting room of the Boscawen Municipal Complex to consider the following matters: review the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance definition of Temporary Events; the proposed New Definition for Non-Residential open space accessory structure; and proposed amendments to the Site Plan regulations and Zoning Ordinance definition Change of Use. The board may open a public hearing to take testimony after the review of the three proposed definitions. Copies of the proposed amendments are available in the Land Use Department office at the Town Municipal Complex.
Family film to be shown
tomorrow at library
The library’s summer reading program wraps up this week with a family film tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and an ice cream party Friday at 4 p.m. And, if you are a Bow “Directioner,” ages 8-13, don’t miss out on the library’s “Boy Band Bonanza: Directioner Edition” to be held Aug. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Call the library at 224-7113 to sign up for the boy band program or to find out the title of the film.
∎ The Rotary Club of Bow’s Summer Concert Series will end its season tonight following its final performance featuring The Jazz Dogs, a Concord area-based jazz combo group. The concert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Town Gazebo and is sponsored by the Rotary. Admission is free.
∎ The Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday in the high school cafeteria at 32 White Rock Hill Road. A brown bag luncheon and social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own beverages and desserts. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call 225-2835.
Potluck ice cream
social to be held
Transition Canterbury invites you to a potluck ice cream social Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo in the center of town. Buy your ice cream or toppings to share at the Canterbury Store (try to get there before 6:30 p.m., but they will stay open a few minutes late) and support the town’s cooperatively owned store while enjoying dessert (or maybe you’ll just call it dinner!) and your neighbors! Bowls and spoons will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
∎ A registration night for new and current members of the Canterbury Rascals 4-H Club will be held Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parish House. Items shown by members at the Hopkinton Fair will be on display. This club is for kids who are, or will be, ages 8-18 as of Jan. 1, 2014. If you have any questions about the club, call 783-0220. The first monthly meeting of the 4-H Club will be held Sept. 9 at the Parish House. Refreshments will be served at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Honors Evening, project sign-ups for the fall and cookie sales will be discussed. Over the summer, 12 4-H members practiced and then performed a flash mob dance to MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” at the Canterbury Fair. Other members attended entomology workshops with Emily Preston to learn about insects. Thank you to Preston for all the time she gives to the club! From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, members will be displaying their 4-H project items at the Hopkinton Fair.
∎ August is “New Hampshire Eat Local Month,” a collaboration of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture and dozens of businesses, individuals and groups throughout the state. Join Hillary Nelson for her food demonstration on “Whole Foods.” If it’s growing around here, Nelson has a recipe for it! Music will be provided by Audrey Drake.
∎ Come create your own whimsical bird bath, cast with a cement mix on a large garden leaf, at Petals in the Pines. You can choose from rhubarb and hosta leaves or sunflower and pumpkin leaves. The cost is $30 per person. A workshop will be held Aug. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited to six; call 783-0220 to reserve a date today or visit petalsinthepines.com for more information.
August library raffle
is a fondue package
The August library raffle is for a fondue package including a copper fondue pot, fondue cookbooks and wood skewers. Tickets are three for $1 or 50 cents apiece.
∎ The library is participating in Old Home Day by spreading the word about reading. Town Librarian Lisa Prizio will hand out bookmarks during the festivities. When the recipient brings their bookmark to the library, they will be able to select a free book from the regularly priced books in the “Down Under Used Books” section of the library.
∎ The library is a donation point for assisting with the medical costs for a local teenager, Gabrina (Gabby) Walters. Walters is bravely fighting leukemia. A donation entitles the donor to a ticket to win a handmade quit.
∎ Appreciation goes out also to those who have brought in donations for the food pantry. Canned goods, boxed mixes and staples are all appreciated. No glass containers or perishable food can be accepted.
Spireside will feature
Bob Moore Saturday
Spireside will feature Bob Moore Saturday. Moore is an accomplished guitarist, singer, songwriter and poet from the Seacoast area. For a sample of Moore’s guitar instrumentals and songs, visit reverbnation.com/bobmooreguitarist. Doors open and open mic sign ups start at 7 p.m. at the Dunbarton Congregational Church Vestry, 6 Stark Highway North. Musicians, poets and storytellers are welcome. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. For more information, visit dccucc.org.
∎ The parent-teacher organization will meet Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the school library. Free child care will be provided.
∎ The farmstand will be open Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in Dunbarton Center. Corn will be available.
∎ Join author Beth Salerno for a discussion of the “Sister Societies” that were active in the Abolition and Civil Rights movements Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
∎ Men’s Coffee Chat will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Library.
∎ The police department wants to remind people that the hunting seasons are almost here. If you need a hunter education class, sign up for one of the remaining classes available for 2013. Register online at huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.
∎ “This year Dunbarton’s Silver Birch 4-H Club has been busy participating in many activities like the Food Show, public speaking, Presentation Day, Fashion Revue, animal science, forestry, cooking, gardening and many heritage arts. This year, we also dedicated a granite bench in the memory of Mrs. Jean Hodgman for her 40 years of service to our 4-H Club. We participated in community service projects like cleaning Stark Cemetery and donated presents and a Thanksgiving turkey to families during the holidays. We look forward to showcasing what we have learned at the Hopkinton State Fair. Look for our exhibits at the 4-H building!” Written by Falon Labrecque and Elizabeth Hanson, age 10, club reporters.
Library taking orders
for annual mum sale
The library is taking orders for the Friends of the Library’s annual mum sale. The plants are $8 each or five for $35 and are available in red, yellow, white, pink/lavender, bronze and orange.
∎ The library summer reading program continues with the family movie Space Warriors tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The summer reading program finale will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., featuring singer/storyteller Steve Blunt. Join in for an evening of fun for the whole family with music, stories, refreshments and prizes as young readers are celebrated. Call the library at 736-9920 to sign up. Children may return their reading logs to Mrs. Benner, but this is not required!
∎ Finish up Old Home Day in Epsom with a 4-mile road race or 1 to 3.2 mile walk today at 8:30 a.m. Register online at running4free.com/sign
uponetime.aspx or Coolrunning.com. The fee is $18. A hymn service will be held today from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at New Rye Church. The duck race will be held today at noon at the bridge at Short Falls Swim Area. The cost is $5 per duck or five for $20. Call 736-8802 for information on purchasing tickets or email EpsomOldHomeDay@yahoo.com.
∎ The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Epsom/Chichester needs you! If you are related to a veteran and want to help, then join in. The auxiliary meets at the Elwood O. Wells American Legion Post 112 on Short Falls Road. For more information, call 435-8770.
∎ Happy birthday to Stacy Osborn on Saturday!
tourney to be held
This year marks the 20th annual double-elimination tournament to begin Sept. 18 at Odell Park. With more than $49,000 raised for local charities in the prior 19 years, plans for the 20th Annual Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament are now under way. The team registration deadline is Friday. The one-week tournament welcomes co-ed teams with teammates ages 13 and older. Interested participants are welcome to inquire about registration with Franklin Savings Bank’s Co-Chairpersons, Cheri Caruso or Gail Smith at 934-4445, on Facebook (facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank), or by emailing email@example.com. All proceeds are earned through the $150 team entry fee, concession stand profits and donations. Additionally, a significant amount of the charity donation comes from the annual raffle. Donations of items and gift certificates from community individuals and businesses are more than welcome and are being collected. In exchange for the donation, Franklin Savings Bank will gratefully acknowledge all donations with public recognition. More information and tournament updates will be posted at the bank’s website at fsbnh.com and on the Facebook page at facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank. You can also follow the Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament on Twitter at twitter.com/fsbsoftball.
∎ Calling all high school juniors and seniors who would like a parking permit! Permits will be distributed Aug. 19. Call Diane Cummings at 934-5441 for specific information. To be eligible for a parking permit, all dues must be up-to-date. This is a first-come, first-served process. Freshmen: Keep up with your summer reading expectations! Your summer reading book is The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. If you need a copy of the book, stop by the high school front office and pick one up. Mrs. Charette has been designing some engaging lessons to kick off your freshman English classes! New faculty members will have an orientation session Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
∎ The good times will be rolling when the Bel Airs bring their doo wop music to Franklin Opera House on Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this reserved-seat show cost $19, $17 for seniors. Tickets are on sale at franklinoperahouse.org or by calling 934-1901 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The opera house is located in the City Hall building, 316 Central St. There is ample free parking all around the opera house.
∎ Franklin Post 1698 will host a clambake Aug. 24. Lobster, steak, clam chowder, corn on the cob, salad and a dance will start at 6 p.m. Come and purchase your tickets by Aug. 21 at the canteen. Members and bona fide guests are welcome.
Music on Main Street needs vendors
The Spirit of Henniker group will shut down Main Street to through traffic to host Music on Main Street Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, food, games, music, face painting and Touch-a-Truck for the kids, the annual bed race and more. Want to get involved? How about participating in the crazy cookie contest? For rules and details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. A few more vendors and craftsmen are needed. To find out more, email email@example.com. Sign-up early as space is limited! For more information, visit spiritofhenniker.org.
∎ The U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program will bring Ms. Zhang Yang to teach Chinese language and culture at the Henniker Community School and John Stark Regional High School in the coming school year. Zhang Yang is one of 10 Chinese teachers traveling to the U.S. for this program. There are five American teachers traveling to China to teach English in this exchange program. Zhang Yang was born in Anda, Heilongjiang, China’s most northeastern province. She will reside with a local family.
∎ High Range will perform original rootsy bluegrass, country and rock-inspired music on fiddle, banjo guitar and bass Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Angela Robinson Bandstand in Community Park. In case of rain, the program will be in the community center. Visit henniker.org for the schedule for the final weeks of summer.
∎ White Birch seniors will head out to Great Island Common in New Castle for a picnic and day at the ocean Thursday. Great Island Common is comprised of 32 acres of seaside green space and beach. There is a spacious grassy area for picnics and Frisbee playing, and several jetties to walk out on and enjoy the scenery. The senior center will put together a nice picnic lunch and on the way home, will stop by Johnson’s Dairy Bar for ice cream. The cost is $15, which covers transportation and the picnic lunch. Ice cream is on your own. Pick up for this trip begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Henniker Community Parking Lot (and 9 a.m. at Rush Square). Sign up with Beth Ann by tomorrow.
∎ White Birch seniors will enjoy a cruise on Lake Sunapee, followed by some shopping in New London, and then an early dinner at Peter Christian’s Tavern on Aug. 22. There will be a transportation fee and cost for the cruise. Dinner will be on your own. Check with Beth Ann at 428-3077 for the cost of this trip and sign up by Aug. 19. There will have a pick up at the Henniker Community Parking Lot at 12:45 p.m. (and 12:30 p.m. at Rush Square).
HILLSBORO / DEERING
History comes alive
this weekend in town
The fifth annual Living History Event will be held Saturday and Aug. 18. Interact with period artisans, musicians, re-enactors and historical figures. There will be crafters, as well as many historic children’s activities. Sample traditional foods. Experience the life of a New Englander in the 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. Venture on a trip throughout Hillsboro and discover the historic villages, museums, President Franklin Pierce’s Homestead, historic buildings, scenic drives and stone arch bridges. There will be a tent dance Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Jones Road. Music will be provided by the Second South Carolina String Band. Discounted tickets are available online. Tickets cover two full days. The cost is $10, $8 for seniors (65 and older), $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, visit LivingHistoryEventNH.com, email LivingHistoryEvent@gmail.com or call 478-0809.
∎ Hillsboro Pride proudly presents a “Super Saturday Farmers Market and Craft Fair” Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Butler Park. Fresh produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies and baked goods will be offered. Glass, pottery, jewelry, tie dyed tees, book bindery, hand carved spoons and more will also be featured. Music will be by Cow Hampshire Folk.
∎ Family Movie Night will be held Saturday downstairs at Smith Memorial Congregational Church. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be shown. Admission is free and complimentary popcorn and a drink will be served. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m.
Balloon glow has been rescheduled
The much anticipated (and missed, due to the weather!) “Balloon Glow” at the library has been rescheduled for Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Hopefully, a rain/wind date won’t be needed, but, if needed, it will be Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
∎ “The U.S. Supreme Court 2012-13 Year in Review,” a facilitated discussion led by Professor John Greabe, will be held Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the library. Professor Greabe is a Hopkinton resident and professor at the UNH School of Law. Formerly with the Vermont School of Law, Greabe is the author of many publications and a frequent speaker on judicial issues.
∎ First day of school for students is Aug. 26. There will be no school Aug. 29 and 30 Sept. 2.
∎ The Hopkinton School District email list is an opportunity for community members to gain information about school district events. The link to sign up is on the school district website at hopkintonschools.org.
∎ Sandy Beach RV Resort’s second annual craft fair will be held Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 746-3591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Table space is $10 per site (8 to 10 feet). Tables will be provided upon request at no charge. Free parking. The fair will be held rain or shine in the gazebo, under a tent or bring your own EZ up.
∎ Consider volunteering at Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center. Call 746-5681 for more information or visit bitsetc.org.
∎ School clothes, backpacks, school supplies and funds are needed for needy children. Call Hopkinton Human Services at 746-5729 for a profile of a child which will include sizes, colors and needed school supplies. You can sponsor one or more children.
∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation “Invigorate Your Spirit, Rejuvenate Your Body” Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Slusser Senior Center. Learn simple ways to recharge and renew your spirit. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
∎ The “Sundays in Riverway Park” concert series is a gift to the community from area musicians and will be held Sundays at 3 p.m. through Sept. 1 at the Lewellen Bandstand by the depot in Fountain Square in the center of Contoocook. The concert will be held at the Slusser Senior Center in case of inclement weather. Today will feature Jeff Dearborn and the Contoocook Blues Society.
∎ Beech Hill Farm will host a free concert by the Home Folks on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Mid-summer golf tourney to be held
The Pittsfield Boys Baseball and Basketball programs will hold their seventh annual Mid-Summer Classic Golf Tournament on Aug. 18 at the Loudon Country Club. Sponsorships of a hole are available for $100 or register a team of four golfers for $360. For more information, call Jay Darrah at 435-5272.
∎ The Pittsfield Rotary Club will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center, lower level.
∎ The Suncook Valley Soccer Club will hold sign ups for fall soccer Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tilton Field.
∎ The Pittsfield Players will hold a Center Stage Talent Competition Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre. Sign up by today and you could win $250. There will be a $25 entrance fee for each act and each act will receive one T-shirt to advertise the show. Additional shirts can be purchased for $10 each. Call 798-4000 to receive an entry form or with any questions. Tickets for the show will be available for $10 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 435-8852 or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets will also be sold at the box office Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
∎ The town clerk/tax collector’s office will be closed Tuesday and Thursday for training. Residents are reminded that they may renew their registrations online by visiting pittsfield-nh.com.
∎ The parks and recreation committee will meet tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. at the town hall.
∎ The next Pittsfield Listens Community Connection meeting will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsfield Youth Workshop, 5 Park St. A short film, Changing Education Paradigms, where creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson asks, “How do we make change happen in education and how do we make it last?” will be shown. A brief discussion will follow the film. Popcorn and pizza will be provided. Child care is available by request. RSVP to Molly Messenger at 312-6980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
∎ Lunch and a movie, Born to Wild, will be shown Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Pittsfied Area Senior Center. For more information, call Leslie Vogt at 435-8482.
∎ A very special happy birthday to my sister, Michele Karwocki, on Wednesday and to Stacy Osborn on Saturday. I hope you both have a great day!
Concert to benefit
The annual concert for the scholarship fund of the historical society will be held Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Old Baptist Meeting House, Route 4. The historical society will host “An Afternoon with J.S. Bach by the Atlantic Trio” on flute, violin and cello for the benefit of the scholarship fund. There will be complimentary wine and cheese. Tickets are $15. Make checks payable to “Salisbury Historical Society.” Seating is limited; to reserve seating, mail a check to Salisbury Historical Society, Scholarship Concert, P.O. Box 263, Salisbury, 03268.
∎ The selectmen/assessors office will be closed Tuesday, but will be open for regular hours Wednesday and Thursday.
∎ The volunteer fire and rescue department will hold an information night Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. The department is looking for citizens to step up and become part of the “hottest team” in Salisbury, the volunteer fire and rescue department. This is a great avenue for young citizens (14-18) to join as Explorers to learn more about fire and rescue. There is something for everyone – firefighters, EMTs, Auxiliary and Explorers.
∎ The zoning board will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.
∎ The hazard mitigation committee will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road.
∎ The Neighborhood Watch group will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.
Produce collected for area food pantries
“Share Your Harvest Day” will be held Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds. NH GLEANS, a program sponsored by New Hampshire Farm to School and Northeast Organic Farmers-NH, will host a day for home gardeners to share extra garden produce with local area food pantries. Donated, washed produce can be dropped off at the MainStreet BookEnds parking lot and volunteers will distribute the food to local food pantries in the Kearsarge area. Reaching out to home gardeners is just one way NH GLEANS supports low income families and individuals in New Hampshire. The program also invites farmers to share surplus produce with food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout the growing season. The gleaning program will supply volunteers to “glean” edible leftover produce from fields and distribute the food to community organizations. For more information, call Laurie Terwilliger, NH GLEANS Kearsarge-Andover coordinator, at 456-3179 or email email@example.com.
∎ A “Kids Try-Athlon” will be held Aug. 18 at the Bedford Town Pool and High School for children 14 and younger. Join Warner residents George and AnnMarie Smith as they honor the memory of their niece, Aine Marie Phillips. The Friends of Aine Foundation is a nonprofit created to raise funds to build centers of support, safety and compassion for grieving children. Proceeds from this event go to help Home Health and Hospice Care expand its bereavement services to children in our area. Come join the fun and support this important work. For more information and how to help, visit friendsofaine.com.
∎ Books are being accepted for the annual MainStreet Warner Jim Mitchell Scholarship used book sale. Drop off is at MainStreet BookEnds. The used book sale will be held Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jim Mitchell Community Park. All proceeds go toward the Jim Mitchell Scholarship Fund.
∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation “Invigorate Your Spirit, Rejuvenate Your Body” Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at United Church of Warner, 43 E. Main St. Learn simple ways to recharge and renew your spirit. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
Book and bake sale
to be held Aug. 24
The annual book and bake sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Weare Public Library and Weare Lions Club, will be held Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the town hall.
∎ The U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program, established in 1996 by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations with funding from the Freeman Foundation, will bring Ms. Zhang Yang to the United States to teach Chinese language and culture at John Stark Regional High School in the coming school year.
Summer reading finale to be held
A special presentation by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, “Animal Excavators,” will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the library. This is the “Dig Into Reading” finale, but everyone is invited to attend and find out what animals show up for the program.
∎ Webster Old Home Days will consist of many events this year. There will be an art show Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Anyone who wishes to exhibit some of their art is reminded to be sure to drop off your entries tomorrow at the town hall. There will be a parade Saturday at 10 a.m. with registrations beginning at 9 a.m. and judging starting at 9:30 a.m. After the parade, there will be activities behind the school, including a baking contest and grease pole. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the music by Lunch at the Dump. A chicken barbecue will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the town hall, with all profits going to the church. The Webster Old Meeting House will be open Saturday and Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Aug. 18 in the afternoon, head down the hill after visiting at the Old Meeting House and take a horse and wagon ride behind the dam where Webster used to be and learn about Webster before the dam was built. The final event of the 2013 Old Home Day festivities will be held Aug. 19 at the Old Meeting House. The selectmen are supposed to dress somewhat like in the old days and hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m.