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Town Crier Sept. 22, 2013

Allenstown

Historic site cleanup

to be held Saturday

Historic site cleanup will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in Bear Brook State Park. The SCA N.H. Corps is hosting a service day in conjunction with the historical society to clean up eight historic sites in Allenstown and Bear Brook State Park. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, rakes and clippers. The work will consist of pulling weeds, clearing trails and removing debris. The SCA N.H. Corp will lead the volunteers to the sites and help with the cleanup. Afterwards, a tour of the Old Allenstown Meeting House and refreshments will be offered. The service day is suitable for ages 8 and older. To get started, meet at the Bear Brook warehouse at 159 Deerfield Road. For more information, call 485-4437.

∎ The cribbage tournament will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The cost to enter is $1. For more information, call 485-4254.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER

Volunteers needed for

trail maintenance

Volunteers are needed to help with maintenance on a 4-mile section of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway where it crosses Ragged Mountain in Andover and Danbury on Wednesday. Training will be provided in using loppers and handsaws on a forested ridge. This section of the trail is rated as difficult. For more information, call Lee Carvalho at 735-5719 or email leecarvalho6@gmail.com. The conservation commission will provide refreshments for trail workers. For information, trail descriptions and maps of the SRK Greenway, visit srkg.com.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@aol.com

BOSCAWEN

Breakfast available at

the elementary school

Breakfast at the elementary school is available to students starting tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. The menu rotates every two weeks, and includes daily whole grain cereals, crackers, sun-butter, an assortment of fresh fruits, juice and milk. The regular cost is $1.25 and .40 at the reduced fee. The Title I program will be have an information night Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the school. Any families with children participating in the Title I program are invited to attend.

∎ If you enjoy crafts, be sure to check out the paper craft workshop tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Debbie Gilbert will lead the workshop, open to adults and teens who are interested in altered art, decoration or handicrafts. You will get hands-on-practice and expert advice. Sign up by calling the library tomorrow at 753-8576 or online at boscawenlibrary.org. The library will have Tech Tutor classes on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The one-on-one help for 30 minutes is free and appointments are requested.

∎ Do you like history? Then head to the historical society and museum to learn more about the history of Boscawen and surrounding towns tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the old post office space. The historical society depends on volunteers to help keep the society open and active. For more information, call 731-9588 or email boscawen.historical.society@gmail.com.

∎ Fall fun at Pustizzi Farm at 143 Corn Hill Road includes a tractor hay ride to the pumpkin patch to select your own pumpkin every weekend through Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, there is a petting zoo of locally raised goats that love to be petted. Lastly, browse the well stocked farm stand and enjoy the home baked goods.

∎ “New Hampshire Firewood Update” will be presented Oct. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. by the UNH Cooperative Extension Office at 315 D.W. Highway (Route 3). Speakers from UNH Cooperative Extension, the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, and the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands will talk about wood science, buying and selling firewood, forest pests and their management, and quarantines. The talk is free, but please register by calling 796-2151 or emailing mary.west@unh.edu. If you have questions regarding the content of the workshop, call Sarah Smith at 862-2647.

MARY ALLARD

BoscawenTownCrier@comcast.net

BOW

Men’s Club to host Lobster Fest Oct. 12

“Got Lobster”? The Bow Community Men’s Club will host its annual Lobster Fest on Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bow Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road. Advance tickets may be purchased through Oct. 10 by contacting any one of the following club members: Mike Wayne, 715-1466; Charlie Griswold, 228-9621; Dick Welch, 225-5862; or Kirk Hemphill, 731-8392. The lobster meal includes a 1½ pound lobster, a bowl of fresh steamers and clam chowder “to die for,” or a ½ barbecue chicken and potato salad. Both meals also include fresh New Hampshire corn-on-the-cob, watermelon and lemonade. Tickets for the lobster meal are $22 and $12 for the chicken meal. A kid’s plate is also available featuring a hot dog, chips, corn-on-the-cob and lemonade for only $2.50.

∎ The annual Bow/Dunbarton Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bow Community Center, 3 Bow Center Road (next to the fire station). For more information, visit bow-nh.com/Pages/BowNH_Manager/hhw.

∎ The garden club will meet Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road. Light refreshments and social time will begin at 6 p.m. The program will be “The Joy of Fairy Gardens” with Dian Mathews and Pat Murphy, members of the Old Homestead Garden Club (Keene Area) lending their expertise in creating fairy gardens or miniature gardens for the home that give the illusion that tiny creatures live within. The program is free and open to all. For more information, call club president Kerry Buckley at 225-9103, email kerrybbuckley@comcast.net or visit bowgardenclub.org. Guests are always welcome at garden club meetings and new members are encouraged.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURY

Artisan craft fair to be held Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

The annual Canterbury Benevolent Society artisan craft fair will be held Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. upstairs in the Parish House, located in the town center, behind the church and Canterbury Store. Parking is available in the center, at the library, and on Hackleboro Road. There will also be a corn chowder luncheon. More than 15 vendors will be featured, with a selection of items for the fall and harvest season, Christmas and holiday gifts, plus the always anticipated Attic Treasures table, and a bake sale! Coffee and baked goods will be available starting at 10 a.m. and the luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

∎ Canterbury Rascals 4-H will meet Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Canterbury Elementary School. This meeting will be the annual Honors Evening where new officers will be inducted and new members will be recognized. The event will include a potluck dinner. The 4-H cookie fundraiser is no longer available to the club. But the good news is that the club will now sell chocolate bars made right here in New Hampshire instead! Find a 4-H member to buy some chocolate bars. The club also taking part in an Uno’s Doughraiser to raise money. This event will be held Oct. 24 at the Concord Uno’s. Any lunch, dinner or take-out bought there will earn money for the club if you present a doughraiser slip! Get your doughraiser slip from a 4-H member or from the bulletin board outside the Country Store.

∎ In an effort to encourage more people to visit the exhibit at the Elkins Memorial Building, the historical society has expanded hours: Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 13, 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit chronicles 100 years of Canterbury history (1900-2000) through pictures, videos, artifacts from the archive collection and many anecdotal notes. Admission is free. The historical society would again like to express its sincere appreciation to all those who contributed to the mounting of the exhibit, including Ken Williams, Mark Stevens, Stephanie Jackson, Mary Morrison, Peter Scripture, Dale Caswell and many others too numerous to mention. Watch for news about the society’s project to write a new history of Canterbury continuing from where James Lyford stopped in the early 1900s. The exploratory committee will meet in early November.

∎ A free exercise group meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the elementary school. The group combines aerobic exercise with some strengthening in between. Class will not held if there is no school. Call Ginny Litalien at 783-4016 for more information.

∎ Transition Canterbury will host a pizza party Friday at 5:30 p.m., followed by “Envisioning Canterbury in 2033” at 6:15 p.m. This will be facilitated by Transition Keene, who will guide Transition Canterbury. To reserve a spot, email Ruth Heath at info@transitioncanterbury.org.

∎ The farmers market is bursting with good things to eat, cook and store for later. The market runs Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the town center, next to the library. For more information, visit ccfma.net or on Facebook. Send recipes to canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

∎ Story hour will be held the first and third Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the library. Rock and Read will remain on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, also at 10 a.m.

∎ Elkins Library Knitters have started back up. All levels of knitters are welcome. The group meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. Flo Woods, the facilitator, has registered the group with The National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome to join knitters and crocheters throughout North America to make purple-colored baby caps. Every year thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of frustrated caregivers. Come in and pick up a packet that includes a pattern for making a baby cap for donation.

∎ Quilters meet Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Bring your handwork, sewing machines and don’t forget your lunch!

∎ Scrabble players meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the library.

∎ Help is needed to make the town Halloween celebration happen. If you have any special things you would like to see, share your ideas and join the fun. Email Laura Crockford at smile_lrg1@yahoo.com or call 540-9877 or email Kiersty Scarponi at Scarponi94@gmail.com or call 783-9127.

∎ The transfer and recycling center is trying out a new program to benefit local chicken farmers, as well as the residents of Canterbury. Residents are urged to bring their discarded breads, cakes, crackers, cookies and cereal, etc. and place them in the area designated for collection at the recycling center. Every bit of such food that is not included with the household trash and placed in the compactor saves the town and you money and the discarded food collected for the town’s chickens will help to make them healthier and more productive. Bring only items that are recently stale; you can put bread products in the freezer to prevent them from deteriorating. If you have any questions about this program, or would like to receive bread products for your chickens, call 783 9980 or email CanterburyTransferandRecycling@gmail.com.

GINNY WRIGHT

731-2448

wriginny@gmail.com

DUNBARTON

Learn about composting

leaves Thursday at library

“A Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” a presentation on composting leaves, will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

∎ The Congregational Church prayer group will meet Tuesday from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. Join in for a time of community prayer. Email Joyce Ray at joyce@dccucc.org with any questions. All are welcome.

∎  Dear Life by Alice Munro will be discussed Wednesday at noon at the library. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert and beverage will be provided.

∎ The selectmen will continue their meeting on pole licensing Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at a public hearing.

∎ The historical society will meet Tuesday at St. John’s Church. The business meeting will be held at 7 p.m. and the program by Bill Morse on “White Mountain Painting” will begin at 7:30 p.m.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER

Reminisce with the town’s longtime residents

The historical society and museum will present an afternoon of Henniker reminiscing with eight of the town’s longtime residents. Listen to the history of Henniker that the panel of residents lived Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the community center. Using a roundtable format, the panel will discuss memories of Henniker, including “School Days,” “Downtown” and “Local Characters.” This presentation promises to be “G” rated and of interest to all ages. Admission is free of charge and refreshments will be provided by the society.

∎ Jazz worship with The Prodigals and jazz trombone master Delfeayo Marsalis will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Henniker Congregational Church. Bob Maccini will be arranging and directing. After worship, join the conversation on making the 2013 Christmas Fair fun and successful upstairs in the Parish Hall. If you can’t attend the meeting, but still want to help, email lifeisgood2004@comcast.net.

∎ Picture Day will be held Thursday at the Henniker Community School. There is no school for students on Friday; it is a teacher workshop day.

∎ “Everest, The Hard Way! My Storm Years on Everest, Definitely Not Your Average, Guided, Everest Expedition!” will be presented by Ed Webster Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library. The lecture and slide show will detail his incredible three-month odyssey. For more information, call 428-3471.

∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a public flu clinic Oct. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. at White Birch Community Center. This is a walk-in clinic and the cost for the flu shot is $25. However, if you have some certain insurances, the association will bill your insurance for the immunization. You must have your insurance identification card with you at the clinic. A complete list of Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association public seasonal flu clinics is available at crvna.org or by calling 224-4093 or 800-924-8620.

HOLLY BAUM

428-7099

hollycbaum@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERING

Learn all about witches Thursday at the library

Thanks to a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the library will present “Witches, Pop Culture and the Past” Thursday at 7 p.m. Robin DeRosa of Plymouth State University will explain how Salem witch stories, history and performance collide and how the “truth,” both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its place in history. This program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 464-3595 for more information.

∎ The Hillsboro Democratic Town Committee annual yard sale will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 64 School St., rain or shine.

NANCY SHEE

nshee@aol.com

HOPKINTON

Animal tracking workshop to be held

“Animal Tracking (Becoming a Wildlife Detective)” with Rudy Bourget will be held Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (18 Highlawn Road in Warner). The minimum age is 8. Class size is limited to 10 (only few spots left). The class will consist of classroom and field exercises. The cost is $25 for Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum members and The Little Nature Museum members, $30 for nonmembers. Proceeds benefit The Little Nature Museum. To register, call 746-6121 or print out and mail a form at littlenaturemuseum.org/Calendar.html.

∎ The semi-annual Neighbor-To-Neighbor Children’s Clothing Sale will be held Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Countryside Community Church. All clothing is donated and will be for sale for $1 per item or $5 per bag. Funds raised will be given to the Open Hands Resource Center in Concord, a ministry to the homeless. Unsold items are donated to organizations in Concord. Donations will be accepted at the side door of the church starting tomorrow. Please do not leave toys or stuffed animals. Accepted items are children’s clothes for any season, as well as crib sheets and blankets and maternity clothing. Also accepted are appropriate adult items for the homeless program such as warm clothing, shoes, boots, jackets, hats, mittens, sleeping bags, blankets, etc. Please label the bag Adult Clothing for Open Hands.

∎ A big thanks to the following that supported the Easy Riders 4-H Horse Show last weekend: Whistle Stop Sweet Shoppe, Rusty’s General Store, Beech Hill Farm and Ice Cream Barn, Scenic Views Landscape, The Gallery Hair Salon (Main Street, Concord), Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers (Main Street, Concord), Gould Hill Apple Orchard, Pepsi Distributors, Susan LeClaire of Canterbury, Agnes Macey of Concord, Cheryl Joscelyn of Bow, Wendie Joscelyn of Bow, Dan and Kim Story of Hopkinton and Kathy Gelinas, in memory of Big Red.

∎ The Wednesday senior lunch menu served by the Senior to Senior Group, led by Nini Allen, will consist of curry chicken casserole, salad, rolls and sherbet at the Slusser Senior Center. The cost is $4. The Friday senior movie event will feature the comedy The Money Pit. Admission is free and snacks will be available.

∎ 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 front page of the school district website at hopkintonschools.org. Also, follow the Hopkinton School District on Twitter:
@HOPKINTONSD.

∎ A joint school board meeting and select board meeting will be held tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in the Slusser Senior Center dining room.

∎ Join the festivities as Evan Schindewolf presides over the grand opening of the library’s new and improved Story Walk on Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. The posts and signs were Schindewolf’s Eagle Scout project. There will be a special treat at the end of the walk. The story will remain up for three weeks for you and your family to enjoy.

∎ Celebrate the opening of the historical society’s 23rd “Tomorrow’s Masterpieces Annual Art Show and Sale” at the artists’ champagne reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy champagne, hors d’oeuvres and conversation while viewing the original works of 40 area artists. Admission to the reception is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, and is payable at the door. The annual art show and sale will run from Oct. 3 through Dec. 7 during museum hours: Thursday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no admission fee. Both the reception and show will be held at 300 Main St. For more information, call the society at 746-3825, eamil nhas@tds.net or visit hopkintonhistory.org.

∎ The 23rd annual Hopkinton Lion’s 5K Road Race and 2.5K Fitness Walk will be held Oct. 5. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the race starting at 11 a.m. from the Slusser Senior Center. For more information, call Ted Story 746-4347 or visit the Lions website at hopkinton-nh-lions.org to download a registration form. Awards and prizes are available for seven categories.

∎ Story time will be held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Story times are for ages 3-5. Baby lap time is held Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and is for ages 2 years and younger. No registration is required and all programs are free.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LOUDON

Support group for caregivers starts up

The Caregivers Support Group starts up again tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church at 433 Clough Hill Road. Anyone who cares for a sick and/or elderly person is welcome to join. For more information, call the Rev. Linda Overall at 875-5822.

∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a public seasonal flu immunization clinic Oct. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Charlie’s Barn. The cost is $25.00; however, if you have insurance through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim or Anthem (prefix of NHN, NHP, YGG, EHH or Federal), Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will bill for the immunization (you must have your insurance ID card with you at the clinic). A complete list of Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association public seasonal flu clinics is available at crvna.org or by calling 224-4093 or 800-924-8620.

∎ Recycling questions? Ask Steve (a.k.a. Dumpman) from the Loudon Transfer Station and Recycling Committee. Send your questions to: loudonrecycles@comcast.net.

∎ Merrimack Valley School District is looking for a new superintendent of schools. Special meetings will be held in each town beginning tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley School High School in Penacook. Your thoughts and ideas on the qualities and attributes of a good superintendent are encouraged.

∎ Story time will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the library. Children will listen to stories and do a take home craft. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers and for children to meet future classmates. Story time will be heading to Meadow Ledge Farm for the annual apple picking field trip at the end of September. There is a small fee for children. Adults may pick at the regular price. Look for the sign-up sheet in the Children’s Room of the library.

ALICHA KINGSBURY

798-3143

ammhkingsbury@aol.com

PITTSFIELD

Chamber Players
to perform Oct. 4

The First Congregational Church at 24 Main St. invites residents and those of the surrounding communities to a concert by the North Country Chamber Players Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There is no charge to attend, but love offerings are welcome and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, call the church office at 435-7471 or visit pittsfieldcc.com. Parking and wheelchair accessibility is available at the rear entrance.

∎ The South Pittsfield Community Club will hold a harvest supper of turkey and all the fixings Oct. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Club on Dowboro Road. The cost is $9, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.

∎ Pittsfield Listens and the Pittsfield Parent Connection will host Superintendent Dr. John Freeman Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the community center. He will share information about the new administrative structure at the school with time for questions and answers. RSVP by emailing info@pittsfieldlistens.org or calling 312-6980.

∎ There will be a fall preschool screening opportunity Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. There are several openings in the 3-year-old morning and 4-year-old afternoon program. Call 435-8432 for more information.

∎ A luncheon featuring regional specialties will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Pittsfield Area Senior Center. A presentation will be at 1 p.m. The luncheon will feature baked beans, clam cakes, coleslaw, apple sauce, corn bread, apple cider, cider donuts and maple syrup. Call 435-8482 to make a reservation for lunch. There is a $2 suggested donation.

∎ The Pittsfield Youth Workshop will host a parent/community information night Sept. 30 at 6:15 p.m. at the Pittsfield Youth Workshop, 5 Park St. Come and see what Pittsfield Youth Workshop is all about – new board and committee members are needed. Light refreshments will be served.

∎ The budget committee will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town hall.

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

∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association will hold a seasonal flu shot clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pittsfield Area Senior Center. Specially trained nurses administer seasonal flu shots to people ages 3 and older and answer flu related questions. The fee is $25 per immunization (cash or check) or Medicare B, Medicaid, Healthy Kids, Harvard Pilgrim or Anthem (NHN, NHP, YGG, EHH, R, or Federal) is accepted. Clients with insurance ID cards at the clinic do not have to pay the fee. Seasonal flu clinics are dependent upon the availability of the flu vaccine and are subject to change. To confirm clinics and for a full schedule, visit crvna.org or call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Tai Chi classes led by Bill Halacy are being held at Sage Wellness. Classes are held on Sundays and Mondays at 9 a.m. for eight weeks. Drop-ins are welcome, or you may register by calling 435-7711 or emailing sage.wellness@yahoo.com.

∎ Fall preschool story hour with Mrs. Grainger will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and will continue through Oct. 24 at the library. Story time will include stories, craft activities and a snack for infants through age 5.

∎ The teen or young adult book group, a.k.a. the Josiah Book Worms, will be reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman and will meet for a discussion Oct. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.

∎ Girl Scout information night will be held Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Bicentennial Room of the community center. For more information, email sgraham@pittsfieldnhschools.org or call 435-8432, ext. 117.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY

Planning board to meet tomorrow

The planning board will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

∎ The hazard mitigation committee will hold its second committee meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road.

∎ The historical society will host Annette Holba who will present “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, or Did She?” Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Meetinghouse on Old Turnpike Road (Route 4). Holba will discuss the facts of the case and Borden’s acquittal. She will also explore the evidence that some experts suggest points to Borden’s guilt and others point to her innocence. Borden’s connection to New Hampshire will be discussed.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

Warner

Betsy Woodman to

sign her new book

A discussion and book signing with Betsy Woodman on her new book Love Potion Number 10 will be held Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds. In the newest Jana Bibi adventure, Jana, Mr. Ganguly and the gang are back as their small town in India is rocked by an espionage scandal and a homemade remedy that has love on everyone’s mind. BookEnds BookGroup usually meets every last Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. in The Gallery. BookGroup reads are 20 percent off prior to the event to BookGroup participants.

∎ Acclaimed New Hampshire author Edie Clark will present her newest book What There Was Not to Tell Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds. Clark has written extensively about New England in award-winning feature stories for Yankee Magazine for more than 30 years. Now, in her fifth book, she tells the story of her parents and the lasting impact World War II had on their lives, and all of our lives.

∎ The stage in the Jim Mitchell Community Park is nearing completion and being prepared to be the main stage for this year’s Warner Fall Foliage Festival. Come view the masterpiece. Fundraising continues at mainstreetwarnerinc.org.

∎ “A Look Back at the Early Years of Telephone Service” will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 22 E. Main St. Long-time “telephone guy” Paul Violette and other associates will hold an informal discussion about the early years of telephone service in Warner. Hear how the service got its start, plus some great behind-the-scenes stories that you won’t find in the history books! For more information, call 456-2234 or visit NHTelephoneMuseum.com.

∎ The 66th annual fall foliage festival will be held Oct. 11-13 downtown. Volunteers are needed. For more information, email info@ wfff.org.

∎ The Media/Communications Subcommittee of the Suicide Prevention Council will host a film series at the library in recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Three different films that portray suicide will be shown, with discussion and resources available at the end of each film. This is a free event. The second film of the series, Helen, will be shown Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. This 2010 film portrays how a talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression.

∎ The annual meeting of the historical society will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the town hall. There will be a short business meeting, recognition of retiring board members, and acknowledgement of hard-working volunteers. The program will feature selections from the Cogswell Photograph Collection. The presentation will feature a photographic history of family life, charming Warner scenes, carriages and early cars, students at Simonds Free High School, fashion styles, and old Warner buildings. These are photographs that have never been viewed in prior presentations.

∎ Simonds Elementary School has the following schedule: parent lunch, Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m.; open house, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.; fifth grade art club, Oct. 4, 3 p.m., arts room; no school, Oct. 11 and 14; Homework Club, Oct. 15, 3 p.m., library; nearly new clothing sale drop off, week of Oct. 15, parents room; nearly new clothing sale, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-noon; Halloween parade, Oct. 31, 1:30 p.m.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

bookends@conknet.com

WEBSTER

Children’s author

to share stories

Michael Sterns, an author/publisher from Tampa Bay, Fla., who travels around the world, will make a special stop at the school Wednesday, and at 1 p.m. will gather with the all the children from kindergarten through the fifth grade at the town hall to share his stories, tell additional stories and encourage the children to read, read, read. Parents and friends are invited to attend this program. Many thanks to the Webster Parent Teacher Organization and the Concord Holiday Inn for sponsoring this big event.

∎ There will be a community public supper Saturday at the town hall for the benefit of three organizations: the church, the Grange and the Women’s Union. The menu will consist of baked ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, fresh carrots, baked beans, assorted salads, American Chop Suey, homemade rolls and desserts, with hot or cold drinks. The cost is $8, $4.50 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.

∎ Picture Day will be held tomorrow at the elementary school. Pictures will be taken at 9:15 a.m. for grades 1 through 5 and at 1 p.m. for kindergartners.

∎ Daniel Webster Grange will meet Tuesday for their annual fall inspection. Neil McDonald, a deputy from the New Hampshire State Grange, will be present for his annual inspection.

∎ Happy anniversary to John and Terry Martin.

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net

WILMOT

Last farmers market

to be held Saturday

The last farmers market of the season will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be fall produce of all kinds, jams, jellies, pickles, meat and various crafts for sale.

The Fabulous Fondtones, a classic doo-wop band, will perform oldies from the 60’s from 9 to 11 a.m. at the market.

The education tent will feature two experienced local gardeners who will discuss techniques for putting the fall garden to bed. Also learn how to plant spring flowering bulbs such as garlic, tulips and daffodils, and how to handle dahlia and glad bulbs so that you can use them next year. Both the Fondtones music and gardening advice are free.

∎ Pine Hill yoga has started fall classes in Wilmot. Visit Pinehillyoga.com for a class schedule, or call 381-8685 for more information.

∎ WOW (Window on Wilmot) invites people to attend a meeting Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wilmot Community Association’s red barn on Village Road. This meeting is a way for people to work together to highlight and coordinate activities within the town. Refreshments will be served.

NANCY SCHLOSSER

526-6772

nschloss@tds.net

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