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Town Crier

Allenstown

Seniors to decorate

Halloween cupcakes

Suncook Senior Center seniors are getting ready for Halloween and will decorate Halloween cupcakes Wednesday at noon. For more information, call 485-4254.

∎ The Allenstown and Pembroke police departments are joining up for the Drug Take-Back Program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pembroke Safety Complex. This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and avoid potential abuse of medications. For more information, call Allenstown Police Department at 485-9500 or Pembroke Police Department at 485-9173.

∎ The historical society will present Bob Kilham Jr., historical musician, today at 2 p.m. at the Old Allenstown Meeting House, 150 Deerfield Road. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Dress warm. There are no bathrooms available. For more information, call 485-4437.

∎ The Suncook Senior Center will have its Klunk tournament Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. and it will cost $1 to enter. Wear your cowboy hats because Cowboy Day will be celebrated.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER

Learn about the Affordable Care Act

Not sure how the new Affordable Care Act works or how to find health insurance if you need it? An informational evening on what the new law means for the average consumer of health care in New Hampshire will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the school library (behind town hall). Admission is free. Those who would like to bring a dish to share are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. for a potluck supper.

∎ The elementary/middle school will have its fall book fair tomorrow through Friday. The fair will be open during school hours for students to browse or purchase books. In addition, there will be a Family Night Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to coincide with Math Night, a great time for families to spend a fun evening at the school. There will also be an online book fair which will be open from Thursday through Nov. 13. Participants can go to Scholastic.com/Fair anytime after Thursday and click on the “Find a Fair” tab to locate the Andover fair. Children may create their own wish lists and post them on the site. Shipping is free to the school for pick up. All purchases at the book fair or online benefit the school, earning money to build the library collection.

∎ The Andover Fish and Game annual turkey raffle will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Fish & Game Clubhouse on Channel Road, East Andover. In addition to turkey and ham raffles, the evening will include refreshments, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a shotgun raffle and deer pool tickets. The turkey raffle raises money for the club’s two annual kids’ fishing derbies and to send kids to the Barry Conservation Camp. Turkey raffle attendees are also asked to bring a donation of canned goods for the food pantry. For more information, call Rich Gross at 735-5311.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@aol.com

BOSCAWEN

Free workshop for growers to be held

A free workshop will be held for growers and producers who sell at farmers markets Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3. Topics are “Fine Tuning Your Marketing Skills and Merchandising” and “Safe Food Handling.” Register by emailing Nada Haddad at Nada.Haddad@unh.edu or calling 679-5616.

∎ “How this Health Care Reform Fits in the Long Term Picture” will be presented by Dr. Woodward tomrorow at 7 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room at the town municipal offices.

∎ Tractor hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, pet the goats and baked goods can be enjoyed at Pustizzi Farm located at 143 Corn Hill. Fun at the farm will be offered today and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

∎ UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm Field Day will be held Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 16 Lee Hook Road in Lee. The field day will offer a variety of tours and presentations. Admission is free. RSVP to Laurrie.Malizia@unh.edu. If you require special accommodations in order to participate or have any questions, call 862-1452.

MARY ALLARD

BoscawenTownCrier@comcast.net

BOW

Home energy saving

workshop to be held

The energy committee will hold a free “Button Up New Hampshire” home energy saving workshop tomorrow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, 509 S. St. The goal of this workshop is to educate home owners in how to do simple and affordable things to reduce their heating and electrical cost, as well as introducing them to some more advanced projects that can lead to 20-30 percent and more in savings. For more information and to register, visit
buttonup1021bow.eventbrite.com, email Bob Eldridge at NHEnergy
Guy@gmail.com or call 344-4540.

∎ The Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at the Bow Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road. A brown bag luncheon and social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. Beverages and desserts will be provided. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Remember to bring items for the food pantry. Call 225-2835 for more information.

∎ The Bow Heritage Commission will hold an open house Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bow Bog Meeting House, 111 Bow Bog Road, to celebrate the completion of the restoration of the bell tower, foundation and roof. A bell ringing ceremony will occur at noon. This will be followed by a service of appreciation, history, story and song. Dress warm; the building is unheated.

∎ The garden club is collecting new and warm, cuddly pajamas again this year to be given to disadvantaged children living in shelters, foster homes, etc. throughout New Hampshire. New pajamas in all sizes (infants to teens) are collected each fall in conjunction with the national “Pajama Program” project that operates across the country. All pajamas collected are distributed to needy youths in late October and early November. Collection boxes for the pajamas have been placed at the library, the community building, Merrimack County Savings Bank (South Street), the municipal building, (town offices) and the Old Town Hall. Donations can be dropped off at those locations until tomorrow.

∎ It is time to start thinking about pre-ordering your holiday poinsettias! Garden club members will be accepting pre-orders now until Nov. 15. The club is offering all red, all white, all pink and red and white combos in the 10-inch size pots (four stems) and all red, all white and all pink only in the 8-inch size (three stems). Prices are $20 and $30. The plants, all locally grown, will be delivered to the Old Town Hall Dec. 7 for customer pick up, unless other arrangements have been made with the salesperson. For more information, visit the garden club website at bowgardenclub.org or email Joyce Kimball at joyceakimball@comcast.net.

∎ The police department will participate in “National Drug Take Back Day” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription drugs at the police department. All medications are accepted and forwarded for destruction with no questions asked.

∎ The annual Community Halloween Party, hosted by the police department and parks and recreation department, will be held Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the high school. There will be trick-or-treating, a costume parade, a haunted house, games, a pumpkin patch, donuts, cider and a magic show.

∎ Youth ages 12-18 are invited to a “Fright Night” Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the library. Dress in costume and be ready to play games, enjoy spooky snacks and create creatures from the dark. Call 224-7113 or email bow
bakerfreelibrary@comcast.net to sign up.

∎ Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., invites all to come to their annual Snowman Fair Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

∎ The Bow Rotary will hold a fundraising event, “Gala Auction in Wonderland” Nov. 2 at the community center, 3 Bow Center Road. This annual event raises funds for scholarships and camperships for residents. In addition to auction prizes and tastings from several area restaurants, this year there will be a “Drink Me Raffle” of 100 bottles of wine, as well as a “Wonderland Raffle” of a Mac Book Pro, an I-PAD Mini and a Kindle Fire HD. Admission is $10. If you have auction items to donate, email Ron Bessette at Ronald.Bessette@lfg.com.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURY

Historical re-enactment

to be held at town hall

Jim Miller will appear as President Abraham Lincoln and Mark Stevens will appear as General Robert E. Lee to re-enact their debate Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Admission is free.

∎ The Canterbury Rascals 4-H Club had their annual Honors Evening on Oct. 7. The following new officers were inducted into the club: President Talia Sperduto, Vice President Emma Chase, Secretary Emma Galonski, Treasurer Jacob Condi, Reporter Olivia Bowser, Historian Maddie Scarponi, Refreshment Chair Bella Lewis, and Recreation Chair H. LaVallee. New members Megan Noel, Ronan Taylor, Astrid Rosenholm and Annika Rosenholm were also welcomed to the club, making 45 members in all. 4-H members have been busy working on projects such as photography with Donna Miller, bread baking with Lorraine Savageaux and bird houses with Ted West. Members are also doing some community projects such as a stone bench for the Kimball Pond Conservation area, and carving pumpkins for the town Halloween trick-or-treating.

∎ The Canterbury Rascals 4-H Club will sponsor not one, but two, Dough Raisers at the Concord Uno’s Restaurant on Fort Eddy Road. They will be on Thursday and Oct. 30. If you eat lunch or dinner there, or get takeout, on either of those days, a portion of the sales will come back to the 4-H Club. You need to present your waiter a coupon that includes our club name and the date. They can be found at the Canterbury Country Store bulletin board or you can contact Donna Miller at 783-0220.

∎ In an effort to encourage more people to visit the exhibit at the Elkins Memorial Building, the historical society has expanded hours for October. The building will be open today and Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit chronicles 100 years of Canterbury history (1900-2000) through pictures, videoed events, artifacts from the archive collection and many anecdotal notes. Admission is free.

∎ Teen Time Read will meet tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the library. Make food and read great books. If you’re in fifth grade or older and would like to participate, call the library.

∎ Start Halloween early! Come to the library Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to decorate a Halloween cookie. Wear your costume.

∎ The second day of the 7th annual Old Ways Days will be held today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Ways Traditions, 418 Shaker Road. Farm tours, “The Stone Walls Tell the Story of the Farm,” will be held at 2 p.m. Visitors can try out the corn sheller, corn grinder, bean sheller and winnower. Bring your dry beans and corn! Come and welcome (and work with) the new blacksmith, Zach Archambeault. Try stone cutting. Music will be by the Fiddling Thompsons. For more information, call 783-4403, email efurnitr@comcast.net or visit oldwaystraditions.net.

∎ “Halloween in Canterbury” will be held Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the town center. Events will include spooky stories in the library, candy stops around the center, a spook walk (for the older kids), the return of the “Not So Spooky House,” cookie decorating/snacks in the town hall and s’mores. Donations of candy, stickers, temporary tattoos and other favors are gratefully accepted. You can drop them off at the library during library hours. Volunteers are needed. Call Laura Crockford at 540-9877 or Kiersty Scarponi at 783-9127 for more information.

∎ The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held today at 1 p.m. at Memorial Field, S. Fruit St. in Concord. You can still donate online at tinyurl.com/oglgd2s.

GINNY WRIGHT

731-2448

wriginny@gmail.com

CHICHESTER

Build a fairy house

Saturday at the park

The library will host a fairy house workshop Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park. This event is for children of all ages. Participants are encouraged to bring natural materials with them such as ferns, seeds, nuts, grasses, flowers, etc., or they may collect materials at the park. Others who would like to help with the event are also encouraged to gather supplies and bring them to the park Saturday, or drop them off at the library during the week. The first 25 children who arrive at the park will receive a pair of fairy wings.

∎ A general clean-up of the yard and gardens of the library will be held today at 1 p.m. Bring your tools to help in this endeavor. Following the clean-up, at 2 p.m., there will be a dedication of a plaque commemorating the inclusion of the site on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

∎ Story and craft hour will be held for kindergartners and pre-kindergartners tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the library.

∎ The crafters have decided to meet Wednesday at 7 p.m., and will meet on the first and third Wednesdays in the “Down Under” section of the library, thereafter.

∎ Trunk-or-treat will be held Oct. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park. Trunk set-up begins at 4 p.m. Electricity will not be provided this year. Trophies will be given for the best decorated trunks. There will be a costume parade at 6 p.m. and trophies will be given for the Funniest, Scariest, and Most Creative children’s costumes.

LEE-ANN VALOTTO

leeannvalotto@yahoo.com

DUNBARTON

Harvest moon supper

to be served Nov. 9

The harvest moon supper will be held Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the community center (school gym) at 20 Robert Rogers Road. Children’s activities will be provided from 6 to 7 p.m. This home-cooked turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is sponsored by the parent-teacher organization. Themed raffle basket sales will support the Artist-In-Residence program at the elementary school. The cost is $9, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. Preorder tickets at dunbartonpto.com or call 774-4232.

∎ A book discussion Listening is an Act of Love, edited by Dave Isay, will be held today at noon at the library. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert and drink will be provided.

∎ There will be two trick-or-treat events this year. Traditional trick-or-treat will be held Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. All town offices will be closed that evening. The recreation committee will sponsor “Tailgate Trick-or-Treat” Oct. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the school, 20 Robert Rogers Road. Decorate your trunk or tailgate and trick-or-treat car to car.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM

Ceremony to
honor Edward Caron

A small, well deserved ceremony will be held today at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 112 in honor of Edward Caron, who’s waited 60 years to receive medals he earned in Korea. This ceremony will be hosted by Robert Blodgett with assistance from the American Legion. Veterans and friends are welcome.

∎ The Friends of the Library will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m..

∎  The Great Gatsby, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, will be shown Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library.

∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a public seasonal flu immunization clinic Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library. The cost is $25. 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), you will be billed for the immunization. (You must have your insurance ID card with you at the clinic).

∎ The Central School yearbook committee will meet Tuesday at 7:50 a.m.

∎ Hockmeyer picture make-up day will be held Wednesday.

∎ The student council food drive will be held Thursday through Nov. 1.

∎ The Epsom Central School Class of 2014 will host a haunted house Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will benefits the Class of 2014 for their Washington, D.C. trip.

∎ The Victory Workers 4-H Club candy bars are available in five varieties: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, almond, krispy and caramel. Call 848-7371 to order. Bars are only $1 and benefit the club.

TERRY RIEL

c21RielT@metrocast.net

HENNIKER

Free community dinner to be served

A free community dinner will be served today at 5 p.m. at the Parish Hall of the Congregational Church.

∎ The annual Halloween parade at the Henniker Community School will be held Oct. 31. The morning parade for kindergarteners is at 10 a.m. and afternoon parade afternoon pre-K through 4th graders starts at 1:30 p.m.

∎ Seniors from White Birch Community Center will be entertained with ghost stories Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at the libray. All the stories involve the library.

HOLLY BAUM

428-7099

hollycbaum@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERING

Antique appraisal to

be held today

An antique appraisal faire will be held today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hillsborough Heritage Museum, 5 Central St. Keith Klinger, of Klinger Antiques in Antrim, Marsha Leizure of Withington Auctions in Hillsboro and David Searles, a specialist in antique watches, clocks, jade and antique jewelry, will be on hand to give a verbal appraisal of your family treasurers. Furniture, silver, paintings, jewelry, clocks, watches and other objects are welcome. The admission fee of $5 includes appraisal of one item; additional items are $5 each. For more information, call Jane Butler at 588-2603 or email jane@janebbutler.com; or call 464-2592 or email emharbour@gmail.com.

∎ The historical society annual meeting will be held Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the heritage museum. There will be a dessert potluck; bring a dessert to share. For more information, call Jane Butler at 588-2603 or email jane@janebutler.com.

NANCY SHEE

nshee@aol.com

HOPKINTON

Candlelight home tour to be held

Take a candlelit stroll back in time during the Historical Hopkinton Candlelight Home Tour Nov. 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. when eight historic and architecturally interesting properties will open their doors to the public. The tour begins at the historical society at 300 Main St. where visitors will receive their admission ticket and tour map. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance at the historical society or at the Contoocook Farmers Market. For more information, call the society at 746-3825 or visit HopkintonHistory.org.

∎ The 17th Annual Contoocook Potato Project will be held Saturday at Milton CAT in Davisville. 43,000 pounds of potatoes will be delivered by tractor trailer from Presque Isle, Maine, to be distributed to more than 20 food agencies across the southern half of New Hampshire. Arranged through the Society of St. Andrew in Virginia, potatoes are donated by the farmers in northern Maine. First organized in 1997 by Christian Fisher for his Eagle Scout Project, this year’s potato drop is in need of monetary donations to help cover the $2,000 shipping cost. Potatoes are used by food pantries for Thanksgiving baskets and by the Capital Area Food Program for their Christmas baskets. For more information, call Sandy Fisher at 746-3729.

∎ The Hopkinton-Contoocook Gardeners will meet to hear a presentation by Elly Osbourne on growing windowsill herbs tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Agway in Concord.

∎ The recreation department will host its first annual fall laser tag tournament Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. behind Kimball Cabins (185 Main St.). The event includes a bracket style tournament, bonfire, hot dogs, s’mores and friendly competition. This is an adult/teen event and individuals age 13 and older are invited to register! Participants may register as a team of five or as individuals; individuals will be placed on teams. Fees are $20 per person and include use of the laser tag equipment, food, and first place team prize. Halloween costumes are encouraged, but optional. Registrations will be accepted until Oct. 25. To register, complete a registration form for each team member and submit, with payment, to the recreation department office (Slusser Senior Center) or town hall. Registration forms can be found on the town website or at the recreation department office. The rain date is Oct. 29. Contact the recreation department with any questions by calling 746-2915, emailing recreation@hopkinton-nh.gov or visiting hopkinton-nh.gov.

∎ The Slusser Senior Center’s senior luncheon will be held Wednesday at noon. Thanks to the St. Theresa’s Women’s Ministries for the lasagna, salad, bread and apple crisp.

∎ The Slusser Senior Center will hold an open house Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 746-2915.

∎ The Slusser Senior Center will host its annual Halloween luncheon Oct. 30 at noon. All residents 50 and older are welcome to attend. Roast pork, mashed potatoes, applesauce, green beans and pumpkin cake will be served. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. If you have any questions, call 746-2915.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LOUDON

Annual blood drive

to be held Nov. 26

The police department’s annual blood drive will be held Nov. 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Arthur Colby Safety Building. If you are interested in volunteering your time or donating a soup or stew, call Janice Morin at 798-5521 or email jmorin@loudonpolice.com.

∎ Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church will hold its annual craft fair and bake sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy some yummy baked goods from a few of Loudon’s Old Home Day baking contest winners! Breakfast and lunch will also be available. The church is located at 433 Clough Hill Road. Donations for the food pantry will be collected. For more information, call the Rev. Linda Overall at 875-5822.

ALICHA KINGSBURY

798-3143

ammhkingsbury@aol.com

PEMBROKE

Drug take-back day

to be held Saturday

The Allenstown and Pembroke police departments are joining up for the Drug Take-Back Program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pembroke Safety Complex. This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and avoid potential abuse of medications. For more information, call the Allenstown Police Department at 485-9500 or the Pembroke Police Department at 485-9173.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD

Trunk-or-treat event

to be held Friday

The elementary school parent-teacher organization will host a “Trunk-or-treat” event Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Crafts and activities will be held in the gym and café from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Ammy Ramsey at 435-7094 or email pto@pittsfieldnhschools.org.

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

∎ Pittsfield Listens invites you to join a series on “A Journey to Student Centered Learning.” “Schools Can’t Do It Alone” will be held Oct. 30 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Pittsfield Middle High School. What critical steps need to be taken in and out of the Pittsfield schools to support student centered learning? Child care is available by request. For more information or to RSVP, email info@pittsfieldlistens.org, call 312-6980 or visit facebook.com/PittsfieldListens.

∎ The food pantry will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner and bake sale to benefit its outreach to the community. A meal of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage will be served Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. A monetary donation is requested. Parking and wheelchair accessible entry is located at the back of the church.

∎ The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Jitters Café on Main Street.

∎ The Pittsfield Circle of Home and Family group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community center, lower level. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Andi Riel at 435-6346.

∎ Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library are sponsoring a poinsettia sale. Order forms can be found on the library website, or stop by the library during business hours to place your order. Orders will be taken through Nov. 1. Payment is required at time of order and checks may be made payable to Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library and mailed or dropped off to the library. Plants are available in red, white and marble and as one plant (6 1∕2-inch pot) for $10; two plants (7 1/2-inch pot) for $16.50; three plants (8 1/2-inch pot) for $19.50; or four plants (10-inch pot) for $24.

∎ The Pittsfield Community Crime Watch Group will meet Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Jitters Café on Main Street.

∎ Happy birthday to my nephew, Jackson Riel, on Friday.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY

Halloween costume party to be held

The parent-teacher group invites youth to the annual Halloween costume party Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the town hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road (Route 4). Bring a pumpkin already carved for display; please no candles. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

∎ A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Oct. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the town hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road (Route 4). The cost is $8, $5 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds will go to Jesika Heath for medical expenses due to a rare syndrome called Marthens.

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

∎ The conservation commission will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

∎ The Salisbury Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2014 committee meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the old town hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road.

∎ The first Salisbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s haunted hayride will be held Saturday at dusk at Maplewood Ball Field, Route 4. Bring your carved pumpkin and enter to win prizes, enjoy apple crisp, hot apple cider and popcorn, and dare to be scared as you take a haunted ride through “Little Johnny’s Nightmare”. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 648-2540.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

Warner

Darlene Nevins to

perform on sax

Join Darlene Nevins for her annual saxophone concert today at 2:30 p.m. in The Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds. Nevins will be accompanied by Missy Dustin on piano, and joined by Beverly Rush on the reverie harp and guitar and Colin Nevins on the twelve-string guitar. Nevins will have saxophone duets with Max Salathe and Bob DeLuca. Admission is free.

∎ BookEnds BookGroup will meet Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith in The Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds.

∎  Dial M for Murder will be shown Friday at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 22 E. Main St. Admission is free. Food pantry donations will be collected. Popcorn, provided by Courser Farm, and soda will be available. For more information, call 456-2234 or visit NHTelephone
Museum.com.

∎ 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 last film in the series, Sensation of Sight, will be shown Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels Thursdays beginning this Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at Family Tree HealthCare, 2 E. Main St. There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. To register, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold two public seasonal flu immunization clinics Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon and Nov. 10 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the United Church of Warner. The cost is $25, however, if you have insurance through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim or Anthem (prefix NHN, NHP, YGG, EHH or Federal) Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will bill for the immunization (bring your insurance card to the clinic).

∎ Simonds Elementary School will hold a Halloween parade Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

bookends@conknet.com

WEBSTER

Roast pork supper

to be served

There will be a public roast pork supper Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the town hall. The menu will consist of roast pork, gravy, potato, fresh vegetable, assorted salads, American Chop Suey, baked beans, homemade rolls, hot and cold drinks and desserts. The cost is $8, $4.50 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. The supper will benefit of the church, the Grange and the woman’s union.

∎ The trustees of Webster Free Public Library will meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the library. Meetings are open to the public.

∎ There are two community sponsored Halloween parties in Webster this year. The first one will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Clubhouse at Pillsbury Lake. The second one will be held Oct. 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Webster Safety Building, sponsored by the police department and the parent teachers association. Adults are encouraged to attend in costume with their children.

∎ Members of Daniel Webster Grange will attend the annual State Grange Convention Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

∎ A fire safety and Halloween safety presentation will be held Friday at the elementary school.

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net

WILMOT

Book-themed baskets needed

The Friends of the Wilmot Public Library will sell book-themed baskets at the Christmas craft fair on Dec 7. Library supporters are asked to donate their own creative baskets, with the proceeds benefiting the library. Some suggestions include: the book Chocolat with various chocolates, hot cocoa, coffee with chocolate notes, a family chocolate recipe and a mug; the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with a dog leash, dog treats, a postcard of a dog and a tennis ball; the book The Organic Gardener with a gift certificate to Springledge Farm, seed packets, bulbs to force, a pair of shears and dehydrated tomatoes. Wrap your basket creation in shrink wrap or some sort of see through plastic with, perhaps, a pretty bow. The library will have wrapping supplies as well (baskets, cellophane, bows, etc.), so feel free to simply drop off your items and library staff will assemble them. Baskets can be brought to the library Oct. 28 with a suggested price and will be put on display before the fair. Vendors are invited to take part in the craft fair. The cost is $30 for a 6-by-6-foot booth and $35 for an 8-by-8-foot booth. Members of the WCA receive a $5 discount on their booth rental. Vendors must provide their own tables. The fair will be held at the New London Outing Club’s facility at 114 Cougar Court. For more information, including applications, visit wilmotcommunityassociation.org or call Kathy Neuberger, craft fair coordinator, between 6 and 9 p.m. at 477-5250.

NANCY SCHLOSSER

526-6772

nschloss@tds.net

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