Wii bowling tourney
to be held Tuesday
The Suncook Senior Center will hold their Wii bowing tournament Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. The cost to enter is $1. For more information, call 485-4254.
∎ The elementary school and the Armand R. Dupont School held a “Walk to School Day” in honor of all American veterans on Nov. 9. The students walked from the parking lot at Rite Aid to their schools on Main Street and School Street, carrying pictures and names in honor of family members who have served and are serving.
∎ The Community Table Program will serve a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall at 10 School St. This is for families who may not have a place to go for the holiday or are just struggling right now. For more information, call Michael Bernard at 485-5886 or Geoff Kennedy at 231-7070.
∎ The Suncook Senior Center will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.
sale to be held
The annual Thanksgiving pie sale, sponsored by the Andover Service Club to benefit the scholarship fund, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Circle K Mini-Mart/gas station on Route 11. The pies, all homemade by club members, are $9 each.
Not too late to
make a donation
It is not too late to make a Thanksgiving basket donation to support the Boscawen Congregational Church Food Pantry. Send monetary donations or sponsor a full basket for $60 by sending a check to the Boscawen Congregational Church, 12 High St., Boscawen. For more information, call 344-5902.
∎ Start your Christmas shopping at the library! Bidding is in full swing at the Christmas stocking silent auction fundraiser on display at the library. Bidding ends Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Proceeds for this fundraiser, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, go to support library programs, including passes to New Hampshire attractions.
∎ The town offices and the library will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
∎ Happy birthday to my remarkable mother, Gloria Thompson, who turned 94 years young yesterday and is a new resident of Boscawen.
The parks and recreation department is offering “Talls & Smalls Creative Movement” classes with instruction by Karen Krause. This is a fun program for boys and girls (ages 2-5 with an adult), designed to inspire creativity and imagination while developing rhythm, coordination, strength and balance. Classes will be held tomorrow and Nov. 26 and Dec 3, 10 and 17 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the community building, 3 Bow Center Road. The cost is $35, $40 for nonresidents, for an adult and one child; adults attending with two or more children need to add $15 ($20 for nonresidents) for each additional child. To register, visit bow-nh.com and look under Parks & Recreation or call 228-2222 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
∎ For his senior project high school senior David McDonald is building six children’s size bookcases and collecting donations of gently used and new books for children from birth through teens for two emergency housing shelters in Concord and Manchester. Donation boxes can be found at all three Bow schools, the library and the community center. McDonald will also sponsor a free “Family Movie Night” Dec. 3 in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. The movie will be The Lorax, based on the Dr. Suess book, and kids are welcome to come dressed in their pajamas!
Holiday show to
be held at farm
Two Sisters Garlic of Clough Tavern Farm invites you to join in “Christmas at Clough Tavern Farm.” This special holiday show will run from Friday through Dec. 9 on Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy shopping a diversified and eclectic collection of local New Hampshire artisans’ confections and creations. While shopping through five rooms of a 1777 three-story colonial, pause by the wood stove for samples and cider. Follow the Christmas signs through town to 23 Clough Tavern Road. For more information, call 731-5574 or 783-4287.
∎ Aerobics classes are held in the elementary school gym Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., whenever school is in session. Admission is free. For more information, call Ginny Litalien at 783-4016.
∎ Thirty-three Parish House windows that were more than 50 years old were recently replaced. Help is needed in recouping some of the costs incurred in this project. For a $300 donation, which covers the cost of one window, a brass plate will be put on the window of your choice, first come, first served, with whatever family name or “in memory of” you wish. For more information, call Ron Turcotte at 620-3717.
∎ The Loudon Food Pantry is holding its annual 50/50 raffle. The raffle ends Dec. 13. Tickets are 50¢ each, $2 for five tickets or $3 for 10 tickets. You can purchase tickets at the pantry, 30 Chichester Road, Unit D, Loudon, on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. An order form will also be online at loudonfoodpantry.org. For more information, call 724-9731.
Today is last day
to order wreaths
The last day to order 2012 community wreaths and poinsettias is today. Wreaths come decorated, undecorated and in barn size. The poinsettias come in single to quadruple blooms in various colors. Order online at shop.dccucc.org. Pick-up dates will be Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
∎ The library and town offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
∎ Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the regularly scheduled planning board meeting on Wednesday will be rescheduled and held on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the town hall.
∎ “Country Companions” 2013 calendars, celebrating Dunbarton’s animal friends, are arriving soon. Order yours now at the library.
∎ “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe,” sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, will be held Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the library.
∎ The fifth annual holiday concert will be held Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Dunbarton Center. There will be music, food and a raffle. The cost is $10, $5 for children ages 6-12. Order tickets online at shop.dccucc.org.
The Children’s Store will be held Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elwood O. Wells American Legion Post 112, Short Falls Road. Children can buy inexpensive gifts for family (parents, siblings, etc.) for Christmas. Gifts will be gift wrapped, too. The store is for children 16 and younger. For more information, call 435-8770 or 736-4703. The store is in need of donations of gifts and gift wrapping supplies. Donation boxes are located at Century 21 Thompson Realty, Care Pharmacy, M&M Ford and other places around Epsom and Chichester.
∎ Story times at the library are Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
Toddler Time is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
∎ The cemetery trustees will hold a public hearing Tuesday, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the town offices at 940 Suncook Valley Hwy. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the proposed new cemetery regulations. Copies of the proposed regulations are available for review at the town offices and the library.
∎ Central School is still in need of a cheerleading coach for the winter season. If you or someone you know is interested, call Mr. Beaverstock at 736-9331, ext 212, for more information.
∎ The Capital Region Board of Realtors is holding its annual coat drive. Drop off your extra warm hats, mittens and jackets to be donated to the homeless for the winter season! The drop box is at the Century 21 Thompson Real Estate office or call 736-9700, ext. 24, and ask for Terry Riel.
∎ There will be no school Wednesday through Friday due to Thanksgiving.
∎ Thank you to the Epsom Fire Department and my family, friends and coworkers for helping myself and my family while I have been recuperating. I appreciate you all. -Terry Riel.
go on sale Saturday
New Hampshire grown Christmas trees on sale to benefit Franklin Rotary. All trees for the sale come from Rocks Christmas Tree Farm in Bethlehem. Full size trees, wreaths and table tops will be sold at 880 Central St. in the parking lot of Aubuchon Hardware.
Hours are weekdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The sale starts Saturday and ends Dec. 23, unless the trees sell out!
∎ Individuals considering retirement need to understand how the federal social security program works. Independence Financial Advisors will share vital information at upcoming complimentary seminars.
These presentations will educate the community on: how retirement benefits of individuals and spouses are calculated; eligibility of full retirement benefits; choices regarding when to start receiving benefits; how benefits are affected when a spouse dies; whether income may reduce your Social Security benefits; how early you can qualify for Medicare and more. The information presented will help attendees gain the knowledge needed to receive the level of Social Security benefits earned.
The sessions are being held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the following Franklin Savings Bank Offices: Nov. 27, Gilford office, 11 Sawmill Road; Nov. 29, Bristol office, 350 Lake St. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call Pam Hannan at 934-0400 or 800-821-1776.
∎ The 27th annual “Lights of Memory” celebration will be held Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Franklin Regional Hospital. Purchase a light in memory of a loved one and listen as their name is read as the trees on the hospital lawn are lit for the holidays. Funds raised go to support the hospital’s auxiliary scholarship program for continuing medical education. To obtain a purchase form, call the auxiliary at 934-2060, ext. 8780. All are welcome to attend the celebration and tree lighting. Carols and refreshments are included.
∎ Middle school parent conferences will be tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m.
∎ The Franklin School Board will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the middle school.
∎ There will be no school Wednesday through Friday for Thanksgiving break.
∎ A very Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Food being collected
for Sandy victims
The NEC Student Teaching Organization is collecting food and clothing for New York and New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy victims, some of which are their own students. TEACH, the NEC Education Club, will be collecting food and clothing up to Tuesday. Supplies will be delivered to the American Red Cross New York. Collection boxes are located in the Simon Center, CEI building, the NEC library and at the Preble’s house at 24 Rush Road.
You can also donate money by dropping off funds to Chris Baber-Smith in the Education Office on the second floor of CEI.
Any and all donations of canned food, clothing, coats, children’s books and games will be greatly appreciated and will help those in need. TEACH thanks you, in advance, for your support.
∎ The food pantry is in need of several more volunteers for 2013. People are needed who can help distribute food on Wednesday evenings once every six weeks for an hour. There are other activities as well, if those hours don’t work for you. Call 494-9675 to inquire.
∎ A stewardship luncheon will be held today after worship in the Parish Hall of the Congregational Church. A free community supper will be at 5 p.m. Check out the church’s website for an up-to-date calendar and more at hennikerchurch.org.
∎ The Henniker Fire Auxiliary’s annual “Cookie Craze” will be held Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henniker Fire Station. Be sure to drop in to purchase your homemade cookies for the holidays!
∎ The Alchemists’ Workshop is touring the world premiere of an adaptation of Tomie dePaola’s The Night of Las Posadas Nov. 30 to Dec. 15 in New Hampshire. There are many locations around the state for the performances.
The performance in Henniker will be held Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Henniker Congregational Church and in Hillsboro the same night at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
The performance will be held Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Weare.
First published in 1999, this award-winning book written and illustrated by New London’s Tomie dePaola is a tradition in itself. dePaola’s publisher gave New Hampshire artists William Ogmundson (composer and lyricist from North Sutton) and Tom Dunn (librettist from Henniker) rare permission to adapt this work into a 45-minute musical theater piece that will be sung by four professional singers, as well as members of the audience. For more information, call 568-5102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Learn how to make
ornaments Dec. 4
The next “How To Day” program will be held Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the library. The program will be an ornament workshop. Instructions and supplies for several different ornaments and decorations will be available for participants to use. Call 464-3595 for more information and to register.
“How To Day” is an ongoing program at the library held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Each month a different skill or craft will be featured.
If you have a skill you’d like to share, call the library at 464-3595.
∎ There will be an ecumenical Thanksgiving service tonight at 7 p.m. at Smith Memorial Church, 30 W Main St. The Smith Handbell choir will perform.
∎ A Christmas fair will be held Saturday from 9 .am. to 2 p.m. at Washington Elementary School (next to Camp Morgan). Visit with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon; bring a camera. Come and shop for gifts, homemade items and food. Lunch will be served.
The fair is sponsored by the Washington Congregational Church.
A few tables are still available at $15 each.
Call Becky Denslow for more information at 495-1196.
∎ Cold weather has returned and with it comes the urge to knit.
The knitting group at the library meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. Knitters and crocheters of all abilities are welcome!
Bring your current project and share your triumphs, tragedies, patterns and yarn stash. Call 464-3595 for more information.
Win season passes
to Pats Peak
Win season passes to Pats Peak! The Hopkinton Fire Auxiliary is raffling off season passes to Pats Peak. The tickets are $10 each, with a limited number sold. There will be two winners drawn on Dec. 4. Tickets may be purchased at the fire department or by calling Karen Mumford (340-6749) or Su Reale (746-5773). Tickets will be sold today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colonial and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henniker Fire Department. Proceeds will go to fund scholarships in the memory of Chief Richard Schaefer.
∎ The “Shed a Light on Bullying” candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. starting at the Hopkinton Middle and High Schools. Walk for others from the schools to the Jane Lewellen Bandstand, Riverway Park in Contoocook.
∎ Come celebrate the season at Starry, Starry Weekend, a three-day shopping and family fun-filled event in the villages of Contoocook and Hopkinton to be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2. More than 30 businesses including boutiques, restaurants, cafes, community organizations, local churches and even a local farm have come together to offer special events and programs throughout the weekend, including artisan fairs; craft workshops; tree lightings and caroling; open houses; art shows; church fairs; a farmers market and candle factory tour. In the spirit of the season, Hopkinton and Contoocook are participating in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice “Lights of Life.” Maps are available at local merchants within the town, and will also be handed out by town elves during the event. For a complete list of events and times, visit StarryStarryWeekend.com or on Facebook. Some activities require pre-registration.
∎ Starry, Starry Night will be held Nov. 30 from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Drop your child off (ages 6 and older) at the library to play Bingo for books and create a holiday gift for your family. Send them with their dinner, if you’d like. The library will provide beverages and dessert. To register, call the library at 746-3663 or email email@example.com. If you register, but are unable to attend, call 746-3663, so space can be freed up for another child.
∎ The school board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 .pm. at Maple Street School, Room 1.
∎ The “Scouting for Food Drive” was an extraordinary success with more than 6,000 items donated! Even in these tough economic times, the generosity of residents allowed the annual drive to contribute towards filling the local food pantries. Hopkinton residents’ kindness and the hard work of the Lions Club, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisies will be greatly appreciated in the upcoming months. Thank you to all the participants!
∎ A celebration of life ceremony for Eugene A. Slusser, who passed away Sept. 22 will be held Dec. 1 at the Harold Martin School. The family wishes to personally welcome guests and serve light refreshments starting at 2 p.m.; the program will begin at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
∎ The 35th annual Contoocook artisans holiday craft fair will be held Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Andrews’s Parish Hall, 354 Main St. (two doors down from the town hall). Shop Hopkinton’s juried fine art and crafts fair featuring 35 local artisans! Handcrafted items include pottery; paintings; stained glass; beadwork; quilts; wreaths and dried arrangements; dolls and children’s toys; handwoven baskets; maple sugar products; hand blown and hand formed glass; wooden items; jewelry and more.
∎ Fly Old Glory during Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day with the “Flags Over Hopkinton” program. Members of the Hopkinton Rotary and Hopkinton High School Interact Clubs will set up the Stars and Stripes by your mailbox and take it down following each holiday weekend. Join your neighbors in celebrating our great country and honoring our service men and women. Your contribution to the Hopkinton Rotary Club supports fuel assistance, charitable giving and youth programs within the community. Mail your $40 contribution to: Hopkinton Rotary Club, P.O. Box 243, Hopkinton, 03229. Be sure to include your address!
∎ Community members are invited into the school district facilities while they are in operation for “Facility Fridays.” There will be discussions and tours followed by lunch at the schools. HMS will be open for tours Nov. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. MSS will be open for tours Dec. 7 from 1 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. HMHS will be open for tours Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP to Steven Chamberlin, superintendent of schools, at 746-5186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
∎ The Contoocook Farmers Winter Market will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gould Hill Farm.
∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation “What Was, What’s Now, What’s Next?” tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at Slusser Senior Center, 41 Houston Drive in Contoocook. Home health helps older adults live independently for as long as possible by providing a wide range of services. From chores and housekeeping services, to assistance in the recovery from an accident or injury, learn how Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association can assist you in transitioning from what was, to what’s now, and into what’s to come. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
∎ There are many great workshops at Kast Hill Studio this month and in December. Call Lizz Van Saun at 746-6745, or visit kasthillstudio.com, twitter.com/mosaics4u or facebook.com/kasthillstudio for more information.
∎ Remember to have your news to me by Tuesday night dinner. Thanks!
Blood drive to
be held Nov. 27
The Loudon Police Department will sponsor its 13th annual American Red Cross blood drive Nov. 27 from 2-7 p.m. at the Arthur Colby Safety Building. If you are interested in volunteering your time, or providing a soup or stew, call Janice Morin at 798-5521.
∎ The elementary school parent-teacher association’s annual Santa’s breakfast/craft fair will be held Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon. A breakfast of pancakes, New Hampshire maple syrup, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. for $5 per person or $20 for a family up to six. Children 2 and younger are free. There will also be a cookie walk and a quarter raffle. A special visit from Santa will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Bring your camera! Call 724-8222 with any questions. There is still crafter space available for $15 per spot. Call 783-4257 to reserve your spot.
∎ After 11 years of being Loudon’s town crier, I have decided to hang up my hat and let someone new take over. Over the years I have talked to a lot of wonderful people and made some great friends. I will miss the regular contact with everyone and wish you all the best. If you are interested in taking over this Sunday column, call Noelle Stokes at 369-3324 or email email@example.com.
Learn about the
The historical society will present a program about the history of Pembroke’s cemeteries. Historian James Garvin and Cemetery Commission Chairman Dave Richard will speak tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the library.
∎ The annual “Christmas in Suncook Village,” sponsored by the woman’s club, will be held Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus; bring your cameras! Main Street Suncook will turn into a pedestrian way. There will be cookie decorating, face painting, crafts in two locations, balloon artists, pony rides for children and wagon rides! There will also be live singers, dancers and entertainment for families to share. This is a free event. New toys will be collected to be donated to the Community Action Program. If you would like to help, donate something, or have questions, call 485-4492.
Pittsfield Listens is seeking nominations for the 2012 Community Awards. These awards will recognize individuals, groups and organizations that have had a positive impact in Pittsfield during 2012. The 15 award categories that will be recognized this year are individual, civic group, organizations, business, youth group, local government group, local government individual, community event, coach, elementary school teacher, middle high school teacher, elementary school student, middle high school student, school administrator and volunteer of the year. Submit a paragraph explaining who you are nominating and why they should be chosen. Be sure to explain the difference they have made, why it is important, and how the community has benefited. Include your name and contact information (nominations without contact information will not be considered). All nominations must be submitted by Nov. 30 and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Pittsfield Listens, PO Box 206, Pittsfield, 03263. Nominations can also be submitted online at tinyurl.com/PLAward2012. Awards will be given out at the Pittsfield Listens End of Year Celebration Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Youth Workshop.
∎ The Rotary Club will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center, lower level. For more information, call 435-7400.
∎ Visit the Kennedy House open house Friday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 116 Wildwood Drive.
∎ Beacon of Light will present a free dinner on Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. at the Park Street Baptist Church. RSVP and if you need transportation, call 496-6768.
∎ The website committee will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the elementary school library.
∎ The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
∎ The conservation commission will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the town hall.
∎ Alumni (boys and girls) basketball games will be held Friday at the middle high school gym. Girls will start at 5:30 p.m. and boys will start at 6:30 p.m. The alumni boys odd-even game will start at 7:30 p.m.
∎ Elementary school students are collecting nonperishable food items until Tuesday. This year, a portion of the food will go to support the Pittsfield families involved in a car accident recently. The remaining food will be given to the food pantry. Students will count and weigh the food collected.
∎ There will be no school Wednesday through Friday.
∎ The Pittsfield Youth Baseball Association will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the community center. For more information, call 435-7905.
∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a Hospice Lights of Life Community Remembrance Ceremony Nov. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Pittsfield Area Senior Center, 74 Main St. This year marks the 17th Hospice Lights of Life, an annual event that raises awareness of hospice as an option for end-of-life care, as well as the valuable services that hospice provides for the community. Now through Dec. 1, you may request a candle to be lit for someone special. The Hospice Lights of Life Honor Roll is available to view online at crvna.org and will be published and inserted in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 20. During December, electric candles will shine in the windows of downtown Concord, Contoocook, Goffstown, Hillsboro, Penacook, Pittsfield, Suncook Village and Warner to celebrate lives passed. A list of participating businesses is available at crvna.org. Concord Regional VNA thanks Hospice Lights of Life “Shining Star” corporate sponsors Bank of New Hampshire, The Centennial, Concord Imaging Center, New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, P.A. and The Prescription Center/Northeast Pharmacy Services. For more information, visitcrnva.org or call 224-4094, ext. 5807.
∎ The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce sponsored Children’s Store and Christmas tree lighting celebration will be held Dec. 1. Donations of new and gently used items for the Children’s Store are being collected now. Donation boxes are at Jitters, the post office, Citizen’s Bank and Northway Bank. Call Andi Riel at 435-6346 for more information or visit pittsfieldchamber.org.
∎ Brooks Family Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will be held Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the community center, 68 Main St.
∎ Happy birthday to my father-in-law, Leon Miller Sr. today. I hope you have a great day!
∎ Very special birthday wishes to my mom, Carol Grainger, tomorrow. Enjoy your day.
∎ I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s take time to be thankful for what we have and to be kind to one another.
Tax bills are
due Dec. 12
Tax bills have been mailed with a due date of Dec. 12. Tax collector hours are Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
∎ The town offices will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.
∎ The budget committee will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.
∎ The selectmen will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.
Meet the artists
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
A farmers and artisans market will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery. Call 540-1156 for more information. An artist reception will follow from 7 to 8 p.m. Meet the artists and artisans from MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery!
∎ Hurricane Sandy will go down in the record books as one of the most severe storms of all times. This storm created massive flooding, power outages, loss of property and many lives were lost. With the loss of power, ham operators from The American Legion Amateur Radio Club sprang into action. The club is a nationwide volunteer unit that aids the local community, state and national emergency officials during civil or natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. The club was established in May 2011 and has quickly grown. This association of military veterans and family who share an interest in and are licensed as amateur radio operators will have plenty to do during an emergency situation. There is a need for more ham operators. Legionnaires who want further information are urged to visit legion.org/hamradio.
∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free presentation “Caring for Someone With Memory Impairment” Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the United Church of Warner, 43 East Main St. Caring for someone with memory impairment can be a difficult task and overwhelming at times. Discover effective strategies to create meaningful and purposeful engagement with your loved one. This program is designed for family caregivers; please no professional caregivers. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
∎ BookEnds BookGroup will discuss World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler today at 3 p.m. BookEnds BookGroup meets every last Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery. The group is meeting today due to the holidays.
∎ The 17th Annual Hospice Lights of Life Ceremony, to remember those we have lost and raise awareness of hospice care, will be held Nov. 28 at noon in the Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds.
∎ Simonds Elementary School has the following schedule: Wednesday through Friday, no school; art club, Nov. 27, 3 p.m., arts room; Brownies, Nov. 28, 3 p.m., arts room; Girl Scouts, Nov. 28, 4:30 p.m., arts room; Simonds book fair, week of Dec. 3; Girl Scouts, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., arts room; parent-teacher organization meeting, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., parents room; family lunch, Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m. Homework club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the shcool library. Old School PE meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Adult volleyball meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Fourth and fifth grade guitar club meets Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the arts room.
to be held Dec. 2
Weare’s Christmas party will be held Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the town hall. Craft activities, face painting and refreshments will begin at 2 p.m., followed by Diane Kordas and her new puppet show.
∎ Henniker/Weare Youth Theatre is selling gift certificates for next summer’s musical theater camps at John Stark Regional High School. Shows under consideration are Finding Nemo, The Jungle Book and a new work about the history of Weare. For more information, email Dunn.email@example.com.
workshop to be held
The Friends of the Wilmot Public Library will sponsor a holiday centerpiece workshop tomorrow at 4 p.m. Make a fall or winter centerpiece for your next holiday event. Materials will be provided; feel free to bring your own if you like. A fee of $15 will cover materials. Registration is limited to eight. Email or sign up at the library.
∎ The library will hold its next “Bring Your Own Book” group Nov. 30. All are invited to come and briefly speak about a book.
∎ The library is refashioning its traditional annual holiday children’s party Dec. 9 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a town-wide celebration that will include the fire department and the Wilmot Community Association and will end with Santa reading a story at the library.
The fire house at 1 Fire House Lane is where things begin. Activities will include crafts, a spaghetti dinner, caroling and tree lighting. Children will make crafts from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The outdoor tree lighting will be held at 6:15 p.m. The dinner costs $7, $3 for children 12 and younger. Anyone who brings a nonperishable food item will receive a $2 discount. All other activities will be free. For more information, call 526-7934 or visit wilmot
∎ Pine Hill Cross County Ski Area has two new trails. Season trail passes can be purchased now. For more information, visit pinehillskiclub.com.