Contoocook River region town criers for May 2, 2021

Published: 5/3/2021 6:42:42 AM
BOWGarden club events

■The Bow Garden Club invites you to a free event, “Cooking & Gardening with Edible Flowers” on June 14 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Join expert gardener and renowned chef Liz Barbour as she explores the varieties of edible flowers you can grow in your garden and the many ways you can incorporate them into your cooking. Chef Barbour will take you on a tour of her cottage-sized gardens and will demonstrate two delicious recipes featuring edible flowers from her own gardens. Virtual seats are limited and registration is required. Email to register.

■The annual Bow Garden Club Spring Plant Sale will go on! This year's sale will be an outdoor event held on May 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the edge of the Bow Community Building parking lot under popup tents. The sale will be held rain or shine.


DUNBARTON‘Funny Story’presentation

■The Sunday Congregational Church service will be at 10:30 a.m. outside with masks and social distancing (weather permitted). Come join in.

■New Hampshire Humanities presents a visit with author Rebecca Rule, “That Reminds me of a Funny Story!” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Rule is a New Hampshire treasure! A writer, humorist and storyteller, she has traveled throughout New England, telling and gathering stories. One story always leads to another. Rebecca's latest book is a collection of best-of-the-best stories. It is also a memoir - how she came to be a storyteller, why storytelling matters, and what she has learned about the craft in the hundreds of performances she has given. To register, please email

■The DCC Book Club will discuss “An American Marriage” by Tayrai Jones on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

■Virtually Reads to Dogs at the library with hosts Lily and Liz on May 13. Please call the library to schedule your child’s 15 minutes of virtual reading between 3-4 p.m.

■The Library Book Group will be reading “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey this month. A discussion will be May 19. Check with the library for more information.

■Curios on the Common across from Town Hall is open on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Curios is a nonprofit thrift and gift shop created to benefit the Dunbarton Congregational Church and the immediate community. Full of small and large treasures, you’ll never know what you’ll find! Masks are mandatory. For more information call 774-2682 or email



HENNIKER / WEAREVote on theschool budget

■Voting on the SAU budget will be on May 11 at the Weare Middle School gym from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at John Stark Regional High School. Voting on the Henniker school budgets will take place at Henniker Community School on the same day and time.

■Weare has a part-time job open for an assistant children's librarian. See their web site for details.



■Join the Flex & Stretch class with Fitness by Aspen at Fuller Public Library on Mondays and Thursdays. You can also join virtually from home. For just $1 per class, you will increase your strength and core stability through functional movement exercises. Spots are limited at the library, so call 464-3595 soon!

■Local authors will hold a book signing outdoors at Fuller Public Library on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Local authors include: Karen Coulters of “York Harbor” series, Lisa Q. Mathews of “The Ladies Smythe and Westin,” A. L. Aborn of “The Unfolding Blackout,” Cynthia Van Hazinga of “History of Hillsborough, NH,” S. M. Stevens of “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades” and Sue McPhee of “The Tale of Two Rivers.”



■The Hopkinton Town Library’s theme for this summer is “Hello Hopkinton! Celebrating Our Community.” There are programs for children of all ages. The first session runs June 29-July 16 and the second one is July 27-Aug. 13. Registration will begin June 1. There are also interning opportunities for children entering grade 6 and up. There will be a combination of virtual and in-person programming. There will be reading, crafts, a summer quest and story walk. More information will follow!

■The Hopkinton Town Library is open Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call to reserve your half hour slot. If capacity has not been reached, walk-ins are still welcome. Please wear masks. Information regarding youth programs and story hours can be found by calling the library at 746-3663 or contacting Leigh Maynard at Visit

■Tooky Village Barbershop will be walking June 5 with this year's Best Buddies Friendship Walk. There are Squad Tooky T-shirt’s at the shop. Proceeds go towards the Best Buddies organization. Register now and come hang with the squad on June 5. If you would like to join Squad Tooky, email or send a message on Facebook.

■Writing Camp for grades 3-12 will be June 28-July 2 and Aug. 16-20. Campers can attend both weeks. Camp may be virtual or hybrid or in-person. Contact Joan Follansbee ( or Trish Walton ( Cost is $140 for a half day, $190 for a full day.

■Hawk Baseball Camp will be held June 28-July 1 (rain date July 2) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. This is a kid friendly opportunity for young players 7-15 to learn the skills and fundamentals that will help them gain confidence and improve their game. In the morning, Hopkinton High School coaches and players will provide instruction for each age level on different fields. Campers will have the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned in afternoon games. For a registration form, please call Dave Chase at 545-2960 or email Space will be limited.

■The St. Andrew’s Making Your Mark team has begun planning its ninth season of Making Your Mark Art Camp. Camp will be July 19-23, either in-person at the Hopkinton parish or via Zoom. All rising fourth- through sixth-graders are welcome to pick up an application in the church office or by emailing Vickie Haines at As in past years, there is no camp fee, simply a child’s desire to share in a week of creativity, companionship and fun in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Email or with questions.

■Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now taking place at Harold Martin School. Call the school office at 746-3473 for registration information. Preschool is open to children who will be 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 30. This is a tuition-based program and enrollment is filled by lottery. Kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30. First grade is for children who will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 30.

■Work Song Farm has opened CSA registrations for the 2021 season. Full and half shares are available. Visit

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is a community of growers, makers and artists. Check out and place your order by Wednesday midnight for pick-up on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Depot. Thanks for supporting local farmers! Masks are required. Visit the Contoocook Farmers' Market page on Facebook for updates.

■Gilded Fern Farm is a family operated fromagerie, creating artisan cheeses with milk sourced from dairies whose animals are fed and cared for in the traditional manner, free from stress and without supplemental hormones or antibodies. Gilded Fern Farm is located at 258 Dustin Road.

■Beech Hill Farm has a fully stocked inventory of its own pasture-raised, all-natural angus beef and pork, and maple syrup. Call 223-0828 to place an order and a pick-up time will be scheduled with you. Thank you for supporting local farms!

■The Hopkinton Town Library Gallery Committee is seeking two and three dimensional artwork created during the pandemic by artists ages 15-115 for a show in September and October this year. Please submit photos of your work to by July 6, including your name, a description of your medium and dimensions of your work

■The Hopkinton Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment. More information can be found at

■British Soccer Camp will be held Aug 23-27. Registration is open at

■The Town of Hopkinton is seeking candidates for the position of minute taker for the budget committee. The budget committee normally meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Hopkinton Town Hall from May through November, and weekly during December and January. The budget committee is currently meeting virtually. Visit for more information.



WARNERRollins StatePark hours

■BookEnds BookGroup is discussing “Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare on Sunday at 4 p.m. on Zoom. This book tells the story of Adunni, a young girl in Nigeria whose dreams and ambition focus in on one thing - education. BookGroup participants receive 20% off. Check out the BookEnds website for the Zoom link. All are welcome.

■Davisville Flea Market is now open for the season, every Sunday from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit for more information.

■United Church of Warner is returning to in-person services on Mother’s Day, May 9 at 10 a.m. Service is also available live at

■Rollins State Park is currently open by reservation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will be open for the full week after May 14. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gate closes at 5 p.m. The fee for adults is $4 and the fee for children is $2. There is a $1 transaction fee for reservations. Visit for more information and reservations.

■Visit Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on May 15 to learn how to bead a daisy chain necklace. Cost is $25 for members or $30 for non-members. This in-person workshop is limited to 10 people. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. All materials are provided, but please bring your own scissors. For more information and to sign up, visit

■MainStreet Warner, Inc., and Simonds Elementary School are thrilled to announce that this year’s MSW Literacy Day author will be Warner's own Matt Forrestt Esenwine, who will visit all the students to discuss writing and the creative process on May 17. This annual event brings the author's books to every student at Simonds. Donations are needed to assist in the purchase of these books. Please send checks to MSW, Inc., PO Box 130 in Warner, or contribute online at Please be sure to designate that your contribution is to go towards the 2021 MainStreet Warner Literacy Project.

■The Warner Historical Society is hosting a Community Conversation about Simonds Free High School on May 26 at 7 p.m. Did you attend the Simonds Free High School? We want to hear your stories! Register at to receive the Zoom link.

■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale will open on May 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, outdoors. The sale will be open on Saturdays only until further notice, weather permitting. Masks are required. Contact 456-2437 or

■Warner Ladies Softball League will play Sunday afternoons from the end of June-August. This is a really fun league that will be following the latest COVID-19 protocol. If you are interested in registering a team, or are looking to play on a team, contact Andrea at

Elibet Chase


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