Contoocook River region town criers for June 23, 2019 

Published: 6/24/2019 11:51:32 AM
BOWGet silly at improv show

■Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., will host an audience-friendly, interactive “Mindful Improv Showcase” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Come be part of the audience and enjoy an evening of amusing, surprising and thought-provoking improvisational entertainment with facilitators Jim Readey and Tyler Paterson. Learn more about this sometimes silly, sometimes profound, always liberating opportunity called improv. You will have a chance to see improv up close and to enjoy some laughs from your seat; plus, you will have the opportunity to go on stage and join in. The evening will be relaxed and informal, and there will be time for questions and discussion. For more information, contact Jim at This event is free; donations are appreciated.

■The Bow Garden Club will not be holding a regular membership meeting in July but rather will host its annual “Progressive Dinner and Garden Tour” for members only. For information about the club, please visit


DUNBARTONExhibit extension

■The 2019 Summer Reading Program at the library, from June 25 to Aug. 9, will be “A Universe of Stories.” This program is always a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time. Reading through the summer helps maintain and improve reading skills. There will be reading, weekly raffles, fun and educational programs. For more info, contact the library.

■The work of artist Eleanor Kimball has been extended into June at the library. Stop in to see the exhibit.

■On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., come to the library for “Touch a Truck.” Dunbarton’s finest rescue vehicles and heavy equipment will be showcased. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to touch, feel and climb through every vehicle available. Parent supervision is required, and cameras are recommended.

■“Wings at Night: N.H. Audubon Visit” will be presented at the Dunbarton library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Both owls and bats, nocturnal animals, rely heavily on their senses of hearing to survive, but each has its own way of catching prey. This is a kid-friendly event.

■Read to dogs at the library from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Sign up for your 15-minute session.

■The DCCUC Book Club will be reading Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice during June. Meet to discuss the book July 11 at the vestry. Host will be Tina Bean.



HENNIKER / WEARETheatre openings

■Today, the free event “Solstice Sing & Pie Social” is happening at 6:30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House on Quaker Road. Call 478-5650 for more information.

■At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Studio Two, New England’s best Beatles tribute band, is performing in Henniker, and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Mikey G, a hip-hop and rap recording artist, is performing. Both shows will be at the Angela Robinson bandstand in the heart of downtown.

■Weare/Henniker Youth Theatre has openings in its Weare Middle School, John Stark Regional High School and Stoddard library musical theater camps this summer for young people ages 6 to 18. Email

■At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Henniker Historical Society and Museum is having its annual meeting and potluck supper. All are welcome. There is no charge to attend and bringing a dish to share would be appreciated. Call 428-8230 for more details.

■Come to the library summer reading program’s lawn game party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the library.



■The Hillsborough farmers market takes place every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at Butler Park. It offers a wide range of products. Shop your roots and support local economy.

■On Monday, Greater Hillsborough Senior Services (GHSS) Crafty Critters Club is holding a “Paint Your Own Pottery” event at St. Mary’s at 10 a.m. Two techniques will be used: a coloring-book technique on a plate for $20 or watercolor technique on a mug for $15. All supplies are included in the price. After the projects are fired for approximately seven days, they will be dishwasher and food safe. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726.

■On Thursday, GHSS is headed to the House by Road for plant and flower shopping. The fee is $5. Lunch is completed on your own. The group leaves Shaw’s at 10:30 a.m. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 to join on this adventure.

■Showtime Steve will be at Fuller Public Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Dubbed as The Human Variety Show, Showtime Steve is a one-of-a-kind variety performer, harnessing his signature off-the-cuff comedy and showstopping stunts to create a high-energy show unlike any other.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKTroop seeks scouts

■Contoocook Dance and Gymnastics will have a week long camp session this Monday, July 8 and July 15. The camp day is filled with dance, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic and theater arts, arts and crafts. Contact 746-3282 or

■On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Historical Society, 300 Main St., the society presents “Learning from History: Our land, whose land?” Topics include Native Americans and Euro-Colonists, the railroad, the Hopkinton-Everett Dam and construction of Interstate 89. For more info, call 746-3825.

■Kimball Pond is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. The recreation department is offering swimming lessons. For information, go to

■Hopkinton Troop 77 seeks to find past Boy Scouts and Scout Masters of Troop 77. They are planning a special event Aug. 18. Contact

■Join the Contoocook Farmers Market, every Saturday 9 a.m. to noon by the Gazebo in Contoocook Village. Music this week by Kim Mayo. SNAP/EBT is accepted, and a local N.H. fish “CSA” signup still available, as well as limited retail. For more information, visit

■Help send a child to summer camp. We have a number of families who would benefit from camp scholarships this summer season. We have day camp, a number of sports camps and swimming lessons. Thank you for your support of this worthy program. Please make checks out payable to Hopkinton Human Services and mail to 330 Main St.

■The 7th annual Summer Institute for Young Writers is happening this week and the week of Aug. 12. Camp takes place at Maple Street School and runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Friday camp ending at noon. Students entering grades 3 through high school are welcome. For more info, contact Trish Walton or Joan Follansbee

■Senior lunch at the Slusser Center on Wednesdays at noon at the Slusser Senior Center (41 Houston Drive next to the Town Library). Suggested donation $4. The first time a senior attends, he or she can ask for a new visitor gift certificate at the front desk, for a free lunch.



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