Contoocook River region town criers for June 30, 2019

Published: 7/1/2019 12:37:37 PM
BOWSummer concert series announced

■The 2019 Bow Rotary free summer concert series is announced. Upcoming concerts include High Range on July 14, Canyon Run Band on July 21, Concord Coachmen on July 28, Bow Junction on Aug. 4, Bend the Ride on Aug. 11 and Honest Millie on Aug. 1. All concerts, weather permitting, will be held at the Bow Bandstand from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your chair or blanket, and share these great free concerts with your friends and neighbors. Should it rain, the concerts may be moved inside the community building.

■A Walk 15 adult fitness class is being held on Thursdays at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Walk 15 is a low impact, multi-muscle, walking based indoor group workout set to music. Benefits from the class are improved circulation, strengthened muscles, prevention of heart disease and increased energy level. For more information, contact instructor Sue Bergman at or visit

■Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., will hold its vacation Bible school from July 22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. “To Mars and Beyond” invites young “voyagers” on a space travel adventure. Children ages 3 and up are welcome. Come meet the star of “To Mars and Beyond.” To register, contact the church office or Jen at 224-0884, or visit for more information.

■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

■Mark your calendars! Aug. 9 and 10 are the dates for this year’s “Books In Bloom” hosted in conjunction with the Baker Free Library. The theme for this year is “A Universe of Stories” in keeping with the national summer reading program and the library’s related summer programs. Be sure to set aside these dates to come view creative floral arrangements reflecting books selected by the flower arrangers. Floral arrangers will use the book’s subject, cover, a particular character and so on as their inspirations for their designs. Bow Garden Club members, library staff and other interested parties will be providing these designs for the public’s pleasure at no cost, and light refreshments will be served on the evening of Aug. 9. The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10. There will be special children’s activities offered by the library on Aug. 10. For more information, contact either the library via Betsy Mahoney at 224-7113, ext. 106 or the Bow Garden Club via Joyce Kimball at 229-1990.


DUNBARTONSelf-defense clinic for women

■The town offices closed will be closed Thursday for Independence Day.

■On July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a Lego party event at the library.

■The Women’s Safety Clinic sponsored by the Dunbarton Police Department with The Training Station will be July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dunbarton Elementary School. This workshop will teach attendees basic moves for protecting themselves against an attacker. It will be taught by Christina Dow, co-owner of The Training Station. The clinic is free to attend and pre-registration required. Contact Detective Laura Cattabriga at 774-5500 for more information.

■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. The host will be Tina Bean. All are welcome.

■“Wild About Turtles” is at 1 p.m. July 12 at the library. “Wild About Turtles” is an integrated nature art program for kids of all ages. Enjoy music and movement, storytelling and hands-on art led by Miss Mary Doane, the Turtle Lady and her turtle friends. The limit is 30 children. Please call the library to register.

■On July 13, at 7 p.m., come to the next fabulous concert presented by the Town Hall Restoration Committee. Performers will be the duo.

■ Photography by Aaron Treadwell will be on display at the library for July and August.



HENNIKER / WEAREConcert celebrates Independence Day

■To celebrate Independence Day, the Town of Henniker will present a concert by the Newmont Military Band on Tuesday at the Angela Robinson Bandstand in Community Park beginning at 7 p.m. Area nonprofits will be selling food before the concert, and the concert will include patriotic readings.

■Congrats to the John Stark Girls Varsity Softball team for winning the Division II state championship for the second year in a row!

■Congrats also to John Stark Softball players Sydney Nelson and Kali Kolehmainen for making the Division II First Team and Izabella Nelson and Anna Stenger for making the Second Team.

■Weare Public Library is kicking off its busy summer schedule on Monday with “Stories & Play” at 11 a.m. and “Make an Origami Elephant” at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, “Diamond Dotz” is at 3:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, “Stories at the Lake” is at 11 am. On Independence Day the Library is closed.

■On Independence Day, the Henniker Community Market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature one of the busiest solo performers in New Hampshire, Dylan Wetherbee.

Have a safe Fourth of July.


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGNew art show at library

■Today, the Hillsborough Center Congregational Church celebrates the 250th year of its founding with a special service at 11 a.m. This church, gathered October 12, 1769, was the first in Hillsborough and the 10th in Hillsborough County. The preacher at this service will be the Rev. Elizabeth Hambrick-Stowe, who with her father, the late Rev. David Stowe, has preached at many of the summer services at the church. Her husband, the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe, will be the liturgist. It will be a joint service with Smith Church, our daughter church. The Rev. Donna Vuilleumier, pastor of Smith Church, will provide the pastoral prayer. The service will be marked with special music provided by organist Sissi Shattuck and by the joint choir with Smith Church, directed by Linda Bissonette.

■Fuller Public Library’s artists for the month of July will be Rena Rockwell, Hillsborough watercolor, acrylic and oil artist and instructor, and her sister, Colleen Bedard, a cold wax artist who lives and works in Portland, Maine. The show, titled “Two Sisters, Two Views” will be on display during July. You can meet the artists and hear how they grew up close together but create art in their own unique ways on July 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

■On July 24, GHSS and the Town of Hillsborough are co-hosting a charter bus trip to Boston to visit one of the most iconic pieces of history. The group will tour the 200- year-old ship and the USS Constitution Museum followed by dinner at the China Buffet Bar & Grill, which specializes in authentic Chinese and Japanese cuisine but also American and Italian favorites. Call Marie Mogovero at 464-4726 or 724-5272 to make your reservation no later than July 7. The total cost for the bus, tour and meal is $36 per person and must be paid in full by July 7. There are no refunds for cancellations. The charter bus will leave from and return to the Shaw’s parking lot. GHSS activities and programs are open to all adults over 50.

■“History Alive” in Hillsborough will take the place of the former “Living History” event, which was put on for the last 10 years. “History Alive” will be held on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18.


WARNERSummer Splash

■One-hour Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays at noonwill start July 9 at MainStreet BookEnds. Cost is $20 for four weeks. Call 456-2700 to pre-register.

■A public reading of one of the 19th century’s most famous speeches will take place at noon on Wednesday at the Warner Town Hall. “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?” asked Frederick Douglass in 1852. Contact Lynn Clark if you would like to read a part of Douglass’s speech. Email or call 456-2437.

■Summer Splash in Warner, an evening of local artists and musicians art exhibit opening in The Gallery featuring over 30 local artists, will be July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

■Also July 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., Mink Hills Band perform on MainStreet Warner Stage in Jim Mitchell Community Park Amphitheater. The Mink Hills Band is a N.H.-based acoustic band whose selection of music includes bluegrass, swing, folk, and original compositions. Visit for more information. The concert is free. A $10 suggested donation to support the musicians and the park.



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