Contoocook River region town criers for for July 7, 2019

Published: 7/5/2019 5:33:16 PM
Modified: 7/5/2019 5:33:04 PM
BOWBooks are blooming

■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.

■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.

■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


DUNBARTON ‘Wild About Turtles’

■On Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a Lego party event at the library. Use your imagination and free build with the library’s collection.

■The Women’s Safety Clinic sponsored by the Dunbarton Police Department with The Training Station will be Thursday 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.

■This month, the DCC book club is reading Origin by Dan Brown. The discussion will be Aug. 1. Jennifer Oliver will host at the vestry. All are welcome.

■“Wild About Turtles” is at 1 p.m. Friday 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 Saturday, at 7 p.m., come to the next fabulous concert presented by the Town Hall Restoration Committee. The duo Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey Dimario will perform. Donations are suggested, and all money goes to the performers.

■On July 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, there will be a performance of Sailing Towards My Father, a play written and directed by Carl A. Rossi and performed by Stephen Collins. Mr. Collins is a Shakespearean trained actor with 40 years of theatrical experience. Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play about Herman Melville. The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age.

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



HENNIKER / WEAREElementary students excel

■These Center Woods Elementary School students excelled in Type to Learn 4 by passing all six assessments just before completing third-grade: Michael Crosby III, Brian Tambouris, Jr., Dominic Mitri-LeGault, and Nick Tetro. Mrs. Rand is their computer teacher.

■Music in Henniker this week: Tuesday, Twangtown Paramours an award-winning Nashville Folk duo at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Walker Smith hits the Angela Robinson stage from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Community Market.

■The 2019 Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest is Aug. 18. The Union Leader, Yankee Magazine and N.H. Magazine have all named Henniker’s Fire on the Mountain Chili one of the top 10 summer events not to miss. More information about this event will be on

■Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore announced last week the appointment of Sherry Burbank as Director of Student Services for SAU 24 schools. Congratulations, Sherry!



■On Tuesday, this month’s GHSS trip to the Heights will be a varied shopping experience including but not limited to: Walmart, Ocean State Job Lots and lunch (to be decided). Transportation fee is $6. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 or 724-5272 to sign up. Leaving Shaw’s parking lot at 10 a.m.

■Thursday through Sunday, the Hillsboro Fest and Fair will be held. Stop by the GHSS tent, learn about our services, programs and activities for adults 50 years and up and purchase a raffle ticket(s) to win a change on a Future Beach Fusion Kayak or a $250 Visa Gift Card. All proceeds go to support GHSS. Winners will be drawn July 14 at 2 p.m. Need not be present to win!

■Last day to sign up is today! 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. We’ll be touring 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 today. There are no refunds for cancellations. The charter bus will and leave and return to the Shaw’s parking lot. GHSS activities and programs are open to all adults 50 and up.

■Fuller Public Library’s artists for the month of July will be Hillsboro watercolor, acrylic and oil artist and instructor Rena Rockwell 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 the month of 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.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKDance, gymnastics camps available

■Contoocook Dance and Gymnastics will have a week-long camp session from July 8 to 15. The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 6 and up. The camp day is filled with dance, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic and theater arts and crafts. Contact 746-3282 or for more information.

■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 more information, visit

■Hopkinton Troop 77 seeks to find past Boy Scouts and Scout Masters of Troop 77. It is planning a special event for Aug. 18. Please contact current Scoutmaster Dan Rinden at fore more information.

■Join the Contoocook farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday by the gazebo in Contoocook Village. SNAP/EBT is accepted, and a local N.H. fish “CSA” sign up is still available, as well as limited retail. For more information, visit

■Help send a child to summer camp. There are a number of families that would benefit from camp scholarships this summer season. There is 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.

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



WARNERChurch hosts public supper on Saturday

■The United Church of Warner will be hosting a public supper on Saturday. The menu features summer salads, ham and turkey slices and homemade dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, those under 5 are free. The supper is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!

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

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

■Also Friday 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. There is a $10 suggested donation.

■On Saturday at 7 p.m. Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St., an author talk with Diane Les Becquets will be held for the cost of $10 each or four for $32. Tickets available at MainStreet BookEnds. Les Becquets is the award-winning author of four novels, including the national bestselling Breaking Wild (Penguin Random House, 2016) which was selected as one of the 10 most addictive books of the year by Kirkus, was the recipient of the New Hampshire Outstanding Fiction Award, the Colorado Book Award in Fiction, and was a finalist for the Reading the West Literary Award in Fiction. Publisher’s Weekly calls her newest novel, The Last Woman in the Forest, released in March, “an elegantly written thriller.” And Booklist calls it “an intricately woven, atmospheric story that will keep readers wondering until the end.” She moved to N.H. from a small ranching town in Colorado where she raised her three sons. She lives in Henniker with her husband and dogs.



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