Contoocook River region town criers for July 21, 2019

Published: 7/21/2019 8:01:21 PM
BOW Free concerts continue

■The 2019 Bow Rotary free summer concert series continues tonight with Canyon Run Band, and it continues on consecutive Sunday evenings with 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.

■Aug. 9 and 10 are the dates for this year’s “Books In Bloom” sponsored by the Baker Free Library and Bow Garden Club. 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. Floral arrangers will use the book’s subject, cover, a particular character and so on as their inspirations for their designs. Exhibit hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Light refreshments will be served until 7 p.m. Aug. 9. 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.

■Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., will hold its vacation Bible school this week, daily 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 is on hiatus until Sept. 9, when it will feature holistic dietician Traci Kormorek as the meeting’s speaker. For information about the club, please visit


DUNBARTON Photography on display

■On Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., Sherry Gamble will be at the library for Chair Yoga for adults. Wear comfortable clothes, bring water and arrive early to start on time.

■Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday celebration is at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Join in near the band stand for some music before Smokey arrives about 10:30 a.m. Afterward, march behind him in a parade of fire trucks to the Dunbarton Fire Station for his 75th birthday party. Cake will be served. Meet Smokey and shake his paw!

■“Read to Dogs” will be at the library from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Read aloud to a certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205. You must register to participate. Call to schedule your 15 minutes with one of the dogs.

■There is a Lego party at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

■The town hall concert series will present Damn Tall Buildings at 7 p.m. Aug 4 at the town hall. Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic, four-person, guerrilla roots band from Boston. The donation amount is $20, or what you can afford.

■This month, the DCC book club is reading Origin by Dan Brown. The discussion will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Jennifer Oliver will host at the vestry.

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

■Due to extreme heat last weekend, the Spireside Coffeehouse will be held on Saturday with open stage performances. The featured July performer, Zak Trojano, will now perform Aug. 17.



HENNIKER / WEARE Youth theater show

■Congratulations to JSRHS teacher Colin Stone, who was selected as IRobot’s STEM MVP and was honored by the Red Sox in partnership with IRobot last week at Fenway Park.

■Music this week in Henniker includes Blacklite Band, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mark Dione, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, as part of this summer’s market music program. Both concerts are free and located at the Angela Robinson Bandstand downtown.

■On Friday, the Weare Henniker Youth Theatre is presenting the award-winning The Lending Doll by William Ogmundson at 7 p.m. at JSRHS. Admission by donation.



■Today, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hillsborough Center, there is a volunteer gathering at the center clubhouse for all those interested in or planning to help in the “History Alive” event on Aug. 17 and 18. The gathering is free, and refreshments will be provided as attendees prepare to help at the event in some way. If you are not sure what you want to do, sign up for one of the jobs listed on “History Alive” website,

■Adult Paint Night is back at Fuller Public Library. For a $5 donation to the Hillsboro Food Pantry, you can sign up to paint a starry night picture on Tuesday. Space is limited, so come in soon to sign up.

■The “Rocket Off Into the Universe” program is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fuller Public Library. Attendees will be constructing different styles of rockets and “launching” them outside. Sign up.

■STEAM for kids is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fuller Public Library. This month’s theme is “Space Case-Stories & Science & U.F.O.s.” Kids will be constructing two hovercrafts. Supplies are limited; sign up.



<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>A Korean Ballet Troupe will perform at the Contoocook United Methodist Church, 24 Maple St. on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. This is a Ballet Mission Team dancing as a cultural performance to share the message of the Gospel. The members of this Korean Ballet Troupe are committed to sharing their faith through dance. There will be a Love Offering taken to benefit United Methodist Committee on Relief. Light Refreshments will be served following the performance.

■Kimball Pond is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weather permitting. The Rec Dept is offering swimming lessons. For information, visit

■Hopkinton Troop 77 seeks to find past Boy Scouts and Scout Masters. They are planning a special event Aug. 18. Contact current Scoutmaster Dan Rinden at

■Join the Contoocook Farmers Market every Saturday 9 a.m. to noon by the gazebo in Contoocook Village. Summer veggies are arriving! Music this week by Doug Farrell. SNAP/EBT is accepted. For more information, visit

■Senior lunch at the Slusser Center will be Wednesdays at noon. Suggested donation $4. The first time a senior attends a Senior Lunch, he or she can ask for a new visitor gift certificate at the front desk, for a free lunch.



WARNER Beat Fest this week

■Warner born and raised Ian Rogers returns to present a photo slideshow about life for foreigners in Japan, “What’s it Really Like to Live and Work in Japan?” at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at MainStreet BookEnds. The presentation presents a fragment of information that was captured in Eikaiwa Bums, which is about his experiences working at a for-profit English conversation school in Japan.

■“Beat Fest” with Kathy Lowe and Julie Corey is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at MainStreet Warner Stage. It is an all-ages drum circle and beat fest. The concert is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation.

■The band Honest Millie will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the MainStreet Warner Stage. Drawing from years and years of rehearsing vocal harmonies in various combinations, Honest Millie joins together members of these groups for some stellar harmony singing and strong instrumentation. The concert is free, but $10 donations are suggested to support the musicians and the park.

■The story of the Native American experience in World War I is a fascinating yet largely untold one. It began the day the U.S. declared war on Germany and continued on the battlefield in the homeland until the end of the war. John Brannon will share his knowledge about these under-recognized people, as well as the more widely known Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the N.H. Telephone Museum. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Contact Graham Gifford at 456-2234 or visit for more information.

■The annual “Brews for Bell” event is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 at N.H. Telephone Museum. It is a craft beer tasting. Live music will be announced. Attendees must be 21 and have proper identification. Contact Graham Gifford at 456-2234 or visit for more information.

■Pillsbury Free Library presents “A Universe of Stories” with Mr. Aaron, summer reading program performer, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 at the MainStreet Warner Stage. The program is free and open to the public. The rain venue is the town hall. Contact children’s librarian Sue Matott at 456-2289 for more information.

■Warner Historical Society presents “Four Summer Evenings with Nationally Known Authors” at the Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 each or 4 for $32, and they are available at MainStreet BookEnds. Every event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. The first event, at 7 p.m. Saturday, features Andre Dubus III, author of The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and his memoir, Townie.

■“Pollinator Party” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Nature Discovery Center for children age 6 and older. Cost is $5 per child, which includes a tour of the Nature Center following the program. Register by calling Barbara at 456-6052. Sign-in begins at 10:30 a.m., and walk-ins are accepted, space permitting.



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