Contoocook River region town criers for Oct. 20, 2019

Published: 10/18/2019 6:21:48 PM
Modified: 10/18/2019 6:21:36 PM
BOWOrder local plants

■Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at 3 Bow Center Road. Members and guests should bring a bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. Former Bow resident Rob Ricard will be the guest speaker at 12:30 to tell us about his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. Guests are welcome; program is open to the public. Contact Faye Johnson at 228-8149 for more info.

■It is time to pre-order your beautiful 8- and 10-inch pots of locally grown poinsettias. They are available in red, white or pink through any Bow Garden Club member at $23 and $33. They will be available for pick up at the Old Town Hall on Dec. 7. You may also pick up an order form from the library’s bulletin board or contact Joyce Kimball at joyceakimball@comcast.net or 229-1990 to order.

■It is also the time of year when the Bow Garden Club starts collecting new and warm pajamas and books to give to disadvantaged youth of all ages, living in our area. Collection boxes have been placed at both the Baker Free Library and the Bow Community Center for this purpose. All items collected will be donated to Family Promise of Greater Concord who provides shelter, meals and continuing support to homeless families, many with young children through its network of 16 local congregations and interfaith groups.

■The Bow Mills United Methodist Church’s 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch is open for business, now and until Halloween at 505 South St. Times and hours are: Monday through Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds to support N.H. Food Bank, Friends of Forgotten Children, United Methodist World Mission and Family Promise, a program for families facing homelessness. For more info, call 224-0884.

■Concord Regional VNA is holding a Senior Health Clinic at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 for an appointment.

■The Rotary Club of Bow’s annual auction will take place Nov. 2. The auction benefits the club foundation’s scholarship and campership programs, as well as their other community projects. The event, them ed “Bow Appetitio!” will celebrate the tastes, sights and sounds of Italy and will be held at 3 Bow Center Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash prize raffle tickets are available now from any club member. For more information, go to bowrotary.org.

■Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., invites you to their Snowman Craft Fair on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy the spirit of Christmas shopping.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

DUNBARTONAre winters warmer?

■Fall Festival is today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the elementary school. Chili Cook-Off, games, wagon rides, and a photo booth will be there. For purchase: homemade cider, baked goods and pumpkins. Free admission. FMI dunbartonpto@gmail.com.

■Become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency at a training Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Presented by Mark Lang at the Dunbarton Volunteer Fire Department. Please RSVP to marklang@gmail.com.

■Sign up for the Reads to Dogs program at the library. Kids read for 15 minutes to therapy dogs. Dogs visit the library Thursday at 3 p.m. Call the library at 774-3546 for more information.

■Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a session Friday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the town offices. This will be the final date to change your party designation prior to the primary. Changes can also be made with at the town clerk’s office.

■Ladies’ game night and potluck on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the vestry. Bring a dish or drink to share. Contact Stephanie Herlihy, Susan Johonnett or Lynn Leslie if you have questions or need a ride.

■On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the police department will hold a Prescription Drug Takeback Day at 18 Robert Rogers Road. The proper disposal of medication helps reduce unauthorized access, theft, abuse and damage to the environment. Any questions may be directed to Sgt. Chris Remillard at chrisremillard@gsinet.net or 774-5500.

■Chair yoga with Sherry Gamble at the library will be Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m.

■An elementary Halloween party and parade will be Oct. 31 from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Dunbarton trick or treat is Oct. 31 with new hours this year from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

■Cold winters warming? Dr. Larry Hamilton, UNH professor and senior fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy will share his research from Arctic Alaska to northern New England to the intermountain West and its relevance to our lives at the Dunbarton Congregational Church service at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27. All are welcome.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEAREHear about librarybuilding updates

■Thursday is the end of the season Jamboree for Henniker farmers market from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a potluck, costumes and surprises.

■The public is invited to join Tucker Free Library friends and trustees Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. as SMP Architects shares the latest design for the building project. The project includes adding an elevator to improve accessibility for all to all levels of the library, adding additional ADA compliant bathrooms to increase safety and accessibility to those facilities, and renovating the attic for programs.

■Weare Athletic Association is having sign ups through Oct. 27 for winter cheerleading for youth in kindergarten to fourth grade. Visit weareathleticclub.com.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGMall Walkers meet

■On Monday, GHSS is making Christmas trees to be used as centerpieces, which will be given to those families receiving holiday baskets from the Lions Club. All materials will be provided. Meet at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s. Call Barbara Hays at 464-2692 if you have questions.

■On Thursday, the newly formed GHSS group, Mall Walkers, will walk the Steeplegate Mall, rain or shine. Great form of exercise! Departing Shaw’s at 9:30 a.m. Fee $6. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726724-5272 to register.

■Learn about bobcats in the state at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday as N.H. Fish & Wildlife stewards share facts about the natural history of the elusive cat, its habitat needs and the status of the population.

■Special Saturday storytime at the library this week at 10 a.m. Wear your costume if you’d like!

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

WARNERAnnual Art Walk

■Third Annual Art Walk and Open Doors Shopping Tour will take place on Nov. 1 in Warner village, representing over 40 local artists from all mediums, and is free to the public. Opening artist receptions with refreshments will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Upton Chandler House Museum at 10 W. Main St., and 6 to 8 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds Gallery, 16 E. Main St. This starts N.H. Open Doors through the weekend at both locations. Come meet the artists, see their works and enjoy!

■Tai Chi on Tuesdays at Twelve is a one-hour class held at Old Graded School on Main Street. Cost is $20 for four weeks and you can join at any time. Taught by certified instructor Marcia Wyman, the class covers basic tai chi movements for balance, flexibility, strength and mental concentration. Wyman teaches a modified Yang form that is easy and safe for everyone. Instructor permission required for individuals under age 50.

■Today at 2 p.m., join BookEnds for a very special poetry workshop, as they are joined by former N.H. Poet Laureate Marie Harris. Celebrating and discussing the release of her latest book of poetry Desire Lines, Harris’s fifth book of poetry written over more than a decade. Harris will be joining our monthly poetry workshop, led by former UNH English professor Deborah Brown, author of Walking the Dog’s Shadow and the just released The Human Half. Brown offers a monthly workshop designed to combine lessons and exercises on aspects of craft (image, diction, metaphor) with a small amount of critique and in-group writing.

■Calling all parents of teens! On Oct. 27 from 4 to 5 p.m., a video conferencing will be held with the co-founders and authors of Grown & Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. Heffernan and Dell Harrington offer the online community advice on raising teens and young adults and talk about their new book of the same name that is a must-read for parents of high schoolers. They will share what your high school teacher really wants parents to know; sanity-preservers for parents during the college application process; what you can do if your kid is having a hard time in school; and other insights and practical tips.

■On Nov. 3 at 4 p.m., BookEnds BookGroup will discuss Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

■N.H. Telephone Museum movie night will feature The Matrix on Friday at 7 p.m. We’ll provide the popcorn! A suggested $5 donation. Contact Graham Gifford, program coordinator, at 456-2234 or visit NHTelephoneMuseum.org.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com




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