Contoocook River region town criers for March 28, 2021

Published: 3/26/2021 12:53:53 PM

■The Bow Garden Club invites you to attend a Virtual Garden Tour on April 12 at 6 p.m. with New England gardener C.L. Fornari via Zoom. The program will be “Cocktails or Coffee in C.L.’s Gardens.” C.L. is a creative gardening expert who transitioned from artist to garden communicator in 1985. She has authored eight books and hosts “GardenLine” on WXTK and co-hosts “Plantrama,” a podcast for which she received a Gold Media Award from GardenComm in 2019. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for this event, email

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club Scholarship is available for a graduating senior entering college who is in good standing and is planning to further their education by majoring in horticulture, conservation, forestry, plant science or any other related field. Applications may be acquired through the Bow High School counseling office or by contacting BGC scholarship chair Debra Wayne at or 715-1466. The deadline for applications is April 30.

■Bow Rotary’s scholarship program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who either attended Bow High School or are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools. Scholarships are for four-year college or technical programs or degrees. Scholarships are also available for older adults. Application information and forms can be found at or the Bow High School counseling office.


DUNBARTONBook club news

■The DCC Book Club will discuss “Thirst” by Mary Oliver on Thursday on Zoom from 7-8:30 p.m.

■The garden club is selling 5-pound bags of daffodil fertilizer for $5 This is a spring, quick release blend and the best time to apply it is before rain. The shoots should be above the ground, but you should not fertilize after the flowers have opened. A pre-packaged supply is at 105 Gorham Pond Road in the woodshed at the top of the driveway. Pay by honor system. Please call Donna Dunn at 774-4567 for more information.

■“Delicious Easy Meals for Health and Longevity,” a virtual cooking presentation by Leslie Cerier will be on April 6 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Leslie Cerier is an internationally-recognized farm to table vegetarian chef, educator and author. She is passionate about expanding people’s palates and leads cooking workshops all over the world. Email dunlib@ to register.

■Virtually Reads to Dogs at the library with hosts Murray and Liz on April 8 from 3-4 p.m. Please call the library to schedule your child’s 15 minutes of virtual reading.

■The Library Book Group will meet at noon on April 21 on Zoom. The group will discuss “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo.

■The Town Office is open to the public per order of the board of selectmen. The Town Clerk’s Office will continue to be open by appointment only for transactions that cannot be completed online or through the mail. Face masks/coverings are required when entering the building. All are asked to honor social distancing recommendations.



HENNIKER / WEAREKindergarten registration

■Join the Congregational Church of Henniker (either online or as part of micro in-person worship) for Palm Sunday. On Friday there is a Good Friday tenebrae service at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday (April 4) there is a 6:30 a.m. sunrise prayer on the church lawn and a 10 a.m. for an Easter Celebration.

■It’s time to register for next year’s kindergarten class at Center Woods Elementary School in Weare. Information and registration materials are available at To register at Henniker Community School, call 428-3476.

■Ten students from Henniker Community and Weare Middle School joined other schools across the state in participating in the public speaking event Project Soapbox, sponsored by the N.H. Institute for Civics Education. In Project Soapbox, students addressed the question “What is the biggest issue facing your community and what should be done about it?”


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGFuller Library events

■Stop by Fuller Public Library Monday through Saturday to pick up a free Fuller Spring in a Bag! Similar to the February bags, but a spring theme! Please take just one per child. Bags will be on the porch until they are gone.

■Join Fuller Public Library's Zoom presentation of “Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog - the Chinook” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by N.H. Humanities and will be presented by Bob Cottrell. Call the library at 464-3595 or email for the Zoom link.



■Hopkinton Soccer Club will be hosting in-town soccer this spring to all Hopkinton children in grades 3-8. No practices are during the week, so players can participate in other spring sports. Visit for details and to register. Registration closes April 30.

■Writing Camp for grades 3-12 will be June 28-July 2 and Aug. 16-20. Campers can attend both weeks. Camp may be virtual or hybrid or in-person. Contact Joan Follansbee ( or Trish Walton ( Cost is $140 for a half day, $190 for a full day.

■The Hopkinton Town Library’s theme for this summer is “Hello Hopkinton! Celebrating Our Community.” There are programs for children of all ages. The first session runs June 29-July 16 and the second one is July 27-Aug. 13. Registration will begin June 1. There are also interning opportunities for children entering grade 6 and up. There will be a combination of virtual and in-person programming. There will be reading, crafts, a summer quest and story walk. More information will follow!

■The St. Andrew’s Making Your Mark team has begun planning its ninth season of Making Your Mark Art Camp. Camp will be July 19-23, either in-person at the Hopkinton parish or via Zoom. All rising fourth- through sixth-graders are welcome to pick up an application in the church office or by emailing Vickie Haines at As in past years, there is no camp fee, simply a child’s desire to share in a week of creativity, companionship and fun in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Email or with questions.

■Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now taking place at Harold Martin School. Call the school office at 746-3473 for registration information. Preschool is open to children who will be 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 30. This is a tuition-based program and enrollment is filled by lottery. Kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30. First grade is for children who will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 30.

■Work Song Farm has opened CSA registrations for the 2021 season. Full and half shares are available. Visit

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is a community of growers, makers and artists. Check out and place your order by Wednesday midnight for pick-up on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Depot. Thanks for supporting local farmers! Masks are required. Visit the Contoocook Farmers' Market page on Facebook for updates.

■Gilded Fern Farm is a family operated fromagerie, creating artisan cheeses with milk sourced from dairies whose animals are fed and cared for in the traditional manner, free from stress and without supplemental hormones or antibodies. Gilded Fern Farm is located at 258 Dustin Road.

■Beech Hill Farm has a fully stocked inventory of its own pasture-raised, all-natural angus beef and pork, and maple syrup. Call 223-0828 to place an order and a pick-up time will be scheduled with you. Thank you for supporting local farms!

■The Hopkinton Town Library is open Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call to reserve your half hour slot. If capacity has not been reached, walk-ins are still welcome. Please wear masks. Information regarding youth programs and story hours can be found by calling the library at 746-3663 or contacting Leigh Maynard at Visit

■Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Library Community Room on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. To request an appointment for free tax help, go to You can also call 211. The library cannot schedule your appointment. Free tax preparation is available to all ages and occupations. Returns cannot be filed with rental income, self-employed individuals with a loss, employees, inventory or home office deductions. Other limitations may apply to your circumstances. An appointment is not a guarantee that the volunteers can prepare your return.

■The Hopkinton Town Library Gallery Committee is seeking two and three dimensional artwork created during the pandemic by artists ages 15-115 for a show in September and October this year. Please submit photos of your work to by July 6, including your name, a description of your medium and dimensions of your work

■The Hopkinton Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment. More information can be found at




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