Contoocook River region town criers for Aug. 1, 2021

Published: 7/30/2021 10:08:27 AM
BOWRotary hosts open mic

■The Bow Rotary Free Summer Concert Series will host an Open Mic/Talent Night on Friday from 5-7 p.m. Depending on the number of applicants, performers will have about 10 minutes or so to perform, which can be anything you would do in front of a family audience. Pre-registration is not required, but it will guarantee you a spot on the stage to perform. Download the application form at

■The Bow Garden Club will hold an in-person meeting of its current membership on Sept. 13 at the Old Town Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation by a representative of the NH Audubon entitled "Protecting Our Pollinators." A brief business meeting will follow. All are welcome and new members are encouraged! Please contact club president and membership chair Keryn Anderson at 856-8563 or with any questions to request a membership information form.


DUNBARTONNational Night Out

■Members of the Dunbarton Police Department will be attending the Goffstown Police Department’s National Night Out, on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Goffstown High School. There will be food, a car show, dunk tank, bounce house, climbing wall, petting zoo, climbing wall, tractor rides and live music.

■This month the DCC Book Club will be discussing “White Fragility,” by Robin DiAngelo on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Old Home Day will be Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. To volunteer or get more information, contact John Stevens at (603) 774-7162, or Old Home Day schedule is available at

■The library’s new Playaway Launchpads are now available for checkout. Each tablet is already loaded with games that focus on math, science, transportation and art that are perfect for preschoolers and elementary students. They come with a durable cover, and there is no internet connection or camera.

■The library is currently displaying art by FY21 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Team’s master artist Scott Biron and apprentice Chuck Fritz. Their apprenticeship focused on sharing and learning Northern New England fly patterns. If you would like more info about the display, contact Scott Biron at or

■The 4th Annual Dunbarton Police Bicycle Rodeo will be on Aug. 29 from 2-4 p.m.




■Woodland Protocol will be playing in the Henniker Community Concert Series on Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Woodland Protocol is a six-piece ensemble that plays a fun and eclectic mix of rock and roll and is making its first appearance in Henniker. Band features both female and male lead vocals.

■Don B will be playing at the Henniker Community Farmers’ Market on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Watch live at

■The Weare Farmers’ Market is on Friday from 3-6:30 p.m., across from the post office and TD Bank off route 114. Enjoy music, roasted corn and children’s activities. Call 491-4203 for more information. The market is also open on Saturdays and has live music starting at 10 a.m.

■The Weare Public Library will be hosting its first monthly gaming event on Aug. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This month, participants will be playing the Ticket To Ride board game series. All ages and experience levels are welcome.


WARNERTelephone Museum open

■The Warner Zoning Board of Adjustment is looking for new volunteers to serve on the board. Positions are open to residents from all parts of town. If interested, complete the volunteer interest form at

■The NH Telephone Museum will resume guided tours in August. Come on down and experience this Cappie award-winning museum!

■The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will present “Remembering the Dawn,” a bilingual virtual program of traditional Abenaki songs and stories, by father and son culture bearers Joseph and Jesse Bruchac, on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Find the Zoom link at

■MainStreet BookEnds presents its very first author event since reopening with Mary Lynn Ray, the beloved New Hampshire children’s author on Saturday at 1 p.m. Bring your children to enjoy Mary discussing her new books, “The House of Grass and Sky” and “Vroom, Vroom.”

■MainStreet BookEnds book group will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. to discuss “Mink River” by Brian Doyle. Book Group participants receive a 20% discount on the featured book. Did you know that MainStreet BookEnds is one of 115 independent bookstores in the United States selected for a one-time Survive to Thrive grant from the non-profit Book Industry Charitable Foundation? Thanks to this grant and to community support, MainStreet BookEnds is still here!

■The Warner Historical Society's Tory Hill Authors Series continues on Saturday at 7 p.m. via Zoom with J.W. Ocker. He will show us interesting and odd things within driving distance of Warner. Tickets are $5. Visit to purchase tickets and read about the series authors.

■The Warner Historical Society's Barn Sale is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations can be dropped off during the week.

■Find great products and produce at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. on the Warner Town Hall lawn.

■Warner Public Market will be featuring a Natural Dyeing Workshop on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will explore a variety of natural dyes. Participants will leave with a bundle of colorful skeins, a new skill, inspiration for a winter's worth of knitting and a summer's worth of gardening. Class size is limited. Registration is $100. Register at

■Free meals for children age 18 and under are available through Aug. 30 through the Kearsarge School District, which is participating in the USDA’s Area Eligibility Waiver. Pick up two days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Go to for more information and to complete a form to order meals.

■Registration is open for the Warner Fall Foliage Festival 5K Road Race, which will take place Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Visit the WFFF Facebook page,, or to register.

■The Kearsarge Wildcats football team starts practicing in early August and is looking for players. For more information and to sign up, go to

■Youth fall soccer sign ups are open! Soccer runs September through October and is open to children ages 4-12. The soccer program is organized through the Merrimack Valley Soccer League with volunteer coaches. Visit for more information. Register online at or

Elibet Chase


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