Contoocook River region town criers for May 9, 2021

Published: 5/7/2021 8:30:29 AM
BOWGarden club news

■The annual Bow Garden Club Spring Plant Sale will be an outdoor event held on May 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the edge of the Bow Community Building parking lot under popup tents, rain or shine.

■The Bow Garden Club invites you to a free event, “Cooking & Gardening with Edible Flowers” on June 14 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Join expert gardener and renowned chef Liz Barbour as she explores the varieties of edible flowers you can grow in your garden and the many ways you can incorporate them into your cooking. Virtual seats are limited and registration is required. Email to register.


DUNBARTONLibrary news

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

■This month the library’s Virtual Book Group will be reading “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey. Discussion will be May 19 at noon. Please check the library to see if this will be held on Zoom. If you would like to join, please email

■This month the DCC book club is reading “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros. Discussion will be June 3 from 7-8 p.m.

■The Dunbarton Public Library is moving forward to Phase Three of its reopening plan. The library has begun to offer limited inside browsing services in 30-minute appointments. Please make your appointment in advance by phone or email. The number of people in the building will be limited. A 30-minute appointment may be used for computer use. Only one person per computer. Please note that there will be no public seating or tables for meetings until further notice. Although the state mask mandate expired, during Phase Three of the reopening plan, all patrons over the age of three are required to wear face coverings. If a patron is unable or unwilling to wear a face covering, or is unable to enter the building, curbside pickup is still available and will be offered to all until further notice. The 10-11 a.m. hour will be reserved for seniors and high-risk or immunocompromised library users. Please respect this accommodation.

■Don’t forget that the Ancestry Library Edition is a fabulous resource and is still available for you to use at home! To access, please log in to your library account with card number and password. Scroll down through the electronic resources list to the ALE link. Need help? Please call the library.



HENNIKER / WEARE50th anniversary

■The Congregational Church of Henniker is looking for plants to sell on May 22 and volunteers to help collect those plants, set up tables, do public relations and work at the church parking lot on the day of the sale. Contact Polly at 995-4280 or Deb at 428-3114 to sign up or for more information.

■Congrats to Henniker third-grader Elana Miles who was given the Ambassador of Kindness award.

■The Henniker Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a host of activities that range from the house plaque program, historical tours and the publication of Susan Fetzer's book, “Some Returned: Henniker's Men in the Civil War.” Read about all of these activities (and more) in the society’s impressive newsletter, “The Henniker Historian.”



■Preview our annual Book Sale at Fuller Public Library by appointment only during open library hours this week, May 10 to 15. Purchase early, we have a lot of books! All you can bag or box for $10, bring your own bags. 

■The Hillsboro Legion Auxiliary is looking for vendors for their annual yard sale to be held on May 30, 8 a.m. to1 p.m. at 538 West Main St., Hillsboro. Spaces are $20, bring your own tables. Contact Elaine @ 464-9096 for more info and to reserve a space.



■ “Authoring a New Chapter: Contemporary Black American Artists Examine the Past, Present and Future,” an art talk with Professor Inez McDermott, will be May 13 a 7 p.m. via Zoom. Email or call 746-3663 for details.

■Tooky Village Barbershop will be walking June 5 with this year's Best Buddies Friendship Walk. There are Squad Tooky T-shirt’s at the shop. Proceeds go towards the Best Buddies organization. Register now and come hang with the squad on June 5. If you would like to join Squad Tooky, email or send a message on Facebook.

■“Choosing and displaying art for your home” will be held May 22 at 10 a.m. in a virtual discussion led by Laura Johnson, artist and designer at Design 645. Artwork is one of the ways that can help polish off your space. During this meet-up we’ll be discussing how to choose and display artwork in different areas of our homes. We’ll discuss guidelines for hanging artwork so it best fits the physical space and using artwork to help define the personality of your home. We will have time for questions and discussion.   Register at

■“Alnôbak Moskijik Maahlakwsikok” (“Abenaki People Emerging from Ashes”), will be on display at Two Villages Art Society on Main Street in Hopkinton now through May 28; hours are Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call 413-210-4372, email or visit

■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.

​​​<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>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.

■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



WARNERFarmers market returns

■United Church of Warner is returning to in-person services at 10 a.m on Sundays. Service is also available live at

■The Warner Area Farmer’s Market starts Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Warner Town Hall lawn.

■Visit Mt.  Kearsarge Indian Museum on Saturday to learn how to bead a daisy chain necklace. Cost is $25 for members or $30 for non-members. This in-person workshop is limited to 10 people. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. All materials are provided, but please bring your own scissors. For more information and to sign up, visit

■MainStreet Warner, Inc., and Simonds Elementary School are thrilled to announce that this year’s MSW Literacy Day author will be Warner's own Matt Forrestt Esenwine, who will visit all the students to discuss writing and the creative process on May 17. This annual event brings the author's books to every student at Simonds. Donations are needed to assist in the purchase of these books. Please send checks to MSW, Inc., PO Box 130 in Warner, or contribute online at Please be sure to designate that your contribution is to go towards the 2021 MainStreet Warner Literacy Project.

■The Warner Historical Society is hosting a Community Conversation about Simonds Free High School on May 26 at 7 p.m. Did you attend the Simonds Free High School? We want to hear your stories! Register at to receive the Zoom link.

■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale will open on May 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, outdoors. The sale will be open on Saturdays only until further notice, weather permitting. Masks are required. Contact 456-2437 or

■The Nature Discovery Center (formerly known as the Little Nature Mu seum) needs volunteers. After being closed last year, there is a lot of work to get up and running for the June 5 opening. To lend a helping hand, call 822-2334. Located on Highlawn Road (across from the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum), the Nature Discovery Center is su itable for all ages and provides hands-on activities in a flexible and welcoming space. Every child who tries an activity (successful or not) earns a prize for simply trying. A small 66-year-old, federally registered non-profit nature center, the Nature Discovery Center was founded by Sandra W. Martin in her childhood home of Winthrop, Mass., when she was just 12 years old. The season runs from June 5 to Oct. 31 on Fridays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups can be accommodated with a special appointment. Visit

■Space is filling up fast for Concord YMCA Summer Swim Lessons. Sign up now! Lessons are held in June and July at Wadleigh State Park in Sutton on Kezar Lake and French's Park in Bradford on Lake Massasecum. Open to children ages 3-14. Sign up by phone (228-9622) or visit A free session on Safety Around Water (SAW) is also being offered at both locations.

■Warner Ladies Softball League will play Sunday afternoons from the end of June-August. This is a really fun league that will be following the latest COVID-19 protocol. If you are interested in registering a team, or are looking to play on a team, contact Andrea at

Elibet Chase


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