Contoocook River region town criers for June 27, 2021

Published: 6/26/2021 1:30:00 PM
BOWSummer concerts

■Bow Rotary will be hosting three summer concerts at the Bow town gazebo this summer, starting Sunday at 6 p.m. with the Freese Brothers Big Band - always a favorite! The two other dates are July 14 and Aug. 6. The talent for those dates have not yet been finalized. More information is available at

■The Bow Garden Club will hold its first in-person meeting since December 2019 on July 12 for a predominantly outside meeting at three different members' homes. The group will tour the gardens at each location and enjoy appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts, consecutively, as members travel from house to house throughout the early evening. The meeting will conclude with a brief members' meeting. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to enjoy this social event with them. The meeting will also be cast on Zoom for those that wish to remain remote. New members are always welcome! Contact president and membership chairman Keryn Anderson at 856-8563 or for more information.


DUNBARTONThank you Joe Milioto

■Don’t forget the Library Summer Reading Program “Tails and Tales” is here for children of all ages. There will be reading logs and an incentive program for preschoolers and school-aged children. Call the library at 774-3546 for more information. In the true spirit of the “Tails and Tales"” Summer Reading Program, the library will be accepting donations of cat and dog supplies that will be donated to the Pope Memorial SPCA. Donations can be dropped off when the program starts. Please read over the SPCA wish list at

■On Friday at 9 a.m., Men’s Coffee will meet outdoors at the bandstand picnic table on the north side or Mr. Zeller’s side lawn. Bring your own lawn chair and your own coffee. If the forecast looks poor, a Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday afternoon.

■Town Offices will be closed July 5 for Independence Day.

■Officer Joe Milioto celebrates 30 years of service with the Dunbarton Police Department. Officer Milioto is one of the longest serving officers in the Department’s history, having served his entire law enforcement career exclusively here in town. Known as an expert in all things Dunbarton by his peers, Officer Milioto continues to serve the community with enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism. His ability to communicate with anyone and reputation amongst his co-workers and the law enforcement community is commendable. Thank you for your service to the Town of Dunbarton, Joe!

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabelle Wilkerson. Please note that the discussion date has changed to July 8, on Zoom, from 7-8 p.m.



HENNIKER / WEAREOutdoor story time

■Tucker Free Library’s Summer Reading Program “Tails & Tales” runs through July 31. Read books from the library and complete the Animals All Around Us summer challenge to earn rewards. For details and more fun library activities, come on in or visit

■Each year students in the Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) class at John Stark design and produce a keepsake graduation gift for seniors using the 3-D printer. This year's keychain gift was a collaborative effort by Kadin Wayland and Bradley Dickinson.

■Tucker Free Library Preschool Outdoor Summer Story Time will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Join for stories, activities and a take home craft on the front lawn of the library. Bring a blanket. Rain date is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Check for changes.

■The Dobros, a Warner-based quartet that performs both acoustic and electric music with a collection of original tunes and a healthy dose of classic covers, will perform on Tuesday in this week’s Henniker Summer Concert Series. The concert will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Angela Robinson Bandstand, Community Park.


WARNERLibrary reopening

■Pillsbury Free Library Trustees are pleased to announce the library building plans to reopen to walk-in visitors this week. For now, visitors will be allowed 30 minutes at a time in the library and occupancy numbers will be limited to allow for safe distancing. Safety protocols will include masks and hand sanitation. There will be a one-way flow for now. Enter at the Depot Street door and exit via the upstairs door. Returned items should be placed in the book drop slot before entering.

■The library’s historic area wood floors were recently refinished by Zach's Finished Floors, thanks to funding raised by the Circle of Friends auction and other activities.

■The new book on the Depot Street Rail Trail story walk is “Froggy Learns to Swim” by Jonathan London. “Tails and Tales” summer program sign-ups have begun for outdoor activities in July and August for grades K-5. Call456-2289 or sign up at Preschool story time with a simple craft is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Sue, outdoors at the Jim Mitchell Community Park next door. Bring a blanket or seating. A tent, or possibly Zoom, will be used if it is raining. Check the Warner events calendar, library Facebook page or call for updates.

■The Warner Historical Society hosts community members reading portions of Frederick Douglas’ powerful speech “What to the Slave is Your 4th of July?” on July 3 at noon. The event will be held outdoors. If you would like to read, please contact

■The Kearsarge Indian Museum will hold its annual meeting on July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by additional events until 4:30 p.m. The museum’s Volunteer of the Year Award will be announced and a light lunch will be provided. Please consider bringing non-perishable items to donate to the food pantry.

■The next BookEnds BookGroup will meet July 10 at 3 p.m. in The Gallery or park terrace (with a Zoom option) to discuss “Broken: A Love Story” by Lisa Jones. As always, the designated book is 20% off through the bookstore if you are a participant. All are welcome to join at any time.

■The Warner Historical Society's Tory Hill Authors Series returns on July 10 at 7 p.m. via Zoom with Ty Gagne, author of “Last Traverse” and “Where You’ll Find Me.” Tickets are $5. Visit to purchase tickets and read about upcoming authors.

■Learn how to carve a spoon! Warner Public Market will be featuring a Spoon Carving Workshop on July 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $130. To register, visit

■Come try pickleball at Riverside Park! Novices welcome. Contact Sharon at 387-3257 to be added to the TeamReach app for notifications. Nets are set up when there are two or more players coming. Pickleball is cancelled when it is raining. Play occurs on Mondays and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday mornings (8:30 or 10 a.m. depending on the heat), and Sundays from 1-3 p.m.

■The Nature Discovery Center is still in need of volunteers for its current season. We appreciate all who have volunteered, but we need more volunteers to give more flexibility in scheduling. Volunteers are especially needed for Friday and/or Sunday afternoons. All volunteers receive a free annual membership to the museum. Museum is open Friday and Sunday afternoons from 12-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elibet Chase


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