Contoocook River region town criers for July 4, 2021

Published: 7/6/2021 8:22:27 AM
BOW Rotary summer concerts

■Bow Rotary will be hosting two more summer concerts at the Bow town gazebo this summer on 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.


DUNBARTON Updated library information

■The Town Offices will be closed Monday for Independence Day.

■The library’s phase three modified expanded summer hours are effective through Aug. 7. New hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. VIP hour will be from 10-11 a.m. everyday. Masks are required inside the library building and recommended for programs outside. Curbside pick-up and book bundles will continue to be available. The occupancy limit has been raised to five people (or one family) for a 30-minute browning session. Walk-ins are now welcome, but families are encouraged to call ahead to schedule an appointment.

■This month the DCC Book Club will discuss “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabelle Wilkerson on Thursday via Zoom from 7-8 p.m.

■Men’s Coffee will meet outdoors on Friday at 9 a.m. 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 Friday’s forecast looks poor, a Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday afternoon for a virtual chat.

■Save the date for Old Home Day! Old Home Day returns on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. (subject to change). For more information, contact John Stevens at 774-7162 or email



HENNIKER / WEARE Independence Day celebrations

■Weare town offices are closed Monday. On Tuesday, PARC meets at 7 p.m.

■The Mildred Hall Advisory Committee meets on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

■Tucker Free Library Preschool Outdoor Summer Story Time is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This week’s theme is “Pet Connection!” Make an adoption poster for a pet at Pope Memorial SPCA, make a pet toy to keep or donate, and enjoy fun animal activities (ages 7-12) on the library’s front lawn. Activities will be Thursday at 2 p.m. Visit for details.

■Henniker Independence Day Celebration will be on Tuesday with a reading of the “Declaration of Independence” and a special salute to the military. The Nevers Second Regimental Band from Concord highlights this celebration.

■At the Weare Public Library there is something happening almost every day this summer. Family Science Night is on Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 10 Paige Memorial Lane. Join and explore experiments that foam, ooze and explode!



■Fortune’s Favor will perform a concert on the Fuller Public Library lawn on Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your own chairs or blankets. The library will also sponsor Fortune’s Favor this week’s Concert in the Park performance at Grimes Field on Thursday from 7-8 p.m.

■“Zen and the Craft of Creative Writing,” a non-sponsored workshop will be held at Fuller Public Library on Thursday and July 15 from 6-7:45 p.m. and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Deadline to register is Tuesday. Cost is $89. Contact Rena Rockwell at 464-5154 for registration information.

■Create a Hexbug Maze at Fuller Public Library on Thursday at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to take their Hexbug home! Registration is required as space is limited. Call 464-3595.

■Join Hillsboro Summerfest and Miller Amusements on Thursday through July 11 for the biggest party of the year! The theme is “We Love the 90s!” There will be dance contests, fireworks, an obstacle course, Boston LED light performance, pie eating contests, a parade, Mary Poppins, local vendors and more! The festival will be open Thursday from 6-10 p.m., Friday from 5-11 p.m., Saturday from 12-11 p.m. and July 11 from 12-5 p.m. Ride wristbands cost $20 each day.

■Join Ms. Laura at Fuller Public Library for “What’s Cooking” on Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for cooking and eating (of course!). This will be the first of four cooking events offered this summer for kids in grades 5-12. Registration is required. Call 464-3595. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.


WARNER Tory Hill Authors Series event

■There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at the United Church of Warner on Tuesday from 12-5 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to and enter “Warner” to schedule an appointment.

■The Warner Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at Town Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the request to spend up to $34,000 from the Highway Equipment Capital Reserve Fund on an unanticipated purchase of a John Deere mowing tractor. Your vote matters!

■Pillsbury Free Library’s children’s summer program begins Tuesday and Wednesday. For details and to sign up, visit and click on the “Kids” tab.

■The Kearsarge Indian Museum will hold its annual meeting on Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

■Pillsbury Free Library Book Group will meet July 14 at 1:30 p.m. outdoors. The current book is “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht.

■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

■The Warner Historical Society’s Tory Hill Authors Series continues July 24 at 7 p.m. via Zoom with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, author of “The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred.” Tickets are $5.Visit to purchase tickets and read about upcoming authors.

■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 needs volunteers! The museum includes displays and activities for adults and children. Prizes are awarded to children who try six different activities. The museum’s displays include a mounted bobcat and its case, which came from the Boston Museum of Science. The case also contains a variety of mounted wildlife that can be seen in New Hampshire. The museum is open Friday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is also open by appointment. Call 822-2334.

■Always wondered what was inside the NH Telephone Museum but never had a chance to visit? Now you can have a virtual tour! Just go to or search “Visiting the New Hampshire Telephone Museum” on YouTube.

■Need to beat the heat? Cool off at the Silver Lake Town Beach on Bean Road. Enjoy “wild swimming” with cool, spring-fed water, a sandy beach, bathroom and changing facility, picnic table and shade. Formerly the town reservoir, the water is dark from minerals and organic tannin, but clean, safe and tested yearly for algae blooms (none so far!).

■The Warner 4-H Club is a great way to get your children ages 5-18 involved with activities starting in September. Contact Susan Jenna at 456-3394 or visit the Warner 4-H Club Facebook page to learn more.

Elibet Chase


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