Contoocook River region town criers for July  26, 2021

Published: 7/25/2021 2:45:47 PM
BOWGarden Club news

■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.


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■This month, the DCC Book Club will be reading “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo. Discussion is scheduled for Aug. 5 on Zoom from 7-8 p.m.

■Dunbarton Old Home Day is Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. To volunteer or for more information, contact John Stevens at 774-7162 or email

■The Dunbarton Town Hall Restoration Project presents “Dunbarton Has Talent,” which is open to any Dunbarton resident. Register your act by Aug. 1 at

■Summer library hours are still in effect until Aug. 20. 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. - 2 p.m. VIP hour is 10-11 a.m. every day. Curbside pick-up is still offered. Book bundles are available. There is an occupancy limit of five people - or one family - at a time for 30 minutes of browsing. Walk-ins are welcome. Families are encouraged to call ahead to schedule an appointment and reserve their time. Masks are required while inside the library building, and recommended for programs outside.




■Henniker's Community Concert this week features Reggie Harris, an internationally acclaimed folk-musician, on Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday is the rain date.

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

■Henniker Community Farmers’ Market has live music from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday on the Community Center lawn. Weare Real Food Farmers' Market also does live music every Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at 65 North Stark Highway.

■Singers are needed for three short films being shot on Saturdays in August and September by Alchemists' Workshop’s Community Films Project. Stipends are available and the rehearsal schedule is very flexible. Will Ogmundson is music director. Email for details.



■On Aug. 6-7, Members of the Deering Community Church and the Women’s Guild will be at Hillsboro Shaw’s on Aug. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to promote the upcoming Deering Community Summer Faire. Members will be selling tickets for the Grand Raffle, which includes three great prizes: a portable hot tub, a wine gift basket or a gift card/certificate tree. First pick gets first choice! Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Proceeds from this raffle and the Summer Faire go to support local organizations such as the Hillsboro and Weare Food Pantry, Operation Christmas, the Lion’s Club Christmas Baskets, GHSS and others. Donations are also welcome!

■Save the dates Aug. 21-22 to attend “History Alive in Hillsborough, NH.” The field on Jones Road features reenactments of four significant wars in American history. The Historic Center on E. Washington Road will focus on Abenaki history and culture. There will be hands-on exhibits, crafters, and demonstrations, with many geared toward children. Volunteers are needed to assist at both sites. Visit or call 464-0107.



■The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) is running a Ballet Intensive this week, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit

■The Warner Historical Society's Barn Sale is open Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations can be dropped off during the week.

■There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at the United Church of Warner on Friday from 12-5 p.m. To sign up, call 1-800-REDCROSS or go to, and enter “WARNER” to find and schedule an appointment.

■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 Aug. 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Find the Zoom link at

■The Warner Historical Society's Tory Hill Authors Series continues on Aug. 7 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.

■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.

■Have you always wanted to see the Warner Fire Station up close and personal? Now’s your chance! Come to the open house at the Warner Fire Station on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon. Come meet our local firefighters and see their trucks! To see some cool pictures and for more info, check out

■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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