Town Crier for Aug. 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017
ALLENSTOWNFill out forms for religious education

The Red Hatters will meet on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten St.

The parish nurse’s office at St. John the Baptist will be closed on Monday.

Pastel Drawing Class with June Garny will be held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The classes are $45 for a six-week session and includes materials. For more information, call 485-4254.

Cribbage Club will be held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Don’t forget that the religious education registration forms for the 2017-18 school year for first- through eighth-graders are available at both St. John the Baptist and Holy Rosary Church. For questions, call 340-4195.




ANDOVERFamous Beef Barbecue

The Tucker Mountain School House will be open today from 1 to 3 p.m. A typical 19th century “little red schoolhouse,” the historic structure which belongs to the Andover Historical Society, is open to visitors one Sunday a month during the summer and fall, and is located on Tucker Mountain Road, off Route 11 in East Andover. For information, call 735-5586.

The Halcyon Poetry Guild will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Andover Public Library in the Town Office Building on Main St. Attendees are invited to just listen or to bring an original poem or two to share on the subject of “viewpoint.” The group meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Thom Smith at tsmith@kearsarge.org.

The Andover Fish and Game Club’s annual “Famous Beef Barbecue” will be held at the Andover School behind the Town Office Building on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. In addition to beef barbecue, the meal includes salad, homemade beans, corn on the cob, and strawberries and ice cream. Adults $12, kids under age 12, $5. A Chinese Auction will follow, and Deer Pool and Gun Raffle tickets will also be available. For more information, call 454-5106.

The first annual Andover Town-wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday and residents are invited to take part, either by listing their own yard sale on the event map for a fee of $10, by renting a 12 by 12 foot space for $15 or a table for $5 at either the Andover or East Andover fire station, or by purchasing an event map for $2 to find out where all the bargains are located. The sale is sponsored by the Andover Emergency Services Auxiliary and all funds raised go to the AESA. For information and to be included on the map, contact AndoverESA@gmail.com.

Plan ahead to read The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman for the next meeting of the Andover Book Club, to be held on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the William A. Bachelder Library, 12 Chase Hill Road, in East Andover. The group is co-sponsored by the library and the Andover Institute. To borrow a copy of the book, call the library at 735-5076.




BARNSTEADAmericana roots music

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Barnstead Farmers Market, there will be lots of fresh veggies, relishes, jams and maple syrup. Dan Boyarsky will be playing music and as always, visit our kids tent for lots of fun!

On Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m at the Barnstead parade grounds, please join in listening to Mark Huzar’s Roots Society, Americana roots music, featuring Huzar’s unique twists and turns. Bring your dinner, a favorite chair and your favorite friend!




BOSCAWENIt’s pasta night Saturday

On Monday at 6:30 p.m., Dudley Laufman brings the tradition of Contra Dancing in N.H. to life with stories, poems, and recordings. Live music will be played on the fiddle and melodeon. This event, co-sponsored by the N.H. Humanities Council and the Boscawen Public Library, will be held at the Boscawen Town Hall, 14 High St.

The final Summer Concert of the Boscawen Parks and Recreation Department will conclude with a local band called “Just Saying” that plays a wide variety of songs that are sure to please. They take the stage at 7 p.m. in the gazebo that is located on the grounds of the Boscawen Municipal Town Offices at 116 N. Main St. If inclement weather, visit townofboscawen.org to find out if the concert will be held. The summer concert series have been made possible by the combined support of Infinite Health Family Chiropractic, MDM Property Management and the Boscawen Parks and Recreation.

Enjoy pasta night on Saturday at the Boscawen Congregational Church Supper. Doors open at 4 and a delicious home cooked meal and dessert is served from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Book Discussion Group will be reviewing The Cove, a novel by Ron Rash, on Tuesday at 2:30 at the Boscawen Public Library. Saturday Storytime, which is held on the third Saturday of each month, starts at 11 a.m. Ongoing activities at the library include the Adult Craft Group on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m., Gentle Yoga on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., and Preschool Story and Craft on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Mark Your Calendars as activities for Boscawen Old Home Day start in less than two weeks! The Art Exhibit Open House Reception, sponsored by Elektrisola, will be held on Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Winthrop Carter House. The deadline to enter the Annual Greater Boscawen Golf Classic is on Aug. 21. The event tees off at 9 a.m. at Den Brae Golf Resort in Sanbornton on Aug. 24. Old Home Day will be held on Aug. 26 with a parade, fun, food and games at Jamie Welch Memorial Field, chicken barbecue from 4 to 6 and fireworks at dusk. More information is available at townofboscawen.org.




BOWMark your calendars for the Fall Heritage Day

Save the date! Bow Heritage Commission’s Fall Heritage Day will take place on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bow Bog Meeting House, 111 Bow Bog Road. Entertainment, displays and demonstrations will be available, as well as a beef stew lunch made by the Bow Men’s Club for purchase. Come learn about Luther Morgan and his historic rifle. Memorial Bell Ringing Service at 1 p.m., followed by free homemade pie. For more information, contact Faye Johnson at fjohnson915@myfairpoint.net or call 228-8149.

The Bow Garden Club will continue their monthly programming on Sept. 11, with a presentation by David Wichland of Keene, “Mushrooms and Fungi,” followed by “Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire” (Dragonflies) with Pam Hunt of the N.H. Audubon on Oct. 2 and Kevin Skarupa, WMUR Meteorologist, with his program “Our World of Weather” on Nov. 13. Bow Garden Club meetings will be held at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, beginning with social time and refreshments at 6 p.m., followed by the evening’s educational program at 6:30. All are welcome and prospective members are encouraged. Visit bowgardenclub.org.

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church invites you to join them as they continue to explore the book If the Church Were Christian, by Phillip Gulley. Each Sunday during worship, the sermon will flow from one of the 10 chapters of this book, followed by a discussion of the book and the sermon. The final Thursday book study sessions will be held at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, continue through Aug. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bow Mills UMC at 228-1154. Arrangements have been made with Gibson’s Bookstore to have copies of the book available for purchase and they are also available for Kindle through Amazon. All are welcome.



CANTERBURY‘Can you name that vegetable?’

Canterbury Shaker Village will host a Mushroom Walk today from 10 a.m. to noon, led by Sara Woods Kender, foraging and learning about mushrooms and medicinal uses. Further details at shakers.org.

Canterbury Farme’s Market gathers each Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the side of the Elkins Library in the center. This week is the “Can You Name That Veggie?” week. Music from Fiddlin’ Bill Perry and Speed The Plough. See ccfma.net or Facebook for full schedule.

Visit the Canterbury Historical Society’s newly opened exhibit “A Trip Through Time on the Canterbury Railroad,” at the Elkins Memorial Building, open each Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit was put together by Canterbury historian Mark Stevens and members of the society. Copies of the Canterbury history book, Staying Small in a Century of Growth: Canterbury 1900-2000 by author Kathryn Grover are now available at the Country Store, the Elkins Public Library and at Canterbury Shaker Village, at the FOEPL table at Farmer’s Markets, and also at the Elkins Memorial Building on Sundays or online canterburyhistory.org. Price is $40 plus $7 for shipping.

Canterbury Fiddler’s Picnic will be held on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. An afternoon of making music and then sharing a meal. If it rains, inside the Parish House, but in good weather, on the grass by the gazebo. Contact teresawyman@comcast.net or call 783-9826.

Kindergarten Open House at Canterbury Elementary School will be held Aug. 25, at 1:30 p.m. School resumes Aug. 28. Please observe the flashing lights and drive slowly as when approaching or leaving the area close to the school particularly in the morning and afternoon.

Canterbury 4-H Rascals will be working on exploring the N.H. Society for the Protection of Forests land, fabric cover work and kayaking during the summer. The meetings resume on Sept. 5 and 11. New enrollees may participate during the summer, too. Contact Laura Crockford at 540-9877 or at canterburyrascals4H@gmail.com for further information.



CHICHESTEROld Home Day event

On Monday, the Road Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Highway Sheds.

On Tuesday, selectmen will meet at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

On Wednesday, the Agriculture Committee and Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

On Thursday, the Trustees of the Trust will meet at 5:15 p.m. at town hall.

The Heritage Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the library on Thursday.

Chichester Old Home Day schedule is as follows: On Friday, the traditional burying and celebration of the beans; a kids’ drive-in movie, make a box car and watch the movie; hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn and drinks will be for sale. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be a vendor fair; 9 a.m. CYA will be selling breakfast; National Anthem; message from Pastor and 5K Family Fun Race; 10 a.m. horseshoe tournament and Touch-a-Truck; 10:30 a.m. parade of characters; at noon a traditional pig roast and bean hole beans; various activities all afternoon; 6 p.m. events end with a bonfire by the Chichester Fire Department with s’mores from the library. Food will be sold.




DUNBARTON‘Hunger in America’

Dunbarton Congregational Church will offer Vacation Bible School to elementary school children, kindergarten through sixth-graders this summer. The hours will be from 9 to noon on Monday through Friday. The theme for this year is “Hunger in America.” VBS will be held at the church vestry building and (weather permitting) on the lawn next to the church. There will be music, drama, crafts and lessons partnering with the theme. The church has a Safe Spaces Policy that requires dual supervision at all times. Vacation Bible School is also free of charge. Their plan is to have a celebratory lunch on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Families are welcome to join for a picnic. To register, express interest or for more information, please call Susan Johonnett at 774-4294, or email dcc_ce_board@dunbartonucc.org.

Old Home Day will be Saturday. Enjoy the Fire Explorers Breakfast, 8 am to 10 a.m. at the fire department. Vendors on the Common will be open 10 am to 4 p.m. Food, tents, displays, games, shows and a new Corn Hole Tournament for kids, age 14 and under, and adults 15 and up. Bingo, K-9 demo, library used book sale from 9 a.m. until noon and more. Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at Barnard Hill Road through the town center. Don’t miss it.

Visit the Curios on the Common across the green during Old Home Day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Gifts to thrifts for you. You’re welcome to browse, chat and enjoy sharing the treasures you find. All proceeds benefit the Congregational Church and its missions such as funding for the food pantry with non-perishable food items and toiletries.

The Spireside Coffeehouse and open mic will have an open stage on Saturday, at its usual time and place. Rather than featuring a particular act, they’ll have a full night of open mic performances and they hope the extra time will allow for three-song sets instead of the usual two (will depend on the number of performers who sign up). Doors open by 7 p.m. and performances start at 7:30. Come on out for a great night of music! Held on the third Saturday of each month, this is the perfect place to meet fellow musicians and poets or to just enjoy a great evening of music and entertainment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Check out our beautifully renovated vestry! The transformation is impressive. During the renovations, they’ve received very positive reviews for holding the Spireside Coffeehouse in the sanctuary of the Dunbarton Church at 4 Stark Highway North. They find this space to be very conducive to a larger crowd as it allows more room for greeting friends and sampling the delicious food provided. Enjoy a truly lovely evening. Open-mic sign ups begin at 7 p.m. welcoming musicians, poets and storytellers. Coffee, tea, soup and snacks are available. A $5 suggested donation. For more information, contact Lizz@dccucc.org. See their website at dccucc.org.

PTO Meet and Greet for all DES parents, staff and teachers will be on Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Join in for sips and sweets at the Countryside Golf Club. The PTO will provide the sweets and you choose your sips (cash bar available). RSVP by Aug. 22 to info@dunbartonpto.com.

Elementary School Open House will be held Aug. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit new classrooms, check in with new teachers, and get ready for an exciting year.

On Aug. 30, it will be the first day of school for Bow and Dunbarton. Bus schedules will be posted on the website as soon as they are available – usually the third week in August. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.

On Sept. 4, there will be no school due to Labor Day. Town offices will be closed.

Dunbarton police would like to remind everyone, if you observe any suspicious or suspected drug activity, please call 911.




EPSOMDonate to pantry

Epsom food pantry needs Hamburger Helper and snacks for lunches for the kids. The pantry will be closed on Sept. 2, due to Labor Day, it will be opened the following Wednesday.

The Adult Summer Reading Program ends with its finale on Tuesday at 7 p.m. featuring “Outside Looking In” with The Mike Rogers Trio. Mike, a blind songwriter, guitarist and poet, will fill the evening with his “wry humor” as he paints portraits of people in song, story and poetry with his guitar and harmonica.

The Youth Summer Reading Program will end with singer/storyteller Steve Blunt on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Join the group for an evening of music, stories and refreshments for the whole family as we celebrate all our youth readers.

On Wednesday, the movie matinee is Noble and will be shown at 1:30 p.m. This award-winning film tells the true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision to escape the slums of Ireland and risk everything on the streets of Vietnam.

Mum orders are being taken now, and if you have never ordered the Friends of the Library mums, you are missing a chance to have the largest, healthiest and most beautiful fall flower to decorate your home. Mums are $8 each or five for $35. Stop by library to order.

Knitter’s will meet on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.

Bone Builders will meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the library.

Storytimes: Mondays 10 a.m.; Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs, and do craft activities.

Lego Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Happy Birthday to Dianne Lombardo on Wednesday and Stacy Davis on Thursday, Dan McGuire on Saturday! May you have wonderful celebrations!



FRANKLIN‘Annie Jr.’ showing

Enjoy breakfast this morning at Meridian Lodge in West Franklin from 8 to 11 a.m. These breakfasts are offered on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Proceeds from made-to-order breakfasts are used to support the organization’s charitable giving. Indoor yard sale during the Meridian Lodge breakfasts. Several quality furniture items available as well as many other items.

Filing period for elected office is Wednesday through Aug. 25. If interested in running for mayor, city council or school board or possibly ward clerk, moderator or supervisor of the checklist, be sure to file at city hall during this time. Filing now allows you to participate in the candidate’s forum presented by Choose Franklin scheduled for Sept. 25.

The Franklin Farmers Market provides healthy offerings from local growers/producers. Visit the market every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin Regional Hospital Lawn, 15 Aiken Ave. SNAP via EBT card as well as credit/debit cards can be used for your purchases. Call 934-2060, ext. 8369 or visit Facebook at Franklin Farmers Market.

Music in the Park this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo at Odell Park will feature Holly Furlone with her solo performance described as “passionate, candid and pure.” Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live entertainment along the banks of the beautiful Winnipesaukee River. Concerts are free. Visit franklinoperahouse.org for summer schedule or pick up a program guide for the 2017-18 season. Thanks to Watts Water Technologies for their sponsorship of this series. In case of rain, concerts will be at the Opera House.

Franklin Public Library will celebrate the success of their summer reading program with a special performance Friday, by the Sub-Zero Ice Cream Company. They will demonstrate how to make ice cream with science. Nitrogen and flash freezing result in delicious ice cream. Summer programs are free and open to surroundings towns, as well as visitors to the area.

Franklin Area Children’s Theatre (FACT) will perform Annie Jr. at the Franklin Opera House this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. This ends the FACT 2 summer arts camp.

The Junior Youth Group of Franklin will usher at the Opera House this Friday for FACT 2’s performance of Annie Jr.

Hawaiian Day at the TRIP Center will be this Thursday. Wear your tropical garb, play a game of “Pass the Coconut” and enjoy a delicious lunch of Hawaiian fare. Bingo to follow lunch. Call 934-4151 for more information.

Franklin Continuing Education registration will begin Friday by appointment, for Franklin Falls Academy and Skill Enhancement/HISET prep classes. Call 934-5441 or email poconnor@sau18.org.

Franklin Head Start is accepting applications for September enrollment. The program serves children who will be age three or four by Sept. 30. Call 225-3295 for information and to receive an application. Franklin Early Head Start serves prenatal women and families with children infant to age three in the Franklin area. Call 934-2161 ext. 8 or 9, for more information.




HENNIKER / WEAREChildren’s theatre workshop to be held

The Tuesday night free concert will be at 7 p.m. in Henniker, featuring the Brad Myrick Band – hometown gurus of multiple musical genres.

The Congregational Church’s new interim pastor will be arriving on Thursday. They will welcome the Rev. Susan Tarolli on her first Sunday, Aug. 20. The official welcome celebration will be Aug. 27.

White Birch Center has been awarded two grants in support of a project to institute technology for assessment practices in early learning. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, Inc., awarded a $5,000 grant and the Henniker Rotary Club granted $3,000 to this progressive initiative.

Homecoming Sunday is the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. The Congregational Church is having their first annual spaghetti dinner and need volunteers to cook, serve, sell tickets and clean up. To sign up, visit bit.ly/2uRl6re.

The Alchemists’ Workshop’s next Summer Theatre/Film camp runs this week, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a performance of short plays and films written and acted by the campers at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Admission by donation. Visit alchemistsworkshop.org for more information.



HILLSBORO / DEERING‘Living History’ event

Hillsboro’s ninth annual “Living History” event will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday. Take a tour of the Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Park and the cemetery where President Pierce’s parents are buried on Second N.H. Turnpike. Enjoy scenic drives, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, or a self-guided stroll around the Old Historic Center. Take a scenic trolley tour of the National Landmark Engineering award-winning stone arch bridges that make Hillsborough an historical treasure. Tickets still cover two full days for: Adults $15, seniors (65 and up) $12, children ages 6 to 17 $5, and children 5 and under are free. For more Information, visit LivingHistoryEventNH.com, email LivingHistoryEvent@gmail.com, or call the Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce at 464-5858.

During the Living History Event, Greater Hillsborough Senior Services will be offering transportation to the four major locations around town via their bus at no cost to riders. Buses will fun Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKMake, can some jam

The Owen Farm in Hopkinton is having a jam making/canning workshop on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per person and they get a jar of jam. Potluck lunch to follow. To RSVP, join the event on Facebook or call the farm at 225-2252.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school for our future scientists, teachers, politicians, social workers and whatever they chose to become. So help our students return with clothing and supplies necessary in making their first days successful. If you would like to shop for a student or make a donation or purchase general school supplies, please contact Marilyn at Hopkinton Human Services at 746-8244 or humanservices@hopkinton-nh.gov.

Senior Center information is available at 746-2915. Senior lunch is at noon on Wednesday. A $4 donation is suggested. Menu will include: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable and strawberry shortcake.

The Contoocook Farmers Market is presenting a Farm to Table Supper as a fundraiser for the market. Chef Devin Clark, from Every Day Café, and friends will prepare a selection of small plates to highlight the bounty of the market vendors and local area farms on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Slusser Senior Center. Tickets are limited and are available at the market on Saturdays or see Ginni at TD Bank in Contoocook. There will be a Vegetarian or a Meat option to choose when you purchase your ticket. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Summer goodies just keep coming! New veggies every week. Contoocook Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in Contoocook Village. Limited quantities of fresh fish now available! SNAP/EBT accepted. Music this week will be (famous) local musician Zak Trojano. Zak has supported acts like Chris Smither, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey.

Save the date for the 17th Annual Contoocook Carry Triathlon on Sept. 9 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This is a fun, athletic event with 100 percent of the proceeds providing for fuel assistance for our neighbors. Online, mail-in and same day registration are available. See contoocookcarry.org for more information. If you have any questions, call Mary Congoran at 568-2783 or Amy Metcalf at 746-6233.

Free summer band concerts by the Hopkinton Town Band take place on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewellen Bandstand in Contoocook. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy an evening of music!

Pick your own delicious berries at Russell’s Organic Blueberries at 229 Maple St., in Contoocook. Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2 to 6 p.m.

The Hopkinton Rec Department is offering a field hockey camp this summer! Patty Connolly, Hopkinton High School Varsity Field Hockey Coach for the past 14 years and named Division III Coach of the Year 2013 and 2014, will be running her 12th Annual Summer Field Hockey Camp for girls. Camp will focus on fitness, individual stick work, defensive tactics, rules and small games. Girls are asked to bring mouth guards, shin guards, a snack and plenty of water. Sticks will be provided if you do not have one. Camp will run Aug. 21 to 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. for sixth- through eighth-graders. Cost is $100 per child. Camp is held at George’s Park (next to the high school). Register by Monday! Visit HopkintonRec.com for more information.

Thank you to all the generous benefactors of Hopkinton Human Services’ Camp Scholarship Program. We were able to subsidize camp costs for 13 students and summer special education for two additional students. Thanks to all who participated. Your generosity is overwhelming and makes a huge impact in the lives of our youth. Sincere gratitude for your ongoing support of our many programs which help our community members meet their essential needs and move toward a brighter future.




LOUDONMembers at church

Loudon Congregational Church is pleased to announce it received into full membership five people on July 30: Helen Audet, Judy Blake-Maynard, Barbara Cameron, Debbi McMann and Stanley H. Prescott II. The church welcomes them as they continue to work in promoting the knowledge and love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The church is located at 7018 Church St., Loudon, and worship is Sundays at 9:30 a.m., with fellowship time to follow. All are welcome. For more information, please contact the Rev. Moe Cormier at 568- 9371 (cell phone number) or 783-9478 (please leave message). You may also reach him via email at pastor.moe@loudoncongregational.org.




PEMBROKEJoin in on the fun at Old Home Day

This year, the Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day on Aug. 26 will begin with entertainment at 9 a.m. at the Pembroke Main Street stage and at the Allenstown Town Hall gazebo followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Immediately following the parade, there will be all-day entertainment on two stages, mini-golf, inflatables, hay rides, train rides, pony rides, crafters, antique cars, Touch-a-Trucks, raffles and food vendors galore! Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks at dusk sponsored by Associated Grocers of New England.




PITTSFIELDSchool district deliberative session

Pittsfield school district deliberative session will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the elementary school gym. The meeting will include a vote on teacher contract.

Since the town voted to change to SB2, the district meetings will now have two sessions: The first session, known as the deliberative session, is for explanation, discussion, debate, and amendments to warrant articles; The second session, known as the voting session, allows voters to cast ballots to decide on articles, but does not allow for debate or discussion of articles. Sessions will be held Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall.

Pittsfield Community Garden committee will meet each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please attend the meeting.

The Friday Night Kayak Group will meet every Friday at 6 p.m. at a different local location for a fun paddling trip. The group is open to everyone. Visit the website huffnpuff.info for more information and location of the next trip. Add your name to the email list or call Paul Oman at 435-7199.

The F.B. Argue Recreation Area is now open for the 2017 summer season. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The daily admission for residents is $1 per person or a family season pass may be bought for $50. Daily admission for non-residents is $1.50 per person. All persons entering the area will be expected to pay. Children under 5 years old will be admitted free with a paid adult. For more information, please call 435-7457.

The Food Pantry is open in their new location on Barnstead Road, just behind Atlantic Safety. The hours are Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In order to continue to offer free food to our community, they are in desperate need of monetary donations. They are also looking for someone with a truck as a back-up driver to pick up food at the food bank in Manchester. They can always use fresh produce, if you have overstocked your garden. Specific items always needed are: canned veggies, spaghetti sauce, soup, meats, jelly and toiletries. If you have any questions, call 545-7998.

Parks and Recreation Committee will meet on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at town hall.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Note: please use the Chestnut Street entrance. Monetary and product contributions are always welcome. Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for their fall musical, Once Upon A Mattress at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St., on Aug. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. each evening. The fall show will run for two weekends, Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18, and will be directed by Marty Williams. Auditioners will be asked to sing a song (bring your own sheet music if your song is not from the show), read from the script and do a few dance steps that we’ll teach you.

Happy Birthday wishes to my sister Michele Grainger Karwocki on Monday. Cheers to 50 years!

Happy Birthday wishes to Ray Webber and Stacy Davis on Thursday and to Sally Wardwell on Friday. I hope you all enjoy your special day!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Merrill and Diane Vaughan and to Sally and Jeff Wardwell on Sunday.

A special Happy Anniversary wish to my fabulous husband, Mark Riel, on Saturday. Here’s to many more wonderful years together!




SALISBURYPlay flag tag

Kids summer reading event – Build a Better World with Sports – will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Flag Tag will be on Thursday at 3 p.m., with water balloon hopscotch.




WARNERAudition for ‘Songs and Tales of WWI’

SKIT (Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theater) announces: Auditions for The Songs and Tales of WWI. Seeking singers, dancers, speakers, and narrators ages 8 to 80. Auditions will run Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Upton Chandler House, 10 W. Main St., Warner. For more information, call 456-2423.

Join MainStreet BookEnds today at 2 p.m. for a wine and cheesecake launch party for

Jeffrey Zygmont’s second poetry collection More White Mountain Poems. Poems to celebrate our majestic White Mountains, paired with the gorgeous work of N.H. photographers.

Schoodacs Coffee Shop hosts open-mic every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Come join the fun with friends for free and read at Pillsbury Free Library’s summer reading program. Contact Sue at 456-2289. Information can also be found on their website. On Monday at 7 p.m. at town hall, CactusHead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in a comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale. On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., there will be a stick building bridges challenge and snack making.

The Warner Area Farmers Market is held every Saturday on the Town Hall green from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, until October.

On Saturday at 7 p.m., two spectacular authors will be at the Warner Historical Society. Best-selling mystery writer Paul Doiron, former editor of Down East Magazine of Maine. The ninth book in his Mike Bowditch series was just released, Knife Creek. He will be joined by his poet wife, Kristen Lindquist, with her newest, Tourists in the Known World. The society is located at Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 for one event or $32 for all four and are available at MainStreet BookEnds.