Town Crier for Sunday, Sept. 10

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
ALLENSTOWNWater Works at work

Flushing hydrants in Allenstown and Pembroke as well as a portion of Hooksett will be performed by Pembroke Water Works during the day and at night between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Monday through Sept. 29. For any questions, call Pembroke Water Works at 485-3362.

The Quilting Club will begin on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

While at the Suncook Senior Center, please take notice of the beautiful new clock in the dining room in memory of Linda Lessard. This was achieved through donations from her senior center friends.

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

The trip to Lake George and Saratoga, N.Y., will depart from the Suncook Community Center, 8 Whitten St., at 10 a.m. on Sept. 17. For more information call Priscilla at 485-3515.




ANDOVERLearn basics of yoga

Several “FUN-damentals of Yoga” series will be offered beginning this week at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St. Monday and Friday series are 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., the Wednesday series is 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; each four-week series is $40 per series, $15 per session and drop-ins are welcome. For more information, contact coleenvaughn@gmail.com.

Singer-songwriter Dave Sherman will bring “hard-driving blues and laid-back folk tunes” all the way from Texas as the featured performer at the Andover Community Coffeehouse on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Highland Lake Grange Hall in East Andover, corner of Route 11 and Chase Hill Road. As always, the concert is free and open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light-supper food and beverage purchases and for open-mic sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis. The sponsor for the evening is the Halcyon Poetry Guild of Andover. More information can be found at andovercoffeehouse.org.




BOSCAWENLearn more about fruits

Find out how Americans coped during WWII at the presentation “Life on the Home Front” by Linda Shenton Matchett, published author. It will be held at the Boscawen Public Library on Sept. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. Matchett will share “Stories of 1942” that include how rationing affected Americans and why the automotive and appliance industries quit producing until after the end of the war.

On Monday, there will be a free presentation titled “Small Fruit Productions Essentials” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room at the Town Municipal Offices at 116 N. Main St. Jeremy DeLisle, field specialist, will cover the essential considerations for selection, establishment, cultivation and continued care of a variety of small fruits.

Enjoy the traditional Ham and Bean Dinner on Saturday in the basement of the Congregational Church at 12 High St. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the home cooked meal with sides and decadent desserts is served from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Saturdays are Fun Days at the Boscawen Public Library. It is Storytime/Crafts on this Saturday at 11 a.m. that are open to children and their parents/guardians. Also, Legos, Gears, Brainflakes and Magformers are available every Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Passes for Squam Lake Science Center are available to patrons at reduced cost through October.




BOWGarden club returns

The Bow Garden Club will meet Monday evening and will offer a presentation by David Wichland of Keene, “Mushrooms and Fungi.” Come learn about the different types of mushrooms there are, how to grow them, etc. Bow Garden Club meetings are 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.

Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Bow Community Building for their Fall Game Day. Members and guests should bring a brown bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. All seniors can still sign up for the Oct. 12 Quabbin Reservoir Tour with lunch at the 1705 Salem Cross Inn. For more info, contact Carol Walter at 753-8000.

Come to Fall Heritage Day on Saturday at the Bow Bog Meeting House, 111 Bow Bog Road, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a Men’s Club beef stew and corn bread lunch available at noon and the annual Memorial Bell Ringing Ceremony for deceased Bow residents at 1 p.m., followed by free homemade pie. Members of the Suncook Valley Chorale will provide entertainment including some tunes on the Prescott reed organ. See a slideshow of Bow Mills when there were “mills,” a blacksmith, store, post office, school and more before there as the interstate, Bow Mobil and the Hampton Inn. See a video of some of the original roads of Bow and a demonstration of the Luther Morgan muzzleloader. There will be displays of old town reports, scrapbooks and recently discovered Bow history. This event is handicap accessible. Contact fjohnson915@myfairpoint.net or 228-8149.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Sept. 19, beginning at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in stamp collecting is welcome to attend. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.



CANTERBURY4-H back to business

The first 4-H business meeting will be Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the parish house for snacks prior to meeting. Contact Laura Crockford for more details at 540-9877.

N.H. Humanities Program at the Elkins Public Library, “Lighthouses of New England,” will be Tuesday at 7 p.m., presented by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Canterbury Benevolent Fund’s next meeting will be Wednesday at 1 p.m., hosted by Judy Patterson and Judy Nelson. Soup and dessert provided, bring sandwiches. Karen and Stephen Buchanan Parker will talk about their travels.

Canterbury Farmers Market gathers each Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the side of the Elkins Library in the center until Oct. 4. This week is “Corny Times,” in the middle of local corn season! Music by Paul Warnick. See ccfma.net or Facebook page for full schedule.

Canterbury Yoga classes resume this fall with Judy and Nancy on Sept. 20 at the parish house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ten weeks costs $95. Please register early by sending a check to Judy Egan, 53 Pickard Road, Canterbury 03224. For questions, call Judy Egan at 783-9065 or Nancy Jackson-Reno at 995-4338.

Elkins Public Library’s regular programs, for children, quilters, knitters, book groups, meditation, and so on, are listed on the library website at elkinspubliclibrary.org. Rug braiding with Kate Goegel returns Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, with sign up required. Book Group will meet Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., reading The Flight of the Sparrow: A novel of early America by Amy Beldon Brown, copies available at library.

Anyone interested in helping with Cub Scout Troop 296 for boys from kindergarten to fifth-grade, contact Rob Basha, 724-3667 or rabasha769@hotmail.com.

Canterbury Shaker Village’s Canterbury Artisan Festival will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring music, food, crafting activities, farm animals and demonstrations.



CHICHESTER‘Down Cellar’ book sale

On Monday, Chichester Historical Society will present the program “Leavitt Cider Mill” at 7 p.m. in the society’s museum, 49 Main St. Laurie Houle, current owner of the Cider Mill, will share history and lore connected to this historic Pittsfield landmark. Program is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served. Call 798-5709 for additional info.

Chichester Library Trustees will meet at 4 p.m., open to all interested in library events.

The Road Advisory committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the town highway sheds.

The Poetry Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the library, open to adult writers.

On Wednesday, the Lovers of the Chichester Library will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. to prepare for the book sale on Sept. 16.

Parks and Recreation will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park.

Evening Book Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library. Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee will be discussed. New members are welcomed to pick out the book for next month.

On Thursday, preschool story and craft hour returns at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Lucille and Barbara will do readings and crafts.

Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the library Wednesday.

On Saturday, the library will be having their “Down Cellar” book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paperbacks 25 cents; hardcover 50 cents.

The Chichester Youth Association needs your help now. The CYA Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 30 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Preparations include: Donating an item for the raffle; donating funds; become a sponsor; register and be part of the tournament. You can participate by contacting Ian Berkeley at 496-3056 or chichesteryouth.com under Golf tab.




DUNBARTONPhil Duke to perform

On Wednesday, a PTO meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the elementary school. Get started on this year’s events and programming. Babysitting will be available.

On Saturday, the Spireside Coffee House at the Congregational Church Vestry, 6 Stark Highway North, presents Phil Duke. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Coffee, tea, soup and snacks are available. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. For more information, contact Lizz@dunbartonucc.org.




EPSOMDine with grandparents

On Wednesday, the library will be showing the film A United Kingdom at 1:30 p.m.

Bone Builders, a strength and balance class for osteoporosis prevention and led by RSVP volunteers, is held at the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. Registration is required, and participants must stop by the library to pick up a participants’ informed release form as well as a medical release statement.

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

The 2018 Washington, D.C., Fundraising Parent Meeting will be Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 224.

Grandparent Luncheon will be on Thursday at ECS.

Board of selectmen’s meeting will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at town office.

Cemetery Committee will meet Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library.

Planning and Land Use Board will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the town office.

Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210 will hold a multi-person/family yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserve your spots for $15. Contact Heather at 799-9580 for more info.

The new Miss Deerfield program (no longer part of Miss N.H.) is a scholarship program for high school girls in their senior and junior year from Deerfield or surrounding towns (including Epsom). It takes place on Sept. 29 at the fairgrounds. More than $6,400 in scholarships will be awarded. More information at deerfieldfair.com.

Happy birthday to Pat Dail and Jean Fiske on Tuesday! May you have a great day celebrating!

Happy anniversary wishes to Crystal and Sean Foster on Sunday!

Happy anniversary wishes to Paul and Carolyn Davis and Joe and Robin Davis on Monday.

May you all have wonderful celebrations!



FRANKLINLast farmers market

This is the last week for the Franklin Farmers Market. Visit the market 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 Page “Franklin Farmers Market.”

The Drug Task Force Coalition Meeting takes place Thursday from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center Conference Room. If you are new or haven’t been involved in a while, please try to arrive at 5 p.m. to get (re)acquainted. Contact Lauren Malloy at 934-7446 or email taskforceinfo@franklinnh.org.

The Franklin Opera House is preparing for its annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner, followed by a live auction. There is still table space availability but please call the office at 934-1901 to verify and make your reservation. The dinner is a very popular annual event that is a major fundraiser for this community-based theater. If you are unable to attend but would like to participate in the auction portion, visit biddingowl.com/FranklinOperaHouse to check out items available.

Mark your calendar for Sept. 18 for a presentation by the Drug Task Force: “Myths and Facts About Marijuana”. The event will be at the Franklin High School gymnasium from 5 to 6 p.m. Please RSVP at 934-7446 or email taskforceinfo@franklinnh.org. Reserve free child care when you RSVP. A free spaghetti dinner will follow in the cafeteria.

The Franklin Public Library Book Club will meet in the upper room of the library Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to discuss “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King.

Foxwood’s Casino transportation provided by the TRIP Center requires advance registration for the Oct. 11 trip. Cost is $45 and bus leaves the center at 6 a.m. on that date. Call 934-4151 for further details.

The Junior Youth Group will hold a new member/parent information night Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. A perfect opportunity to learn about this active group for youth grades six through eight. Call Karen Darling at 770-1851 or visit Facebook page “Jr. Youth Group of Franklin N.H.”

The Franklin Recreation Companion Book Club meets monthly for students in fourth- through eighth-grade. Students with adult companions meet monthly to discuss children’s literature. Call 934-2118 for more information and to sign up for this free program.

The Franklin Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday at 6:30 at 59 Central St. (Seufert Law). All are welcome.

The Franklin Opera House Board of Directors will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the lower conference center of city hall. Enter at the back/side door. All are welcome.




HENNIKER / WEARESchool open houses

At HCS on Monday, a PTA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the school library and Wednesday will be an open house 6 p.m. with the PTA doing a pizza social from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Homecoming events at JSRHS will be Friday starting at 4 p.m. for field hockey and volleyball teams. On Saturday, events will be held at 10:30 a.m. for Girls Varsity Soccer; 12:30 p.m. for Boys’ JV and Varsity Soccer; and 4 p.m. for Varsity Football.

Weare School District Board Meeting will be Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Weare Middle School Library.

Thursday will be the Center Woods Elementary School Open House with first-grade class presentations at 5:45 p.m., second-grade presentations at 6:05 p.m., and third-grade presentations at 6:25 p.m. School and community information from 5:45 to 7 p.m. in the gym.

For parents interested in Scouting, there will be a Pack 76 Information Night on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.·at Henniker Community School.



HILLSBORO / DEERINGFree Chunky’s film

Music classes for ages 3 to 5: Come sing, move, dance and try musical instruments every other Tuesday morning from 10 at 10:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday at Smith Memorial Congregational Church (big white church on Main Street with the town clock in the steeple). No charge to participate. Contact Barbara Daley (464-5239; bdaley@tds.net) for more information.

On Wednesday, join GHSS for lunch and a movie at Chunky’s Theater. The theater is presenting Calendar Girls for free and simultaneously you can order and enjoy your lunch (on your own). Transportation cost is $6. Leaving Shaw’s parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726.

On Thursday, GHSS’s Senior Luncheon will be held at St. Mary’s at noon. Dine on roast pork with mashed red potatoes, applesauce, veggies, rolls and butter and a dessert of your choice. The fee is $5. Call Marie Merrow at 464-3067 no later than Monday to reserve a seat.

Join the Hillsborough Historical Society for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Governor John Butler Smith Mansion on Thursday at 6 p.m. This historic building, a Hillsboro treasure, is a composite architectural design, incorporating features from both Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. Enjoy an in depth tour and talk about our lovely library. This offering will be more detailed than and complements the tours given during the library’s formal opening.



HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKSoccer club sign up

The rec department is sponsoring a program for women (18-plus) to play soccer on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. starting tonight through Oct. 15. Registration at HopkitonRec.com.

Senior Center information is available at 746-8265 (new phone number). Senior lunch is at noon on Wednesday. A $4 donation is suggested.

Join us on Sundays at 5 p.m. for Women’s Pick-up Field Hockey. All women 18-plus are invited to attend. This six-week program runs today through Oct. 15 at the high school field hockey field (along Park Avenue). Bring a mouthguard and shin pads (eye protection optional). Bring a stick if you have one and an extra stick for a friend if you have a spare! This is a free activity for Hopkinton residents. Non-residents pay $10. Everyone needs to register in advance.

British Soccer Mini Kickers is a new and exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and team work for children ages 2 to 5. This four-week program runs every Wednesday starting this week at 11 a.m. Register at HopkintonRec.com.

The Contoocook Farmers Market is held every Saturday in Contoocook Village from 9 a.m. to noon. Veggies, meat, jams, maple syrup, breads, pies and other baked goodies, soaps, Indian food, and alpaca products. Limited amounts of fish. SNAP/EBT is accepted. Music this week by Brad Myrick, who will also be playing at the Farm to Table supper this Saturday night.

The Hopkinton Historical Society opens its 27th “Tomorrow’s Masterpieces Annual Art Show & Sale” with a gala champagne artists’ reception on Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Featuring more than 40 of the region’s finest artisans, this juried event offers original works in featuring original works in watercolor, oil, handmade prints, wood, photography, acrylic, ceramic, glass, birchbark, pastel, and more. Everyone is invited to this event to meet the artists, add to their own collections, and do some early shopping for the holiday season while enjoying light refreshments and sparkling conversation. Cost of the champagne reception is $10 for society members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, contact the society at 746-3825, nhas@tds.net, or HopkintonHistory.org.




LACONIAVolunteer at school

The Laconia School District is appreciative of the valuable contributions you make to our community through your efforts in our school. Anyone interested in volunteering should please contact the principal of the school for which you wish to volunteer. If you plan to coach a team, chaperone a field trip, work on a school-wide activity, or help in the classroom anytime during the upcoming school year, you should plan to take advantage of one the fingerprinting clinics we will be offering in September at the SAU located at 39 Harvard St., Laconia. There will be a clinic Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. You may also contact Allison Caron at the SAU office at 603-524-5710 to schedule a time for you to have your fingerprints done if you cannot attend one of our clinics.

On Thursday, Laconia High School’s Open House will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m.



PEMBROKEWinners of Old Home Day festivities

Merrimack River Watershed Council in conjunction with UNH Cooperative Extension planted a variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses along the riverbank at the Point of Memorial Field. The ecological restoration area, which was funded by a grant, will enhance wildlife habitat, improve water quality, and reduce bank erosion. Many thanks to Alex Krofta, restoration scientist from Merrimack River Watershed Council, who headed the project.

Pembroke Recreation Commission wants to give a big thank you to 7-Siding for donating a refrigerator to the Summer Recreation Program.

Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day winners: Parade Float contest, Marshall’s Choice, Allenstown Historical Society and Meet Me in Suncook; Most Creative, Pembroke Congregational Church; Most Original, Pembroke Cub Scout Pack 270; Best in Theme, Suncook Youth Soccer; Best Overall, Associated Grocers of New England. Antique Car winners: Best Overall, Mick Thomches; Classic, Ed Rimm; Antique, Phil Roy; Street Rod, Dave Bean; Tractor, Keith Richard; Fire Truck, David Burbank; Jeep, Jennie Keith.

The Pembroke Women’s Club will hold their meeting and have a salad supper at the Masonic Hall at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The public is welcome.




PITTSFIELD‘History of Globe’

The Historical Society will host the program, “History of Globe Manufacturing, LLC” on Wednesday at 7pm at 13 Elm St. The program will be presented by Doug Towle, vice president of marketing at Globe. Towle’s presentation will be on the history of Globe, it’s growth and recent acquisition by MSA. Globe Manufacturing, established by F. H. Freese, began to produce firemen’s service suits in a small room located over a harness shop with five employees. This has evolved into the present day firm with more than 450 employees. The program will conclude with a question and answer period and stories from the audience on their experiences at Globe.

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

The local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Berakah on Fairview Road. For more information, please contact Pat at 435-5333 or Beth at 435-7397.

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

The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Post home, located at 3 Loudon Road. The September meeting will be busy with details of how the Post is progressing in a new direction under the leadership of Post Commander James Edgell, POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day. If there are questions, contact the Post Adjutant Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375. Post 75 is looking for at least two individuals that would like to sing the National Anthem for the annual Installation (First Monday in May), Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and at other special programs as they occur. This will count as community service and patriotism recognition by the Post. Contact Merrill Vaughan at 435-5207 or 340-1375 with questions.

The Pittsfield High School Alumni Association will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 126 at the high school. If you attended or graduated from Pittsfield High School, you are a member of the Alumni Association and we would love to see some new faces at our meetings.

The Pittsfield Players are looking for a few good men to fill two major roles and knights in their fall production of Once Upon A Mattress. The show runs the second and third weekend in November. Interested? Contact maye@pittsfieldplayers.com.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a regular business meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level.

PMHS Homecoming will be held this weekend. On Friday at 5:30 p.m., parade of classes; 6 p.m., PHS Alumni Association Electronic Sign Ribbon Cutting; and 6:15 p.m., varsity volleyball games. On Saturday at Drake Field at 9 a.m., SVSC games at B field and squares; 11 a.m., varsity girls soccer versus Farmington (A Field); 1 p.m., varsity boys versus Farmington (A Field); 3 p.m., middle school boys and girls soccer games (A and B Field); 6 p.m., PMHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held in PMHS gym; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., middle school dance at PMHS Café and high school dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at PMHS Gym. On Sunday at 9 a.m., the 11th annual PMHS Boys Basketball Golf tournament will be held at Loudon Country Club.

The PES PTO will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the PES Library. Please plan to attend the welcome gathering and participate in the elections of officers for the year. New members are needed.

The afterschool “Cozy Nook Book Adventure Club” at the Josiah Carpenter Library will begin on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 435-8406.

Upcoming Joy Church events at 55 Barnstead Road include: Beth Moore Simulcast 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Joy Church Grand Opening Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The regular weekly schedule includes: Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. and Thursday night Youth Group for students in grades six through 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Monday at town hall from 6 to 6:30 p.m. They will be making corrections and registering new voters for voting day on Sept. 19 on teacher contract.

Happy birthday wishes to Owen Chase on Tuesday; to Grace Foote on Friday and to Paula Martel on Saturday.

A very special happy birthday wish to my sister, Lisa Grainger Fries, on Monday. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy anniversary wishes to Crystal and Sean Foster on Sunday and to Carolyn and Paul Davis and Robin and Joe Davis on Monday. I hope you all enjoy your special day!




SALISBURYHelp out at hay ride

Salisbury Elementary School’s Open House is scheduled for Wednesday. This is an “open door” night, so feel free to stop by anytime between 6 to 7 p.m. Students are welcome to attend with parents.

This is a reminder that the annual Scholarship Concert for the historical society is today at 3 p.m. in the Old Baptist Meetinghouse on Route 4. The Atlantic Trio will be performing the works of J.S. Bach, Wolfgang Mozart and Luigi Boccherini. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served. This year’s concert is dedicated in memory of Mary Phillips and Dr. John Kepper. Please join for a lovely afternoon of music to benefit this wonderful scholarship. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, please send your check to SHS, PO Box 263, Salisbury, N.H. 03268 and indicate on the check “Scholarship.”

Salisbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue are looking for adult volunteers that would like to help out with the Salisbury Fire Department’s annual Haunted Hay Ride and Spooky Walk on Oct. 21. Donations of Halloween decorations are needed as well. For more info or to help out, please call 848-6305.




WARNER‘Flashlight Night’ launch party held

At MainStreet BookEnds today at 2 p.m., a launch party with author Matt Forrest Esenwine will be held. Flashlight Night is a wonderful picture book, an ode to the power of imagination and storytelling.

On Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library, author and Hopkinton native Elise Hooper will present and sign her just-released bestseller, The Other Alcott. A historical fiction recounting the life of Louisa May Alcott’s sister.

On Saturday, Lark with very special guests Don Guano & The Lo-Fi Rebellion will perform as part of the MainStreet Warner free concert series in the Jim Mitchell Community Park. Go to mainstreetwarnerinc.org for full schedule.

Simonds Elementary School students may join in to hike Mt. Kearsarge at 3 p.m. on Friday.