Town Crier for Oct. 1, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017
ALLENSTOWNPlay games of Pokeno

The Suncook Senior Center members play Bingo on Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Join in on the fun.

Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

St. John the Baptist 2017 Penny Sale and Harvest Bazaar will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the parish hall. The Penny Sale and Harvest Bazaar will start on Oct. 20 and run through the 22. If you would like to help out and volunteer some time, please call 485-3113.

The Allenstown Historical Society will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park off Route 28 on Lavoie Drive. For more information, call 485-4437.

Pokeno is a spirited game played on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Welcome to Kelly Urban, the new manager at the Suncook Senior Center. Urban has many years of experience working in senior services, so please stop by and give her a warm welcome.

Thank you to Nan Adamson for stepping in as an interim manager at the Suncook Senior Center until the new manager arrived. Nan will continue as a substitute and we will be able to see her from time to time. Thank you, Nan.

Martinson Lane and Gilbert Road are scheduled to be reconstructed and paved starting on Monday. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday. The work will result in roadway restrictions while construction is underway.




ANDOVER Relieve tension at yoga

A Neck, Back and Shoulder Tension Relief Yoga Workshop will be offered at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St., today from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $35. The workshop will focus on shoulder and spine flexibility and learning practical ways to alleviate tension at home and at work, led by Kristen Nesbitt of Backroads Yoga.

Quilters, knitters and other crafters are welcome to join the alternate Wednesdays morning group which has began to meet at The Andover Hub at 157 Main St., (Andover’s original town hall). The next meeting will be on Wednesday, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting as long as people would like to stay. The group was started by quilters and welcomes anyone who would like to bring their knitting or other craft projects as well. For more information, contact Kathy Ordway at 735-5618.

A Beginner’s Tai Chi class has started at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St., on Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m., led by Marcia Wyman of Inner Peace Tai Chi in Concord. The four-week series began on Saturday but welcomes drop-ins at $8 per session. While Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, it is primarily practiced today for its health and exercise benefits through low-impact, slow movements that enhance strength and balance. The class will continue beyond four weeks if there is sufficient interest. For more information, contact Marcia at NESAInc@aol.com.

Photo enthusiasts and those interested in exhibiting and selling their work at the Annual Photo Expo, to be held Nov. 11, are encouraged to contact Jay Fitzpatrick at jall@tds.net as soon as possible to reserve an exhibit space. There will also be workshops offered on various photographic techniques. The event is sponsored by the Andover Institute, an arm of the nonprofit Andover Community Association, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Andover School.




BOSCAWENBone Builders relocated

Bone Builders are moving their classes to the Boscawen Public Library, located at 116 N. Main St., effective Monday. They will continue to meet on Mondays and Fridays, but the classes start at 9:30 a.m. A medical release from your doctor is required and forms are available at the library. Other regular activities at the library include the Craft Group on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m., Gentle Yoga on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Storytime and Craft on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Did you get your tickets for the Annual Firefighters Chicken Barbecue to be held on Saturday? Tickets are on sale at town offices or call 796-2498 and 848-3494. Meals can be picked up at the fire station from 5 p.m. until they are sold out. For $10, the meal consists of half-chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll, beverage and dessert.

The Boscawen Police Department is thinking Christmas. Applications for their “The Christmas for Kids Program” are available at the police department and must be turned in by Oct. 31 to meet deadlines. Gift donations are also welcomed at anytime, but no later than Dec. 1.

The town clerk’s office will not be able to process motor vehicle transactions this Friday as well as Oct. 9 and 10, due to the holiday. The state Division of Motor Vehicles will also be closed on the dates mentioned.

Town offices and the library will be closed on Oct. 9 in celebration of Columbus Day. The Boscawen Elementary School will be closed on Friday for a teachers’ workshop and on Oct. 9 for the holiday.




BOWDonations needed for annual Pajama Project

Start shopping those sales for warm pajamas for kids of all ages as the Bow Garden Club’s annual “Pajama Project” is in process! Collection boxes will soon be placed around town for residents to deposit new pajamas and books to be distributed locally to children in need for November. Infant to teen sizes are greatly needed and will be much appreciated! Locations of the collection boxes will be announced very soon. Contact Joyce Kimball at joyceakimball@comcast.net or call 229-1990 for more information. The club’s website is bowgardenclub.org.

The Bow Community Men’s Club’s Annual Lobster Fest will be held on Oct. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bow Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road. The lobster plate menu at $25 (extra lobster $10) includes: a one and a half pound lobster, a bowl of fresh clams, and clam chowder; A chicken plate at $ 12 which includes: a half barbecue chicken and potato salad. Both meals include fresh N.H. corn on the cob and a dessert and beverage. Kids’ plates are $2 and include: hot dog, chips, corn on the cob and a beverage. Tickets can be purchased through Oct. 13, by contacting Mike Wayne at 715-1466 or Charlie Griswold at 228-9621.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold their monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., on Oct. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in stamp collecting is welcome to attend. Come 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.

Parents, are you looking to enjoy some alone time? The Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., invites children and youth (kindergarten to twelfth-grade) to Kids’ Night In. Children and youth can stay for one hour, or two or three, starting Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., continuing on the second Friday of each month through May 11. All are welcome whether church participants or not. There is no cost for this fun event. Snacks will be provided along with games and other adventures. To RSVP or for more info, call 224-0884 or email info@bowmillsumc.org.

Concord Regional VNA is offering “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week program that empowers family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. The program is on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., in Bow. Learn tools to help reduce stress, improve care-giving confidence, establish balance in your life, communicate your needs, make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call Concord Regional VNA at 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, or visit crvna.org.



CANTERBURYLast farmers market

The next 4-H meeting will be held Monday in the parish house with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. The 4-H Fundraiser efforts will be selling Fish and Game calendars, contact Laura Crockford for details at 540-9877 or canterburyrascals4H@gmail.com.

Canterbury Farmers Market will gather for the last time this season on Wednesday from 4 to 6:15 p.m. (note earlier closing as the days grow shorter) at the side of the Elkins Library in the Center. This week is “Bison Buddies,” featuring locally-produced healthy bison meat. And Canterbury Elementary School fifth-graders will be selling pumpkins and gourds again! Music by Paul Hubert. See ccfma.net or Facebook page for details of indoor winter markets on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

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. Parents with children over 9 years of age who might be coming to the library after school, please drop by to sign in and receive pertinent information.

On Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., Canterbury Historical Society and N.H. Humanities will present “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell” at the Elkins Library, an evening led by Pam Weeks, where participants are invited to bring a quilt and share a story.

CHS’s exhibit “A Trip Through Time on the Canterbury Railroad” at the Elkins Memorial Building, remains open on Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., but only until Oct. 8. Copies of the Canterbury history book Staying Small in a Century of Growth: Canterbury 1900-2000 by author Kathryn Grover are available at various venues or online, see canterburyhistory.org for details.

Canterbury Benevolent Society’s annual holiday fair will be held Oct. 21 at the parish house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with corn chowder, the What Not, bake table, crafts and holiday gifts, etc.

Canterbury Shaker Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Vintage Car Show will be Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Oct. 15 set as the rain date. For full details on visits, programs and how to become a member, see shakers.org.

Canterbury Halloween organizers are looking ahead to Oct. 28. Volunteers needed for activities in the Center. Contact Laura Crockford at canterburytownemail.com or 540-9877.



CHICHESTERDMV to close for holiday weekend

The State of N.H. Department of Motor Vehicles in Concord will be closed Friday through Oct. 10 to install a new computer system. Plan ahead as no motor vehicle transactions can be completed with all town clerks or with the State of N.H. For questions, please call the Chichester Town Clerk at 798-5350.

On Monday, the “Down Cellar Poets” will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. Contemporary poetry study for adults. For further information, call Jimmy Pappas 798-3410.

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

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

On Wednesday, the Chichester Grange will meet at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Grange Hall.

On Thursday, the planning board will review a request for a site review at 6:30 p.m. at the Chichester Fire Department.

The library will be displaying watercolors from Mary Frambach of Epsom for the month of October. Thanks to Mary, the library will be bright with colors!

The school board is still accepting applications for vacancies on the Voluntary School Budget Advisory Group. For information, contact Heather Chiavaras at hchiavaras@sau53.org or 798-3482.




DUNBARTONThrow out household hazardous wastes

LEGO Build Parties will be held at the library on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Create amazing buildings, boats or whatever you want to build with the new Legos at the town library.

There will be no school on Friday due to a teachers’ workshop. There will also be no school on Oct. 9 for Columbus Day.

Town offices will be closed on Oct. 9.

Volunteers are needed for Household Hazardous Waste Day, to be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bow Community Center. If you would like to volunteer, contact Patrick “Woody” Bowne at 774-7090. Household Hazardous Waste Day for Dunbarton and Bow will be held at the Bow Community Building (intersection of Logging Hill, Bow Center and Knox roads. For more information on materials to bring or not to bring, visit dunbartonnh.org.

The PTO meeting will be held Oct. 11 at the elementary school from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bingo for Books would appreciate donations of books for all ages for their Bingo for Books Night on Oct. 14 at the community center. Free for all ages from 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP to info@dunbartonpto.com by Oct. 9.

The next Meeting of the Dunbarton Garden Club will be Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Tom and Karen Cusano, 10 Old Fort Lane, in Dunbarton. The speaker will present a program on hydroponically-grown medical marijuana. Weather allowing, the program will be presented outside in a tent with a bonfire following. The public is always welcome.

If you’re reading Jodi Picoult’s book Small Great Things, come to the book discussion on Oct. 18 at noon at the library. Bring your lunch.




EPSOMWatch ‘The Hero’

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.

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

Storytimes are: 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 is held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

On Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the movie matinee at the library will be The Hero. Sam Elliott stars as a veteran actor of Westerns whose career’s best years are behind him after his one really great film, The Hero. Now, scraping by with voiceovers for commercials, Lee learns that he has a terminal prognosis. Things change when he meets Charlotte Dylan, a stand-up comedian who inadvertently jump-starts his public profile. The film is a reminder of aging and life altering news.

The Epsom Fire Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library.

The 2018 Washington, D.C., Fundraising Group will meet on Wednesday at ECS at 7 p.m.

Beginning soon, patrons of the library will need to log into the downloadable books site using a password in addition to a library card number. Please contact the library at 736-9920 to learn your password and to ensure that your library account is in good standing.

Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. All ages and levels of experience are invited to come to play and learn. No experience? That’s great, too. Brian is more than willing to teach new players. For more information, contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com.

Trustees of trust funds will meet on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Epsom town offices.

No school for students on Friday!

Happy birthday to Angela Little on Thursday and Nancy Carlson on Friday! Enjoy your day ladies.

Evergreen Lodge No. 53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge No. 36 are sponsoring another great dinner show on Friday and Saturday at the American Legion Hall. The dinner/show will begin at 6 p.m. and include appetizers, beverages, turkey, roast beef, vegetables and homemade dessert. The show is directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all local talent! Tickets are $25 per person or a table for six at $125. Call Vicki for reservations for more info at 736-4707. Plan to join us for a fun night of great food and entertainment and help our community Lodges with our community outreach and historic hall restorations.



FRANKLINTake trip to casino

City elections will be held this Tuesday. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Need a ride? Call the TRIP Center at 943-4151. This service is available to all, regardless of age.

Mark your calendar for “Taste of the Trails” hosted by the Winnipesaukee River Trail Association which will take place Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield. Sample local restaurant specialties and enjoy a variety of beer, wine and soft drinks. There will be a silent auction and live auction with proceeds to support the trail that goes through Tilton, Northfield and Franklin.

Expired and unused medication can be brought to a disposal box, located inside the foyer at the Franklin Police Department. The box is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Only prescription or over-the-counter medications accepted; no needles, syringes or lancets. These can be disposed of at Franklin Regional Hospital (call 934-2060 for more information). These collections are free and anonymous.

The TRIP Center welcomes Deputy Bob Goodearl from Franklin Fire Department and Melissa Lee, community health improvement specialist, this Thursday at 11:15 a.m. They will present safety measures. Stay for lunch and bingo. Event open to the public. Call 934-4151 to reserve your seat.

Reserve a seat this week for the TRIP Center bus to Concord for shopping and lunch Oct. 9. Call 934-4151 with any questions or to sign up.

Reserve a seat for the bus to Foxwoods Casino scheduled for Oct. 11. Call 934-4151 with any questions or to sign up.

The city council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at city hall.

The zoning board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Franklin Historical Society will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Webster Place, 21 Holy Cross Road. The program will be “(Some of) Franklin’s Historic Homes,” with the current homeowners telling their building’s story as they have researched it.

Choose Franklin’s monthly meeting will be Thursday in the upper-level room of Franklin Public Library at 8 a.m. The program is “More About Long Term Care,” with representatives from Franklin VNA and Hospice. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Franklin Lions Club will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Soda Shoppe.

The Junior Youth Group will meet Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Contact Karen Darling at 770-1851 with questions.

Door-to-door senior transportation (wheelchair accessible) is available by calling the TRIP Center at 934-4151. Get to an appointment, shopping or to come to the senior center to socialize and have lunch.

Free hearing evaluations at the TRIP Center will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 934-4151 with any questions.




HENNIKER / WEARECo-ed soccerplayers needed

Anyone have a seventh- or eighth-grader interested in playing co-ed soccer? The Henniker/Weare co-ed recreation team is in desperate need of players! Anyone interested in playing should go to the Henniker Youth Athletics website and register. Fee will be waived. Shirts will be provided. You may also email Jared at jared.l.ward@gmail.com.Thursday will be early release for all school students in the district. Release times are: 11:40 a.m. Weare Middle School; 12:30 p.m. Weare Upper and Center Woods Elementary; and 12:40 p.m. JSRHS. All schools will be closed Friday and Oct. 9.

If you plan on attending the UCC Annual Meeting, registration closes Oct. 10. Register at nhcucc.org. The theme is rooted in the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37). The keynote address will be given by Bishop Dwayne D. Royster speaking on “In Search of Sanctuary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Please note this year’s hosting weeks for Henniker’s Family Promise of Greater Concord: First week is Nov. 12 to 19, followed very soon after by Christmas week, Dec. 24 to 31.



HILLSBORO / DEERINGLearn about New England quilting

On Monday, Smith Memorial Church, 30 W. Main St., in Hillsboro, will be hosting a N.H. Humanities Council program entitled “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell.” Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heartwarming tales of service and tradition. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. This program is funded by the N.H. Humantities Council and is free of charge. All are welcome. Contact person is Judy Hatfield at 464-3458.




Change for Hope is the middle school fundraiser to help Fannett Middle School in Hamshire, Texas. Donations will go directly to Hamshire. Jars for change are available in the front office of the middle/high school. Checks are accepted. Please make them out to HMHS. For additional information, contact pmoskal@sau66.org.

Senior center information is available at 746-8265 (new phone number).

The Contoocook Farmers Market is still going strong, every Saturday at the Depot in Contoocook Village from 9 a.m. to noon. SNAP/EBT is accepted. Music this week by the fabulous Mary Fagan – “Originals, 1930’s and 40s Jazz and Hippie Music!”

Hopkinton Lions 5K Road Race and 2.5K Fitness Walk, the 27th annual race, will take place on Saturday. It is a certified course and all proceeds benefit our local club’s sight and hearing programs. Registration begins on race day at 9 a.m. Interested runners may download a registration form at hopkintonnhlions.com. For more information, call Ted Story at 746-4347.

Join April Begosh, owner of Healthy Pets N.H., as she leads us in a Pet CPR and First Aid Course. This is a great class for pet owners and pet professionals who want to know how to provide basic emergency and first aid care for their pet prior to veterinary care. This is a six-hour course that will provide you with a two-year certificate. Class will cover: Restraining your pet, pet CPR, rescue breathing, choking management, wellness assessment, heat injuries, poisoning, bleeding protocols, bites and stings, seizures, injury assessment. The class will be held Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Slusser Center. Cost is $75. This is an instructional class, your pets stay at home, just bring a lunch. Refreshments will be available for purchase/donation. Register through April Begosh at april@healthypetsnh.com by Oct. 15. Sponsored by Hopkinton Recreation Department and Paws on Pine. The course is part of a fundraiser for the Hopkinton Dog Park.

A “Classical Music Talk” will be held today at 4 p.m. for free with Robert Hoffman of N.H. Symphony at the Hopkinton Town Library.

A film, World War I Through Arab Eyes, will be shown with panel discussion to follow on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hopkinton Town Library. This is a free event.

Come help support the Interact Club’s annual mission trip to Nicaragua by participating in the Recreation Department’s Winter Sports Equipment Sale. Sell your old winter gear and buy some new stuff! Details online at HopkintonRec.com. Drop off dates are Monday through Wednesday. Sale to take place Oct. 16.




PEMBROKESupport local farms

Pembroke Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. behind town hall. Come support our local farmers and artisans.

The roads committee will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Pembroke Public Works. All meetings are open to the public.




PITTSFIELDAll you can eatsupper to be held

The seventh annual fundraising dinner for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held on Wednesday at Dominick’s Pizza Pasta and Things Restaurant. Dominick’s and The Globe Striders are teaming up to raise money for Making Strides. Dominick’s will donate $2 from every meal served. Please bring a can for the food pantry.

The Concord Regional VNA is offering an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that helps adults view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, change the environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. The program takes place on Tuesdays beginning this week from 10 a.m. to noon at Pittsfield Senior Center, 74 Main St., in Pittsfield. There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit crvna.org.

The South Pittsfield Community Club will hold a Turkey Supper on Oct. 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 444 Dowboro Road. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children (to age 6), under 6 is free. The menu is turkey with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls/butter, cranberry sauce, squash, drink and homemade pies. All you can eat.

Today at 11 a.m., the Pittsfield community is invited to bring their pets for a “Blessing of the Animals” by the Rev. Dr. Miriam Acevedo, priest-in-charge at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Dustin Park, next to the church building. Following the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, we will celebrate the special bond we have with our pets and with all animals. All pets must be on lead or in a secure pen or you may bring a picture of the animals you love or one of an endangered species in the wild. Everyone is welcome to attend this outdoor event. Rain date will be Oct. 22.

The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 will meet on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 3 Loudon Road. Members of The District 5 Commander will be visiting. We are always looking for new members, with new ideas and willing to participate, come check us out, see if we are what you are looking for. We are still searching for singers to sing our national anthem at our meetings and special occasions. As of this date, we have had one person come forward and auditioned. She is the leading candidate. If you want to sing for us, contact the post adjutant. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375 or email MerrillVaughanLegion@gmail.com.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Workshop, 5 Park St.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center, lower level. For more information, contact Donna Keeley at keeledm@yahoo.com.

The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Committee along with a variety of other local groups are planning Harvest Fest for Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the F.B. Argue Recreation Area (town pool). Games and activities, horse drawn wagon ride, food, pumpkin carving. Buy a pumpkin for home from the Lions Club. The PTO will be sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat for that night. They are also are trying to arrange a function for Oct. 20. Save the date to join us for a weekend of fun.

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will be selling pumpkins this year. You won’t have to travel far to buy your pumpkins! They will be selling them at Mike’s Meat Shoppe (corner of Route 28 and Upper City Road) on Oct. 14 from 12 to 3 p.m., Oct. 15 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. Contact Ed at 435-5052 for more information.

The Beautification Committee will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

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

The Victory Workers 4-H Club is starting its 76th year! Members must be 8 years old by Jan. 1, and Cloverbuds must be 5 years old by Jan. 1. The first meeting of the year will be on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the community center, lower level. If you would like more information, please contact one of the key leaders: Melissa Babcock, 496-3928; Mark Riel, 435-6346; Corine Miller, 435-8497; Fern Bond, 365-5301; or Pam Clattenburg, 435-0772.

The board of selectmen will hold a public hearing on Oct. 10 at 6:15 p.m. at town hall to review an application from No Worry, LLC, for consideration of the Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive.

Blueberry Express Day Care is turning 35 years old! Please stop in and help celebrate on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A light dinner will be provided – child friendly activities, face painting and remembering Blueberry.

Stand Up Pittsfield, formerly known as the Pittsfield Wellness Coalition, is a group of community members advocating for the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery from substance misuse and mental health issues by promoting a healthy mind, body and spirit. Stand Up Pittsfield is a community organization that meets the first Tuesday and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center (library). New members are encouraged to attend!

Happy birthday wishes to Laurie Vien on Tuesday, Alice Young on Friday, and Leslie Vogt on Saturday. I hope you all enjoy your special day!




SALISBURYAttend forum on suicide awareness

Merrimack area environmental interpretive rangers will be visiting Salisbury Free Library to teach about wild edible plants in New Hampshire. After this educational program, you will know which plants are safe to eat, how to prepare them, and which plants are incredibly dangerous if misidentified. A few recipes will be provided at the end of the program. Join them Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Salisbury Elementary School will be participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday. Those students who wish to participate will join the staff at the Salisbury Safety Building/Fire Station at 8:30 a.m. The group will walk back to school – families are welcome to walk too. Contact Denise Bailey, school nurse, at 648-2206 with any questions.

A message to Salisbury parents: Please accept this announcement as an invitation to attend a forum on student safety that will be held in the auditorium at Merrimack Valley High School on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this forum (students are also welcome), as a team of counselors and therapists will be present to discuss suicide prevention and awareness. Moreover, a brief overview of the Signs of Suicide Program will be discussed. It should be noted that SOS is being implemented this year at MVHS. This is a note from MVHS Principal David Miller.

Planning board meet will meet Monday at 7 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Selectmen will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Cemetery trustees will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Salisbury town clerk will not be able to process the state portion of vehicle registrations from Friday through Oct. 10. She will hold extra hours on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular hours will resume starting week of Oct. 16. If you have a new registration, your registration renewal or other business with town clerk during the month of October, please make sure you are aware of this processing interruption and plan accordingly.

Salisbury Farmers Market 2017 is over. Sept. 25 was the last one for the year. Watch for it again in 2018 around May/June.

Come to The Salisbury Woods Haunted Barn and Trail (formerly the Fun House) and get scared for a great cause. This spooktacular event is a fundraiser for the MVMS and Salisbury Elementary Parent Teacher Groups. The attraction will be open Oct. 21, 27 and 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. Salisbury four corners (Intersection of Route 4 and Route 127) 19 Franklin Road, Salisbury. Cost is $5 per person. Not recommended for small children. Visit facebook.com/thesalisburywoods.




WARNER70th foliage festival

The 70th Warner Fall Foliage Festival cannot function without the dedication of the volunteers who help with set up and clean up and the myriad of tasks on the actual festival days. It is only fitting that the theme for this year is a tribute to the volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, you can sign up on wfff.org by clicking on the “Volunteer” tab, or by contacting the volunteer coordinator, Beth Lukaitis, at 456-6268 or volunteerwfff@aol.com.

Save the date for our 70th Warner Fall Foliage Festival on Oct. 6 to 8. Come celebrate rural life and vibrant foliage at our free, family-oriented community festival in the village of Warner. Three days of events include a full lineup of open-air concerts, two parades, a five-mile road race, kids’ fun run and dance party, oxen and woodsmen’s contests, fresh lobster and chicken barbecue, amusement rides, street performers, and a host of artisans, farmers market, and food vendors. Volunteers always needed! MainStreet Warner Stage is the main stage for all the music during the Warner Fall Foliage Festival. Check out the entertainment at wfff.org.

Today at 2 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds, join best-selling authors Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas as they present and sign their just released collaboration, Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind.

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

Starting this year, Gear Up Homeschoolers is opening a space for academic oriented classes. The first session includes Pura Vida Spanish and Understanding Physics through Experimentation. Both classes begin on Wednesday. The fee for the classes is $55 per student per six-week session. For insurance purposes, all students attending must also be Gear Up members. Current members may sign up for classes immediately, but new students will need to join ($50 fee per family, need based assistance is available for membership dues) prior to signing up for these Wednesday classes. As Gear Up members, you’re also entitled to come to any of our classes held on Friday, game nights on Tuesday, or any other event we sponsor. All class seats need to be reserved by the deadline, usually two weeks prior to the first class. Payment is expected at the time of reservation to hold your space. If it is past the deadline, contact the instructor to find out if there’s still room.

At Pillsbury Free Library, Women’s Fall Bible Study, The Armor of God with Priscilla Shirer, a DVD study and discussion on Ephesians 6, will be held Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. Eight-week session began Friday. All are welcome. Study book costs $14 at first class. To register, contact: Patty Anderson at hikerpatty@gmail.com or 456-2112.

United Church of Warner will be participating in the Kearsarge Area Crop Hunger Walk today at Elkins Beach at 12:30 p.m. Benefit the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry. The walk is six miles, but you may walk for any distance you desire. There will be drive backs to return you to the starting point. Every walker needs a form. Warner people may call Nancy Eastman at 456-3802 to get a form, or pick one up at the church. All questions can be directed to Nancy Eastman.

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

The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will be hosting their annual fundraiser with an Antiques Appraisal Weekend on Nov. 3 and 4. Contact the museum at 456-2600 if you would like to be included on our mailing list for this fundraiser or receive more information about the event.

On Nov. 3, participants will enjoy a Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers event called “What’s It Worth?” This event is both entertaining and educational for those interested in the history and the value of antiques. You may bring three treasures to the museum for evaluation and verbal appraisal. The evening starts with fine wine and a selection of hors d’oeuvres reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests will be able to walk through the museum with tour guides and meet with a Skinner Native American appraiser and Board Trustee Doug Deihl who will discuss various collections pieces from the museum. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., attendees will gather in the museum’s contemporary art gallery to enjoy a presentation by the appraisers. This program will provide information on the objects that guests have brought to the event along with an estimated value based on current market prices for a similar example. The event is by invitation only. Please contact the museum at 456-2600 if you would like to be included on our mailing list.

A family lunch will be held at Simonds on Wednesday from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

The Simonds PTO meeting will take place on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the staff room.

There will be no school on Friday due to a teacher’s workshop.

There will be no school on Oct. 9 for Columbus Day.

Oct. 16 will be school picture day at Simonds Elementary School.

A Halloween Parade will take place at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 at Simonds Elementary.

Boys and Girls Club meets Mondays through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

Girls On The Run meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the library.

Daisies meet in the arts room on Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Beginning Oct. 10, the Homework Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m.