Town Crier for Oct. 8, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017
ALLENSTOWNApply for part-timetown clerk position

Allenstown Town Hall will be closed on Monday for Columbus Day holiday. On Tuesday, town hall will be open but the town clerk’s window will be closed for computer upgrades to the statewide motor vehicles records database. If the computer upgrades are successful, the town clerk’s window will reopen on Wednesday during normal hours.

The part-time deputy town clerk/tax collector position is now open. The process to fill this position is now underway. See the employment opportunities section at allenstownnh.gov/node/20903 for further information.

Cribbage will be played on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. For more information, call 485-4254.

St. John the Baptist Penny Sale and Harvest Bazaar will take place Oct. 20 through 22. Organizers are still looking for donations of new items for the penny sale. Things needed are cash donations, gift certificates, baked goods, books, puzzles and volunteers to help. Deadline for donations is Tuesday. For more information, call 485-3113.




BOSCAWENReserve a space atsixth annual craft fair

Don’t miss out! The last ham and bean dinner for 2017, held in the Boscawen Congregational Church basement, will be on Oct. 21. Enjoy this traditional meal with homemade fixings including delicious desserts from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Calling all crafters/vendors for the Boscawen Elementary School PTA’s sixth annual Craft Fair to be held on Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you make crafts, sell a product line or grow local produce, this is a great opportunity to display your wares in time for the Christmas season. To inquire/register for this fair, please email thebestpta@gmail.com for an application. Limited spaces available.

The town clerk’s office will not be able to process motor vehicle transactions on Monday and Tuesday. The State Division of Motor Vehicles will also be closed on these days.

Town offices and the library will be closed on Monday, in celebration of Columbus Day. The Boscawen Elementary School and the Merrimack Valley School District will also be closed on Monday, for the holiday.




BOWDonate to ‘PajamaProject’ this season

The Bow Garden Club’s annual “Pajama Project” is now in process! Collection boxes for new pajamas for all ages and nature-related books are in place in the lobby of the Baker Free Library, the town offices and the community center for residents to deposit new pajamas and books to be distributed locally to children in need mid-November. PJ’s in infant to teen sizes are greatly needed and will be much appreciated! Monetary donations to purchase more pajamas are always welcome. Questions? Contact Joyce Kimball at joyceakimball@comcast.net or call 229-1990. Also visit bowgardenclub.org.

The garden club’s annual Poinsettia Pre-Sale is about to begin! Beautiful 8-inch and 10-inch pots of poinsettias in red, white or pink will be available to pre-order in mid-October and orders will be taken until Nov. 10. Contact any Bow Garden Club member or log on to the BGC website, bowgardenclub.org, to order or for more information.

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 this week 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.

On Wednesday, the Bow Young at Heart Club will meet at the new Bow Safety Building, 7 Knox Road, at 11:30 a.m. Parking will be available on site. As usual, members and guests should bring a brown bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. A tour of the Public Safety facility will be available. The Thursday Quabbin Reservoir bus tour, with lunch at the 1705 Salem Cross Inn, will leave promptly at 7:45 a.m. from the Bow Community Building.

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.

Bow Athletic Club is now accepting registrations for their youth basketball program. The program is open to Bow and Dunbarton residents in first-grade through high school. Evaluations of players begin as early as Oct. 15, so do not wait to register! Registration is set to close on Oct. 15. Failure to register before that date will result in a $25 late fee. To register, go to bowathleticclub.siplay.com/site/and for more information, visit the BAC website, bowathleticclub.com, or contact Bryce Larrabee at bryce_larrabee@trg.com.

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 to “Kids Night in – What an Adventure!” Children and youth can stay for one hour, or two or three, starting Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., continuing on the second Friday of each month through May 11, 2018. 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 information, call 224-0884 or email info@bowmillsumc.org.

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., will be hosting “Keeping our Children Safe” – a one-day training workshop on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop leader will be Nicole Petrin of the Merrimack County Advocacy Center. Aspects of this workshop will include training in the supervision of children, youth and vulnerable adults and in recognizing and responding to signs of potential abuse or neglect, as well as guidelines for the reporting of abuse. This workshop is free and open to anyone with interest in, or who is involved in the care and responsibility of children and youth in classrooms, camp settings, congregations and retreats. To register or for more information, contact 224-0884.



CANTERBURY Join class to gain strength, flexibility

Today is the last Sunday where Canterbury Historical Society’s exhibit “A Trip Through Time on the Canterbury Railroad” will be open at the Elkins Memorial Building, noon to 4 p.m. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., CHS 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. 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.

Elkins Public Library will be closed Monday in celebration of Columbus Day. Regular programs for children, quilters, knitters, book groups, meditation, and so on, are listed on the library at elkinspubliclibrary.org.

Friends of Elkins Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Come find out more about how to support the library. Refreshments will be served.

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

Strength and stretch classes are held at the parish hall at 9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Bring your own mat. Exercises adapted for chairs too. Contact Judy Nelson at 783-9658 for more information.

The 10th Anniversary of Dave and Anne Emerson’s Annual Old Ways Days will be held Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 418 Shaker Road. The event will feature many kinds of traditional skills, from flint snapping to blacksmithing, vintage steam engines, great chili and Bluegrass and Americana music. See oldwaystraditions.net for information.

Canterbury Kids Clothing Swap will be held Oct. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at town hall. Drop offs may be left at Canterbury Kids Learning Center in the Center, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., or 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All children’s sizes, newborn to size 16, bagged, clean and in good condition. No need to donate to participate. Call Trish Noel, 565-2011 or email trish@devbury.com.

Canterbury Elementary School will be closed Monday for Columbus Day. The Child Find Clinic will be held at Belmont Elementary School on Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., for many kinds of pre-school screenings. Call 267-9222 to schedule an appointment. Referral forms are on the school website at sau80.org.

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

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

Suffering withdrawal symptoms with the end of the weekly Wednesday farmers market? See ccfma.net or Facebook page for details of indoor winter markets on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.



CHICHESTERHarvest Fair to beheld on Main Street

On Monday, the library will be closed for Columbus Day. However, the Library Trustees will meet at the library at 4 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and the trustees always welcome your suggestions for programs to be supported by the library.

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

On Wednesday, the Chichester United Methodist Church will host a free community supper at 6 p.m. at the parish hall. Chicken alfredo is on the menu. Donations gratefully accepted towards future suppers.

The Knitting Circle will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the library on Wednesday. All are welcome.

There will be a basket class at 6 p.m., facilitated by Diane Mann. Call the library to reserve a space.

The Evening Book Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library. All are welcome and this week the book to be discussed is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Even if you read it a long time ago, come for the discussion on the past versus the present and help choose the book for next month.

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

On Thursday, the preschool story hour will be held at the library at 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy an hour of play, story and crafts and a snack!

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

On Saturday, there will be a special event at the library from 9 a.m. to noon. Lisa Prizio, the much loved librarian, passed away in August. Many people have expressed an interest in sharing “Memories of Lisa.” Note cards have been collected and will be read, pictures will be shared. Stop by and share refreshments and memories during this special time.

On Oct. 15, the Chichester Historical Society will host a Harvest Fair from 2 to 4 p.m. at their building on Main Street. Kids crafts, paint a pumpkin, dress a scarecrow. Demonstrations of apple pressing, corn shelling and more will be available. Doughnuts and cider served free and open to the public! Plenty of parking. If you need further information, call 798-5709 and ask for Lucille.




DUNBARTON‘Beard for Bucks’ police fundraiser

No school will be held and town offices will be closed Monday for Columbus Day.

The town clerk office will be closed both Monday and Tuesday due to the DMV implementation of new software. Office hours for the remainder of the week are: Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Note: this is a Friday special). Regular hours resume Oct. 16. Please contact Linda Landry, town clerk, if you have questions at 774-3547, ext. 107.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., a PTO meeting will be held at the elementary school.

You can help now. The Dunbarton Congregational Church, UCC invites the community to help prepare hygiene kits for hurricane relief. Each kit contains one of the following items: cotton hand towel, washcloth, wide-tooth comb, fingernail or toenail clipper, packaged bath size soap, packaged toothbrush and 10 standard Band-Aids. Toothpaste will be added later by the distributing organization, Church World Service. Assemble items in a gallon-size plastic bag by Oct. 29. Posters and a list of kit items are at drop-off locations: library, town office, elementary school, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Dunbarton Congregational Church.

Police department members will be participating in the “Beards for Bucks” fundraiser for the Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center along with agencies throughout Merrimack County and New Hampshire. For a $30 donation, officers are allowed, for one month, to grow forbidden facial hair – such a look is typically prohibited by most police department rules. By participating in “Beards for Bucks,” officers help spread the word about child abuse prevention and promote the center’s dedication to helping young victims in the county. This is not limited to law enforcement and donations can be made to the center in the name of a participating officer. To make an online donation on behalf of your favorite participating Dunbarton officer, visit cacnh-bqhqc.formstack.com/forms/merrimackbeards.

Fun for all ages on Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., come to Bingo for Books at the elementary school. Free admission. Book donations for ages preschool through adult are appreciated. Book donations can be made at the elementary school before the event.

On Oct. 18 at noon, a book discussion will be held at the library on Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Bring your lunch.

On Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, a presentation on “The Underground Railroad in N.H.” will be held. Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne will visit and discuss. Thanks to the Dunbarton Awareness Committee for sponsoring the event.




EPSOMFlu clinic to be held

Red Cross blood drive will be in Epsom on Friday at the fire station, 1714 Dover Road, from 2 to 7 p.m. You can make your appointment online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Walk in’s are welcome.

Epsom Bible Church will be holding a free clothing swap on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at 398 Black Hall Road. Volunteers needed for setup and cleaning up. You can bring your donations at 8:30 a.m. that day. No toys, rips or stains, please. Call Taryn Bassett at 234-9451 for more information on items that would be acceptable or if you’d like to volunteer.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday at 7 p.m. when Margo Burns will present her program “The Capital Crimes of Witchcraft.” This program is made possible as a result of a grant from “New Hampshire Humanities to Go.” Burns will focus on Salem witch trials from 1692-93.

The library is holding a book sale through Saturday. Donations of clean books, audio books, and DVDs in good condition may be dropped off during regular library hours. Please do not leave donations outdoors. The library does not accept donations of encyclopedias, textbooks, Readers’ Digest condensed books, or VHS tapes.

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a flu clinic at the library on Oct. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The discounted cash or check charge is $30 per immunization. Clients who present an insurance card from one of the following carriers: Medicare B, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or Anthem do not need to pay a fee.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie will be shown on Monday at 2 p.m. at the library. The movie is rated PG, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. No school for ECS students that day.

Toddler Time is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Join the fun with stories, songs, movement activities and age appropriate crafts!

Storytimes are held Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy crafts. October themes include pumpkins, spiders and Halloween.

Lego Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Plan to join the fun and build with the library’s large collection of Legos.

Town clerk/tax collector will be closed Monday and Tuesday. They will be open Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trustees of Trust Funds will meet on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Epsom Town Offices Meeting Room.

Cemetery Committee will meet on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Epsom library on Route 4.

A PTO meeting will be held on Monday at 5:15 p.m. in the ECS Library.

Last day to register for 2018 Washington, D.C. trip is Tuesday.

The 2018 D.C. Fundraising Parent Meeting will be Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 224 (Mrs. Magan).

Happy birthday wishes to Renee Duval on Sunday, Judy Levasseur on Thursday, Andy Crowley on Friday. Hope you all have a great time celebrating!



FRANKLINGet taste of trails at Highland Park

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 other items.

A free concert will be held today by the Carter Mountain Brass Band at 2 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House. This community concert is welcome to all. Don’t miss it!

“Taste of the Trails,” hosted by the Winnipesaukee River Trail Association, will take place Wednesday 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.

Living Well With Diabetes, a six-week self-care workshop, will take place Oct. 16 through Nov. 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Franklin Regional Hospital. Call 527-7120 to register.

The Drug Task Force will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Contact Lauren Malloy at 934-7446 for information.

The Franklin Opera House Board of Trustees meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the lower conference room at city hall. All are welcome. Enter by the rear side door on Memorial Street.

The Franklin Middle School PTO will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the school library.

The Franklin School Board Finance Committee will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the SAU office.

The Franklin Parks and Recreation Department before and after school program meets daily, as well as on snow days and delays, teacher workshop days and early release days. This fully-licensed facility is now accepting registration for the school year. Call 934-2118 for details.

Living Well with Diabetes, a free six-week class focusing on managing this disease, begins meeting at Franklin Regional Hospital on Oct. 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and continuing through Nov. 20. Call 527-7120 with questions or to register.

Medicare Part D open enrollment runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 and is available by contacting the State Health Insurance Program at 1-866- 634-9412.

Twin Rivers Food Pantry welcomes donations of non-perishable items during their regular hours, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. or Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., or by calling 934-2662 to make other arrangements.

Free for seniors! Smoke alarm installations and battery changes will be offered on Oct. 14. LRGH and local fire departments are offering this serviced. Call 934-2060 ext. 8369 to schedule a visit. The Chem Free After Prom Party Committee welcomes members to help raise funds and share ideas. Contact Denise Sharlow at dmsharlow@metrocast.net or 455-6687 after 4 p.m. weekdays or anytime on weekends to discuss details.




HENNIKER / WEAREShare coffee, chats with school principal

Tai Chi classes are held on Wednesdays at the parish hall from 6 to 7 p.m. The charge is $10 per person.

On Wednesday, Principal’s Coffee will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the principal’s office. Informal talk with Principal Corkery and other JSRHS parents. School board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the school library and PSAT’s for juniors will be at 7 p.m. in Room 192, a new program for JSRHS students who are interested in learning about the many field and office opportunities in the construction industry. The meeting is open to young men and women. For more information, contact Jennifer Landon at Jennifer@abcnhvt.org.

On Friday, an Acoustic Café at JSRHS will be held at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Enjoy the varied talents of students and staff at this popular Teacher’s Association scholarship fundraiser. There will be a $10 fee at the door.

Fay Davison has graciously volunteered to head the Christmas Fair this year. She is looking for volunteers for set up time on Dec. 1, as well as help on the day of the fair, Dec. 2. Are you in? Please call Fay at 938-6474.



HILLSBORO / DEERINGTrip to see fallfoliage in Vermont

The new Military History Book Group at Fuller Public Library is reading Citizens of London by Lynne Olson and will meet to discuss it on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Please pick up a copy and plan to attend.

Join the Hillsborough Historical Society for an evening of information and entertainment as they present “Handbells: A History and Hand on Fun” on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Smith Church hall. Learn about the fascinating story of handbells. There will also be a chance to try your hand at … handbells!

The GHSS bus is heading west to Weston, Vt., on Tuesday for a leaf-peeping trip. Take a nostalgic step back in time when life was simpler and proprietors operated their own family businesses. Stops are planned for Jingles Christmas and the original Vermont Country Store. Lunch is on your own at one of the many options in town. The group will leave from Shaw’s at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $13. Call Marie at 464-4726 or 724-5272 to reserve your space.

On Thursday, GHSS will take a trip to Allyson’s Orchard in Walpole. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic outside on covered tables. Pick your own apples or choose from a selection already plucked. Also, there’s a wide selection of gourds, pumpkins and fall vegetation to create an autumnal setting. On the way home, they’ll stop at the famous Walpole Creamery. Leaving Shaw’s at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5. Call Marie at 464-4726 or 724-5272 for this special outing.

On Oct. 18, GHSS will attend the Walker Series Mediterranean Dream. Enjoy a wonderful travel film that explores the diverse natural geography as well as some of the unique towns and major cities peppered around the Mediterranean Sea. Departing Shaw’s at 6:30 p.m. Transportation cost is $5. Program is free. Call Marie 464-4726 or 724-5272 to reserve your seat on the bus.

The monthly senior luncheon will be Oct. 19. Join GHSS at St. Mary’s at noon for lasagna, garlic bread, a green salad and gingerbread for dessert. Dinner is only $5. Call Marie Merrow at 464-3067 by Oct. 16 to reserve your place.

On Oct. 25, enjoy a trip to see Mona Lisa Is Missing, another Walker Series special. Enjoy a fun, fascinating film about the unthinkable 1911 theft of Leonardo de Vinci’s most famous painting. Admission is free. Transportation $5. Leaving Shaw’s at 6:30 p.m. Call Marie 464-4726 or 724-5272 to reserve your seat.



HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKLearn town history at Cemetery Walk

Come hear about the lives of some of our town’s residents from the early 20th century at a Cemetery Walk on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Contoocook Village Cemetery, located at the intersection of Penacook Road and Main Street, Route 103, in Contoocook. Featuring a cast of local actors the event is not scary, but rather a way to learn about our town’s history through theater. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and may want to bring a folding chair. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and are available at the event or in advance at the society. For more information, please contact HHS at 746-3825, nhas@tds.net, or HopkintonHistory.org.

We’re in the midst of second summer. The chill of autumn will soon be in the air. Most of us will reach for a sweater or sweatshirt. For some, this is not an option as some folks do not have warm clothing for the cold weather. This month we are collecting gently used clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, fleece and jackets) to help people stay warm. Harold Martin School, Maple Street School, Hopkinton Middle High School and Colonial Village are hosting collection boxes. Please drop your items at one of these locations by Oct. 19 if you would like to help. The gently used, warm clothing will be distributed to the Homeless Outreach Center, the Friend’s Emergency Housing Program, the McKenna House, Friends of Forgotten Children, and the Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Sweaters for Shelters is being coordinated by Kevin and Maurgan McGrath.

Senior Center information is available at 746-8265 (new phone number). Lunch will be Wednesday at noon. A donation of $4 is suggested. Menu will include Dad’s special hamburger casserole, peas, tossed salad, brownies and ice cream.

The Contoocook Farmers Market is still open every Saturday at the Depot in Contoocook Village from 9 a.m. to noon. SNAP/EBT is accepted. Music this week by Walker Smith – playful acoustic blues and heartfelt ballads.

Join April Begosh, owner of Healthy Pets N.H., as she leads a pet CPR and first aid course. 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 course 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. This event is part of a fundraiser for the Hopkinton Dog Park.

Come help support the Interact Club’s annual mission trip to Nicaragua by participating in the recreation department’s Winter Sports Equipment Sale. Sale will be Oct. 16. Details online at HopkintonRec.com.




PEMBROKETalk town future

Pembroke planning board will meet at town hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome.

What do you want our town to look like in 10 years? The planning board invites all residents to attend the master plan’s Community Visioning Program on Oct. 28 at Pembroke Hill School, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for residents to offer suggestions on important town issues and be involved in the community planning process of the master plan update. Hear about the recent community survey results and discuss master plan topics in small groups: land use and economic development, transportation, housing, community and recreational facilities and energy, and natural and cultural resources. Morning and lunch refreshments will be provided. The recreation commission will host festive activities to keep our younger residents entertained while parents participate in the event. For more information, please visit the master plan website at cnhrpc.org/pembrokemp or call Stephanie Verdile at 485-4747, ext. 210.

Turning Pointe Center of Dance will perform The Nutcracker Ballet in Concord this December. Bring the joy of the holiday season to your children when they meet all their favorite Nutcracker characters in a fun and festive atmosphere. This event is separate from the matinee and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Audi lobby. Your experience will include a ticket to the 2 p.m. matinee, One raffle ticket to win Clara’s tiara, meet and greet with Clara and her friends, tea and treats, a reading of The Nutcracker. An impromptu class with Godfather Drosselmeier and early entrance to the theater. This full length ballet will begin Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Concord City Auditorium. Tickets for the performance only are $18. Performance tickets including Clara’s tea party are $28 and can be purchased by calling 485-8710 or at the UPS Store on Main Street in Concord, or for $18 at the door the day of event.




PITTSFIELDHarvest Fest prepnow in the works

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 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 Saturday 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.

The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 are still searching for singers to sing the national anthem at meetings and special occasions. As of this date, one person has come forward and auditioned. She is the leading candidate. If you want to sing for them, contact the post adjutant. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375 or email MerrillVaughanLegion@gmail.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 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 Saturday 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 Victory Workers 4-H Club is selling candy bars! Five flavors, $1 each. Almond, milk chocolate, caramel, crisp, and dark chocolate are the options. All money goes back to the local club to help with educational programming, field trips as well as camp and college scholarships. See any 4-H member or 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 Tuesday 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.

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!

The PHS Alumni Association will meet on Thursday at 7p.m. at PMHS. If you attended and/or graduated from PHS/PMHS, you are an alumni and we’d love to see you at one of the meetings.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting has been changed to Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level.

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

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association will be at the Senior Center for a flu clinic. Come on in and get your flu shot. Please bring a copy of the insurance card. Medicare B, Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or Anthem members will not be charged a fee. Appointments are not needed and the lines are non-existent. The clinic will be Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

On Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m., musician Don Smith will be at the Senior Center playing his guitar and singing. Smith has played at many different venue through the Pittsfield community. The music is free. So come in for free music and lunch.

On Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., Bone Builders, a senior exercise class, will be held on the first floor of the Pittsfield Community Center. All are welcome.

A friendly reminder that due to a DMV computer software upgrade, the Pittsfield town clerk/tax collector’s office will only be able to process the town portion of registrations on Friday and will be closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please visitpittsfieldnh.gov or call 435-6773, ext. 15.

The PES PTO will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the PES library.

A Celebration of Life for Christina Van Horn will be held on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Main Street Grill in Pittsfield. Friends of her and her family are invited to come and celebrate Christina’s life.




SALISBURYFlu shots available

The building inspector office will be closed Tuesday. Next open hours will be Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.

Due to the DMV being closed for computer upgrade, the town clerk will be closed Monday and Tuesday. She will hold extra hours on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular hours will resume s tarting week of Oct. 16.

Flu shots are available for Salisbury residents. The Franklin VNA will hold a flu clinic on Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road.

No school will be held on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.




WARNERFall Foliage Fest

Today, come celebrate rural life and vibrant foliage at our free, family-oriented community festival in the village of Warner. Events include a full lineup of open-air concerts, two parades, a 5-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, farmer’s market, and food vendors. Volunteers always needed! Visit wfff.org for a full line-up.

On Oct. 15 at 2 p.m., join MainStreet BookEnds in the gallery for a very special afternoon with bestselling author Nancy Cowan, to discuss her Peregrine Spring, now in paperback. We will be joined by Banshee, a peregrine falcon.

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

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. 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. Contact 456-2600 if you would like to be included on our mailing list.

There will be no school on Monday 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 Tuesday, the Homework Club will meetfrom 3 to 4 p.m.




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