Town Crier for Nov. 5, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017
ALLENSTOWNCelebrate our veterans

There is still time to pick up your prizes from the Penny Sale and Harvest Bazaar at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. If the items are not picked up after this time, all prizes will be forfeited. For more information, call 485-3113.

The Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten St. For more information, call Kelly at 485-4254.

Gentle Chair Yoga will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This class helps increase flexibility and breathing capacity. The cost is $5 a class.

Cribbage is played on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and a lot of fun. Hope to see you there at the Suncook Senior Center.

Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Please join us to honor our veterans and bring a special poem or story to share and show our appreciation for our brave veterans. For more information, call Kelly at 485-4254.

Tickets are still available for the quilt made by the Suncook Senior Center Quilting Class, that will be raffled off on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The quilt is multi-colored and proceeds will benefit the Suncook Senior Center, tickets are $1 or six for $5. Call Kelly at 485-4254 or Sandy at 485-7187 for tickets or information.

The Suncook Senior Center is planning a Holiday Luncheon and Show, Sleigh Bells Swing with jazz and cabaret singer Krisanthi Pappas. This will take place on Dec. 6 at the Danversport Yacht Club, the cost is $80 per person. For more information, please call Priscilla at 485-3515 or Kelly at 485-4254.




ANDOVERAnnual Turkey Raffle

Andover Fish and Game Club’s annual Turkey Raffle will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the AF&G Clubhouse in East Andover. The raffles include hams, turkeys, special items and a 50/50 raffle, as well as a Mossberg O/U 20 Gauge Silver Reserve Shotgun. There will be refreshments and a free door prize. Deer pool tickets will also be available. Bring your friends and family, and have a great night out. Any questions, call 735-5311.

Fourteen area photographers will exhibit their art and offer it for sale at Saturday’s Photo Expo at Andover Elementary/Middle School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Andover Institute. Free workshops on various photographic techniques will be offered at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The keynote presentation by South Sutton photographer Rick Stockwell will begin at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The school is located just off Main Street behind the Town Office Building. For more information, go to the Institute’s Facebook page at facebook.com/andoverinstitute03216.




BOSCAWENOffices closed on holiday

A soap-making demonstration and gifts will be held at the Boscawen Public Library on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn a new skill and make or purchase unique gifts. Janet King, owner of Meadow Pond Soap, will show how the process works and have some of her own products for viewing and for sale. Advance registration is requested by calling the library at 753-8576.

Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen’s own art studio, is on the statewide shopping tour of N.H. Open Doors and is open today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adele Sanborn, gallery owner, calligrapher and mixed-media artist will be showcasing her skills at various demonstrations. Additionally, five visiting artists will present their crafts and sell their works. There will be a felting demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. The studio is located at 254 King St., at the junction of routes 3 and 4.

“Custard Pie with Nuts” will perform a free benefit concert for the Boscawen Food Pantry on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. It will be held at the Boscawen Congregational Church at 12 High St. Refreshments and Richardson’s Apple Crisp/Ice Cream will be served. Donations of non-perishable items of food and/or cash/check to benefit the Boscawen Food Pantry are gratefully accepted. Checks are to be made out to the Boscawen Congregational Church.

A timely event is coming to the Boscawen Public Library on Nov. 20, when author Paul Levy will discuss his book Finding Phil, Lost in War and Silence. In his book, the author explores the life of an uncle he never knew. Levy’s story involves the nature of war, the impact of war, death on our families and our indebtedness to our ancestors.

In honor of Veterans Day, town offices and Merrimack Valley schools, including the Boscawen Elementary School, will be closed on Friday. The Boscawen Public Library will be closed on Saturday.




BOWWhat’s the weather?

The Bow Garden Club will hold their last regular meeting of the year on Nov. 13 at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road. Social time and refreshments begin at 6 p.m. and the evening’s program will start promptly at 6:30. The speaker will be Kevin Skarupa, WMUR meteorologist. Skarupa holds both the AMS Television Seal of Approval and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal and he will share some of his vast weather knowledge – as well as a little weatherman humor with attendees. Bow Garden Club meetings are open to the public and there is no fee.

Residents of The White Rock Senior Living Center will hold their White Rock Christmas Fair again this year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Living Center located at 6 Bow Center Road. Come pick up some Christmas gifts from the 28 vendors who will be on site!

The Bow Garden Club’s annual “Pajama Project” is coming to a close for this year. Collection boxes for new pajamas for all ages and nature-related books are still 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 and will be until Friday. They will then be picked up and sorted by size for distribution to needy families. 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.

The garden club’s annual Poinsettia Pre-Sale is almost over but there is still time to place your orders for either 8-inch and 10-inch pots of beautiful poinsettia plants in red, white or pink. Orders can be placed with any Bow Garden Club member and will be accepted until Friday. Customer pick-up takes place on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, unless arrangements for delivery have been made with the seller. Individual order forms may be obtained from bowgardenclub.org or from the Baker Free Library bulletin board. Questions? Contact Joyce Kimball, BGC fundraising chairwoman, at joyceakimball@comcast.net or call 229-1990. All proceeds support the club’s civic beautification efforts on behalf of Bow residents and their annual Bow High School Scholarship.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., on Nov. 21 beginning at 1 p.m. All who are interested in stamp collecting are 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.

Parents, are you looking to enjoy some alone time? The Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, invites children and youth to Kids Night in – What an Adventure! Children and youth can stay for one hour, or two or three. This offer continues for the second Friday of each month through May 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. 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.



CANTERBURYFood pantry fundraiser

Today, N.H. Open Doors in Canterbury, sponsored by the League of N.H. Craftsmen, Canterbury has nine businesses opening their doors for this event and best of all it’s free to attend. Be sure to stop and see Cold Garden Spirits, Old Ways Traditions on Shaker Road, Fox Country Smokehouse, Hackleboro Pottery and Quilts, Petals in the Pines, Someday Farm Alpacas, Marsh Meadow Bison, Jane Balshaw Creative Art Studios and Canterbury Shaker Village. Go to nhopendoors.com and select Merrimack County for a complete itinerary and hours of opening at the different venues in Canterbury. In addition, at the Town Meeting House in the Center, Kathie Fife will be exhibiting fine art photography and Jolene Cochrane will exhibit her hand made wooden spoons from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See kathiefife.com/exhibitions.

Today at Canterbury Shaker Village, “Hands to Work, Hearts to God: Living a spiritual life in the World around us,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a day of prayer, exploration and community, led by members of Canterbury UCC, Kairos Earth Church in the Woods, and the Canterbury Shaker Village. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with morning food, and a joint church service at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., there will be an opportunity to choose different modes of contemplation, then at noon there will be a potluck lunch, followed by another opportunity to select more active worship options including art, singing and yoga. The event will close at 2:30 p.m., with a gathering and discussion regarding carrying this spirit forward. The museum is open at weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For full details on visiting times, programs and how to become a member see shakers.org.

4-H continues to run it’s fall fundraiser, selling N.H. Fish and Game Wildlife Calendars. Recent Canterbury projects included the Kids Annual Clothing Swap and the Halloween Pumpkin preparation. Ongoing projects include tree identification, rug braiding, cross stitching and other crafts. Contact Laura Crockford at canterburyrascalsH@gmail.com for more details.

Contact Ruth at ruthmheath@comcast.net for more information, about “Stories from Israel and Palestine,” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, part of the Compassionate Listening Stories Project, featuring experiences told from both sides and revealing their common humanity. Light refreshments will be served.

Canterbury Historical Society’s special program on the history of anti-slavery at the Elkins Library will be held Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Dr. Rebecca Noel, assistant professor of history at Plymouth State University, will speak about Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, an associate of Stephen Symonds Foster from Canterbury, both active in the anti-slavery movement and other progressive issues before the Civil War. All are welcome, refreshments to be served. The recently published town history book, Staying Small in a Century of Change was recognized for an award by the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire, which was accepted by president of the CHS, Bob Scarponi, last month. The book continues to be available at the library, Country Store or Shaker Village.

Canterbury Elementary School’s annual Holiday Food Drive has started and runs until Dec. 9. Donations of non-perishable items will be collected in drop boxes at the front of the school. The CES Student Council Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held on Nov. 16 at noon in the library, and it is open to Canterbury senior citizens, who are asked to call the school to book in for the lunch. Call 783-9944.

Elkins Public Library hours on Mondays are changing to 1 to 7 p.m. Regular programs are featured at elkinspubliclibrary.org. The book group will meet on Nov. 21, reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, copies available at the library.

Canterbury indoor farmers market will be held Nov. 18 in the CES gym, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Canterbury UCC annual Youth Group Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Please contact Polly Camire with donations at jpacamire@hotmail.com.

The Loudon Food Pantry’s program Canterbury’s Hunger Sucks Food Rocks Walk and Bike Ride raised $2,925 for the food pantry. The 50/50 Holiday Raffle Fundraiser has started and runs to Dec. 15. Holiday box sign-ups have begun. Check the website at loudonfoodpantry.org or call 724-9731.



CHICHESTERSchool craft fair

On Monday, the monthly meeting of the Down Cellar Poets Workshop for adults will take place at 7 p.m. at the library. Open to all adults. The group is led by Jimmy Pappas.

Selectmen meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at town offices.

On Wednesday, the Evening Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. The book of the month is Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Open to all. Come help pick the fiction selection for December.

The Chichester United Methodist Church will sponsor a free community supper at the Church hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Roast Pork is on the menu! Donations are gratefully accepted and used to offset the cost of future suppers. All are welcome.

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

On Thursday, the planning board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Grange Hall.

The Conservation Commission will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at town hall.

On Saturday, the Chichester Central School will be holding their annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a start on your holiday shopping while supporting local vendors and crafters. Free admission and parking.

Saturday is Veteran’s Day. Stop and thank a veteran for their service!

Plan ahead for Nov. 13 when the Chichester Historical Society will host a program presented by Beverly Weir-Longacre, an expert on vintage Christmas ornaments. Her program, “The Christmas Ornament: Folk Art in miniature” will be held at the Grange Hall, 54 Main St., at 7 p.m. This program is for all ages, open to the public and refreshments will be served.




DUNBARTONLegos at the library

Dunbarton and Bow wellness committees, along with Bow Parks and Recreation invite you to Get Out and Walk on Sunday. Walk the trails at Bow High School. Check-in at 1:30 p.m. Walk starts at 2 p.m. Adults and children of all ages and dogs on leashes welcome. This event is free.

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will be holding a Public Seasonal Flu Immunization Clinic (ages 3 and older) at the Dunbarton Congregational Church on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $30 per immunization. However, if you have insurance through Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts or Anthem; Concord Regional VNA will bill for the immunization (you must have your insurance card with you at the clinic). A complete list of Concord Regional VNA Public Seasonal Flu Clinics is available at crvna.org or call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620.

School early release will be Thursday.

No school Friday for Veterans Day. Town offices will be closed.

Lego build at the library on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. You may have a day off from school, but the library is open. Come down and build. Use your imagination and create anything you want. Leave it on display for all to see. Check out the new Legos.

The transfer station will be open regular hours on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Orders are now being accepted for the annual wreath and poinsettia sale. Visit the church website for more info and to place an order at dunbartonucc.org or call Dean Bacon at 774-4992. Orders are due by Nov. 20.

Next book discussion at the library will be on the novel Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Discussion to be held Nov. 15 at noon. Bring your lunch.

On Dec. 3 at 4 p.m., Dunbarton Congregational Church’s 10th annual Holiday Concert will be held. Featuring local performers, refreshments, some sing-alongs and socializing. Details and online ticket sales to be posted on dunbartonucc.org.




EPSOMVeterans Day event

Elwood O. Wells Post 112 will host a Veterans Day Observance at 1044 Short Falls Road, Epsom, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend! Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch following immediately after. A short speech will be given by Commander Gordon Ellis. Lunch will include hot dogs and refreshments. A corn hole challenge will take place as well as coloring for the little ones and a chance to converse with old and new friends.

The movie matinee on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. will be Paris Can Wait. It stars Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin as a married couple. Diane takes a trip from Cannes to Paris in the company of a young associate of her husband. The trip that should take seven hours turns into a two-day adventure.

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.

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

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

Caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come and savor supportive socialization at the Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield library’s Memory Café. At 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Epsom Public Library, enjoy music, food, and simple activities to evoke memories of Thanksgiving. Through January, the café will continue to meet at the Epsom Public Library on the second Monday of the month at 2 p.m. On Dec. 11, we will celebrate holiday generosity. People can make a Cheerio garland for our feathered friends and/or an orange and cloves pompadour ball. Come and be creative and enjoy refreshments and good cheer!

The 14th annual free Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Nov. 23, upstairs at the Epsom Fire Station. Serving from 12 to 2 p.m. or until food runs out. If you would like to donate (prepare and ready to serve) or help in anyway, please contact Karen Reese at 717-5451. Please leave a message.

Planning and Land Use Board will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Epsom Town Offices Meeting Room 940 off of Suncook Valley Highway.

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

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

No school will be held Friday in honor of Veterans Day.



FRANKLIN ACA open enrollment

ACA (Affordable Care Act) open enrollment ends Dec. 15. Don’t miss out on this program that has helped so many, including those conquering drug addiction, with medical help. Visit coveringnewhampshire.org or HealthCare.gov.

The Franklin Public Library Book Club will be discussing I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. If you have not read the book but would like to get acquainted, please come at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for an interesting discussion.

I Spy Butterfly tickets on sale in advance at franklinoperahouse.org or by calling 934-1901. This delightful eco-story about the ways in which we all grow and change takes place at the Franklin Opera House, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Recommended for family audiences preschool through fourth-grade. Call 934-1901 or visit franklinoperahouse.org to purchase.

Meet at Trestle View Park and join Franklin Savings Bank, the city and Mill City Park on Monday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to hear about achievements and initiatives for many exciting plans for our community. If joining the walking tour, please wear appropriate footwear. In the event of rain, speakers will present at Outdoor New England.

The TRIP Center will host residents of the Veterans Home and members of the V.F.W. this Friday at 10:30 a.m. for a pot roast luncheon and patriotic program in honor of Veteran’s Day. Call 934-4151 to sign up for this event.

Reserve your seat now for the monthly TRIP Center bus to Concord on Nov. 13. Schedule appointments and shopping for the second Monday of each month. The bus leaves TRIP at 9 a.m. Call 934-4151.

Franklin City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

The Drug Task Force will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center.

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

Franklin Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for third-grade through high school basketball teams. Coaches are also needed. The deadline for registering is Nov. 25. Fee $40 (includes mouth guard, referees and team photos). Call 934-2118 or stop by the office at Bessie Rowell Community Center.

The Franklin Opera House Board meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the lower conference room of City Hall. Use the back, Memorial street entrance. All are welcome.

Register now for “Legacy Preservation” presented by Dan Darling of Heartstrings Media at Franklin Savings Bank Community Learning Center, 61 Laconia Road, Tilton. The seminar takes place Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Discover how to create documented memories from your stories, those of your family or organization. Reserve your seat at 934-8343 or email Sarah.Stanley@fsbnh.bank or register online at fsbnh.bank.

CAP Weatherization Program: If you qualify for fuel assistance and meet income guidelines for weatherization and are age 62 or older, have children age 6 or younger or if there is a person with disabilities living in the house, you may be eligible for a weatherization audit. Call 225-3295 for further information.




HENNIKER / WEAREHelp the homeless

The Girl Scouts (who meet at Congregational Church of Henniker Parish Hall every other Friday) are collecting socks and underwear for the homeless. A collection basket is at the Parish Hall if you would like to donate.

Getting ready for the Christmas Fair on Dec. 2. For details contact Fay Davison at hermnfay@tds.net or 938-6474. Right now, she is looking for someone to cashier the lunch window and the cheese counter.

At HCS on Thursday there is no school. It is teacher Common Day Workshop, the Henniker School District Meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in the school library. This will include the Budget Preview. And then Friday, there also is no school as Veterans Day is observed. On Nov. 13, there will be school with a PTA meeting at 7 p.m. in the school library.

At JSRHS, WMS and CWES on Thursday there is no school for the Teacher Common Day Workshop. On Friday there is no school due to Veterans Day.



HILLSBORO / DEERINGWatch ‘Apollo 13’

On Monday, the Holiday Gift Project will be held. This is GHSS’s annual project for the food pantry. Bring your lunch, dessert and beverages will be provided. Meeting at St. Mary’s at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, GHSS will trip to Melamine Cup First, a unique shop in Jaffrey carrying retro/vintage/mid-century 1950s-70s furniture, household items and clothing. Lunch will follow at the Rindge Diner (on your own) before heading to Walmart and Market Basket. Leaving Shaw’s at 10 a.m. The fee is $7.50. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726.

Family Movie Night in honor of Veteran’s Day on Monday will show the film Apollo 13 on the big screen downstairs at Smith Memorial Congregational Church (big white church on Main Street in Hillsboro with the town clock in the steeple). Admission is free, complimentary popcorn and a drink will be served. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m.




Hopkinton Historical Society and 12 additional local organizations present “Making Meaning of the Great War: America’s Generations Interpreting the Past” with Kent McConnell on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall located at 5 E. Main St. The program will look at understanding the moral significance of warfare, and how successive generations of Americans have come to terms with, or raised issues about, the Great War. This program will conclude a year-long series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. For more information, go to OverThereOverHere.com.

N.H. at War with photos by Bob LaPree, an illustrated talk about N.H. soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hopkinton Town Library. This is a free event.

The Contoocook Farmers Market has moved to its winter home at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 330 Main St., in Hopkinton village, and will be open there Saturdays through the end of May. Please note the time change – winter market hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of veggies, meat, jam, maple syrup, breads, other baked goods. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Senior Center information is available at 746-8265 (new phone number). Lunch will be Wednesday at noon. Donation of $4 is suggested. Menu to include pork loin with gravy, salad, squash, mashed potatoes, rolls and pudding.




PEMBROKEBallet dancers to perform ‘Nutcracker’

Turning Pointe Center of Dance will perform The Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Concord City Auditorium. Meet the Nutcracker characters in a fun and festive atmosphere. This event is separate from the matinee and will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. in Audi Lobby. It includes one ticket to the 2 p.m. matinee, one raffle ticket to win Clara’s Tiara, a Meet and Greet with Clara and her friends, tea and treats, a reading of the Nutcracker story as well as an impromptu class with God-Father Drosselmeier and early entrance to the theater. 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.




PITTSFIELDBuy chocolate bars

The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 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 Post Adjutant Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375 or email MerrillVaughanLegion@gmail.com.

The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 will meet on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home on Loudon Road. Any veteran desiring to learn about our post or the American Legion, you are welcomed to attend the meeting. Come in, talk to those who have similar experiences and feel welcomed. Questions can be directed to the Post 75 Adjutant Merrill Vaughan at his home phone, 435-5207 or his cellphone, 340-1375.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club is selling five flavors of candy bars: almond, milk chocolate, caramel, crisp and dark chocolate for $1 each. All money goes back to the local club to help with educational programming, field trips as well as camp and college scholarships. To purchase, see any 4-H member or contact one of the leaders: Melissa Babcock at 496-3928, Mark Riel at 435-6346, Corine Miller at 435-8497, Fern Bond at 365-5301 or Pam Clattenburg at 435-0772.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club will meet on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level.

The Pittsfield Secret Santa program benefits families in need in our community. Donations of new, unwrapped toys or clothing can be dropped off at the Fire Station by Nov. 15. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please contact Kris at the Fire Station at 435-6807 for information. Checks may be made payable to Pittsfield Secret Santa to P.O. Box 392, Pittsfield, N.H., 03263.

The Pittsfield Players present Once Upon A Mattress on Friday and Saturday and Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre. Tickets are $17 and may be purchased by visiting the Players’ website, pittsfieldplayers.com, and clicking on the TicketLeap button or by calling 435-8852 and leave your name, phone number and date of show you would like to see. Please spell your name when leaving a message. The tickets will be waiting for you at the door the night of the show – please remember checks or cash only for payment of tickets when picked up at the box office.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 50 Main St., will host their annual Holly Fair on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will have hand-crafted holiday decorations, a silent auction, baked goods and a yummy cafe for breakfast and lunch! The birch log reindeer, snowmen, lighted trees and stars are very popular and sell out every year. Come enjoy this fun community event. The church will offer door prizes, raffles and something for everyone!

Are you looking for an extracurricular activity for your kindergarten through sixth-grader? Pittsfield Parks and Rec has a basketball program available. Sign ups are Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the community center. If you are unable to make it during this time, please contact Nick Hayes at volunteerhayes@gmail.com or Darrel Wages at dwages@metrocast.com. Kindergarten through second-grade groups are coed and registration is $15. There will be practice/games one to two days a week. Registration can be paid cash or check at sign ups. Groups for third- through sixth-grade registration is by gender and registration $20. There will be games/practices three days a week. Registration can be paid cash or check at sign ups.

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

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 next meeting will be Tuesday at 6 p.m.

New hours at the B.C.E.P. Solid Waste Facility (the recycling center), effective Jan. 1 are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (scales close at 3:45 p.m.) and closed Sunday and Monday.

The Concord Regional VNA’s Hospice Lights of Life Community Remembrance Ceremony will be held in Pittsfield on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.




SALISBURYPlanning board to hold public hearing

The Salisbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing regarding the following changes to the town’s zoning ordinance. Article VIII – signs section. The public hearing will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall, 9 Old Coach Road, Salisbury, during a regular meeting of the planning board. Upon a finding by the board, the board will vote to accept or reject the changes to the town’s zoning ordinance. Anyone needing assistance to attend this meeting should contact the selectmen’s office one week prior to the schedule date, per order of the Salisbury Planning Board. Copies of the proposed changes to the zoning ordinance are available at Academy Hall on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.




WARNERSign up to volunteer

N.H. Open Doors continues today at the Upton-Chandler Home with 15 artists and at The Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds. An opportunity to meet the artists and see their works.

The Warner Volunteer Hub is a place to check on the latest projects and opportunities that you can volunteer for, without having to sign up for hours a month. We encourage people of all ages to join us! Organizations, clubs and community groups are encouraged to submit their projects to the website. Volunteers sign up directly with the organization as they are available or able. Find the Warner Volunteer Hub at warnervolunteerhub.org. On Facebook, search Warner Volunteer Hub and ask to join the group.

MainStreet BookEnd’s Gallery show “Kearsarge Magazine’s Five Featured Artists” will run through December, featuring the works of Garrett Evans, photographer; Rosemary McGuirk, cut paper artist; Susan Parmenter, oils and pastels; Kim Preston, felted paintings and alcohol tilework; and Dan Tavis, pen and ink and watercolors.

On Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., meet Julie Boardman, author of Death in the White Mountains and Dan Allen, author of Don’t Die on the Mountain. From 1849 to the present, 219 hikers, climbers and backcountry skiiers have died in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Although many of these fatalities occurred on Mount Washington, in recent years, more have taken place elsewhere. Most of these deaths didn’t have to happen. Boardman will discuss her book with a PowerPoint presentation about the fatal errors that were made by many of the victims and share some interesting facts from her research. Besides identifying the nine causes of death, she offers advice to help keep your name off the fatalities list. Please join for this free, informative and important presentation for all current and prospective hikers.

On Nov. 12 at 4 p.m., BookEnds BookGroup will discuss Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. This is to prepare for the prequel of this novel, The Rules of Magic. Free and open to all.

Please join us in The Gallery on Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. for our annual Hospice Lights of Life Remembrance Ceremony. Concord Regional VNA and MainStreet BookEnds invite you to participate in this wonderful community event as we remember those most missed at this time of year.

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

On Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., join MainStreet Warner, Inc. in the Main Street Gallery for an evening of string music in the barn! Grain Thief is a five-piece Northern Country Barn Grass band from Boston. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door to the MainStreet Warner, Inc., our community nonprofit foundation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m.

At United Church of Warner on Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will present “Grief Through The Holidays” for adults who are adjusting to life after loss while also facing the stress of the holiday season. Registration is required by calling 224-4093, ext. 2828 or emailing carmella.dow@crvna.org.

Simonds Elementary School fourth-graders will field trip to the N.H. State House on Thursday.

No school will be held on Friday in honor of Veterans Day.

On Nov. 22, no school will be held due to a teacher conference day.




WEBSTERSelect board to meet on Monday

The select board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. Agenda items expected to include: department heads, capital improvement program, Clothespin Bridge replacement options and budget work.