Town Crier for July 22, 2018

Published: 7/21/2018 4:40:59 PM
ALLENSTOWN Watch holiday movie

Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten St.

Chair Yoga is held on Tuesday at the Suncook Senior Center and the cost is $5 per class.

Klunk is played on most days: call Kelly at the Suncook Senior Center for the times at 485-4254.

Pastel Drawing Class is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The classes are $45 for a six week session and includes materials. Call Kelly at the Suncook Senior Center for more information at 485-4254.

Cribbage Club is held on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Scrabble Club is played on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Remember that the bus will be leaving at 7 a.m. from 10 School St., for the Loot ‘N’ Lobster trip to Mohegan Sun on Friday. If you have any questions, call Kelly at 485-4254.

St. John the Baptist Church is holding Christmas in July Family Movie Night on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 10 School St. The animated Christmas film called The Star. Bring your own snacks and drinks, popcorn will be provided.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

BARNSTEAD North River Band to play

The North River Band will be playing this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Barnstead Farmers Market! The market is in full bloom, stop by to pick up your favorite goodies!

LORI MAHAR

269-2329

lorimahar@tds.net

BOSCAWEN Visit historical society

“Funky Divas” take the stage on Thursday at the Boscawen Summer Concerts series. The show begins at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Town Municipal Offices at 116 N. Main St. Performing in August are Stolen Thunder on Aug. 2, Stuck in Time Band on Aug. 9 and Take A Little Trip Band on Aug. 16. The shows are free, open to the public and refreshments are available for purchase. The concerts are sponsored by Boscawen Parks and Recreation and Infinite Family Health.

The Boscawen Public Library is buzzing with the Summer Reading Program participants earning prizes for reading and enjoying many activities. Fun with Crafts and making all kinds of things is offered on Tuesday at 2 p.m., led by Sarah Miner. The last Kids Movement and Yoga Class for children four and older will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Writers of all levels are invited to the Writer’s Workshop held at the Boscawen Public Library on July 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Members are eager to hear your stories and share their own.

Add a visit to the Boscawen Historical Society on your list of things to do. The society located at 226 King St., (Route 3) is open on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., until Columbus Day. The museum is full of books, pictures, memorabilia and artifacts on the history of Boscawen and the surrounding towns.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOW ‘Rolling River Rampage’

The Bow Rotary’s annual Summer Concert Series continues tonight with The Freese Brother Band at the Town Gazebo, beginning at 6 and continuing until 8 p.m. All performances will be at the Gazebo on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Upcoming performances are: July 29, Uncle Steve Band; Aug. 5, Mink Hills Band; Aug. 12, Hickory Horned Devils; and Aug. 19, Honey Bees.

The Bow Garden Club will join with the Baker Free Library in hosting an exhibit of creative floral designs at the library on Aug. 3 and 4 titled “Books In Bloom.” Garden club members as well as independent floral arrangers will each pre-select a book from the library’s shelves and create a either a fresh or dried flower arrangement reflecting some facet of the book – it’s title, subject, a character from the book, the cover design, etc. Each floral arrangement will be staged, with the book, on small tables scattered throughout the building for viewing. Each vignette will list the floral arranger and the plant material that was incorporated into their design. The exhibit will open on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. and cookies and lemonade will be available. The exhibit will close at 8 p.m. and reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m., remaining open during the library’s regular Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families with children are encouraged to visit the library on Saturday to view the floral displays and to participate in special children’s activities. This event is open to the public and is free. If you would like to submit a floral design to display at the library, or need additional information, please contact Joyce Kimball at joyceakimball@comcast.net.

Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St. in Bow, is planning a “Rolling River Rampage” Vacation Bible School from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and one day will take participants on a white-water rafting adventure. Call for more information at 224-0884 or visit bowmillsumc.org to register. Their Vacation Bible School theme for this year is “Clean Water” and proceeds will support Marian Medical Mission Water Building Wells.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURY 60th Canterbury Fair

Come one, come all, to the 60th Canterbury Fair this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fine music, Morris dancing, juried crafts and artisans, chicken dinners and barbecue lunches, the famous “What Not” stalls (in the Canterbury Elementary School gym this time), bake stalls, books and multi-media fair, ice cream, children’s activities and the Woodchuck Classic 5K Road Race! Parking will be on New Road, follow signs from Route 132, with limited disabled parking facility. See the fair’s Facebook page at facebook.com/CanterburyFair.

Canterbury Community Farmers Market is open Wednesday, at the side of Elkins Public Library in the Center, usual time from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This week, “Blues and Blueberries,” with bluesy music by Audrey Drake. Credit cards can be used at the Market Information Tent. Rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms).

Elkins Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will host Tuesday Story Hour at 10 a.m., to go on a rock hunt to dig and on Thursday at 10 a.m., Rock Around the World, with face painting by Canterbury’s own Linda Weiser and make your own ice cream sundaes!

Canterbury Historical Society’s special exhibit is now open in the Elkins Memorial Building, showcasing items from the 19th century, presented by the fifth-grade at CES and directed by teachers Mrs. Wieck and Mrs. Gringrich. Open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through July.

Canterbury Fair contacts and needs: To be held July 28 this year. For the What Not Sale taking place in the Canterbury Elementary School gym, contact Lisa Carlson at 783-0335 or Sally Hayslip at 783-4167. Items for the What Not need transferring to the school gym, sorting and pricing. Volunteers are urgently needed for setting up on July 27 at the school, transporting items from the Byre to the school in the week beforehand, to help with children’s stalls (contact Tracy Ennis at 491- 8079) to help with the What Not and also the Book and Multi-Media tables (contact Stephanie Jackson at 783-0495 for book fair). Help is also needed for clearing up on the day and afterwards.

Canterbury Shaker Village’s July events include: On Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m., Trees of Shaker Village; and the Moonrise Garden Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Check out shakers.org for all classes and special events.

Canterbury 4-H regular meetings are over until September, but there are summer activities and a chance to volunteer at the ice cream stall at the Canterbury Fair. Contact Laura Crockford at canterburyrascals4H@gmail.com for more information. Fall meetings start Sept. 4.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTER A capella ensemble

On Monday, the library is sponsoring a very special performance from “The Lighthouse A Capella Voice Ensemble.” It will be at 7 p.m. at the Chichester Grange. This group consists of eight home-schooled young people, under the direction of David Borchers. They will sing some familiar hymns and other favorite songs for your enjoyment. This concert is free and open to all.

The Down Cellar Writer’s will meet Monday at the library at 7 p.m. Local writers and poets are welcome to bring and share their work. Facilitated by Mary Castelli.

On Tuesday, the Old Home Day C0mmittee will meet at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall. The event is less than a month away! Ideas and volunteers are welcome!

Selectmen will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

On Wednesday, the Chichester Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

On Thursday, the library will continue its Summer Reading Program theme “Libraries Rock” by showing an episode of School House Rock! This show taught kids a variety of educational subjects with illustrations and music. The attendees will have free popcorn and after the show, kids can play with a mosaic puzzle. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

The Cemetery Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at town hall. If you have questions about rules and regulations for Chichester cemeteries, the meeting is open to the public.

On Thursday, the Heritage Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. They are looking to expand and will welcome new members.

On Saturday, the Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop on Route 28 in Chichester will hold its annual July sale to raise money for the school back pack project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The CYA Soccer registration deadline was July 15. If you missed it, registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee until Friday.

Plan ahead for July 30, when the Chichester Community Design Team will meet at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society. See the new gazebo in the “Green space.” The meeting is open to the public; looking for ideas on making a Town Center for Chichester.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTON Special animal show

Michelle’s African Menagerie Animal Show will be Tuesday at the library at 2 p.m. This is not a petting zoo, but a very special animal treat.

Kids Drop In Lego Party will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the library. Come on down to free build, or maybe prepare for a challenge! Use the library’s Legos. Your imagination is all that you need.

Join Walking Book Discussions at the library on Wednesday at noon. Walking Discussions are meant to be a fun, social outing, but at the same time people are getting the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. Join in to share what you are reading. Wear your sneakers, bring water, bug spray and sunscreen! Start and end at the library.

Summer Reading to Dogs Sessions will be held on Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. Please call the library to schedule your session. Thank you! Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children’s reading skills. Read aloud to a registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205. You must register to participate! Kids in first- through fourth-grade who register will have a 15-minute session with a dog of their choice. Bring your own book or pick out one of ours to read.

Joyce Ray and Susan Rock interpreted the theme, “Come Back, Come Back,” a celebration of New Hampshire’s Old Home Days, for an art exhibit at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen. Their piece, mixed media watercolor, fiber art and poem, highlights our interactions with refugees who are building new lives in New Hampshire and creating a new sense of belonging. It was inspired by the farmers at Fresh Start Farms. Exhibit runs from Thursday to Sept 2. Visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com for more information.

“Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather” will be presented at the library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Will Broussard of the MWOBS. An infamous place of extremes, 6,288 foot Mount Washington in New Hampshire has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years. Children are welcome to this event!

The DCC Vestry meeting room and kitchen on the lower level of the building can be rented for use with or without the kitchen. This facility is in the center and is handicap accessible. It has its own propane space heating unit. Three large tables and two smaller tables and approximately 38 chairs are available in the well-lit meeting space. The kitchen is equipped with a range with oven, sink and dishwasher, and a refrigerator/freezer. A large counter space provides an excellent food service area. The space can be rented for use with or without the kitchen. For rental information and reservations, email rental-coordinator@dunbartonucc.org.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOMTown band on stage

Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., Mike Faiella, a retired history teacher will be at the Epsom Public Library to present the God-Like Daniel. Daniel Webster was born on a small farm in N.H. in 1782. Faiella will bring the life to the legend.

On Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., children’s movie Peppa Pig: Sunny Vacation will be shown at the library. Snacks and drinks provided.

The movie to be shown at the library Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. is Black Panther, rated PG-13. Join us for the movie, pizza and drinks!

On Friday, the Epsom Town Band will be at Webster Park at 7 p.m. The band will perform a variety of music including Broadway selections, marches, light classical, patriotic, and “pop” tunes under the leadership of Jim Lukeman. The bank is celebrating it’s 127th year! For more information, call Penny Graham at 736-9044.

The movie matinee at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library will be The Leisure Seeker. This film stars Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call the Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to the Ernest Hemingway home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Storytimes at the library are Mondays 10 a.m., Tuesdays 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, 3:30 p.m.

Toddler time takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and simple crafts. July themes include dinosaurs, summer weather, and ocean animals.

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

A Children’s Museum of N.H. program will be presented on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Join us for an exploration of matter from tiny molecules to exploding volcanoes. Learn how rocks can change their state of matter, and watch other items change right before your eyes! Make an incredible shrink paper craft – that will look like real glass – to take home. Sign up at the circulation desk.

Mark your calendar for Epsom Old Home Days: “Up, Up and Away!” to take place Aug. 11 and 12 at Webster Park! Enjoy bean hole beans, vendors, antique and classic cars, fireworks, four-mile road race and a two-mile walk. For more information, contact EpsomOldHomeDay@yahoo.com.

The Citizen of the Year Award letter entry deadline is Saturday. Mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Road, Epsom, N.H. 03234.

Epsom sponsors the American Red Cross Swimming Lessons to all Epsom children ages 5 to 18. Mark your calendar for lessons to begin at the Northwood Town Beach, Monday through July 29. There is a $5 Red Cross registration fee for each child. Contact Alison Parodi at alisonparodi@metrocast.net or Celeste Decker at celesteagregory@msn.com.

A Democrats and Independents Candidate Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10. All Democratic candidates for every office from Epsom/Pittsfield will speak at the

American Legion, 1044 Short Falls Road, in Epsom.

Happy birthday wishes to Lynne Blye on Monday and to Corine Miller (the best mother-in-law) and Kelsea Davis on Thursday! Have a great day!

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

FRANKLINCelebrate cold treat

The Franklin Farmers Market is open at Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., now through Aug. 28. Enjoy local grown produce plus local meat and eggs, homemade bread and sweets, maple syrup and more. Free children activities, healthy recipe samples, SNAP via EBT card as well as credit/debit purchases! You can double your SNAP dollars each week!

Located at 21 Holy Cross Road, the Franklin Historical Society’s Museum will be open Saturdays, through Labor Day Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Labor Day Weekend, it will be open all three days, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the museum. If you are walking the rail trail, stop by as you pass the society’s museum for some cool refreshment. For questions, call Leigh Webb at 934-8222.

“Libraries Rock” the summer reading program at the Franklin Public Library, is Thursday at 9:30 now through Aug. 18. Special presentation this Wednesday at 2 p.m. will be the Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley Show. Stop by the library to pick up a schedule of other special events for children/families throughout the summer.

Tickets on sale now for The Big Bad Musical, the production of the FACT (Franklin Area Children’s Theatre) Camp 1. Performances are on Thursday at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 to $10. Visit franklinoperahouse.org to purchase.

The Franklin High School Class of 2019 will be collecting new or slightly used shoes for those in need as an ongoing project and this year are on a mission to collect shoes for those in need. Drop-off boxes are located at the offices at Franklin High School, the Recreation Department and Paul Smith School. Sneakers, flats, heels, work boots, dress shoes, loafers, and strapped sandals are appreciated. However, winter boots, ski boots, ice skates, roller skates, flip-flops, Crocs, and any shoes with holes or tears cannot be donated.

Planning board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at city hall.

The TRIP Center celebrates National Hot Fudge Sundae Day this Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by this tasty treat. Bring a friend!

There is no concert in the park this week and next, but “Just Because” will entertain at the gazebo at Odell Park on Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy great music with the Winnipesaukee River as a backdrop. Thanks to Daisy Blaisdell representing the Food Pantry for making snacks available for sale.

The VNA offers a free blood pressure clinic on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the TRIP Center.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEARECribbage, concerts

As part of the Summer Reading Series, the New England College Creative Writing MFA program presents award-winning poets and prose writers for the Summer 2018 Reading Series. All events are free and open to the public. Events will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Start times vary for each event. Call 428-2309 for details.

Contact Dorie Shaw at eshaw@tds.net, Jan Youga at jyouga52@gmail.com, or Karol Dermon at Karoldermon@gmail.com, if you might be interested in joining a monthly reading group at Congregational Church of Henniker. Their first meeting will be on Aug. 15 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., discussing The Shaping of a Life by Phyllis Tickle.

Three more Cribbage nights at Weare Public Library this summer. Dates are Aug. 2, 26 and 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10 Paige Memorial Lane. Call 529-2044 or email wearepl@comcast.net for more information.

Two more free Henniker concerts this week! 210 South Michigan Ave. brings Boston blues with a strong taste of the N.H. harmonica sound to Angela Robinson Bandstand at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and then singer/guitarist Tristan Omand will be playing traditional and original music from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the farmers market.

Reminder that Henniker’s 250th birthday celebration will be Aug. 4. Here’s but one of the many ways you can help Henniker celebrate: The Henniker PTA will be running the kid’s games for the 250th Henniker Celebration. They are looking for volunteers and pop-up tents. Sign-up at m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508084ca9a82caafc1-250th/6823957.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGHelp solve themed murder mystery

The Teen Murder Mystery Party “Rad ‘80s Prom Gone Bad” will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Calling all teenagers: Fuller Public Library is hosting this event and need you. Call or stop in to sign up, there are only 15 spots available! With their high school career coming to an end, the students of Mayhem High find themselves battling it out over grades, popularity, affection, class rankings, and what they have been focused on for years … who will be awarded the prom king and queen title? As the night unfolds the royalty will be chosen and one innocent life will be taken. Join with other teens to figure out the clues, will it be you?

On Tuesday, GHSS Annual Ice Cream Supper will take place. After visiting area pawn and consignment shops we’ll stop at N.H.’s famous Johnson’s Dairy Bar. Leaving Shaw’s at 2 p.m. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 or 724-5272 to sign up. Cost is $6.

On Thursday, continuing the Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Fuller Public Library will be making musical instruments at 10 a.m. Please call 464-3595 or stop in to register.

Hillsborough Farmers Market is at Butler Park every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. Stop in and see what we have to offer: Jams and jellies, plants, maple syrup, eggs, cheese, baked goods, meats, and produce along with cards, soap, jewelry and other crafts. Shop where your roots are!

Save the date of Aug. 18 and 19 for the 10th annual (and last) Living History event. Held on four action-packed sites throughout Hillsborough, this event promises a weekend of fun for you and your entire family. Horse and buggy rides, stone arch bridge tours, panning for gold, specialty programming, children’s activities, an artisan’s fair, period musicians, Native American activities, self-guided tours of the President Franklin Pierce Homestead, and more than 250 re-enactors on Historic Jones Road who bring historic wars to life and provide exceptional family entertainment value. Two special guests will attend this year: George Washington and John Adams. Don’t miss this special event. One inexpensive fee for the entire weekend: $15 for adult, $12 for senior, $5 for 6- to 17-year-olds, and 5 and under are free. For a schedule of events and more information, visit LivingHistoryEventNH.com.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKSign up to swim

School House Cafe Barbecue Fundraiser Buffet will be held Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine, for $12.50, at 787 Route 103 E., in Warner. All proceeds will go to the Contoocook Carry Community Fund for fuel assistance, including the Sean Powers Wood Bank and Warner’s CAP program. Call 568-2783 with questions.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, join Hopkinton artist Byron Carr and sketch scenes of beautiful Hopkinton Village. The session will begin with a quick demo by Byron, after which he will provide “over the shoulder” suggestions to participants as they sketch. Pencils and drawing paper provided, or bring your own art supplies. Free and open to the public. This program is part of Hopkinton Historical Society’s summer exhibit, “Summer Residents Come to Hopkinton,” on display until Sept. 1. For more information, go to HopkintonHistory.org.

The Hopkinton Town Band has started free Wednesday Night Concerts at the bandstand in Contoocook. They play at 7 p.m.; bring your own chair or blanket.

Senior Center information is available by calling 746-8265. Senior lunch every Wednesday at noon for a $4 suggested donation.

Hopkinton Recreation Department added an additional swim session to start mid-day on Monday. Register today.

Music Camp runs Aug. 13 to 16 from 8 a.m. to noon; Men’s Pickup Basketball is Sundays, through Aug. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Open Basketball Gym for grades four through 12 is on Saturday mornings through Oct. 27. Register online.

Slusser Center activities for adults 50 years and older include: Zentangle and Mindful Art (bring own projects or borrow some provided) on the first and third Monday of the month, Crocheting Group (lessons available) every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. More information is online at HopkintonRec.com.

Summer veggies are arriving at the Contoocook Farmers Market, every Saturday by the Gazebo in Contoocook Village. Music this week by Tim Kierstead. SNAP/EBT is accepted, a local N.H. fish “CSA” signup still available, and limited retail fish sale as well. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

PEMBROKEParade festivities

Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day will be Aug. 25. If you would like to place a float in the parade, call Jocelyn at 485-3352. To donate a raffle prize, call Jo-Ann at 369-2369. To have a craft table or information table, call Tom at 496-1421. As always, a few more helping hands are always appreciated – call Kris at 491-0660.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

PITTSFIELDCook-off winners

The Pittsfield Old Home Day annual Cook Off theme this year was “Bread of Any Kind.” The theme of the day was “Once Upon A Time, Favorite Fairytales” – remember Hansel and Gretel and the breadcrumbs? We had a 14 fabulous entries! Thank you to everyone that baked and to everyone that voted! Thank you to the Victory Workers 4-H Club for manning the Cook-Off booth. The winners were: First-place – Noah Wittenberg (banana bread); second-place (tie) between Robyn Ladd (chocolate zucchini) and Susan Bleckmann (tuscan sun-dried tomato artisan) and third-place – Tracy Huyck (carrot pineapple coconut walnut). Congratulations to all!

Are you a crafter? Pittsfield Youth Workshop is accepting Craft Fair Registrations for the 37th Annual Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally. For more information, please contact Zach at 435-8272 or info@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org.

The First Annual Cornhole Tournament will be held during the Suncook Valley Rotary Balloon Rally on Aug. 4 at Drake Field! All proceeds to benefit PES PTO. Entry fee is $25 per team or $15 per person if registered before Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, cost is $30 per team or $20 per person. Limited number of spots available, so register today. Email pto@pittsfieldschools.org for a registration form.

Mark your calendars for the Suncook Valley Rotary Club Hot Air Balloon Rally on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. Visit suncookvalleyrotary.org for a full schedule and information.

“Anything That Floats” River Raft Regatta is returning as an event at the Suncook Valley Rotary Club Hot Air Balloon Rally on Aug. 4 at noon at the Drake Field Boat Launch. All participants must be 13 years of age and must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation devices at all times during the race. The vessels must be homemade from items you could find around your house. Registration is required. Please visit suncookvalleyrotary.org to register your vessel.

Bone Builders Exercise Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Pittsfield Senior Center This is a free one hour weight training program that is designed to help increase your muscle strength, bone density and balance. Bone Builders Exercise Program relies upon weight bearing exercise to protect against fractures. Bone Builder’s Class is held on the first floor of the Pittsfield Community Center. Beginners and advanced participants welcome and weights are provided. Please call the Senior Center at 435-8482 for more information.

Registration for the Suncook Valley Soccer Club is now open for the fall season. Visit suncookvalleysoccerclub.com or their Facebook page to sign up. Registration ends Aug. 1.

The Read, Meet, Talk Book Club will meet on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and will discuss KooKooLand by Gloria Norris.

There will be a public hearing on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at town hall to accept comments on the proposed sale of town land (the Washington House lot) to the Pittsfield Historical Society for proposed construction of a new Historical Society Headquarters.

The Frank H. Donovan 5K at the Pittsfield Balloon Rally will be held on Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. Walkers and families welcome. Registration cost is $20 (paper or online) and $10 for children 12 and under. Register online at lightboxreg.com or paper registrations are available in the Suncook Valley Sun or Balloon Rally program. Race day registration cost is $25 (cash only) at the gazebo at Drake Field ($10 for 12 and under). A cash prize of $100 will me awarded to the top overall male and female. For questions, contact Keith and Libby Kun at frank5run@gmail.com or 505-1636.

PMHS girls summer soccer at Drake Field is held on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday through July 230. Any girl that will be entering grades sixth- through 12th-grade in the fall is welcome to attend. Please bring: soccer cleats, shin pads/socks, water. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to email jayme_kennedy@hotmail.com or call/text 455-7198.

The Pittsfield Alumni Association Committee is holding a 50/50 raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive half of the total money collected. Tickets are: $1 each or six for $5. Locations where tickets can be purchased include: Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Town Hall (Clerk’s Office) or you can purchase tickets from Tobi Chassie by calling 435-6701, ext. 4, or emailing tchassie@pittsifieldnhschools.org; Andi Riel at 435-6346 or pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com; Ted Mitchell at 435-6573 or chipper@myfairpoint.net; Carole Richardson at 435-8351; or Nancy Carr at 435-8220. The drawing will be held at the Alumni Association meeting on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at PMHS, Room 126. Your support of the association is greatly appreciated.

PMHS girls summer basketball has started. Girls from grades seven to 12 are welcome to participate! Play this Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. We can add more days and scrimmages if we get enough girls so please pass the word on and encourage everyone to come!

Join us for an Ice Cream Social on Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the F.B. Argue Recreation Area (town pool). Cost is $2 per person. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Cost for raffle tickets is $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. All proceeds to benefit the PMHS Music Program.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at The Houle’s.

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Main Street Grill and Bar. New members are always welcome.

The Josiah Carpenter Library and the Parks and Recreation Committee have gathered up paint and paper for your artistic enjoyment. Messy Art Day will be on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the F.B. Argue Rec Area/Town Pool. Enjoy creating glitter fireworks, chalk art (the public works parking area could get very colorful!), balloon burst painting, paintball smash, and (toy) truck track painting. The rain date is July 29. While you are there, enjoy reading a book on a story walk. Come have fun and get messy!

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

The Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” participants have been busy making drums, guitars, rhythm instruments and noise makers and will perform a concert on July 31 at 5 p.m. at Dustin Park (rain location is PMHS Lecture Hall).

Happy birthday wishes to Kelsea Davis and to my fabulous mother-in-law, Corine Miller on Thursday. I hope you both have a great day!

Happy anniversary wishes to Judy and Ray Webber on Friday!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURYTeddy bear tea party

We are on the home stretch to Old Home Day 2018! Theme this year is “Celebrate Salisbury: Happy 250th Birthday.” Events will be Aug. 10 and 11 at Maplewood Ball Field and Town Green (Route 4). Some events include a pet parade, ice cream cones, karaoke and fireworks all on Friday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Ball Field. On the Town Greens on Saturday at 8 a.m., begin your day early with coffee and baked goods and wander through the vendor booths. The infamous Salisbury Community Church Chicken Barbecue begins at noon. There are lots of surprises this year, with the huge parade at 10 a.m. Watch for more in the coming Sunday columns or check out town website. See you at OHD!

Salisbury Free Library July’s Summer Reading Program events: Monday at 10:30 a.m., Children’s Teddy Bear Tea Party – Picnic with Judy Elliott! Please register. On Thursday at 3 p.m. “Resist the Music”; and July 30 at 10:30 a.m., Sound Scavenger Hunt!

Conservation Commission will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m., upstairs in Academy Hall.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNERCelebrate town’s own Charlie Brown

Gerald Roy, curator of the Celebrating the Artwork of Warner’s Charlie Brown, will give gallery talks on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Upton Chandler House Museum located at 10 W. Main St. This is a great way to learn how to interpret Charlie’s paintings with a different set of eyes! The tour is free although donations are welcome! The museum is air-conditioned. Call 456-2437 if you have questions.

Be on the look-out for our new mannequin. Gertie has been retired and we will have a new personality representing the barn sale on the front lawn! The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale. Regular hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations always welcome.

On Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the MainStreet Warner Stage in the Jim Mitchell Community Park, Stuart Rose & The Temp Agency will perform soft acoustic ballads to horns, strings, drums, bass and guitar. Free to the public, donations appreciated.

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

On Friday from 7 to 8 p.m., history is told through stories about the people and places from the past. You don’t have to attend a lecture or read a history book to hear these stories. Join us as we stroll through downtown Warner where local actors will share a few tales about Warner’s history and the people that lived and worked there. Along the way you’ll be entertained with stories about a telephone operator, a spiritualist, women writers and poets, business men and African-American soldiers. Our walk will end at the Warner Historical Society’s Upton-Chandler House for refreshments and a view of their latest exhibit. New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot St., Warner. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.

The Tory Hill Author Series, four summer evenings with nationally-known authors, presented by the Warner Historical Society, returns this year at Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Events begin at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 each or four for $32.

Thacher Hurd is the special guest on Saturday. Hurd has written and illustrated more than 25 children’s books, among them Art Dog and Mama Don’t Allow, which won the Boston Globe Horn Book award and is on Time Magazine’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time list, as well as Mystery on the Docks and Zoom City, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.

Become a tracker! Learn to identify animals by their tracks Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Nature Discovery Center, 18 Highlawn Road. For ages 10 and up. Cost includes a visit to the Nature Discovery Center following the workshop. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Registration required; call 746-6121.

On Friday from 7 to 8 p.m., an N.H. State Police K-9 Demonstration will be held. The K-9 Unit has been part of the state police since 1963. The teams, comprised of a specially-trained trooper and dog, are geographically assigned to all troops within the state. Are you curious about how these teams communicate with one another? Join us as a N.H. state police officer shares how these relationships are formed, the various training techniques, use and operation of K-9 units throughout the state. This presentation will include live demonstrations working with a dog. Admission by donation. The presentation will take place at New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot St., Warner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Programs begin at 7.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEBSTERPaddle the waters

Webster Free Public Library hosts storytime Monday at 6:30 p.m. Book Club is Thursday at 7:15 p.m. The group will be reading Animal Farm by George Orwell. Copies are available at the library and new faces are always welcome!

Webster Master Plan meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. All citizens are encouraged to participate!

Sunset Kayak Ride on Pillsbury Lake on Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Meet by the big rock in the middle of the lake. Join us later for refreshments at the clubhouse.

SARAH CHALSMA

webstertowncrier@gmail.com




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