Town Crier columns for Feb. 3, 2019

Published: 2/4/2019 12:14:03 PM
ALLENSTOWNBuy tickets forbasket raffle

■Seniors Eating Well will be a series held on Monday, Feb. 4, 11, and 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a UNH Nutrition connection and free and open to the public. Please call Phyllis to register and for more information at 485-4254.

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

■Bingo is held on Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten Street.

■The Community Table is held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. Stop in for a great meal and good conversation.

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

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

■The Cribbage Club is held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Come and join the fun.

■Zumba Gold is held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The class fee is 10 classes for $70 or $10 per class, the first class is always free. This class is new and a lot of fun.

■Tai Chi moving meditation is held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The classes are $5 per class and are a great way to improve balance flexibility and strength.

■There will be a Theme Basket Raffle this month with a total of 5 baskets. Tickets are sold from Monday to Feb. 14 and the drawing will be during our Valentines Party on Feb. 14, the tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The proceeds will go to benefit Suncook Senior Center Activities.

■Please call Phyllis at 485-4254 at the Suncook Senior Center to sign up for lunch or special activities.



ANDOVERGuard self against scams

■Guarding against scammers and spoofers is the subject of a talk to be given on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at The Andover Community Hub. Tricking people into revealing personal and financial information over the phone is becoming more common and sophisticated, putting more people at financial risk. Speakers Meghan Noone and Debbie Gray, financial coaches at the N.H. Federal Credit Union’s Center for Finance & Education, will teach participants the warning signs of fraud, the latest scams that are out there, and how to protect themselves. All are welcome. For more information, contact

■Never tried yoga but would like to see what it’s like? A drop-in class on Wednesday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at The Andover Community Hub welcomes newcomers who are curious. It’s a gentle yoga class with emphasis on core fitness, flexibility, and stress reduction. A series with the same time and focus will begin on Feb. 27 and continue until March 27 (skipping March 13) for a cost of $36, and a five week series will follow beginning April 3 for a cost of $45. For more information, contact teacher, Maris Wofsy, at



BOSCAWENBe a census taker

■Help is available for seniors needing foot care, blood pressure checks, medication and nutritional information at the Concord VNA Health Clinic on Wednesday, beginning at 9 a.m. at Boscawen Green., 135 N. Main St. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 224-4093. A suggested donation of $10 is requested however services are provided regardless of one’s ability to pay.

■A Public Hearing on the proposed 2019 town budget will be held on Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be presented at the Town Municipal Offices, 116 N. Main St in the fourth floor conference room.

■Two opportunities to enjoy BINGO are happening this month, the first one on Saturday and a second one on Feb. 23. Both games will be held at the Boscawen Town Hall (basement of Congregational Church). Doors open at noon. A delicious meal and an afternoon of entertainment in a warm, comfortable setting awaits you, all for the very reasonable cost of $10. Proceeds from the meal and games help finance Boscawen Old Home Day activities.

■Contradancing will be in full swing on at the Boscawen Town Hall, in the basement of the Congregational Church, on Feb. 16 beginning at 8 p.m. Beginners, singles and families are invited to try this New England social tradition around since colonial days. There will be live music and a caller to guide you through the steps.

■Be a Census Taker for the 2020 Census! A representative from the US Census Bureau will be at the Boscawen Public Library on Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. to answer questions and provide on-line application assistance if needed. More details are on the library’s website at or call them at 753-8576.



BOWStamp Collectorsmeeting to be held

■The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Feb. 19, beginning at 1 p.m. Anyone who is interested in stamp collecting is invited to attend, share their interest, buy, sell and trade. Come meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues, gain new insight and knowledge, and share news articles and stories about stamp collecting. For more information call Dan Day at 228-1154.

■An $800 Bow Garden Club scholarship is now available for a graduating Bow High School senior entering college who is in good academic standing and is planning to further their education within a college curriculum majoring in any of the following fields of interest: Horticulture; Conservation, Environmental Science, Forestry, Plant Science, Geo-Science, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science or Meteorology. Completed applications are due by April 1. They should include an essay stating his/her educational goals and recounting any activities related to these goals; In addition, two letters of recommendation from current high school teachers/counselors and a copy of his/her high school transcript are required. The recipient of this scholarship will be notified at the annual Bow High School Senior Awards Night held prior to graduation. Please send applications to: Ruth Brack, BGC Scholarship Committee, 229 Elm St., Penacook, N.H. 03303. If you have questions or need more information, email or call 753-2470.


CANTERBURYLend a hand atthe food pantry

■Loudon Food Pantry reopened on Jan. 22 and is need of volunteers and folks to sign up for 12 Months of Giving. Contact Sue at 724-9731.


CHICHESTERPoetry workshopfor adult writers

■On Sunday, The Down Cellar Poet’s workshop for adult writers will take place at the library at 1 p.m. It is open to all adult poets in the area. This will be facilitated by Jimmy Pappas, please call 798-3410 for more info.

■On Monday, the Lovers of the Chichester Library will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to help plan for upcoming events in February.

■From Monday to Saturday you can come to the library at any time and make a Valentine for a veteran. All supplies will be provided. Valentines will be delivered to the N.H. Veterans Home in Tilton and the Liberty House in Manchester. Help remember our Veterans, they appreciate your support.

■The Town of Chichester will hold a Public Hearing on Zoning Amendments at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Grange Hall, 54 Main St. These amendments represent the most change to Chichester Zoning rules in a very long time. They will effect property owners and builders-to-be, commercial and residential. Please attend.

■This Tuesday the Town of Chichester, Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the 2019 proposed operating budget together with warrant articles at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

■On Wednesday, learn to crochet and/or knit at 3:30 p.m. at the library. Whether you are a beginner or expert, all are welcome. Open to everyone in the area.

■There will be a class on how to make a beautiful hand sewn valentine at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. You must register to reserve a space, please call 798-5613 to do so. Elizabeth Marston will lead the class.

■The Chichester Grange will meet upstairs in the Grange Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

■On Thursday, The Planning Board will meet at the Fire Dept at 6:30 p.m. You can check at the Town Hall for the agenda.

■The Chichester Youth Association is making plans for summer sports. Sign up forms were distributed at school and a Softball Commissioner is needed. Please check the website or contact the CYA president Clark Thorne at

■If you are looking for a way to be of service to the community, the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club is seeking new members. Please contact Richard Gibson, membership chair, at

■Later in the month, there will be a special event that gives you an opportunity to show off a quilt you have made and tell its story – more info soon.



DUNBARTONCelebrate Chinese new year this week

■Sunday Community Breakfast at the Congregational Church Vestry: The Camper Scholarship Breakfasts have started and will continue every Sunday, weather permitting until the end of February. The hours are from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday mornings in the vestry. Donation $7 plus options. These proceeds help with scholarships so a few young people can attend the camping experience at the Horton Center in Gorham. Drop by for a hearty breakfast. Everyone welcome!

■Chinese New Year Celebration will take place Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the library. Kids of all ages are invited to drop in to create a cool Pig craft, and enjoy a special snack. Celebrate the Year of the Pig.

■On Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., meet the candidates for the 2019 PTO Executive Board. Elections will be held at the March meeting at the elementary school.

■Reading to Dogs next session will be Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. Call the library to reserve your time.

■Join the DCC Book Club when they talk about The Lightless Sky by Gulwali Passerlay. This is the story of a twelve year-old refugee’s extraordinary journey across half the world. The story will be discussed Thursday at 7 p.m. Joyce Ray will host at the Vestry. Everyone is welcome.

■Valentines for Veterans! Send a little love to some very special seniors. The library will have all the materials needed to make a card out on the table and ready to use. Come create a card by Friday. Our librarian will hand deliver tem to the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass on Saturday.

■Elementary School Holiday Parties are scheduled 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 14.

■Copies of We Took To The Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich are now available at the library for the Feb. 20, Book Discussion at noon at the library.

■Knitting for Kids Every Friday afternoon, right after school at the library! Relax, create and make. Bring your own projects, or start one using our materials.



EPSOMSee ‘First Man’at the library

■First off, go Patriots today!

■Join the Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210 Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. for breakfast. Located at 24 Old Mill Road, Epsom. The price for kids is only $4 and adults $9.

First Man is the movie being shown at the library on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong and recreates the years 1961-69 exploring the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation for one of the most dangerous missions in history.

■Story times are Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts.

■Toddler Time takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities, and a craft.

■Thursday is Lego Club, everyone is welcome at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■Like to learn the “king of card games?” Come to the Epsom library Mondays at 2 p.m. for free bridge lessons and play (and snacks!).

■Epsom Fire Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Epsom Library. For any questions call Terry at 848-7371.

■The Town Deliberative Session will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Epsom Central School gym, at 282 Black Hall Road. This session is the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the warrant articles and operating budget that will be on the ballot on March 12th.

■Trustees of Trust Funds will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■There will be a School board meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Deliberative session that starts at 6:30 at the ECS gymnasium.

■ECS basketball games vs. Nottingham will take place at the school Monday. Girls team will play at 5 p.m.; boys play at 3:45 p.m.

■The next EYAA meeting will be held on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Epsom Public Library.

■EYAA baseball registrations have begun for T-ball through Babe Ruth. For questions regarding registrations and costs, contact Natalie Casey at

■Happy birthday wishes to Cindy Merchant on Monday, Sharon French on Tuesday, Judith Richard on Thursday, and Lenya Matott on Friday!! May you all have the best birthday celebrations.


FRANKLINNational Pizza day at the TRIP Center

■The 57th Annual Winter Carnival, presented by the Franklin Outing Club, hosts Cardboard Sled Races on Saturday. The event takes place at 1 p.m., followed by Pond Hockey at 2:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Recreation Area, 266 Flaghole Road, Franklin. For sled race rules and other details, visit Consider becoming a member for as little as $15 per year for individual members or $25 per year per family, with many benefits.

■The TRIP Center hosts the NH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connection Program one Friday per month, beginning Feb. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m., to present a free series of workshops on nutrition and health. Heart Healthy meals for 1 or 2, savory soups, fitness fun and dietary supplements will be discussed. For more information or to sign up, please call the TRIP Center at 934-4151. TRIP Center programs are open to all ages.

■Father (or special father figure), Daughter Dance Feb. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Each child will receive a boutonniere. The cost is $15 per couple and $5 for each additional child. Visit the Parks and Rec office at Bessie Rowell Community Center to purchase tickets or call 934-2118 with questions.

■Companion Book Club for students in grades four through eight are welcome with an adult companion to meet monthly to discuss and celebrate quality children’s literature. Each month students will receive a free book for their personal library. Meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Contact 934-2118 to sign up!

■The 3 Rivers Republican Committee welcomes Marty Karlon, the public information officer for the NH Retirement System, Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Franklin Pizza Chef, 418 N. Main St., Franklin. During the budget season, many decisions are made on the best uses for the tax dollars and the N.H. Retirement System is an important consideration.

■The Franklin City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

■The Franklin Zoning Board meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

■Choose Franklin meets Thursday at 8 a.m. Please note the new meeting place: The Franklin Opera House, inside City Hall. The topic will be “City Budget 101.” What really does the municipal budgeting process encompass? Find out how revenue is generated and decisions are made to spend it. Presented by Judie Milner, city manager. Light refreshments will be served.

■Franklin Area Lions Club meets Monday at 5:30 at The Soda Shoppe. Contact Cheryl Powers at with any questions or call 848-3373.

■Sign up this week to take the TRIP Center van to Concord Feb. 11. The van leaves the center at 9 a.m. Shop, bowl, keep an appointment; lunch on your own. Call 934-4151 with any questions.

■Enjoy National Pizza Day at the TRIP Center on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Make your own pizza and enjoy favorite Italian crooners, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Create a centerpiece and win a prize for the best idea.

■The Baptist Church of Franklin is hosting two Open Mic Night events on Feb. 15 and March 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are welcome. Actual performance signups will be at the door. It is first come, first served when selecting a time slot. Each person or group is allotted 10 mins per time slot, anything from singers, musicians, comedians to poetry. There is an entrance fee of $5. Light refreshments (hot dog, chips and a drink) are available for $3.50. In March, in addition to the above there will be a Silent Auction during Open Mic Night.



HENNIKER / WEARESee a magicianperform at library

■UNH Extension Program’s 4-H meeting in Henniker this month is Feb. 17 at 5 at the Community Center.

■Andrew Pinard – Magician Extraordinaire! will be performing at the Tucker Free Library in Henniker on Feb. 10 from 2 p.m. from 3 p.m. The performance is free and open to all at the Tucker Free Library, 31 Western Avenue, Henniker. For questions call 428-3471 or go to

■The Weare Middle School and Center Woods Upper Elementary held their spelling bees this week. At WMS the winner was eighth grade student Sarah Guillemette,. The runner up was sixth grade student Cameron Carpenter. At Center Woods, Kaitlyn Osborne of the fourth grade, was the winner. Dylan Burke, also in fourth grade, was runner up.

■Brady Woodbury, a seventh grade student, was the champion of Henniker Community School’s National Geography Bee. Seventh grader Brody Jones came in second and Eighth grader Sophia McGinty came in third.



■On Tuesday, Chinese New Year Luncheon Greater Hillsborough Senior Services invites you to join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the Year of the Pig. This annual event is once again being catered by Ming Du. Luncheon is being served at noon at the Deering Town Hall. Call Marie Merrow at 464-3067 to make your reservation. Cost is $7.

■Mondays at 1 p.m., the Knitting Purls meet at Fuller Public Library. Bring a current project, come in with ideas for one you would like to start, or just sit and chat. All are welcome.

■How To’s Day will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Fuller Public Library: How to make a flower petal collage using canvas and scrapbook paper. Our scrapbook paper is limited so please bring your own. Call the library at 464-3595, or stop by to sign up!

■Chair Yoga meeting will be held Tuesdays every week this month at 10 a.m. at Hillsborough United Methodist Church.

■Chair Yoga meeting will be held Thursdays every week this month at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

■For Family Movie Night on Saturday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Memorial Church for a showing of “The Incredibles 2” beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Complimentary popcorn and a drink will be served.



■“Cookies with Cass,” a question-and-answer with the Town Administrator Neal Cass will take place on Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room.

■Concord Regional VNA is holding a Senior Health Clinic at Slusser Senior Center on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Park Avenue Apartments on Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Senior Health Clinic services are provided for a suggested donation of $10, however, services are provided regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Services offered include foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication education, and nutritional education. Call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 for an appointment.

■There will be a meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. The meeting is regarding the permanent location of the Town Clerk-Tax Collector Office and the use of the Bates Building. The public is encouraged to attend.

■The Hopkinton Recreation Department is hiring camp and pond staff for the 2019 season. Job descriptions are online at or call 746-8263.

■Registration for the 2019-20 school year: For children who will be 3 years old and 4 years old on or before Sept. 30 are eligible to attend preschool at the Harold Martin School. Preschool is a tuition-based program and enrollment is filled by lottery. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 are eligible to attend kindergarten at the Harold Martin School. Children who will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 30 are eligible to attend first grade at the Harold Martin School. Call the school office at 746-3473 or pick up a registration packet at Harold Martin School at 271 Main St.

■Senior lunch at the Slusser Center is on Wednesdays at noon at the Slusser Senior Center. Suggested donation $4.

■Farmers Market is Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit

■The Hopkinton Historical Society is hosting a Studio Sale of Boyan Moskov Pottery today from 12 to 3 p.m. One hundred pieces of pottery that have been marked down 75 percent will be available for sale. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase beautiful pottery at unbelievable prices! Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Society at 746-3825 or

■Hopkinton Town Library programs: Stay ‘N’ Play Cafe will be Feb. 21 and March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A time for parents and children to play! Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa provided. Come in out of the cold and have fun at the library! For all ages. This program will take place in the Community Room.

■Enjoy The Listening Walk by Paul Showers, illustrated by Aliki on the path behind the Slusser Center and playground. Walk in boots or wear your snowshoes!

■Persons wishing to submit warrant articles for inclusion in the warrant for the 2019 Hopkinton School District Warrant must submit such warrants to the school board or one of its members no later than Friday at 4 p.m. Persons wishing additional information may contact the Superintendent of School’s Office at 746-5186.



PEMBROKEArea Democratsto meet Feb. 13

■The Pembroke/Chichester Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Pembroke Town Hall to elect town Democratic officers and delegates to the New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention. Local Democratic Committee officers and delegates have a vote at annual state Democratic Party conventions, to approve the party platform. There is no cost to attend the caucus, and it is open to all members of the public. Any registered Democrat, regardless of past political experience can run for an officer or delegate position. For further information, contact Dave Doherty at 485-2788 or

■The Pembroke Historical Society will present Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Pembroke Town Library. Well known author, storyteller and humorist Rebecca Rule will entertain the audience with the history, wisdom and humor of the uniquely New England tradition of town meeting. All are welcome at this free presentation. Snow date is Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.



PITTSFIELDGet tickets forSno-riders raffle

■The TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Rd. Pittsfield. Programs with helpful health tips are offered to assist each member also. We would love to have new members join us. For questions, call Beth at 435-7397.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library Story Hour for babies, preschoolers, families and caregivers meets on Thursday at 10 a.m. and will be having fun exploring winter and transportation. The Adventures Club, kindergarten through third grade, that meets on Tuesday at 3:30 pm, and Creating Adventures, third through sixth grade, that meets Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. will also explore winter, then take on some Lego design challenges.

■Curious about the Suncook Valley Chorale? Open Sings are your chance to check us out. We will hold open sings on Feb. 4 at Concord High School, 170 Warren Street, Concord at 6:30 p.m. We’ll sing through our new program and meet our fellow singers. The Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorus based in Concord. For more information, find us on Facebook or visit

■The first session of the Annual Town Meeting, also known as the deliberative session, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the elementary school gymnasium. The second session of the Annual Town Meeting, voting day, will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12 at the town hall. Information on the warrant articles and budget are available on

■The first session of the Annual School District Meeting, also known as the deliberative session, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the elementary school gymnasium. The second session of the Annual School District Meeting, voting day, will be held from 7 a.m. 7 p.m. March 12 at the town hall. Information on the warrant articles and budget are available on the town website,

■Pittsfield Youth Baseball is getting ready to start the season!!! If you know you want to coach or even think you might have an interest we would like for you to join us for our mandatory coaches meeting on Sunday Feb 10 at 4. The meeting will be at the Pittsfield Community Center. Please bring your Photo ID with you. Any Questions please contact Gary Bedell at

■The Victory Workers 4-H Club monthly meeting has been changed from Monday to be held on Feb. 11 at 6:30 a.m. at the Pittsfield Community Club, lower level. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note the new meeting date.

■The Stand Up Pittsfield group will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center. New members are needed and welcomed.

■The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dominick’s Restaurant. For more information, contact Donna Keeley at

■The Suncook Valley Sno-riders will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station. The Sno-Riders Winter Raffle drawing will be held on Friday. Tickets are $20 each. First prize is $500, second is $300 and third is $200. There will also be ten $100 winners. Only 200 tickets will be sold, please contact Matt St. George for tickets.

■The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tuesday, from 9-11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Please use the Chestnut Street entrance. Monetary and product donations are always welcome. Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

■Happy Birthday wishes to Reny Boyd on Monday and to Euleta Bunnell on Saturday. I hope you both enjoy your special days!!



SALISBURY‘I Love to Read’ month begins

■This week starts “I Love to Read” Month at Salisbury Elementary School. The special month starts off with Community Teams Read Alouds on Monday. Merek Bennett, graphic novelist, will be working with grades three to five children on Wednesday. Stuffed Animal and Stuffy Sleepover will take place on Thursday. All this sprinkled with Mystery Readers and Golden Tickets. Reading and fun, a great combination.

WARNERStorytime withSimonds students

■BookEnds BookGroup meets today at 4 p.m. to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon. All are welcome.

■“StoryTime with Simonds” at MainStreet BookEnds, in partnership with Simonds Elementary School, is held the first Thursday of each month from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in The Gallery! Next Storytime this Thursday.

■Join MainStreet BookEnds for “Today’s Movement Against Nuclear Weapons New Hampshire & Beyond” on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. for a slide show and discussion led by Judy Elliott. With renewed buildup of nuclear weapons and U.S. withdrawal from key treaties, the specter of nuclear war continues to haunt us. Judy Elliott of the N.H. Nuclear Weapons Working Group explains recent developments. She describes how activists in New Hampshire and worldwide are struggling to reduce and ultimately abolish nuclear weapons.

■New series at Schoodacs this year on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Each week will be original music from regional musicians. Find more details on their website or Facebook page. Today, Derek Russell Fimbel will perform.

■On Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., the Warner Men’s Club and the N.H. Humanities will host a program open to the public on “Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook.” This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Bob Cottrell holds an master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a Board member at the Conway Historical Society, and President ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society. He serves as an independent history and museum consultant.

■Warner Historical Society and School House Cafe are recreating the dinner provided to the hundreds of skiers who came by train from Boston on the “Snow Train.” Beginning in 1931 ski clubs from Massachusetts and Dartmouth came to ski on the hills of Warner. By the late 1940s Boston area businesses were enticed to bring their workers to ski, skate, slide, and dance in Warner for their annual employee outings. The John Hancock Life Insurance Company alone brought more than 1,400 employees north during the winter of 1955. Organizations, school and church groups all pitched in to host these large events. Turkey shortcake dinners with biscuits, potatoes, squash, Warner River coffee, and apple pie were served at various locations around town. This same dinner will be served at the Warner Town Hall. After dinner, local historian Rebecca Courser will regale the diners with the history of the “Snow Train,” Warner’s ski slopes, the local businesses who got involved and of the people who pitched in to make the weekends successful, from kids to grandparents. The dinner and talk are Feb. 16, 6 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St. Snow date Feb. 23. Tickets for dinner and talk are $15 and are available online, at the Main Street Office or at the door. Seating limited to 150 so reserve your spot today!

■United Church of Warner will host the first public supper of 2019 on Saturday. The menu will be lasagna, salad, garlic bread and a sweet treat dessert. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go to the Kearsarge Regional Ecumenical Ministries, which meets the emergency needs of people in our area. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, under 5 is free. Please join us for a special evening. Take out is available.

■Simonds Elementrary School February calendar: On Wednesday, family lunch from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; On Wednesday, Simonds Family Assembly at 1:15 p.m.; also on Wednesday, the PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m.



WEBSTERSenior luncheon

■This week starts “I Love to Read” Month at Webster Elementary School. The special month starts off with Community Teams Read Alouds. It continues with the popular Book Fair being opened at different dates and times throughout the week. Friday after school’s Book Fair time will also include Read Alouds. Merek Bennett, Graphic Novelist, will be working with third- through fifth-grade students on Wednesday. Stuffed Animal and Stuffy Sleepover will take place on Thursday. Reading and fun – a great combination!

■The next monthly Senior Luncheon held at the Salisbury Congregational Church is Thursday. Age 60 and up cost $2; under 60 cost $6. Blood pressure check from 11:15 a.m. to noon, with games after lunch. For more info or to register for the first time, contact Sandy Miller at 934-3198 or Paul King at 746-4953.

■The next Webster Free Public Library-sponsored computer class takes place Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting hall next to the library. Bring your laptop if you have one.


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