Suncook area town criers for April 21, 2019

Published: 4/22/2019 5:06:34 PM
ALLENSTOWNKnights host supper

■Bone Builders is held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great program taught by seniors.

■Bingo is held Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

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

■Pastel Art class is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes cost $7.50 per class or $45 for a six-week class and materials are included.

■The Community Table is held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.

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

■Wildlife Encounters will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The Suncook Senior center is pleased to partner with the Suncook Boys & Girls club to bring this interesting and entertaining presentation. Seven animals will be introduced and explained by expert animal handlers. All are Welcome.

■All Day Bingo will be held Thursday when the doors open at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center so please reserve in advance, which costs $12. This includes four cards and lunch plus continental breakfast. For more information call 485-4254.

■Zumba Gold is held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, classes are $10 per class or $70 for 10 classes.

■St. Theresa Rosebush Meeting will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

■Tai Chi Moving Meditation is held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Knights of Columbus Supper will be held on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a great ham dinner with all the fixings. The supper costs $8 per person or $25 per family.

■Think Spring: St. John the Baptist is planning a yard sale on May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with set up May 3 at 6 p.m. Tables are $15 each. For more information, call 485-3113.



CHICHESTERSchool vacation week

■A very Happy Easter to all and welcome spring weather!

■School Vacation is this week Monday through Friday. Watch for kids out and about on bikes, scooters, etc.

■Regular story times at the library will not be held this week. Kids can still come to the library to pick out a book, DVD or use the public computers.

■The Down Under Book Store will be open when the library is open. Purchase a book for as low as 25 cents, a puzzle or a game.

■On Tuesday, selectmen will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. at the town offices. Selectmen are reviving the Economic Development Committee and are looking for volunteers. Business and local resident input is needed. Please call 798-5350, ext. 202 or email for complete details on how to volunteer.

■The Old Home Day Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall.

■This Wednesday the Crochet/knitting group will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■The Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

■The library will have a special movie time this Thursday! Movie time will be 11 a.m., come watch Ralph Wrecks the Internet! This is open to all.

■The Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop on Route 28 will be holding a half-price winter close out this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■On Friday, the library offers “Color & Coffee” at 3 p.m. This is a nice time to relieve stress by coloring, or simply sit and read a newspaper or magazine.

■The Cemetery Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the town office.

■Parking for the library on Friday and Saturday may be limited as there will be an auction at the property adjacent to the library. Parking is available in the church parking area across the street, up the driveway and to the left.



EPSOMCelebrate Earth Day

■Come see movies at the library during vacation week. Monday will be a Family Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet starts at 2 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Tuesday is a Children’s Movie at 1:30: Paw Patrol, Pups saves Puplantis, rated G. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Wednesday night will be Right sizing or Downsizing 7 p.m. at the library.

■Celebrate Earth Day in Epsom by helping with roadside litter. Be safe, wear gloves, inform police if needles are found. The road agent will pick up your trash bags by Saturday if you text or call him at 545-4302. BCEP will accept any roadside trash from until Saturday. Do it anytime that works for you or your group. Packets of seeds and bags are available at the Epsom Library. This event is sponsored by the town and the conservation commission.

■ECS Community Service asks to please continue submitting the community service slips to Mrs. Palermo for grades five, six, seven and eight. ECS is excited to see the students work toward these goals. The last day to submit community service slips is May 24.

■School vacation from Monday through Friday.

■Story times at the Epsom Library will take place: Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

■Memory Café is on Monday at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the library

■Bone Builders will meet on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the library

■Mahjong continues to be played Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Stop, watch and learn to play this ancient game.

■The Knitters club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the library.

■Toddler time at the library takes place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

■Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., the cribbage boards will be set up for those who play and for those who want to learn to play.

■Library Wednesday Movie Matinee this week is: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot. Tina Fey stars as reporter Kim Baker who, when she decides her life needs something more, decides to shake it all up by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. The movie will start at 1 p.m.

■Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Stranger in the Woods.

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

■The Board of Selectman will meet on Monday from 6 p.m. at the town office.

■There will be a BCEP District Committee meeting on Thursday from 6 p.m. at 115 Laconia Road, Pittsfield.

■The Epsom Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We encourage anyone who has any unwanted prescription medication to bring it to the nearest collection agency, so it can be properly disposed of. Liquids should be in the original container and sealed in a plastic bag; also we do not accept needles of any kind. We appreciate your support and anticipate another successful event.

■BCEP warning: Ammunition has been found in both the garbage and recyclables and has been exploding! Please hand ammunition to staff and/or bring it into the office. This is dangerous and someone could get seriously hurt.

■Saturday go and support the Epsom PTO at the Epsom Circle, 9 Ranch Bingo Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m., games begin at 3:30.

■Spring Clothing Swap will happen on May 18, so mark your calendars! It will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Epsom Bible Church on Black Hall Road. This is free clothing swap to help manage the cost of clothing for our community families. You may bring donated clothes beginning at 8:30 a.m. that day only. Clothes must be clean and in good repair. Please no rips or stains. For more info please call Joanne Randall at 344-8843.

■Flag day is coming up and the Elks Lodge 1210 will be in charge of the ceremony this year. Post 112 and the Boy Scouts will be participants. You can start dropping off your non serviceable flags early. The drop off collection boxes will be located at the following locations: Town Hall, Epsom Library, Post Office.


PEMBROKEBicentennial coming up

■The Pembroke Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Town-Wide Yard Sale on May 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will supply each seller with a brightly colored “Yard Sale Sign” and there will be lots of advertising from now to May 18. There will be a Yard Sale Center where buyers can pick up the free list of all addresses and a corresponding map. There is a fee of $15 for the sellers and no charge to buyers. Sign up forms are around town or call 485-7058 or email for forms or questions.

■Pembroke Academy’s Bicentennial Celebration is on May 11 in the auditorium at Pembroke Academy. Come celebrate with us and take part in the inaugural induction of members into the Athletic Hall of Fame and into the Performing Arts Hall of Fame. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.



PITTSFIELDMulti-Town Yard Sale

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is offering its annual $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior. Students from Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom and Pittsfield are eligible to apply. Our Chamber has been awarding Scholarships for the last 15 years to deserving matriculating area seniors. Our application may be found on We are accepting applications until May 31. Any applications received after that date will not be considered. Applications should be mailed to the GPCC at P.O. Box 234, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263. Please feel free to email questions to We look forward to reviewing your application.

■Stand Up Pittsfield! group has changed their meeting date to be the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Media Center at Pittsfield Middle High School. The next meeting will be on May 14.

■The PYW (Pittsfield Youth Workshop) is holding a Pasta Dinner on Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will include your choice of pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. All for $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The wonderful youth of PYW will serve you (buffet style) and clean up after you!

■National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. Pittsfield Police Department is a permanent year-round prescription drug disposal site.

■The Pittsfield Panthers Class of 2022 is hosting a car show on May 5 at the PMHS Parking Lot. Entry time begins at 8 a.m. and there is a $10 per car donation fee that includes a ticket into door prize raffle. All makes and models are welcome. For more information, contact

■The Historical Society thanks the Pittsfield Trustee of Trust Funds for their second major contribution towards its new headquarters and museum building.

■The Historical Society is extremely pleased to thank John and Rosemary Kost for their major contribution towards its new headquarters and museum building

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce, which includes Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon, Northwood and Pittsfield, is sponsoring our 22nd Annual Multi-Town Yard Sale. The advertised times will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 31, June 1 and 2. Participants choose if they participate one, two or all three days. Those wishing to hold yard sales/barn sales/garage sales at their home or business on this weekend, may register the address of their sale to be included in an online map and printable address list. Individual registration is a modest $7 to help cover advertising costs. Group or multi-family locations pay a $12 registration fee, and have an enhanced listing. As always, the registration fee is waived for non profits. Donations to the Banner project (in Pittsfield) are always welcome for those wishing to add a few dollars to their registration. Again this year, there is a community yard sale location at Dustin Park on June 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must register to set up in Dustin Park. The same $7 registration fee applies. Anyone may register for the Dustin Park location regardless of their hometown. Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m., and all items must be cleared from your designated space by 3 p.m. Restrooms will be available for those registered. Any address in the seven member towns listed above may register their yard sale. Registration forms are available at Epping Well and Pump at 26 Main St. or and mailed to the Chamber at GPCOC, P.O. Box 234, Pittsfield, 03234. Questions can be directed to

■Preschool registration for the 2019-20 school year will be held on May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If your child will be 3 years old by July 31 and you are a Pittsfield resident, your child is eligible to attend the PES preschool program. Please call the main office at 435-8432 to schedule an appointment.

■Read, Meet, Talk will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday at the Pittsfield Senior Center to discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

■Today at 7 a.m. at the First Congregational Church on Easter Sunday, the customary Sunrise Service will be held in the sanctuary with breakfast immediately following (about 8 a.m.) in the vestry. The traditional Easter worship service will commence at 10 a.m. with special music by the Chancel Choir and JuBellation Handbell Choir. Come and worship at either service and join us for breakfast! There is parking as well as a wheelchair accessible entrance at the rear of the church at Chestnut Street. For more information about any of these services, call the church office at 435-7471 and speak with the Rev. Dave Stasiak.

■Update on the Floral Park Cemetery Fence: This is a reminder from Carole Richardson that funds continue to be collected for the last phase of the Floral Park Cemetery Fence. The estimate to complete the fence is $16,000, and there is currently $2,332.67 in the fund. Checks can be made payable to the “Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund” and sent to the Pittsfield Town Hall, 95 Main St. With Memorial Day fast approaching, this would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one. Thank you in advance for your continued support for this wonderful project.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society, in conjunction with New Hampshire Humanities, will host the program: A Walk Back in Time: The Secret of Cellar Holes presented by Adair Mulligan. She will explore the origins of cellar holes and what secrets they may hide. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. This program is free and open to the public. Please join us on May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society, 13 Elm St.

■Save the date, July 13 for Old Home Day. The theme this year is Christmas in July. We are hoping for all organizations to participate in the parade this year!

■The Circle of Home & Family group will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (this is a new meeting time) at the Community Center, lower level.

■The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Main Street Grill.

■Dogs must be licensed by May 1 each year under State Law RSA 466:1. There are three ways to license your dog(s): Come into the town hall and see the town clerk; Online through the town website: purple “dog licensing” icon under “E-Services” or By U.S. mail. (For all cases we need record of the current rabies vaccination.) For questions, contact 435-6773, ext. 15 or email

■The PES Food 4 Kids Program is expanding! All of the food is donated to the program. Students bring home a bag of groceries each Thursday. If your family could benefit from this, please contact Mike Curtin at 435-8432.

■Happy birthday wishes to Jeannette Engelmann on Wednesday; to Tracy Demers on Thursday; to Greg Martin on Saturday and a very special happy birthday wish to my nephew, Nathan Fries, on Friday. I hope you all enjoy your special days.



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