Suncook Valley town crier for Oct. 20, 2019

Published: 10/18/2019 6:21:18 PM
Modified: 10/18/2019 6:21:06 PM
ALLENSTOWNSpecial election

■Special town election will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. We will be voting on Zoning Map for 79E Expansion, Suncook Village Infill Development district Map and Ordinance Amendments to the Allenstown Zoning Ordinance. These changes are being presented in order to foster development at the China Mill site by including that area, in addition to a few other small lots along the Suncook River, in Suncook infill Development District and the 79E Zone.

■St. John the Baptist is planning a yard sale Nov. 9 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. and tables are available for $15 each or two for $25, and must be reserved in advance. Call 485-3113.

■Bone Builders is Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the center.

■Bingo is Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the senior center.

■Community Table will be closed Tuesday due to election.

■Gentle Chair Yoga is held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the senior center.

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

■Cribbage Club is Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the senior center.

■Zumba Gold is held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the senior center.

■TOPS is held Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the senior center.



CHICHESTERFree church supper

■On Monday, Lovers of the Library will meet at 7 p.m. Come see if you could help with book sales, sorting, programs, etc.

■Mahjong group will meet at the library Monday at 2:30 p.m. and are looking for new members.

■Road Advisory Committee will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the town sheds. They are looking for new members.

■Historical society meets Tuesday and museum hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

■Pre-school story time at the library Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

■Knitting Circle meets Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■United Methodist Church sponsors a free community supper Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the parish hall. This week, your choice of chicken or beef pot pie! Plenty of free parking across the street; all are welcome.

■Toddler story play time Thursday at the library at 10:45 a.m.

■Trunk and Treat for Chichester residents is Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park.



EPSOMHaunted Hallways

■Friday is the last time registered voters may change their party affiliation prior to the primary.

■Movie matinee at the library Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. is Red, a combo of action, comedy, crime and thriller with an all-star cast.

■The American Girl Tea Party is set for Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

■Library news: Are you interested in taking a computer class to learn the basics of Word and Excel? If so, contact the library at 736-9920; Lego Club will meet Thursday at 3:30 p.m.; Story times at the library are Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.; Chess club will meet Saturday at 10 a.m.; Bridge is Mondays at 2 p.m., except for this week; Mahjong is Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.; Cribbage is Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Chess is Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Anyone who is interested in attending an evening cribbage group is invited to call the library at 736-9920.

■Board of selectmen will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the town office.

■Planning board will meet Wednesday at 6:30p.m. at the town office.

■Trunk or Treat, hosted by ECS PTO, will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the ECS gym.

■The Human Library event will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. No card required, just an open mind! The Human Library is, in the true sense of the word, a library of people. Readers can borrow human beings serving as open books and have conversations, they would not normally have access to. The library is designed to facilitate   dialogue between individuals from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences – challenging perceptions by putting faces, names and stories to stereotypes. Register by emailing

■The school board meeting date has changed to this Tuesday at ECS.

■Wednesday is the EYAA monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the library.

■Friday is Haunted Hallways at ECS from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit eighth-grade D.C. trip.

■Friday is trunk or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Epsom Central School parking lot.

■Happy birthday to my son Jackson Riel on Friday and to Bill Dearborn on Tuesday.


PEMBROKE Suncook Mills History Walk

■Its time to register for the Suncook Senior Center Christmas trip to Indian Head Resort on Dec. 5 for deluxe luncheon and entertainment by Jose Duddy. Cost is $84 per person, all inclusive. Call Nancy at 485-9181 to sign up. Deadline is Nov. 15.

■Suncook Mills History Walk will be Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Gather at the Gazebo at Memorial Field in Pembroke. Share your stories, satisfy your curiosity, learn about the mills industries and how the rivers and canals played a part while appreciating the mill buildings that remain. No reservations required. Donations appreciated of $5 per person or $10 per family. ontact Ayn Whytemare at 228-1421.



PITTSFIELD Basketball is back

■Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library will be selling poinsettias to benefit the library. Four sizes are available. Order forms are available at the library and on their website. Orders may be dropped off or mailed to 41 Main St., Pittsfield N.H., 03263. Payment must accompany each order and checks should be made to Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library. The deadline for ordering is Nov. 12. Plants may be picked up Dec. 4. These plants are locally grown at the Ledgeview Greenhouses in Loudon.

■OLOL/St. Joseph Women’s Club will hold their annual XMAS Bazaar on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Route 4 in Northwood, next to town hall.

■Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Main Street Grill. If you are interested in joining, please attend.

■The Pittsfield Circle of Home & Family Group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community center. New members welcome! Contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or for more information.

■If you are a nonprofit, have you heard about the Globe Community Fund? Established by the former fourth-generation family owners of Globe Manufacturing Company in Pittsfield, the donor-advised fund is administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The fund’s purpose is to enhance community wellbeing with a focus on the towns of Pittsfield, Barnstead, Epsom, Northwood, Gilmanton, and Chichester. For more information and an application, email the fund at

■Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session Friday at town hall from 7 to 7:30 p.m. to make corrections and register new voters. Please note: This will be the last day for registered voters to change their party affiliation for the presidential primary.

■Planning for the PHS All Class Reunion in July 2020 will begin Monday at 6:30 p.m. at PMHS. Please join the team to help plan a great time for all! If you cannot make the meeting, but would like information, contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or

■Suncook Valley Area Lions Club are selling pumpkins. Pumpkins are $6 for 12-18lbs and $11 for 18-25lbs. Call 435-5052 to pick up your pumpkins.

■Pittsfield rec basketball is back and registrations are open. Visit to register. Registrations close Nov. 9 and players registered after that time will be placed on a wait list.

■Leavitt’s Cider Mill, 49 S. Main St., is open! The hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Thanksgiving.

■Have your children discover both faith and fun at Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sundays at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St., Pittsfield. For more information, call 435-7471.

■The Pittsfield Area Senior Center invites you to a live music performance by Don Smith on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. He sings a wide variety of country music. Prizes will be given to people who dress in country attire. Come, enjoy the free concert and stay for lunch (call 435-8482 to RSVP for lunch).

■Happy birthday wishes to Jan Sargent and to my nephew, Jackson Riel, on Friday. I hope you both enjoy your special day.

■Happy anniversary wishes to Marissa and Justin Butterfield on Thursday.



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