Merrimack Valley region town crier for Nov. 17, 2019

Published: 11/20/2019 2:59:12 PM
BOSCAWENHoliday baskets

■Donations to fill Thanksgiving Baskets are most appreciated to defray the cost and/or fill a basket for $60. Checks can be made out to Boscawen Congregational Church and either mailed to them at 12 High St., or dropped off at the food pantry on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. or Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

■The book discussion group has chosen the novel The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje to review at their meeting Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The book tells of an 11-year-old boy on a spectacular sea voyage and how it turned into a lifelong journey. Extra copies of both novels are available at the library for patrons, whether or not you participate in the discussion.

■The Boscawen Public Library will be open Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Thanksgiving Day.



CANTERBURYShaker concert

■Canterbury Shaker Village’s second organ concert in the chapel will be Nov. 24 with RP Hale performing. Special exhibit “The Shakers and this Modern World,” hosted at the Currier Museum in Manchester through Feb. 16. Looking ahead to December, Christmas with the Canterbury Shakers Tours will run on Dec. 6, 8, 13 and 15 at 6 p.m., 6:30 and 7 p.m.; and Christmas at Canterbury is open Dec. 7 and 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. See for full details.

■Elkins Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday at 7 p.m., reading Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. Looking ahead to Holiday Open House on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Make ornaments, listen to music from Jacqueline Laufman and sample German goodies made by Friends of Elkins Public Library.

■CES Student Council’s Senior Citizen’s Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held Thursday at noon. Invitations are being sent out, but if a local senior wants to attend, they should contact the school at 783-9844. The CES PTO will be selling Christmas trees again in the Center from Dec. 1 to 21.

■CUCC Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is Nov. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $6 for kids and $25 for a family of four. Donations welcome; contact Polly Camire at

■For holiday gifts, the 2018 History of Canterbury written by Katherine Grover will be discounted for holiday purchases, selling for $25 in the Country Store and Elkins Library.

■Loudon Food Pantry, providing for Canterbury residents among other towns, is located in the Huckleberry Business Park, 30 Chichester Road in Loudon. Winter fundraiser raffle is running; tickets $1 each, three for $2 or seven for $5, available at the pantry or online. Pantry closed for distributions during Thanksgiving week. See or call Sue at 724-9731.


SALISBURYAnnual craft fair

■The new town administrator announced new hours for the town offices effective Nov. 4. The selectmen, planning and zoning office hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday evening office hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. They are closed Mondays. The town clerk hours are as follows: Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the first and third Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.

■Budget committee meets at Academy Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday.

■Board of selectmen meet upstairs at Academy Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

■On Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall on Route 4, there will be the Annual Town’s Craft Fair sponsored by the Friends of the Salisbury Free Library. There will be all sorts of things to see and buy and do. There are still a few T-shirts, tote bags and glass medallions commemorating last year’s 250th celebration of the town’s incorporation. They will be available for purchase just in case you missed out on those last year.

■The SES students are collecting items for the raffle baskets that are raffled off at the Salisbury Library Annual Craft Fair which is Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kindergarten is collecting things to make a movie night basket, which may include things like popcorn, movies, candy, blankets, gift cards etc. First grade is collecting things for an Arts and Crafts basket which may include paper, scissors, glue, glitter, clay, yarn, Legos, markers and so on. Second grade is doing a family game night basket ideas for that are board and card games, popcorn, snacks, drinks, blankets, pillows, gift cards etc. Third and Fourth grades are collecting items for a gift wrapping basket which may include items such as paper, scissors, tape, gift wrap, bows, gift bags, ribbon, tissue paper and so on. Fifth-grade is collecting items for a pet basket this may include items such as cat and dog treats, cat and dog toys, leashes, bones, gift cards etc. All your donations and contributions go to the Salisbury Elementary School. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets or if you have any questions you may call the school at 648-2206 and ask for Linda Kimball.

■Countryside Builders LLC of Salisbury is sponsoring a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Dec. 3 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall on Route 4. Please sign up ahead of time at and choose the Salisbury drive. Every donation can save up to three lives!

■Story time is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday mornings. Come enjoy books, songs, and crafts with your little ones.

■These passes now available at the library thanks to the friends of the library: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum pass admits a group of up to four people or a family of adults and their children any day except special events. The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens pass is for a single day and admits two adults and accompanying children under the age of 18 to The Fells Main House and grounds. It is not valid for programs or events which include a fee. N.H. State Parks pass grants admission for two adults and four children to any day-use park at no additional charge. Not valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park – South Beach, Wallis Sands State Park, or metered parking. The pass may not be used for camping fees. Museum of Fine Arts Boston passes is good for two people and entitles visitor to $10 admission.

■Every Thursday is Cribbage Night at town hall. All are welcome for a good time with neighbors.

■At the Salisbury Safety Building, the Fire/Rescue and Explorers meet Tuesday and Thursday nights. The Fire Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of the month.

■The transfer station is only open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember to recycle all your glass, no matter the color. It saves not only the environment but it saves us all money. Paper and cardboard and metals are also recyclable.



WEBSTERDiscuss solar

■Change of date: The Annual Harvest Supper and Penny Sale, sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Webster, will be held in the Webster Town Hall, 945 Battle St., on Saturday, Nov. 23. Penny sale raffle tickets go on sale at 3 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. with the drawing beginning at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are one sheet for $2 and three sheets for $5. The Harvest Supper will feature roast pork, potatoes, vegetables, assorted salads, rolls, beverages, and apple crisp. The dinner goes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adult meals are $10, children 6 to 12 years are $5, and children under five are free.

■The Webster Holiday Fair, sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Webster, will be held Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in town hall off Route 127. Lots of lovely items for the holiday season.

■The Webster Free Public Library will have a trustee meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

■Ladybug Voting is taking place at the library through Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. Children from preschool through grade 3 can vote for their favorite ladybug picture book. Books are listed on the library webpage and are on display at the library. Be sure to ask for your “I Voted” sticker after you cast your ballot.

■The select board will hold a public hearing to discuss the payment in lieu of taxes agreement between the town of Webster and Hopkinton Solar, LLC, on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at 945 Battle St.


Concord Monitor Office

1 Monitor Drive
Concord,NH 03301


© 2019 Concord Monitor
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy