Merrimack Valley region town crier for Nov. 24, 2019

Published: 11/26/2019 8:52:54 AM
ANDOVERHoliday pie sale

■The Andover Service Club’s annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., (or until sold out) at the Circle K Convenience Store on Route 11. Price per pie is $12 and proceeds benefit community services and scholarships.

■The Andover Historical Society’s 2020 calendar is available for $10 at the Mane Street Hair Salon, the Service Club Thrift Shop and the public library, as well as at the Morgan Hill Book Store in New London. The theme of this year’s calendar is the impact of the railroad on Andover and New Hampshire in general. To order by mail, send a check for $12 (including postage and handling) payable to the AHS to Pat Cutter, P.O. Box 237, Andover, N.H. 03216. For local pickup, call Pat at 735-5628.

■A volunteer to help taxpayers with income tax preparation through the AARP Tax-Aide program is needed one day a week in Andover, beginning Feb. 1. Individuals are needed who have some basic income tax preparation experience as well as good computer skills, but volunteers will also receive comprehensive training in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and will become certified to prepare tax returns. If interested, call Ron Koron at 526-8018.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BOSCAWENDiscover writing

■N.H.’s own Grammy nominee, Judy Pancoast, will perform “A Holiday Evening” on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. She opens her program singing some of her original Christmas songs and follows with readings from her novel based on her hit song “The House on Christmas Street.” Learn more at judypancoast.com.

■“Newfound Grass” is the featured performer at the High Street Coffee House on Dec. 6 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and again around 9:30. There is an open mic period between shows. The coffee house is in town hall (downstairs of Congregational Church). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free show and refreshments will be sold.

■Discover the writer in you at the Writer’s Workshop on Monday at 6 p.m. Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month and led by a facilitator.

■The library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday) and closed Thanksgiving Day.

■Town Municipal Offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

■Concord VNA will be at Boscawen Green on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 224-4093 for more information and to schedule appointments.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

CANTERBURYChristmas trees for sale by PTO

■Today is the CUCC Annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $6 for kids and $25 for a family of four.

■Canterbury Shaker Village: Special exhibit “The Shakers and this Modern World,” hosted at the Currier Museum, 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, 6:30 and 7 p.m.: and Christmas at Canterbury is open Dec. 7 and 14. See shakers.org for full details.

■Library Holiday Open House is 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.

■The CES PTO will be selling Christmas trees again in the Center from Dec. 1 to 21.

■Quaker Meeting House events: International Holiday Gift Make and Take is Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration appreciated for numbers, donation appreciated for supplies, make a variety of craft items and benefit the Kagamega Aids Orphans Care Center in Kenya. Contact Ruth Heath with inquiries at 724-4343.

■Dec. 8 will be the International Peace Light from noon to 12:45 p.m. Collect a candle lit from an International Peace Light, join others round the world participating, and take the candle home to pray for peace.

■Canterbury Historical Society has holiday gift options. The 2018 history of Canterbury written by Katherine Grover will be discounted for holiday purchases, selling for $25 in the Country Store and 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 loudonfoodpantry.org or call Sue at 724-9731.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

SALISBURYHappy Turkey Day!

■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.

■On Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at town hall on Route 4, there will be the Annual Town 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 Conservation Commission meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

■Town offices closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday.

■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 redcrossblood.org and choose the Salisbury drive. Every donation can save up to three lives!

■Book club meets the fourth Monday of the month at Salisbury Free Library at 7 p.m.

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

■Every Thursday is Cribbage Night at town hall on Route 4. All are welcome and it is always a good time with neighbors.

■At the Salisbury Safety Building, the Fire/Rescue and Explorers meet on Tuesdays 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.

■Happy Thanksgiving all!

JENNIFER HOYT

648-2260

jimjen505@tds.net

WEBSTEREmergency meeting

■The Pillsbury Lake Water Commission will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the town hall conference room.

■Webster Free Public Library will close on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

NANCY PICTHALL-FRENCH

webstertowncrier@gmail.com




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