Suncook Valley town crier for Dec. 1, 2019 

Published: 12/2/2019 11:35:00 AM
ALLENSTOWNPastel Art Class

■The historical society will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park off Route 28 on Lavoie Drive.

■Knights of Columbus will be hosting it’s Christmas Prime Rib dinner Saturday at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St. The pricing for this meal is $10 per person with kids under 12 free. For more information, call 485-3113.

■The Allenstown Economic Development Committee is sponsoring a Townwide Holiday Lighting Contest. Prizes will be awarded. But hurry winners will be announced Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. in front of town hall. For more information on how to enter the contest, call or visit town hall at 485-4276.

■Christmas in the Village will be held Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the village. This is sponsored by the Pembroke Women’s Club. There will be hay rides and pony rides, entertainment in the church with food and crafts down stairs. In many of the stores on Main Street ,there will be crafts, cookie decoration, face painting, balloon animals. Santa will be at the Masonic Hall.

■Stan Jr. will be at the Suncook Senior Center on Monday at 12:30 p.m. to sing some beloved seasonal music. So come on down.

■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.

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

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

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

■TOPS is held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.



EPSOMHoliday social

■Epsom Historical Association is holding a Holiday Social today from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. All are invited. Virginia Drew will be doing a short presentation regarding the Association

■Evergreen Lodge No. 53, Ivy Green Lodge No. 36 and friends are offering digital photos with Santa on Dec. 7 at the Epsom Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafts for the children, cookie decorating, refreshments and a Christmas tree raffle. Suggested donation of $5 for a picture. Plan to join the fun and help local holiday outreach for Epsom children! For more info, call the Benner’s at 736-4707.

■Games at the library: Mahjong on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.; cribbage on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; chess on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., beginners are welcome to all groups.

■Bone Builders meet Tuesday at 9 a.m.

■Knitters club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

■Board of selectmen meet Monday at 6 p.m. at town offices.

■Budget committee will meet Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the town offices.

■School board meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the ECS Cafeteria.

■Library movie for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. is Brian Banks, the inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an all-American high school football star committed to USC. Suddenly he finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime.

■Mini-course information will be sent home Tuesday. Sign-ups will be Friday, which is when all emergency information paperwork and fee schedules will be sent home. Please remember 2020 Mini-Course paperwork and fees are due to Mrs. Graham by Dec. 13. If you need a payment plan or partial scholarship, contact Mrs. Graham as soon as possible. Please continue to send in those Box Tops!

■The fall Scholastic Book Fair “Arctic Adventure – Snow Much to Read!” begins Tuesday. There will be a family event Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All ECS families are welcome.


PEMBROKEVillage Christmas

■Christmas in the Village will feature horses and ponies, face painting, balloon art, crafts, cookie decorating and Santa Claus and all his elves. This an all free family event happening on Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. in downtown Suncook. Come for the entertainment upstairs at the Suncook Methodist Church and the cookies and goodies downstairs. Wendee Click, “Raisin the Roof,” a group from St. John the Baptist Church and the Concord Coachman will be the entertainers at the Methodist Church. We will have the “Back 2 Back” singers, Jocelyn Carlucci and David Blais, singing at Big Ben Pizzeria; Dwight Phettplace will be playing his acoustic guitar at Jacques Pastry; Marie Mehegan and Susan Reidl will be entertaining the kids at the Masonic Hall. The Granite State Cloggers will dancing in the street between the Masonic Hall and the Church.



PITTSFIELDTree lighting and children’s store

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the annual Children’s Store and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration again this year on Dec. 7. Donation boxes for new or gently used items are at the Pittsfield Post Office, Epping Well, Northway Bank, Main Street Variety, Town Hall and Jitters Café. Items donated should be appropriate for kids to purchase as gifts for their parents, family, friends and teachers. Please no clothing. We are always short on items for men, so if you’re out and about shopping, please consider picking up a few items to donate (small tools, flashlights, work gloves, hats, coffee mugs). The Children’s Store is kids only shopping at kid-friendly prices (most items are $1). Free gift wrapping is available. The Children’s Store is held at PES Gym from 9 a.m. to noon.

■The PES PTO is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa at PES Cafeteria on Dec. 7 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Price is $3 or two for $5. Pictures with Santa will be available and youth musicians will be performing for your listening pleasure. The Victory Workers 4-H Club will be having a Cookie Walk at PES from 9 a.m. to noon.

■Kylee Strong Christmas Toy Drive for CHaD: Please help Kylee Strong reach the goal of giving every child in the hospital on Christmas a special treat. We will be collecting toys and other gifts for children ranging from infants to teenagers from now until Dec. 14. If you are interested in giving or helping, text or call Linda Morel at 556-2285 or email Contact her to arrange for pick up of your donation. Toys may be dropped off at the PES PTO Breakfast with Santa on Saturday.

■The Chamber of Commerce sponsored Tree Lighting Celebration will be held on Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Dustin Park on Main Street. There will be free horse and wagon rides, hot cocoa, cookies, candy canes, popcorn, visit and pictures with Santa, face painting, holiday music and caroling, gingerbread house display and raffle (inside PYW), holiday storytime, free raffle for a live Christmas tree, hot soups/chili/chowders available for a small monetary or non-perishable food donation and of course, lighting of the tree at 6 p.m.

■The Chamber is sponsoring a Decorated Wreath Contest at the Tree Lighting on Dec. 7. Everyone is invited to bring a decorated wreath (anyway you’d like) to Dustin Park. The wreaths will be displayed inside PYW and will be judged by the public. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. and will receive a $50 cash prize. Please drop your wreath off by 3:45 p.m. at PYW and pick up your wreath by 6:15 p.m. Any wreaths that are not picked up will be donated to local groups. The contest is open to everyone! Get in the holiday spirit and show off your creativity. For more information, contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or

■The Pittsfield Players present Scrooge the Musical from Dec. 6 to 8 and again on Dec. 13 to 14 at the Scenic Theatre on Depot Street. All shows are at 7:30 p.m., except the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting or you can reserve seats by calling 435-8852.

■The planning for the PHS All Class Reunion in July 2020 has begun! If you would like information on helping, please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or We needs lots of help please!

■The Victory Worker’s 4-H Club will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level.

■The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at town hall.

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

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

■Many congratulations are in order after the Merrimack County 4-H honors evening Nov. 22. Congratulations to the following people for their leadership in the Victory Workers 4-H Club and Merrimack County: Corine Miller for 60 years; Carolyn Davis for 55 years; Carrie Lougee for 35 years; Pamela Clattenburg and Joe Davis for 30 years; Richard Lougee for 25 years; Peter Elliott and Cleon Riel for 20 years; Rose Kimball, Mary Corliss and Wendy Corliss for 10 years and Fern Bond for five years. Thank you all for your service and dedication to a wonderful organization!

■Poinsettias ordered from the Josiah Carpenter Library will be available for pick up Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m.

■Happy birthday wishes to Jen Karwocki on Tuesday and to Cassie Smith and Stacey Wittenberg on Thursday. I hope you all enjoy your special day!



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