Franklin town crier for March 7, 2021

Published: 3/6/2021 8:27:19 PM
Eat healthy on a budget

■Tax preparation, which was formerly done at the TRIP Center and Franklin Parks & Recreation Department, is now being done remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is still free for individuals/couples with an annual income of less than $56,844. Go to or call 211 to make arrangements to connect with this free service.

■Learn to eat healthier on a budget. “Cooking Matters at Home” is a free online workshop series that is held Tuesdays (March 23 to April 13) on Zoom from 5-6 p.m. Contact Alyssa at for more information. Receive a $10 Hannaford’s gift card each week you attend.

■A Franklin Parks & Recreation Babysitting Course will be offered starting on April 17. Cost is $110 and space is limited, so register soon. Call 934-2118 with any questions.

■The Franklin Visiting Nurse Association is holding a Spring Bulb Fundraiser through April 26. Visit and put in code G5R223 to view the selection and make your purchase. Call the VNA at 934-3454 with any questions.

■Franklin Parks & Recreation Summer Camp will run June 21 to Sept. 3 for kids who have completed grades K-8. Offerings include mountain biking, paddle board lessons, swimming lessons and kayaking at Webster Lake; plus tennis, soccer, Franklin Area Children’s Theatre and more! Register at

■Franklin Parks & Recreation is looking for seasonal workers for its summer programs. Students entering grade 9 in the fall (or older) can enroll in the Counselor in Training Program. The program runs from July 1 through Aug. 30. Details available at

■Donations to a scholarship fund for programs at Parks & Rec are greatly appreciated. You may send checks made out to Franklin Parks & Recreation, noting it is for the scholarship, and mail to 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH 03235. Call 934-2118 with any questions.

■Fitness classes are held at Bessie Rowell Community Center. For zumba classes contact For Fierce Spirit Fitness classes contact

■Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is in need of plastic bags and egg cartons. “Feed the Need!” provides supplemental weekend food bags to children in the Franklin schools. Call the Food Pantry, located at 2 Central St. (across from Benson Auto), if you would like to donate. Contact the pantry at 934-2662 or to arrange for drop off. Monetary donations are always welcome.

■The Franklin Public Library is open for appointments, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Computers are available and curbside service is provided upon request. A virtual story time is presented weekly. Please call 934-2911 for details or to schedule an appointment.

■At this time, Service Link can offer phone appointments to answer questions regarding your Medicare or prescription drug coverage, along with caregiver and long-term care needs. Call 228-6625. New to Medicare Workshops are also available online. Call for dates and times and to set an appointment. The workshops are conducted via Zoom.

■The Recreation Center has several programs for children and youths. Visit the Parks & Rec webpage at for a full listing of what is available or call 934-2118.

■If you would like to receive regular notices of city meetings in your email box, visit, select “Subscribe to E-news” and check the kind of information you would like to receive.



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