Franklin town crier for April 11, 2021

Published: 4/12/2021 7:46:45 PM
Tax prep assistance

■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.

■Visit to keep up on what is planned at the Franklin Opera House. COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into the works, but plans are moving forward. Consider taking out a membership to support the arts or renew your membership. The board of directors meets monthly and volunteers are always welcome. Call 934-1901 with questions.

■Franklin Parks & Recreation Summer Camp will run June 21 through 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 through the Parks & Recreation tab at You can create an account and register for programs.

■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

■The Baptist Church of Franklin is planning a Craft Fair on July 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor registration forms can be accessed by calling Hannah at 934-0230 or emailing

■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.

■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.

■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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