Suncook Valley town crier for Oct. 24, 2021

Published: 10/23/2021 1:36:11 PM
ALLENSTOWNLights contest

■The Annual Halloween Open House at the Allenstown Police Department will be held on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m., this is a free and fun event.

■The Second Annual Halloween Lighting and Decoration Contest began on Oct.1 to Oct.15 to register your house decorations. From Oct.15 to Oct. 29 to check out all the wonderful decorations and vote on the ones you feel is best. There will be an award ceremony on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Blueberry Express Park (Town Hall) for trophies and gift certificates. For more information call 485-4276 ext.116.

■St. John the Baptist Monthly Market will be held on Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Parish Hall.

■Volunteers for the St. John the Baptist Yard Sale on Nov. 6 will be meeting on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This upcoming event will be an indoor yard sale starting at 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

■The Suncook Senior Center will hold a Harvest Party and music with Mark Stanzler from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a fun event so please sign up with Eileen at 485-4254 and enjoy the fun.

■Suncook Senior Center activities: Bone Builders (9 to 10 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday), Bingo (10:30 to 12:45 p.m. on Monday and Thursday); Cribbage (10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday), Gentle Chair Yoga (1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday), Tops Group (11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday), and Klunk 1(2:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday).



EPSOMKids movie matinee

■The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■The Planning Board meeting will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■Children’s Movie on Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m., we will be showing “Max and Ruby’s Halloween,” at the library. Snacks and drinks provided. Masks are required and seating is limited to 30. Please call to sign up. Check our social media pages or call the day of the movie to check for any last-minute available spaces.

■On Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m., watch “Ghostbusters,” at the library. We’ve all seen it but let’s look at it again. Three former parapsychology professors take a chance of going freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. Their first clients have inadvertently opened the gates of hell – right in their own apartment building. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver star.

■For the first year in a long time, the library will be hosting Halloween events on Oct. 29 and 30 for all ages! All indoor events will be limited to 30 patrons and masks will be required. Sign-up sheets will be available for anything inside starting in October.

■Join us on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of “Hocus Pocus.” The movie will be shown indoors. Please make sure to sign up. Check our social media pages or call us the day before the event to see if we still have available spaces. Costumes are encouraged.

■On Oct. 30 we will have several activities from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. We will be joined by ECCPI at 10 a.m. to give a presentation on the paranormal world. They will be sharing stories, showing captured evidence, and displaying the equipment they use. At 11 a.m. Portsmouth Paranormal Research Society will be presenting “The Psychic and the Scientist.” Learn about paranormal investigating from both the scientific and spiritual viewpoints. We will also have activities for the kids with cookie decorating and Halloween carnival games. More information about the event and times will be available on our website and social media pages in the coming weeks!

■On Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Mahjong is played in the library meeting room. Come observe or learn to play! The group meets every week.

■Story Time is Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy crafts. October themes will include spiders, pumpkins, and Halloween. Masks are required.

■There will be a Flu Clinic at the Epsom Public Library on Oct. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. This clinic, by the Granite VNA, is for people aged three years old and up. Masks are required. Immunizations are offered at no charge with an ID card from Medicare B, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or Anthem. For all others, the immunization is $30 (cash or check). The standard quadrivalent influenza vaccine will be provided.

■The hours for Halloween Trick-or-Treat will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.

■Happy birthday to my son Jackson Riel on Monday, Jeff Preve on Wednesday! Special Anniversary wishes to my husband Tim Riel for celebrating our 37 years of wedding bliss on Wednesday!


PembrokeTrick or treat hours

■Pembroke Trick or Treat hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.



PITTSFIELDFroggy storywalk

■Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

■The Suncook Valley Rotary club is back with the annual Penny Sale fundraiser on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the gym at Pittsfield Middle High School! The Penny Sale consists of three “banks.” Each Bank has at least 100 donated items valued at approximately $10 to $30 each. Tickets are purchased for each bank for $1, giving the purchaser up to over 100 chances per ticket to win a prize. We also have a silent auction for the higher valued items and a 50/50 raffle that night. If you would like to donate any items, please reach out to us! We are also looking for volunteers to help set up Saturday morning or with the event on Saturday evening. please contact Fallon Reed at (731-6862), or Jessica Drouin at (724-9517).

■Our Lady of Lourdes - St. Josephs Women’s Club Annual Christmas Bazaar will be on Nov 6 at the Parish Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join us for lunch, or just to browse our crafts and purchase some wonderful baked goods. Come experience our Cookie Walk.

■Registration is open for the Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Catamount 5K on Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. A children’s run at 9:45 a.m. is free for kids eight and under. The 5K can also be run virtually to allow participants their choice of time and place. Register now at On-line registration is $22 for adults and $15 for children under 12, and ends on Nov. 6. The race-day registration costs are $30 for adults and $20 for children. All proceeds benefit Catamount Womenaid, a nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance to men, women, and children in Barnstead, Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Pittsfield, and Strafford. Contact to volunteer. Stay up-to-date with Catamount Womenaid news on Facebook@catamountwomenaid and @catamount5K.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library’s next StoryWalk features Froggy and his friends as they build a treehouse with help of a surprise helper. Book pages have been mounted in 15 windows throughout the downtown area. Tie up your walking shoes, grab your water bottle and enjoy a stroll through our beautiful little town. Families can grab a map from the mailbox that is attached to the new community bulletin board at Dustin’s Park. As you return to the library on Main Street to read the last page of the book, stop in to pick up your free gift! Please note that there is not a book page at Family Pizza this time as they’ve been closed for vacation. Instead, there are extra pages at Main Street Grill and Bar.

■The Pittsfield High School Alumni Association meeting has been rescheduled to Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. For more information please contact Tobi Chassie at, or Andi Grainger Riel at 435-6346 or

■Attention all small business friends and friends of the Rotary - we’re looking for donations for the annual Rotary Penny Sale. Donate three items (at least) in the value of $10 to $30 (or more if you’d like) for each item. If you don’t have items to donate and would like to give us money we can purchase items on your behalf. If you don’t have a business you can donate as a Friend of Rotary. Items need to be in by Nov. 1, they can be mailed to our PO Box, dropped off at Northway Bank in Pittsfield or we can arrange for pickup. To donate or volunteer please contact Fallon Reed at, 731-6862. Or Jessica Drouin at, 724-9517.

■The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is open and would love to have students Grades 6 and up stop in and participate in the programs. Drop in hours this week are Monday 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. For a full calendar of activities please visit the website For more information or questions, please contact PYW at 435-8272 or

■The Pittsfield Senior Center temporarily moving to the Pittsfield Youth Workshop. You may stop by and visit while we are there. Our phone number will remain the same. We are still working on our permanent location, which currently is here in Pittsfield. As of right now we are not planning on any functions but if we are going to be there for an extended period time this may change. We will send out emails with updates to the current situation. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Carol Schiferle at cshiferle@bm-cap-org or call 435-8482.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society continues to raise funds for a new museum and headquarters. A commemorative garden on the museum grounds is being worked on. A “buy-a-brick” project affords an opportunity for people to buy a brick to honor yourself, loved ones, or whomever you wish to remember. The bricks will be sold for $100 each and may be engraved with three lines of 18 characters each for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick. Visit for a donation form and instructions. For more information, please call 798-3984. You can also contact Larry Berkson at

■Come down to Leavitt’s Cider Mill for some fresh pressed unpasteurized apple cider. Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (603) 435-8750 for more information.

■Tickets are now on sale for the Pittsfield Players’ fall production of Music Theater International’s global celebration show, “All Together Now!” The show will run at The Scenic Theatre on Nov. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through by clicking on the Buy Tickets button below, or you can reserve tickets by calling the theater at (603) 435-8852.

■The little free libraries at the local laundromats have been cleaned up and well stocked. Help yourself to some new reading materials for your kiddos. As always, if you’re cleaning out your book collections, feel free to donate your books there!

■Sawyer’s Holiday Open House 2021 on Nov. 26 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Nov. 27 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Nov. 28 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Call (603) 776-4551 or (603) 496-9086 for more information.

■For your convenience, fishing and hunting licenses may be purchased at the Pittsfield town clerk’s office.

■Happy Birthday wishes to Jan Sargent on Monday.

■A Very Special Happy Birthday wish to my nephew, Jackson Riel on Monday.

■Happy Anniversary wishes to Marissa and Justin Butterfield on Sunday, to my brother and sister-in law Tim and Terry Riel on Wednesday, to Stacey and Kevin Wittenberg, Allison and Jim Buttafuoco on Thursday. Best wishes to all of you!




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