Suncook Valley town crier for the week of Feb. 5, 2023

Published: 02-07-2023 11:31 AM


■The Suncook Senior Center will be holding Brunch on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m., this is a good time for some chit chat and some food.

■Marbled mugs will be made in Arts and Crafts on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■ServiceLink will be held on Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Come in and talk to our local ServiceLink representative. ServiceLink is an Aging and Disability Resource Center to get information and support services within your community.

■The Suncook Senior Center is planning their next trip to the Mac Tougas Brothers Band and Bobby O’Justin’s Irish Celebration at Daversport Yacht Club on March 15, for only $111. Enjoy a traditional Irish lunch with corned beef and cabbage or boneless chicken with homemade stuffing, potatoes, vegetable, and dessert. All are welcome. For more information or reservations, call Nancy Despres at (603) 485-9191.

■The Monthly Market will be held on Feb.11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Feb. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

■The Community Table is held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

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CHICHESTERLibrary programs

■The library will be holding a Valentine Stitch Card Class on Feb. 8. Call the library for your spot in making this special card for someone special. The February monthly book group will be reading When Books went to War. Stop by the library and pick up your book.

■Chichester Youth Association (CYA) T-Ball, baseball and softball registration is now open. Register at

■A Town Budget meeting is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the town hall. Town Moderator, Board of Selectman and budget committee will present the 2023 budget and warrant articles. Copies of the budget and warrant articles are available at town hall. The School District budget meeting will be on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the school. School Board members, advisory budget committee members and SAU 53 will give details on the budget and warrant articles.

■Residents are encouraged to apply for energy assistance. The Community Action Program is the place to start for heating and electricity assistance programs. The contact number is 225-3295.

■The Chichester PTO is gearing up for their Little Caesars Pizza fundraiser. Students have been sent home with flyers. See Chichester Central School PTO Facebook page for more information or, stop by the school for a flyer.


EPSOMLibrary passes 

■The Friends of the Library has purchased passes that residents can borrow to visit some great venues! This is the perfect time to start planning February and April vacations. Plan to go to the Children’s Museum in Dover, that pass is only available from February through April. They also have Strawberry Banke, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and the SEE Science Center tickets. Please contact the library for more information!

■To help celebrate the Friends of the Library, Miss Hannah, and Mrs. Wall from ECS, teamed up for an “I Love My Library” contest. Students created projects to finish the prompt “I Love My Library because...” Projects will be on display in the library during February. We invite you to come in and take a look at some of the outstanding projects! A winner will be announced in our next newsletter.

■Lego Club on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The Library has a large selection of Legos. Snacks and drinks are included. All ages are welcome. Morning Story Time on Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and features books, movement, snacks, and crafts! Themes for this month include winter weather and creativity. Mahjong meets on Tuesday from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Knitters Group will meet at the Library on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Crochet, quilting, and fabric crafters of all sorts are welcome! Children’s Movie on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Paw Patrol: Big Truck Pups. Snacks and drinks are included. Movie Matinee on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.: TICKET TO PARADISE. Bone Builder on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. ThinkerThursday on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.: NASA Paper Models. To celebrate Black History Month, we will pay tribute to Claudia Alexander, leading NASA scientist for the Galileo and Rosetta missions, by making paper models of NASA observatories while we learn about her legacy. Advanced signups are appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. Bedtime Storytime continues on Thursday at 6 p.m. Families are invited to a storytime that will feature bedtime books and relaxing movement activities. Pajamas, blankets, and stuffies are highly encouraged.

■The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room.

■The Planning Board will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room.

■The Friends of the Epsom Public Library will again be hosting the Meet the Candidates forum. This is your opportunity to meet the people who are running for office in the town and ask questions about their qualifications, ideas, and visions. This year, Meet the Candidates will be held at the library meeting room on March 5 at 2 p.m. March 12 will be the snow date.

■The yearbook baby pictures and congratulatory messages due on Monday.

■The D.C. fundraising meeting in ECS Cafe at 6:30 p.m. on Monday for students currently in Grade 7 with parents.

■The PTO meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the ECS library.

■Mark your calendar for Feb. 13 for the 10th Annual Soup, Chili, and Chowder Cook-off in ECS gym from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children (ages 10 and under). Tickets will be sold at the door while supplies last. All proceeds will go to the ECS Student Activities, helping with the cost of field trips, student clothing needs, etc. For more information please contact Stephanie Colvin at 736-9331 or


PembrokeSt. Patricks’s Day outing

■Meet Me In Suncook Committee will meet on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the former Police Department/Fire Department building at 4 Union St., Suncook. The meeting is open to the public and new members are always welcomed.

■Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Danversport Yacht Club on March 15. The outing is sponsored by the Suncook Senior Center. Entertainment by the Mac Tougas Brothers and Bobby O’Justin. Enjoy a corned beef or chicken dinner. All are welcome. Call Nancy at (603) 485-9181 with questions or to make a reservation.

■The Pembroke Town Library Adult Book Discussion is currently reading The Postmistress of Paris. The group is open to the public and don’t worry about buying the book, we have extra copies here. The discussion is on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Ryan O’Hora at or (603) 485-7851. This event is free and open to the public.

■On Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Granite VNA Community Health Educator will be at the Pembroke Library to conduct individual, 15-minute balance screenings. Please register in advance. “A Matter of Balance” fall prevention series will be offered beginning March 10. This event is free and open to the public.

■Movie Matinee, showing Elvis on Feb. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come watch a free movie in the library! Contact Ryan O’Hora at or (603) 485-7851



PITTSFIELDDiaper pantry

■The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 will meet on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

■The Victory Workers 4-H Club will meet on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at PES.

■On Feb. 7 at the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield NH, the Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. The pantry is open for families to receive supplemental diapers once per opening, now once every month. Each family receives diapers/product per child in need, and one package of wipes per family. We generally have newborn through size six diapers, along with pull-ups and overnights. We use the parking lot off Chestnut Street. We appreciate your donations, financial donations, donations of diapers (including open packages) and donations of wipes are always welcomed. Please call (603) 435-7471 with any questions, including donation questions.

■New members are needed for the Old Home Day Committee. We will hold our kickoff meeting on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level. It’s a potluck dinner meeting - bring a dish to share if you’d like and come join us. For more information, contact Andi Riel at 435-6346, text (603) 451-8762 or

■The First Session of the School District Meeting (Deliberative Session) will be held on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center (library).

■Josiah Carpenter Library invites you to A Local Children’s Author Visit on Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join us for a visit from Joanne Randall as she shares stories about making her book series Adventures of Largo. Light refreshments will be served.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library Mead & Read Club will meet on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Over the Moon Farmstead.

■Valentine celebration at the Senior Center on Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Nick Turillo is a singer and songwriter originally from Rhode Island. He started at an early age playing the guitar and writing music. He enjoys folk, soft rock, and country music. Bingo is at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the show starts at noon.

■Pittsfield Youth Baseball/Softball are accepting donations for their June Cash Calendar. Minimum of $25 cash donation or gift certificate. Donations are needed by Feb. 17. Please contact Melissa at (603) 496-3928 or

■Tickets are now on sale for the Pittsfield Players “Kids’ Theater Workshop presenting Grease - School Version. Performances will be at the Scenic Theater on Feb. 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and can be purchased at, or call us at (603) 435-8852 to make a reservation!

■There’s never been a better time to join The Pittsfield Youth Workshop (PYW). We have a fully supervised drop-in center and offer the youth in our community a safe place to go after school to socialize with friends or participate in one of our scheduled activities. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fri Drop-In is from 3 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday is from 1 to 6 p.m. PYW is open to Grades 6 to 12. For more information, contact Laurie Sweeney or Zach Powers at (call) 435-8272, (text) 234-9788 or email at, stop by PYW or message them on Facebook.

■The Senior Center needs volunteers! The areas needed are preparing items for the community meal, setting up for the meals, washing dishes, or helping with crafts. Training is provided, if interested please call 435-8482. The work is easy and gratifying and only takes two hours a week.

■A free community breakfast will be held on Feb. 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Rd. All are welcome.