Contoocook River town criers for Sept. 12, 2021

Published: 9/15/2021 8:18:34 AM

DUNBARTONMums for sale

■The Dunbarton Garden Club’s mum sale continues through Sept 12. This year you can choose from 2,400 mums, 600 asters and other fall plants for sale at the Pages Country Store lot. Look for their Giant tent and all the gorgeous fall flowers. Don’t miss the special, three mums for $20. There will also be pumpkins and cornstalks for your fall decor. Bring the family and have fun in the pumpkin patch and picking out the just right jack-o-lantern. Come support the Garden Club. They are a 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization benefiting the Dunbarton community. FMI or to join, visit

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading “Braving the Wilderness” by Berne Brown. The book will be discussed Oct. 7, 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom.

■Leslie the Gourmet prepares a bountiful harvest meal from the garden, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Join in as the library hosts the “Organic Gourmet, Leslie Cerier,” organic farm to table, vegetarian chef, teacher and cookbook author in this organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class. To register please call the library, 774-3546 or email

■This month the library’s book club will be reading “When Books Went to War,” by Molly Guptill Manning. “When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops, gathering 20 million hardcover donations.” Book discussion is planned for Sept. 15 at noon around the band stand, weather permitting. Bring your own chair and lunch. If the weather forecast is poor, the meeting will be virtual. Copies of the book are now available for pickup!

■Kids, Reading to Dogs is back at the library. Visit with Mr. T and his handler Nancy on Sept. 16, 3 to 4 p.m. outside and in-person on the bandstand. If the weather is poor, the event is canceled. Call the library to schedule your 15 minute session.

■Fishing Remote New Hampshire Ponds with a Fly Rod and a Float Tube is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Scott Biron’s presentation will cover most aspects an angler needs to have a positive fishing experience. What the angler should expect, equipment and flies needed, and how to fish the ponds. Call or email the library to register.



HENNIKER / WEAREHandmade market

■Henniker Handmade & Homegrown is a makers market featuring local artisans, farmers, and food producers. Live music all day starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 2. Prepared foods, raffle, and kids activities will be there. Celebrate Henniker Community Market’s 10th season.

■LINEC, the Learning Institute of New England College, announces its fall session of six-week peer-led classes that begin Oct. 2. Details about all classes are at, select “Courses.” Registration forms are online or available by emailing Sept. 20 is the deadline.

■Farmer’s markets with live music continue in Henniker on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and in Weare on Saturdays starting at 10 a.m.

■Congrats to Val Dyer, who has been teaching at the Henniker Community School for 35 years, is this year’s longest-serving employee of SAU 24.

■The award-winning Alchemists’ Workshop of Weare and Henniker has released a new community film about a teen who was given a jail sentence last year for his part in a Black Lives Matter protest. It was a jail sentence that was ruled prejudiced and thrown out this summer. Available at


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGPreserving history

■On Monday, the Military History Book Group at Fuller Public Library will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss the book “Normandy ‘44” by James Holland. Masks are required for those unvaccinated.

■On Tuesday at 6 p.m. a live presentation will be held at Smith Church, on “Preserving History in Kenya” hosted by Hillsborough Historical Society. Presenter Marian Baker has been helping women in rural Kenya and other East African countries for about 50 years. She will discuss her involvement in a new program there. For updates, visit:

■On Tuesday Mike Morin’s Radio Turns 100 begins at 6:30 p.m. at Fuller Public Library. Limited seating available, please RSVP by calling 464-3595. Masks are required for those unvaccinated.

■Saturday is the Greater Hillsboro Senior Services trip to the Antrim Home and Harvest Festival. Rain date is Sept. 24. The trip leaves Shaw’s at 10:30 a.m., and returns at 1:30 p.m. To reserve your seat contact Marie at 724-5272 or Lou Ellen at 464-5138.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKAuction for museum

■The Contoocook Railroad Museum Auction is open online and runs until Sept. 24.   All proceeds will benefit restoration of the section house, including cedar shake roofing and electrical work.  For more information, visit

■Join the Cub Scouts!  Children in kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to join Pack 77 .  Contact for more information.

■Wild Ones Farm is fully stocked for your weekend cheese needs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekend. For a special treat we have biscotti and cookies from the Bread Shed. 

■Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Praline Ice Cream, Farm Animals, Beautiful Mums all at Beech Hill Farm, open daily through Oct. 31 from noon to 8 p.m.. Learn about the history of Beech Hill Farm in our 250th Anniversary maze, or find out who stole the weather vane off the top of the big red barn in our Clue-Dunnit? maze! Tickets are $6 per person, kids under 3 are free, stop by the ice cream barn to purchase tickets! 

■Story Time at the Hopkinton Town Library will begin this week and will be on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children three to five and a caregiver. Lap Time is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for children under three and a caregiver. We’ll be outside under a tent!

■Twice a month, the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room will be open from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for families to gather and play. The following days have been scheduled:  Sept.  and 23, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 11 and 18, and Dec. 9 and 16. Toys will be set up and families are invited to drop in and stay for as long as they wish. This is a time when your children can socialize, play, and meet other children in a casual, unstructured environment. 

■The COVID Art Show is at the Hopkinton Town Library.  The show will be up through September featuring the art and fine craft of 24 members of the community in response to Covid.

■Dial A Ride is open for  Rides to medical appointments and any other errands such as shopping, banking and barber or hairdresser appointments.  The office hours at the Slusser center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m  to noon.  Call 603-746-4357 to schedule an appointment  Each driver and senior resident will be asked to wear a mask for the safety of everyone. 

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tooky Gabezo.  Stay up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmers' Market Facebook page.



WARNER4-H group starts season

■The Warner 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the season on Monday Sept. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the United Church of Warner. Come to this free event to learn about Warner 4-H for kids 5-18 years old. Parents, please attend this first meeting. Participants must follow UNH Cooperative Extension protocols for 4-H participation, which may be found at Covid safety and general 4-H rules The event is free.

■Free community yoga practice held at Pumpkin Blossom Farm every Friday, 9 to 10 a.m. led by Jen Jackson, you may find more information and register at or on Facebook at Free Community Yoga.

■The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will offer a Lazy Stitch Beading Workshop on Sept. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn lazy stitch beading on a brain-tanned leather bracelet with Director Andy Bullock. All materials are provided. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, visit

■The Warner Fall Foliage Festival is looking for volunteers for the festival, which will be held Oct. 8 through 10. Volunteer slots are a minimum of two hours, and volunteers are rewarded with a free T-shirt and a big thank you! Students are eligible to earn community service hours. For more information and to sign up, go to You may also find information on Facebook.

■The Pillsbury Free Library is looking for volunteers to help with its book sale during the Warner Fall Foliage Festival. Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the sale. Please contact the library staff at (603) 456-2289 or to sign up. Book donation will begin in early October, but small boxes are needed and may be dropped off at any time.

■The UNH Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers for its statewide nature scavenger hunt to gather nature observations on town-owned lands across New Hampshire duri ng the month of September. All ages are welcome to report sightings of living things including trees, flowers, mushrooms, birds, and mammals. To learn more and get involved, visit

■The Nature Discovery Center is open on Fridays and Sundays (noon to 4 p.m.) and on Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), or by special appointment for a group. There is a small admission fee (cash or check only.) In addition to children’s activities, the Nature Discovery Center has a wide ranging and varied collection of nature exhibits. Come join the fun and win prizes, too! Call (603) 822-2334 for more information

■The Warner Historical Society’s Barn Sale is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, as well as Tuesdays 1 to 4 p.m. in August. Donations can be dropped off during the week at 15 West Main Street.

■Registration is open for the Warner Fall Foliage Festival 5K Road Race, which will take place Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Visit the WFFF Facebook page,, or go to to register.



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