Contoocook River Region Town Crier for Sept. 18, 2021

Published: 9/21/2021 3:23:39 PM
BOWRotary auction

■The Bow Rotary Car Show was held on Aug. 21 and was a huge success with 157 cars entered and approximately 400 spectators in attendance! The Annual Rotary Car Show will be moved back to May 14 next year. 

■The Bow Rotary Foundation Auction will be held on Nov. 6 at the Bow Community Building from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s auction theme is “Back In The Saddle Again” and at this point, the auction will be an in-person event. Please plan to attend and help support our community.

■ The next meeting and educational program of the Bow Garden Club will (tentatively) be held on Oct. 18 at the Old Town Hall. This meeting will feature Dr. Chelsea Doughty of the Southern Cross Chiropractic located in Concord who will present, "The Ergonomics of Gardening," informing them of the best ways to lessen the physical impact to gardeners' backs, knees, wrists, arms, and hands as they work in their beloved gardens. Refreshments and social time begin at 6 p.m. followed by Dr. Doughty's talk at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Vaccinations and masks are required for all attendees at this time. Should it be necessary to postpone this meeting due to Covid concerns this will be noted on their website


DUNBARTONFlyfishing lesson

■On Sept. 19  buy pumpkins at the little Market Basket if you're looking.

■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. Presented by Scott Biron (NH Fish and Game-Let's Go Fishing Program) and NH FlyTyer. Scott'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.

■Reading to dogs for kids, visit with Mr. T and his handler Nancy on Sept. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. Meet outside and in person on the band stand. If the weather is poor, the meeting will be canceled. Call the library to schedule your 15 minute session.

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

■The Dunbarton Library Book Group will be reading “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. The discussion is scheduled for Oct. 20 at noon. If the weather holds, the group will meet outside around the band stand for discussion. Please bring a chair and lunch if you want it. If interested in joining, please contact the library.

■National Coffee with a Cop Day will be Oct. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the School Street Café. Contact Sargent Chris Remillard to make your appointment or for more info at



HENNIKER / WEAREMiddle school wins medal 

■The Weare Middle School was voted a gold medal winner for a middle school in the Best of the 603. This inaugural event was presented by the Manchester Radio Group. A reception was held on Sept. 9 at the studios of WZID in Manchester.

■Alchemists' Workshop is continuing its Community Film shoot of Henniker's Tom Brown story. The workshop needs extras for the pivotal Selectmen's Vote in 1822 that sent Tom to study at the only college for the deaf.  Interested? e-mail

■Farmers' Markets continue in Henniker on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. with live music and in Weare on Saturdays starting at 10 a.m., also with live music.

■Libraries in both Henniker and Weare continue to stay open but the rules are in flux.  Check websites for the latest details.



■Greater Hillsboro Senior Services will take a shopping trip to Warner on Sept. 22 with bus pick-ups at Maple Leaf and the Park and Ride lot. Initial pick-up is at 8:45 a.m. Call Riche’ Colcombe at 478-1989 to do your shopping.  Masks are required.

■GHSS sponsored Apple Picking at Gould Hill Farm in Hopkinton will be held on Sept. 24. Lunch at the Contoocook Covered Bridge. Departs Shaw’s at 10am. RSVP Marie at 724-5272 or Lou Ellen at 464-5138.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKCheck out ‘Into the Woods’

■Hopkinton Art Show goes “Into the Woods.”  Trees are the inspiration for a dozen artists who are displaying their work in the upcoming exhibit at Two Villages Art Society’s gallery in Hopkinton. “Into the Woods” is on display at the Bates Building, 846 Main Street, Contoocook, Tuesday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Their work is on view and for sale from Sept. 17 to Oct.  9.  For more information, including artist bios, visit  or phone 413-210-4372. 

■The Contoocook Railroad Museum Auction is open online and runs until Sept. 24.  The auction is made possible by generous donations from local businesses.   All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the section house - including cedar shake roofing and electrical work.  For more information about the auction, visit

■ Wild Ones Farm at 258 Dustin Road in Contoocook is fully stocked for your weekend cheese needs. Open all weekend 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

■Corn Mazes, pumpkin praline ice cream, farm animals, beautiful mums all at Beech Hill Farm. 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! Mazes are open every day from noon to dusk. Stop by the ice cream barn to purchase tickets! Beech Hill Farm is open daily through Oct. 31 from noon til 8 p.m.

■Storytimes at the Hopkinton Town Library will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children 3 to 5 and a caregiver. Lap Time is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for children under 3 and a caregiver. We’ll be outside under 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. 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 following days have been scheduled:  Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 11 and 18, Dec. 9  and 16.

■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, dental, physical therapy, radiation and chemotherapy 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 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.  Need a ride or interested  in becoming a driver?  Call us today to find out more!

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



WARNERFoliage fest canceled

■Warner Fall Foliage Festival is canceled. The festival’s Board of Directors has made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 event due to a range of issues around the COVID pandemic. There were too many unknowns, some limitations that we were recently informed of, and a reluctance to expose our volunteers and attendees to illness. We hope that both vaccinations and mask wearing will increase so that we can have an in-person festival in 2022 with music, rides, parades, races, food, and crowds.

■Warner Historical Society Annual Meeting and Community Conversation will be held Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Come to the Annual Meeting to hear about the past year and the year to come and share your stories about the Fall Foliage Festival.  This will be an online event.  Register for the zoom link: 

■The Nature Discovery Center will be open this weekend Friday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have many topics to interest children and adults including fluorescent minerals (our most popular exhibit), mounted birds, mammals, and insects. What "invasive" plants do we find in NH? What are plant galls? We have photos of 5 NH plants each with three leaves; which one(s) is poison ivy? Children will receive a nature activity sheet to complete and win a nature prize (even if you get the answer wrong)! See many real fossils and a real dinosaur track! We have many things to see, do, and hear!!! Hope you can visit!  We're across from the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. 

■ Free community yoga practice held at Pumpkin Blossom Farm every Friday, 9 to 10 a.m. Additional classes for a fee are available, as well. Classes are led by Jen Jackson. For more information and to register, visit or on Facebook at Free Community Yoga.

■Find great products and produce at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Warner Town Hall lawn.

■There will be a memorial service for Bud Thompson at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Saturday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m.

■ The NH Telephone Museum’s 2021 Special Exhibit “All…Aboard!” will end Oct. 31. There will be a reception on Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (time change) at the Upton Chandler House, 15 West Main Street.

■The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will hold its Harvest Moon Festival and Naturefest on Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Activities include native foods for sale, craft demonstrations, and tomahawk throwing. There will be a raptor program with NH Audubon from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., a guided Medicine Woods walk, and mums and pumpkins for sale, if available. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for children, $5 for members, or $30 for family and includes all activities and entrance to both Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and the Nature Discovery Center. For more information, visit

■A Community Conversation, Telephone Service in Warner, will be held Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Join the Warner Historical Society and the NH Telephone Museum to learn about the phone company and share your stories.  This is an online event: check the Telephone Museum to register.  A $5 donation is suggested and will benefit both organizations, 

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

Elibet Chase


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