Contoocook River town criers for Sept. 26, 2021

Published: 9/27/2021 11:11:45 AM
BOWErgonomic gardening

■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

■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.


DUNBARTONRead to dogs

■Reading to Dogs is scheduled for Sept. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. Read to Mr. T and his handler Nancy, outside and in person on the bandstand. Please sign up for a 15-minute session for kids in Grades 1 to 4. For more information or to register for a session with one of the dogs please contact the library at (603) 774-3546.

■The Town Hall Restoration Committee is sponsoring a Town Hall On the Common Concert on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Decatur Creek will feature Americana and folk songs. The jazz band “Now’s The Time” will also perform. The committee will be there to take interested people on a tour of the second floor of the Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. Donations for the band will be accepted. For more information on the band visit

■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 email

■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.

■No School on NEA Day (Oct. 8).

■The Dunbarton Library Book Group will be reading the “Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. 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.



HENNIKER / WEARELearn to lead

■Henniker is pleased to announce its first Leadership Academy starting Sept. 30 and running for eight weeks. For more information contact Joe Devine at 428-3221 or

■The White Birch Holiday Sale by the KnitWits will be Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at White Birch Center. All proceeds to benefit White Birch Active Living programs.

■The John Stark Chapter of Amnesty International, a human rights NGO, raised over $230 through donations for baked goods and student-made ceramic bowls at the Music on Main Street festival in Henniker on Sept. 18. The money raised will be donated to New Beginnings.

■Farmers’ Markets with fall foods, crafts and free music continue at 11 a.m. on Saturdays in Weare and 4 p.m. on Thursdays in Henniker.



■On Sept. 29 the Walker Lecture Series in Concord presents “Michael Francis” as Galileo, The Starry Messenger. This is a free performance show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The bus will leave Shaw’s at 6:30 p.m. To reserve your seat contact Marie at 724-5272, or Lou Ellen at 464-5138.

■CPR training on Oct. 2 at the Hillsboro Methodist Church at 9 a.m. Register with Bonni at (603) 748-9748 or email by Sept. 25.



■The Hopkinton Historical Society is presenting its eighth Cemetery Walk at the Clement Hill Cemetery on Oct. 16 and 17, at 1 p.m. Visitors will hear from 27 of Hopkinton’s former residents, portrayed by local actors in period costumes, who will share something of their lives and times. Visitors are encouraged to bring a folding chair and to wear comfortable shoes. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members and may be purchased at the event or in advance at the Society during regular business hours. The event will be held rain or shine.

■Hopkinton Historical Society is holding its second Hand Art & Décor Sale on Oct.2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A wide variety of items will be available, including paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, woodworking, pottery, and home décor.

■Hopkinton Art Show Goes “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods” is on display at the Bates Building 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 until Oct. 9. Trees are the inspiration for a dozen artists who are displaying their work in the upcoming exhibit at Two Villages Art Society’s gallery For more information, including artist bios: or phone (413) 210-4372

■We are sad to report that the Hopkinton State Fair informed us that they had a significant amount of vandalism at the fairgrounds over last weekend. Because of this, they have had to close all walk in gates. They want neighbors and those who enjoy walking through the grounds to understand why the fairgrounds made this decision. If you have any information about the vandalism, please contact the Hopkinton Police Department 746-5151.

■The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library needs volunteers for the pop-up book sale on Oct. 2 for 8 to 9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. shifts. All proceeds from the sale go directly to support the library. We are not taking donations of books at this time. If you are interested in volunteering, please email

■Story Time at the Hopkinton Town Library will be held 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.

■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.

■Experience Hopkinton during the 5th Annual Art on the Porch Event! Visitors will be able to shop the work of local artists on the porches of businesses in Contoocook Village, purchase local produce at the Contoocook Farmers Market, and explore the latest show at Two Villages Art Society, “Into the Woods.” Take a short walk or shorter drive from Contoocook Village to the Hopkinton Public Library to take part in an all-ages “make and take” fall-themed project with Currier Museum art teacher Yaz Safarzadeh.

■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 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 Gazebo. Stay up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmers Market Facebook page.

■Wildlife lovers ages six and up are invited to join naturalist Linden Rayton at the Hopkinton Town Library for introductory birding, Oct. 10 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of binoculars and test skills on a bird scavenger hunt. Participants should bring binoculars and a mask. Tickets are $15 per adult and one child, $7 per child, $9 per adult. Register at



WARNERTest well water

■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

■The Pillsbury Free Library will host a Private Well Water Testing Workshop presented by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. Masks are required, the workshop may also be on Zoom. Open to residents in or near Warner. Please register in advance if you want to pick up a free water sampling kit. Register online at or by calling the Pillsbury Free Library at (603) 456-2289, and please indicate if you will want a test kit. You are not required to have your water tested, even if you take a kit home. There is a cost when you send water to be tested.

■On Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. join the Warner Historical Society and the NH Telephone Museum to learn about the origins of telephone service in Warner from the people who worked for the local telephone company, and share your stories. With Rebecca Courser as moderator, Paul Violette and others will share stories of their years working to provide and maintain telephone service in all types of weather and through changing technologies. To register for this online event, visit A $5 donation is suggested.

■On Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. is the Warner Black Heritage Trail Historic Marker Unveiling and Walking Tour, “A Small New Hampshire Town Remembers Its Black History.” Historians Rebecca Courser and Lynn Clark will commemorate and make visible the town’s Black community dating back to the late 1700s. The tour will begin at the Soldier’s Monument near the Warner Town Hall at 2 p.m. A plaque honoring four African Americans who served in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War will be unveiled as part of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire’s statewide historical marker program. The tour will continue along a 1.75 mile walk on Main and School Streets exploring the themes of labor, education, and military service by examining the lives of various families in the 18th and 19th centuries. Register for the walking tour at: For more information, visit

■Volunteers and book donations are needed for the The Pillsbury Free Library’s Book Sale, which will be held on Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact the library staff at (603) 456-2289 or online at Book donations will be accepted in early October. Bring only your finest items since we won’t have the usual crowd of buyers.

■The Pillsbury Free Library Book Group next meets on Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. for “We were Liars” by E. Lockhart. Copies are available at the library.

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

■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.

Elibet Chase


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