Contoocook town criers for Oct. 3, 2021

Published: 10/4/2021 12:33:46 PM
BOW Raffle for scholarship

■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 Scholarship Auction is the primary source of raising funds for the scholarship program and has been in existence for 50 years, this year it will be held on Nov. 6. There will be a cash raffle in the hopes of raising enough money to fund a few more scholarships. The raffle will have three cash prizes: 1st prize is $1,250; 2nd prize is $500 and 3rd prize is $250. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets are available at the Bow branch of Merrimack County Savings Bank, through any Bow Rotary Club member or via the website Tickets purchased online will not be mailed but rather will be “added to the hat” for the Nov. 6 drawing and will be drawn at the conclusion of the auction. Winners are not required to be present to win and will be notified via email. All proceeds benefit the Bow Rotary Foundation’s Scholarship & Campership Programs. You are also welcome to simply make a donation to the scholarship fund by sending your check to Bow Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 1935, Bow, NH 03304. A receipt acknowledging your donation will be mailed to you with the appropriate tax information.


DUNBARTON Decatur Creek performs

■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 and Oct. 11 for Indigenous People’s Day.

■“A Funny Program about Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of all Time,” will be presented on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Enjoy award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin who’ll host this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, “The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time.” He is the only author to rank the best of the best, including “I Love Lucy,” “All in the Family,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Cheers,” “Seinfeld,” “Frasier,” and “Modern Family.” He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia (including identifying cool theme songs!), discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best, and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation, and content. Contact the library for information.

■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 / WEARE Church celebration

■On Oct. 16 come celebrate 250 years of the Congregational Church of Henniker! Join the cornhole tournament ($10 per team) or plan on family fun and food. The tournament kicks-off at 12:30 p.m. For registration visit, call (603) 428-3747, or email

■ The Weare Library is online and you can follow them on Facebook and for an online calendar, storytimes, chats, and programs. They can also issue you a card so you can download, too.

■ Both town’s farmers markets are still open with food, crafts and live, free music! Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. in Henniker, and Saturdays 11 a.m. to whenever in Weare.


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERING Meet an illustrator

■On Tuesday the Fuller Public Library’s How To’s Day program meets via Zoom with illustrator Chelsea Kirchoff at 6:30 p.m., all ages are welcome! Call or email us your email address, we can also set you up with paper and pencils,

■On Oct. 7 the Fuller Public Library’s book group will meet to discuss “The Orchardist,” by Amanda Coplin at 6:30 p.m.

■On Oct. 8 is “What’s Cooking?” a teen cooking program, we will be making waffles starting at 2:30 p.m. Register in advance due to limited spaces by calling 464-3595, or email


WARNER Black history tour

■Come Oct. 3, at noon for the unveiling of the Warner Community Mural, by artist Jyl Diane of Manchester. The mural can be seen on the wall of Reed’s North (formerly The Local).

■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.

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

■Magdalen College will hold a Fish Fry on Oct. 15. It will be held outdoors to provide for physical distancing, or, in case of rain, will offer a take-out option.

■The New Hampshire Telephone Museum will host a beer tasting featuring “Party Line Porter” at Reed’s North restaurant on Oct. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Our new fun collaboration is with the fine folks at Polyculture Brewing Company and Krystin Watts, a local illustrator, graphic designer and fellow beer enthusiast. If you want a sneak peak, Polyculture will be sharing their newest telephone history-related beer with guests at their Beer Garden in Croyden on Oct. 9., but plan to come to the beer tasting at Reed’s North (not yet open) on Oct. 20! For more information, contact us at or (603) 456-2234.

■The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) has rolling admission! It’s not too late to sign up for classes. We have new programs, classes, and teachers! Join us for excellent training in a fun and loving family environment. Please check out our website at For more information, please email us at

■Young Actors Wanted! The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) is looking for two young female actors for lead roles in our upcoming winter show. Eligible for ages six to 12, but must be able to read and memorize the script. The winter show will be directed by Kevin Tarleton, director of our Theatre Arts program. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for any aspiring young actor. We are happy to schedule an audition either in person or on Zoom, according to the actor’s preference. For more information, please email Angela Tarleton at

■The Warner Economic Development Advisory Committee wants your opinion on childcare needs in Warner. Please take their survey on-line at, or pick-up a copy at MainStreet BookEnds, Pillsbury Free Library, or Town Hall.

■Did you know that the disappearance of milkweed across the U.S. has contributed to the 80% decline of the eastern monarch butterfly population over the last 20 years? Now there’s a way for you to help! The New Hampshire Fish and Game and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension needs you to help collect common milkweed pods and drop them in collection bins from now through Oct. 30. The pods must be dry, grey/brown, and if the center seam pops with gentle pressure, they can be harvested. The seeds from the pods will be sown by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation into conservation corridors, designated areas along highways that are planted with native perennials to benefit pollinators. Learn more at, or The Library can be a drop-off for pods if a volunteer will take them to a collection site.

■The Nature Discovery Center will be open Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and on Fridays and Sundays (noon to 4:30 p.m.), through Oct. 31 when the center closes for the season. Wear a jacket if the weather is cold outside since we have no heat in the building. We look forward to your visit!

■ 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 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Warner Town Hall lawn.

■Pickleball is still happening at Riverside Park on Monday and Thursday (5:30 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday. mornings (may start at 8:30 or 10 a.m.), and Sundays (1 to 3 p.m.). Novices welcome. Contact Sharon at (603) 387-3257 to be added to the TeamReach app for notifications. Nets are set up when there are two or more players coming. Games will not be played if it rains.

■The Warner Historical Society’s Barn Sale is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations can be dropped off during the week.

Elibet Chase


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