Contoocook River Region town criers for Oct. 10, 2021

Published: 10/11/2021 10:39:48 AM
BOWAuction to be online

■The Bow Rotary Club was looking forward to hosting its annual Foundation Auction again this fall. Unfortunately, our usual live and silent auctions that were scheduled for Nov. 6 at the Bow Community Building, have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. However, this year, our auction is going online as a silent auction with all of the same great items our donors generously donate to this cause. The auction will run from Nov. 3 to the evening of Nov. 6 (exact start and end times are to be determined). Any potential bidder will be able to view items online and will have item viewing hours at the Old Town Hall Friday and Saturday. An online auction link is coming soon. For more information, logo on to or contact Bob Couch at

■The educational program that was intended for the Bow Garden Club’s next membership meeting on Oct. 18 has been changed due to COVID-19 concerns. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with social time and refreshments and will be followed by a short film by New Hampshire native, Peter E. Randall, entitled “Celia Thaxter’s Island Garden.” Celia was a 19th century Isles of Shoals poet and author who wrote tirelessly about her beloved gardens and had close friendships with artists such as Childe Hassam, who illustrated her last book “An Island Garden,” which was published in 1894 just prior to her death. Based on her book, these unique gardens were recreated on Appledore Island and attract hundreds of visitors annually. A brief membership meeting will be held for garden club members, however the program is open to all. For additional information, please contact Club President Keryn Anderson at or 603-731-6425.


DUNBARTONSitcom presentation

■No School on Monday 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 more information.

■Chair Yoga will be held outside the library on Oct. 21at 11 a.m. If the weather is poor the program will be via Zoom. For any questions contact the library.

■Dunbarton’s National Drug Prescription Takeback Day will be Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Dunbarton Police Department. Residents can turn in their unused, unwanted, or expired medications, no questions asked. The police cannot accept needles or liquids. For more information contact Sergeant Chris Remillard at or (603) 774-5500.

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading “The Heart of a Woman,” by Maya Angelo. The book will be discussed Nov. 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

■Stop by the library to view “The Art Wall Exhibit: Landscapes by Bob Jamback”. Local artist Bob Jamback is back with a sampling of his work from the last two years. You may recognize Bela Brook, off Grapevine Road. Also included are some of his favorite paintings of the Maine coast. The paintings are oil on canvas and acrylic on panels. We hope that you will enjoy Bob’s beautiful paintings.



HENNIKER / WEAREBrewing Fest is back

■Henniker Brewing is doing their Fall Fest Oct. 9, 10, 16 and 17. No tickets needed! They’ll have food trucks, soft pretzels from The Salted Knot, stein hoisting and live music during normal business hours. Lederhosen encouraged.

■John Stark now has a Free Little Library courtesy of Nathan Marquis (‘21) who built and donated the little library to the school as part of his Capstone Project last year. Take a book or leave one!

■The October Superintendent Zoom Office Hours will be 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21. These Zoom office hours will be held on the third Thursday of each month at alternating times of noon or 6 p.m. Please join SAU 24 Superintendent Jacqueline Coe at, Meeting ID: 821 4229 1994, Passcode: 225191, or join by phone at (US) +1 240-623-0475‬, PIN: ‪538 949 965‬#.

■Weare’s Hand In Hand Ministries might be the only thrift shop in the world that offers free lunch to seniors every Wednesday.


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGTake trip on a train

■The Exercise Group meets at the Smith Memorial Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The exercises used are from Tufts University. For any questions, call or text Ellie Harbour (603) 860-6418, or email

■Oct. 14 is the GHSS luncheon at noon at the Deering Fish & Game. Roast Pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, and dessert. Call Marie Merrow by Oct. 8 at 464-3067

■On Oct. 15 join Greater Hillsboro Senior Services on the Hobo Railroad with the fantastic Hart’s Turkey Dinner on the Train. Thomas Charter will arrive at Shaw’s at 10:15 a.m. with a departure at 10:30 a.m. We will arrive at 12:30 p.m., with the train departing at 1 p.m. The fee is $30 per person. Payment is needed by Oct. 12. For information or reservations contact Marie at 724-5272, or Lou Ellen at 464-5138.

■On Oct. 18 the GHSS Quechee Vermont Outing Bus will leave Shaw’s at 9 a.m. for Quechee, Vermont with lunch at Applebee’s in West Lebanon. Marvel at the work of Vermont artisans at Deirdre Donnelly Jewelry Art and Green Mountain Blacksmith Shop. Find a special item to take home from the Vermont Antique Mall, Quechee Home, Artifactory, the Vermont Alpaca Store, and Vermont Toys & Games Gift Shop. Relive your childhood at the Vermont Toy Museum and take a tour with the founder of this amazing museum. For information or reservations contact Marie at 724-5272, or Lou Ellen at 464-5138.


WARNERTelephone Museum hosts beer tasting

■Oct. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to celebrate and honor Native American people and commemorate their histories and cultures. The event is free and will be held at Pow Wow Field, weather permitting. More information about this event or the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum may be found at

■Pillsbury Free Library Book Group meets on 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. For more information, please contact Ginger Iverson at (603) 456-2656.

■The Warner Fall Foliage Festival Board of Directors is meeting on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the bank. If you are interested in joining the Board, or would just like to be involved, please come join us!

■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

■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 are looking for volunteers to assist in planning some winter nature programming. Please call Director, Sandra Martin, at 822-2334, if you can help.

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

■Upton Chandler House Museum is open on Tuesdays (1 to 4 p.m.), Saturdays (10 a.m. 1 p.m.), and Oct. 22 and 23 (6 to 8 p.m.). There are two exhibits this year: “All Aboard!” about the railroad era in Warner, and “Women’s Suffrage.” Free train whistles for all kids.

■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is closed for the season, but we are still accepting donations. Look for the barn sale holiday sales at the Upton Chandler House in November and December.

Elibet Chase


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