Contoocook River town criers for Oct. 24, 2021

Published: 10/23/2021 1:42:12 PM
BOWPoinsettia sale

■Beautiful red, white or pink poinsettias are now available to pre-order for Dec. 4 delivery through the Bow Garden Club. This is an annual fundraiser for the club. The poinsettia plants are available in both 8” pots containing three poinsettia stems measuring approximately 24” across and are $26. 10” pots containing four poinsettia stems measuring approximately 36” across are $36. All plants are grown locally. Your order may be given to any garden club member, via a form available at both the Baker Free Library, the Bow Community Center or by emailing Joyce Kimball at All orders need to be in by Nov. 1st. Drive-thru/pick up of your pre-ordered plants will take place at the Bow Community Center on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.

■’Tis the season! The garden club’s annual Pajama & Book Drive is underway just in time for the cold weather. Help make a needy child a little warmer and happier this year by donating a pair or two of new pajamas and/or books for bedtime. Pajamas are needed for both boys and girls in sizes infants to teens. The garden club sorts all the pajamas and books collected each year and then donates them to both Friends of Forgotten Children in Penacook and Family Promise of Greater Concord. All donations need to be in by Nov. 15. Collection boxes can be found at the Baker Free Library and the Bow Community Center. If you need to have your donation picked up from you, please contact Joyce Kimball at or call (603) 229-1990. Thank You!

■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


DUNBARTONCostume parade

■The Dunbarton Library Book Group will read “Educated” by Tara Westover this month. Discussion of the book is scheduled for Nov. 17 at noon. “Educated” is a memoir by Tara Westover and recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college, and emphasizes the importance of education in enlarging her world. If interested in joining the discussion, please contact the library.

■The elementary school will hold its traditional Halloween costume parade in the center of town and back to school, followed by parties to celebrate the occasion. Event is scheduled to begin around 1:45 p.m.

■The town Halloween on the Common is slated for Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. and features the “Trick or Treat Spooktacular” presented by the Dunbarton Garden Club. This fun is for all town families and includes treats, witches, popcorn, and music videos.

■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.

■Come to StoryWalk at the library. Currently featuring the book, “Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn” by Kenard Park. Enjoy the changing seasons as you walk and read. Start right outside the door on School Street and make you way around the building, Please social distance. Coming soon, “Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds.

■The Dunbarton Police Department reminds us that 10-digit dialing starts Sunday.



HENNIKER / WEARECemetery show

■Halloween Trick or Treat hours this year are the same! Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

■Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Henniker Historical Society will be re-enacting some prominent Henniker individuals who were buried in the first public cemetery in town, the First Burial Yard.

■The Henniker’s Farmers’ Market closed for the season last Thursday. Thanks to Monica and her crew for making Thursdays special all summer!

■Weare Real Food Farmers Market at 65 North Stark Highway continues to be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Weekends 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

■Weare public hearing on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. regarding an 85 acre Conservation purchase off of North Stark Highway.



■On Oct. 30, stop by Fuller Public Library in your Halloween costume for a treat and enter a raffle to win a T-shirt. All ages are welcome!

■Also, on Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary will hold their annual craft fair at 538 W. Main St.


WARNEROld films on screen

■On Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. the New Hampshire Telephone Museum presents Vintage Railroad Melodramas with Pianist Jeff Rapsis in the Warner Town Hall. Tickets may be purchased online at and are $5 for NHTM members, $10 for non-members. Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, composer, and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings.

■Join Jackie Germain and Jody Sloane of the Warner Conservation Commission for an autumn nature scavenger hunt on Oct. 30, 10 a.m., at Silver Lake. Come enjoy story time and treats for the kids after the hunt. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

■The Nature Discovery Center is open only two more weekends and then it closes for the season. It will be open Fridays and Sundays ( noon to 4 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) through the end of October. Our last day of this season is Oct. 31.

■Warner Historical Society and KACC are sponsoring Kearsarge Open Studios, a shopping and touring event on Nov. 6 and 7. Artists will occupy venues in Warner and Hopkinton to discuss how they create their art and to offer their creative works for sale. The Upton Chandler House will also have hours on Nov. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. See for a complete list of times and venues.

■The Family Closet Thrift Store is now accepting donations of winter clothing and toys for holiday gifts. Open Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■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. Check out our website for more information and schedules, Or for more information email us at Remember education without the arts is incomplete!

■Auditions Nov. 1 through 5 at The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA). The KPCA is looking for two young female actors, six to 12, for lead roles in our upcoming winter show. Must be able to read and memorize the script. The winter show will be directed by Kevin Tarleton, director of our Theatre Arts program, who holds an MFA in acting and directing and has over forty years of experience. 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: or visit our website

■Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (MKIM) has two special exhibits on the history of beads. The Museum is open every day in October, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information and to read the MKIM’s newsletter, visit their website at

■Keep your eyes peeled for Pumpkin People in Warner throughout the month of October!

Elibet Chase


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