Contoocook River Region town criers for Nov. 14, 2021

Published: 11/12/2021 12:21:13 PM
BOWTrees, flowers arrive

■Rotary had trouble finding a supplier this year for our trees but we finally found a farm in Vermont that could ship us 200 Grade A trees, albeit a bit more expensive than last year’s trees. All of our Grade A trees will sell for $50 each this year, up only $5 from last year. Trees are Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir and will average 5ft to 7ft tall. The trees will arrive at the Bow Community Center on 11/27 and tree sales will start at noon that day. The tree sale will run for two weeks or until they are all sold. (Usually less than two weeks). Hours will be weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. We will have decorated wreaths again this year but no bird seed wreaths. Questions? Bob Couch

■Poinsettia “Drive-thru/Pick Up” service will take place on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m.- noon in regard to customers picking up the poinsettias they pre-ordered through the Bow Garden Club’s recent annual fundraiser. The pick-up location will be the Bow Community Center, 3 Bow Center Road again this year. The plants you ordered will then be brought out to your car. The garden club would like to thank everyone that purchased poinsettias through this annual fundraiser –their 11th, whether for the first time or by re-ordering once again. All proceeds go toward the club’s continuing civic beautification efforts within the Town of Bow. Questions? Please contact Joyce Kimball at 229-1990 or


DUNBARTONDiscuss ‘Educated’

■On Nov. 17 at noon, the library book group will discuss “Educated,” a memoir by Tara Westover. If the weather is fair, we will meet around the band stand. Please bring your own chairs and dress warmly. If the weather is not fair, they will go virtual.

■Thursday at 11 a.m. come to Outside/In-Person Chair Yoga with Serry Gamble in the library parking lot. The chairs will be set up for you. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting. No virtual link. Please call or email the library to let them know you are coming. Dress warm.

■Virtual Loving-Kindness Meditations is scheduled for Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Call the library to register and the link will be sent to you. Hosted by Judy Caron of Living Mindfully NH.

■DCC Book Club will be reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelo. Discussion will be on Dec. 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

■No school at the Chichester Elementary School on: Nov. 24 (Teacher Workshop), Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving) and Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Holiday).

■The Dunbarton Congregational Church is holding their annual Wreath Sale. Choice of 22 inch decorated door wreath for $26, 22 inch undecorated wreath for $14 and 48 inch undecorated barn wreath for $50. Please Place Your Order by Nov. 22. Place your order early as possible to assure your selection. Orders may be emailed to Mike Shearin at Orders can be picked up at the Church Vestry on Nov. 27. The church supports only local New Hampshire vendors.



HENNIKER / WEAREVideo game trivia

■Children and teens can win gaming cred at Video Game Trivia – a challenge of wits at the Weare Public Library on Nov. 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This event will be preceded by a gaming night on Nov. 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information about these events, call 603-529-2044 or email at

■The John Stark Stage Company presents, “Squirrel Girl Goes to College,” by Karen Zacarias. Show dates and times are Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., and two shows on Nov. 20 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors (65+), and $7 for adults. Tickets at johnstarkstagecompany.



■Knitting Purls group meets Mondays at Fuller Public Library at 1 p.m. Bring any project you are working on! Knitting, crochet, weaving, anything!

■Fuller Public Library’s Mystery Book Group will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner.

■GHSS trip to Vermont Country Store at Weston Village and Mildred’s Dairy Bar for lunch will be Wednesday leaving Shaw’s at 9:30 a.m. Limited seats, reserve by Monday. For information or reservations, contact Lou Ellen at 464-5138

■The Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary will be holding their annual Pie Raffle on Nov. 24. Paddles go on sale at 5:30 p.m.



■Help select The Hopkinton Hundred. Let us know your family’s top 10 picture books by Feb. 28. Stop by the library to pick up a nomination form. One per family, please. For questions email, or call 746-3663

■U.S. Supreme Court review of 2021 term with John Greabe on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Join us for a program on the Supreme Court’s 2021 term, which promises to be historic. Important issues before the Court include abortion rights, the power of judicial review, gun rights, the scope of religious freedom, affirmative action, and more. John Greabe, who directs the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service and teaches constitutional law at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, will lead the discussion.

■Library Book Group is reading “Perestroika in Paris” by Jane Smiley. Please read the book and join us Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Copies of the book are available at the library.

■The Hopkinton Town Library is now also open Sundays. Current hours are: Tuesday through Thursday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Friday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and Sunday (1 to 5 p.m.).

■The Lions Club has a long-standing fundraising tradition that provides needed services in our community. To kick off the upcoming holiday season we are asking for donations of $15 - or more if you choose - for a Be Kind, Give Thanks sign to place on your lawn or at your business. These will be available at the Christmas Tree Sale and Food Drive for the Hopkinton Food Pantry. You also can contact Marge Doscher at (603) 496-8388 or email to order a sign and arrange for payment and delivery or pickup. On behalf of all Lions, we thank you for your generous and ongoing support. To learn more about our club and activities visit

■What better way to spend your Thanksgiving morning than to get in a little exercise at the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. By participating you will contribute to the Hopkinton Food Pantry and Operation Christmas! Registrations are discounted and are online at

■The Two Villages Art Society is a nonprofit run by volunteers and new volunteers are being accepted. Email for more information.

■The Hopkinton Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to assist in local delivery of food boxes late afternoons on Wednesdays. Please call (603) 746-6448 and leave a message.

■Story Times 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. 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: Nov. 18, Dec. 9 and 16.

■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 or to volunteer.

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon inside Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contoocook Farmers’ Market. Masks are required.

■Join us for the Red Cross Babysitters Training on March 25 (no school on that day). This class is geared for those in 5th to 6th grade, it fills up fast, sign up now to secure a spot!



WARNERIndigenous history

■Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theatre (SKIT) presents “Turning Toward the Sun,” an original play adapted from the novel by Ceil Warren at the Warner Town Hall. Last show is Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

■Mark your calendar for the delicious Magdalen College Fish Fry, Nov. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children (six-12 years old), and children five and under are free. Events will take place outdoors when weather permits, if indoors COVID protocols will be posted on the doors of the main building. For more information, please contact Ginger Iverson at (603) 456-2656.

■The Warner Historical Society presents “A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History,” on Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall. Author and archaeologist Robert Goodby will discuss the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire, part of the traditional homeland of the Abenaki people. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Purchase the book at MainStreet Bookends. Free admission.

■Pillsbury Free Library will sponsor Northeast Native American stories from New Hampshire Abenaki and other Northeast woodlands, told by Anne Jennison, Nov. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m., at Warner Town Hall. The presentation will be on Zoom, projected on a large screen. For more information and the Zoom link, call or email Sue at the Library, 603-456-2289,

■On Nov. 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Warner Historical Society Barn Sale will have tons of Christmas decorations and gifts for sale at the Upton Chandler House Museum. The museum store will also be open for early holiday shopping. Email for information.

■The Community Action Program (CAP) is looking for a bus driver for Warner area seniors. To volunteer, email CPA at, or visit the website at, or call (603) 225-3295.

■On Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. the Warner Historical Society presents a poetry reading, “Visual Verse: A Snapshot in Time,” at the Warner Town Hall. Held in conjunction with the Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region. Email for information.

■The Kitchen Warner now has lunch hours and takeout! Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 4 to 8 p.m. The current menu is available at

■The Family Closet Thrift Store is now accepting donations of fall and winter clothing only, as well as toys for holiday gifts. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning in November we will have our Gear Corner, which will include skis, snowboards, sleds, and more. Needed: winter blankets and pierced earrings.

■Need fuel assistance? Contact Warner Connects NH at (603) 456-2053.

■Come on down for pickup soccer every Sunday at 1 pm, Bagley Soccer field, weather and conditions permitting. About 20 played last week! All ages welcome.

■Christmas trees from LeBlanc’s Christmas Tree Farm will be for sale again this year on the front lawn of Cafe One East starting the week of Thanksgiving.

Elibet Chase


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