Contoocook River Town Criers for Jan. 2, 2022

Published: 1/3/2022 1:05:38 PM
Modified: 1/3/2022 1:04:58 PM
BOW Young at Heart programs

■Bow Young at Heart will begin meeting again in 2022 with the following programs scheduled for January: Jan. 5 (“Winter Mammals: Adapting to a New England Climate”, presented by Shelby Morelli from the Audubon Society), and Jan. 26 (discussion about the Food Bank and Food Pantry programs). BYAH meetings are held regularly at Bow Old Town Hall with a social hour at 11:30 a.m. and a program at 12:30 p.m. Members and guests should bring a brown bag lunch and a beverage. Desserts will be provided. For more information contact Carol Barleon, (603) 568-2812.

■The Bow Garden Club will be “hibernating” until April. Look for future postings of upcoming meetings and programs that are open to the public. Also, feel free to contact Club President/Membership Chairman Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425 or go to the BGC website www.bowgardenclub.org for information about joining our “Bow Area” club.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

DUNBARTON Birdwatching talk

■“Getting Started with Backyard Birdwatching,” virtual presentation on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., by Stephen Hale, Ph.D. This presentation provides valuable pointers, tips and shortcuts for an interested person to quickly get the most out of birding and to become a skilled birder. Great for both beginners and intermediate birders. Email dunlib@gsinet.net to obtain the Zoom link.

■This month the DCC Book Club will be reading “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” by Cathy Park Hong. The discussion is scheduled for Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., hosted by Barbara. For any questions or for the Zoom link, please call Barb at 496-3253.

■It’s Soup Night with Leslie Cercier, virtual from the Library. Cooking Soups for health and happiness will be on Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

■On Jan. 11 the PTO Monthly General Meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the teacher’s lounge. All are welcome. An agenda will be posted on their website prior to the meeting.

■Reading to dogs for kids in grades 1 to 4 is back at the library on Jan. 13 and 27. Mr. T and Nancy will return for three sessions each day (2:45 to 3:10 p.m., 3:15 to 3:35 p.m. and 3:40 to 4 p.m.). Please call or email the library to register for a time. No walk-ins.

■Don’t forget to visit the Library’s art wall. Our friend Ted Johnson is back. Come on over to the library to view them. Check with the library to see if this event has changed.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEARE Search for town photos

■The town of Henniker is looking for your photos of Henniker to include in this year’s Town Report and on the cover! Please email any that you would like to be considered to wendy.baker@henniker.org

■Weare Henniker Youth Theatre is going to be filming their two latest scripts on Saturdays this winter and needs actors ages 6 to 106 for roles in films about deaf educator, Tom Brown, and Franklin Pierce as a student. If interested email dunn.t@comcast.net for more details.

■Have a safe and happy New Years!

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBOROUGH / DEERING Book discussion

■On Thursday the Fuller Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. Meet at home or in the library. Call (603) 464-3595 for more information.

■Happy New Year!

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOK Wonderland walks

■Happy New Year!

■Winter Wonderland Walks is sponsored by the Hopkinton Recreation Department for ages 18 years and older from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., on Mondays from Feb. 14 to March 7. More information is at www.hopkintonrec.com

■“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the selection for the book discussion with the Hopkinton Town Library on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. The type of meeting (in-person, Zoom, or a hybrid) is not yet determined. Copies of the novel (including regular and large print editions and audiobooks on CD) are available for checkout at the library. This is also available as a hoopla audiobook, Overdrive/Libby ebook and Overdrive/Libby audiobook.

■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 lmaynard@hopkintontownlibrary.org or call 746-3663.

■Dial A Ride is open for rides to medical appointments and any other errands such as shopping, banking and hair appointments. The office hours at the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 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 at 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. This class is geared for those in 5th to 6th grade; it fills up fast, sign up now to secure a spot! HopkintonRec.com.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

WARNER Vaccine clinic to be held at middle school

■On Jan. 2 at 4 p.m., Mountain Jam at Reed’s North presents Clint Trudeau. Don’t forget Trivia Night every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information and menu, visit Reed’s North on Facebook.

■Beginning on Jan. 3 the new Town Clerk hours will be as follows: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (open until 4 p.m.). The Clerk opens at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. All other hours remain the same.

■On Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. see “Stars of Tomorrow,” at the Warner Town Hall. An evening of performances with Center for the Arts 2022 Scholarship recipients. There will be a Q and A with the recipients after the performance. Masks are required.

■On Jan. 8 from noon to 4 p.m., NH DHHS will be facilitating a COVID vaccine clinic at the Kearsarge Middle School that will include pediatric and primary doses, as well as boosters. For more information, visit the Kearsarge Regional School District Facebook page.

■On Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., the Board of Directors of the Warner Fall Foliage Festival invite the Festival “membership” (town residents, volunteers, vendors, local businesses, anyone with an interest in the Festival) to attend its annual meeting. It will be held on in Town Hall. Masks are required. Come provide ideas and feedback!

■On Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will hold a Zoom Craft Circle meeting to discuss starting a monthly Craft Circle. Brainstorm and do some crafting together via Zoom in the hopes of meeting in person in February or a later month!

■Content for the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce brochure is due on Jan. 20. For more information, visit https://kearsargechamber.org.

■Kearsarge Area After School Ski and Snowboard Club starts in January at Pats Peak. The Warner Youth Sports Association is now offering the program to all children through Grade 12 including homeschooled or private school students who live in the district. For details, visit www.patspeak.com, and click on Learn to Ski and Ride Program. Use password SNOW to register. Some partial scholarships may be available. For more info, call Rachel de Thomas at (603) 748-1800 or Manya Collins at (603) 660-8393.

■The results of the Childcare Needs survey can be found at https://warner.nh.us/downloads/ChildcareSurveyResults-2021.pdf.

■The Family Closet Thrift Store will be closed from Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 25, 2022. See you in the new year!

■Support the Kearsarge boys’ basketball with its January Sweeps fundraiser to support the purchase of gear and supplies. Tickets may be purchased on Venmo through Coach Camp (@CoachCamp3) or Laura Pillsbury (@Laura-Pillsbury). Or send a check to Laura Pillsbury, PO Box 53, Springfield, NH 03284

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

■Warner Connects NH volunteers can assist with medical appointments, filling out forms, or transportation as needed. Call (603) 456-2053 or (603) 219-1044. More volunteers are needed.

■Mountain View Senior Center has a regular schedule of activities for seniors. Weight Training (Mondays and Fridays, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.), Quilters Group (Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon), Mahjong (Tuesdays, 12:30 to 3 p.m.), and Bridge Group (Mondays at 1 p.m.). For more information, contact them at (603) 938-2104.

■Go local! Join the Warner Merchants FaceBook page to learn more about local businesses or post about your own.

■The Pillsbury Free Library continues to offer curbside pickup with an advance request of materials, as well as online ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download via nh.overdrive.com or the Libby App (contact the library if you need a library card). For more information, contact the library at warner.lib.nhued/contact or call (603) 456-2289.

■Need help with childcare expenses? You may be eligible for the NH Child Care Scholarship program. It’s easy to apply - and once you qualify, you can remain eligible for a year, regardless of your income. Apply at https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/.

ELIBET CHASE

warnertowncrier@gmail.com


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