Contoocook River Region town criers for April 3, 2022

Published: 4/4/2022 9:53:58 AM
Modified: 4/4/2022 9:53:20 AM

■The Rotary Club of Bow’s Foundation Scholarship applications are now available. Graduating high school seniors who either attended Bow High School or are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools may apply. Bow High School tuition students must be from a town/city either without a Rotary club or with a Rotary club that doesn’t offer college, vocational or trade school scholarships. The applications are available in PDF format for download from under the Scholarships/Grants menu. Adult scholarships are also available. Applications must be received at the Bow School District Superintendent’s Office or emailed to no later than 3 p.m. on April 29. Applications mailed to the Bow Rotary Club at PO Box 1935, Bow, NH 03304 must also be received by this deadline.

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club Scholarship is available for a graduating BHS senior who is entering college and pursuing an education in any of the plant sciences (horticulture, conservation, forestry, etc.) An application may be acquired through the BHS counseling office or by contacting BGC Scholarship Chair Deb Wayne at or (603) 715-1466.


DUNBARTONRecipe for success

■The virtual program, “A Recipe for Success: Finding Women Through Community Cookbooks” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Erin Moulton. Community and church cookbooks are treasures that give us a glimpse of female groups, encapsulated in place and time. Besides providing delicious treats, these recipe books can also be a springboard to genealogical adventure. Email for the link!

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading the book “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The discussion will be on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Anne Hosts. For more information call 496-3253.

■A PTO Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt will be on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the elementary school. Farmhouse Breakfast, free Bunny photo, and book fair included. At 10:15 a.m. there will be a children’s Egg Hunt (weather permitting), bring Easter baskets. Tickets are $3 per person (children ages three and under are free). To purchase go to

■This month the library book group is reading “In Order to Live” by Yeonmi Park. The book discussion will be on April 20 at noon in the library. Bring a lunch if you’d like. Discussion at the bandstand or on Zoom. Books available.

■Reading to Dogs for kids in Grades 1 to 4 will be on April 7 and 21. There will be three one-on-one sessions each day for 20 minutes, starting at 2:45 p.m. Contact the library to register. No walk-ins. Thanks.

■The Dunbarton Police Department will once again be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. The event will take place on April 30 from 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. They are unable to accept needles or liquids. The proper disposal of medication helps reduce unauthorized access, theft, abuse, and damage to the environment. Questions about the event may be directed to Chief Chris Remillard at or (603) 774-5500 or



HENNIKER / WEARERobotics finalist

■The John Stark-Hopkinton Oz-Ram robotics team made it to the quarter-finals of the F.I.R.S.T. Greater Boston NE District Event last weekend in Revere, Massachusetts. They were chosen as a first-round team alliance after ranking 16th overall from a field of 37. Completing their second district event, they took home the quality award.

■SAU 24 Director of Technology, Lee Despres, was recently nominated and selected to be honored by the Consortium for School Network in their 2022 Volunteer Hall of Fame. CoSN is the professional association for school system technology leaders.

■SAU 24 Superintendent Jacqueline Coe invites parents, staff, and community members to attend a public forum with the Weare School Board. This meeting is to meet the final candidates for Principal of Weare Middle/Center Woods Upper Elementary Schools on April 4 at 4 p.m., in the Weare Middle School library.

■Eleven John Stark Regional High School students participated in a Virtual Model UN Conference through Clark University on March 26, in the school library. All of the students were a part of the online General Assembly discussing innovation in the fight to end climate change.



■On April 5, as part of the 250th Farm & Garden Celebration, join us at Fuller Public Library for “Bees!” at 6:30 p.m. Join our conversation about bees with Hillsborough Beekeeper Luke Levesque. Please call the library at (603) 464-3595 to register.

■On April 9, Hillsborough’s 250th Farm & Garden event will be at several venues. From 10 to 11 a.m. there will be an Egg Hunt at Hillsboro-Deering ES sponsored by Project Genesis. No pets please. From 11 a.m. to noon, stop by Fuller Public Library for a spring story read by Ms.Laura, a craft to take home (until gone) and seed starting with Robin Sweetser. Check out our website for more information,

■Registration is required for the Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series “A Look Back through the Trees” which continues on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fox Forest. “Allagash: New England’s Wild River” will be presented by speakers Tim Caverly (author and former Maine Park Ranger) and Susan Caverly. Email to register at

■250th Hillsborough Anniversary auto plates are available at the Fuller Library and Vaillancourt Fuels. To order, stop by a location mentioned above or email



■Does anyone still use a recipe box? The Historical Society would love to include some of the old blank cards in its upcoming exhibit. We would be happy to receive these as a donation or scan them and return the cards to you. The Historical Society is open Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Call 746-3825 for more information.

■Check out the latest issue of “The Talon” and enjoy the work of Hopkinton School District

■Does your child love to write? Writing Camp is a time for students entering Grade 3 up to high school to spend a week reading, writing and sharing their literacy experiences with others while led by two experienced writing teachers. The camp is run at Maple Street School in Contoocook. This year we are running two sessions of camp, the weeks of June 27 and Aug. 15. We have full-day and half-day options. Please contact Trish Walton at or Joan Follansbee at for more information and registration materials.

■“Gardening in a Changing Climate” will be held on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Master Gardener, Ruth Axelrod, will speak about the science of climate change and provide strategies for continuing to grow gardens that thrive.

■One week of Hopkinton Recreation Summer Camp costs $200 this year which is out of reach for many Hopkinton families. If you are able to help a family afford these programs, please send a check payable to the Town of Hopkinton Human Services with “camp scholarship” on the memo line. Please mail donations to

■Hopkinton Human Services, 330 Main Street Hopkinton, NH. 03229.

■For the 2022 season, the H-D/Hopkinton Redhawks Football team is looking for a Varsity Assistant Football Coach and two Junior Varsity Football Coaches. Previous high school and college playing experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to commit to the entire season. To request an application email H/D Athletic Director Jay Wood at

■From January through February Oz-Ram, the Varsity Robotics team for Hopkinton High School and John Stark High School designed, assembled and programmed an industrial-sized robot to accomplish the tasks for the 2022 game Rapid React. Congratulations to the team for an excellent showing this past weekend at the New England District Greater Boston competition. Oz-Ram played 14 matches total amongst 37 teams and made it to the quarter-finals. The team’s robot received the Quality Award, which celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.

■Family Art Workshop will be today at 4 p.m. for students in 2nd Grade and up, with a family member. Join Henniker cartoonist Marek Bennett for a fun hands-on doodling workshop! Bring your own sketchbook and art tools, or use ours. To register for the Art Workshop call the library at (603) 746-3663 or email or visit

■Kathleen Dustin will be one of 120 craftsmen to exhibit and sell at the Smithsonian Craft Show in April. For the show’s 40th year, the Smithsonian is planning a five-day celebration featuring the major contemporary artists and innovators now shaping new futures for crafts. The theme is “New Directions.” The show will run from April 20 to 24, at the National Building Museum in Washington. To learn more about Kathleen Dustin’s work visit

■The Easter Egg Scramble will be on April 9 at Harold Marin School. Meet the Easter bunny at 9:30 a.m. and scramble at 10 a.m.

■Kearsarge Food Hub is partnering with Abenaki Trails Project, Hopkinton Historical Society, and Warner Public Market for year two of the Kearsarge Area Abenaki Seeds Project. We are seeking growers! If you’re interested in growing seeds for this project, leave your email with us at Seed distribution is on April 16 at Hopkinton Historical Society, Sweet Beet in Bradford, and the Warner Public Market. Seeds will be accompanied by a grower’s guide and information on donating your harvest at the end of the season. All produce will be donated to the Abenaki Helping Abenaki food pantry, as well as a food ways project and harvest dinner at the Hopkinton Historical Society.

■Baseball camp for players aged seven to 15, will run from June 27 to 30 at Hopkinton High School. For a registration form email Coach Chase at

■Two Villages Art Society hosts “Reawakening: Work by the Women’s Caucus for the Arts NH” through April 9 at the Bates Building, 846 Main St. The gallery is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

■Tax preparation at the Hopkinton Town Library by appointment only. Go to or call 211 to schedule your appointment. Free tax preparation is available to all ages and occupations. Only one federal return per appointment, please.

■Dial A Ride is open for rides. 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, 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.

■Come practice reading with Zeke. Register on the Hopkinton Town Library website or call 746-3663 to sign up.

■Neighbor to Neighbor Children’s Clothing Sale is back on May 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Countryside Community Church. This is a great way to donate kids’ clothing and shoes locally. The drop-off date is April 16. The sale is fantastic (typically $5 to fill a bag). Clothing donations and sale proceeds support the Pass Along Project for foster children. Find information at 746-4043 or

■Day camp at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center for ages five to 12 year olds. The cost is $300 per week, Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own lunch. The next camp is from April 26 to 29. For more information contact 746-5681, or



WARNERBuy a basket

■On April 3 at 4 p.m., Reed’s North Acoustic series presents Jeffrey Mitchell.

■Buy beautiful baskets to bolster the Warner 4-H Club! Choose from 10 inch hanging baskets for $25 and 24 inch window boxes for $30. Proceeds directly support projects and activities. Contact Warner 4-H Club at, if interested. The fundraiser ends March 31.

■On April 3 at 4 p.m., MainStreet BookEnds Book group will discuss “Jayber Crowe” by Wendell Berry.

■On April 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is “Cybersecurity: 10 Tips for Protecting your Data and Devices.” Sponsored by the Pillsbury Free Library, this virtual program can be accessed by calling (603) 456-2289 or completing the online form at Some spaces are available for viewing on the large screen at the library.

■On April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum presents “Visual Verse Poetry Reading – Diversity is Beauty.” As part of National Poetry month, this collection of poems represents a collaboration with the Center for the Arts NH Lake Sunapee Region Literary Arts Series. Local poets will read their poetry aloud with a backdrop of museum photos that provided inspiration for the poetry.

■On April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. there is a Craft Circle in-person at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Bring a project to work on with fellow crafters.

■On April 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. is “Spemki Nib8iwi: The Heavens in the Nighttime” at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. This free program, in collaboration with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, features an indigenous focus on stargazing. Dress for the weather and bring your own chair. In the case of clouds, the event will be rescheduled to April 23.

■On April 13 at 1:30 p.m., the Library Book Group will discuss “Water Dancer” by Ta Nahesi Coates.

■Indoor Flea Market at Warner Town Hall on April 16. All proceeds benefit Pillsbury Free Library through its Circle of Friends. To book a table/space ($15), contact Nancy Ladd at (603) 456-2289 or reserve online at For more information, visit To volunteer for the event with the Circle of Friends contact Joan Warren at (603) 456-3664.

■Warner Youth Sports Association Baseball and Softball Registration is open at

■The United Church of Warner would like to thank everyone for their generous support of its Double Impact Canned Food Drive. Thanks to your generosity, a total of 1,924 cans of food are being donated to Warner Connects Food Pantry.

■Kindergarten and New Student Registration information for the Kearsarge School District can be found at or call Simonds School at (603) 456-2241.

■The Family Closet Thrift Boutique will begin accepting spring and summer donations on April 2. Time for spring cleaning! Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elibet Chase


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