Contoocook town criers for April 10, 2022

Published: 4/11/2022 10:20:38 AM
Modified: 4/11/2022 10:19:27 AM
BOW Energy group

■On April 13, following a brown bag lunch and business meeting at 11:30 a.m., there will be a presentation on using canceled stamps to create greeting cards and followed by a presentation on Bow’s Human Services program.

■On April 27, following a brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m., we will be visited by Tina Dehamel from Busy Beezzz. She will explain the interesting life of bees, collecting honey and maybe some sweet samples. All are welcome at the Old Town Hall.

■Bow resident and artist Douglas Richards is having a month-long art exhibit during April at the Bow Baker Free Library. Stop by any Saturday in April from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see Doug demonstrating his art techniques.

■The Rotary Club of Bow’s “Foundation Scholarship” applications are now available.The applications are available in PDF format for download from under the Scholarships/Grants menu. Due back by April 29.

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club (BGC) Scholarship is available for a graduating Bow High School 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.

■Bow resident Jessica Dunbar is starting a “Bow Energy Committee” and invites members of the public to join their team. The Bow Energy Committee meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room C of the Town Municipal Building. To learn more about our committee or to join our team, we welcome you to attend a meeting and/or contact Tonia Lindquist at the Town Office for more informati

■on:, (603) 223-3910.


DUNBARTON Drug take back

■The Dunbarton Congregational Church invites the town to join them in collecting hygiene kits for disaster relief. Pick up a Ziploc bag from boxes at the Town Offices, the school, or at School Street Café and fill. Instructions are in the bag. Please return completed kits to the same drop off boxes by April 22. $2 shipping per kit in an envelope is appreciated. Checks can be made out to Dunbarton Congregational Church.

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

■Reading to Dogs for kids in Grades 1 to 4 will be on April 21 and May 5 starting at 2:45 p.m. Contact the library to register. No walk-ins. Thanks.

■The Dunbarton Police Dept has partnered with Offer Up. They have installed a sign-Meetup Spot Internet Purchase Exchange Location-in their parking lot at 18 Robert Rogers Road, to encourage residents to use this location for internet purchases.

■The Dunbarton PTO Sweetheart Dance will be on May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the elementary school. Students and their adult guests are invited to a fun night Under the Stars. Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase at by April 29.

■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

■Library Construction build-out pre-construction planning is underway. Once the construction begins the area will become an active construction site. There will be no inside library access during the estimated 20 weeks of construction. The exterior book drop will be moved. All programs, including Summer Reading events, will be held outside around the bandstand, or virtual. More information is coming soon.



HENNIKER / WEARE Support concerts

“Friends of the Henniker Concert Series” is a new way to support Henniker concerts with a $100 donation. To become a Friend send your check made out to Henniker Concerts Private Trust at 18 Depot Street, Henniker, NH 03242 by April 22.

■Mark your calendars: Henniker Handmade & Homegrown will be on May 7 starting at 10 a.m. at the Henniker Community Market.

■The bridge in Weare on River Road near the intersection of Buzzell Hill Road has been weight restricted by the N.H.D.O.T. The posted weight limit is six tons effective immediately.



■On Tuesday there is a Crafter’s Corner at Fuller Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Create several crafts to take home, sponsored by the library and GHSS.

■GHSS Chinese New Year has been rescheduled for April 20 at noon. The event will be held at the Deering Town Hall. The Hall is two step walking and handicap accessible. Donation is $7. The bus will be available for Maple Leaf resident transportation. Please RSVP by April 15 to Lou Ellen (603) 464-5138.



■The Slusser Center is thrilled to resume in-person dining for Wednesday Senior Lunch. A $5 donation is requested.

■Nutritionist Katy will present “30 Minute Meals” on April 13 at 11 a.m. Feel free to stay for Senior Lunch at noon where we will be cooking up a Hannaford “30 Minute Meal” recipe (chicken, pasta and veggie bowl). Email us at to register. Details are online at

■A CD/DVD Swap at the Hopkinton Town Library will be held on April 22 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please drop off CDs and DVDs in good condition earlier in the week. No VHS tapes please.

■Oz-Ram 1922, the Hopkinton/John Stark Varsity Robotics team, is always looking for new members. Team meetings are currently in-person at Hopkinton Middle High School’s Engineering room. To learn more and for Oz-Ram meeting dates, visit our website

■The Police Officers Association of Hopkinton and the Contoocook Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the revival of the fireworks show, at Elm Brook Park on Sept. 24. Admission is free. You can send the donations to Police Officers Association of Hopkinton, PO Box 499, Contoocook NH 03229 or Contoocook Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 174, Contoocook NH 03229 Write fireworks on the memo line.

■Does anyone still use a recipe box? The Society would love to include some of the old blank cards in our upcoming exhibit. The Historical Society is located at 300 Main Street in Hopkinton and open Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 746-3825 for more information.

■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. 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 or Joan Follansbee, for more information and registration materials.

■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 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.

■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

■Reserve your time to “Read with Zeke” at the Hopkinton Town Library. New dates for Zeke - April 12 and May 10. Register for 15 minutes of reading at or call 746-3663.

■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 kid’s clothing and shoes locally. The drop off date is April 16. For more information call 746-4043 or visit

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

■Hopkinton Field and Track for Kindergarten through 6th Grade is now open. Sundays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. from May 12 to June 12. Please register at

■Adult Trail Walkers. All active adults, ages 50 and older are invited to join us. Please leave your pets at home. We are meeting on April 11 (Elm Brook) and 25 (Little Tooky Road and/or Little Tooky Trail) at 10 a.m. at the Slusser Center and leaving promptly from there. Each walk will be approximately two miles in length and we should be back at the Slusser Center before noon (actual walk is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours). Each person will need to take responsibility for protection from weather, sun, ground conditions, bugs, and dehydration. Destinations will be announced ahead of time. Let the Recreation Department know if you are interested at



WARNER Egg hunts

■On April 10 at 4 p.m., Reed’s North Acoustic series presents solo country music artist Mike Preston.

■On April 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Warner 4-H Club will hold its monthly meeting (second Monday of the month) at the United Church of Warner.

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

■On April 16 at 1 p.m. is the Vegetable Ranch Easter Egg Hunt. Explore the farm, feed and pet the goats and chickens and have fun searching for eggs filled with a variety of nut-free treats. Kids are separated by ages for the hunt: up to three; ages four to seven, and ages eight and up. For more information, contact or visit us on Facebook.

■On April 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the United Church of Warner parking lot is Kid’s Easter Jam (free). Geared to kids 12 and under and featuring treats, goodies, a craft table, raffle, and the Easter Bunny!

■On April 16 is the Indoor Flea Market at Warner Town Hall. 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 To volunteer for the event with the Circle of Friends contact Joan Warren at (603) 456-3664.

■April 16 is the Warner Parks and Rec clean up at Rivereside Park. Rain date is scheduled for April 23. For more information, visit

■On April 18 (rain or shine) at 10 a.m. at Bagley Park, help clean up Route 103 from Exit 7 to Farrell Loop. Sponsored by Warner Parks and Rec as part of the NH Adopt a Highway program.

■On May 1, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will open for the season. Volunteers are needed for a variety of indoor and outdoor opportunities. If interested, contact Barbara at, or call the museum at 603-456-2600.

■Warner Youth Sports Association Baseball, Softball, and Spring Soccer Clinic Registration is open! Scholarships are available. WYSA is also looking for a volunteer coordinator. To register and for more information, visit

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

■Family Closet Thrift Boutique is accepting spring and summer donations. Time for spring cleaning! Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great deals on lightly worn clothing and accessories.

■The Warner Firefighters Association is selling reflective red and silver 6-inch by 12-inch address number markers so that emergency personnel can easily find your home. Signs are available in either horizontal or vertical orientation. Markers are $20 and may be ordered at

■Egg boxes needed! Deliver to The Vegetable Ranch, 442 Kearsarge Mountain Road.

■The Nature Discovery Center is seeking summer volunteers. To volunteer, contact Museum director Sandra Martin at or 603-822-2334.

■On May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spring into Warner is coming back to Main Street!  To participate, contact Warner Historical Society or Warner Area Farmer’s Market for spaces. The event will feature the season-opening of Warner Area Farmer’s Market (Town Hall lawn), museum tours and exhibits.

Elibet Chase


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