Contoocook River region town crier for April 17, 2022

Published: 4/17/2022 8:22:17 PM
Modified: 4/17/2022 8:20:59 PM
BOWEnergy group

■Bow Young at Heart will meet on April 27, following a brown bag lunch and business meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall. A visit from Tina Duhamel from Busy Beezzz will follow. She will explain the interesting life of bees and collecting honey.

■Bow resident and artist, Douglas Richards, is having a month-long art exhibit during April at the Bow Baker Free Library.

■The Rotary Club of Bow’s “Foundation Scholarship” applications are now available. Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors who either attended Bow High School or who are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools. 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. Forms are also available in the Bow High School Guidance Office. 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 Bow High School (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.

■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 information:, (603) 223-3910.


DUNBARTONDisaster kits

■The Dunbarton Congregational Church invites the town to join them in collecting hygiene kits for disaster relief for Ukrainian refugees. Pick up a Ziploc bag from boxes at the Town Offices, the school, or at School Street Café. 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 Wednesday at noon, at the bandstand or on Zoom. Bring a lunch if you’d like.

■Reading to Dogs for kids in Grades 1 to 4 will be on Thursday and May 5. There will be three one-on-one sessions each day for 20 minutes, starting at 2:45 p.m. Contact the library to register.

■Virtual Program: “The Art of the Stir Fry,” is on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the library. The guest speaker will be Leslie Cercier, the Organic Gourmet. Email: to register.

■The COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic is coming to Dunbarton on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elementary School Gym for free for anyone five and older. Walk-ins are welcome. You don’t need to be a New Hampshire resident or a U.S. citizen. Get a Constantly Pizza gift certificate with vaccination.

■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.” Activities: DJ and dancing, desserts and refreshments, photos, and raffle prizes (cash only). 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. Questions about the event may be directed to Chief Chris Remillard or (603) 774-5500 or




■The next monthly meeting of the Henniker Democrats will be at 7 p.m. on April 25. Please contact John at for the Zoom link.

■Swap plants at the Henniker Handmade and Homegrown event on May 7. Plant donations will be collected beforehand. Please contact John at for details.

■On April 20, starting at 6 p.m., you can compete to become the top video fighter in town as the Weare Library hosts its second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Competition.

■Congratulations to director, Ryan Flaherty, and the cast and crew of “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” on their performance at the NHETG Theater Festival at the Stockbridge Theater. A special shout out to Alexx Wilber for being named to the All Star Company for acting.

■Sophomore Kayleigh Megowan played flute with the All-State Band at the NH Music Educators Association Festival held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord on April 9.



■250th Hillsborough Anniversary Auto Plates are available at the Fuller Library and Vaillancourt Fuels. Plates can be used as a front plate during 2022 by any legally registered vehicle in New Hampshire. This is a great holiday gift item. To order stop by a location mentioned above or email

■Fuller Public Library has a new Cookbook Club, they will meet at 12:30 p.m. on April 19. The Mystery Book Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Therapist” by B.A. Paris. Call to find out how to join, (603) 464-3595.

■Teen Book Group at Fuller Public Library is open to all students in Grades 8 to 12, they will meet on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Call to find out how to join, (603) 464-3595.



■The sophomore class is excited to offer lovely hanging baskets for Mother’s Day! These beautiful plants from Wentworth Gardens are $25 per basket. All orders are due by 3 p.m. on April 22. Once your order is submitted, please write out a check to Hopkinton Middle High School ( at 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH 03229. Plant pickup will be May 5 at the high school from 3 to 5 p.m. at the side teacher’s entrance.

■The Hopkinton Town Library title for April is “The Woman They Could Not Silence; One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear” by Kate Moore. The book group will meet in the Local History Room at the library on April 27 at 1 p.m., there will also be a Zoom option.

■Register your dog by April 30. Licenses may be purchased in person during the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office hours, via the dropbox in front of Town Hall, or through the mail. Also, please let the Clerk’s office know if you no longer have a dog. For complete information including hours and fees at

■The Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on April 27 with donor appointments from 1:30 to 6:15 p.m. Those interested in donating blood should call 1 (800) 733-2767 or visit

■Hopkinton Junior Explorers is on Wednesdays for ages eight to 12 from May 4 to June 1, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Join naturalist Linden Rayton and conservation biologist Pete Maciaszek in exploring the spring woodlands of Hopkinton! All locations are within Hopkinton. Kids must wear long pants and close-toed shoes. The program is generally held rain or shine, with cancellations for thunder or downpours. 12 participants. Mask optional. Register at

■Beginning Birdwatching on May 7, 21 and 28 (no program on May 14) from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For ages 18 and older, $30 per person. Start your Saturdays right by getting outside with naturalist Linden Rayton for a spring venture into birding. Participants will learn the basics of bird behavior and biology, how to use binoculars effectively and explore birding sites around Hopkinton with good company. Bring a set of medium-to-good binoculars. Dress to stay warm and dry while walking and stopping. The program will generally be held rain or shine, with cancellations for thunder or heavy rain. 10 participants max. Register at

■The Slusser Center is thrilled to resume in-person dining for Wednesday Senior Lunch. If you are not familiar with the program, give the Slusser Center a call at 746-8265 or drop in at the Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $5 donation is requested.

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

■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, donations are welcome. If you would like to make a donation to the fireworks show, 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 cards in our upcoming exhibit. The Historical Society is located at 300 Main Street in Hopkinton and is open Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 746-3825.

■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.

■British Soccer is coming to Hopkinton! Join us the week of Aug. 15 at Houston Park for British Soccer Camp! Details are online at

■One week of Hopkinton Recreation Summer Camp costs $200 this year which is out of reach for many Hopkinton families. With your support, youth in our community can access all of the summer experiences. To help, 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.

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

■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. The sale is fantastic (typically $5 to fill a bag). Clothing donations and sale proceeds support the Pass Along Project for foster children. 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, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own lunch. The next camp is April 26 to 29. For more information contact: 746-5681, or

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

■All active adults, ages 50 and older are invited to join us for bi-weekly walks. Please leave your pets at home. Come join us on a town path, trail, or road less taken for an easy to moderate walk. We meet Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Slusser Center and leaving promptly (walking/carpooling/caravaning) from there. Each walk will be approximately 2 miles in length and we should be back at the Slusser Center before noon (the 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. The next meeting is April 25, Little Tooky Road and/or Little Tooky Trail. Let the Recreation Department know if you are interested at Advance sign-ups are appreciated.



WARNERImprov fun

■On April 18 (rain or shine) at 10 a.m. at Bagley Park, help clean up Route 103 from Exit 7 to Farrell Loop.

■On April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. the Warner Public Market presents “So You Think You Can Laugh?” Improv Workshop with improv instructor Marlina Bruner. The cost is $15; the workshop is limited to 12 participants. For more information and to register, visit

■On April 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. – “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. This event was rescheduled from April 9.

■On April 27 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom – “A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes” with Adair Mulligan. The Library is offering limited spaces to view the program on a large screen in the Meeting Room. Register at or call (603) 456-2289.

■On May 1 the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will open for the season! Volunteers are needed for a variety of indoor and outdoor opportunities including the gift shop, gardening, building maintenance, and event planning. If interested, contact Barbara at, or call the museum at (603) 456-2600.

■The Warner Zoning Board of Adjustment is looking for volunteers to join their board. If interested, contact Janice Loz at (603) 456-2298, ext. 7 or

■On May 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 4:30 p.m., is the Warner Youth Sports Association soccer clinic run by members of the New England College soccer team. For information and to sign up, visit

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

■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! Artists, craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and other performers are welcome. To participate, contact Warner Historical Society or Warner Area Farmer’s Market for spaces at their locations, or Nancy Ladd at the Pillsbury Free Library for other locations on Main Street. 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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