Contoocook Region town crier for the week of June 5, 2022

Published: 6/7/2022 12:33:18 PM
Modified: 6/7/2022 12:31:09 PM
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■The Baker Free Library Foundation is participating in NH Gives, which is happening June 7 (starts at 5 p.m) to 8 (ends at 5 p.m). NH Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising event held by the NH Center for Nonprofits that connects donors to local nonprofit organizations. Donors can go to and choose from hundreds of participating NH charities, including the Baker Free Library Foundation! All monies go directly to the selected charity. This is a fun way to learn more about the many ways you can support your local and state community organizations. For more information please visit the NH Gives FAQ webpage, or contact Christine Carey at

■Bow Young At Heart meetings: June 8 - “Songs of Old New Hampshire with Jeff Warner of the NH Humanities Council; June 22 - “Spotlight on Bees” (re-scheduled) with Tina Duhamel from Busy Beezz. Meetings are held regularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Old Town Hall. The social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. Attendees should bring a brown bag lunch and a beverage. Dessert will be provided. The programs begin at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. For questions, call Carol Barleon at (603) 568-2812


DUNBARTON ‘Kids Don’t Want It’

■“Your Kids Don’t Want it,” presented virtually by Mike Ivankovich and cohosted with the Baker Free Library, on June 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For a Zoom link, email

■The Dunbarton Congregational Church, UCC will officially celebrate the adoption of its Open and Affirming Covenant on June 12 at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. The church voted in June, 2020 to adopt a covenant that expressly welcomes all persons, including members of the LGBTQ+ community.

■The Dunbarton Garden Club will be meeting on June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunbarton Community Center. Ruth Droescher, a University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Advanced Master Gardener, will provide a talk on “Growing a Pollinator Garden.” Recommendations will be presented on creating a pollinator habitat in your yard. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

■The annual Dunbarton Fire Department Chicken BBQ is back. The date is June 26. Servings are from either noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 12 and under are $10. Most members of the fire department have tickets to sell. For any questions please email

■The library’s last book discussion before the summer break will be at noon on June 15 on the bandstand. Men’s Coffee has a new location at the Congregational Church Vestry on Fridays at 9 a.m. Bring your own coffee.

■Dunbarton Public Library Summer Reading Program 2022, “Oceans of Possibilities,” will be held from June 28 to July 29. Due to the Town Hall construction at the entrance side of the library, all programs will be held outside on the Town Common, or bandstand. Some may be virtual. You may pick up reading logs at their front porch entrance on the Route 13 side of the building once their program starts. For questions, check out the library website or email:



HENNIKER / WEAREPantry volunteers

■The John Stark Regional High School Valedictorian for 2022 is Grace Caplan and Salutatorian is Gracie Bolduc. The graduation is next Saturday and you have to have a ticket.

■Henniker Food Pantry is looking for a volunteer director willing to work for three to five hours a week.

■For more information call (603) 428-7474 or email

■SAU 24 appointed of Jenn Huard as Assistant Principal of Student Services at Weare Middle/Center Woods Upper Elementary School effective July 1.

■An incredibly, diverse variety of music including blues, rock, jazz, bluegrass, pop, big band and reggae awaits you on Tuesday nights at Henniker’s Angela Robinson Bandstand; beginning June 14. The music continues for 12 weeks starting at 6:30 p.m.

■At the Angela Robinson Bandstand from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays is the only Farmer’s Market left in our two towns. This week’s music is by the Danny Savage Band.



■250th Hillsborough Anniversary auto plates are available at the Fuller Library and Vaillencourt Fuels. Plates can be used as a front plate during 2022 by any legally registered vehicle in New Hampshire. To order, stop by a location mentioned above or email

■On Tuesday, “How To’s Day: Create Garden Art with Robin” at 1 or 6:30 p.m. at Fuller Public Library. Call to RSVP, at (603) 464-3595.



■June is National Dairy Month! At Contoocook Creamery we are proud to be New Hampshire’s family dairy and a fifth generation farm. 100% of our milk is from our cows, bottled on our farm, and delivered directly to our retail partners throughout New Hampshire. To celebrate, support, and learn more about our farm visit

■Thank you to the students working with math teacher Sue Roberts who watered, weeded, and nourished the greens in the GROW boxes at Hopkinton Middle High School. Though our weather has been either unseasonably hot or cold …. radishes were harvested and rows of lettuce, arugula, and spinach got their first haircut yesterday. Bags of greens were taken to the Hopkinton Food Pantry.

■The Hopkinton Rotary Club is planning its annual golf tournament for June 24, at Beaver Meadow Golf Club in Concord. The golf fivesomes may be entered as a team for $450 or singles can get in and be placed at $90 each. This is the main annual fundraiser for the Hopkinton Rotary Club, providing over $10,000 last year toward our commitment to provide scholarships to Hopkinton High School seniors who show a responsibility to serve in our community. The Rotary Club is seeking sponsors and donations; contact Ben Barton at or (603)748-0528, or Paul Bliss at (603) 568-7531, Registrations and donations are requested by June 17.

■The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library asks for your support on June 7 and 8 during the fundraising event. We rely on the support of our tremendous community to help our library provide the best content and programs for our town. If you love the library, have a friend, child, or grandchild who uses the library and loves all its offerings, please consider donating during the online fundraising campaign. To make a donation, visit

■The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library is holding a book sale (the first since 2018!) on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a bag sale from 2 to 3 p.m., free after 3 p.m! Families are invited to donate up to two boxes of books. No old, musty books in bad condition. No Reader’s Digest books, magazines, textbooks, CDs, VHS, or DVDs. Donations will be accepted on June 4 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), June 8 and 9 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and June 10 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

■The Recreation Department is offering Kayak and Canoe Rentals at Kimball Cabins on June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. View the details at

■Artists, here is an opportunity to show and sell your work at Two Villages Art Society’s 2022 Summer Member Show: “Celebrating the Artist Next Door.” The art show and sale are July 1 through July 30 at the Bates Building, home to the TVAS art gallery. “Artist Merit” awards will be chosen by a guest juror; the winners will be announced at the July 2 opening reception. A “People’s Choice” award will be given at the end of the show. Interested in participating? Let us know by emailing

■Kimball Pond swim lessons registrations are open for Hopkinton residents. Register online at

■We are excited about June Tiny Explorers! Bring your little ones out for summer exploring at the Kimball Lake Cabins. On June 11 and18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages two to five years. Register online at

■To learn more about our 50+ Active Living Programs call the Hopkinton Rec Department at (603) 746-8263 or visit us online at Feel free to stop in the Slusser Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a tour and to pick up a full list of programs.

■Join us for June’s Wellness Wednesday sponsored by Hannaford on June 15 at 11 a.m! Dietitian Katy will be on site to educate us on the topic “Good Food, Good Mood!”

■Women’s (18+ years) Pickup soccer is on Sunday nights at Houston Park. This program is free to Hopkinton residents (there is a small fee for non-residents). Sign up online at

■The Slusser Center offers in-person dining for Wednesday Senior Lunch. For details please call the Slusser Center 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.

■Dial A Ride is open for rides for Hopkinton/Contoocook residents for 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 open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gazebo behind the Contoocook Train Depot. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contoocook Farmers’ Market. SNAP/EBT gladly accepted. The Farmers Market now has seafood available through a fishermen’s cooperative. Community Supported Fishery (CSF) orders for next Saturday’s Farmers Market need to be placed by the posted deadline. In addition to preorders, Blakeney’s will be bringing limited quantities of retail fish to the market.

■Hopkinton Town Library’s Summer of Fun 2022! “Oceans of Possibilities.” June 28 through Aug. 12 (six weeks of programs with a one-week break in the middle). Weekly programs are for children entering 5th Grade and younger. Masks are optional. When possible, programs will be held outdoors behind the library, on the porch, or under a tent. Please bring a towel and a water bottle. Registration for the Summer of Fun is now open. Sign up online from home or at the library to reserve a space for each program.



WARNER Blood drive

■On June 5 at 4 p.m. the MainStreet BookEnds BookGroup will discuss “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klume. For more information, visit or call (603) 456-2700.

■On June 5 at 4 p.m. – Reed’s North presents acoustic musician Brian Booth. Come enjoy great food and music!

■On June 7 at 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 39 meeting at Legion Hall. Any veteran is welcome to assist with the goals of serving veterans, and their families in our towns covered. For more information, visit

■On June 8 at 1:30 p.m. – Pillsbury Free Library Book Club will discuss “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson. For more information, visit or call (603) 456-2289.

■On June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foster Farm, the Warner Public Market will present a workshop on Coptic Book Binding. The registration fee is $60. For more information and to register, visit and click on Workshops + Events.

■On June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Red Cross Blood Drive at United Church of Warner. To schedule an appointment, visit

■Free Open House at Plugged In Music Lesson Studio every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get tips on learning a variety of instruments. For more information, visit us on Facebook.

■The Barn Sale is Back! Warner Historical Society Barn Sale will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

■Help the people of Ukraine! Pillsbury Free Library and United Church of Warner are collecting humanitarian donations, which can be dropped off in containers at the Church Parish House at any time through June 10. Visit to donate or view a list of needed items. Donations by cash or check may be dropped off in the church sanctuary during the Sunday 10 a.m. worship service.

■The Town Beach at Silver Lake is now open! Just up the road from the center of town at 4 Bean Road. Nice sandy beach, swimming, and fishing.

■As of June 1, fees on certain items will be reinstated at the Transfer Station. For more information, visit and click on Recycling Fees.

Elibet Chase


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