Contoocook Region town criers for the week of June 12, 2022

Published: 6/13/2022 10:19:03 AM
Modified: 6/13/2022 10:16:46 AM
DUNBARTONPollinator gardens

■The Dunbarton Garden Club will be meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunbarton Community Center. Ruth Droescher, a 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.

■Dunbarton elementary school sixth grade promotion ceremony is Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday is an early release at 12:15 p.m. for last day of school.

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

■The annual Dunbarton Fire Department Chicken BBQ is back 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. Any questions please email

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading “At Home in Midford” by Jan Karon. Discussion is scheduled for July 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Barb at 603-496-3253.

■Dunbarton Public Library Summer Reading Program 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” will be held 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. Questions checkout the library website or email:



HENNIKER / WEARESummer reading

■Tucker Free Library’s Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” runs June 21 to July 31 and includes reading challenges, earning rewards, and Wednesday story times at 10 a.m. Check out activities for all ages at or 603-428-3471.

■SAU 24 Superintendent of Schools Jacqueline Coe announced the appointment of Phil Matzke and Rachel Fairhurst as instructional coaches. They will work with teachers to enhance the quality of their lessons and improve student outcomes.

■Grace Meisser, a 6th-grade student at the Weare Middle School, recently returned from the Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

■Peabody’s Coal Train rides the rails into Henniker on Tuesday for the start of the summer concert series. Then Thursday at the Farmer’s Market Don B works his musical magic!



■The Military History Book Group will meet at Fuller Public Library Monday at 2 p.m. to discuss “Facing the Mountain” by Daniel James Brown. Call the library for more information, 603-464-3595.

■Sign up for Fuller Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at the Summer Market in Butler Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

■ Hillsborough Community Center Summerfest and 5/50 Raffle Fundraiser at Grimes Field is planned for July 7 through 10.



■There’s a new story on the Story Walk behind the playground for an outdoor adventure.

■A heartfelt thank you to Katie Behner, owner of Pointe Barre Studios, who so generously donated the flowers for the boxes on the Stone Bridge. Thank you Katie for bringing beauty to our Village and for your commitment to our community. This year the Chamber is honored to assume responsibility for the flowers on the bridge. We want to thank those in town who have so generously kept the flower boxes thriving for many, many years - including Bonnie Christie, Rosalie Smith, Bill Chapin, and Allita Paine!

■Storms Fitness has a special just for students. No commitment, no enrollment fee, three months for $185, two months $135, one month $75. To be eligible, you must be a full-time student under the age of 24.

■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 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. “Artist Merit” awards will be chosen by a 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.

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

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

■The Slusser Center offers in person dining for Wednesday Senior Lunch. For details please call the Slusser Center at 746-8265. A $5 donation is requested.

■Dial A Ride is open for rides for Hopkinton/Contoocook residents. The office hours at the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to noon. Call 603-746-4357 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer.

■The Contoocook Farmers’ Market is open Saturday 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 cooperative. Community Supported Fishery (CSF) orders for next Saturday’s Farmers Market need to be placed by the posted deadline. Blakeney’s will be bringing limited quantities of retail fish to the market.

■Reserve your time to Read with Zeke at the Hopkinton Town Library. Register for 15 minutes of reading at

■Hopkinton Town Library’s summer of fun is Oceans of Possibilities and runs June 28 to 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 water bottle. Registration now open. Sign up online from home or at the library to reserve a space for each program.



WARNER Park programs

■Pillsbury Free Library’s Summer Program has begun! The summer theme, Oceans of Possibility, is open to children in grades K and up. Special activities are scheduled for Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. To sign up and for more information, call 603-456-2289 or visit the library website.

■Warner Parks and Rec has a number of summer programs happening. Co-ed and Sunday soccer, co-ed and women’s softball, pickleball, and more. Great opportunities to get out, get fit, and get connected! For more information, visit

■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

■Warner Public Market will present Learning Dynamic Range in a Hip-Hop Class on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foster Farm, 2 Loud Lane. The registration fee ranges from $0 to $20, depending on what you want to pay. For more information and to register, visit and click on Workshops + Events. Direct questions to Sarah Hansen at

■On June 24 at 7 p.m., New Hampshire Telephone Museum presents Phone Phreaking, the story of how a misfit group of technophiles hacked the telephone system. Presented by author Phil Lapsley and based on his book “Exploding the Phone.” Free to members; $5 for non-members. Available in-person and virtually; reservations required. Visit for more information and registration.

■On June 28 at 2 p.m., a Kite Making Workshop will behosted by the NH Telephone Museum and led by Glenn Davison. Admission $5. Contact the museum for more information; register at

■Starting July 1, Warner Connects NH Food Pantry and Community Resource Center will accept applications for the 2022-23 fuel assistance program. If you heat with wood, vouchers will be sent early so deliveries can be made prior to the cold weather. Applications are available in the CAP or Warner Connects offices at 49 W. Main Street, Warner. Questions? Call 603-456-2246.

■Pillsbury Free Library has installed two new Poppin Pod privacy booths to meet the needs of those who want to converse or meet on Zoom. Come on in and check them out!

■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Lots of amazing stuff!

■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.

Elibet Chase


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