Contoocook River Region town crier for the week of June 26, 2022

Published: 6/27/2022 1:22:18 PM
BOWSummer concerts

■The Bow Rotary Club invites the entire community to join our friends and neighbors for the Rotary Club’s Free Summer Concert Series. All shows are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bow Bandstand. In the event of inclement weather, the shows will be performed in the Community Building, unless the artist elects to postpone to the optional rain date of Aug. 21.) On July 10, is Kid Pinky. Kid Pinky is a retro-style four-piece band that is both authentic and unique. Led by local Steve Prisby, the band pays homage to blues, N’Awlin’s funk and jazz.


DUNBARTONBarbecue time

■Don’t forget to use your tickets for the annual Dunbarton Fire Department Chicken BBQ. The Sunday servings are from either noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. For any questions please contact

■Dunbarton Public Library Summer Reading Program 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” will be held from June 28 to 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:

■On June 29, the library presents “Touch a Truck” at 10:30 a.m. on the Town Common (Town Offices side). Kids of all ages have the opportunity to touch, feel, and climb every vehicle available. Meet a police officer and fireman. Parental supervision is required, and cameras are highly recommended. For more information, call the library at 774-3546. There is overflow parking at the elementary school. Read to Dogs at the library is scheduled for July 7 on the band stand at 10:30 a.m. Call to schedule.

■Town Offices are closed on July 4. On July 6, the town clerk will have a delayed opening, noon to 4 p.m. Town Library hours schedule change: July 1 (noon to 4 p.m.) and July 2 the library will be closed to observe the July 4 holiday.

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading “At Home in Midford” by Jan Karon. The discussion is scheduled for July 7 at 7 p.m. For any questions and for the Zoom link, call Barb at (603) 496-3253.

■Summer Chair Yoga with Sherry is back for the summer. This Thursday, come join in at 11 a.m. Meet on the bandstand. Wear comfy clothes and bring water. Chairs will be provided.



HENNIKER / WEARETheatre openings

■The 2022 Henniker Concert Series has started off its season with great music and record-breaking crowds. This Tuesday features renowned folksinger and storyteller, Reggie Harris, and Thursday Farmers’ Market Music continues with Country Comfort!

■There are a few theatre camp positions left in the third and fourth weeks of July. The shows are going to be a William Ogmundson musical, Square Pegs, adapted from Tomie dePaola’s Oliver Button is a Sissy and then a musical, dance and puppet revue titled Tomie’s People based on some of his most memorable characters. Call (603) 568-5102 for information.

■Type to Learn is a typing program used in 3rd Grade at Center Woods Elementary School. Two students – Aubree Carpenter and Zoey Johnson, have mastered how to type so far.

■SAU 24 Superintendent Jacqueline Coe, Ed.D, announced the appointment of Rodney Brown as Athletic Director for John Stark Regional High School, effective July 1.



■On June 28, Adult Paint Night at Fuller Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required due to limited seating. The class is free, we ask that you make a donation of small toiletry items for our free bathroom shelf. Call the library at (603) 464-3595 to register or stop in!

■Tea & Conversation at Fuller Public Library is a monthly program for mature adult conversation and snacks. Join us July 1 at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.


WARNERBarn sales open

■Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Warner Town Hall lawn - find great products and produce at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market.

■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Lots of amazing stuff! Donated items can be left on the side porch near the barn anytime at 15 West Main Street.

■Women’s Summer Softball League begins June 26 and runs through Aug. 7 on Sunday nights. Bring a team or bring yourself and we will find you a team. You must be 18 or older to play. Registration information can be found at

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

■On June 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a live concert at the Jim Mitchell Community Park Amphitheatre! Presenting the lively folk, old-time, and bluegrass music of Green Heron. The performance is free to the public with donations appreciated; sponsored by MainStreetWarner, Inc.

■Family Closet is loaded with summer clothes, many with discounted prices. Also, there is a gear corner with hiking boots, bathing suits, tennis rackets, baseball gloves, new backpacks (50% off retail), and more. 49 W. Main Street, Warner.

■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. For questions, call (603) 456-2246.

■On July 1 at noon at Warner Town Hall, volunteers are needed to read Frederick Douglass’ famous speech, “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July.” To volunteer to read a portion of Douglass’ speech, please email Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.

■Warner Connects NH Food Pantry and Community Resource Center will be closed July 4 through 8, opening again on July 11.

■On July 6, Pillsbury Free Library’s Summer Program begins! The summer theme, “Oceans of Possibility,” is open to children in Kindergarten (completed) 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.

■Ballot counters are needed for the upcoming September state primary and November general state elections. Warner ballots are hand counted starting at 7 p.m. until the job is done. Counters must be registered Warner voters. If interested, email with your name and address.

Elibet Chase


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