Contoocook Town Crier published the week of Sept. 25, 2022

Published: 9/23/2022 8:09:22 AM
Modified: 9/23/2022 8:08:44 AM
BOW‘Books in Bloom’

■The Bow Garden Club, in cooperation with the Baker Free Library, will present “Books In Bloom” at the Baker Free Library on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. This exhibit features individual floral designs created to reflect a particular book. This exhibit is open to the public and is free. The event will take place in the lower level of the library in the “Cafe & Bow Rotary Room” from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday (with light refreshments served) and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any Bow resident interested in creating a design to add to the exhibit should send an email to

■Household Hazardous Waste Day on Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bow Public Works Building, 12 Robinson Rd. Visit the town website for a full list of accepted items, including the fee schedule for electronics.

■The Bow Mills United Methodist Church will be hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin Patch hours from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31: weekdays (2 to 6 p.m.); Saturdays (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sundays (noon to 5 p.m). For information, contact (603) 224-0884 or visit our website

■The annual Bow Rotary Foundation Auction will be online again this year from Nov. 2 to 5 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Blast Off to Our Future.” Sponsors are still needed. More information is at



■The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Sept. 26. Please plan your needs accordingly.

■Chair Yoga with Sherry Gamble will be Thursday at 11 a.m. on the band stand. The library will provide the chairs.

■Mr. T is back at the library for the Read to a Dog program. Children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 who register will have a 20-minute session on this Thursday and on Oct. 13 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Contact the library to register.

■The NH Energy Expo will be Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the community center (school gym). Free Admission to the exhibits and door prizes will be given away. Find more information, including the exhibitor list and workshop schedule, on the Town Calendar and at

■Coffee with a Cop is on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the School Street Cafe. They’ll also be passing out some free Coffee with a Cop coffee mugs!



HENNIKER / WEAREHandmade andhomegrown

■The Henniker School Board meets on Oct. 5, John Stark School Board meets on Oct. 12 and the Weare School Board Oct. 18. No school on Oct. 7: Teacher Workshop Day or Oct. 10: Columbus Day.

■Henniker Handmade & Homegrown is on Oct. 1.

■There is a public hearing in Weare on the acceptance of unanticipated revenue on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGArtist of the month

■September’s Artist of the Month at Fuller Public Library is Debbie Kardeseski. Her work will be on display in the Gilbert Room all month. Copies of the poster are for sale for $10 each with the proceeds going to the library.

■On Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., at Fuller Public Library is “Decoding the Mysteries of Cats or Why Do Cats Do What They Do?” with cat behaviorist Stephen Quandt. Join through Zoom or in the library. Call to register with an email.

■On Sept. 28 the Monadnock Herbal Society will meet from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fox Forest 309 Center Rd., Hillsboro. Join for our last meeting of the year: planting pollinator plants at Fox Forest Pollinator gardens (3:30 p.m.), potluck soup and bread (5:30 p.m.) bring a bowl, spoon and recipes. For more information, contact or (603) 562-6537.



■Looking to play Pickleball? See what the Recreation Department has to offer in Hopkinton! Read full details online at

■Clean out your closets for Changing Lives Equine Center Inc! Please gather clothes and household textiles in large bags. All items must be clean and in sellable condition. For information about dropping off donations, contact Marcia Evans at (603) 545-5213 or To arrange for pick up, contact Kath Butcher at (603) 724-3452 (text preferred, but can leave message) or Donations will be accepted at the farm until Oct. 1.

Out of the Woods - 5 artists 4 seasons is on display through Oct. 8. The gallery will be open to the public Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

■“A Flock of New Hampshire Poets: Fall 2022” with L.R.Berger on Oct. 27 and Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Free but please RSVP at 746-3663 or at

■For a $40 annual subscription, the Hopkinton Rotary will place a flag at your property on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veterans’ Day. Flag subscriptions can be made at any time. For more information, send an email and include your street address to

■FIRST Robotics Team, Oz-Ram 1922 welcomes students to join any time. The team is primarily geared toward students in Grades 9 to 12. Please feel free to email Ms. Betz with any questions at

■The September selection for the Hopkinton Town Library Book Group is Finding Chika. The Library Book Group will meet on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Print and audio CD copies of the book are available at the library and in Hoopla and Libby.

■Sign up for Linden’s “Intro to Wild Mushrooms” program on Oct. 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Or, bring the whole family for a “Family Mushroom Walk” on that same day from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Sign up online at

■“A Panorama of Haitian Art,” with Judith Kumin will be on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Contoocook Resident Judith Kumin, will present key moments in the evolution of Haitian art from the beginning of the 20th century onwards.

■The Contoocook Carry Community Fund is accepting donations of seasoned wood. If you can help, please call Mary at (603) 568-2783. For more information see

■Fuel Assistance Applications have opened up to all households for the 2022 to 2023 heating season. Contact Community Action Program or visit their website for more information at



WARNERFamily gear swap

■Volunteers are needed for The Warner Fall Foliage Festival! For more information and to volunteer, visit For questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Lukaitis, at

■Sept. 24, is the first annual Family Gear Swap at the Family Closet Thrift Boutique. Open Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 49 W. Main St., Warner. All sales support the Warner Connects NH Food Pantry and Community Resource Center.

■On Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. is the Gorgeous Gourd Workshop at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Learn how to decorate your own gourd in this gourd-burning workshop with Micheline. All materials will be provided; please bring a wood burning tool if you have one. Registration is $60 for members; $65 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit

■Habitat For Humanity needs your help to create safe, affordable housing in Warner. No prior skills are needed to assist with general labor on this home renovation. Come for all or part of a day between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25, and Oct. 1 and 2. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Email for more information or to sign up.

■The Warner Skateboard Park is open at Riverside Park.

■Harvest Moon Festival 2022 at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

■On Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. is Drag Queen Bingo at the NH Telephone Museum in the Lower Meeting Room. Advanced reservations are required; tickets are $15 per person and include one bingo card. Additional cards are $5. For more information and to register, visit

■Sept. 29 is the Warner Historical Society Annual Meeting and program, “Returning North with the Spring: Retracing the Journey of Naturalist Edwin Way Teale,” presented by John Harris. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. followed by the presentation at 8 p.m. This NH Humanities to Go program is free and open to the public.

■On Oct. 2 at 2 p.m., is “Walking Tour: A Small NH Town Remembers its Black History” with guides Rebecca Courser and Lynn Clark. Sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of NH, Inc., tickets are $20 per person, $15 for seniors and the military and $10 for students. To register, visit

■BookEnds BookGroup discusses Lab Girl by Hope Jahren on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.

■Ballot Counters are needed for the Nov. 8 General Election. To help out, email Kathy Carson at with your name and address. Only Warner registered voters are eligible.

■Please re-register for the WFFF Kids Fun Run – there was a technical glitch! The 5K Run is on Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.; register at The Kids Fun Run is held on Oct. 9 at 9 a.m., register at To volunteer or chaperone for the Fun Run, contact Andrea at

■Create a float for the Warner Fall Festival’s Grand Parade, “Fantastical Tales of all Time!” on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. There is no entry fee; money prizes. Message Jenny Courser on Facebook for more information or to register a float.

■The Pillsbury Free Library is accepting book donations for its Fall Book Sale on Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of clean, boxed books and DVDs will be accepted between Oct. 1 and 6 during open hours. Please use small boxes that can be used for display. Book sale volunteers are needed. Call (603) 456- 2289 or sign up at

■The Warner Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers interested in collecting water quality and stream health information in select streams throughout town. For more information contact Jody Sloane at Training will begin in early October.

■Need childcare? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire is offering preschool childcare in Warner! To enroll your child apply online at

Elibet Chase


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