Contoocook River Region town crier for the week of Jan. 15, 2023

Published: 01-17-2023 10:50 AM

BOWBow Young at Heart

■Bow Young at Heart meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from January to October. Membership is open to everyone 55 and older, everyone is invited to attend meetings and presentations. We meet at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Rd., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is a social hour with bring your own lunch and dessert is provided by the club.


DUNBARTONLibrary book party rescheduled

■No school on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■“No Book” Book Discussion will be held on Jan. 18 at noon in the library foyer. Read to a Dog is back at the library. Mr. T has returned! Children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 who register will have a 20-minute session, from 2:45 to 4 p.m. The next available dates are Jan. 19 and Feb. 2. Please call the library to register! The virtual program - “Hawks and Hawk Watching” will be on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Presented by Steve Hale. Call the library for the link.

■The library will again host humanities presenters as book club facilitators for the January and February adult book groups. They will host Damian Costello on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of Black Elk Speaks by Nicholas Black Elk and John G. Neihardt. For more information, contact the library at

■Maker’s Mornings will resume monthly at the Dunbarton Congregational Church Vestry building for anyone wanting to create in a supportive atmosphere. The focus will be collage. Other mediums are being explored. Drop in from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 24, and on First Tuesdays thereafter (Feb. 7, March 7 and April 4).

■The DCC Book Club has a new name, Beyond the Book. This month the club is reading No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox. Discussions are held on the first Thursday of the month in the Vestry or on Zoom. For more information or the Zoom link, call Barb at 496-3253.

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■The Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a session for corrections and additions to the Checklist on Jan. 24 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office.



HENNIKER / WEARESchool district events

■On Jan. 19 is the John Stark Idol Competition sponsored by Tri-M Society at 7 p.m. in the Cafe (Jan. 26 snow date). On Jan. 23 there will be no school for a Teach Workshop Day at JSRHS only. On Jan. 28 is Spanish Honor Society Bingo Night at 5 p.m.

■The Granite State Challenge airdates for JSRHS’ team are Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. on NHPBS and at 10:30 p.m. on the same night in NHPBS Explore and again on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

■Henniker Brewery is helping to celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting the Henniker Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree Bonfire on Jan. 28. Pick ups began Jan. 7.



■Knitting Purls group meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Fuller Public Library, bring along any project you are working on.

■On Jan. 17, the Fuller Library’s Cookbook Club meets at 1 p.m. to taste soup recipes; and the Mystery Group meets at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly.



■As part of The New Hampshire Humanities’ Perspectives Book Groups, this month we are reading Hamlet: A Novel of the Plague. The Library Book Discussion group will meet on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m., in-person at the library and via Zoom. Scholar and museum currator, Carrie Brown, will join us for the meeting. To reserve a copy of the book please contact the library at or (603) 746-3663. If you plan to use the Zoom meeting option, contact the library.

■Any registered voter wishing to sign-up and run for elected office should go to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector office at Town Hall, 330 Main Street, Hopkinton between Jan. 25 and Feb. 3. The following elected positions in the Town of Hopkinton are open: two Select Board Member positions (three-year term), Treasurer (three year term), two Budget Committee Members (three-year term), two Library Trustees (three year term), Cemetery Trustee (three year term), Trustee of Trust Funds (three year term). Election Day is on March 14. Terms begin at the close of Town Meeting on March 18.

■2023 Spring Lacrosse Registration is open at

■Hopkinton Winter Walks with Linden is a great way to continue your appreciation of nature after the First Day Hike and add in some exercise at the same time! Join us for this four-week program. Register online at

■Hopkinton residents in need of assistance with heat, food, housing, and medication should contact Human Services Director Alicia Presti at (603) 746-8244 or email

■Winter Parking Ban in effect through April 15 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.



WARNERVaccine clinic

■The Pillsbury Free Library will be hosting a free mobile COVID 19 vaccine clinic on Jan. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring insurance cards if you have any, as well as past vaccine info. For more information, contact the library at (603) 456-2289.

■Join the monthly craft circle at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Jan. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

■Come support Warner Historical Society and Reed’s North at Warner Wednesday theme night “Skiing Through the Decades,” on Jan. 18 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Reed’s North. Ski-themed costumes encouraged with a prize for the best.

■On Jan. 21 from noon to 3 p.m., save the date for Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’s Annual Meeting to discuss the past year and plan for the future. Lunch provided by the Trustees of the museum. Located at 18 Highlawn Rd., Warner. For details and schedule, visit

■Filing period for March elections is from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 with many positions available from Almoners to Selectboard. Visit for more information.

■The Pillsbury Free Library seeks a detail-oriented person for financial tasks, monthly bank reconciliations, and check and report creation. For more information, contact the Library at (603) 456-2289.

Elibet Chase