Contoocook river region town crier for the week of Feb. 5, 2023

Published: 02-07-2023 11:29 AM


■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club (BGC) Scholarship is available for a graduating Bow High School (BHS) senior who is pursuing an education in any of the plant sciences. An application may be acquired through the BHS counseling office or by contacting BGC Scholarship Chairman Debra Wayne at or (603) 715-1466. Applications need to be received by April 30.

■Bow Young At Heart is on Feb. 8. “New England’s Colonial Meetinghouses and Their Impact on American Society,” presented by Paul Wainwright and sponsored by NH Humanities Council, begins at 12:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Rd. The public is invited to attend, no RSVP necessary. We will have a book and puzzle swap, bring one to share or pick one up to borrow. Social hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., bring your own lunch and beverage, dessert is provided. There is no meeting on Feb. 22. On March 8, “A History of NH Primary” presented by John Gfroerer at Old Town Hall, and sponsored by NH Humanities Council.


DUNBARTONZoom cooking class

■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 with scissors or with a yarn or paint project you’re working on from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 7. For more information, contact

■Read to a Dog, Children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 who register will have a 20-minute session, from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Next dates are on Feb. 16 and March 2. Please call the library to register prior to the dates listed.

■“Healthy Decadent Chocolate Desserts” will be virtually presented by Leslie Cercier on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. In this baking demonstration on Zoom, Leslie will teach us how to make two healthy, decadent, chocolate desserts from scratch, chocolate chip brownies and honey hazelnut treats. Please email prior to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 to obtain the link.

■The library will again host humanities presenters as book club facilitators for the February adult book groups. They will host Ann McClellan on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of White Teeth by Zadie Smith. For more information and a link, contact the library

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■The Dunbarton Police Department has received reports of three scam attempts that have occurred within the past few days. These scam attempts have included the “Grandchild”, “DEA”, and “Publishers Clearing House” scams. If someone attempts this scam on you or someone you know, please call us to report it at (603) 224-1232.



HENNIKER / WEARE9th-Grade Night

■Weare Fire Rescue is currently seeking applications for one Firefighter EMT/AEMT/Medic position. The application can be found at

■Students and their parents/guardians of current 8th-grade students at the Henniker Community School and Weare Middle School are invited to the Incoming 9th-Grade Night at John Stark Regional High School on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m.



■Feb. 7 is How To’s Day at Fuller Public Library at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., learn how to make a yarn heart garland. These easy-to-make yarn hearts can be used for lots of different projects. You can stop in the library to register or call (603) 464-3595.

WARNERDinner and raffle

■Join the fun at the Kearsarge Trail Snails Torchlight Dinner and Raffle on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Warner Town Hall. Turkey or roast beef will be served with all the fixings and dessert! Bring your own beer. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children six to 12 and children under six are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Easter Seals Camp Sno-Mo.

■Kindergarten, Preschool, and new student registration for the Kearsarge Regional School District 2023-2024 school year opened on Feb. 1. Online registration and more details may be accessed at

■Family Closet Thrift Boutique is back! All winter coats, boots, and sweaters during $5 February. Open Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 49 W. Main Street. Spring and summer donations will be accepted starting April 1. For questions, call (603) 456-2183.

■Come to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Mid-Winter Social for music and companionship, on Feb. 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. Host Drum Black Thunder Singers; Emcee Ed Bullock. Join us for dancing and music; bring a dish to share! Located at 18 Highlawn Rd. More information is at

■MainStreet BookEndsBookGroup will meet on Zoom to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. For more information and Zoom link, visit

■American Legion Post 39 meets on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the lower part of the NH Telephone Museum. Come see how you can help other local veterans, make some friends, or find out about helpful programs. For more information, visit

■Pillsbury Free Library Book Group meets on Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge. Copies available at the library!

■NH Telephone Museum hosts “Code Breaking!” for their homeschool day on Feb. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Explore morse code on the museum’s working telegraph, decode secret messages, and more. The program is $5 for adults; $8 for children. Limited to 12 students per session. Parents must accompany their children for the duration of the program. For more information and to register, visit

■Pillsbury Free Library’s Circle of Friends will meet on Feb.. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Library for an organizational meeting to discuss upcoming activities. All are welcome. Typical activities include assisting with fundraising activities such as a flea market, book sales, bake sales, and community socials.

■Blood donations are needed! Donate in Warner on Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the United Church of Warner. To sign up or for more information, visit

■Plans have begun for Warner’s 250th birthday in 2024! Plan to attend the spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser on Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Warner Town Hall. The meal is $15 per person. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. for sale of raffle tickets and viewing of items.

■Registration for Warner Youth Sports Association spring softball and baseball is open! For details and to register, visit Also, umpires are needed. If interested, contact Tyler at or Becky at

■Baker’s are needed for Warner Historical Society’s Valentine Cookie Walk fundraiser happening on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Warner Town Hall. To donate baked items, contact Molly Wyeth at

Elibet Chase