Contoocook river region town crier for the week of Feb. 26, 2023

Published: 2/27/2023 11:35:02 AM
Modified: 2/27/2023 11:33:59 AM
BOWHistory presentation

■The Bow Rotary’s annual “Rotary Speech Contest” for local high school students will be held on March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Baker Free Library, lower level. Prizes for the Bow Rotary: $500, $300, $200, respectively.

■Bow Young at Heart is on March 8: “A History of NH Primary” presented by John Gfroerer at the Old Town Hall and sponsored by NH Humanities Council. The public is invited. Social hour is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm, bring your own lunch and beverage, dessert is provided. The club will have a book and puzzle swap at the March 22 meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club (BGC) Scholarship is available for a graduating BHS senior who is pursuing an education in any of the plant sciences (horticulture, conservation, forestry, etc.). 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.



■School vacation week will be Feb. 27 through March 3.

■This month the DCC Book Club, Beyond the Book, is reading Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote by Johanna Neuman. The discussion is on March 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. Call Barb at 496-3253 for information.

■Supervisors will be in session on March 4 from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the town office. Corrections and additions to the Checklist will be received.

■Maker’s Morning is exploring weaving on March 7 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Dunbarton Congregational Church Vestry. Fiber artist Marsha McKay will facilitate the creation of “Cycles,” a circular weaving on a hoop. Bits and bobs of yarn and fiber will be provided. A limited number of hoops are available. If you have a 6-12” embroidery hoop and a wide-eyed tapestry needle, please bring them, along with anything you wish to incorporate into your project (feathers, shells, seedpods, beads, etc.) Invite a friend. The community is welcome. Contact Joyce Ray at for information.

■Chair Yoga with Sherry Gamble. Meet at the DCC Vestry across the street from the library on March 9 at 11 a.m. Wear comfy clothes. Chair provided.



HENNIKER / WEAREStudent performances

■John Stark High School and Weare Middle School students will be performing on March 8 on the State House lawn. The Weare performance is from 11:30 a.m. to noon and John Stark’s is from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

■Registrations are opening for WeareHenniker Youth Theatre camps this July. Camps are for area young people ages six to 18 who are interested in theatre, music, film, writing, visual arts, lighting, and directing. Contact or (603) 568-5102 for more details.



■If you’ve been on one of Linden’s past full moon hikes, you know that it is something special! Sign up for her March 5 Full Moon Hike and enjoy! There is limited space so sign up at

■Pop Up Book Sale at the Hopkinton Town Library on March 3 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers.

■Puzzle swap on Feb. 28 at the Hopkinton Town Library. The puzzle collection will begin on Feb. 21.

■Craft Swap on March 3 at the Hopkinton Town Library. Do you have a bit of this or a bit of that leftover from a craft project you’ve done? Or craft supplies you no longer want? Craft collection will begin on Feb 24.

■Cookies with Cass at the Hopkinton Town Library on March 7 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for our annual information sharing event with Neal Cass, Hopkinton Town Administrator. Refreshments will be served!

■The American Legion Post 81 will be hosting a morning flea market on the second and fourth Sundays of the month until May. The cost for vendors for a 12-foot space is $10 without a table, and $15 with an 8-foot table provided. To reserve a space and for more information, call or text Tammy at (603) 620-6804.

■Like to snowshoe? Adults can join us Thursday at 11 a.m. for group snowshoeing! See the details online at

■AARP Tax-Aide Program offers free tax preparation at the Hopkinton Town Library Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Community Room. Call 211 for an appointment, or schedule your appointment online at AARP membership is not required.

■Last year’s Hopkinton PTA auction featured 125 unique bid items and had over 8,000 page views. We would love to feature your product or business, too! Email us at

■Join us for friendly and fun cribbage games at the Slusser Center on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Don’t know how to play, but want to learn? Contact the Recreation Department and we will put you in touch with an experienced player who can teach you at (603) 746-8263 or

■Ballet and creative dance on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., March 7 to 9, at the Slusser Senior Center for boys and girls in Grades 2 to 5. Register at

■2023 Spring Lacrosse Registration is open 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

■Federal continuous Medicaid enrollment is ending, which means that some redetermination dates may be changing. If your redetermination date is changing, you will soon receive a yellow letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (or see one in your NH EASY account) with instructions on when and how to complete your redetermination. Learn more at

■The Slusser Center offers in-person dining for Wednesday Senior Lunch. A $5 donation is requested. Once a month we are fortunate to enjoy Sandy’s beautiful melodies at the piano while you eat. Details are online at

■Dial A Ride is open for rides for Hopkinton/Contoocook residents for medical appointments and any other errands. Call (603) 746-4357 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer.

■Hopkinton summer, art, science and British Soccer camps registration are open at

■Kathleen Dustin, Hopkinton resident and nationally acclaimed polymer clay artist, arrived at the Samunnat Women’s Shelter in Birtamod, Nepa. To learn more about Samunnat and to see what the women have created, visit their website at:



WARNERWine tasting

■Come taste the winter reds! Warner Public Market Wine and Cheese Tasting on Feb. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.

■On Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m., come paint a rock and meet new friends at Warner Public Market. Then hide rocks around town or take them home. Hosted by Kearsarge Area Pride and free to the public. For more info and to RSVP, visit

■Learn about the candidates at the Warner Candidates’ Forum on Feb. 27, from 7:30 p.m. at Warner Town hall. Hear from Select Board candidates Karen Coyne and Harry Seidel (one three-year position) and Library Trustee candidates (three three-year positions) Bradford Bloom, David Elliot, Jan Gugliotti, and Lois Shea. The event is sponsored and moderated by The League of Women Voters, Kearsarge Sunapee Area, a nonpartisan organization.

■Come to join or just watch and learn from the Kearsarge Wool Spinners on Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds.

■On Mar. 5 at 4 p.m., on Zoom, BookEnds BookGroup discusses The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. BookGroup participants receive 20% off the book prior to the event. For the Zoom link, visit

■NH Telephone Museum hosts “Code Breaking!” for their homeschool day on March 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Explore morse code on their 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

■On Mar. 8 at 1:30, Pillsbury Library Book Club discusses The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rachel Skoot. Masks required.

■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

■Warmer-uppers – coats and firewood - are still available at Warner Connects NH at 49 W. Main St. Seasoned split wood can be picked up in the back parking lot, and wood pellets are available at the office. For coats and other cold-weather apparel, stop by the tent or call (603) 456-2053 to set up an appointment.

■The Warner Parks and Rec. CoEd Softball League is open to adults ages 18 and up. All skill levels are welcome to play. Find signup forms (labeled 2022 but fine to use for 2023) at

Elibet Chase


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