Contoocook river region for the week of March 5, 2023

Published: 03-07-2023 11:24 AM


■Maker’s Morning is exploring Weaving on Tuesday 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. 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 and 30 at 11 a.m. Wear comfy clothes. Chair provided. Contact for more information.

■Dunbarton Annual School District Meeting 2023 to 2024 will be held on March 11 at the Community Center (school gym) on 20 Robert Rogers Rd., from 4 to 6 p.m. Election of officers will be on March 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information, visit to 2024.

■At the library, Read Aloud to a dog. Mr. T is a registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205. Children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 who register will have a 20-minute session on March 16 and 30 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Please register.

■This month the DCC Book Club, Beyond the Book, is reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The discussion is on April 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Call Barb at 496-3253 for more information. All are welcome.



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■The Town of Weare Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on March 6 at Town Hall beginning at 7:15 p.m. to hear public testimony and comment regarding additional funds to be spent from the Mildred Hall Fund for renovations of the Town Hall bathrooms.

■Join Board Members from the School Boards on March 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom to ask a question about school budgets or just listen to what they have to say about our schools. For the Zoom link, please visit

■You can help support the summer concerts by being a “Friend of the Henniker Concert Series” with a contribution of $100. To fill out an application to become a Friend, contact or send your check made out to Henniker Concerts Private Trust at 18 Depot St., Henniker, NH 03242. Contributions need to be received by March 22.

■The John Stark Stage Company is proud to present its production of Mary Zimmerman’s Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. Performances will be held on March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m., and March 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour before the show or online at



■On March 7 is How To’s Day at Fuller Public Library: Learn how to make a Pom-Pom Wreath at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Call to sign up at (603) 464-3595.

■Flex & Stretch class at Fuller Public Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Call to register, there is a fee for the class.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKCommittee volunteers

■Hopkinton Rotary has recognized Louise Carr as Hopkinton Citizen of the Year 2022.

■At its meeting on Feb. 21, the Select Board established the Hopkinton Housing Committee. The Select Board is looking for nine members to serve on this committee. Visit for information and an application. The Select Board plans to review applicants at its March 13 meeting.

■Hopkinton Town Library call for artwork (all media) with the prompt Edward Lear’s classic poem “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Submit photos of your work to by March 24 for a gallery show in April and May 2023. Copies of the poem are available at the library and on our website.

■Cookies w/Cass at the Hopkinton Town Library on March 7 at 3:30 p.m. The town administrator will discuss the issues that will be addressed at this year’s Town Meeting as well as the process overall. Refreshments will be served!

■Join us for an evening of curious oddities on March 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Historical Society! This fun event is geared toward pre-K/elementary school children and their parents. It will feature storyteller Trish Walton reading “Wendell the Narwhal” by Emily Dove, curiosities from the Society’s collection, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own animal/aquatic artifacts to share.

■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’ 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 on 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 at AARP membership is not required.

■Town/School Elections will be held on March 14 at Hopkinton Middle High School.

■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.

■The Hopkinton Town Library’s Family Story Time is held twice a week: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Story Time features literacy-based stories, songs, and fingerplays with a new theme each week.

■The Contookuleles will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. All ages and all ukulele levels are welcome at Community Room at the Hopkinton Public Library.

■Ballet and creative dance on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., March 7 to May 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

■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 Call (603) 746-8263 for more information.

■As part of our 50+ Strong Living exercise programs, the Slusser Center offers Chair Yoga on Monday and Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga is great for both the body and mind. This program is free (donations accepted). Join us!

■Hopkinton summer, art, science and British Soccer camp registration is open at



WARNERCode breaking program

■On March 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 and click the link under Upcoming Events.

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

■Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum presents a Beaded Rosette Virtual Workshop conducted by museum director Andy Bullock on March 9, 4 to 6 p.m. Appropriate for teens through adults and limited to 12 participants. $35 for members; $40 for non-members Materials are included in the cost. Register by Feb. 27; materials will be sent. Other requirements: computer with video/audio access, scissors, a pencil, and one paper towel sheet. Register for the workshop here!

■Watch out for Ticks! Learn more about ticks and tick-borne diseases at Pillsbury Free Library, March 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

■Election Day is on March 14 at Town Hall. Visit for links to sample ballots and more information.

■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

■Warner Connects NH at 49 W. Main St. seeks donations of dog and cat pet food, both canned and dry. Donations may be dropped off during Pantry hours, Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or left in the tent off the lower parking lot. For more information, call (603) 456-2053.

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

■Indoor Friday night pickleball at Simonds School is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. One court so sign up! To check on player numbers and add your name in advance, download the app Team Reach, enter the name WarnerNHPB, and the code is WPB21.

Elibet Chase