Contoocook river region town crier for the week of March 19, 2023

Published: 3/21/2023 11:43:35 AM
BOWPizza and Game Day

■Bow Young at Heart will hold a “Pizza and Game Day” on March 22 at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Rd., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pizza and dessert will be provided, please bring your own beverage.

■The Rotary Club of Bow announces that their annual Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available. The Foundation will be awarding a total of $25,000 in post-secondary scholarships in 2023! Rules and forms available at The application must be received at the Bow School District Superintendent’s Office or emailed to no later than 3 p.m. on April 14. Applications may also be mailed to the Bow Rotary Club, PO Box 1935, Bow NH 03304.

■The Bow Garden Club (BGC) will start off its 2023 year on April 17 at the Old Town Hall. Social time and refreshments at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s program will feature Amy Cardello from Pleasant View Gardens speaking on “What Makes a Proven Winner a Proven Winner.” Call BGC President Keryn Anderson at 603-856-8563, visit or email for more information.


DUNBARTONVirtual smoothie presentation

■Virtual program from the library: “Delicious Quick and Easy Smoothies,” presented by Leslie Cerier on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. To request a link to this online program or any other, please email before 5 p.m. the day of the presentation.

■Save the date for the PTO Easter Bunny Breakfast on April 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Elementary School, 20 Robert Rogers Rd.

■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 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Vestry. Call Barb at 496-3253 for more information. All are welcome.

■This month, the Public Library’s book group will read “Last Green Valley” by Mark T Sullivan. The book discussion is scheduled for noon on April 19. For more information, call the library, 774-3546.



HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGLibrary programming

■On March 21, the Fuller Library’s Cookbook Club will meet to discuss and taste recipes from “Flour” by Joanne Chang at 12:30 p.m.; and the Mystery Book Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Rock, Paper, Scissors” by Alice Feeney. Fuller Public Library, call 603-464-3595 for more information.

■Seedy Saturdays at Fuller Public Library from 10 to 11 a.m.: March 25 Sow Like a Pro; April 8 is Container Gardening; and in April 22 is When to Plant Outside.

■Peeps Diorama Contest at Fuller Public Library. Create a diorama using Peeps, and bring it to the library by April 1. Winners will be announced the next week.

■Zen Writing at Fuller Public Library on April 13, 20, and 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $30 and has a limit of 12 participants. Contact Rena at 603-464-5154 prior to April 11 to register.



■The First Congregational Church of Hopkinton is presenting Snickers & Sweets - dessert and a comedy/musical review on March 24 at 7 p.m., March 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are required and are $15, cash or check only. Available at the church office on weekdays 8 to 11 a.m., after church on March 19, or requests may be emailed to

■“Celebrating the Artist Next Door” will be presented from May 20 to June 17. Please register now to participate. Email for more information. 

■Hopkinton Human Services is looking for donations to help families in need, and offset the cost of camp. One week of recreation camp costs $200. Checks can be made out and sent to Hopkinton Human Services at 330 Main St, Hopkinton.

■The March title for the Library Book Group is “The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island,” by Heather Webb. The Book Group will meet to discuss on March 29 at 1 p.m. in the Local History Room, as well as on Zoom. The library has multiple copies of the book.

■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.

■Town/School Elections will be held on March 28 at the Hopkinton Middle High School. This is the rescheduled date due to the snowstorm.

■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

■Dial A Ride is open for rides for Hopkinton/Contoocook residents for medical appointments and any other errands. The office hours at the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 603-746-4357 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer.

■The Contoocook Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon inside Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contoocook Farmers’ Market. SNAP/EBT accepted.

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



WARNERPancake breakfast

■On Maple Weekend, March 18, enjoy a pancake breakfast at the United Church of Warner from 7:30 to 11 a.m. with proceeds going to Warner’s 250th birthday celebration in 2024. On March 18, learn about sugaring at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’s Maple Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maple Weekend continues on March 19, when Warner Historical Society sponsors a Maple Syrup Tasting event at Town Hall from noon to 3 p.m.

■Enjoy “Native American Stories of the Night Sky” on March 24, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. This outdoor live program is free. Bring your chairs, warm clothing, and blankets to spend an evening of stargazing and storytelling around a campfire. Event will be postponed to March 31 if it’s too cloudy.

■Kearsarge High Music Program is having a mattress fundraiser on March 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kearsarge Regional High School.

■Election Day has been moved to March 28 at Town Hall. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit for links to sample ballots and more important information including the budget, warrant articles, and more.

■The Town Meeting will be held on March 29, starting at 6 p.m., at Town Hall. Residents must be registered voters to vote on the operating budget and warrant articles. TFor more information, contact Principal Tim Stokes at

■Pillsbury Free Library is hosting a Well Water Testing Informational Workshop on March 29, at 6 p.m. Presented by the NH Department of Environmental Services in the Library’s meeting room and on Zoom. Water test kits with forms will be available during the event, as well as on March 30 and April 1. Please register by calling the Library at 603-456-2289.

■Vendor registration is open for Pillsbury Free Library’s 2023 Annual Indoor Flea Market and Crafts Sale, which will be held on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Warner Town Hall. The fee for a six foot vendor table is $15. Application and more information may be found at

Elibet Chase


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