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

Published: 3/28/2023 9:11:27 AM
Modified: 3/28/2023 9:11:14 AM
BOWScholarships available

■The Rotary Club of Bow announces that their annual Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available. Rules and forms are 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.

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club (BGC) Scholarship is also available for a graduating Bow High School 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.

■The Bow Garden Club 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 program

■Virtual program from the library: “Delicious Quick and Easy Smoothies,” presented by Leslie Cerier on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Cerier will teach us how to make healthy, rich, nourishing smoothies from scratch To request a link to this online program or any other, please email before 5 p.m. the day of the presentation.

■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 30 and April 13 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Please call the library to register now, 774-3546.

■PTO Easter Bunny Breakfast on April 1 from 9 to10:30 a.m. at the Elementary School, 20 Robert Rogers Rd. Tickets are at

■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.

■Daniel Philbrook has been hired to fill a vacant full-time patrol officer position. He will begin his in-house training before going to the full-time police academy in June.




■On March 30, “Learn How to Use Libby” at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Libby is the app used by public libraries for ebooks and audiobooks. 

■Peep dioramas are due to Fuller Public Library by April 1 if you are entering the contest.

■April 4 is How To’s Day at Fuller Public Library: Create a Journal with Rena Rockwell, at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Call to reserve a spot at 603-464-3595.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKGardening workshop

■“Seed Starting and Propagation” on March 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. UNH Master Gardener will offer a workshop on best practices for starting plants from seeds and cuttings.

■The Annual Flea Market at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton will take place on April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■The Easter Bunny is coming to meet the Hopkinton Kids on April 1 at the Slusser Center! Come for games, photos and a fun scramble in the field. Details are online at

■“Celebrating the Artist Next Door” will be presented from May 20 to June 17. We are incredibly blessed to live in an artistically rich community and our Two Villages Art Gallery member shows celebrate you! Please register now to participate. Email for more information.

■Ty Meier’s “Secrets of Happiness” is at the Two Villages Art Gallery now through April 1. “Of the Earth” with artists Becky Barsi, Sarah Longley and BoyanMoskov will be open from April 8 to May 6.

■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.

■Plan a fun evening with family and friends on April 28 at the Legion. The comedy show starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. with food and drink available. Tickets are on sale now, with group ticket pricing at

■The American Legion Post 81 will be hosting a morning flea market on the second and fourth Sundays of the month until May. Costs for vendors for a 12’ 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.

■Town/School Elections will be held on March 28 at Hopkinton Middle High School.

■Cribbage games are held at the Slusser Center on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.. Contact the Recreation Department to match you with an experienced player who can teach you at 603-746-8263, or

■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 camp registration is open at



WARNERWell water workshop

■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. There will be free childcare for elementary-aged children in the Simonds School’s multi-purpose room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Town Meeting. For more information, contact Principal Tim Stokes at

■The Pillsbury Free Library is hosting a Well Water Testing Informational Workshop on March 30 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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