Talk of the towns

Published: 11-04-2023 10:00 AM

Concord/Penacook

■Lungs, a two-person comedic drama, comes to the Hatbox Theatre in Steeplegate Mall from Friday through Nov. 19. Reserve times and tickets at 603-715-2315 or purchased at hatboxnh.com.

■ On Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., presents Isaac Fitzgerald for a fiercely New England memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional.” Then on Nov.14 at 6:30 p.m. at Gibson’s, Mike Dickerman visits with the indispensable guide, “4000-Footers of the White Mountains: A Guide and History!” Finally, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m., R.W.W. Greene is back with his newest science fiction novel, “Earth Retrograde!”

■Hear lighthearted songs for accordion by Jonathan Edward Cross (a/k/a Jonny ClockWorks) on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. at Bach’s Lunch: Songs for a Darkened Puppet Theatre at the Community Music School. Concord Community Music School Adult Student Recital happens on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

■Concord Community Concert Association presents Nicole Zuraitis Jazz Quartet on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Audi. Learn more at nicolezmusic.com/. Tickets are $23 online at ccca-audi.org or at the Prince St. Box Office.

■ Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world’s most treasured groups. They’ve inspired millions including AGT Fans. See them at the Chubb Theatre, 44 S. Main St., on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Get tickets at ccanh.com

■ Today from 8 a.m. to noon, it’s Pancake Breakfast for Vocations in Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 180 Loudon Road! On Monday at 6:30 p.m., it’s an Alpha and Friends Connect Group in the IHM Parish Center. Feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. For anyone, even if you have not been to an Alpha! Friday at 7 p.m. say Ultreya! All welcome! “Ultreya” means “onward.” It’s an onward journey in faith including a witness speaker, discussion, music, laughter, and refreshments! It’s held the second Friday of each month. No cost! Get information from John Kangas: jkangas492@gmail.com. IHM will Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their St. Padre Pio Adoration Chapel at all Masses on Nov. 11 and 12.

■ Friday through Nov. 12 it’s the Retrouvaille Weekend for Troubled Marriage. For information or to register go to catholicnh.org/family2/family/support/retrouvaille or (508) 271-7155 or 3023r@helpourmarriage.org.

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■The New Hampshire Historical Society presents a two-part webinar covering the best practices for preserving photographic materials on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Identifying and Caring for Photographs. Tickets are $50-75 at eventbrite.com/e/virtual-workshop-identifying-and-caring-for-photographs-registration-685094575317.

■Concord is researching creating a Community Power and have already implemented community programs with experience on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in Room #2 at 14 Canterbury Road.

■ Join via Zoom Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. for an evening of timeless Northeast Woodlands Abenaki stories with storyteller, Anne Jennison. Please register at docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZwJeU1FYzWtnPYya7rSyO7tnhQos6Pu5E47Sms-SKmY/viewform?edit_requested=true

■ The “Iron Flame” Midnight Release Party begins at 9:30 p.m. on Monday and ends with your book! Festivities are at BAM Bookstore, 76 Fort Eddy Road, and include games and giveaways! Once the clock strikes midnight, they will hand out copies of “Iron Flame.”

■ Bring the kids to Uno Pizzeria & Grill on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. for a night of fun, food and a Kids’ Thanksgiving Craft Event! Reservations are required and kids eat free (with purchase of adult entree). Call today to reserve your table!

■Wine on Main, 9 North Main St. and NH Doughnut Company are teaming up for two fun nights of Donut Wine Pairing and Decorating on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is a 21+ event. The $30 tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/donut-wine-pairing-decorating-with-nh-doughnut-co-night-2-tickets-719376633877. They’re celebrating one year at Wine on Main on Saturday! Go for a special free wine tasting from 1 to 4 p.m.

■Join the Marines of NH in celebrating their 248th Birthday by raising the USMC flag over the NH State House on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

■ At the SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, it’s a Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register today! All the important, required information is at allevents.in/concord/low-cost-pet-vaccination-clinic/200025679549012.

■ Support the Concord High School Music Department at their mattress fundraiser! There will be quality mattress brands plus adjustable bases and other bedding products.

■ Enjoy an entertaining night with an audience participation Murder Mystery Dinner, to support Meals on Wheels on Saturday at Horseshoe Pond Place Community, 26 Commercial St. Visit capbm.org (click Donate and select Meals on Wheels).

■ On Nov. 12 from 6 a.m. to noon, it’s a Street Closure at Capitol St. and Park St. from Main St to State St. for Cars & Coffee.

■The United Church of Penacook, at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street, will hold a Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters will offer hand-crafted home décor, holiday decorations, jewelry, wood-turned goods, knit/crochet goods, stuffed toys, jams and jellies, handbags, and more! You can visit ucpnh.org for crafter list and craft pictures. Proceeds support the United Church Food Pantry and the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness.

■Ward 1 voters will no longer be voting at the Immaculate Conception Church. The new polling location for Ward 1 voters will now be the Merrimack Valley High School gymnasium, 106 Village St. Parking will be available in the Merrimack Valley High School Student Parking Lot to access the gymnasium entrance. This new location will provide convenient parking, ADA accessibility, and more space for voters. Polls will be open for the next election on Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHERYL STINSON

news03303@aol.com

JEAN VER HOEVEN

jeanann@voicenet.com

Allenstown

■The award ceremony for the winners of the Allenstown Halloween Lighting Contest was held on Oct. 29 and awards, prizes and trophies were awarded to 1st place winners Jeff and Sophie Brockstedt, 2nd place Amy and Richard Murphy, and 3rd place Russ and Jackie Langille. Great job, Congratulations.

■Car Registrations for Allenstown Residents and Allenstown Town Clerk/Tax Collector hours for all services in November. Office open Nov.6 - 8 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Nov. 9 and 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Opened Nov. 13 to Nov.16 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

■St. John the Baptist Parish nurse is there on Tuesday for Health Counseling and Blood Pressure from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Parish Hall. The Community Table will be held on Tuesday with a spaghetti and Meatballs starting at 5 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 10 School Street.

■Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at the Suncook Senior Center from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.. Bingo is held on Monday and Thursday from 10 to 12 p.m. and is a lot of fun. Cribbage is held on Tuesday from 10 to 12 p.m. and Arts and Crafts is held on Wednesday from 10 to 12 p.m. and if you are working on a project you can bring it in. Caregiver Support Group is held on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. where you can get information on community programs and local resources, assistance in assessing individual needs.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

cverville2@comcast.net

Andover

■“Button Up,” a home-energy-savings workshop, will be held at The Andover Community Hub, 157 Main St., Andover, on Nov. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. The workshop covers basic building science principles and examples and “how to” of whole house-weatherization measures for the heating and cooling seasons. The workshop is free. For more information, contact theandoverhub@gmail.com or 603-735-5509.

■ A new weekly drop-in crafts group has started recently at The Andover Community Hub, 157 Main St., Andover. Area residents are welcome to drop in any Tuesday evening, 6:30-8 p.m., and bring whatever knitting, crocheting, quilting or other needlecraft project they’d like to work on, to learn from each other, to share techniques and patterns, or to just chat. For further information, contact theandoverhub@gmail.com or leave a message at 603-735-5509.

■Andrew Perkins, Chief of Andover’s Emergency Medical Services, will join interested residents for an informal “Coffee with the Chief” and conversation on Nov. 9, 10-11 a.m. at The Andover Community Hub. All residents are invited to drop in for coffee and refreshments as well as Q & A and discussion. The Hub is located at 157 Main St., next to Pizza Chef, and is universally accessible. For further information, residents can contact TheAndoverHub@gmail.com or 603-735-5509.

SUSAN CHASE

srfchase@gmail.com

BOSCAWEN

■If you and/or your family are facing food insecurities, you may apply for the Capital Region Food Program’s Holiday Project. Boscawen is an eligible community and applications for the program will be accepted at the town offices until Nov. 30. One time use vouchers will be distributed on Dec. 16 and they are redeemable in participating Market Basket locations.

■Nominations for the Boscawen Boston Post Cane recipient are requested by the Tax Collector’s Office. Please call 603-753-9188, ext. 2303 or stop by their office to submit your suggestion.

■Do you like to craft and are interested in getting together with like minded individuals? The Craft Group at the Boscawen Public Library meets every Monday at 2 p.m. (except on holidays). New participants are always welcome. The Transfer Station hours change as of Nov. 1, eliminating Tuesday hours for the winter months. They will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Winter Parking Ban in Boscawen goes into effect on Nov. 1 and no street parking is allowed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Town Offices will be closed on Friday for the Veterans Day holiday. The library will be closed on Saturday for the holiday. Local schools will be closed on Friday for the holiday as well.

MARY ALLARD

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BRADFORD

■The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be held Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rosewood Country Inn at 67 Pleasant View Road, Bradford. RSVP to newsletter@kearsargechamber.org – walk-ins are welcome. Included will be Networking, raffles, food, fun, music etc.

■The Bradford Community Church will hold a sister-to-sister meeting on Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. for a time of sharing and devotions. The Food Pantry will be handing out Thanksgiving Baskets on Nov. 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This will include the regular food items plus items to make a Thanksgiving dinner. The usual Pantry opening time on the third Wednesday will not be open this month.

■The Bradford Fire Department had a trailer at the station which was used as a great training space for searching in a building by the members. The Department will be joining Newbury on Dec. 2 and 3 when the trailer will be set up again. New equipment has been received by the department and training in its use, including air systems. These training sessions and equipment were made possible through grants.

MARGE CILLEY

mgcilley@gmail.com

CANTERBURY

■Elkins Public Library Speaker Series Presents: NH on Skis on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall. Join us and learn about early skiing in the state, the importance of jumping, the mechanization of skiing, and how New England and New Hampshire fit into the big picture of America’s ski culture.

■The next meeting of Elkins Public Library Board of Trustees is on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. We will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. On Nov. 22, we will close at 3 p.m. and reopen Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. A daily calendar and list of programs and events can be found at elkinspubliclibrary.org or on Facebook or Instagram. Our open hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9-12 p.m.

RACHEL BAKER

bakercompany4@gmail.com

CHICHESTER

■Wreaths Across America is coming back to Chichester for its third year. Sponsorship of wreaths are needed for the 218 Veterans that are buried in Chichester. Brenda Boswak is the local coordinator. Contact Wreathsacrossamerica.org/nhcace.

■The Hope In Christ Church is looking to help others this Thanksgiving Day. If you or someone you know needs a food basket please contact 798-4220. Deadline is Nov. 9.

■The Board of Selectmen will meet on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The Planning Board will meet at the fire station on Nov. 9 at 6:30. The School will be closed on Nov. 7 for parent conferences. On Nov. 11 the school will be in recess to celebrate Veterans Day. Basketball is in full court with programs for K-8th grade. The season starts this month and completes in February. Contact acipriano@sau53.org. Open gym for 5-8th grade happens on Mondays and Wednesday from 6-7:30.

EVELYN PIKE

broomtailfarm@hotmail.com

DUNBARTON

■The Dunbarton American Legion Post #116 invites the public to their Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11. At 10:45, Veterans Assemble. At 11 a.m., Public Ceremony at theDunbarton Town Hall. Handicap accessible. FMI contact Post Commander Charles Frost, (603) 774-3634

■Wreaths Across Dunbarton & Flags Around Dunbarton will hold a fundraiser during November. The next gathering is scheduled for Dec 9. All are invited to meet at Caleb Stark’s statue on the Dunbarton Commons at 10 a.m. General John Stark (Richard Wright), and the Sons of the American Revolution’s Honor Guard, will fire a musket salute. The guests will then place the Christmas wreaths on the graves of Dunbarton’s Veterans. The event will take place regardless of the weather. Please consider supporting these organizations this year when you receive your fundraiser letter in your mailbox. FMI contact larsenmedai@gmail.com

■The steeple work is completed, and with the support of so many people, the Congregational Church steeple has been completely renovated. As of late October, they have received just over $17,000 towards the $20,000 total cost. To those of you who donated, all of us at the Dunbarton Congregational Church cannot thank you enough. A long-time wish has come true.

NORA LEDUC

noleduc2000@yahoo.com

EPSOM

■Library Happenings: Mondays at 3:30pm. The LEGO’s will be joined by other building materials to try out! Duplex, Plus-Plus, and jumbo cardboard building blocks will also be available Morning Story Times are Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and feature books, movement, snacks, and crafts! Themes for this month will focus November and fall celebrations. Bonebuilder Tuesday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Mahjong Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Knitters Group will meet on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Baby play group on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Movie Matinee on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Family Movie on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bedtime Storytime at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

■At the Central School: D.C. Fundraising Committee meeting 7 p.m. ECS Cafe. Wednesday: Veterans Day Assembly presented by Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 at 9 a.m. All veterans, military personnel, parents and families are welcome. Nov. 08 Early Release - Parent pickup and bus dismissal begins at 1:15 p.m. No School Thursday for teacher conference nor Friday for Veterans Day.

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

FRANKLIN

■City Council Meeting at Franklin Elks Lodge, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Come hear what’s happening in Franklin. Topics include budget requests for: Portrait of a Graduate, Stanley Mill, and the Bessie Rowell Community Center. Stop by in person or watch online. Watch via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83386900983

■Lights of Memory at Peabody Place will be Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. This annual event includes a short ceremony, reading of the names of deceased loved ones, and light refreshments. This is a fundraiser by the Auxiliary to support Franklin and the surrounding community. $3 for each name submitted. Forms are available in the lobby of Peabody Place and by emailing lohmann@metrocast.net. All forms are due by Nov. 10.

■Festival of Trees at Unitarian Universalist Church will be Dec. 1 to 3. Support the Franklin Opera House and sign up now to donate a tree, wreath, stocking, or other item for this popular fundraising event. Online sign-up bit.ly/FOH-FOT-2023. Register on or before Nov. 11.

AMY and ANDREW DUGUAY

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

Henniker/Weare

■The Oz-Ram 1922 robotics team, a combined team with members from Hopkinton Middle High School and John Stark Regional High School, recently competed in River Rage, an off-season event at Memorial HS in Manchester, taking 2nd place.

■Pie Sale and Penny Raffle on Nov. 17, 3-7 p.m. Old Town Hall in Weare. There will be a wide selection of pies to buy and many chances to win gift cards and wonderful gifts for Christmas. To view a sampling of the raffle items go to wearenhdemocrats.org

■Pat’s Peak is having their annual Oktoberfest today from 11 to 3–music, equipment sales, magic shows, food, beer, and more.

■The 2nd annual Fall Festival got a helping hand from Mother Nature with sunny skies and temps in the 70s on Oct. 28. The event was held at the Weare Middle School and raised over $1,900 for the Henniker & Weare 8th grade trip to DC this spring. The Weare PTO also held their Trunk and Treat during the Fall Festival .

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

Hopkinton

■Climate Change: How does it impact your health? Nov 8 at 6 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Dr. Cooley and Dr. Savage, board members of the NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action, will present on climate science, health impacts and climate solutions. Hopkinton Town Library Book Group meets Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library to discuss “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.

■The 2023 Turkey Trot race is being held on Thanksgiving morning. All proceeds will go directly to Hopkinton Human Services to help fund our food and fuel programs and Operation Holidays. For the top finishers, there will be great prizes donated by local businesses! Register HopkintonRec.com

■Thank you to the Hopkinton Rotary for a donation of $3,000 for the Town’s Human Services Energy Fund. This donation marks ten years of contributions from the Hopkinton Rotary to help town residents during the long winter months.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

kathb123@comcast.net

Pembroke

■Suncook Senior Center Trip: Christmas Show at the Famous Indian Head Resort on Dec. 6. Buffet luncheon and entertainment by Marlene Phillips. Space is limited. Call Nancy at 603-485-9181.

■Pembroke Energy Committee Presents: Home Workshop Electrification on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., at Pembroke Town Library. The Energy Committee will discuss three home workshop electrification topics: 1) Modern LED lighting solutions, 2) Variable Frequency Drives for 3-phase motors, and 3) Induction Furnaces for small scale forging and blacksmithing. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, write to PembrokeEnergyCommittee@gmail.com.

■Robert Frost Poetry discussions will take place on Wednesday afternoons from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6, at the Pembroke Town Library from 2 to 4 p.m. The four part series will focus on poems of the four seasons beginning with Fall poems “The Road Not Taken” and “A Late Walk” on Nov. 8. The discussions will be led by Pembroke residents and fans of Robert Frost’s poetry Martie and Bruce Driesbach. The events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Contact the Library for more information at 603-485-7851.

■Meet Me In Suncook will hold their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at 4 Union St.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

taihi@comcast.net

Pittsfield

■Josiah Carpenter Library is sponsoring a program “Brewing in New Hampshire” on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Over the Moon Farmstead. An informal history of beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to present.

■The Pittsfield Players present “Seussical – The Musical” on Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by visiting the Players’ website at pittsfieldplayers.org/tickets.

■Please join us for a Veterans Memorial service at Dustin Park on Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Veterans Day is to honor all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces – thank you for your service. Also Nov. 11 a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to assist the Family of Ricky Belanger with medical and any other expenses. From 3-7 p.m. at Whitey’s Barn, 229 Bear Hill Rd, Chichester. Adults $10, Kids $5. 50/50 Raffle. For more information, to make a donation or assist, contact Whitey Foss at 603-731-8566, Ken Osborne at 603-724-0784 or Darlene Foss at 603-848-2669.

ANDREA RIEL

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

Warner

■The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’s online auction has begun and will run through Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Funds support the museum’s mission of educating about Native peoples and history and includes experiences, antiques, arts and crafts, and much more. To participate, visit indianmuseum.org.

■Warner 4-H and the Pillsbury Free Library host two free “Sew and Take” activities at the Library for all ability levels (youths must be accompanied by an adult). On Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., make fabric placemats; on Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., make fabric napkins or gift wrap bags. Bring your own or use provided sewing machines and fabric. Sign up required and space is limited: call 603-456-2289 to join, volunteer, or donate a minimum of one yard of 100% cotton fabric.

■In sports, WYSA early-bird pricing for its winter ski/snowboard program at Pat’s Peak ends Nov. 15. A new winter basketball program starts Nov. 5 at Simonds School with skills, drills, and pick-up games for 2nd to 5th graders, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info, visit warnersports.org. And, for the growups, indoor pickleball at Simonds School on Mondays and Fridays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sign up on the TeamReach app under WarnerNHPB (code WPB21).

ELIBET CHASE

warnertowncrier@gmail.com

Webster

■The Webster Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to present and receive public comments on proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Driveway Regulations. The meeting will be held at Town Hall. The proposed ordinance can be viewed online at webster-nh.gov. A physical copy of the changes has also been made available for viewing at the Town Hall.

■The Town of Webster passed the following ordinance. It shall be a violation of this ordinance for cars to be parked in the right-of-way during and including Nov. 1 through April 1. Failure to adhere to this ordinance will result in a verbal warning with copy of Winter Maintenance Policy, second time police issue a written violation and a fine of $100 and third time vehicle is towed and stored at owner’s expense.

■Webster Holiday Craft Fair will be Dec. 2, from 9 - 3 p.m., sponsored by First Congregational Church of Webster at the Town Hall. If you are a craftsperson and would like to participate as a vendor, please send Elaine Hashem a message on Facebook.

NANCY PICTHALL-FRENCH

jobar2003@yahoo.com