Contoocook River Region town crier for Nov. 7, 2021 – Concord Monitor

■The Bow Rotary Club was looking forward to hosting its annual Foundation Auction again this fall. Unfortunately, our usual live and silent auctions that were scheduled for Nov. 6 at the Bow Community Building, have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. However, this year, our auction is going online through Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. as a silent auction with all of the same great items our donors generously donate to this cause. Auction item pick-up is Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, log on to or contact Bob Couch at
■’Tis the season! The garden club’s annual Pajama & Book Drive is underway just in time for the cold weather. Help make a needy child a little warmer and happier this year by donating a pair or two of new pajamas and/or books for bedtime. Pajamas are needed for both boys and girls in sizes infants to teens. The garden club sorts all the pajamas and books collected each year and then donates them to both Friends of Forgotten Children in Penacook and Family Promise of Greater Concord. All donations need to be in by Nov. 15. Collection boxes can be found at the Baker Free Library and the Bow Community Center. If you need to have your donation picked up from you, please contact Joyce Kimball at or call (603) 229-1990. Thank You!
■The garden club will host Jane Kelly, Bird of Prey educator, rehabilitator and raptor rescuer of “On the Wing” in Epping and the popular television show “North Woods Law” on Nov. 8 at the Old Town Hall. Refreshments and social time will begin at 6 p.m. and Jane Kelly’s live program “Birds of Prey” will start at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. All vaccinated persons are welcome to attend this free event. (Masks will also be required except when attendees are enjoying refreshments). Jane will be bringing four different species of owls with her for viewing and she will be discussing the habitats and characteristics of each. Please come experience this educational event. For more information, please contact or (603) 731-6425
■The Rotary had trouble finding a supplier this year for our trees but we finally found a farm in Vermont that could ship us 200 Grade A trees, albeit a bit more expensive than last year’s trees. All of our Grade A trees will sell for $50 each this year. Trees are Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir and will average 5 feet to 7 feet tall. The trees will arrive at the Bow Community Center on Nov. 27 and tree sales will start at noon that day. The tree sale will run for two weeks or until they are all sold. Hours will be weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. We will have decorated wreaths again this year but no birdseed wreaths. For questions contact Bob Couch at
■The Understanding Bobcats in New Hampshire – Virtual Presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Don Allen of New Hampshire Fish and Game is the presenter. Learn the history of wildlife in New Hampshire, with a special focus on the bobcat. Learn about the ongoing research in the state, and some helpful tips for dog owners. To register, please call or email the library.
■Early Release for Parent-Teacher Conferences (Nov. 10), Veterans Day – no school (Nov. 11) and Parent-Teacher Conferences again – no school (Nov. 12).
■The Dunbarton American Legion Post 116 would like to invite the public to their Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 on the Town Common near the flagpole. The ceremony will be held outdoors. At 10:45 a.m. Veterans assemble and the public ceremony begins at 11 a.m. For more information contact Charles Frost at (603) 774-3634. Due to COVID-19, unvaccinated people should wear a mask and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.
■Wreaths Across Dunbarton would like to thank the town for its continued support these past four years. This year they are raising funds for Wreaths and a new project, Flags Around Dunbarton. Flags Around Dunbarton is a partnership with the Dunbarton Telephone Company. Flags will be up May through November. The flag locations are General John Stark Highway (Route 13) in front of Pages Corner Cemetery, at the Dunbarton Center from the 30 mph signs at the North to the 30 mph sign at the South end. On Robert Rogers Road the flags start at the 25 mph sign to Stark Highway. Flags will be placed at the far end of Robert Rogers Road in front of the East Cemetery and at the Dunbarton/Bow line. They will be on School Street around the Common. Altogether, there will be 58 American Made 3 foot by 5 foot U.S. Flags with Embroidered Stars from Grace Alley will adorn our community. All donations are welcome to continue Wreaths Across Dunbarton and the new cause, Flags Around Dunbarton. On the memo line put Wreaths or Flags, or both.
■DCC Book Club will be reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelo. Discussion will be on Dec. 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.
■On Nov. 17 at noon, the library book group will discuss “Educated,” a memoir by Tara Westover. If the weather is fair, we will meet around the band stand. Please bring your own chairs and dress warmly. If the weather is not fair, they will go virtual. The link will be sent out the day before.
■The John Stark Regional High School Quiz Bowl team attended the GHOST Quiz Bowl tournament on Oct. 30 at Hanover High with the match-up of Vermont vs. New Hampshire schools. John Stark won four games and took third place for the costume contest.
■The Joseph Stone Fund was created in 1896 to provide assistance to “widows and unmarried women.” To apply to the Stone Fund, you must be a single female resident of Weare, and you must complete an application from the Welfare Officer or Karen Nelson by Dec. 1.
■Congrats to the Friends of the Tucker Free Library for winning the 2021 Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library Group,” nominated by the Henniker Board of Trustees and designated by the NHLTA.
■Nov. 16 is the Weare School District Budget, 6 p.m. in the Weare Middle School Cafetorium. Link for all SAU 24 Board meetings that are live-streamed at Agendas and handouts for all meetings are available on the SAU 24 website
■Crafter’s Corner on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fuller Library. We are excited to offer our first Crafter’s Corner hosted by the Fuller Library in Hillsboro. Those of you with holly shrubs in your yard would you please give them one last pruning before we get a hard frost. The small branches/twigs don’t need to have berries on them. Any amount will be appreciated. They can be dropped off at the library or brought on Nov. 9. FPL and Greater Hillsborough Senior Services are working together to offer two to three crafts each month.
■With support from the town of Hillsboro, GHSS continues to offer shopping in Warner at The Market Basket on Wednesday. Pick-ups are at Maple Leaf and the Park and Ride lot. Initial pick-up is at 8:45 a.m. Call Riche’ Colcombe at 478-1989 to do your shopping. Masks are required.
■GHSS luncheon on Wednesday at noon at the Deering Fish & Game in Deering. The menu includes baked ham, home-baked beans, coleslaw, potato casserole, rolls, and gingerbread for $5 each Call Marie by Nov. 7 at (603) 464-3067.
■On Nov. 12 – What’s Cooking? A teen cooking program at Fuller Public Library starting at 2:30 p.m. Limited spots left, call 464-3595 to sign up.
■Nov. 12 is the GHSS Portsmouth Shopping Trip. We’re going to the Christmas Tree Shop, Warren’s Lobster House, and Tendercrops Farm Store. Seats are limited so reserve by Nov. 8. No charge for bus, meal is on your own, separate checks. The bus leaves Shaw’s Parking lot at 9:30 a.m. For information or reservations contact Lou Ellen at 464-5138.
■What better way to spend your Thanksgiving morning than to get in a little exercise at the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. By participating, you will contribute to the Hopkinton Food Pantry and Operation Christmas! First 100 to pre-register get a free T-shirt! Lots of great prizes from Concord Craft, Gould Hill, the Lake House, the Contoocook Creamery and Sabol socks for the division winners! Registrations are discounted and are online at
■Two Villages Art Society is a nonprofit run by volunteers. New volunteers are being accepted. There are many jobs available – gallery sitter who keeps the gallery open for the public, help with marketing blitz for a show, help planning and running an art exhibition or related event. For information, visit
■The Hopkinton Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to assist in local delivery of food boxes late afternoons on Wednesdays. Being able to lift and carry food boxes. You do not need to be available every Wednesday. Please call 603-746-6448 and leave a message
■Storytimes at the Hopkinton Town Library will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children 3 to 5 and a caregiver. Lap Time is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m for children under 3 and a caregiver. We’ll be outside under the tent.
■Twice a month, the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room will be open from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for families to gather and play. Toys will be set up and families are invited to drop in and stay for as long as they wish. This is a time when your children can socialize, play, and meet other children in a casual, unstructured environment. The following days have been scheduled: Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 9 and 16.
■Dial A Ride is open for Rides to medical appointments, dental, physical therapy, radiation and chemotherapy and any other errands such as shopping, banking and barber or hairdresser appointments. The office hours at the Slusser center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to noon. Call 603-746-4357 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer.
■The Contoocook Farmers Market is every Saturday 9 a.m. to noon inside at Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contoocook Farmers’ Market. Masks are required.
■Join us for the Red Cross Babysitter’s Training on March 25 (no school on that day). This class is geared for those in 5th-6th grade; it fills up fast, sign up now to secure a spot at
■Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theatre (SKIT) presents “Turning Toward the Sun,” an original play adapted from the novel by Ceil Warren at the Warner Town Hall Nov. 6, Nov. 12 through 13 (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 7 and 17 (2 p.m.). Witness Arthur’s extraordinary day in the tiny village of Stones End (New England) where life moves slowly, gossip travels fast, and it is simply impossible to keep deep, dark secrets hidden forever.
■Warner Historical Society and KACC are sponsoring Kearsarge Open Studios, a shopping and touring event on Nov. 6 and 7. Artists will occupy venues in Warner and Hopkinton to discuss how they create their art and to offer their creative works for sale. The Upton Chandler House will also have hours on Nov. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. See for a complete list of times and venues.
■MainStreet BookEnds BookGroup will discuss “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Kimmerer, Nov. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer combines her lenses of knowledge to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For more information and Zoom link visit or
■The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) will hold Community Outreach Week, Nov. 8 through 11. Come and try out a class for free, and if you enroll you will receive a free gift: tights for girls and a t-shirt for boys. Bring a friend, and if they enroll you will both get a free gift! Please email ahead to schedule your trial at Masks will be required for those five years old and up. For more information and class schedule visit
■Calling all veterans, the American Legion Post 39 in Warner will hold its next meeting on Nov. 9 at the Post. For more information, contact Charles Trowbridge, Post Commander, or visit Starting Dec. 14, meetings will be held in the New Hampshire Telephone Museum.
■The Pillsbury Free Library Book Group will meet Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss “Where the Forest Meets the Stars,” by Glendy Vanderah. 
■The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will hold an in-person Wampum Bracelet Workshop on Nov. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn to bead a single row wampum bracelet. The cost of the workshop includes all materials and is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Attendance will be limited to 12 participants. Register online at
■The Mount Sunapee Ski Club Ski Swap will be held on Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to noon at the Mount Sunapee Ski Lodge. Drop off clean, useable equipment in good condition at Sunapee Lodge on Nov.12 from noon to 7 p.m. Accepted items include skis, snowboards, boots, poles, cross country skis, skates, clothing, and helmets. 75% of sales goes to the seller and 25% to the ski club. Unsold equipment and your payment for sold items may be picked up at the Sunapee Lodge on Nov. 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more info email, call 763-3500, or visit us on Facebook.
■Mark your calendar for the delicious Magdalen College Fish Fry, Nov. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children (six-12 years old), and children five and under are free. Events will take place outdoors when weather permits, if indoors COVID protocols will be posted on the doors of the main building. For more information, please contact Ginger Iverson at (603) 456-2656.
■The Warner Historical Society presents “A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History,” on Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall. Author and archaeologist Robert Goodby will discuss the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire, part of the traditional homeland of the Abenaki people. This Humanities to Go Program, sponsored by NH Humanities, will include a book signing, and you are invited to bring your locally found artifacts to show before or after the talk. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Purchase the book at MainStreet Bookends. Free admission.
■Pillsbury Free Library will sponsor Northeast Native American stories from New Hampshire Abenaki and other Northeast woodlands, told by Anne Jennison, Nov. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m., at Warner Town Hall. The presentation will be on Zoom, projected on a large screen. For more information and the Zoom link, call or email Sue at the Library, 603-456-2289,
■The Community Action Program (CAP) is looking for a bus driver for Warner Area seniors. To volunteer, email CPA at, visit the website at, or call (603) 225-3295.
■Children’s story time at the Pillsbury Free Library is Thursday at 10:30 a.m., but it is now inside in the meeting room so we can be spaced appropriately. Anyone over two years old needs to be masked.
■The Pillsbury Free Library will be closed Nov. 11 and Nov. 25.
■The Family Closet Thrift Store is now accepting donations of fall and winter clothing only, as well as toys for holiday gifts. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning in November we will have our Gear Corner, which will include skis, snowboards, sleds, and more. Needed: winter blankets and pierced earrings.
■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is closed for the season, but we are still accepting donations. Look for the barn sale holiday sales at the Upton Chandler House in November and December.
Elibet Chase
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