Contoocook River Town Criers for January 2, 2022


BOW Young at heart programs

■ Bow Young at Heart will resume meeting in 2022 with the following programs scheduled for January: January 5 (“Winter Mammals: Adapting to a New England Climate,” presented by Shelby Morelli of the Audubon Society) and January 26 ( discussion of food bank and pantry programs). BYAH meetings are held regularly at Bow Old Town Hall with a social hour at 11:30 a.m. and a schedule at 12:30 p.m. Members and guests must bring lunch and a drink. Desserts will be offered. For more information, contact Carol Barleon, (603) 568-2812.

■ The Bow Garden Club will be “in hibernation” until April. Look for future posts about upcoming meetings and programs that are open to the public. Also feel free to contact Club President / Membership President Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425 or visit the BGC website for more information on joining. our “Bow Area” club.


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DUNBARTON Ornithological conversation

â–  “Getting Started with Backyard Birdwatching,” Virtual Presentation Thursday 6:30 pm, by Stephen Hale, Ph.D. This presentation provides valuable pointers, tips and shortcuts for someone interested in getting the most out of the game. bird watching and become a seasoned bird watcher. Ideal for beginner and intermediate bird watchers. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

■ This month, the DCC Book Club will read “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” by Cathy Park Hong. The discussion is scheduled for Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., moderated by Barbara. For questions or for the Zoom link, please call Barb at 496-3253.

â–  It’s Soup Night with Leslie Cercier, virtual from the Library. Cooking soups for health and happiness will be on January 11 at 6:30 p.m.

â–  On January 11, the PTO Monthly General Assembly will be held from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the teachers’ room. Everyone is welcome. An agenda will be posted on their website prior to the meeting.

â–  Reading to Dogs for Grades 1-4 returns to the library on January 13-27. Mr. T and Nancy will return for three sessions each day (2:45 p.m. to 3:10 p.m., 3:15 p.m. to 3:35 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Please call or email the library to register. No meeting.

â–  Don’t forget to visit the Library’s art wall. Our friend Ted Johnson is back. Go to the library to see them. Check with the library to see if this event has changed.



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HENNIKER / PORTER Search photos of the city

â–  The Town of Henniker is looking for your photos of Henniker for inclusion in this year’s Town Report and on the cover! Please email [email protected] for those you would like to consider.

â–  Weare Henniker Youth Theater will be shooting its last two scripts on Saturdays this winter and needs actors aged 6 to 106 for roles in films about the deaf educator, Tom Brown and Franklin Pierce as a student. If you are interested, email [email protected] for more details.

â–  Have a safe and happy New Year!


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HILLSBOROUGH / DEER Discussion book

■ On Thursday, the Fuller Public Library will meet at 6:30 pm to discuss “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. Meet at home or at the library. Call (603) 464-3595 for more information.

â–  Happy New Year!


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HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOK Walks in Wonderland

â–  Happy New Year!

â–  Winter Wonderland Walks is sponsored by the Hopkinton Recreation Department for ages 18 and over from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, Mondays from February 14 to March 7. More information on

■ “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the selection for the book discussion with the Hopkinton Public Library on January 26 at 1 pm. The type of meeting (in-person, Zoom, or hybrid) is not yet determined. Copies of the novel (including regular and large print editions and audiobooks on CD) are available at checkout at the library. This is also available as a hoopla audiobook, Overdrive / Libby eBook, and Overdrive / Libby audiobook.

â–  Help select The Hopkinton Hundred. Let us know your family’s 10 best picture books by February 28. Stop by the library to pick up an application form. One per family, please. For any questions, email [email protected] or call 746-3663.

â–  Dial A Ride is open for trips to medical appointments and all other errands such as errands, bank appointments, and hair appointments. The hours of operation of the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call (603) 746-4357 to make an appointment or to volunteer.

â–  The Contoocook farmer’s market takes place every Saturday from 9 am to noon, inside the school on Maple Street. Stay up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmer’s Market Facebook page. Masks are compulsory.

â–  Join us for the Red Cross babysitting training on March 25th. This course is intended for students in grades 5 to 6; it fills up quickly, register now to secure a spot!



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WARNING A vaccination clinic will be held at the college

â–  January 2 at 4 p.m. Mountain Jam at Reed’s North presents Clint Trudeau. Don’t forget Trivia Night every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information and the menu, visit Reed’s North on Facebook.

â–  As of January 3, the city clerk’s new hours will be as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (open until 4 p.m.). The clerk opens at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. All other times remain the same.

■ January 7 at 7 p.m., see “Stars of Tomorrow” at Warner Town Hall. An evening of performances with the recipients of the Center for the Arts 2022 scholarship. There will be a question-and-answer session with the recipients after the performance. Masks are compulsory.

â–  On January 8 from noon to 4 p.m., NH DHHS will host a COVID vaccination clinic at Kearsarge Middle School that will include pediatric and primary doses, as well as boosters. For more information, visit the Kearsarge Regional School District Facebook page.

■ On January 10 at 7:00 p.m., the Board of Directors of the Warner Fall Foliage Festival invites Festival “members” (townspeople, volunteers, vendors, local businesses, anyone interested in the Festival) to attend its meeting. annual. It will take place in town hall. Masks are compulsory. Come give ideas and comments!

â–  On January 15, at 1 pm, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will host a Zoom Craft Circle meeting to discuss the creation of a monthly Craft Circle. Brainstorm and craft together through Zoom with hopes of meeting you in person in February or a month later!

â–  The content of the Kearsarge Region Chamber of Commerce brochure is expected on January 20. For more information, visit

â–  The Kearsarge area after school ski and snowboard club starts in January at Pats Peak. The Warner Youth Sports Association now offers the program to all children up to grade 12, including home school or private school students who live in the district. For more details, visit and click on Learn to Ski and Ride Program. Use the SNOW password to register. Some partial scholarships may be available. For more information, call Rachel de Thomas at (603) 748-1800 or Manya Collins at (603) 660-8393.

â–  The results of the Childcare Needs Survey are available at

â–  The Family Closet Thrift Store will be closed from December 23, 2021 to January 25, 2022. See you in the New Year!

â–  Support the Kearsarge Boys Basketball with their January Sweeps fundraiser to support the purchase of equipment and supplies. Tickets can be purchased on Venmo through Coach Camp (@ CoachCamp3) or Laura Pillsbury (@ Laura-Pillsbury). Or send a check to Laura Pillsbury, PO Box 53, Springfield, NH 03284

â–  Need fuel assistance? Contact Warner Connects NH at (603) 456-2053.

â–  Warner Connects NH volunteers can help make medical appointments, fill out forms, or travel as needed. Call (603) 456-2053 or (603) 219-1044. More volunteers are needed.

â–  The Mountain View Senior Center offers a regular program of activities for seniors. Bodybuilding (Monday and Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.), Quilters Group (Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon), Mahjong (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Bridge Group (Monday at 1 p.m.). For more information, contact them at (603) 938-2104.

â–  Go local! Join the Warner Merchants FaceBook page to learn more about local businesses or post to your own.

â–  The free Pillsbury Library continues to offer curbside pickup with a prior request for materials, as well as eBooks, audiobooks and ezines to download through or the Libby app ( contact the library if you need a library card). For more information, contact the library at warner.lib.nhued / contact or call (603) 456-2289.

â–  Need help with childcare costs? You may be eligible for the NH Child Care scholarship program. Applying is easy – and once you qualify, you can stay eligible for a year, regardless of your income. Apply at


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