Contoocook River Town Criers for January 2, 2022



ARC Programs for the young at heart

â–  Bow Young at Heart will meet again in 2022 with the following programs scheduled for January: January 5th (“Winter Mammals: Adapting to a New England Climate,” presented by Shelby Morelli of the Audubon Society) and January 26th January (Discussion of the Food Bank and Food Pantry programs). BYAH meetings are held regularly at Bow Old Town Hall, with a social hour at 11:30 a.m. and a program at 12:30 p.m. Members and guests should bring a brown bag lunch and drink. Desserts will be provided. For more information, contact Carol Barleon at (603) 568-2812.

■ The Bow Garden Club will “hibernate” until April. Look for future releases of upcoming meetings and programs that will be open to the public. You can also contact club president / member chairman Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425 or visit the BGC website at for information on joining our Bow Area club.


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DUNBARTON Lecture on bird watching

â–  “Getting Started with Backyard Birdwatching”, virtual presentation on Thursday at 6:30 pm by Stephen Hale, Ph.D. This presentation provides valuable pointers, tips, and shortcuts for an interested person to quickly get the most out of bird watching and become a skilled bird watcher. Ideal for beginners and advanced bird watchers. Email [email protected] to receive the zoom link.

■ This month the DCC Book Club reads “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” by Cathy Park Hong. The discussion is planned for Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., moderated by Barbara. With questions or for the zoom link, please call Barb at 496-3253.

â–  It’s soup night with Leslie Cercier, virtually from the library. The cooking of soups for health and happiness takes place on January 11th at 6:30 pm

â–  The monthly PTO general meeting will take place on January 11th from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the staff room. All are welcome. An agenda will be published on their website prior to the meeting.

â–  Reading for dogs for children in grades 1 to 4 is again in the library on January 13th and 27th. Mr. T. and Nancy will be returning for three sessions each day (2:45 pm to 3:10 pm, 3:15 pm to 3:00 pm). : 3 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Please call the library or email to sign up for a time. No walk-ins.

â–  Don’t forget to visit the library’s art wall. Our friend Ted Johnson is back. Come to the library to check it out. Check the library to see if this event has changed.



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HENNIKER / WEARE Search city photos

â–  The city of Henniker is looking for your photos from Henniker for this year’s city report and on the cover! Please send an email to [email protected]

â–  Weare Henniker Youth Theater will be filming its two latest screenplays on Saturdays this winter and needs actors aged 6 to 106 for roles in films about deaf educators Tom Brown and Franklin Pierce as a student. If you are interested, send an email to [email protected] for more information.

â–  Have a Safe and Happy New Year!


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

â–  Happy New Year!


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â–  Happy New Year!

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

■ “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the selection for the book discussion with the Hopkinton Town Library on January 26th at 1pm. The type of meeting (face-to-face, zoom or hybrid) has not yet been determined. Copies of the novel (including normal and large print as well as audio books on CD) are available in the library. This is also available as a Hoopla audiobook, Overdrive / Libby e-book, and Overdrive / Libby audiobook.

â–  Help me choose The Hopkinton Hundred. Let us know your family’s top 10 picture books by February 28th. Stop by the library to pick up a nomination form. One for each family, please. If you have any questions, email [email protected] or call 746-3663.

â–  Dial A Ride is open for trips to doctor’s appointments and all other errands such as shopping, banking and hairdressing appointments. The office hours in the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call (603) 746-4357 to schedule an appointment or volunteer.

â–  The Contoocook Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9am to 12pm at Maple Street School. Keep up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmers’ Market Facebook page. Masks are compulsory.

â–  Take part in the Red Cross babysitter training on March 25th. This course is aimed at students in grades 5 to 6; it fills up fast, sign up now to secure a spot!



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WARNER Vaccination clinic is supposed to take place in middle school

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

â–  From January 3rd, the new opening times of the town clerk are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (open until 4 pm). The secretary opens at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. All other hours remain the same.

â–  See Stars of Tomorrow at 7pm on January 7th at Warner Town Hall. An evening of performances with fellows from the Center for the Arts 2022. After the performance there will be a Q and A with the recipients. Masks are compulsory.

â–  On January 8th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, NH DHHS will host a COVID vaccine clinic at Kearsarge Middle School that will include pediatric and primary doses as well as booster vaccines. For more information, please visit the Kearsarge Regional School District Facebook page.

■ On January 10th at 7pm, the Warner Fall Foliage Festival Board of Directors invites festival “members” (townspeople, volunteers, vendors, local businesses, anyone interested in the festival) to its annual meeting. It takes place in the town hall. Masks are compulsory. Come and give ideas and feedback!

â–  On January 15 at 1:00 pm, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will host a Zoom Craft Circle meeting to discuss starting a monthly Craft Circle. Brainstorm and craft together using Zoom, hoping to meet up in person in February or a later month!

â–  The contents of the Kearsarge Chamber of Commerce brochure will be available on January 20th. Please visit for more information.

â–  The after school ski and snowboard club Kearsarge Area starts in January on Pats Peak. The Warner Youth Sports Association is now offering the program to all children through 12th grade, including home or private school students who live in the district. For details, visit and click on Learn to Ski and Ride Program. Use the password SNOW 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 survey on childcare needs can be found at

â–  The Family Closet thrift store will be closed from December 23rd, 2021 to January 25th, 2022. See you in the new year!

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

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

â–  Warner Connects NH volunteers can assist with medical appointments, filling out forms, or transportation when needed. Call (603) 456-2053 or (603) 219-1044. More volunteers are needed.

â–  The Mountain View Senior Center has regular activities for seniors. Strength Training (Mondays and Fridays, 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.), Quilters Group (Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), Mahjong (Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Bridge Group (Mondays at 13:00 ‘O clock). For more information, call (603) 938-2104.

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

â–  The free Pillsbury library continues to offer roadside pick-up with pre-order materials, as well as online e-books, audiobooks and magazines to download from or the Libby app (contact the library if you have a library card require) . For more information, please contact the library at warner.lib.nhued / contact or call (603) 456-2289.

â–  Do you need help with childcare costs? You may be eligible for the NH Child Care Scholarship program. It’s easy to apply – and once you qualify you can stay eligible for a year regardless of your income. Apply at


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