Contoocook town criers for January 19, 2022

ARCmammals speak

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

■ The Bow Brawlers wrestling program, run by the Bow Athletic Club, caters to kindergarten through 6th graders and they are hosting a comedy fundraiser on January 28th at the Bow Community Building. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. The event features top local comedians. Admission is $25 per person (18+). Bring your own alcohol and/or snacks and take part in raffles, a 50/50 drawing and an auction. For tickets and information on how to donate or become a sponsor, please email [email protected].

■The Bow Garden Club is “hibernating” until April! For information on joining our Bow Area Club, please contact Club President/Membership Chair Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425 or visit the BGC website


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DUNBARTONAuthor visit

■No school on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

■The checklist maintainers will hold a checklist correction meeting on Tuesday from 7:00pm to 7:30pm at the municipal office.

■The Robin Wall Kimmerer “Braiding Sweetgrass” Zoom Discussion is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., moderated by Damien Costello. Presented by the NH Humanities Perspectives Book Discussion. Ask the library for the link.

■Virtual Chair Yoga with Sherry Gamble takes place on Thursdays at 11 am. Please email [email protected] to get the link.

■The library is offering a virtual author visit with Anders Morley for “This Land of Snow – A Journey Across the North in Winter” National Outdoor Book Award in the Journeys category. The presentation will take place on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. Please email [email protected] to get the zoom link that will be sent to you just before our program.

■The DCC Book Club reads “Beyond Resistance” by John Dorhauer. The discussion will take place on February 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Eleanor. All are welcome.

■ Get tickets to the comedy fundraiser featuring top local comedians to benefit Bow Brawlers on January 28th at the Bow Community Center. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Bring your own alcohol and snacks. There will be raffles, a 50/50 draw, auctions and an 18+ show. Tickets cost $25. For tickets, donations or sponsorships please visit: FMI [email protected].



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HENNIKER / WEAREWatch games online

■Weare Public Library invites you to complete an online survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Gibson’s Bookstore at

■Weare/Henniker Youth Theater has spent the pandemic months writing original musicals about locals and stories and filming them at Dartmouth College. Trailers can be found on Facebook, Instagram and the group’s website at

■Some of the important meetings of the City of Weare coming up are: January 17 (Board of Selectmen meeting at 6:30 p.m.), January 18 (Cable Committee meeting at 7:00 p.m.) and January 24 (Meeting of the Board of Selectmen at 6:30 p.m.)


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■You can join the Blackwater Nordic Ski Club and enjoy groomed trails for classic cross country and skate skiing at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds! An adult membership is $35 for the season. Blackwater Nordic Ski Club is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization that also offers youth programs and adult clinics. For more information visit or email [email protected].

■Winter season is here and footprints in the snow show that the Hopkinton Trails are becoming more popular! Both public and private trailheads are winter-ploughed when storm schedules and priorities permit. For maps and more information on Hopkinton Trails, visit

■The latest issue of The Talon from Hopkinton Middle High School is published online and ready to read. See what our talented journalism students have to say at

■The Contoocook Chamber of Commerce extends a warm welcome to the American Legion Post 81, the second newest member of the Chamber in 2022. Based at 169 Bound Tree Road, the Legion invites current and new members and their guests to check out their new facility! To learn how to become a member of the American Legion, call them at 746-4495.

■The market according to inventory times: Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Bring us your gently used bags and boxes from The Market in January for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. We will give you one raffle ticket per item. Additionally, we donate $1 per returned item to the Contoocook Community Carry Fund.

■The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with a mission to build community by connecting people through hyper-local giving and reducing our impact on the environment. A Buy Nothing group was recently formed for Hopkinton, Boscawen, Webster and Salisury. Your stored items could be just what another person needs. You can visit this group on Facebook.

■Winter Wonderland Walks sponsored by the Hopkinton Recreation Department for ages 18+. 730-830 Mondays February 14th to March 7th. Information at

■ “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the selection for the book discussion with the Hopkinton Town Library on Wednesday 26 January at 1:00 am. The type of meeting (in person, zoom or hybrid) has not yet been determined. Copies of the novel (including regular and large print editions and audiobook on CD) are available for loan from the library. This is also available as a Hoopla Audiobook, Overdrive/Libby eBook, and Overdrive/Libby Audiobook.

■Help select The Hopkinton Hundred. Tell us your family’s 10 best picture books by February 28, 2022. Stop by the library to pick up a nomination form. One per family please. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 746-3663

■Dial A Ride is open for trips to appointments and errands. 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 to volunteer.

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is held every Saturday at 9:00 am at Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmers’ Market Facebook page. Masks are compulsory.



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WARNERZoom craft circle

■ On January 15 at 1:00 pm, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will host a Zoom Craft Circle Meeting to discuss the start of a monthly Craft Circle. Brainstorm and craft together via Zoom in hopes of meeting up in person in February or a month later!

■ Mountain Jam presents The Complete Unknowns on January 16 at 4pm at Reed’s North. every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Visit Reed’s North on Facebook for more information and the menu.

■The Kearsarge Community Network (KCN) will meet on Zoom on January 19th to discuss ways to build community resilience. KCN meets virtually on the third Wednesday of each month. Open to all. For meeting information, contact KCN Coordinator Carol at 603-938-2562 or [email protected].

■The content for the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce brochure is due on January 20th. Visit for more information.

■ A public planning committee hearing will be held on January 24 at 7:00 pm for comments on proposed changes to the Warner Zoning Ordinance

■ The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) presents The Nutcracker, a fresh and unique take that brings together all the performing arts on January 22nd (7pm) and 11pm (2pm). Snow Dates: January 29 (7 p.m.) and January 30 (2 p.m.) at Warner Town Hall. Visit for more information.

■On January 26 at 7:00 p.m. MainStreet Warner, Inc. will hold a public hearing via Zoom to discuss the proposed commercial kitchen project planned for the lodge. Sign up for a Zoom link at or go to

■Kearsarge Area After School Ski and Snowboard Club at Pats Peak has started. The Warner Youth Sports Association offers the program to all children through grade 12, including homeschooled or private students, residing 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.

■ Support Kearsarge Boys’ Basketball with their January Sweeps fundraiser to help purchase 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

■Do you need assistance with refuelling? Contact Warner Connects NH at (603) 456-2053.

■Riverside Ice Rink at Bagley Field is open! For the latest ice rink information, visit the Riverside Ice Rink Facebook page at

■Youth softball registration is open! Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the full application fee. WYSA is also looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. To register and for more information, visit

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