Contoocook River Town Criers for October 24, 2021
■ Beautiful red, white or pink poinsettias are now available for pre-order for delivery on December 4th via the Bow Garden Club. This is an annual fundraiser for the club. Poinsettia plants are available in 8 “pots containing three poinsettia stems measuring approximately 24″ in diameter and costing $ 26. 10 ” pots with four poinsettia stems measuring approximately 36 ” in diameter cost $ 36. All the plants are locally grown. Your order can be delivered to any member of the Garden Club, via a form available at both the Baker Free Library, the Bow Community Center, or by emailing Joyce Kimball at [email protected] All orders must be placed before November 1st. Drive-thru / pickup of your pre-ordered plants will take place at the Bow Community Center on December 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
■ It’s the season! The annual garden club pajama and book drive is underway just in time for the cold weather. Help a child in need warm up and be happier this year by donating a pair or two of new pajamas and / or bedtime books. Pajamas are required for boys and girls in infant to adolescent sizes. The garden club sorts all the pajamas and books collected each year and then donates them to Friends of Forgotten Children in Penacook and Family Promise of Greater Concord. All donations must be received by November 15th. Collection boxes can be found at the Baker Free Library and the Bow Community Center. If you need to collect your donation, please contact Joyce Kimball at [email protected] or call (603) 229-1990. Thank you!
■ The Bow Rotary Club was looking forward to hosting its annual Foundation auction again this fall. Unfortunately, our usual live and silent auctions, which were scheduled for November 6 at the Bow Community Building, have been canceled due to issues related to COVID-19. However, this year our auction is being held online as a silent auction with all of the same great items that our donors generously donate to this cause. The auction will run from November 3 through the evening of November 6 (exact start and end times are yet to be determined). Any potential bidder will be able to view the items online and will have hours of viewing the items at Old Town Hall on Friday and Saturday. An online auction link will be available soon. For more information, log on to www.bowrotary.org or contact Bob Couch at [email protected]
■ The Dunbarton Library Book Group will read “Educated” by Tara Westover this month. The book discussion is scheduled for November 17 at noon. “Educated” is a memoir by Tara Westover and tells about overcoming her surviving Mormon family in order to go to college, and emphasizes the importance of education to expand her world. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please contact the library.
■ The elementary school will hold its traditional Halloween costume parade downtown and back to school, followed by parties to celebrate the occasion. Start of the event around 1:45 p.m.
■ The Town Halloween on the Common is scheduled for October 31 from 4 pm to 7 pm and features the “Trick or Treat Spooktacular” presented by the Dunbarton Garden Club. This entertainment caters to all families in town and includes treats, witches, popcorn, and music videos.
■ This month, the DCC Book Club reads “A Woman’s Heart” by Maya Angelo. The book will be discussed on November 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.
■ Come to StoryWalk at the library. Currently presenting the book “Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn” by Kenard Park. Take advantage of the changing seasons while walking and reading. Start right outside the door on School Street and walk around the building, please, social distancing. Coming soon, “Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds.
■ The Dunbarton Police Department reminds us that 10-digit dialing begins on Sundays.
■ The hours of Halloween Trick or Treat this year are the same! Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
■ Oct. 31 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Henniker Historical Society will reconstruct some important figures of Henniker who were buried in the city’s first public cemetery, the First Burial Yard.
■ The Henniker Farmer’s Market closed for the season last Thursday. Thanks to Monica and her team for making Thursdays special all summer long!
■ Weare Real Food Farmers Market at 65 North Stark Highway is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
■ Hold a public hearing on November 3 at 7:00 p.m. regarding a purchase of 85 conservation acres off the North Stark Highway.
■ On October 30, stop by the Fuller Public Library in your Halloween costume for a treat and enter a raffle to win a t-shirt. All ages are welcome!
■ In addition, on October 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual Craft Fair at 538 W. Main St.
■ On October 24 at 2 pm, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum presents vintage railway melodramas with pianist Jeff Rapsis at Warner Town Hall. Tickets can be purchased online at NHTelephoneMuseum.org and cost $ 5 for NHTM members, $ 10 for non-members. Jeff Rapsis is a writer / editor, educator, composer and performer specializing in creating live sheet music for silent film screenings.
■ Join Jackie Germain and Jody Sloane of the Warner Conservation Commission for a fall scavenger hunt on October 30 at 10 am in Silver Lake. Come enjoy story time and treat for the kids after the hunt. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
■ The Nature Discovery Center is only open two more weekends, then it closes for the season. It will be open on Fridays and Sundays (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) until the end of October. Our last day of this season is October 31st.
■ The Warner Historical Society and KACC are sponsoring Kearsarge Open Studios, a shopping and touring event November 6-7. Upton Chandler House will also have hours on November 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. See WarnerHistorical.org for a full list of times and locations.
■ The Family Closet Thrift Store is now accepting donations of winter clothing and holiday toys. Open Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
■ The Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts (KCPA) has continuous admission! It is not too late to register for the courses. We have new programs, classes and teachers! Join us for excellent training in a fun and loving family environment. See our website for more information and schedules, nhperformingarts.org. Or for more information, write to us at [email protected] Remember that education without the arts is incomplete!
■ Auditions from November 1 to 5 at the Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA). The KPCA is looking for two young actresses, aged six to 12, for lead roles in our next winter show. Must be able to read and memorize the script. The Winter Show will be directed by Kevin Tarleton, Director of our Theatrical Arts Program, who has a Masters in Drama and Directing and has over forty years of experience. We are happy to schedule an audition, in person or on Zoom, depending on the actor’s preference. For more information, please email Angela Tarleton: [email protected] or visit our website NHPerformingarts.org.
■ Mt. The Kearsarge Indian Museum (MKIM) has two special exhibitions on the history of pearls. The museum is open every day in October, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
■ Keep an eye out for Pumpkin People at Warner throughout October!