Contoocook River region town crier for the week of June 19, 2022

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■The annual Dunbarton Fire Department Chicken Barbecue is back June 26. Servings are from either noon to 2 pm or 3 to 5 pm Tickets are $15 for adults and children 12 and under are $10. Most members of the fire department have tickets to sell. Any questions please PM

■Dunbarton Public Library Summer Reading Program 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” will be held June 28 to July 29. You may pick up reading logs at the front porch entrance on the Route 13 side of the building once their program starts. For questions, check out the library website or email:

■On June 29, the library presents Touch a Truck at 10:30 am on the Town Common. Meet a police officer and fireman. Parental supervision is required, and cameras are highly recommended. IMF call the library at 774-3546.

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading “At Home in Midford” by Jan Karon. The discussion is scheduled for July 7 at 7 pm Call 603-496-3253 for the Zoom link or with questions.

■The Town of Dunbarton is updating its 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Committee seeks your opinions regarding severe weather events, hazard events and mitigation of these hazards in Dunbarton. Individual responses will be kept anonymous and will be compiled for the Hazard Mitigation Plan’s data collection to help direct priorities. Only one survey per household, please. Go to



HENNIKER / WEARElittle big band

■Story Time at Tucker Free Library is on Wednesdays at 10:30 am For more details see their newsletter.

■On June 21, Henniker Summer Concert presents Downtown Horns, an eight-piece little big band at the Angela Robinson Bandstand, beginning at 6:30 pm, and on June 23 Joel Begin is playing at the farmers market from 4 to 7 pm

■Congrats to Dave Tilley of Henniker who received the World Affairs Council of NH’s Global Leader Award for his efforts to build friendships and understanding globally.



■The Hospitality of Hillsborough, June’s 250th event on June 25, is a free barbecue with music and a Water Ski Show at Manahan Park. The lunch is from 12 to 2 pm and the Water Ski Show is 2 to 3 pm Let us know you will be attending by joining the event on our Facebook page or through our website, We do encourage carpooling as the parking lots are small.



■There’s a new story on the Story Walk to go with the Hopkinton Town Library summer theme Oceans of Possibilities.

■Hopkinton Town Library’s summer reading program runs June 28 to Aug. 12. Weekly programs are for children entering 5th grade and younger. Registration is now open. Sign up online from home or at the library to reserve a space for each program.

■Last week, we were able to take a moment to pause in this busy end-of-year season to celebrate our 2022 retirees. We are forever grateful for their passion, commitment, and dedication to the Hopkinton School District. Thank you to Mark Dickson, Bill Carrozza, Pam Moskal, Eileen Reinacher, Patrick Royce and Sue Roberts. We will miss you!

■June is National Dairy Month! Contoocook Creamery is proud to be NH’s family dairy and a fifth-generation farm. To celebrate, support, and learn more about the farm, visit

■Storms Fitness has a Summer Special just for students under the age of 24.

■The Hopkinton Rotary Club is planning its golf tournament for June 24 at Beaver Meadow Golf Club in Concord.

■The Rec Dept. is offering kayak and canoe rentals at Kimball Cabins. View the details at Available at specific dates and times.

■Two Villages Art Society’s 2022 Summer Member Show is July 1 to 30 at the Bates Building.

■Kimball Pond swim lessons registrations are open for Hopkinton residents. Register at

■Sign up for 50+ Active Living Programs with Hopkinton Rec Department at (603) 746-8263 or online at Feel free to stop in the Slusser Center weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm for a tour and to pick up a full list of programs. The Slusser Center offers in-person dining for Wednesday Senior Lunch. For details please call the Slusser Center at 746-8265. A $5 donation is requested.

■The Police Officers Association of Hopkinton and Contocook of Commerce announces the revival of the fireworks show, at Elm Brook Park on Sept. 24. If you would like to make a donation to the fireworks show, you can send the donations to Police Officers Association of Hopkinton, PO Box 499, Contoocook NH 03229 or Contoocook Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 174, Contoocook NH 03229.

■Many camp options are available on the Hopkinton Rec website,

■Writing Camp is a time for students entering grade 3 up to high school to spend a week reading, writing and sharing their literacy experiences with others. Two sessions are available: June 27 and Aug. 15, full day and half day options. Please contact Trish Walton or Joan Follansbee for more information.

■Hopkinton Recreation Summer Camp costs are out of reach for some families. If you are able to help a family afford these programs, please send a check payable to Town of Hopkinton Human Services with “camp scholarship” on the memo line. Please mail donations to Hopkinton Human Services, 330 Main Street Hopkinton, NH 03229.

■Baseball camp for players ages 7 to 15 will run June 27 to 30 at Hopkinton High school. For a registration form email Coach Chase at

■The Contoocook Farmers’ Market is open Saturday 9 am to noon at the Gazebo behind the Contoocook Train Depot. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contocook Farmers’ Market.



WARNERSummer classes

■Pillsbury Free Library’s Summer Program has begun! The summer theme, Oceans of Possibility, is open to children in grades K (completed) and up. Special activities are scheduled for Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm To sign up and for more information, call 603-456-2289 or visit the library website.

■Warner Parks and Rec has a number of summer programs happening. For more information, visit

■The Learning Institute of New England College has opened registration for its July classes. Summer courses are presented on Zoom and led by LINEC volunteers with expertise in the topic and include informal discussion. For more information and to register online, visit or call 978-743-9077. Registration is open through June 25.

■Every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm on the Warner Town Hall lawn find great products and produce at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market.

■The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open Tuesdays 1 to 4 pm and Saturdays 9 am to noon.

■On June 24 at 7 pm, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum presents Phone Phreaking, the story of how a misfit group of technophiles hacked the telephone system. Free to members; $5 for non-members. Available in-person and virtually; advanced reservations required. Visit for more information and registration.

■On June 25 from 1 to 3 pm, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum hosts a Corn Husk Doll Making Workshop led by Jill Schock. All materials provided. Cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members. For more information, visit

■On June 25, come to Kearsarge Area Pride’s first-ever Pride Event! From 9 am to 1 pm at the Warner Farmer’s Market buy home-baked goodies to benefit the Affirming Spaces Project. Then, from 1 to 4 pm at the Jim Mitchell Community Park, join us for a Pride Picnic. The picnic will feature crafts, games, a diversity story hour from 2 to 3 pm, and tables for local businesses and organizations. Picnic lunches may be pre-ordered from The Kitchen Warner. For more information, to volunteer, or to sign up to contribute to the bake sale, visit

■On June 25 from 2 to 4 pm, The Boston Post Cane will be presented by the selectmen to long-time resident Phil Lord. The event will be held at the United Church of Warner with the presentation occurring at 2:45 pm

■Women’s Summer Softball League begins June 26 and runs through Aug. 7 on Sunday nights. Registration information can be found at

■On June 28 at 2 pm, a Kite Making Workshop will be hosted by the NH Telephone Museum and led by Glenn Davison. Admission $5. Contact the museum for more information; register at

■There will be a live concert at the Jim Mitchell Community Park Amphitheater on June 29 at 6:30 pm by Green Heron. Performance is free to the public with donations appreciated;

■Family Closet is loaded with summer clothes, many with discounted prices. Also, taking donations; most needed are maternity clothes, men’s shoes, towels, and bedding in good condition (no pillows).

■Starting July 1, Warner Connects NH Food Pantry and Community Resource Center will accept applications for the 2022-23 fuel assistance program. Applications are available in the CAP or Warner Connects offices at 49 W. Main Street, Warner. questions? Call 603-456-2246.

■On July 1 at noon at Warner Town Hall, volunteers are needed to read Frederick Douglass’ famous speech, “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July.” To volunteer, email

Elizabeth Chase


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