Contoocook area town criers on January 30, 2022
■ Want to be part of a great little organization that loves learning about gardening and having fun at the same time? The Bow Garden Club may be in hibernation until April, but we welcome new members from the Bow area now and throughout the year. Please feel free to contact Club President/Membership Chair Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425 to learn more about us or to register! Membership dues are $20 per year. Or visit the BGC bowgardenclub.org website for more information.
■ Bow Young at Heart will continue its 2022 meeting year with gatherings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Old Bow Town Hall. Watch for upcoming program announcements or contact Carol Barleon at (603) 568-2812.
■The DCC Book Club reads the book “Beyond Resistance” by John Dorhauer. The discussion will be on Zoom Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., moderated by Eleanor. Everyone is welcome.
■ The next reading sessions to the dogs will take place at the municipal library for students in grades 1 to 4 on February 10 and 24. There will be three individual social distance sessions at each meeting. Call the library to organize your time!
■ This coming Valentine’s Day weekend, Wreaths Across Dunbarton and Flags Around Dunbarton will have their second vaccination clinic at Dunbarton Primary School on February 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic, no need to register in advance. . Vaccinations are free, no health insurance is necessary. Anyone five years and older can get vaccinated here, you don’t have to be a New Hampshire resident or a US citizen. Get your first hits, second hits and boosters.
■The virtual early season trolling session for landlocked salmon with Scott Biron will take place on February 10 at 6:30 p.m. It’s never too early to think about fishing. Landlocked salmon fishing is a much-loved tradition among fishermen in the state, made even more difficult when the quest begins on the fly. Presenter Scott Biron will share his knowledge of fishing tackle, fly selection, and examine traditional and contemporary designs that have proven successful. For more information or a link, email [email protected]
■ Limited copies are available at the library of “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. The Zoom chat will be held on February 16 at 6:30 p.m., moderated by Ann McClellan. Presented by New Hampshire Humanities Perspectives Book Discussion. Please email [email protected] to check book availability and get links, which will be sent out just before the program.
■ The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Dunbarton Police Department have partnered to present “Social Media: A Playground for Predators”. This event is free and open to the general public on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school. Learn about the dangers teenagers face on a daily basis. In doing so, we will discuss how computers, cell phones, iPads, digital cameras, gaming systems, social networking apps and internet blogs all play a role in putting students at risk and families. This 1.5-hour presentation is aimed specifically at parents, educators, and community leaders looking to better understand the technology available to teens today. As well as how child predators use it to exploit them. RSVP to chef Christopher Remillard at [email protected]
■ Join SAU 24 Superintendent Jacqueline Coe on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. for a discussion of the new teacher contracts with guests Dawn Spring (Teacher Weare) and Suzanne Carmichael (Teacher John Stark) via Zoom at bit.ly/2Yx51YJOfficeHours , Meeting ID: 821 4229 1994 Passcode: 225191 or by phone @ (US) +1 240-623-0475 PIN: 538 949 965#.
■ On Feb. 17 at 6 p.m., the Zoom Office Hours topic will be Full-Day Kindergarten in Weare with Deputy Superintendent Natasha Kolehmainen who will be joined by Weare School Board Member Sarah Button.
■ The Weare Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on February 7 at 7 p.m. to hear evidence and public comment on Hilbren Road (off Twin Bridge Road) as a Class V city-maintained road The hearing will take place at the seat of the town hall. That same evening at 7:30 p.m., public evidence will be heard on the establishment of a special revenue fund, called the Weare Transfer Station Recyclable Special Revenue Fund, separate from the general fund pursuant to RSA 31:95-c.
■ On Mondays and Thursdays, start the new year with solid life exercises developed by Tufts University. Sessions are free! Starting at 10 a.m. at Smith Congregational Church. If you have any questions, call Fran Charron at (603) 464-3630 or email her at [email protected]
■ On Tuesdays and Thursdays, chair yoga sessions start at 10 am at Deering Fish & Game. Please contact Janett Gilman at (603) 478-3544 to register for the next session and dates. The cost is $35 for a six-week session, GHSS benefits.
■Hillsborough 250th Anniversary license plates are available at the Fuller Library and Vaillencourt Fuels. The plates can be used as a front plate in 2022 by any vehicle legally registered in New Hampshire. It’s a great holiday gift. To order, stop by a location mentioned above or email: [email protected]
■ On February 6 at 4 pm, the BookEnds Book Group will discuss “Lincoln Highway” by acclaimed author Amor Towles.
■ On February 9 at 1:30 pm, the Pillsbury Free Library Book Group will discuss “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King.
■The Arts Center Literary Arts Guild announces its annual poetry contest. The deadline for submission is March 12. This year’s theme is “Agriculture in New Hampshire”. Submissions should be mailed by March 12 to Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734, [email protected] To see submission rules and more, visit centerfortheartsnh.org/poetry-contest
■Riverside Rink at Bagley Field is open! For rink updates, visit the Riverside Ice Rink Facebook page at facebook.com/RiversideIceRink. And please stay off the ice if it’s soft.
■ Do you want to play football? Warner’s two indoor soccer teams – men over 30 and mixed – need players. Men’s matches take place on Tuesday evenings and mixed matches take place on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. The next session begins at the end of January. Contact FieldHouse Sports at (603) 226-4646 for more information.
■Need emergency firewood? The Warner Community Wood Bank is up and running with a new self-service firewood bin at the transfer station. Intended for temporary relief for urgent needs, you can help yourself. For larger quantities, contact City Hall at (603) 456-2298, ext. 1, and leave your details. The Warner Connects NH Emergency Wood Bank is also stocked and open to those in need. Contact (603) 456-2053 for more information.
■Be on the lookout for gnomes! One lurks around Warner and waits to be found. If you see it, take a picture and post it on the Let’s Talk Warner Facebook page. Be sure to leave it where it is so others can have a chance to find it.
■ Tobogganing and other outdoor activities come to the old ski resort at the end of Mink Hill Lane in Chandler Game Reserve in February. To view a map, take a self-guided tour, and learn more about the history of Chandler Reservation, visit warner.nh.us/chandler. To learn more about the former ski resort, visit Part 1: nelsap.org/nh/warner.html and Part 2: nelsap.org/nh/warner2.html.
■ Winter hours for the Warner Connects NH Pantry and Resource Center are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment. Call (603) 456-2053 or email [email protected] Many winter coats are still available in all sizes, colors and styles.
■Registration for youth softball is open! Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the full registration fee. WYSA is also looking for a volunteer coordinator. To register and for more information, visit warnersports.org.
■ Who is Warner’s oldest citizen? Help the Historical Society find the next recipient of the Boston Post Cane, a tradition started in 1909 by the Boston Post newspaper. The gold-headed walking stick is presented to the oldest citizen and then kept at the Historical Society. Bud Thompson, who died last year, was the cane’s most recent holder. Please contact the Historical Society if you or a family member were born between 1924 and 1930 and still live in Warner. For more information, visit bostonpostcane.org.