Talk of the Towns for the week of May 14, 2023


■You are invited to enjoy another Greek Dinner to Go! Pick-up at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 68 N. State St. on Sunday. Cut off date for ordering is Wednesday. Our May offering is Pastitsio (Greek style Lasagna), Salad and a Dinner Roll. The price is $20 per meal. To order either call 603-953-3051 or email: or on our website You can pay online by clicking the link, “Contribute to Holy Trinity”, and following the prompts, send in the check to the church, or bring the money when you pick up the meal. Thank you for your support. Kali Orexi! Good Appetite!

■ The Suncook Valley Chorale’s May concert is “Let Music Flow” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St.

■ The Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall opens “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” On May 26 through June 11. The curtain goes up on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Go to for tickets and more information.

■Lace up your sneaks for the Payson Center for Cancer Care’s Rock ‘N Race. You’ll make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. This special fundraising event will be at the State House on Thursday at 6 p.m. Sign up here:

■Please join them at the 31st Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at 32 Capitol St. on Friday at 10 a.m. The members of New Hampshire’s finest, dignitaries, the public, families, and survivors gather to pay tribute and honor the brave men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Every department and branch of service attend as a sign of allegiance and appreciation for our lost heroes, as well as the men and women who patrol and protect our neighborhoods and communities, day in and day out, despite the threat of violence and loss of life.

■The 65th Annual Kiwanis Fair is Thursday to Saturday at the Everett Arena. Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.; and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Come enjoy the rides, food and games.

■Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 49 S. Main St., on May 24 at noon for orientation of new and existing members. Enjoy a light lunch while learning about your member benefits and meeting other area professionals. Please register in advance; space is limited.

■The 47th Annual Market Days Festival is returning to downtown Concord on June 22 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will be held right on Main St. and features shopping, food trucks, family-friendly activities, local artisans, and live entertainment each day.

■Join Cheers Bar & Grille for Game Time Trivia every Friday Night at 8 p.m. It’s themed trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursday Nights too! Great prizes! See you soon.

■Capital City Sunrise Rotary, now representing the towns of Penacook, Boscawen, Canterbury, Loudon, Webster and Salisbury, is raffling off an exciting Kayak Package and all net proceeds will go into the Community Support Fund for projects in the Greater Merrimack Valley area. For chances, go to and take a picture of the QR code which will take you to the online purchase site. 10 chances for $10, 30 chances for $25, 75 chances for $50, and 200 chances for $100. The drawing will be on June 28.

■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Riverhill Grange, 32 Horse Hill Road, through May 24th.




■The Allenstown Economic Development Committee will host a Concert and Cruise Night on May 21, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blueberry Express Park, 16 School Street. The five piece Band is “The Out on Bail Concert.” This is a free event.

■The Allenstown Town Wide Yard Sale will be held on June 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. For more info. go to the Towns website at to register.

■The trip to Nubble Lighthouse and Lobster Bake at Foster’s Clambake at Stonewall Kitchen will be June 27. Cost is $122. per person. All are welcomed, call Nancy at 603-485-9181 for more information. The Mothers Day Celebration will be held on May 15 at 12 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Arts and Crafts will make garden outdoor decorations at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17.



■A Town Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Municipal Office grounds at 116 N. Main St. A map will be available for the locations of other Boscawen yard sales to check out. Rain date is May 21.

■Coming to Boscawen on  May 27 is the Annual Yard, Craft and Bake Sale sponsored by the Priscilla Chapter. It starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon and is held at the Masonic Lodge at 53 N Main St. Vendors are welcome to rent a space inside or outside the lodge for $20 with table provided and $15 with your own table. Reserve your spot by May 20 by emailing Vendors set up at 7:30 a.m.

■  A Spring Bulb Fundraiser is sponsored by the Boscawen Congregational Church through Sunday, May 21. Buy your garden bulbs and donate to the church programs and missions work. Log onto and look for Boscawen Congregational Church Fundraiser. Open the catalog and shop for your bulbs. Your order can be directly delivered to your home. The church thanks you for your donations!

■ The Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Community Services office will be closed for state training on Wednesday. They will reopen on Thursday at 8:30 am.



■The Bow Garden Club will hold its annual spring plant sale May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bow Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road. Come early for the best selection! Thousands of perennials, annuals, herbs, veggie starters and hanging plants will be waiting for you! Stop by the “Craft Corner” to see the mini fairy gardens, succulent gardens and garden art our members have created. And bring your children to the “Kids Potting Area” where they can choose from a variety of colorful pots in which to plant their choice of either veggie or flower seeds while you “shop.” All proceeds go toward our civic beautification projects around town and our scholarship programs. See you there!

■Bow Young at Heart will have a presentation by Eric Thum on Bow Trails and Open Spaces on May 24 at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road. Bow Young at Heart is a social club open to residents of Bow and surrounding towns 55 years and older. Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. with a social hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Bring your own lunch, dessert is provided.



■The Canterbury Solid Waste Committee is working to get the Treasure House (like freecycle) at the Transfer Station up and running again. Please contact Emily Burr at 603 899-7570 if you would like to help in one of the following ways: 1) Come to a Cleaning Party on May 20, 9 a.m., coffee and donuts will be provided, bring basic cleaning utensils (brush, dustpan, cleaning fluid, cloths, disinfectant) 2) Come to a Sorting and Setting Up Party the following weekend – May 27, 9 a.m. The Solid Waste Committee recently voted to approve rules for the operation of the Treasure House. These will be posted there and on the Solid Waste Committee webpage and all residents are requested to respect these rules. Canterbury Treasure House rules: 1. Residents Only. 2. All donations must be clean, complete, and in good working order. 3. Donations accepted if capacity is available and when an attendant is present. Items just left outside will be immediately thrown out. 4. No bedding, large furniture or stuffed animals (Mouse nesting!) 5. No broken/unusable items 6. No child car seats 7. No books (Use library drop box) 8. No clothing (use drop box at Transfer Station) 9. No electronic devices – however, you may put a description of the item on an index size card with your contact info (Name and telephone) and post on the designated space in the treasure house. We will help facilitate but not get involved. Any questions please talk to an attendant. At this time we are hoping the Treasure House will reopen on June 3. As more volunteers come forward, the hours of opening will be increased.



■Chichester Central School will have a 2023-24 meet and greet for incoming kindergarteners. Students and families will gather on May 23 from 5 to 6 at the school. Students and families will get a chance to play on the playground, meet their new classmates and parents will get a chance to know each other. The PTO will provide pizza. The school athletics dept is inviting students and family to a movie night on May 20. The K-4 student movie will start at 4 p.m. with “Cars.” At 6 p.m. the movie “Ratatouille” will be shown to 5th through 8th grade students. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a blanket and lawn chairs for a fun evening of movie watching in the gym, benefiting the CCS Athletic Dept. Snacks are available for purchase.

■The BOS will meet May 16 at 6 p.m. at town hall. The School Board monthly meeting will be held May 17 6 p.m. at the school. The Heritage Commission meets at the Historical Society on May 18 at 7 p.m. The Trustee of Trust Funds will meet May 19 at town hall beginning at 9 a.m.

■The Epsom/Chichester Lions is giving a $500 college school materials scholarship to a PA graduating senior student from Chichester and Epsom. Check with the PA Guidance Dept for applications. The Lions Club recycling bin for cans has been placed in the Chichester Fire Dept. parking lot.



■The DCC Spireside Coffeehouse is BACK every third Saturday of the month. This month, May 20, come to the Congregational Church in the Town Center for the Open Mic Show. Door opens at 6 p.m. Musicians sign up when you enter. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Donation $5. All are welcome to play and/or listen.(The Spireside ran for about ten years before COVID.) FMI:

■The public is invited to the Dunbarton Memorial Day Ceremonies May 29, Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Dunbarton Town Common & Center Cemetery (Veterans please arrive at 10:45 a.m. for assembly) Annual Memorial Day Ceremony with Hopkinton Band at  1 p.m. at Dunbarton Community Center (School Gymnasium) (Veterans please arrive at 12:45 for assembly) FMI: Charles Frost, (603) 774-3634.

■Dunbarton Public Library Summer Reading Program 2023“All Together Now” is tentatively scheduled: June 20 to July 28. Why is a Summer Reading Program at the library important? 1) Summer Reading helps prepare children for success by developing early language skills. 2) Summer Reading helps young children build reading and language skills. 3) Kids who read, learn, and play all summer long go back to school in the fall ready to rock and roll. FMI on this program contact the library:



■Valley Artisans: Celebrating 42 years in Epsom, now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10-5. Open House Weekend will be May 13 and 14. They sell only NH-made crafts and products. If you are interested in becoming a part of the shop email

■Family movie: Wednesday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. watching “Detective Pikachu.” BINGO! held at 11 a.m. May 20. Grab a friend and join us for a highly requested Bingo For Books! There will be prizes available for the winners along with light refreshments while we play. This is an all ages event so grab your friends and family to bring with you for a fun start to the day. Movie matinees  Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. watching “80 For Brady.” This hilarious and heartfelt comedy is inspired by a true story of friendship and adventure. Four lifelong friends set out on an unforgettable journey to see their hero, Tom Brady, play in Super Bowl LI and witness one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, discovering that it’s never too late to live life to the fullest.



■The Masons will be serving made-to-order breakfasts this Sunday from 7 – 10 a.m. Come for a hearty breakfast, linger to catch up with old friends and make new friends. If you are new to the Franklin community, this is a great opportunity to get to know people.

■Tickets on sale now for “The Wizard of Oz,” the spring production of the districtwide musical. You won’t want to miss it. This 9th annual musical will be performed by students in grades K to 12. Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide. Performances run from May 17 – 21. Purchase tickets at or call 603-934-1901.

■Members of the Economic Development Task Force will be available to answer questions regarding the proposed bond and suggested projects. This is your opportunity to meet one on one with members of the Task Force to share your thoughts and ask questions. Drop by Grevior’s Furniture between noon – 1 p.m. on May 18. Future dates may be offered to accommodate schedules.



■If your child is a current K-2nd grade student at Center Woods Elementary School, they are eligible to attend CWES Summer Learning at no cost to you. The camp will run from July 11 to Aug 3, for three days each week Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Superintendent Jacqueline Coe, Ed, D, announced the appointment of Tom Weston as Director of Facilities for all SAU 24 schools in Henniker, Weare, John Stark, and Stoddard school districts.

■Public Hearing of the Weare Planning Board is May 25 at  7 p.m.

■The Town of Henniker will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29.

■Thursday May 18t the Farmers’ Market kicks off its summer schedule 4 to 7 p.m.



■May 15-19: Preview the Fuller Public Library’s book sale, by appointment only. $10/bag, BYOB or purchase one for $1.

■On Tuesday, Fuller Public Library’s Cookbook Club meets at 12:30 p.m. to taste from and discuss “Moosewood Restaurant: Low Fat Favorites.” Our Mystery book group will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Bluff” by Jane Satnton Hitchcock. Call to see how you can join, 603-464-3595.



■The Hopkinton Booster Club supports middle and high school athletes. We are seeking new board members. Board elections will take place at our final meeting of the year,  May 22 at 7 p.m. For more information or to volunteer to become a board member, please email .

■Making Your Mark Art Camp at St. Andrews is looking for artists willing to volunteer their talents to lead a workshop. Camp will be held the week of July 17 to 21. Please contact Kim Emerson if you are interested – . This is the eleventh year of St. Andrew’s Making Your Mark Art Camp. The camp’s intention is to serve children in the Hopkinton community interested in the arts. There is no camp fee.

■Hopkinton Historical Society has a lot of great items coming in for our Vintage Yard Sale! We are currently seeking donations of furniture, tools, framed art, silver, china, jewelry, etc. To arrange for pick up or drop off of items, contact the Society at 603-746-3825 or email . The Vintage Yard Sale will be held on May 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 300 Main Street in Hopkinton. Rain date May 21.



■The Pembroke Historical Society and the Pembroke Town Library will offer a John Moody presentation “The Abenaki/Penacook History of Pembroke and the Suncook River Watershed,” the history of Native Americans in New England on May 20, at 1 p.m. in the library. The event is free and open to the public. This program is underwritten by the NH Humanities Council, with the support of the National Council on the Humanities. For more information, call 603-566-1031. If interested in joining Friends of the Library group and help support the library with fun events, fundraising, & ways to help our community, please come to meetings Monday May 15th at 3 p.m.; Monday June 12th at 3 p.m.

■The Suncook Senior Center is taking reservations for its Lighthouses and Lobsters Senior trip on June 27, consisting of Nubble lighthouse, lobster bake and trip to Stonewall Kitchen. $122 per person. All welcome. Call Nancy at 603-485-9181 with reservations or questions.

■Pembroke/Allenstown Old Home Day parade is being organized for Aug. 26. This year’s theme: Kindness Matters. If you would like to have a float in the parade, call Jocelyn 603-485-3352.



■The Pittsfield Players present Comedy “Jack of Diamonds,” Directed by Carole Neveux, May 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 at 2 p.m. Call (603) 435-8852 to reserve tickets over the phone or visit our website at

■The South Pittsfield Community Club will hold its first Ham & Bean Supper on Sat, May 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Club House at 444 Dowboro Road, Pittsfield. Cost for Adults is $10, Children ages 6-12- $5 and under age 6 is free. Eat in or take out! The menu is ham, baked beans, brown bread, potato salad, drinks and pies.

■The “Field of Honor” is a living display that honors all who are currently serving, and those that have served, our community and country as policemen, firemen and military. Each flag and ribbon is $3 and will fly from May 13 to 29 in front of the Pittsfield Police Department. A name can be put onto a tag of the flag you purchase. All proceeds will go towards a scholarship for a graduating Pittsfield Middle High School student. To purchase a flag for someone special to you, contact: Gerard LeDuc at 603-470-6942 or Mickey Vien at 603-540-0296.



■On May 20, The Friends of the Salisbury Free Library will hold their 20th annual Town Wide Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. Registration forms are at the post office, Academy Hall & at the Library. You may also obtain a registration form online at under the “news” tab. Official Yard Sale map will be for sale for $1 in front of the library on the day of the sale starting at 7:45 a.m. The Salisbury Free Library will also be hosting its book sale at the library during the Town Wide Yard sale. Also on May 20,at Safety Building the Fire Explorers will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 per person. For more information please see the town webpage at

■At the Salisbury Free Library on May 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. the library will be hosting “Growing a Healing Garden Workshop; Presenter, the Magpies’ Apprentice will share her knowledge of her favorite herbs to grow for medicine (and food!) In Zone 5. Topics covered include a brief history of home herb gardens, a general discussion of soil, water, seeds, sun, propagation, cultivation, preservation, and storage techniques and a quick demonstration! We will learn a lot about a variety of cultivable medicinal specimens in a short amount of time! The presentation will be about 1 hour, with refreshments to follow. For more information email or call 603-648-2278. Hope to See You There!



■Come to Pillsbury Free Library for a Woodlot Management and Climate Program, May 15 at 7 p.m., in-person and on Zoom. UNH Cooperative Extension Forester Matt Kelly talks about carbon sequestering and storage, carbon credit market programs, and managing forests for carbon resilience. Then, on May 17 at 6:30 p.m., learn Composting Basics from Ron Trexler, in person and on Zoom. For Zoom links for both events, visit Warner Events Calendar.

■ Warner Historical Society will hold its annual Barn Sale Preview Party on May 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Barn Sale opens for the season on May 20; hours are Tuesdays 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Donations accepted on the back porch.

■ Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. come downtown for Warner’s 15th annual outdoor arts celebration Spring Into Warner! Enjoy arts and crafts, music, museums, ponies, food, and more. Warner Farmer’s Market opens for the season; downtown museums and galleries display their wares; and Kearsarge Center of the Performing Arts presents a free family performance (10 a.m.-1 p.m). Warner Democrats hold their 3rd annual plant sale (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and are accepting donated plants – drop off Friday to David & Emma Bate’s porch on West Main St. or bring them Saturday, 8:15-8:45 a.m., during setup.



■The next Free Friday Film at the Webster Free Public Library is “Jaws.” Do you remember the music in the film and the time when….oops, I almost gave away one of the many scary parts. The movie will be on May 19 at 7 p.m. Join us for the comfy chairs and snacks. Come and see the new projector attached to the ceiling instead of in the library cart.

■The annual town-wide yard sale will be held on May 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. rain or shine. It’s always fun to see what you didn’t know you needed to buy. The Webster Congregational Church is sponsoring the sale. For more information, contact Terry at or 603-648-2639.

■A Webster public supper will be held on May 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. downstairs in the Webster Town Hall on Battle Street. It will be a roast pork meal, complete with beverages and dessert. Proceeds will benefit the Webster Congregational Church. These meals are always delicious as all the food is prepared, cooked, and served by our neighbors. Enjoy a meal you don’t have to cook or clean up after.


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