Contoocook River region town criers for Aug. 16, 2020
■The Bow Garden Club invites area residents to visit bowgardenclub.org to learn more about the club’s activities, goals and objectives. Prospective members can join now for a $5 fee and 2021 memberships will be accepted at the end of the year. Please contact BGC Membership Chairman Keryn Anderson at 731-6425 or club President Lorraine Dacko at 774-3596 for more information. Happy gardening!
DUNBARTONPaint some rocks
■Registered voters who have concerns about voting in person on Sept. 8 and Nov. 3 due to COVID-19 pandemic may vote by absentee ballot. For more information visit dunbartonnh.org/index.php/95-hot-topics/588-absentee-voting-in-the-2020-september-and-november-elections and dunbartonnh.org/index.php/95-hot-topics/588-absentee-voting-in-the-2020-september-and-november-elections. Once you request to vote absentee, your ballot will be mailed to you after the ballots are delivered to the Town Clerk’s office. At this time no delivery date is known. Completed applications should be dropped off or mailed to: Town Clerk, 1011 School Street, Dunbarton, NH 03046. They may also be faxed to 774-554.
■Keep up with the developing Dunbarton Elementary School reopening plan at dunbartonnh.org/index.php/95-hot-topics/589-des-opening-covid19-plan or dunbarton.k12.nh.us. The next SAU Board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 19 and more information and updates will be coming.
■In August, the DCC Book Club will read “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Discussion will be on Sept. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom.
■For a limited time, AncestryLibrary Edition is available from home. Log in to your library account with your card number and password, then scroll to the link. Call the library if you need help.
■Come to the library and pick out a snazzy, bright, colorful and special mask made just for you for school! Available in children and adult sizes. Also available are take-and-make mask kits.
■The library’s Kindness Garden needs a little kindness. The garden is looking a bit depleted after a long summer. If you have some time to spare, would you please consider helping to spruce up our Kindness Garden? Please paint your rocks with inspirational sayings. Then you can put them out in the front garden area.
HENNIKER / WEAREFree concert
■The Weare Police Department recognized five members for exemplary service during last week’s Weare Select Board meeting. Awards were presented to Austin Maguire, Officer William Paul Lewis IV, Lieutenant Frank Hebert, Sergeant Brandon Montplaisir and Administrative Assistant Emily Dauphinais. Congrats to you all!
■On Tuesday, Tattoo is performing American roots music at the Angela Robinson Bandstand at Henniker’s Community Park. Concert is free. Wear masks and practice social distancing. No rain date. Check [email protected] for safety guidelines.
■Henniker students in grades K-8 will return to the classroom five days a week. Students in grades K-5 in the Weare District will also return five days a week after a phased-in opening. Weare students grades 6-8 and all high school students (grades 9-12) will return on an alternating hybrid schedule (two days a week of in-school instruction, three days of remote learning). Only half the student body will be in school on any given day, based on the student’s last name.
■Many thanks to local chamber members and Friends of the Tucker Free Library who collaborated to offer an exciting summer reading incentive program! Because of the support, the library has been able to expand the traditional summer reading program to include opportunities for all age groups.
HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGHistory lesson
■On Wednesday, Mary C. Kelly will present “Irish Famine” via Zoom. She will discuss the role of the famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity using excerpts from her book, and letters from survivors and descendants. Free for all people. Register to attend via Hillsborough Historical Society at hillsboroughhistory.org.
WARNERWishing for books?
■MainStreet BookEnds curbside hours continue Tuesday-Friday from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 456-2700, email [email protected] or use mainstreetbookends.com for your orders and questions.
■Create your own wish list through your own registry on the MainStreet BookEnds website that can be shared with whomever you want. For more information go to visit mainstreetbookends.com/event/create-your-own-wish-listregistry.
■The Tory Hill Author Series concludes on Saturday at 7 p.m. with Rebecca and Adi Rule discussing their newest books. Tickets are $5 and are available at toryhillauthorsseries.com/tickets.html. You will receive a Zoom link via email once you register.
■The BookEnds BookGroup will discuss the following books this fall via Zoom: “A Fall of Marigolds” (Sept. 13 at 4 p.m.), “Under the Banner of Heaven” (Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.), “The Painted Drum” (Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.) and “Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” (Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.). Participants receive 20% off featured books.