Merrimack Valley region town crier for July 18, 2021


ANDOVERSummer yoga

■Summer Yoga is beginning at The Andover Community Hub on Wednesday at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. Cost is $70 for the six-week series or $15 per session to drop in (scholarships are available). To register or for more information about the class, contact Shawna at or at 455-6413. For information about the Hub, contact

■Join The Andover Community Hub for monthly Trivia Night on Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Questions for all ages in a variety of categories; kids and adults welcome as are teams or individuals. Winner gets a free pizza from the Andover Pizza Chef. To join the trivia game, request the Zoom link at



BOSCAWENLibrary events

■Two events are upcoming at the Boscawen Public Library this week in addition to ongoing activities. On Monday at 6:30 p.m., Elaine Clow, secretary and librarian of the Boscawen Historical Society, will show images and provide historical information about rail, factories, floods, war booms, management and work conditions in the evolution of the Commercial Street Mill Yard in the Penacook/Boscawen area. The millyard provided employment for generations of area workers from the late 1700s to the closing of the tannery in the 1980s. No signup is needed. Children and parents are invited to embark on a musical journey with Mr. Aaron at the library on Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. With years of experience performing and teaching, Mr. Aaron presents an evening of fun songs, dance, interactions, storytelling, explore musical instruments and get creative in the wide world of music.

■Weekly activities at the library include the Bone Builders on Mondays and Friday from 9 to 10 am, Craft Group on Mondays at 2 pm, Yoga classes start at 9 am, and Pre-school Storytime is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Additionally, school age children can read with the librarian on Thursdays from 2 to 3 pm. The Summer Reading Program is in full swing but it isn’t too late to sign up at the library.



CANTERBURYMuseum passes available

■The next Trustee virtual meeting is on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Elkins Public Library. There is no meeting in August.

■The Elkins Public Library offers many family passes for your use: The Squam Lakes Science Center Family Pass provides a reduced rate of $10. each for up to four visitors. Reservations must be made at the Center prior to obtaining your pass. New Hampshire State Parks Pass allows 2 adults and 4 dependents a full day at a State Park free! Reservations at the park you wish to visit are required.

■Petals in the Pines in Canterbury! Reserve the free pass with the library and also make your reservation at and contact the library to receive the pass.

■July 21: Read, Connect and Protect: Mrs. Baker reads, “Can I Be Your Dog?” on YouTube Live at 11:00am. We’re teaming up with Pope Memorial SPCA to learn more about how we can help our animal friends such as making posters featuring animals that are looking to be adopted. EPL is hosting a donation drive to donate to Pope Memorial. Drop off your donations during our open hours and we will get them to pets in need! Take a look at the wish list at to decide what you would like to donate. The biggest need is dry food (Purina One Kitten, Cat or Dog – any other brands are used for our Pet Food Pantry) and cleaning products.

■Annual Center Yard Sale on will be Aug. 14, 2021 from 9 until noon. Please arrive early to set up. The event is at the Center Bandstand/Gazebo. Rain or Shine, bring your Treasures to sell, tables, and your own cash box. There will be a small charge of $3-$5.00 that will be collected that morning.


SALISBURYOld Home Day planning

■The Salisbury Farmers Market opened on June 21; hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Every Monday afternoon throughout the summer except for holidays. If you are interested in being a vendor at the market, Please reach out to Helen Binette at (603) 648-2156.

■ The Salisbury Free Library Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. on July 27 to conduct a work session to plan the 2022 budget; The Library Trustees will hold their regular Monthly Trustee meeting on Tuesday August 3 at 6; 30 p.m. Both Meetings will be at the Salisbury Free Library

■The Planning Board meets on Monday July 19 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Zoom link is available on the town’s webpage which is

■The Board of Selectmen meets on July 21 at 7 p.m. at Academy all. Zoom is also available for those who wish to join virtually. Zoom link may be found on the town’s website;

■The Cemetery Trustees meet on July 19 at Academy Hall at 9 a.m. for a work session.

■The Salisbury Board of Selectmen is seeking bids for the installation of a 20KW (120/208 volt) three phase generator system with a solar battery charger, 60 Amp rate disconnect located within 10 feet of a compactor all wiring, load bank test and operating instructions at the Town’s Transfer Station. This location doesn’t have a connection to the power grid. Bid proposals will be received until July 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. which can be mailed to the attention of the Salisbury Town Administrator, P.O. Box 214, Salisbury, N.H. 03268 or emailed to Questions concerning the generator’s specifications should be directed to Selectman Jim Hoyt at 608-6861.

■Old Home Day Mason Alarms Raffle, Prize is to have a Camera System installed in your home/business with the cash value of $2900 Internet service to the house is not required and remote access is both optional and it’s not included in the raffle. Raffle tickets will be $20 each which may be purchased during the Old Home Day event or Email Peter has unscheduled office hours every Saturday 8 a.m. to noon at his Tilton location for ‘walk-ins’ Mason Alarms 315 Main Street Tilton NH 03276

■The Salisbury Old Home Day committee is looking for Parade Participants for the Parade on August 7. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ($75, 50, & $25) The pet parade prize winners will receive medals and gift certificates for ice cream. You may obtain an entry form by Contacting the OHD committee by emailing or Tammy Hamilton at or you may find entry forms at the post office entryway bulletin board , the Cross Roads Country Store bulletin board , Academy Hall town offices and the Library.

■The Chicken BBQ that benefits the Salisbury Congregational Church is on again this year at Salisbury’s Old Home Day event on Saturday Aug. 7 (old home days are Aug. 6 to 8 see the Salisbury Old Home Day FB page for more information on those days) the price is $10 for the Delicious BBQ chicken dinner and there are no tickets just pay at doors please.

■The Historical Society, is looking for donations of items for their white Elephant Sale table for Old Home Day (Aug. 7) You may drop off items at the historical society on Saturdays only in July 24 and 31 only 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Any item you have, new, old, odd is very much appreciated. . Please contact Dave Merwin at or call him at 603-455-4310. If you have items to donate outside of the regular drop off times.

■Cribbage held Thursdays 6:30 pm at the Salisbury Town Hall located at 645 Old Turnpike Rd Salisbury. Ages 13 and up. If the temperature at 3 p.m. is 90 degrees or higher, games that night will be canceled. We encourage people to bring their own favorite soft drinks and no refreshments will be offered. Masks are optional. Organizer Velma can be reached almost anytime at 603-648-2372 or

■Come join the Fun at The Salisbury Old Home Day Kickoff event, The OHD Classic Car Cruise night. Enjoy some gorgeous cars, friends, laughs, good comfort food. Salisbury Old Home Days are Aug. 6 to 8 with…

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