Town Crier for the Merrimack Valley area for July 4, 2021
Posted: 7/5/2021 22:25:13 PM
■ City offices and the public library will be closed on Monday for Independence Day.
■ A full program of events and activities is available for all ages at the Boscawen Public Library. Register for the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program online at boscawenpubliclibrary.org or in person at the library. Follow a Story Walk from the lookout past the city’s municipal offices. Bring your animal photos to display on the animal board. Preschoolers are invited to come to story time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., followed by crafts. School-aged children can read with the librarian on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The craft group meets on Mondays at 2 p.m. Adult yoga resumes Wednesday 9-10 a.m. Bone Builders returns July 12 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Elizabeth Letts’ Finding Dorothy will be the topic of the Book Focus Group meeting on July 13 at 2:30 pm Books are available at the library.
■ Enjoy a lazy summer afternoon in the grounds of the Congregational Church and listen to the Honey Bee Trio on Saturdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. Bring your chairs, umbrellas (just in case) and your appetites. There is a lot of good food to buy. Cafes will be held on the second Saturday of each month until September at this open-air location.
■ Elaine Clow from the Boscawen Historical Society will speak on the history of the Millyards in Boscawen, Penacook and Fisherville on July 19 at 6:30 pm at the library. No registration necessary.
■ Boscawen Old House Day returns on August 28, with a parade, shows and games in Welch Park, and fireworks at dusk. Pack your lunch as there will be no refreshments or chicken barbecue this year. The annual Golf Classic will be held at Den Brae Golf Course on August 26. More information on the events of Old Home Week will be published in the next columns.
■ An emergency refrigerated shelter is offered by the city to help residents in need due to heat-related conditions who are looking for a place to stay cool. Animals cannot be accommodated. Please call Emergency Management at 892-5168 or the City of Boscawen Health Officer at 333-5380 for more information.
■ The Elkins Library will be closed until Monday. Happy July 4th! Regular opening hours are always Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Face masks are always mandatory.
■ This summer the library celebrates the national theme “Tails and Tales”. Crafts and activities can be picked up in the children’s room or at the curbside collection table. Come weekly for a take-out prize. This week, the library is offering coloring sheets in poster format! Enter the library to choose books and visit Ms. Baker and the staff! Air conditioning is really good! Call to book and collect Petals in The Pines passes and visit the newest Tale Trail.
■ Take part in “On The Wild Side” Wednesday at the library. Participants will laugh through animal-themed MadLibs and share animal stories on YouTube Live at 11am.
■ The Elkins Public Library is pleased to announce the use of Meeting OWL Pro, which will provide opportunities for young people and adults to participate in library programs wherever you are! Future in-person library programs will also be available virtually. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Look for this innovative way to participate in upcoming programs in September 2021.
■ The Canterbury Community Farmers Market is held at its usual location at 9 Center Road Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Buyers wishing to use credit / debit cards can purchase $ 5 tokens to use to purchase products from from their favorite sellers. Visit with volunteers at the Information Tent to find out more! There is also live music. Check out canterburyfarmersmarket.com for a list of those who play. Dine at the picnic tables located at the back of the market. Do not hesitate to bring a chair and enjoy the bustle of the market on beautiful summer evenings. To stay up to date on what sellers are doing this winter, be sure to subscribe to the mailing list and follow the market on social media!
■ The Salisbury Farmers Market is open every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. throughout the summer, except public holidays. If you are interested in becoming a market vendor, please contact Helen Binette at 648-2156.
■ Library trustees will meet at the library at 6:30 pm on Tuesday. Everyone is welcome. A Zoom option is available on the library’s website and Facebook page.
■ The Old Home Day committee is asking residents of Salisbury to vote for this year’s Citizen of the Year. The Old Home Day committee is seeking nominations for someone who has been active in the town’s issues, who has gone above and beyond for the town of Salisbury and served the people of Salisbury in various capacities. Please apply at one of the boxes located at Crossroads Country Store, Academy Hall and Salisbury Free Library. Applications will be considered at the July 13 meeting. Come to Old Home Day on August 7th to see who will be honored as Salisbury’s 2021 Citizen of the Year. One vote per person. You should include your name, address and who you name on your note. You can vote by sending an email to email@example.com no later than July 13 at 3 p.m.
■ The Old House Day Committee will meet on July 13 at 7:15 pm at Academy Hall.
■ The Board of Directors will meet on July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Academy Hall. Zoom is also available for those who wish to join virtually. Visit salisburynh.org.
■ The Salisbury Old Houses Days will be held August 6-8. This year’s theme is ‘Salisbury through the decades’. Pick a decade and make a float for the parade! There will be cash prizes for the first, second and third place winners. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a registration form from the post office bulletin board, library or Crossroads Country Store. Registrations are due by July 27 at the latest. Children can also participate in the parade with bicycles and pets. The parade will take place on August 7 at 11 a.m. Other Old House Day events include: Maplewood Ballfield Car Show / Night Cruise (August 6, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.), Firefighters’ Must-see, and Vintage Fire Truck and Tractor Show (August 7 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and August 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maplewood Ballfield), horseshoe tournament, chicken barbecue, crafts, chili cuisine, social ice cream, corn hole tournament and Moreover. There will also be many vendors with food and live music. Email email@example.com for information on all events
■ The town hall is now fully open on Mondays from 8 am to 1 pm and Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Masks are recommended for anyone who is not fully vaccinated. Please continue to respect social distancing. Make sure you bring your driver’s license and all the necessary documents with you. New vehicle registration and transfers should be done at the office in person. Renewals can still be made online or by mail. Payments can be made by cash, check (payable to the town of Salisbury) or by credit / debit card. Vehicle renewal registration information was mailed to those due to renew in July. Please follow the instructions in the attached letter and the City Clerk will mail your new stickers and registration to you. Online registration for dog licenses is now online. The city clerk will not be available on July 5 for Independence Day.
■ The library is open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call or email the library (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange contactless pickup and delivery. Pick up and delivery services may not be available at all times due to staff. Storytime is live on Facebook on Mondays at 10:30 am The library also participates in 1,000 pre-kindergarten books. Any child aged 5 and under who has not yet started kindergarten can participate. All books read with or to the participating child count. Printing, scanning and faxing services are always available at the library by appointment. Call the library to make arrangements. The library also has passes for New Hampshire State Parks. Check out the Salisbury Free Library Facebook page and salisburyfreelibrary.wordpress.com for regular library updates, programming information, links to virtual events and online resources. You can also download the Libby app to get digital resources from the NH Downloadable Books Consortium. All you need is your library card to get started.