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Josiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ Sept 2016

The library will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day!
Have a safe and fun filled weekend.

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell on Thursday, Sept.8th   between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Preschool story hour will resume Thursdays September 8th 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack.
Ages 2 – 5

September 17th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories from the library from 10:00-11:00 am Read More

Police Department Promote “See Something/Say Something” Campaign

In partnership with the U.S Department of Homeland Security and the State of New Hampshire, the Pittsfield Police Department is proudly participating in the “see something/say something” campaign.  It takes a community to protect a community.  Please report any suspicious activity to the Pittsfield Police Department, together we can keep our town safe.

myPittsfield Newsletter Now Part of Town Website

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August 28 – Free Concert at the First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church, 24 Main St, Pittsfield, will welcome back Mark Thallander later this month. His colleagues, Glenda Winkle-Morrow and Kathy Haley, will join him for a spectacular concert playing the one-of-a-kind 1877 Wilson W. Ricker organ and Hallet & Davis grand piano. The free concert will take place Sunday, August 28, 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. Read More

Town Crier for August 21

The Friday Night Kayak group meets each Friday night at a different local kayaking site. The paddling trips last just over an hour. Visit the website for information and location of the next trip or call Paul Oman at 435-7199.

The Food Pantry is in need of a few volunteers. One person is needed to take ordering of food and pick up from USDA, NH for Bush, and CAP. Volunteers are needed for Thursday from 11 AM to 2 PM. This is for filling patron orders. If you can volunteer for either of these jobs please contact Ruth Strickhart at 435-6773 extension 19 or at 435-7013.

The Josiah Carpenter Library is pleased to host a new art exhibit “Photos by Nina.” Most of her photos come from her adventures, exploring the back roads on the Harley and kayaking the various ponds and lakes in the New England area. The exhibit will be at the library through the month of August.

Preschool story hour at the Carpenter Library will resume Thursdays September 8th 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5.

The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for the Fall 2016 musical, “Oklahoma” on Sun, Aug. 21 and Mon, Aug. 22 at 7pm each evening at the Scenic Theatre. There are also opportunities for helping with set construction or other technical aspects of the show. For more information contact Maye Hart at

The First Congregational Church, 24 Main St, will welcome back Mark Thallander Sunday, August 28 for the morning church service at 10 a.m. and then later that day in concert at 6 p.m with colleagues, Glenda Winkle-Morrow and Kathy Haley. Parking and wheelchair accessible entry are located at rear of church building at Chestnut Street. For more information, call the church office, 603 435-7471.

August 24, at 10:30 AM Dana Sansom, an Associate Professor at UNH for Horticulture Technology, will be at the Senior Center teaching us how to make flower arrangements from our own gardens. She will share some of her secrets on making a pretty bouquet and tips on how to promote growth and health for our flowers.

The FB Argue Recreation Area will close for the season on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Thanks to everyone that came and enjoyed the facility.

On Thursday, August 25, PES will host its annual Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Families will have an opportunity to meet new teachers, walk through classrooms, and get information from local organizations such as the KYDstop After School Program. We will also have a welcome back BBQ from 5:00-5:30 p.m. We hope you can join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, and more!

The Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7pm at the Town Hall.

The PHS Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6pm at the High School.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop Board of Directors will meet on Wed, Aug. 24 at 6:15pm at the Youth Workshop, Park Street.

The Read Meet & Talk book club will meet for an exciting book discussion on “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

On Tuesday, August 30 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, the 1, 2, 3, Cook! program will be held at the Pittsfield Senior Center! Last month we enjoyed learning about quinoa and the versatile nutritional benefits it provides. This month we will talk about fresh herbs, how easy it is to grow and cultivate them, and use them in a simple salsa recipe. Lunch at the center is served prior to this meeting for $2.00.

Happy Birthday wishes to Ed Vien on Aug. 21.

Happy Anniversary wishes to Stacy & Rick Davis on Aug. 23.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS meeting every Tuesday night at 6:30 Pm at the Barakah Center on Fairview Rd. Pittsfield NH.
For more Info call Pat 435-5333.

Senior Center

The Senior Center is located in the Pittsfield Community Center, 74 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH and serves the towns of: Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Loudon, and Pittsfield NH.

Any question, please call Carol Schiferle, Director at  435-8482 or E-Mail
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Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 2:00 pm, Lunch:  Weekdays at 12:00 noon

Programs: Meals-on-Wheels and Door-to-Door Transportation

Senior Center Activities Newsletter: September 2016 Newsletter

Menu: September 2016 Menu

Rotary Club of Pittsfield

The Rotary Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday monthly at the Pittsfield Community Center, 74 Main Street at the Lower Level Entrance on Broadway Street.
Please check out the Rotary Club Website and Facebook.