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.