Town Crier for November 5

The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 is still searching for singers to sing our National Anthem at our meetings and special occasions. As of this date, we have had one person come forward and auditioned. She is the leading candidate. If you want to sing for us, contact the post adjutant. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Post Adjutant Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375 or email

The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 will meet on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home on Loudon Road. Any veteran desiring to learn about our post or the American Legion, you are welcomed to attend the meeting. Come in, talk to those who have similar experiences and feel welcomed. Questions can be directed to the Post 75 Adjutant Merrill Vaughan at his home phone, 435-5207 or his cellphone, 340-1375.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club is selling five flavors of candy bars: almond, milk chocolate, caramel, crisp and dark chocolate for $1 each. All money goes back to the local club to help with educational programming, field trips as well as camp and college scholarships. To purchase, see any 4-H member or contact one of the leaders: Melissa Babcock at 496-3928, Mark Riel at 435-6346, Corine Miller at 435-8497, Fern Bond at 365-5301 or Pam Clattenburg at 435-0772.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club will meet on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the Community Center, lower level.

The Pittsfield Secret Santa program benefits families in need in our community. Donations of new, unwrapped toys or clothing can be dropped off at the Fire Station by Nov. 15. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please contact Kris at the Fire Station at 435-6807 for information. Checks may be made payable to Pittsfield Secret Santa to P.O. Box 392, Pittsfield, N.H., 03263.

The Pittsfield Players present Once Upon A Mattress on Friday and Saturday and Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre. Tickets are $17 and may be purchased by visiting the Players’ website,, and clicking on the TicketLeap button or by calling 435-8852 and leave your name, phone number and date of the show you would like to see. Please spell your name when leaving a message. The tickets will be waiting for you at the door the night of the show – please remember checks or cash only for payment of tickets when picked up at the box office.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 50 Main St., will host their annual Holly Fair on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will have hand-crafted holiday decorations, a silent auction, baked goods and a yummy cafe for breakfast and lunch! The birch log reindeer, snowmen, lighted trees, and stars are very popular and sell out every year. Come enjoy this fun community event. The church will offer door prizes, raffles and something for everyone!

Are you looking for an extracurricular activity for your kindergarten through sixth-grader? Pittsfield Parks and Rec has a basketball program available. Sign-ups are Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the community center. If you are unable to make it during this time, please contact Nick Hayes at or Darrel Wages at Kindergarten through second-grade groups are coed and registration is $15. There will be practice/games one to two days a week. Registration can be paid cash or check at sign-ups. Groups for third- through sixth-grade registration is by gender and registration $20. There will be games/practices three days a week. Registration can be paid cash or check at sign-ups.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Please use the Chestnut Street entrance. Monetary and product contributions are gladly welcome. Please call 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

Stand Up Pittsfield, formerly known as the Pittsfield Wellness Coalition, is a group of community members advocating for the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery from substance misuse and mental health issues by promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Stand Up Pittsfield is a community organization that meets the first Tuesday and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center (library). New members are encouraged to attend! The next meeting will be Tuesday at 6 p.m.

New hours at the B.C.E.P. Solid Waste Facility (the recycling center), effective Jan. 1 are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (scales close at 3:45 p.m.) and closed Sunday and Monday.

The Concord Regional VNA’s Hospice Lights of Life Community Remembrance Ceremony will be held in Pittsfield on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.