Town Crier

Town Crier for October 15

The Concord Regional VNA is offering an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that helps adults view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance. The program takes place on Tuesdays and began on October 3 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Pittsfield Senior Center, 74 Main Street in Pittsfield. There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit www.crvna.org.

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 603-340-1375 or email MerrillVaughanLegion@gmail.com.

The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Commission along with a variety of other local groups are sponsoring Harvest Fest Weekend for October 20 and 21. Movie Night Friday, October 20 featuring Hocus Pocus at the PMHS lecture hall at 6:30 pm. Harvest Fest Saturday, October 21 from 11 am—3 pm at the FB Argue Recreation Area “Town Beach”. Games and activities, horse-drawn wagon ride, food, pumpkin carving. Buy a pumpkin for home from the Lions Club. Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 21 from 6:30 pm—7:30 pm at the PMHS parking lot (set-up 6 pm) sponsored by the PES PTO.

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will be selling pumpkins this year. You won’t have to travel far to buy your pumpkins! We will be selling them at Mike’s Meat Shoppe (corner of Rte 28 and Upper City Rd) on Sat, Oct. 14 from 12-3pm; Sun, Oct. 15 from 12-4pm and Sun, Oct 22 from 12-4pm. Contact Ed at 435-5052 for more information or to arrange a time to pick up a pumpkin.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club is selling Candy Bars! 5 flavors, $1 each. (Almond, milk chocolate, caramel, crisp, and Dark Chocolate)
All money goes back to the local club to help with educational programming, field trips as well as camp and college scholarships. See any 4-H member or contact one of the key leaders Melissa Babcock – 496-3928, Mark Riel – 435-6346, Corine Miller – 435-8497, Fern Bond-365-5301 or Pam Clattenburg – 435-0772.

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 pm at the PMHS Media Center (library). New members are encouraged to attend! The next meeting is Mon, Oct. 16 at 6 pm.

The PHS Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm at PMHS. If you attended and/or graduated from PHS/PMHS, you are alumni and we’d love to see you at one of the meetings.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be held on Mon, Oct. 16 at 7 pm at the Community Center, lower level.

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Assoc will be at the Senior Center for a Flu Clinic – Come on in and get your flu shot. Please bring a copy of the insurance card: Medicare B, Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or anthem are free. Appointments are not needed and the lines are non-existent. Friday, October 20 at 10:00 am.

On Tuesday, October 17, at 10:30 AM: Musician Don Smith will be at the Senior Center playing his guitar and singing. Don has played at many different venues through the Pittsfield community. The music is free. So come in for free music and lunch.

On Tuesday and Thursday, at 8:45 am to 9:45 am, Bone Builders, a Senior Exercise Class is held on the first floor of the Pittsfield Community Center. All are welcome.

A Celebration of Life for Christina Van Horn will be held on Oct. 15 from 2-4pm at Main Street Grill in Pittsfield. Friends of her and her family are invited to come and celebrate Christina’s life.

“The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns.” The Pittsfield Historical Society will host John Porter, co-author of Preserving Old Barns, on Wednesday, October 18. Mr. Porter’s presentation will show how the evolution of barn architecture tells the story of New Hampshire agriculture. This presentation will be a chronological walk through time, with photo illustrations of barns around the state that are examples of these eras of agricultural history. Please join us for this very interesting and informative presentation on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m., at Pittsfield’s Historical Museum, 13 Elm Street.

The Library Trustees will meet on Wed, Oct. 18 at 7 pm at the library. The public is invited to attend.

The Joy Church at 55 Barnstead Rd, Pittsfield is hosting the following events: Family meal night – Thursday 10/19 – 6:00 pm – FREE! and Joy Church Harvest Fair – Saturday 10/28 from 1-4 in the Joy Church parking lot – FREE!

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wed, Oct. 18 at 6 pm at the Community Center, lower level. The Rotary Club is collecting items for their Penny Sale coming up on Nov. 4. Please contact Donna Keeley at keeledm@yahoo.com.

Vintage Hill, 10 Berry Ave, is hosting a Harvest Social on Fri, Oct. 27 from 2-4pm. Please join us as we celebrate Autumn with food, fun, and games. Please RSVP at 435-5133.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tues, Oct. 17 from 9-11am 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.

The Pittsfield Secret Santa program benefits families in need in our community. In the past over 200 children (ages range from birth – 14 years old) have benefited from this program, which is fully funded through the generous donations of local businesses and individuals. 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 and mailed to PO Box 392, Pittsfield NH 03263.

Happy Birthday wishes to Zach Powers on Sun., and to Beth Chase on Thurs. I hope you both enjoy your special day.

Happy Anniversary wishes to Rick & Beth Chase on Monday. Here’s to many more happy years together!