Category Archives: EVENTS

Yoga Classes

Yoga in Walpole is back at the Hastings House.
Classes are on Thursday’s 5-6:30.
Josephine teaches this gently moderate level Kripalu class. All are welcome.
For more info please call Josephine at 352-1684 or message her at

Christmas in September – 9/16/17

The Museum Gift Shop will celebrate Christmas in September!  Come visit us from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday September 16th and get a head start on your holiday shopping.  Weather permitting we will be on the lawn by our roadside sign with new and sale items to tempt you for your holiday decorating or gift giving.

We will have Caspari napkins & cards – colorful candles, note cards, many new gifts for the children too including puzzles and coloring books.   We have adult coloring books, Louisa May Alcott books written by her as well as those about her –  Walpole wine glasses & mugs –  scarves, beaded necklaces,  and mittens from Country on the Common – colorful woven baskets and coasters – New Christmas decorations too.  Something new all the time, so come and browse – You are sure to find just the right gift or something for yourself or your home.  Bring the kids and join us on Saturday the 16th.

Notices of Preliminary Assessment Values

Received an email from Sarah Downing from the Selectboard office requesting that I alert Walpole Residents of these preliminary assessment values. Be prepared! – Lil


Notices of Preliminary Assessment Values were posted yesterday, Aug. 28, 2017 to all Walpole property owners. The notice includes a web page address (url) to a draft tax property card. The tax card can be reviewed online, downloaded and printed. Owners can also query the Avitar system to view comparable properties. Property owners are encouraged to review their draft cards to ensure they are correct. If assistance is needed with viewing cards, listings of all assessments will be available at the Selectboard Office.

Should you feel an error exists or would like to make an appointment to review your assessment, property owners should call 603-798-3502 starting Tuesday, Sept. 5th through Friday, Sept. 8th between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Reviews will happen by appointment only at the Town Hall (no walk ins).

If questions arise, visit or call the Selectboard Office at 603-756-3672 for assistance.

Digging into Native History in New Hampshire – 9/22/17

The Historical Society Speaker Series opens with “Digging into Native History in New Hampshire”

The Walpole Historical Society’s popular Speaker Series opens on Friday, September 22nd at
7:00PM at the Walpole Town Hall with the return of anthropologist Dr. Robert Goodby. Last
spring, Dr. Goodby spoke about evidence of Native Americans in this area 12,000 years ago.
“Digging into Native American History in New Hampshire” will take a look at what happened to
that culture after the arrival of Europeans. The audience will learn that Abenaki history has been
reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value
on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go
“underground,” concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and
persecution. Dr. Goodby will reveal archaeological evidence that will show their deep presence
here, inches below the earth’s surface.

The public is invited to this free event.


This year’s Walpole CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday, September 30th, beginning at 9:30.  The walk will begin and end at the Walpole Congregational Church on the Common.  The route has changed and is a bit shorter than previous years.  There are two options – a full walk of about 3.5 miles and another that cuts the length of the walk to about 3.0 miles by leaving out a small section near the end.  We think that the new route, located closer to the village core, will be very enjoyable!  Copies of the walking route will be available at Galloway Real Estate in Walpole beginning September 1st.

Please consider registering and joining other walkers. Perhaps you have friends that would like to join you!  To learn more about the walk and to register online, simply go to and click on REGISTER. You may register as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team already registered.  It’s that easy!  Once you are registered, you can encourage others to DONATE to your walk.  Donators can go to the web address and donate either to to an individual or to a group/team.  Learn more about CROP Hunger Walk 2017 at

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service to raise funds to end hunger and assure clean water in the U.S. and around the world.  Walpole’s Crop Hunger Walk is an ecumenical effort of the Walpole churches we encourage everyone to get involved in this this worthwhile endeavor.  The organizers have designated 25% of all our donations to go to the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.

Please sign in at the Walpole Congregational Church between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30th.  The  walk will start at 9:30 and last approximately 1-1.5 hours depending upon your pace.  Questions?  Contact Ellie Shaw at or Wendy Harty at

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game – 9/26/17

Peggy Jellie, class advisor for Fall Mountain’s class of 2020, asked me to alert you to their fund raiser.  This early notice gives you time to purchase tickets at a reduced rate. – Lil

Fall Mountain Class of 2020 will be hosting the Harlem Wizards basketball game on September 26th, 2017. The game starts at 7 and doors open at 6pm at Fall Mountain Regional High School.

Ticket prices are students $10 in advance and $12 at the door, adults $12 in advance and $14 at the door.
Starting on August 21st tickets can be found at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, VT, Walpole Grocery in Walpole, NH and Charlestown House of Pizza in Charlestown, NH.

Tickets can now be purchased online at .

Monadnock Farm Tour – 8/26/17

Monadnock Farm Tour

Organized by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and
Monadnock Travel Council

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 2pm – 6pm


KEENE, NH (7/13/17) — Trained pigs, scavenger hunts for children, border collie sheepherding demonstrations and an antique tractor show, as well as other activities, are sure to entice both young and old to local farms throughout the region during the 2017 Monadnock Farm Tour, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 2pm – 6pm.

Farmers are opening their barns, coops, hoop houses, and pastures to foster a better understanding of their day-to-day lives working to bring food to our tables, thanks in part to a grant from the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food. Organized by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition (MFCC) and Monadnock Travel Council, the goal of the Farm Tour is to provide rich experiences that are educational and fun for consumers while infusing much needed income into the pockets of local farmers.

“We live in a very rich, diverse, and somewhat undiscovered agricultural region in New England”, according to Roe-Ann Tasoulas, MFCC director. “You can spend the weekend at a farm stay and enjoy a home grown breakfast, go down the road for freshly made cheese, to pick berries, or enjoy a crafted beer. During the Tour, you can learn about cutting-edge growing technology or how to make cider. There is an abundance of opportunities to both buy fresh food and products, and to experience how they are grown and produced.”

The Monadnock Farm Tour offers an endless supply of activities for children to enjoy – egg collecting, make it & take it crafts, milking cows, visiting with miniature horses, goats, sheep, chickens, alpacas, and rescued draft horses, as well as numerous scavenger hunts. Connecting children with how food is grown nurtures an appreciation and respect that food is not indispensible and farms are vital to their future.

Cost for the Monadnock Farm Tour is $5/individual or $10/car. Buttons can be purchased at farms during Farm Tour hours only.  All proceeds go to pay for next year’s Monadnock Farm Tour.

Monadnock Farm Tour tips:

  • Bring a cooler! You’ll be able to buy produce, eggs, cheese, meat and other farm products at most of the farms
  • Plan on visiting 3 to 4 farms, budgeting 1 hour for each
  • Please take time to use the hand sanitizer provided at each farm after petting an animal. Some farms may ask to disifect shoes to prevent farm-to-farm transmission of germs that might stick to shoes
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, bug dope, water and cash

Rules: No pets allowed, no visiting farms after hours, no entering farm homes.

Interactive map and downloadable brochure available at:

MONADNOCK FARM AND COMMUNITY COALITION is a regional coalition of 73 member organizations who meet quarterly to cultivate community action and build collaborations supportive of a robust, sustainable local food system throughout the Monadnock Region.

Learn more at

THE MONADNOCK TRAVEL COUNCIL was founded in 1990 to provide a comprehensive travel promotion program for the Monadnock Region tourism related businesses. The travel council provides a forum for communication in the Monadnock Region and to represent the region to other regions in New Hampshire, statewide, nationally and internationally.





A Reminder

Sally McGaffigan wanted me to remind everyone that the Historical Societt Museum is open on Saturdays. –  Lil

The Museum is open on Saturdays, noon to 4pm. Our Children’s Exhibit is unique with clothing and fashions for children of all ages from 1800 to the 1960’s. Our Time line of Walpole History is interesting and refreshing with articles and items to interest everyone. We also have history books & maps to help homeowners look up the history of their own home. Our gift shop is full of new and exciting things for yourself, your home and gift giving. Lots of new ideas for children’s gifts too. We welcome everyone to come and browse.

Save the Date – 10/21/17

Start getting in shape!  Or at least make a plan to start next week after the weather cools! – Lil


Chickens on the Loose 5K

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Walpole Elementary School

Registration 9:00 AM, Race 10:30 AM

$20 pre-race day/$25 day of race

Register online at

Post-race cookout, entertainment and raffle.

Register Early!  Don’t miss the fun!

Walpole Parent Teacher Group Fundraiser

Opening Artist’s Reception – 7/3/17

Artist Exhibit
July 3rd – July 31, 2017
Mary’s, Mermaids & More
Featuring a collection of mosaics, watercolors, oil pastels & mixed media.
By Barbe Tarantino
Opening Artists Reception
July 3rd 4:00-6:00 PM
Free & Open to the Public
10% of show sales will be donated to the Sharlene Beaudry Fund.
47 Main Street
Walpole, NH. 03608