Concord Crier for March 27, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

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∎ My deadline is Tuesdays at 5 p.m. for news to appear in the following Sunday’s paper. I look forward to receiving your Penacook news.




West Side

Learn about rescuing dogs and bring them to the state

∎ The Concord Public Library will host author Peter Zheultin on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. He will talk about his book Rescue Road, which is a remarkable story about Greg Mahle, who has driven more than a million miles in the past 10 years bringing thousands of lost, abandoned and “death row” dogs to New England. For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 2.

∎ Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion will offer a parent preview class Tuesday with openings at 5 or 7 p.m. This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

∎ Beaver Meadow Golf Course is now open for the season. For more information or to schedule a tee time, call 228-8954.

∎ Dog license renewals for 2016 are due in April. For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at 225-8500 or visit concordnh.gov.

∎ Happy birthday, Jeanne Anderson and Brooke Miller!




South End

Authors flock to Gibson’s to talk poetry, new novels

∎ Michelle Arnosky Sherburne will share how New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.

∎ Gloria Norris will visit Gibson’s on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to share her memoir of her childhood in New Hampshire, KooKooLand.

∎ April is National Poetry Month! A poet showcase will be held April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore.Presenting poets include Hope Jordon, Dudley Laufman, L. Berger, Mary French, Deborah Brown, Don Kimball and Neil English.

∎ Concord Little League will hold registrations Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Concord Boys and Girls Club for those interested in playing T-ball and coach pitch. The deadline to register is Thursday. For more information, email concordnhlittleleageue@gmail.com.

∎ Books & Brew will meet at True Brew Barista at Bicentennial Square on April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

∎  Concord School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs will host a color run 5K on April 17. Registration is $25. For more information or to register, concordcolorrun.eventbrite.com.

∎ Spring registrations are being accepted for classes with Concord Community Education. Visit concordcommunityed.org or call 225-0804 for more information or to register.

∎ A blessed and happy Easter and Purim to all!




East Side

Celebrate spring with classic ham, bean supper

∎ East Congregational Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. today. Easter worship with special music will be at 10 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt for children at 11 a.m. For more information, visit eastchurchucc.org or call 224-9242.

∎ Jump into spring with a classic New England ham and bean supper at East Congregational Church April 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes two kinds of homemade beans, baked ham, brown bread and rolls, coleslaw, casseroles and a dessert buffet. Adults are $8, children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and ages 5 and under are free. Takeout is available. Tickets will be available for an expertly handcrafted full/queen size quilt. For information, call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org.

∎ ConcordTV’s Studio B will offer advanced editing Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $50. To register, contact Josh Hardy at 226-8872 or email josh@yourconcordtv.org.

∎ Concord Grange 322 will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall. Lecturer Gary Ford will introduce Concord fire Chief Dan Andrus as a guest speaker for the program. For more information, call 496-2917.

∎  Through a partnership with AARP, the Parks and Recreation Department will host Taxaide on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 14 at the Heights Community Center. Appointments will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taxaide offers free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially seniors. To set up an appointment, visit nhtaxhelp.org or call 211.

∎ Many senior activities will be offered at the Heights Community Center: the walking group will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m., cribbage will be Monday 10 a.m. to noon, Bone Builders will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. A VNA Senior Health Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Zumba Gold will be Wednesdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg is played from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, contact Becky at 230-4982 or rbukowski@ConcordNH.gov.

∎ NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge is proud to present Myanmar: Culture of Many Societies with NHTI Mumtaz Hussein sharing her story about leaving Myanmar, coming to New Hampshire and studying at NHTI. This presentation will be held April 5 at 6 p.m. at the NHTI Library Living Room. It is free and open to the public with refreshments following the program. For more information, call 230-4028 or visit nhti.edu.

∎ Concord’s second Iron Chef Competition will be April 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tad’s Place at Heritage Heights, 149 East Side Drive. The theme is “Granite State Farm to Table.” The cost is $35 and includes two complimentary glasses of wine. For tickets, call 228-6630 or visit goodlifenh.org.

∎  The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-1287.

∎ The Karner Blue Toastmasters will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at the environmental services building on Hazen Drive. For more information, call 568-3128.

∎ The Concord Writers’ Group will meet the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. at the Concord Public Library. For more information, call 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.

∎ Happy Easter!