Concord Town Crier for June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017
PENACOOK Live music at market

Entertainment will be provided by Audrey Budington on fiddle at the Penacook Village Farmers Market on Monday, open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at 95 Village St. Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, plantings, bread and baked goods, maple syrup as well as craft items and personal care products.



EAST SIDE See ‘One Act Wonders’

The Pierce Brigade will present “Fur, Fins and Forests: How Nature Shaped New Hampshire’s History” on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane. The program is free and will be presented by Ruth Smith, an environmental educator and journalist. For more information, call 225-4555 or visit piercemanse.org.

One Act Wonders will be presented at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall through next Sunday. The performances on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 and the Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, there will be a presentation of “The Most Massive Woman Wins.” For more information or tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

The next meeting of Concord Grange 322 will be on June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall. For more information, please call Dick Patten at 496-2917.

Horseshoe Pond Place has a variety of activities for seniors. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., a program entitled “Technology 101” will be given by Jerry Leavitt from Humana. On June 29 at 12:15 p.m., “Arthritis and Joint Protection” will be presented by Kirsten Wright, occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. For more information, call Rich at 228-6956.

Bone Builders sessions for seniors are being held at Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact the Friends Program at 228-1198 for more information.

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet on Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-4982.

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.




WEST SIDE Market Days returns

The 43rd Annual Market Days Festival returns to downtown Concord Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The free event features food, shopping, music, over 150 vendors and hours of community fun. A variety activities will be offered each day with lots of bargain shopping at the local merchants For more information, visit intownconcord.org.

The Zonta Club of Concord will be selling used books in front of Viking House during Market Days. All proceeds from books sales will benefit the Merrimack Valley Day Care’s Building Project. This historic building on Fruit Street was once the national guard armory and for nearly 50 years has been a safe place for children to be cared for while their parents work or go to school. Zonta will offer novels, many Wild West books, collector’s books, self-help, children’s books, cooking, historical, coffee table books and many more. Stock up on books for your summer reading, and help make Merrimack Valley Day Care an up-to-date facility for our children.

The Everett Arena is offering public roller skating today from 5 to 7 p.m, and on Friday and Saturday night 6 to 8 p.m. The cost to skate is $5 and rentals are available for an additional $5 if needed. For more information, call 228-2784.

The Concord Public Library is holding a Video Game Club for kids and teens on Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room. Play Wii U games and hang out! For more information, call 225-8670.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is now accepting player registrations for their Funds for Education Golf Tournament on Aug. 2 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. The cost is $150 per person or $600 for a team. Space is limited so register now. For more information or to register, visit concordnhchamber.com.

Happy Fathers Day!




SOUTH END Summer art in all forms

The 43rd Annual Market Days Festival in downtown Concord is three fun-filled days in the heart of the Capital city: this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Market Days attracts crowds of 50,000-plus from throughout New England. Attendees come to enjoy shopping and cost-free music and culture.

The Concord Regional Crimeline is now accepting individual applications for volunteer board members. Please go to concordregionalcrimeline.com to download the application and send to Concord Regional Crimeline, PO Box 4031, Concord, N.H., 03302-4031 for consideration. Or you may send it to the police department in one of the following communities; Allenstown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Chichester, Deering, Dunbarton, Epsom, Hillsboro or Northfield. The Crimeline is accepting applications until July.

Stop thinking about it as a budget and build a plan to get you what you want out of your life and your hard-earned wages. Building a spending plan you can work with is the first step. Come to this free class at New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, 47 N. Main St., on Monday from 5 to 7:15 p.m. for tips and lessons to help you build your spending plan and enhance your savings skills. Register at nhfcu.org.

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters Club, “where leaders are made,” meets every Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m., September through June at 2 Delta Drive in Concord. Meetings are open to the public. Develop your communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Come see what Toastmasters can do for you!

All are welcome on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon for the 2nd Annual Runner’s Alley Capital City Classic 10K Road Race. All of the race proceeds benefit two nonprofit groups working to make Concord a better place to live. To learn more about the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, visit concordhomeless.org, and for more about Intown Concord, visit intownconcord.org. This race is the sixth race in the Capital Area Race Series. If you are already registered for the full CARSeries, you do not have to register separately for this race. Registration will cost $25 for kids and students 19 and under, now until race day, and registration for adults 20 years and above will cost $35 on Thursday, and $40 for Market Day and race day sign-ups. Uniquely designed t-shirts will be given to the first 500 registrants. Their website is runnersalley.com/ccc10k/#race-info.

A leading new country band out of southern N.H. will play on June 28 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. The April Cushman Band was the 2015 New Hampshire Country Music Association’s Band of the Year in New and Traditional Country Music. Come see them outside on the Prince Street lawn of the Concord Public Library. If weather is inclement, this event will be held in the auditorium.

On Tuesday, The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George will be performed. Produced by Windham Actors Guild, the show can be seen at the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall. Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image. This is a “Pay What You Can” event to help the group raise funds for their trip to Nationals. There will be one performance only at 7:30 p.m.

Summertime ART Sensorium debuts at Kimball Jenkins this Monday through Sunday. The Summertime ART Sensorium is seven days packed full of workshops, performances, meals, art and a myriad of activities to attract, delight, and inspire all. More than a dozen free workshops and events await – from watercolor to arrow making, adult summer camp to printmaking, found object art to DIY bath salts, essential oils for pets to kids’ summer camp preview, rainstick making to family-friendly yoga. To learn more about Kimball Jenkins School of Art, visit KimballJenkins.com or call 225-3932.

Mark Twain said “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around but when I was 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in 7 years!” Lou Brock states, “When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my Dad and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.” This is how Jimmy Piersall changes diapers as a Dad, “Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then, fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.” From Matt Damon, “The only way I can describe (fatherhood) – it sounds stupid, but – at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; It’s just full all the time.” Finally, “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes. Happy Fathers Day to all the dads, granddads, godfathers, birth and adoptive dads, step-dads and the men who stood up to take dad’s place! I love you, Daddy!