Concord Town Crier for July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017
PENACOOKSongs for Living concert

The Penacook Village Farmers Market will be open Monday night from 4 to 6:30 at 95 Village St. Badger’s Drift will provide entertainment.

The Nevers’ Band will perform at Rolfe Park on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert, Songs for Living, with piano, guitar, saxophone and vocalist, on Thursday evening, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Directions to United Church and additional information about the concert program and musicians are available at ucpnh.org. These musicians will be in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this summer. Avaloch provides a unique opportunity for chamber music and jazz ensembles to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, or work with composers. Additional information is available at avalochfarmmusic.org.



EAST SIDEEat, meet and greet

Today is the last day to see Talking to Starlight at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall at 2 p.m. The next production is Barnum: The Greatest Show on Earth fame will be performed July 21 through 30. For more information on shows and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

The Pierce Brigade will be holding a special event with an open house and ice cream social from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane, on July 27. This will be followed by a concert by the 39th Army Band of the N.H, Army National Guard on the lawn at 7 p.m. Please bring a chair. For more information, call 225-4555 or visit piercemanse.org.

The Concord Grange 322 will host their annual public “Eat, Meet, and Greet” on June 25 at 6 p.m. at Keach Park (use the Newton Ave. entrance). Everyone is invited to enjoy steamed hot dogs, chips, beverage, and homemade Grange desserts and the Grange will provide the paper goods. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the Nevers concert at 7 p.m. Various supermarkets in Concord are providing the hot dogs for Pete’s Hot Dogs to cook. The planning is officially underway to plan the Concord Christmas Parade with the theme of “Red, White, Blue, and Green” in dedication to our Armed Forces who can’t be home for the holidays. Please contact Chairman Dick Patten at 496-2917 or Co-Chairman James Cusano at 225-8308.

Members and friends of East Church are reminded that now is the time to bring in donations for the Aug. 5 yard sale. Please keep in mind that the Epilepsy Foundation clothing, shoe, and fabric drive is ongoing throughout the year. The next pickup date is scheduled for Aug, 8. Faded, stained, worn or torn items are welcome. For questions and directions, call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org.

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 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 SIDEDon’t be a fraud victim

Everett Arena is offering public roller skating today from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday nights, 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 offering a Vintage Video Game Night on Tuesday from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Take on the competition in a Vintage Mario Kart Tournament! Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 225-8670, ext. 2.

The GoodLife Programs and Activities, located on 254 N. State St., is offering Gentle Chair Yoga on Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Older adults and seniors of all ages, those with yoga experience or with none and all levels of physical ability are encouraged to join us and try this gentle yoga class. Yoga can help your mind and body. For more information, email info@goodlifenh.org or call 228-6630. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

The New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, located on 47 N. Main St., is offering a class on Saturday at 9 a.m. called Avoiding Fraud. Learn tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud as well as steps to take if you suspect you or someone you know has been targeted. They will also review available resources as well as common schemes. This class is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 224-7731.

Capital Toastmasters will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord (behind Concord Hospital) at 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, call 715-1881 or visit capital.toastmastersclubs.org.




SOUTH ENDDive into public pools

The Concord Parks and Recreation Senior Program will host the annual picnic on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Rollins Park gazebo (if it rains, the event will move to the West Street Ward House). There will be food, games and socializing. Sign-up is required and any Concord area senior interested in attending can contact Becky at 230-4982 or Rbukowski@ConcordNH.gov.

The Sunset Club of Concord is sponsoring a Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Street Ward House, 41 West St. For information or to rent a table, (cost is $20) contact Marilyn at 856-7535.

New Hampshire’s Brewers Festival comes to Concord on Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Waterfront Park, 15 Loudon Road, behind Everett Arena. With more than 40 breweries showcasing their craft brews, this will certainly be one fun-filled festival you won’t want to miss! This is a one of a kind event, featuring the largest single collection of New Hampshire’s breweries anywhere in the state this year. VIP session will run 1 to 1 p.m. with general admission open from 1 to 4 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for duration of the brewfest. Please note this is strictly a 21-plus plus event – no children or pets allowed.

Want something different to do outside? Enjoy the outdoor (and indoor) art at Mill Brook Gallery, 236 Hopkinton Road, open Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. The painting and indoor sculpture exhibit is open now through Aug. 27. Enjoy this colorful and intriguing exhibit of work by fine artists throughout New England. The 20th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is also open now through Oct. 15. This exhibit features many award-winning, international sculptures. Contact the gallery at 226-2046 or visit themillbrookgallery.com.

Laura Piazza returns to Gibson’s Bookstore on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to present her newly updated recipe book, Recipes for Repair: A 10-week Program to Combat Chronic Inflammation and Identify Food Sensitivities, a four-phase plan with 182 recipes created specifically for individuals fighting chronic inflammatory conditions and food sensitivities.

Barista Music Series continues on Friday with 21 People Skills. Voted “Best Bar for Live Music” by Hippo Press four years running! True Brew Barista is in Bicentennial Square. They support local music, so please expect to pay a reasonable cover charge for most performers. One hundred percent of the cover charge goes to the bands!

Love to swim? Check out these public pools in our area! Locations: Garrison Park, 31 Hutchins St., Keach Park, 2 Newton Ave., Kimball Park, 171 N. State St., Merrill Park, 25 Eastman St., Rolfe Park, 79 Community Drive, White Park, 1 White St., and of course, the South End’s, Rollins Park, 33 Bow St.

The Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program is proud to host a River Runners invasive species training workshop, conducted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council, on Monday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Baker Free Library, 509 South St., in Bow. Light refreshments will be provided and the workshop and materials are free of charge but space is limited, so please register. Don’t hesitate to contact us at UMMPMerrimackRiver.org or 796-2615, should you have any questions.

The new location of McGowan Fine Art will be 2 Phenix Ave., just a twenty foot walk from North Main to the new front door. It will be handicap accessible via an elevator on North Main Street located at the Phenix Hall entrance between Bagel Works and Bravo Dress Store. A one-level gallery will provide a barrier free space that they can’t wait to call home! The e-newsletter and Facebook will be the primary way of promoting this schedule, so stay tuned! They will continue to operate in the location at 10 Hills Ave., until the new space is ready. Please call Sarah Chaffee at 225-2515 for more information, visit the website at mcgowanfineart.com, or contact at art@mcgowanfineart.com.