PENACOOK Book sale at the library
A book sale will be held at Penacook Branch Library on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to benefit library programs; hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks 50 cents.
On Saturday, United Church of Penacook will hold its annual Spring Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-three crafters, product vendors and nonprofits will sell their goods. A silent auction will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the fair will support the food pantry. For more information, visit ucpnh.org; use the rear entrance.
A World War I Sing-Along will be hosted by the Penacook Historical Society on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. This event is part of the series “Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in New Hampshire Communities.”
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The last performance of The Learning Man will be at 2 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre at Steeplegate Mall. For more information, visit hatboxnh.com.
Tracey Rancourt: Handwriting Analysis Today will be presented for free in the NHTI library Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 230-4028 or visit nhti.edu/wings. The NHTI Film Society will present Lawrence of Arabia on Friday at 7 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested from the public and NHTI students are free. For more information, visit nhti.edu.
The Infamous Isles of Shoals, a program by Ann Beattie, will be presented at the Pierce Manse at 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane on Thursday at 7 p.m. The program is free, but seating is limited. For more information, call 225-4555 or visit piercemanse.org.
On March 31, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m., the New Hampshire Rivers Council, 54-207 Portsmouth St., will be hosting a Wild and Scenic Film Festival.Tickets are $15 for Rivers Council members or $20 for non-members. For more information, visit nhrivers.org or call 228-6472.
The Heights Community Center will be undergoing renovations. During that time, the Recreation Department will be located at White Park and senior activities will be held at the West Street Ward House, 41 West St. Hours for the senior program will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Outdoor walking will take place in the new neighborhood during good weather and indoor walking will take place at the Steeplegate Mall. There will be no cribbage nor ping pong. VNA clinics will be at another location; call the VNA at 224-4093. Contact the R.S.V.P. program at 1-800-536-1193 for the new location for Bone Builders. Trivia will be held at the West Street Ward House on March 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information, contact Becky at 230-4982 or Rbukowski@ConcordNH.gov. Archery with the Parks and Recreation Department that used to be held at the Heights Community Center will now be held at the East Concord Community Center. Pickleball has moved to the Green Street Community Center.
The Concord Grange 322 will meet March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road. The Grange will be draping its charter in memory of Betty Dudley, who passed away recently. Volunteers are needed to help with the Easter egg hunt in April; call Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.
ConcordTV is looking for donations for its “Eggstravanza” to be held at the Bektash Shrine Center on April 7 to 9. Visit yourconcordtv.org/projects/eastereggstravanza for the registration form and information or call 226-8872. The deadline for donations is March 31.
East Congregational Church and the Epilepsy Foundation are working together on a “Not Just Clothing” drive to benefit both groups. Any clean fabric item is welcome, plus shoes. boots and pocketbooks. Donations can be dropped off at any time. For more information or to arrange for large donations, call 224-9242.
The income guidelines for the fuel assistance program with Community Action have increased. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 225-6880.
Granite Way and AARP help people file their taxes, especially those who are 50 and older. Generally, individuals who make up to $64,000 can have their taxes prepared and filed for free. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp.
The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet 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. For more information, call 568-3126.
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Concord’s Young Professional Network will meet Wednesday at the Marketplace of New England, 7 N. Main St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend but registration is requested. Call the Concord Chamber of Commerce at 224-2508 or visit email@example.com.
The 2017 Rock ‘n Race website is live. The May event is once again sponsored by Merrimack County Bank and benefits the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital. Visit events.ch-trust.org to sign up your team and see new incentives for fundraising.
Time is running out to register for the Concord Northeast Baseball and Softball season. Baseball is open to anyone age 4 to 12 who lives in Concord. Softball is available for girls age 7 to 16 years old who live in Concord east of the Merrimack River. For more information or to register, visit concordnortheast.com.
The Chapter Two Thrift Shop at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and the first Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Use the Centre Street entrance; only cash is accepted on Sundays and cash and vouchers are acceptable on all other days. For more information, call 224-2523.
Dan Zanes and Donald Saaf are back for their 18th annual benefit concert for The Friendly Kitchen on April 1 at 7 p.m. This family-friendly event will be held at the Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, and tickets are $15 per person. They can purchased online at ccmusicschool.org or by calling 228-1196.
Capital Toastmasters will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, call 715-1881 or visit capital.toastmastersclubs.org.
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On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Audubon, David Govatski looks at the history of our national park system and why it was formed. The program will cover several national parks across America and explores the people, places and stories behind the scenery.
On Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, join Bob Quinn on the Concord Area Waterfowl Field Trip. Meet at the McLane Audubon Center. Contact Bob Quinn at RAQbirds@aol.com.
On March 31 at 6 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., join a launch party as New Hampshire favorite David Elliott reworks the Greek myth of Theseus in Bull!
Poet Dianalee Velie presents Ever After, an irreverent volume of verse that follows the further adventures of many of our favorite fairy tale characters as they navigate contemporary settings and situation on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gibson’s.
Capitol Center for the Arts will welcome poet, memoirist and professor Cynthia Huntington to the Kimball House on March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Rescheduled to March 31 at 6 p.m. is Saint Joan at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse. If you already have tickets to the previously-scheduled broadcast, you may use them on this new date of March 31 with no further action required. If you are a ticket holder and the rescheduled date is inconvenient for you, please contact the box office at 225-1111. Ticket price ranges from $12 to $15, plus any applicable fees.
RB productions is offering theater opportunities to the Concord community, primarily youth. The year-round programming includes: mainstage theatre shows; Broadway performer’s workshops with national and regional theatre professionals; master classes featuring Broadway and film actors; and the popular Summer Youth Theatre stage productions. Because of their popularity, enrollment for RB Productions activities is limited and registration lists fill quickly. Visit rb-productions.com for more information.
What does Concord mean to you? Intown Concord is taking a poll of the community. Your answers will help Intown with some projects it has in the works. There’s only a few questions – visit surveymonkey.com/r/ZWRL8SF.
Two of Concord’s own are making their debut in Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Parade on March 26. Come cheer on the In The Field Irish Dancers as they jig, reel and hornpipe their way along the route. WICX 102.7 Hope FM is inviting listeners to join it as it marches behind its float. Get out your best green, contact the station at email@example.com and join in the fun. The parade website is saintpatsnh.com.
Happy St. Pat’s! If you’re concerned about your corned beef and cabbage on this Friday in Lent, the Catholic Diocese of Manchester has issued a dispensation. (Even if they would never eat that in Ireland – more like lamb, salmon or ham and spuds.)
JEAN VER HOEVEN