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Potluck supper to

be held at Rolfe House

The Penacook Historical Society will host a potluck supper Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Rolfe House, followed by the presentation, “Crossing the Merrimack River: From Ferries to Bridges,” by Carol Foss. The historic Rolfe House is at 11 Penacook St.

∎ The Penacook Village Association will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Rolfe House. Guest speaker Althea Barton Todd will present “Protecting Penacook’s Historic Character, Penacook Telling Penacook’s Story.” Plans will be reviewed for the Penacook farmers market, which will be held every Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. starting June 23. Visit for more information.



East Side

Learn how to raise

well-behaved children

Beginning Wednesday, and ending on July 16, Child and Family Services facilitator Cynthia Travis will offer a workshop called “Raising Well Behaved Children.” The group will meet Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at The Children’s Place, 27 Burns Ave. There is no charge for parents to attend the workshop, but there is a $5 fee for child care. Membership is not required and school aged children are also welcome. Call The Children’s Place at 224-9920 for reservations.

∎ Concord Grange 322 will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Master Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail. Grange members will discuss the dedication of the flagpole at Keach Park on July 22 at 7 p.m. The dedication is open to the public and will include the Nevers Band, a “Splash Bash” for kids and more activities. The Grange will honor relatives of the charter members. There will be a historical display and anyone with photos of the Grange and Grange Hall are encouraged to bring them. The Grange is trying to raise $600 to complete the fundraising project. To donate any amount, send a check or money order to Concord Grange, c/o Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord, 03301. The Grange will welcome Joanne Smith and Nathan Smith as new members. Call 228-01803 or 496-2917 for Grange information.

∎ Children’s Sunday will be held today at 10 a.m. at East Congregational Church. The traditional ice cream sundae social will follow the worship service. For more information or directions, call 224-9242 or visit

∎ East Congregational Church will hold a celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Michael Lowry on June 22. The 10 a.m. service will include special music and some surprises. For more information or directions, call 224-9242 or visit

∎ Capital Quilters will meet Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Havenwood, 33 Christian Ave. The speaker for this meeting will be Carolee Withee, teacher and quilter, who will give a lecture on “Grandmother’s Handiwork.” For guild information, call 223-9766.

∎ Heights Community Old Home Day will be held June 28 at Keach Park and the Heights Community Center. The rain date will be June 29. The day will include family-friendly activities including children’s games; a parade of decorated bicycles, wagons and costumed marchers; music, pie and strawberry dessert contests; a horseshoe competition; and a home run softball derby. The cane award will be presented to the eldest resident. Business and individual sponsors are being sought. Contributions can be dropped off at First Colebrook Bank on Loudon Road or mailed to Donna (Noonan) Robie, CFO, 704 Cross Country Road, Pembroke, N.H. 03275.



West Side

SPCA open Sundays throughout summer

Starting today, the Pope Memorial SPCA Concord-Merrimack County (now located at 94 Silk Farm Road) will be open Sundays throughout the summer from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 856-8756.

∎ COPOCO, a cooperative pool and tennis club in Concord, is accepting members for the 2014 summer season. For more information, email or log on to

∎ The Concord Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon off of Capitol Street downtown. The event offers 40 vendors, including meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, bakery and maple products. Also featured are potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats and body care products.

∎ Congratulations kindergarten and eighth grade graduates at Shaker Road School!

∎ Congratulations high school graduates at Bishop Brady and Concord High!



South End

Memory cafe opportunity

to build relationships

The Capital Area Memory Café for memory-impaired individuals and their family members will be held June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. The Memory Café is held on the third Wednesday of every month at the same time. The Capital Area Memory Café is a collaboration of Concord Hospital, Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, and Granite Ledges of Concord. Enjoy an opportunity to socialize and build relationships with others who have memory impairment. Family members can speak with healthcare professionals and learn more about resources while their loved ones are engaged in meaningful and supervised activity in a relaxed home-like environment. Cafes are free and no registration is required. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5681, or email

∎ Gibson’s Bookstore will present New Hampshire mystery author Brendan Dubois with a new Lewis Cole mystery, Fatal Harbor, Tuesday at 7 p.m. The bookstore is at 45 S. Main St. For more information, visit

∎ Beginning now until Sept. 1, Red River Theatres will show weekday matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Closed captioned screenings, when available, will continue at Tuesday matinees. Red River Theatres is in the lower level of the Capital Commons building at 11 S. Main St.


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