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



East Side

Model railroad show

to be held today

The 28th annual Concord Model Railroad Show will be held today from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Everett Arena. Tickets are $5 and free for children 12 and younger with an adult. There is a family maximum price of $12. For more information, call 736-8061 or email

∎ The fourth annual Porkfest and cookout will be held Aug. 18 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Merrill Park on Eastman Street, rain or shine. Roasted pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and dessert will be served by the friends of Quality Cash Market and Grace Episcopal Church. There will also be live music by New Hampshire’s balladeer, Jim Barnes, and four raffle prizes. Freewill donations will support “Take a Tote,” the church’s weekend food program for needy students at the Mill Brook School.

∎ Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter B, will host an afternoon of card playing and board games Aug. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. Bring a deck of cards and friends for a card game foursome or meet new people interested in playing a variety of choices. Dominoes, Scrabble and other games and refreshments will also be available. Advance tickets are $4 or $5 at the door. Call Lin Mikesell at 753-2413 or Marian Towle at 428-7108 for tickets and information. Proceeds help support women’s educational scholarships available through this organization.

∎ The New Hampshire Storytellers Guild will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond. Tellers and listeners are welcome.

∎ Capital Toastmasters meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges. For more information, visit

∎ The Karner Blue Toastmasters meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the State Department of Environmental Services. Visit for more information.

∎ The parks and recreation department has relocated its offices to the former Dame School building on Canterbury Road, which is the location of the city’s multigenerational community center. ConcordTV has been provided with two rooms in the facility to house a studio and training room. Training for the public in TV and video production is being offered. For more information, call Doris Ballard, executive director, at 226-8872 or email doris@your

∎ The Concord Heights Community is planning an Old Home Day to celebrate the neighborhood’s history and heritage Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Heights Community Center and Keach Park, rain or shine. Admission is free. For more information or to get involved, look up “Heights Community Old Home Day” on Facebook.

∎ Udo Rauter’s show of bird photographs is on display through Aug. 28 at the Conservation Center. Call 224-9945 for more information.



West Side

Two concerts to

be performed this week

The parks and recreation department will sponsor two concerts this week. The Nevers’ Band will perform Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the State House Plaza. The Natalie Turgeon Band will perform Thursday at 7 p.m. at Eagle Square. Admission is free. Bring the kids and don’t forget to bring a chair. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. For more information, call 225-8690.

∎ The Concord Arts Market in Bicentennial Square will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guest artists from the New England region bring shoppers a variety of handmade goods. Admission is free and all are welcome. The market is a production of Granite State Arts Market, and was founded by Concord resident Katy Brown Solsky. For more information, call 229-2157.

∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels. The program begins on Wednesday and will continue each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Centennial Senior Center, Smoketack Center. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required, as space is limited. For more information or to register, call 224-4093.

∎ Happy 90th birthday Sylvia Blanchette and happy 8th birthday Connor Anderson!



South End

Beer and wine tasting

event to be held Aug. 24

Celebrate Bishop Brady High School’s 50th anniversary at the giant social beer and wine tasting event Aug. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bishop Brady on Columbus Avenue. Enjoy the latest in beer and wine trends with hors d’oeuvres from Washington Street Caterers. The cost is $25 per person. Register by Friday at under the Upcoming Events tab or call Maureen Kimball at 224-7418, ext. 223. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week falls prevention program, “A Matter of Balance,” that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels. The program will be held Wednesdays, beginning this Wednesday at the Centennial Senior Center at 254 N. State St. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. To register, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Dr. BJ Entwisle will give a presentation about changes in modern medicine Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Centennial Senior Center. To register, call 227-7000, ext. 3660. Leave your name and phone number on the answering machine.

∎ Concord Hospital Trust invites you to attend “Evening en Blanc” Aug. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. at a surprise location. The cost is $45 per person. Dressed all in white, diners will arrive with their own well-stocked picnic basket and enjoy an evening of dancing and entertainment. For more information, visit


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