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Learn simple ways

to renew your spirit

The Penacook Community Center Senior Program will host “Invigorate Your Spirit, Rejuvenate Your Body,” presented by the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m., at the United Church of Penacook. Resolution in your life can happen at any time. Instead of focusing on lofty goals, it may be time to focus on gentle ways to take care of yourself and rejuvenate your core. Learn simple ways to recharge and renew your spirit. If you have any questions, call Kristen Pinard-Kenney, Penacook Community Center Senior and Intergenerational Program director, at 753-9000, ext. 102.



East Side

Cooperative preschool

has limited openings

East Concord Cooperative Preschool has limited openings for 2013-14. School starts Sept. 9. Call 225-9745 to set up a tour of the new location at the Heights Community Center. For more information, visit and be sure to “Like” the school on Facebook!

∎ Weekend on the Water will be held Saturday and Sept. 8 starting at 9 a.m. at the Kiwanis Riverfront Park near the Everett Arena. It will include dragon boat races, Super Duck Boat tours, live music and food and beer vendors. All profit will go toward a new multi-purpose building at White Park. Log on to to sign up for dragon boats races and to buy tickets. Call 225-8690 for more information.

∎ The East Concord Garden Club will meet Sept. 10 to begin a new program year. Members, possible members and guests will meet at 7 p.m. at Shaker Road School to hear about the upcoming year. The club’s second annual mum sale will be held Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at 94 Mountain Road.

∎ Concord Community TV will hold an open house Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center on Canterbury Road. They will be announcing the schedule of classes for the fall, taping shows and providing some hands-on opportunities. Follow them on Facebook or call 226-8872 for more information.

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

∎ The Concord Holiday Magic Christmas Parade meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the home of chairman Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail. All members of the committee are asked to attend and continue plans for this year’s 62nd annual event that includes a tribute to veterans in Division 1. The parade will be held Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m. on the Concord Heights, marching from Hazen Drive to the Steeplegate Mall. Call Dick Patten at 228-1803 or co-chair James Cusano at 225-8308 for information.

∎ Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Louie Smirnioudis, owner of the Windmill Restaurant on Loudon Road, who passed away on Tuesday. He will be sorely missed and remembered for his generosity to the community.



West Side

Super Duck Boat land

tours will be offered

The Weekend on the Water Super Duck Boat land tours of the city will be available Saturday with tour times starting at 10 a.m. Come rediscover the Merrimack River and ride the Super Duck Boat to see the city. This 45-minute land tour departs the Kiwanis River Park and takes in the NHTI Campus, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Kimball Jenkins Estate, White Park, South State Street, the State House and surrounding historic buildings. Seats are $5 per person and can be booked by going to

∎ The Concord Kiwanis Club will hold its 28th annual car show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. Nineteen classes with trophies and entertainment by The Kid Jazz family group will begin at 11 a.m. Show car entries are $12 and general admission is $2. Kiwanis will have food available for sale. Please, no pets. For more information, call Chris Pappas at 226-8016. For an entry form, visit

∎ The library will be closed tomorrow for Labor Day and will begin their fall/winter hours on Tuesday. The new library hours will be Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

∎ There will be no trash and recycling collected tomorrow (Labor Day) due to the holiday. All routes will be moved one day forward to conclude on Saturday with Friday’s route.



South End

Concord Co-op hoedown

for members to be held

The Concord Co-op will present a farm-fresh dinner and family-friendly hoedown to its members. It’s a $49 value per person, but it’s free to member households and includes a farm-fresh meal, including slow-roasted bourbon apple pork, burgers and sides, two free beers per person (age 21 and older), live music from the Dusty Gray Band and a farm and hoop house tour. The event will be held Sept. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Vegetable Ranch in Warner. Members are invited to bring a potluck dish. Visit for directions and to register.

∎ Gibson’s Bookstore and Café will open its new doors on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Come check out the expanded offerings at 45 S. Main St.

∎ Concord Community TV will unveil to the public its new media center and TV studio located in the new Heights Community Center on 14 Canterbury Road (formerly the location of Dame School) Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free. Attendees will have the opportunity to see how a TV show is created, get hands-on experience behind studio cameras, see demos and hear about the new classes and workshops that will be offered. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Refreshments, demonstrations and tours will follow.

∎ The Center for Health Promotion will present a 21-Day Kick Start weight loss class to be held on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18 through Oct. 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $49. Call 230-7300 to register.


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