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Concord Crier: Sept. 15, 2013


Poetry open mic

night to be held Sept. 25

A Poetry Open Mic Night will be held Sept. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Penacook Branch Library. Come and share your favorite poetry. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Penacook Branch Library.

∎ The Friends of the Penacook Branch Library Adult Book Club will meet to discuss A Light Between Oceans by L.D. Stedman Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the library at 2 Merrimack St. In October, the club will read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Mosseini.




East Side

Annual ‘Walk for the

Animals’ to be held today

The annual “Walk for the Animals” is will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northeast Delta Dental at 2 Delta Drive. This event will benefit the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA. Visit concordspca.org for more information.

∎ Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. will hold its monthly supper Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh corn and dessert. The supper is open to the public with donations supporting the church’s “Take a Tote” weekend food ministry for neighborhood schoolchildren.

∎ The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a sporting expo to coincide with National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its headquarters on Hazen Drive. Admission is free. The expo will include 50 exhibits featuring hunting and fishing related products and services.

∎ The Contra Dance Series will hold a 25th birthday celebration on Saturday at the East Concord Community Center at 18 Eastman St. The dance will start at 8 p.m. and will feature Alice Morris with Mark Doughty and Bob Shannahan. The cost is $7 for those 26 and older, $5 for ages 15-25, and free for children 14 and younger. Call 225-4917 or visit nhvt.net/dwh/contra.htm for more information.

∎ Improve your speaking, presentation and leadership skills by joining the Capital Toastmasters Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, email contact-2121@toastmastersclubs.org.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will celebrate “National Falls Awareness Day” Sept. 23 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Tad’s Place at 149 East Side Drive (Havenwood Heritage Heights). There is no pre-registration required to attend. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ The Pierce Brigade will feature “Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty” with Charles Doleac on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place at 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane.

∎ The Concord Grange will host Merrimack County Pomona Grange on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall at 48 Airport Road.




West Side

Young professional network to host event

The Concord Young Professional Network will host a free event on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Parker Education on Fisk Road.

Join CYPN for drinks, networking and make your own pizzas at their outdoor brick oven. Beverages will be provided by MS Walker and there will be ice breakers, door prizes and more!

For more information or to register, call 224-2508 or visit

∎ The Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion will offer Zumba on Fridays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. starting this week and ending Nov. 1. This class is high energy and will feature simple, fun routines that will help tone your body and get your heart rate up.

The cost of the seven-week program is $79.

For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

∎ Red River Theatres is showing Blue Jasmine (PG-13) through Thursday.

Upon having her materialistic lifestyle shaken to its core, a New York socialite flies to San Francisco and, while staying with her working-class sister, attempts to recover her prosperity.

Tickets are $9, $7.50 for seniors ages 62 and older and military.

For show times or more information, call 224-4600.

∎ Concord’s quarterly property taxes are due on or before Oct. 1.




South End

YMCA’s 16th annual

triathlon to be held

The Concord Family YMCA’s 16th annual triathlon will be held Sept. 22 at Clough Pond. Adult and youth division teams are welcome. No experience is necessary to participate.

All proceeds will benefit the Y’s Community Support Campaign. Visit concordymca.org to register.

∎ Family caregivers, who are supported by Community Action, Elder Services and Service Link, will be part of a Bowls of Care event to be held Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon.

Participants will choose a bowl, handcrafted by a local potter, filled with soup and served with salad and artisan bread donated by local businesses. The bowl is yours to keep.

Dr. Dennis McCullough will speak and local musician Peggo Hodes will sing and share her caregiving experiences. There will also be an auction. The cost is $30 per person.

For more information, call 227-7000, ext. 3660.

∎ Personal trainer and fitness instructor Christine Cook is offering a spin class on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 2 Pillsbury St.

The class begins on Sept. 23 and runs for 10 weeks.

The cost is $80. Email cook.cb@comcast.net to register.



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