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Penacook Village Association to meet

The Penacook Village Association will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. Guest speakers from the Merrimack Valley School District will include Dr. Michael Martin, superintendent of schools; Tom Godfrey, school board chairman; and Fred Reagan, facilities director. They will discuss the Safety Task Force and Safe Routes to School. An agenda and directions to the Rolfe House are available at

∎ Crafters are wanted for the United Church of Penacook’s holiday craft fair, to be held Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee of $20 per table/space is due by Oct. 19. For more information, call 753-2218.



East Side

Girls Inc. 5K to

be held Saturday

Girls Inc. Personal Best 5K will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Northeast Delta Dental at 2 Delta Drive. The certified 5K course has road, paved bike path and trails. For more information, call 625-1296.

∎ A senior health clinic will be held Tuesday from at 9 a.m. to noon at Horseshoe Pond Place at 26 Commercial St. There is a $10 suggested donation. Call for an appointment at 224-4093, ext. 5815.

∎ Concord Grange 322 met recently when State Deputy Dorothy Haskins was present for fall inspection. The Grange welcomed new member Esther Herrick at this meeting. Applications for membership have been received from Gary Ford and Donald Curtis. These will be voted on at the next meeting. The Grange will be assisting Merrimack County Pomona Grange in the Hospitality Room at the State Grange Session at the Holiday Inn. Lecturer Yvonne Crocker presented a program for elderly members on doing exercises to stay healthy. The Grange is in need of recipes from members, former members or family members of deceased members for the 100th anniversary cookbook. Send these to Dick Patten. The Grange received the original Grange Hall signs from David Ford. The members are very appreciative as these were on the hall and will be used for the anniversary celebration next year. The next meeting will be Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. Call Patten at 228-1803 for more information.

∎ The Concord Christmas Holiday Parade Committee met recently at the home of chairman Dick Patten. Co-chairman James Cusano reported on the parade route and formation plans. It was announced that Concord High, Merrimack Valley High, Belmont High, Hillsboro-Deering High and Bow High schools will provide music for the parade. Operation Santa Claus and the VFW Post will be entering floats in the parade. The parade will once again feature Division 1 honoring Veterans Day and the 60th anniversary of the Korean Conflict. All veterans are invited to participate. Nathaniel Smith, a student at Concord High School, will be singing the National Anthem prior to the parade. Band sponsors and donations are needed. The parade will be held Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m. on the Concord Heights. Call Patten at 496-2917 or Cusano at 225-8308 for more information.



West Side

Free workshop on college

scholarships to be held

Gibson’s Bookstore at 45 S. Main St. will hold a free workshop with Joan Ryan, author of Scholarship Matters: A Parent’s Guide to College and Private Scholarships, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for those concerned about paying for college and how to apply to college scholarships. For more information, call 224-0562.

∎ The Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion will offer “Happiness is a Muscle” on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting this week until Nov. 21. Learn and use simple techniques to increase happiness and sense of well being. The cost of the eight-week program is $99. To register, call 230-7300.

∎ Families in Transition OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique now offers new and gently used furniture, housewares and upscale clothing and accessories. Newly relocated on Main Street, OutFITters Boutique is a one-stop shop for style and savings. Proceeds support FIT housing and services for the homeless in Concord. Donations of gently used clothes and items are appreciated and volunteers are needed. For more information, call 219-0027 or visit

∎ The 27th Concord Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration planning continues. Dick Patten, coordinator, is pleased to announce that Concord Imaging will be a major corporate sponsor. Donations are still needed to help with additional expenses. David Mailhot Enterprises will sponsor the bandwagon for the Brian Waldron Band to present their musical entertainment. New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, Rowley Insurance Agency and Lincoln Financial have made major donations to help with the activities. The event will be held Nov. 29. Call Patten at 496-2917 or send donations to 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord, N.H. 03301. Ryan Linehan, Kimball Jenkins School of Art, is also assisting in the planning of the celebration.



South End

Pancake fundraiser to

be held Oct. 6 at 8 a.m.

The Bishop Brady boys soccer team will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser Oct. 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church at 135 N. State St. Tickets are $5 each or $20 per family. Children 4 and younger eat for free.

∎ The Concord High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion Nov. 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott. For tickets, visit

∎ ConcordTV will air its 19th episode of On the Beat with the Concord Police Department Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Channel 17. The episode will feature an interview with Tina Smith and Donna Wilber about the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Additionally, highlights from this year’s Concord Police Department Appreciation Breakfast and a visit with Deb Samaha from the Greater Concord Safe Community Coalition will be shown. The “Chat with Matt” section will describe the Safe Routes to School Program and the Walktober Event. In the “Did You Know?” segment, there will be a discussion about the Drug Take Back Program to be held Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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