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Book sale to be held

Saturday at the library

The Friends of Penacook Branch Library will hold a book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the library.

∎ Penacook girls in grades 6-10 are invited to come and learn more about a new travel pathway in Girl Scouting. This Girl Scout travel group meets once a month on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. Some upcoming trips may include surfing on Cape Cod, international travel to Quebec and Costa Rica, and winter camping with snowshoeing. For more information, call 848-3280.

∎ The Friends of the Penacook Branch Library book club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. If you have read this book or would like to learn more about the book club, join the group in the upstairs meeting room of the library. The next meeting will be Dec. 11 for a discussion of the book The Eye of the Leopard by Henning Mankell.



East Side

Presentation on vegetables to be held

“Living Well: Simple, Scrumptious Vegetables” will be presented tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond. Hans Hugg will present “Beneath Lake Winnipesaukee” tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond. There are many activities at Horseshoe Pond for those 60 and older. Call 228-6956 for more information.

∎ “Pierce’s Passion: Military Service” will be presented by Peter Wallner, a Pierce biographer, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Pierce Manse on 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane. The program is free.

∎ East Congregational Church at 51 Mountain Road will host a holiday fair Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

∎ Concord Grange 322 will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall on 48 Airport Road. Members are asked to notice the change of the meeting date due to the State Grange Convention being held Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Concord.

∎ The Concord Christmas Parade committee will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the home of Chairman Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail. If you need a ride, call Patten for transportation. The parade will be held Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m. on the Concord Heights. Call Dick Patten at 496-2917 or James Cusano at 225-8308 for more information.

∎ The Concord Visiting Nurse Association offers Walk-In Wednesday on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Concord Recreation Senior Program at 14 Canterbury Road. For more information, call 224-4093 or visit

∎ Bicycle donations are needed! Recycled Cycles is accepting donations of adult and youth bicycles, components and accessories. Your donation directly translates into job training solutions for female ex-offenders in New Hampshire. Recycled Cycles provides program participants an opportunity to increase their work readiness skills and learn transferable skills involved in repairing and maintaining bicycles. Donations can be made at the Goodwill Retail Store, 204 Loudon Road. For more information, call 369-3010 or visit



West Side

Halloween Howl to

be held Friday downtown

The annual downtown Halloween Howl will be held Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Festivities include trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, horse-drawn wagon rides ($3 per person), a costume parade, live music and more. For more information, call 226-2150.

∎ Join Trivia Night Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadow Golf Course function room, with free appetizers provided by Beaver Meadow Bar and Grille. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. and up to six players are allowed per team. A cash bar will be available. For more information, call 228-5308.

∎ Concord Crew is selling fresh, large 24-inch balsam fir wreaths in support of the rowing program. The wreaths are $20 without a bow or $25 with a bow. Athletes will deliver the wreaths to your door (within a 25-mile radius). Orders can be done online at (Friends of Concord Crew) or email For more information, call 491-1795.

∎  The City’s General Services Department will begin the annual fall leaf pickup the week of Oct. 28. Place your leaves un-bagged at the curbside and the crews will pick them up. For more information, call 228-3727.

∎ The New Hampshire State Grange will hold its 140th annual session Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn. The 60th annual State Grange Banquet will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets must be paid in advance and reserved by calling Dick Patten.

∎ Happy anniversary Paul and Jeanne Anderson!



South End

‘The Weight of the Nation’ to be screened

The Capital Area Wellness Coalition will show a free screening of The Weight of the Nation Thursday at 4 p.m. at Red River Theatres. The film will be followed by an open discussion about how we can re-envision our community to improve access to healthy food and enhance walking, biking and other recreational activities. Visit to order your free tickets.

∎ The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held today at Memorial Field. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. Visit or call 471-4113 for more information.

∎ Join Laura Piazza, co-author of the award-winning Recipes for Repair, as she shares some tried-and-true techniques that she’s developed to help remove “food stress” from holiday celebrations. This free class will be held Nov. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Council Chambers at 37 Green St. Registration is required. Call the Concord Food Co-op at 225-6840, sign up at the store, or email classes@concordfood

∎ J. Herbert Quinn has four scrapbooks on display in the Concord Room of the library. The scrapbooks highlight his Concord mayoral administration as told by the Concord Monitor.


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