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Craft fair to be held Saturday at 9 a.m.

A craft fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 37 Rolfe St. Christmas decorations, quilt items, cloth handbags and much more will be on sale. Directions: From Village Street (Route 3) in the center square of Penacook, take Merrimack Street and right to 37 Rolfe St.

∎ The next Penacook Village Association meeting will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Penacook Elementary School cafeteria. Ed Roberge, city engineer, will present Route 3 construction updates. Mayoral and At-Large and Ward 1 Council candidates have been invited for a meet and greet. Please note the change of venue and join the association at the elementary school. Visit for the meeting agenda and directions.

∎ The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Pope John Paul II 2602 has space available for crafters at its upcoming annual Christmas Fair and Cookie Walk to be held Dec. 7 at Immaculate Conception Church. Tables are $10 each. For more information, call Linda Kronholm at 753-6581.



East Side

Holiday fair to be held Saturday at church

East Congregational Church at 51 Mountain Road will hold a holiday fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will feature handmade crafts, fresh baked goods, jewelry, deli food, gently used clothing, and a corn chowder, hot dog and homemade pie lunch. For more information, visit or call the Rev. Michael Lowry at 224-9242.

∎ Concord Grange 322 welcomed Esther Herrick and Gary Ford as new members at a recent meeting. Dick and Debbie Patten represented the Grange at the recent New Hampshire State Grange Convention held at the Holiday Inn. Robert and Cheryl Correlius were honored by the State Grange with the Outstanding Volunteer Award for their work with Friends of Forgotten Children. Dennis Gaudet of Oakmont Drive was honored as the Professional Citizen of the Year by the State Grange. The next meeting for the Grange will be held Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road.

∎ 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

∎ Have a safe and happy Halloween!



West Side

Movement therapy class

to be held Nov. 4

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion and the Concord Community Music School are teaming up to offer “Movement to Heal the Body” Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This class will provide dance movement therapy, yoga and meditation techniques to change your daily movement habits and alter your brain-body connections. The cost for the class is $20 and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

∎ Concord’s trick-or-treating will be held Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Please keep an outside light on to indicate you will be participating.

∎ Lap sit will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Blanchard Room at the library. Lap sit is designed for babies up to 24 months and a parent or caregiver. The 30-minute session will include songs, movement, finger rhymes and stories. For more information, call 225-8670.

∎ The First Congregational Church on 177 N. Main St. will hold its annual Village Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will feature food, crafts, books, puzzles, dolls, jewelry and rummage from grandma’s basement. For more information, call 225-5491.

∎ The City’s General Services Department will begin the annual fall leaf pickup tomorrow through the first week of December. Place your leaves un-bagged at the curbside and the crews will pick them up. Leaves only will be accepted. Do not put any branches or debris with the leaves. For more information, call 228-3727.

∎Happy Halloween!



South End

Masquerade gala to

benefit Best Buddies

The first “Masquerade Gala,” to benefit Best Buddies New Hampshire, will be held Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Capital Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St. There will be music, games, dinner, a silent auction and dancing with the Eric Grant Band. Tickets are $85 (unreserved seat) or $1,000 for a reserved table (seats 10). Also available: $1,250 for VIP tables (for details, visit For reserved or VIP tables, email gala chairwoman Pam Macdonald at Single tickets are available at the Capital Center Box Office by calling 225-1111 or visiting Masks and formal attire are required.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering the “Dying to Talk” café that gives people the opportunity to breathe life into conversations about dying on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at True Brew Barista in Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. Attend for free and no registration is required. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Gibson’s Bookstore offers stories and games with the pre-school crowd every Saturday and Tuesday at 10 a.m. Gibson’s new location is 45 S. Main St.

∎ Are you or someone you know considering a private high school experience for your child? Then check out the Bishop Brady fall preview. It’s a great opportunity to meet faculty, staff and current students as you learn about the school’s academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities. The preview will be held Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Call 224-7419 to register for this event.

∎ Congratulations to Kathi Russ and her amazing committee for another successful Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Kudos to all who participated as well.

∎ Happy birthday to Teigan Mason and Ava Philbrook.


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