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Book discussion to

be held Wednesday

The Friends of the Penacook Branch Library will hold a book discussion Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the library. The book chosen for this month’s discussion is The Eye of the Leopard by Henning Mankell. On Jan. 22, the book group will discuss The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato. New members are always welcome to join.

∎ The Penacook Village Association will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. The agenda and directions are available online at There will be a drawing for a fresh decorated balsam wreath from Marshall’s Florist at the close of the meeting.



East Side

Quilters guild to hold

holiday potluck Friday

The Capital Quilters Guild holiday potluck will be held Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Havenwood Retirement Center at 33 Christian Ave. Bring your completed stuffed stockings for the Christmas stocking project. There will be no December class or board of directors meeting. For guild information, call 223-9766.

∎ Recycled Cycles are on sale now! Stop by the Goodwill Retail Store, 204 Loudon Road, and get that perfect bicycle for someone on your Christmas list! Donations of adult and youth bicycles will also be accepted at the Goodwill Retail Store. For more information, call 369-3010 or visit

∎ The New Hampshire Storytellers Guild will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. Bring a story and Christmas goodie to share if you wish.

∎ Concord Grange 322 will meet for their Christmas eat-out and gift exchange tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the Veano’s in Pembroke. Call Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information about the Grange.

∎ ConcordTV is giving people the opportunity to tell their friends and family about the most important stories of their life in confidential, 30-minute sessions at ConcordTV’s Studio B in the Heights Community Center at 14 Canterbury Road (formerly Dame School). “Tell Your Story” was developed with senior citizens in mind, but everyone is welcome to document their lives and take the result home on a free DVD, in time for holiday giving. To reserve a session, call 226-8872.



West Side

Boys & Girls Clubs

to hold TV auction

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Concord will hold its 40th TV auction fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. View the auction live on ConcordTV Channel 6 or by visiting for live streaming. You can preview auction items ahead of time. For more information, call 224-1061.

∎ The Friends of the Audi welcome the holidays at the annual open house tonight at 6. Festivities include the “famous Audi punch” served with a potluck supper (bring any dish you wish) and seasonal music performed by Paul Brogan. Everyone is welcome! Want a downtown Concord day? Start at the Audi with Concord Dance Academy’s Holiday Spectacular show, stay downtown to visit Concord’s special shops, enjoy the Audi open house supper, and then head over to St. Paul’s Church for “The Messiah” performance. For more information, call David Murdo at 344-4747.

∎ The Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion will offer a postpartum depression support group Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Family Place. This group focuses on education, support, background and healing from postpartum depression. Topics include: sleep issues, anxiety and how to achieve a balance in your new role. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 230-7300.

∎ Happy birthday to Carol Goward and James W. Spain II.



South End

Holiday performance to be held at Capitol Center

The Twelve Days of Christmas will be performed at the Capitol Center for the Arts. This family friendly performance features students from the following organizations: Eastern Ballet Institute and its affiliate performing company, White Birch Youth Ballet, Concord Community Music School’s Purple Finches Children’s Chorus, members of the Cabbageheads live music, Timbre African Drummers and Ciel Rouge Moving Company aerial dancers, all portraying every gift from the Partridge in a Pear Tree to the Twelve Drummers drumming! Performances will be held Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12.50-$16.50 and can be purchased by visiting or stop by the box office at 44 S. Main St. Three will be raffles, gifts and a surprise closing event.

∎ Celebrate the holidays with the Co-op’s “12 Pairs of Christmas” Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 24 S. Main St. Admission is $10 and free to members. There is limited availability, so RSVP at 225-6840. Visit for full details.

∎ Gibson’s Bookstore story times are suspended for the month of December. Times will resume in January.


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