Deadline is Tuesday
at 5 p.m. for column
My deadline for news is Tuesday at 5 p.m. for publication in the following Sunday’s paper. I look forward to your Penacook news.
dinner to be served
Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. will serve a traditional turkey dinner Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Admission is your monetary donation, which is used to support the church’s “Take a Tote” weekend food ministry at Mill Brook School.
∎ East Congregational Church will hold the annual Christmas pageant today during the 10 a.m. worship service. After the service, there will be an all church potluck lunch, followed by caroling at Havenwood. All are welcome! For questions, visit eastchurchucc.org or contact the Rev. Michael Lowry at 224-9242. The Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. at East Church.
∎ 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! Recycled Cycles is also accepting donations of adult and youth bicycles. Donations can also be made at the Goodwill Retail Store. For more information, call 369-3010 or visit goodwillne.org.
∎ Karner Blue Toastmasters meet for public speaking and leadership training Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Department of Environmental Services building at 29 Hazen Drive. There is no charge to visit. Call 568-3128 or visit karnerblue.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
∎ Join your friends and neighbors for stress-free holiday events at Horseshoe Pond Place. On Wednesday The Real Story of Christmas will be shown at 1 p.m. in the Community Room. A special holiday celebration featuring The Home Folks will be held at Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. A New Year’s dinner will be served Dec. 31 at 11:45 a.m. Register for the dinner by Dec. 24. There are many events for those 60 and older at Horseshoe Pond Place. Call 228-6956 for more information.
∎ 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. “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 228-8872. You can also safeguard your memories for the future by converting them from VHS to DVD for $30 each through ConcordTV. Call 228-8872 for more information.
∎ Concord Grange 322 held its gift exchange and dinner recently. The members exchanged gifts and cards following the dinner. The Grange purchased gifts for five children taken from the Star program at the Salvation Army. The members will be distributing new dictionaries to third-grade students in the Concord Union School District and Dunbarton Elementary school in January. The members will meet Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. Lecturer Yvonne Crocker will present a travelogue program on Australia.
∎ Happy birthday to Noelle Stokes on Thursday!
Girl Scouts will wrap
presents by donation
The Concord Area Girl Scouts will be gift wrapping for the holiday season at EMS on Fort Eddy Road. Stop by and see the girls today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m., or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All wrapping is by donation and will support the Girl Scouts.
∎ The library will show the movie The Holiday (rated PG-13) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. The movie is about two women troubled with guy problems who swap homes in each other’s countries for the Christmas holiday, with unexpected romantic results. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public. For more information, call 225-8670.
∎ The Hickory Horned Devils will perform Friday at 8 p.m. at the True Blue Barista in Bicentennial Square. There will be a cover charge that goes directly to the band. For more information, call 225-2776.
∎ Concord’s quarterly property taxes are due on or before Jan. 2.
Healthy cooking series
to begin Jan. 13
The Concord Co-op will offer an “Eat Well, Be Well” healthy cooking series led by Maria Noel Graves and Traci Komorek. The course will begin Jan. 13 and run Mondays through Feb. 10 at the Holiday Inn. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Register online at concordfoodcoop.coop.
∎ South Congregational Church is selling note cards. Each packet includes four images from its stained glass windows: an angel, a bible, a flower and an abstract element. All photographs were taken by Becky Field and made into note cards. Each packet includes 12 cards (three of each image). Packets may be purchased at the church office at 27 Pleasant St. Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 224-2521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each packet is $12.
∎ Concord Family YMCA Kydstop will offer December School Vacation Camp from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. The camp is open to all kids in kindergarten to sixth grade. There will be lots of activities and field trips. Reserve your spot today! Camp hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 228-9622 to register.
∎ Lou Sillari will be 98 on Dec. 22. He is an active, alert, inquisitive and disciplined 98-year-old who walks 3-to 5-miles in the south end every day. You may have see him sporting his Notre Dame cap. If you do see him out and about, please wish him a happy birthday!