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The Insiders: Walk or run toward family fun

Do you hear that thundering herd approaching? It’s probably the mob of joggers running in the Rock ’N Race, certainly the biggest event in town tonight. Of course, if you’re running in (or watching) this event, you probably know all the details already (especially if you picked up this week’s Insider!). For those not involved in the Rock ’N Race, we’ve got plenty of fun events for you tonight; also, keep in mind that the race course will limit or shut down vehicle traffic on parts of Main Street, Pleasant Street, South Spring Street, Hospital Drive, Liberty Street and School Street, so plan accordingly.

For family fun, you can’t do better tonight than the annual Kiwanis Spring Fair, which opens at 5 p.m. and runs through May 19. There are plenty of fun rides, awesome amusements and all the Rastafarian bananas your life savings can buy. DANG YOU, TUBS OF FUN (not just our nickname in high school anymore)!

The fair, entering its 58th year, is the Kiwanis Club’s largest fundraiser of the year; proceeds go to benefit the Concord Regional Food Program, Camp Spaulding and many more community campaigns. For more information on the fair, visit

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Elsewhere, Concord High School’s drama club performs Dame Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s opus Phantom of the Opera tonight at 7 p.m. in CHS’s Christa McAuliffe Auditorium. We’ve never seen this, but we’re pretty sure this is the one where a bunch of cats run around and eat whole fish skeletons while simultaneously rollerskating, being president of Argentina and wearing an amazing technicolor dreamcoat. Should be a good time! Tickets are $12 or $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call 225-0800, ext. 6600.

If that’s not enough, Don Keirstead speaks on “Managing for Native Pollinators” at the McLane Center at 7 p.m. But can he stop us from sneezing nonstop from mid-May through October? Only time will tell. For more information, visit

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