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Scouts collected more than 2,600 items

Area Scouts collected more than 2,600 items for Scouting for Food last weekend. Thank you to the Penacook community for your generous donations to area food pantries and soup kitchens!

∎ Happy Thanksgiving!




East Side

Thanksgiving service

to be held today

Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street will hold a Thanksgiving service today at 2 p.m. Several area churches that are members of the New Hampshire Fellowship of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches will participate.

∎ East Concord Congregational Church members and friends are reminded to bring in nonperishable food donations for Thanksgiving food baskets to be given away by the church. The church will serve at the Friendly Kitchen on Tuesday. Donations of Corelle dinner plates and used ink cartridges will also be collected.

∎ The St. Nicholas Fair at Grace Episcopal Church will be held Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 224-2252 or visit graceeastconcord.org.

∎ The Pierce Brigade will conduct the annual graveside wreath laying ceremony in recognition of President Franklin Pierce’s 208th birthday Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Old North Cemetery. Refreshments will be served at the Pierce Manse at 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane following the ceremony.

∎ The 12th annual “Fez-tival of Trees” will run through Nov. 25 at the Bektash Shrine Center at 189 Pembroke Road. There will be a silent auction and bidding closes Saturday at 4 p.m. There will be a visit with Santa, children’s games, crafts in the gift shop and refreshments in the Candy Cane Cafe. Hours vary and the event will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, call 225-5372.

∎ Anyone who has an interest in writing should consider joining the Concord Writers Group. The group meets on the first and third Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Shakespeare Room in the library. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. For more information, call Chris Weeden at 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.

∎ Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.




West Side

Tree lighting to be
held Friday downtown

The 26th annual tree lighting ceremony will be held downtown on Friday. Festivities will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Red River Theatres and will include a petting zoo, wagon rides and music by Brian Waldron. Donations are still needed. If you would like more information or can make a donation, call Dick Patten at 496-2917.

∎ There will be no trash and recycling collected on Thursday due to the holiday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s routes will be collected as usual. Thursday’s route will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s route will be picked up on Saturday.

∎ The recreation department has some remaining spots for the upcoming basketball season for kids ages four to grade 12. The last day to register is Nov. 27 and the current cost for residents is $55. For more information or to register, visit concordnh.gov or call 225-8690.

∎ Concord Grange 322 met recently to plan its meetings and programs for the coming year. It was announced that the State Grange Family Committee and Community Services Committee are jointly selling RADA knives and cutlery in time for Christmas. The proceeds to benefit projects sponsored by the committees such as DARE; the state veterans cemetery project; and rape and domestic violence programs. Call Debbie Patten at 228-1803 for information and to purchase the cutlery.

The next regular meeting for Concord Grange will be Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Havenwood Retirement Center, 33 Christian Ave. The Grange will be providing Santa Stockings for the residents at Child and Family Services Group Home, North Main Street. The Grange provided Christmas light bulbs for the Heights tree, the State House Plaza Christmas tree and the Eagle Square tree.

∎ Happy birthday Paul Anderson!

∎ Happy Thanksgiving!




South End

Free lunch at Cheers with

$20 toy donation

You’re invited to Cheers Downtown Grille and Bar’s Toys for Tots free lunch buffet Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bring in an unwrapped, new toy valued at $20 or more and stay for a delicious lunch buffet. Cheers is located on Depot Street.

For more information, call 228-0180 or visit Cheers on Facebook.

For more information about the Marine’s Toys for Tots program, visit toysfortots.org.

∎ The Concord Family YMCA will hold its 24th annual Snowflake Ball Dec. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight in the Grand Ballroom at the Y.

This important event raises funds for the Y’s Kids Campaign scholarship program. Tickets are $95 per person and can be obtained by calling 228-9622, ext. 127, or by visiting concordymca.org.

∎ Barb’s Beer Emporium, 249 Sheep Davis Road, will hold a Hops for Heroes fundraiser to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will be held Dec. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. The event will feature a raffle, an auction, giveaways, food and beer.

For more information, call 369-4501 or visit barbsbeeremporium.com.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit wounded

∎ Red River Theatres needs your help. This important hub of the South End needs new digital projectors, as Hollywood is no longer using 35 mm film. Therefore, the nonprofit organiz ation is holding an annual appeal to cover this cost, as well as other needs.

To donate any amount, visit

∎ Happy 14th birthday to Ryan Warner on Saturday.



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