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Annual tree lighting

to be held Wednesday

The annual tree lighting, sponsored by the Penacook Village Association, will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Boudreau Square in the center of Penacook Village. There will be caroling and a performance by the Penacook Elementary School chorus. For more information, visit

∎ Penacook Boy Scout Troop 83 will hold an open house Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the United Church of Penacook. Boys age 11-17 are eligible to join Boy Scouts. Weekly meetings are held Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information, call Heather Chandler at 568-1968.

∎ The Penacook Branch Library’s adult book club recently held their first meeting and selected Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan as their first book. Anyone interested in this book is welcome to attend the discussion Wednesday at 7 p.m. December’s book is The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

∎ The historical society will present “Christmas in Penacook” Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rolfe Homestead. Santa will be there for pictures, and there will be craft tables for children.

∎ The community center is holding a holiday raffle to benefit their programs. You can purchase tickets for a chance to win a new IPad mini. You can purchase tickets now at the community center office at 76 Community Drive or call 753-9700. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. The drawing will be held Dec. 10.



East Side

Gift and craft fair

to be held Saturday

The Children’s Place at 27 Burns Ave. will host a gift and craft fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1, free for children. There will a professional photographer to take family holiday portraits.

∎ The East Concord Garden Club hopes you have noticed the Christmas tree placed to delight passers-by once again, gracing Pecker Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Shaker and Mountain Roads and Cemetery Street. Thanks go to member Esther Murray and husband Bill for donating the tree and to member Mabel Wheeler and husband, Steve, son, Stephen and granddaughters for securing and decorating. The club will host a tree lighting ceremony today at 4:30 p.m. East concord residents, friends and families are invited to join members at the park for a fun late afternoon before the lights are electrified. Brittany and Brooke Wheeler will lead the gathering in singing seasonal favorites. A special thanks goes out to Cindy and John Sanborn who, once again, are providing the power for the tree.

∎ East Congregational Church is having a special all music and hymn sing this morning at 10 a.m. For more information, call 224-9242 or visit

∎  Immanuel Community Church will present The Night of Las Posadas, the musical adaptation of Tomie dePaola’s book of the same name, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Refreshments and discussion will follow the free, forty-five minute performance.

∎ A cookie walk and craft sale will be held Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Immanuel Community Church.

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

∎ The Concord Grange 322 will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the theater at Havenwood Retirement Center, 33 Christian Ave. The Grange will be purchasing toys for six children through the Salvation Army Star program. They will also provide Santa stockings to each boy and girl at Child and Family Services Group Home in Concord.

∎  Congratulations to Thomas and Rebecca Parizo on the birth of Lily Caroline, born on Nov. 12 at the Family Place at Concord Hospital. Happy November birthdays to Joy and Byron Pagauisan and love to you both from Mother Ann and Mr. P.



West Side

Ski and skate sale

to be held Saturday

The recreation department and the Capital Ski and Outing Club will host their annual ski and skate sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Green Street Community Center. The sale will include all types of winter sports equipment and clothing. For more information, call 225-8690.

∎ Beaver Meadow Elementary School will be hold its 23rd annual craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 225-0854.

∎ The Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion will offer a class on prenatal breastfeeding Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost for the class is $19. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

∎ Happy birthday Sally Doane and Nikki Vaillant!



South End

Senior high group

to baby-sit children

Want to get some Christmas shopping done without your kiddos tagging along? Let the South Congregational senior high youth group take care of your children for a few hours Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seniors will offer a variety of activities from making Christmas gifts to decorating cookies. The cost is $10 per child and lunch will be provided. Be sure to reserve your spot by Dec. 10 by emailing All proceeds will benefit the group’s trip to New Orleans.

∎ Bishop Brady’s holiday artisan craft fair will be held Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave. There will be more than 60 juried artisans featuring League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and New Hampshire Made. The event will also include a special “kid’s fair” shopping area hosted by the Interact Club with cookie decorating, face painting and a visit from Santa.

∎ Concord TV will air the next episode of “On the Beat” with the Concord Police Department Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. on Channel 17. Many segments will be shown, including an interview with John “CIMO” Cimikoski and Jonathan Clay from the Boys and Girls Club to highlight its upcoming television auction scheduled for Dec. 8 from 1 to 11 p.m.


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