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Senior Christmas

luncheon to be held

The annual senior Christmas luncheon at the Penacook Community Center will be held Dec. 10 at the United Church of Penacook. The community center children will entertain with their Christmas program. Reservations need to be made in advance so that they can prepare for this luncheon. Admission is $2, plus a canned good for the church’s food pantry. Sign up by calling 753-9700.

∎ The Penacook Village Association will host a presentation Saturday at 9 a.m. at the United Church of Penacook on Community Drive and Canal Street. City of Concord staff will share the final designs for the Village Street portion of the Route 3 Corridor reconstruction project. Additional information is available at

∎ Tom LaValley, Sumner Goldman, Peter Nitides and Maurice Keenan, who participate in the Penacook Community Center Senior Program, were honored at the Merrimack Valley Middle School Veterans Day Program on Nov. 14. Community center staff would like to express gratitude to all our veterans.

∎ Not sure what to get for that special person over the age of 50? How about a Penacook Community Center Senior Program gift membership? With the purchase of a $35 gift membership, the recipient will receive by mail a welcome letter, newsletter, activity calendar and a free lunch voucher. The senior program serves individuals from the greater Concord area. For more information about programs, visit or call 753-9700, ext. 102.



East Side

Winter carnival to

be held today

The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center winter carnival will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a suggested $5 admission per family. The Children’s Place is located at 27 Burns Ave. For more information, call 224-9920.

∎  The Night of Las Posadas, the musical adaptation of Tomie dePaola’s book of the same name, will be performed today at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Community Church. The production is put on by The Alchemists Workshop and it tells the story of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay where Jesus will be born. Admission is free and refreshments and discussion will follow.

∎  Immanuel Community church will hold a cookie walk and bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

∎  Auditions for Boeing Boeing will be held today at 4 p.m. and callbacks will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Community Players of Concord studio at 435 Josiah Bartlett Road. Call 669-9975 or visit for more information.

∎ Concord Grange 322 met recently to plan its meetings and programs. It was announced that the State Grange Family committee and Community Service committee are jointly selling RADA knives and cutlery. Call Debbie Patten at 228-1803 for information and to purchase the cutlery.

∎ There will be a two-day AARP driver safety training course available Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place. The 8-hour class over two days will “bring you up to speed” with safety strategies and tips. All ages are welcome. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Call 228-6956 to register.



West Side

Sixth annual craft

fair to be held Saturday

Bishop Brady High School is having their sixth annual craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This craft fair will feature the finest of crafters and artisans in New Hampshire. Food will be offered for sale, and a raffle table will hold dozens of prizes.

For more information, call 365-9452.

∎ Midnight Merriment is Intown Concord’s official kick-off to the winter holiday shopping season! Festivities start Friday at 5:30 p.m. and include a visit from Santa and his elves from 6 to 8 p.m., strolling caroling groups and the Lights of Life Remembrance Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit

∎ Celebrate the holidays and Concord’s community spirit this year with friends and neighbors at the Junior Service League of Concord’s inaugural “Yuletide Gala,” a fundraiser to support women and children in crisis in the greater Concord area.

The gala and live auction will be held Dec. 15 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. Tickets are $50 each of $80 per couple. For more information or to purchase tickets, email Ashley Jane Kneeland at or call 568-2130.



South End

Holiday pop up shop

open through Dec. 29

Concord’s Handmade Pop Up Holiday Shop is back again this year. Located at 67 S. Main St., the shop is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The shop features handmade gifts from more than 30 local artisans. For more information, email or call 513-8299. The shop will remain open until Dec. 29.

∎ There are lots of great reasons to come to downtown Concord for Midnight Merriment Friday at 5:30 p.m. Concord Arts Market’s Giftopolis in Eagle Square will feature more than 20 vendors from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Storytelling, refreshments and tours of the Kimball House mansion at the Capitol Center will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Santa’s letterbox will be in Bicentennial Square. The New Hampshire Historical Society Museum will offer free admission from 5 to 10 p.m. New Hampshire author Rebecca Rule will be there from 7 to 9 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! A small group basket-weaving workshop will be held at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Craft Center at 49 S. Main St. The Concord Public Library Foundation will read favorite holiday stories.


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