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Friends of the Penacook

Branch Library to meet

The next meeting of the Friends of the Penacook Branch Library will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to start the new year off by joining the group. The Friends group offers a book club, a knitting club, children’s programs, poetry readings and more.

If you have any questions, email Terri at

∎ A public meeting regarding Route 3 Phase 5 will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Merrimack Valley High School cafeteria. Ed Roberge, city engineer, will present details of the final design for the reconstruction of Village Street from Stark Street to the Boscawen town line. Penacook residents are encouraged to attend this meeting and share their questions and concerns.

∎ Do you or someone you know enjoy the Penacook Community Center fitness classes or are you thinking of trying a class? You will be happy to hear that the center is rolling out a prepaid card payment option. These cards are available for purchase (good for any adult fitness class) in denominations of $24 and $48. (All classes for members are only $3 drop in, $8 for nonmembers). There is an annual membership fee of $35 due at sign up and then annually on that date. These cards are not only convenient, but also make great gifts. You can purchase a prepaid adult fitness card at the PCC office at 76 Community Drive. Their phone number is 753-9700.



East Side

Concord Grange 322

to meet Jan. 28

The next regular meeting of Concord Grange 322 will be held Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the main auditorium at Havenwood Retirement Center at 33 Christian Ave.

The Grange is accepting magazines for residents in retirement centers or nursing homes.

∎ The Karner Blue Toastmasters meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the DES/DHHS building at 29 Hazen Drive.

For more information, visit

∎ The Capital Toastmasters meet Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The location varies, so visit for more information.

∎ Anyone who has an interest in writing should consider joining the Concord Writers Group. The group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month in the Shakespeare Room at the library. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome.

For more information, call Chris Weeden at 224-1715 or email

∎ Happy New Year to everyone!



West Side

Public ice skating to

be held Tuesday

The Douglas N. Everett Arena will be open Tuesday for public ice skating from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and children under three are free. Skate rentals are also available for $5.

For more information, call 228-2784.

∎ The library will have new year crafts tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room. For more information, call 225-8670.

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

∎ Have a safe and happy new year!



South End

Get some winter driving

safety tips Wednesday

ConcordTV will be airing the 12th episode of “On the Beat” with the Concord Police Department Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Channel 17.

The episode will include an interview with Sgt. Michael Pearl who heads the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit and Officer Laura “Christy” Spaulding who now heads the Concord Police Department’s new Domestic Violence Unit.

The “Did You Know?” segment will inform viewers about some winter driving safety tips.

In addition, Matt Cashman will discuss security in Concord schools in response to the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

If you have any ideas for topics for the show, email Officer Howe at or call 225-8600.

∎ The Good Yarn Knitting Group will meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 8 through Feb. 12 in the library auditorium. If you love to knit or crochet, then join fellow crafters for a new knitting group led by local crafter Tricia Hutchins.

Bring your own supplies and share your projects, ask questions and learn from your fellow crafters. All ages and abilities are welcome.

For more information, visit or call 225-8670.

∎ Did you know that the library has a Lego Club? Come make new friends and create with other builders. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. for students in grades K-8. Registration is not required.

∎ Peace to all in 2013.


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