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Halloween Howl returns to Concord’s downtown

Published: 10/18/2019 6:16:03 PM
Modified: 10/18/2019 6:15:51 PM
Concord Halloween Howl

Wicked fun abounds during Intown Concord’s Annual Halloween Howl on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in downtown Concord! More than 75 retailers and businesses along Main Street and downtown side streets open their doors to Concord’s families for some trick or treating fun! Prepare for an evening filled with fun, family-friendly activities including trick-or-treating throughout the streets of downtown and the annual “not-so-scary” costume dance party featuring Nazzy from JYY 105.5. Think you have the best costume? Join in our Spooktacular Costume Parade and Costume Contest. We’ll have a contest for best homemade and best store-bought costumes for both adults and youth. Then, we’re having our very first pet costume contest! Big and Large pets are welcome to join the competition! You’ll run into cool superheroes, villains and Stormtroopers roaming the downtown streets. Take your photo with Concord police and Liberty, Concord’s comfort dog! The Haunted Bus will be rolling onto Main Street filled with scary creatures and creepy characters! We’ve even come up with entertainment for the adults! While you’re trick or treating with the kids, participate in the downtown business scavenger hunt and be eligible to win $100 in Downtown Dollars. All activities are free to the public. Parking is available and recommended at the Storrs Street, State Street or School Street Garages. To make way for all the fun and to ensure safety of all attendees, North Main Street from Centre Street to Pleasant will be closed to all vehicles from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Weare Child depression author visits

Author/illustrator Irene Buchine will be the featured guest at the Weare Public Library’s Community Coffee on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Irene brings the challenges of childhood depression into the light through her own personal experience and thoughtful reflection. In Celia and the Little Boy, a young girl faces a bewildering dilemma when she discovers a little boy hiding in the darkness. The author remarks that, “My hope is that this book will open a dialogue between children struggling with depression and those who care about them.” From struggling with dyslexia to raising a child with depression, Irene has known what it is like to be unseen, marginalized and helpless. Irene holds a Master’s in Education and worked in early childhood settings for more than a decade. Her interest in art and communication led her to start a successful design and marketing studio. In 2006, Irene began writing memoir and returned to her love of illustration, sparking the creation of Celia and the Little Boy. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Join us for story time for adults and a discussion of this most timely topic. Plus, of course, coffee and refreshments. Community Coffee is a monthly event, help the first Thursday of each month, that brings together community members and people of interest in an intimate and casual atmosphere. All are welcome. The Weare Public Library is located at 10 Paige Memorial Drive. For more info, call 529-2044, email or visit

Hopkinton Seeking N.H. reps

Formed in 2010, the Currier and Ives Scenic Byway Council is a volunteer advisory group whose mission is to promote the Scenic Byway which runs through the towns of Salisbury, Webster, Warner, Hopkinton and Henniker. The council, which meets quarterly, is composed of select board members, as well as members of local, regional and state agencies, committees, and organizations. In its advisory capacity, the Council encourages collaboration among the towns along the route and advocates for corridor-wide protection and improvement efforts. For more information or to share your interest in serving on the council, please contact Town Administration Neal Cass at 746-8242 or via email at

Somersworth Harvest Craft Fair

The Somersworth Festival Association will be sponsoring the 26th Harvest Craft Fair at Somersworth High School on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is one of the largest craft fairs in the area. The craft fair will feature over 150 of the best crafters in New England. Lots of free parking where you will be able to shop from our talented crafters to your heart’s content. Delicious food will be served by the Festival Association volunteers offering both breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. Come and spend the day with us and do all of your Christmas decorating and gift giving ideas. For more info, call 692-5869 or go to

Concord ‘Lincoln and His Generals’

The 2019 Brigade Lecture Series concludes Thursday at 7 p.m. with “Lincoln and His Generals: Trial and Error in Troubled Times” presented by Jim Miller, Senior Manager of Institutional Research and Analytics at Plymouth State and well-known A Lincoln performer. The Brigade Lecture Series, which focuses on New Hampshire history and culture, is held at the Pierce Manse in Concord and is free and open to the public. The program will examine President Abraham Lincoln’s working relationships with a series of Generals as he searched for one who could win the War, while he simultaneously tried to govern a nation whose inhabitants largely despised him and/or didn’t know what to make of him. Visit

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