Concord Town Crier for Aug. 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017
PENACOOK Save date for free show

The Penacook Village Farmers Market will be open Monday night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at 95 Village St., Route 3, rain or shine. Brian Warren will entertain with guitar, vocals and harmonica.

Mark your calendar! United Church of Penacook is hosting a free concert, featuring the Lev-Evans Duo, on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. In residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this summer, this duo offers four-hand piano duets – that’s one piano, two pianists, and four hands on the keyboard. The concert is free and open to the public. Directions to United Church, links to samples of their work, and additional information about this concert are available at ucpnh.org.



EAST SIDE View marine memorial

The last performance of two comedic acts by Lend Me a Theatre entitled The Whole Shebang and Bob’s Date will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall. For more information on this show as well as other shows and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

The Concord Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the pool at Merrill Park in East Concord will be open until this Friday. For more information about city pools, visit concordparksandrec.com.

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meets every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church located at 30 Eastman St. If you think you might benefit from discussions on this subject, please go to adultchildren.org and read the “Laundry List.” For more information about the group, contact ConcordACA@gmail.com.

The Concord Grange 322 will host State Grange Master Christopher Heath on Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road. He will be present for Fall Inspection and will be asking various officers to speak on the duties of their office. There will also be a speaker from the Concord Public Library who will speak before the meeting begins. The Grange will also elect a member of the Executive Committee. The Grange will also drape its charter on memory of Patricia Cutter, Edith Anne Emery and Larry Kontos, who all passed this summer. Please call Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.

The Pierce Brigade will present a program entitled The Marine Memorial at Hampton Beach on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information, call 225-4555 or visit piercemanse.org.

Members and friends of East Church are reminded that donations for the Epilepsy Foundation clothing drive is ongoing throughout the year. Faded, stained, worn or torn items are welcome. For questions, call 224-9242 or visit eastchurch.org.

The N.H. Historical Society, 30 Park St., is offering a free weekly summer story hour every Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Aug. 29. This series is free due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry. The program is geared for kids ages 3 to 8, but all ages are welcome. Registration is required. For more information, email info@nhhistory.org or call 228-6888.

Bone Builders sessions are held at Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact the Friends Program at 228-1196 for more information.

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet on Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-4982.

The Karner Blue Toastmasters will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Environmental Services building on Hazen Drive. For more information, call 568-3128.




WEST SIDE Public pools still open

As part of their summer concert series, St. Paul’s Church will host “Gospel to Gershwin: Celebrating American Music,” today at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door. Main entrance is on Park Street, facing the State House lawn. For more information on other upcoming events, call the parish office at 224-2523.

The Concord public pools will be open today from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pools located in the west side are: Garrison (31 Hutchins St.), Kimball (171 N. State St.) and White (1 White St.). There is no charge to use the pools for Concord and Penacook residents with ID. For more information and hours throughout the week, call Concord Parks and Recreation at 225-8690.

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a class titled “A Woman’s Journey,” for women recently diagnosed for breast or gynecological cancer. The four-week program starts Friday with sessions once per week from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Payson Center. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

The New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St., is offering a story hour Tuesday at 10 a.m. Hear classic tales about the Old Man of the Mountain, the Concord coach, and New Hampshire’s state symbols like ladybugs and pumpkins, and enjoy a guided visit to the Discovering New Hampshire exhibition. This series is free due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry. Registration is not required. The program is geared for kids ages 3 to 8, but all ages are welcome. For more information, email info@nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.

The Concord Model Railroad Club will hold its annual show on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Everett Arena. This year’s show will have dealers, door prizes and operating layouts. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 are free with an adult; $12 family max. For more information, visit trainweb.org/cmrc.

Happy 94th Birthday to Sylvia Blanchette!




SOUTH END Nominate an innovative individual for award

You still have 21 days to double your impact and support your independent cinema! Red River Theatres has raised $4,629, thanks to your generosity! With 21 days to go, they are still working towards a goal of $10,000 to complete the Reel Change Campaign and finish capital improvements throughout the theater. To inspire support, a generous anonymous donor has offered Red River Theatres $10,000 to match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, to help reach the goal of raising $20,000! Give by Sept. 4 (Labor Day) and double your impact! Your gift of $25 will become $50 and up and up! Make your donation via the website today! Don’t forget to designate it to the “10 for 10 Campaign.” Anyone that gives a gift to the campaign will be entered into a drawing to win a private screening in the theater of your choice (restrictions apply). Thank you for support of your indie cinema!

A five-piece band from New England playing original folk/country/garbage grass music, Miketon and the NightBlinders, will perform on Wednesday, outside on the Prince Street lawn at Concord Public Library. Hear them from 6 to 7:45 p.m. If weather is inclement, the event will be held in the auditorium.

ABC YPG and CYPN join forces to present a networking Party in the Park at Rollins Park in Concord on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring special guest Trunk of Funk band. Rain or shine, join the ABC YPG and CYPN for a night of music, networking, free raffles and food. Tickets are limited and this is going to be big, so make sure to register soon!

You know that Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall and that Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, but you’ve never seen Humpty quite like this. In this kid-oriented adaptation, the famous faller is Humpelken Pumpelken, a female hero who joins with her friends to save their town (Eggland, of course) from an evil chief. Fall for them at The Capitol Center for the Arts on Tuesday.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson’s on the third Wednesday of most months. This month’s headliners are Barbara Bald and Len Krisak! An open-mic follows their readings. All are welcome, and newcomers are encouraged on Wednesday at 7 p.m..

Join New Hampshire Federal Credit Union for some lessons and tips to help you build your spending plan and enhance your saving skills. Building a spending plan you can work with is the first step to get you what you want out of your life and your hard-earned wages. The class is free and open to the public on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Future in Sight is accepting nominations for the Access Award and the Jo Adcook Service Award. The Access Award honors and recognizes an individual, corporation or organization that has demonstrated exceptional and innovative effort to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers to those who are visually impaired. The Jo Adcock Award will honor an individual who has shown outstanding service in the blindness field. Nominees to receive the award must meet proven leadership skills, outstanding service and commitment to the field of blindness, is or has been a professional or volunteer in the field of blindness, provided at least five years of service in the state of New Hampshire. For more information, please visit futureinsight.org.

Evening en Blanc is the only event of its kind in the state of New Hampshire. Diners dressed in all white gather for a whimsical pop-up dinner party in an unexpected location and dance the night away to the popular Boston-based band, Last Laugh. The event will take place on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The surprise Concord location will be announced just two hours before the event. All proceeds from the event support health care for our neighbors in need at Concord Hospital Family Health Center. To purchase tickets, go to giveto.concordhospital.org/events/evening-en-blanc or call 227-7162.

Street closures include the Concord Public Library’s live music on the lawn concert on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m., Prince Street from the Green Street intersection to the City Auditorium and library parking lot. Also on Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Capitol Street (from Green Street to North State Street) will be closed for the Concord Farmers Market.

The River Guild happenings this month include today’s Vision Board Workshop, Wiggle Waggle Story Time, channeling your child’s higher self, and on Saturday – “What are Angels and how do we communicate?” as well as and Busy Family Meal Prep.

The Friends Program really knows how to make friends with all these activities. Senior Corps service strengthens communities and helps its volunteers lead active, healthy lives. Today, we can start to see just how healthy. After their first year of service, Senior Corps volunteers report improvements in their health, physical capacity, anxiety, loneliness and social isolation, and life satisfaction. Senior Corps volunteers have made a commitment to country and community through volunteer service, using a lifetime of skills and experiences. Friends Foster Grandparent and RSVP Program volunteers are giving back and staying healthy at the same time. Shop at Rite Aid to support the Youth Mentoring Program. Enroll in KidCents and your in-store and online purchases at Rite Aid will be rounded up to the next whole dollar amount. Your change can go to our Youth Mentoring Program and make a meaningful difference in the lives of local children. Youth Mentoring Orientations make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person and you can be a mentor. The first step is attending an orientation that will introduce you to our program and outline what’s involved. Upcoming orientation are Sept. 20 and Oct. 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Step up and step in to help a needy child. Call 228-0108 for more information. RSVP orientations is an opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences and learn about the benefits of volunteering with RSVP. Orientations are from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 and Oct. 26 on at the Friends Program office, 202 N. State St. Please RSVP by calling 228-0139. RSVP Bone Builders is a senior strength exercise class to improve bone and muscle strength, balance, circulation and general health. These classes are run by RSVP volunteers and they are giving back in a big way. In 2016, RSVP Bone Builder leaders contributed just under 7,000 hours, holding 2,140 classes at 26 different locations.

The 20th Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting the Youth Mentoring Program, is just around the corner – Sept. 11 at Concord Country Club. There are select sponsorship opportunities still available for businesses that would like to show their support for our Youth Mentoring Program. If you have been practicing your swing this summer and want to show off, you should register to play. Donating a raffle prize for the tournament is a great way you can help. We need you to make this event successful. Contact Laura Scott if you have any questions or would like to be a sponsors, register to play, or donate a raffle prize.