Concord Town Crier for Sunday, Sept. 10

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
PENACOOK Delphi Trio in concert

United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring The Delphi Trio on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Delphi Trio, an ensemble of piano, violin and viola, has performed throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany. The concert is free and open to the public. The trio will be in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this fall.

The Penacook Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. At 6 p.m., there will be a tour of the 1790 English-style barn, followed by a potluck supper. The annual meeting will start shortly after 7 p.m. All are welcome.



EAST SIDE Welcome Home Sunday

Welcome Home Sunday will be celebrated at East Congregational Church this morning at 10 a.m. A family-friendly service with special music will be followed by a barbecue lunch. All are welcome to join them at 51 Mountain Road. The church is wheelchair accessible and a ramp is located on the south side of the building. For questions or directions, please call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.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. Contact the church at 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org for more information.

The Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall will be featuring The Final Reel, a ghostly thriller, through Sept. 24. Tales Told will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Andrew Pinard’s Discovering Magic will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The last audition for Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be held Monday night at 7 p.m. For more information, visit hatboxnh.com.

Horseshoe Pond Place’s senior program will be hosting a monthly birthday celebration on Tuesday. An open house will be held on Sept. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. This is in recognition of Senior Center Week, being observed from Sept. 18 to 22. A Falls Prevention Workshop will be held on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 228-6956.

The Central N.H. Storytellers Guild will be meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place. All tellers and listeners are welcome.

Concord Grange 322 will be hosting Suncook Valley Pomona on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road. Concord Grange members are reminded that they will be meeting at the home of Master Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Executive Committee will be auditing the books for the last quarter. The Grange will be meeting on Sept. 25 at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road at 6:30 p.m. The Grange will be draping the charter in memory of Past Master Cecil White, who passed away recently.

The next meeting for the Concord Christmas Parade Committee will be held Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Chairman Dick Patten. The 66th annual parade will be held on Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Go to ConcordGrange.org and click on the parade section for the form to complete and send to James Cusano. The parade committee is looking for bands, floats, decorated vehicles, animal entries and more. The First Division is dedicated to our veterans and active duty Armed Forces. Staff Sgt. Ryan Lapointe is going to be parade marshal. All veteran and military groups are invited to participate. Please call Chairman Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.

Bone Builders sessions are held at Immanuel 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 Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional families meets every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. For more information about the group, contact ConcordACA@gmail.com.

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. For more information, call 568-3128.




WEST SIDE Join to help fight hunger

The Concord Police Department and the N.H. Food Bank need your help to fight hunger and “Stuff-A-Cruiser” with food donations! Today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visit Market Basket (Fort Eddy Road) to make a donation, meet your local law enforcement officers, and make a difference in your community! Note: Only non-glass, non-perishable food donations can be accepted. For more information, call 225-8600.

Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be on Saturday at Everett Arena from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Review the list of acceptable items on concordnh.gov or call 228-2737 with any questions. Proof of residency is required.

September is Library Card Month and a library card is free for residents of Concord or Penacook, teachers in area schools, and local business-owners. A Concord Public Library card grants you access to everything the main library has to offer – not only books but thousands of movies, audiobooks, and CDs, magazines, newspapers, computers and laptops, museum passes, databases, streaming services, and even the use of a telescope. For more information or to obtain a card, call 225-8670.

The GoodLife Programs and Activities (254 N. State St.) is offering three-session series on retirement starting Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and meeting the same time on Sept. 20 and 27. This week’s topic is defining what probate is and a will versus a trust. The cost to attend is $10 for all three sessions and registration is not required. For more information or to register, email info@goodlifenh.org or call 228-6630.

On Sept. 17, St. Paul’s Church marks the start of a new church year, welcomes back those who have been away and offers new opportunities to people who may have stopped attending church years ago, as well as those who are looking to join a faith community for the first time. The celebration begins at the 10 a.m. service and continues on the State House lawn with a big-top tent, musicians, a pie baking contest, games, prizes and information about the coming year. For more information, call 224-2523.

The Concord City Auditorium opens its 27th Season on Sept. 17 with the GALA. For more information, call David Murdo at 344-4747 or by email at nhdm40@comcast.net.

Happy Birthday Bryce Larrabee!




SOUTH END Sign up for music classes

Wednesday’s Wisdom Potluck at 5:30 p.m. at the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden is free and open to the public. There will be a special presentation with guitarist Jesse Langen, who specializes in composing new music.

Now that fall is in the air, Concord Parks and Recreation wishes to remind Concord area seniors (age 50-plus) of activities taking place at the West Street Ward House, 41 West St., (this is a temporary location during the renovation of the community center). Activities take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. There is a knitting group, book discussion group, trivia, adult coloring, various crafts, a coffee social, monthly lunch and an Out to Lunch Club (we visit Concord area restaurants for lunch) that all meet every month. There is also bingo every Monday from 10 a.m to noon and a group playing bridge every Friday from 10 a.m to noon. For information about the activities including days/times or a monthly calendar of activities, please call Becky at 230-4982 or email at Rbukowski@ConcordNH.gov.

Register now for the Concord Community Music School’s fall semester, which will start Monday. Want to add your voice to a chorus, take up the trumpet, beat a drum, strum a guitar, make new musical friends? Offerings include private lessons and ensembles, as well as early childhood programs, music therapy programs, and choruses. Financial aid is available for all programs. For class times and dates, to request a copy of the new school year catalog, or to register, call 228-1196 or visit ccmusicschool.org.

This Thursday at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, hear from Ann Hood, a memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from the beloved and best-selling author. In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, Hood explores the transformative power of literature.

“A Botanist on the Trail of Lewis and Clark” makes its way to the N.H. Audubon’s McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This botanical travelogue by Dr. Janet Sullivan will weave together images of the landscape and its plant species, monuments and restored sites, and journal entries by members of the Corps of Discovery on their historic journey. For more information contact Ruth Smith at 224-9909, ext. 313.

The Friends Program 20th Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting the Youth Mentoring Program, will be Monday at Concord Country Club. There are sponsorship opportunities still available for businesses that would like to show their support for the 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. Contact Laura Scott if you have any questions or would like to be a sponsors, register to play, or donate a raffle prize.

Join Mayor Jim Bouley in celebrating our active and and vibrant community (rain or shine). Break for lunch and explore walkable downtown on Sept. 27 at noon. Meet at SMILE Building at 49 S. Main St.