Concord Town Crier for Oct. 1, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
PENACOOK Ward 1 leaders to meet

Penacook Community Center is promoting and encouraging that fitness is fun through structured and active gameplay for homeschoolers. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the PCC Gym, 76 Community Drive, with fitness instructor Young McWhinnie. For more information and to register, call at 753-9700.

Tai Chi for seniors begins Tuesday in the PCC Gym. This 12-week program meets twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to attend both days weekly to receive the full benefits of this activity. Fee is $60 for PCC senior members, $120 for non-members. Call instructor Young McWhinnie at 753-9700 to register.

A Ward 1 Meeting with City Councilor Brent Todd will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Penacook Community Center Gym. At-large city councilor and State Rep. Steve Shurtleff will also be present. Subjects to be discussed include the housing proposed for the former Tannery Site, zoning adjustments requested by property owners at Whitney Road, and the proposed rail trail project spearheaded by the Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail.



EAST SIDE Annual ‘Bowls of Care’

The Hatbox Theatre at Steeplegate Mall will host Jocelyn’s ABC Adult Cabaret at 2 p.m. today. God of Carnage will be performed starting Friday through next Sunday and Oct. 20 through 22. Tales Told will take place on Oct.10 and Discovering Magic will be presented on Oct.11. Music Out of the Box will be performed on Oct. 26 and the Burlesque show Nevermore will be presented on Oct. 27 and 28. A matinee Halloween Magic Show will take place on Oct. 28. For more details and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

NHTI’s “Wings of Knowledge” will be presenting Anthony Mento, Association AIA project manager with SMP Architecture, who will discuss “Architecture that Supports the New Methods of Community Corrections” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Mento will share his thoughts on designing correctional facilities in the 21st century. The presentation is free and will be held in the NHTI library. For more information, please call 230-4028 or visit nhti.edu/wings.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival will be held at Sweeney Hall on the NHTI campus Friday through Sunday. The festival will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 per person and free with a valid I.D. for students. Every audience member will get to vote for their favorite filmmaker. For more information, call 271-6484, ext. 4101, or visit nhti.edu.

The Majestic Theatre, in conjunction with the Bektash Shriners, will be presenting The Altos, an audience participation murder mystery on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bektash Shrine Center on Pembroke Road. There is also a chicken barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. and a cash bar. The advance tickets with the dinner are $25 ($30 at the door) and advance show tickets are $15 ($20 at the door). The door open at 5:30. Call the Bektash Shrine Center at 225-5372 for tickets.

The fifth annual “Bowls of Care,” an evening to support community and family caregivers will be held Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Concord Country Club. There will be jazz music, entertainment by Rebecca Rule, N.H. storyteller and humorist, and a delicious dinner of soups, salads, breads and desserts. There will also be a silent auction and a handcrafted bowl of your choice. Tickets are $40 each. Please call 225-3295 for more information or get your tickets online at give.everydayhero.com/us/bowls-of-care-2#.

On Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., the Pierce Brigade will present “Traditional New England and Celtic Folk Tunes” by The Fiddle Gals at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 225-4558 or visit piercemanse.org.

Grange Master Dick Patten and Secretary Esther Herrick will be delegates to the State Grange Session in Laconia on Oct. 26 to 28. Rodney and Shelley Huntoon submitted the Community Services Booklet that was submitted to the State Grange for judging. The 66th annual Christmas parade will be held on Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Co-chair James Cusano is encouraging anyone who would like to enter the parade to go to the ConcordGrange.org website and click on the parade section and the form to complete. The parade committee is looking for bands, floats, decorated vehicles, animal entries and more. Please call Chairman Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.

The 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 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org for more information.

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 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, 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 on Hazen Drive. For more information, call 568-3128.

The Concord Writers Group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the Shakespeare Room at the Concord Public Library. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. For more information, call 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.




WEST SIDE Preview of Audi shows

The Friends of the Audi welcome you to come see what’s in store for the 2017-18 season at their quarterly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. All meetings held in the Audi Reception Lobby. Open to all. For more information, call 344-4747.

For a limited time, enjoy weekend guided tours of the New Hampshire State House. On Saturday, the historic New Hampshire State Capitol Building will open its doors to visitors for tours. Complimentary guided tours will depart from the State House Visitor Center (107 N. Main St.) every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the visitor center at 271-2154.

The Concord Public Library would like you to join other book lovers at their low-pressure book club on Wednesday at the True Brew Barista (3 Bicentennial Square)! Chat about what you’ve been reading, and listen to suggestions and recommendations from other readers. There are no assigned books in this group; just come and share your latest reads! They will talk books from 6 to 7 p.m., and mingle from 7 to 8 p.m. Library staff will be on hand to take notes and will share the group’s recommendations in the library newsletter. For more information, call 225-8670.

The GoodLife Programs and Activities (254 N. State St.) is partnering with Hannaford pharmacists to offer flu shots for seniors on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your insurance card as there is no charge for most insurances. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, email info@goodlifenh.org or call 228-6630.

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion at is offering a class on Preventing Diabetes on Oct. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. Find out how to take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes you cannot change. Learn powerful tips for a longer, healthier life and while preventing or delaying Type 2 diabetes. The cost to attend is $10. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.




SOUTH END Learn Irish step dancing

The Concord Farmers Market continues on Saturdays through Oct. 28, starting at 8:30 a.m. Support your local farmer by shopping and buying locally. The Concord Farmers Market, located on Capitol Street next to the State House, is one of the oldest in the state. With about 50 vendors, there will be a terrific selection of bakery products, meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, and maple products. Many of the vendors are certified organic.

This is the week to get in shape, meet great people, have fun and get your Irish on – even if you’re not Irish! Join the In The Field Irish Dancers starting on Wednesdays through May. They teach all three types: step (solo), ceili (folkdancing) and sets (an ancestor of square dancing). There are classes for kids (7 years and up). There are classes for adults (97 years and down). There are classes for beginners and veterans. Go to inthefieldirishdancers.jimdo.com or just come to 505 South St., (Bow Mills United Methodist Church) at 3:30 p.m. for new kids and 5:30 for new teens and adults. Reasonable rates, no crazy wigs or expensive outfits, lots of fun good times! Their email is javdance@comcast.net.

Who has time to read the books with all this happening at the Concord Public Library? For adults: Books and Brew (at True Brew Barista), Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.; Visit the National Parks, Thursday, 6 to 7:45 p.m.; Coloring Night, Oct. 10, 6 to 7:45 p.m. For the kids: Lapsit, Monday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Family Storytime, Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, songs and fun!; Paws For Pages, Wednesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Toddler Tales,Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m; Paws For Pages, Thursday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Family Storytime, Oct. 11, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., stories, fingerplays, songs and fun!

Don’t forget to WAM! Walk A Mile in her shoes will be held on Wednesday at the State House. Go to cccnh.org.

Now for some (mostly) good news: New Hampshire was ranked 49th among states for the percentage of residents aged 18 to 24 at risk of negative outcomes such as poverty, violence, and health problems. The report examined 10 factors, such as homelessness and obesity. New Hampshire scored particularly well for the percentage of youth attending school or working but did poorly for percentage of youth using drugs. Most of the rest of New England also had a very low ranking for at-risk youth. Mississippi scored first in the nation for most at-risk youth, while North Dakota came in last. Keep up the good work, Concord!

Pop the corks and strike up the band! I’m thrilled to be celebrating two years as your South End Town Crier! It’s been wonderful meeting so many of you and getting your word out! Thanks for letting me be part of your team! Keep those events coming! I’m proud and happy to be part of Concord!