Concord Town Crier for Oct. 8, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017
PENACOOKFree concert to be held

A free concert featuring Prometheus Duo, piano and saxophone, will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St., in conjunction with Avaloch Farm Music Institute.

The Penacook Historical Society will meet Wednesday at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a program on “The Great Brinks Robbery,” presented by Mark Stevens. All are welcome.

The Penacook Historical Society will host a program Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Rolfe House, as part of the World War I “Over There Over Here” series. Byron Champlin will present the program “A City At War: Concord, N.H., in World War I.”



EAST SIDESee ‘Music Out of the Box’ performance

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 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#.

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

The Central N.H. Storytellers will be meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. All storytellers and listeners are welcome.

The next meeting for the Concord Christmas Parade will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the home of Chairman Dick Patten. Please contact Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information. You can go on the website ConcordGrange.org and select the parade section and to register to be in the parade.

The Concord Grange 322 will meet on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road. Howard Pearl has been appointed Tentative to the Executive Committee. Please call Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.

The Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall will feature God of Carnage through Oct. 22. 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.

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.

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholic Children of Alcoholic 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. 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 SIDEHalloween film at library

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a Harvest Fair on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will include raffle baskets (scratch tickets, chocolate and wine, Baker’s Kitchen Delight, spa theme, advent calendar, etc.), silent auctions (seamless gutters, hand knit blanket, refinished chairs, Christmas cactus, etc.) and specialties for sale (jewelry, holiday items, books, crafts, homemade baked goods, plants, etc.). A Coffee Café will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. and a Lunch Shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of St. Paul’s. For more information, please call 224 -2523.

The Concord Public Library will offer a kids’ Halloween movie (mythical creatures attempt to take control of a potion in this animated tale) on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library auditorium. For more information, call 225-8670.

For a limited time, enjoy weekend guided tours of the New Hampshire State House. This Saturday (and again on Dec. 9) 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.

Tickets are now available to attend the event of the season: The Great Catsby at the Kimball Jenkins Estate. On Nov. 4 starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be an elegant evening of live music, games of chance, raffle, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. All proceeds to benefit the animals and lifesaving work of the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County. Tickets are $125 and include $50 in gaming chips and a drink ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 856-8756, ext. 224 or email scamara@popememorialspca.org.

The Concord Christmas Tree Celebration is in need of donations for this year’s 31st annual event which will be held on Nov. 24. In an effort to help raise funds, volunteer Donna Noonan Robie is organizing a public supper on Friday with baked ham and beans and all the trimmings including salads, pies, beverage at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. The supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 55 and older. The Heights Old Home Community Group is organizing the supper and the proceeds will go to the Christmas Tree Lighting. Please call Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information about the Christmas Tree Celebration and to make a donation. All donations big or small are appreciated to make this popular event happen.

The Concord Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is located off of Capitol Street in downtown Concord. The event offers 40 vendors, including meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, bakery and maple products. Also featured is potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats, and body care products.




SOUTH ENDBestselling author at to ‘Best of Us’ memoir

Julie Fowlis, an award-winning Gaelic singer, will perform today at the Capitol Center. Tickets are free. Go to ccanh.com/events/julie-fowlis for more information.

The Capital Quilters Guild will be holding its next meeting on Friday, at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St., in Concord. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be downstairs. The speaker will be Jennifer Watchorn, who will talk about how to use items from the hardware store to enhance your quilting. Non-members $5.

The Hatbox Theatre and Tales Told Productions will present Tales Told – Authentic Voices Sharing True Tales of the Human Experience on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Suite 1161. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $13.50 for students and seniors, under 18 not permitted. Tickets available online at hatboxnh.com or at the box office. Inspired by The Moth, True Stories Told Live. Do you have a true tale to tell? Craft a five-minute soliloquy of your firsthand experience centered around the evening’s theme, “Trick-or-Treat.” A tale that contains a conflict and a resolution that will allow the audience to share the journey with you. Practice it so that you can remember it without paper (no notes allowed) and to keep it on time. Come to Tales Told at the Hatbox Theatre and put your name in the hat. If you are one of the lucky audience members picked, you will have five minutes to wow the crowd with your adventure, remembrance, or lesson learned. If you are not picked, sit back and enjoy the tales. You will be on the edge of your seat, you will laugh out loud, and you will gain a new perspective. What more could you ask from a show? Visit talestoldproductions.com for more information.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is a story about two sets of Brooklyn parents who share the same local shops and parks but were it not for a playground altercation between their 11-year-old boys perhaps would never have met. Meeting to resolve the matter, a short and casual conversation becomes something altogether more complex as challenges are made and tensions rise. With the aid of a bottle of rum, each of the characters challenges the other’s liberal thinking, forcing each of them to face the scrutiny and adversity they most richly deserve. These adult parents emerge from the meeting in a much darker place, having devolved into the type of people they ultimately abhor. The show runs through Oct. 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

On Thursday at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, Joyce Maynard returns to New Hampshire! You may remember her from her popular column “Domestic Affairs,” or her early novel To Die For, and now she’s back, with several New York Times bestsellers under her belt, to share her new memoir, The Best of Us: A Memoir. At the age of 59, Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. She married Jim Barringer on a New Hampshire hillside with friends and children gathered, fireworks exploding as they talked about the trips they would take, the olive trees they would plant, the food they would make together. How lucky, everyone said, that they had found each other when they did. Just after their one-year anniversary, Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And 19 months later, having shared a struggle that consumed both their lives, Maynard laid beside him while he took his last breath. The Best of Us: A Memoir is their story. Maynard writes about the early days of their romance, their wedding, their adjustment to living together decades after each had been divorced. And then, how everything changed during the months of Jim’s illness, and she began, painfully, to imagine a life without him.

Then, on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, two of the world’s most celebrated animal writers, will come together for a fabulous event as they present Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind.

Get over to Concord Public Library! Start with Coloring Night on Tuesday from 6 to 7:45 p.m. There’s an evening movie on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society’s historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the society’s education or volunteer docent staff on Saturday. Please note that there are two tours. One tour starts at 2 p.m. and the other tour starts at 3 p.m. Each tour is about an hour in length. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. Contact Elizabeth Dubrulle at edubrulle@nhhistory.org or 856-0604. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Learn about “Avoiding Fraud” at the N.H. Federal Credit Union on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Visit nhfcu.org to register.

Spaulding Youth Center is excited to announce their annual fundraiser event Experiencing Childhood to benefit our flagship Experiential Challenges Outdoors program on Wednesday, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on 172 N. Main Street in Concord. Tickets are $20 and include a full hot breakfast.

The Children’s Theatre Project of The Community Players of Concord will present this enduring classic with all its beloved characters, songs and scenes, performed by a cast of 50 youth actors ages 8 to 17. Come “follow the yellow brick road” with the players as they open their 90th season of bringing live theatre to N.H. audiences! Performances will be held at the Concord City Auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Information and tickets are available at communityplayersofconcord.org. Note that customers who purchase tickets online prior to Wednesday will receive a $2 discount off their ticket price.

Nothing says beauty like a display of great al fresco art. Take in some of the state’s best at this annual exhibition from the Mill Brook Gallery. Stroll the gallery’s grounds and enjoy sculptures from such regional names as Jeff and Lindley Briggs, Murray Dewart and John Weidman. The gallery and garden is open through Oct. 15, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden is at 236 Hopkinton Road. Visit themillbrookgallery.com for more information.

Happy Columbus Day to one and all!