Concord Town Crier for Nov. 5, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017
PENACOOKChurch holiday fair

The United Church of Penacook’s Christmas Craft Fair will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters will be selling baked goods, Christmas decorations and gifts, knitted and crocheted items, watercolors, quilts, jewelry, handbags and fashion accessories, doll clothes, metalwork and much more. Soup, hotdogs and grilled cheddar cheese or egg salad sandwiches will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There’s also talk of a make-your-own-sundae bar. Visit ucpnh.org for more information and directions. This event supports the food pantry (open weekly on Tuesdays) and the Open Door Community Kitchen (serving meals Mondays and Wednesdays). You can also email contactUCP@ucpnh.org for more information.



EAST SIDEStorytellers guild to meet

Merrimack Retired Educators Association will hold a luncheon meeting on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Makris Lobster & Steak House, 354 Sheep Davis Road. After a short business meeting, the program will be presented by David Lipsky, professional wildlife photographer. Newly retired teachers, support staff and professional associates from Concord area schools are especially welcome. For lunch reservations, email lizjane1945@gmail.com.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., NHTI’s “Wings of Knowledge” will present Dr. Luba Richter, who will share her personal and professional experiences and insights coming from St. Petersburg, Russia, to ultimately settle and practice in Concord. The presentation will be held in the NHTI library. Refreshments will follow. For more information, call 230-4028 or visit nhti.edu/wings.

The Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall will be featuring the play Arcadia through Nov. 19. Visit hatboxnh.com for more information on this show and tickets.

The Central N.H. Storytellers Guild will meet at the Horseshoe Pond Community Room at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. All storytellers and listeners are welcome. On Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., the Guild will be holding their annual “Tellabration” at the NHTI Library Living Room. They will accept cash donations or non-perishable food items and everything will donated to the Friendly Kitchen.

The Bektash Shrine Center, located at 189 Pembroke Road, will hold their annual “Fez-tival of Trees” from Nov. 18 to 26. Call 225-5372 or visit bektashshriners.org.

The Pierce Brigade in conjunction with the U.S. Army invites the public to the annual Graveside Wreath Laying Ceremony on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Old North Cemetery in Concord. This event will recognize President Franklin Pierce’s 213th birthday and the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School will also be participating. Refreshments will follow at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane. For more information, visit piercemanse.org.

Concord Grange 322 won second place in the State Community Service Booklet Contest. The booklet, compiled by Rodney and Shelley Huntoon, received a red ribbon and a $75 prize. Esther Herrick received the lessons of the Sixth Degree. Concord Grange will be donating gift cards to the State Grange Community Service Project, “Santa Remembers Teens at Christmas.” There is an urgent need for these gift cards and they can be sent to State Director Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord, 03301. Grange members are reminded to send Veterans Day cards to Secret Pals that are veterans. The Grange will meet on Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road.

The Concord Christmas Parade is pleased to invite all veterans who would like to ride in the 66th annual Christmas Parade on Nov. 18. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. Please call 496-2917 for more information.

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

A farmers market is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Concord Rehabilitation Services, 18 Foundry St. For more info, email WarnerRiverProduce@gmail.com or call Jim at 491-4203.

The Capital City Rotary Club is currently conducting a membership drive and is seeking people from the community that are interested in helping others with service above self. Please contact membership chairman Jim Spain at wjspain@comcast.net.

Bone Builders is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at Immanuel Church on Grover Street. Contact the Friends Program at 228-1193 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 the Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. Visit ConcordACA@gmail.com.

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet 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 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.

Please remember all veterans on Veterans Day this Saturday and throughout the year.




WEST SIDE‘The Great Catsby’ show

The 31st annual Concord Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration scheduled for Nov. 24 is in need of donations and sponsors. Any businesses or individuals who have made pledges or who is willing to make a donation are asked to contact Dick Patten by phone at 496-2917 or by sending your donation to 30 Pinewood Trail. Your donation is appreciated and is needed to keep this tradition going. This community event includes fireworks, music, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides and Santa Claus!

Last chance to purchase tickets to attend “The Great Catsby” at the Kimball Jenkins Estate. On Saturday 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 by the Wednesday deadline, call 856-8756, ext. 224, or email scamara@popememorialspca.org.

There will be a municipal election held Tuesday and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Concord voters. West side residents should go to the following locations: Ward 2 – West Congregational Church Hall, Ward 3 – Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Ward 4 – Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord and Ward 5 – Green Street Community Center. For more information, contact the clerk’s office at 225-8500.

The Concord Public Library offers a Lego Club which gives Lego fans a chance to create with other builders on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Each month, participants will be given a new building challenge and chance to make friends! For more info, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

The Center for Health Promotion at Concord Hospital is offering a class called Bones and Balance on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Learn the top ten tips for managing osteoporosis. Dress comfortably as you will be moving during class. The cost to attend is $10. For more information or to register, call 230-7300 or go to concordhospital.org.

Happy Birthday, Paula Cantara!




SOUTH ENDN.H. Open Doors events

English Country Dance meets the second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at the West End Ward House, 41 West St. Beginner friendly, all dances are instructed, live music and no partner necessary. This month’s dance will be Nov. 12. Here are the future dates: Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10.

The Capital Quilters Guild will be holding its next meeting on Friday, at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be downstairs. In honor of Veterans Day, the speaker will be Patricia Cummings, doing a presentation on her collection of vintage Sweetheart Pillows from WWI and WWII. Cost for non-members is $5.

Come search high and low for a seat at Gibson’s Bookstore on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., as Nathan J. Searles, Master Herbalist, helps you in your foraging for reishi mushrooms!

If you love craft beer, independent film and local music, this the event of the season! Now you can buy your SNOB tickets and passes online or in person at the Red River Theatres box office Thursday through Sunday! What can you look forward to at this year’s fest? International, shorts, kids, beer, music and relationships for starters. Visit redrivertheatres.org for more information and to purchase tickets or passes. Follow all the updates on the SNOB Film Festival website and social media at snobfilmfestival.com, twitter.com/snobfilmfest and facebook.com/SNOBFilmFestival.

He was on America’s Got Talent this season. He’s got 180,000-plus fans on Facebook and more than 40 million views on YouTube – including his acclaimed version of Lorde’s “Royals,” Sia’s “Chandelier” and other pop favorites. Puddles Pity Party has toured extensively in the U.S. including multiple sold out shows at Joe’s Pub in NYC, the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco and the legendary Troubadour in LA and comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Concord Recreation Programs are gearing up for another fun and educational season of classes. You can try ice skating lessons for ages 4 to adult, pre-season basketball for age 4 through second-graders, free CHS Basketball Coaching Clinic for ages 18 and up and Gentle Yoga for ages 18 and up. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more information.

Mr. James Wright will be reading from and discussing his newest release Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. He will entertain questions from the guests, and afterward, will be available to sign books at The Bridges House. Light lunch items, snacks and refreshments will be served before his program commences.

Make the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden one of your stops during N.H. Open Doors – the statewide touring and shopping event today. Stop by and check out the wonderful selection of paintings, pottery, indoor and outdoor sculpture, handmade jewelry and mobiles. Come to Wednesday’s Wisdom Potluck from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art. Apples & Eves speaker Any Jones, from St. Paul’s School will be in attendance. Did Eve really eat an apple? Did Johnny Appleseed really scatter apple seeds? What’s so American about apple pie? What is it about apples that has entranced the imagination of painters and poets, cooks and theologians? Join us for this fascinating discussion. Free and open to the public. This is a potluck with “bring-your-own” alcohol.

There’s even more art this Wednesday with “Through Our Eyes, How Nature Journaling Inspires Us.” It’s a free watercolor nature journal exhibit with a reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the N.H. Audubon’s, McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road. Artists will be present at the opening with their journals and be available to talk with people about the process of nature journaling with watercolor. For questions, call 224-9909, ext. 318. Come back on Nov. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for “Kettle of One: Following the Broad-winged Hawk Migration by Bicycle.” Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Eric Masterson began to plan his own bicycle journey following five GPS-tagged birds on their flight south, leaving N.H. in September 2016 and arriving at the Panama Canal in March. Call 225-9909, ext. 313 with questions.

On Saturday, go out of your way and call, email or just walk up to a veteran and say thank you! You’ll both feel great! A big thank you from me especially to Charles F. Siletti, Maureen Rinehart, Ray Sanger, Lewis C. Briggs, Daniel Briggs and Harry T. Miller!