Concord crier for Dec. 3, 2017

Monday, December 04, 2017
PENACOOKRead with book club

The Penacook Branch Library book club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library on Merrimack Street. This month’s book is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. You are welcome to join the discussion whether or not you have read this book. Future books and meeting dates are always posted at the library.



EAST SIDERotary seeks members

Starting this Sunday at 5 p.m. and continuing the next two Sunday evenings, Immanuel Community Church will host Pastors Scot and Patricia Pope who will be leading “It’s Christmas, Be-loved,” a time of reinfusing joy, hope, and peace many remember only from Christmases long ago. For more information, call 785-0126. The church is located at 5 Grover St. on the Concord Heights.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., NHTI’s “Wings of Knowledge” will present Dr. Richard Smith, who will speak on silvopasture – “Cows feeding in the woods” – as well as other developments in the exciting field of sustainable agriculture. The presentation is free and will be held in the NHTI library. For more information, call 230-4028 or visit nhti.edu/wings.

On Friday at 7 p.m., the NHTI Film Society will present a double feature of the movies Paddle for the North and Kayaking the Aleutians in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium. There is a suggested $5 donation for the public and students will be admitted for free with a valid NHTI ID. For more information, call 271-6484, ext. 4101 or visit nhti.edu.

The Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall will be featuring Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol through Dec. 17. “Tales Told” will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. “Discovering Magic” will be featured on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

The Central N.H. Storytellers Guild will meet Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. Christmas goodies will be shared. All storytellers and listeners are welcome.

Members and friends of East Concord Church are reminded that donations for the Epilepsy Foundation clothing drive is ongoing throughout the year. 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 information, email WarnerRiverProduce@gmail.com or call Jim at 491-4283.

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

Bone Builders is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street. Contact the Friends Program at 228-1193 for more information.

Concord Grange 322 members will go to Veanos at the intersection of Route 3 and Sheep Davis Road for their annual Christmas Party at 6 p.m. The members are reminded to gift for their Secret Pal valued at $10. The members are also to bring a gift to exchange marked for man, woman or either for $10. The Grange Executive Committee will meet in January and February to transact any business that needs to be acted upon. Call Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meets Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. Email ConcordACA@gmail.com for more information.

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 Library. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. Call 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.




WEST SIDECelebrate the holidays

The Concord Chorale will celebrate the holiday season with “Behold, I Bring you Glad Tidings,” a presentation of works by Purcell, Buxtehude and Vivaldi. Concerts will be performed Friday at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St. Advance tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors. Students are free. Tickets also available at Gibson’s Bookstore and Merrimack County Savings Bank or visit concordchorale.org. At the door, tickets are $25 and $20.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord will hold its 44th TV Auction on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. View the auction live on ConcordTV Channel 6, 17, and 22 or by visiting centralnhclubs.org for live streaming. For more information, call 224-1061.

The Bishop Brady High School will be holding its 12th annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission and parking.

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 every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the visitor center at 271-2154.

The Zonta Club of Concord is holding its 27th annual Holiday Auction on Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. Silent and live auctions, wine raffle, Scratch Ticket Bonanza, and Grab ‘n Go Goodies and more. Enjoy good company, music, light appetizers and a cash bar, all while supporting Zonta Club of Concord’s scholarships and other programs to empower women. $15 cover charge. Reservations requested to ZontaHolidayAuction@gmail.com or call 753-6671.

The Concord City Auditorium will host the Symphony New Hampshire Holiday Pops Concert on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The tickets range from $18 to $49, senior discounts available, $10 student tickets, with children 15 and under are free. For more information or tickets visit symphonynh.org, call 595-9156. Tickets are also available at the door.

The Everett Arena is offering public skating today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 with children under three free. Skate rentals are available for $5. For more information, call 228-2784.

Capital Toastmasters will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, call 715-1881 or visit capital.toastmastersclubs.org.




SOUTH ENDChat over book or craft

The New England Irish Harp Orchestra returns to the Concord Public Library on Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. No registration required and it is free. We recommend arriving early; this program is always popular!

The performances of George Frederick Handel’s “Messiah” in Concord have been diverse and richly rewarding to its community members for many years. This is the 75th public performance of this great oratorio under the auspices of the Walker Lecture Fund. Come see it today. The warm-up is at 5:30 p.m and the performance is at 7 p.m. at South Congregational Church.

The Capital Quilters Guild will hold their holiday potluck dinner Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St. in Concord. Non-members are $5.

Learn how to make beautiful holiday lights and lanterns with upcycled bottles and jars on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library! We provide the supplies, but you are welcome to bring your own decorations as well. Children over the age of 12 are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult who will assist them. Each participant will be able to create two lanterns to take home. Class size is limited to 15. Register online, at the service desk, or by calling 225-8670, ext. 2.

Join other book lovers Wednesday at True Brew Barista at the library’s low-pressure book club, Books & Brew! Chat about what you’ve been reading, and listen to suggestions and recommendations from other readers. There are no assigned books. We’ll talk books from 6 to 7 p.m., and mingle from 7 to 8 p.m.

Creating Community Yarn/Craft Circle, 18 N. Main St., meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m. Knit, crochet, make jewelry, draw, color – bring whatever you are working on. We have yarn and needles for knitting and crocheting, drawing supplies and beading supplies. Our goal is to build community by bringing people together over shared interests.

Hatbox Theater presents A Christmas Carol. The production runs through Dec. 17, has continued to evolve and for 2017, the seating has been reconfigured in a way never before done at Hatbox with new cast members from two states (and a few returning local favorites). Enjoy Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

Bestselling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner invites families to share in the spirit of the season at a Holiday Celebration Concert at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St.