Concord Crier for Dec. 10, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
PENACOOK Sign up for vacation fun

Join the Friends of the Penacook Branch Library Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. for its annual children’s winter program, which will include read-alouds, crafts and refreshments. This is also a good time to stock up on books to read over the school vacation week.

Penacook Community Center would also like to remind you that December School Vacation Week is fast approaching and it is time to sign up your children at the center for fun-filled activities. You can call 753-9700 for more information.



EAST SIDE Put joy and hope back into holiday season

Immanuel Community Church, 5 Grover St.,will host Pastors Scott 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. The program will take place tonight and next Sunday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 785-6126.

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

The Women’s Fellowship of East Congregational Church at 51 Mountain Road will hold its annual Christmas party on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. A children’s Christmas pageant will be presented at the church during the worship service at 10 a.m. next Sunday. All are welcome. For questions or directions, call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org. The church will hold a service on Christmas Eve at 10 a.m. and a family friendly candlelight service at 7 p.m. Contact the church by phone or visit the website for more information.

Members and friends of the East Congregational Church are reminded that donations for the Epilepsy Foundation clothing drive is ongoing throughout the year. Contact the church at 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org.

The Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall presents Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol through next Sunday. “Discovering Magic” will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

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 St. Contact the Friends Program at 228-1193 for more information.

The Concord Grange Executive Committee will meet in January and February to transact any business that needs to be acted upon. Regular meetings will resume March 26 at 6:30 p.m. At the Grange’s Christmas dinner new secret pals were selected and new members were welcomed. Call Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more 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 at 10 a.m. in the Shakespeare Room at the Concord Library. Writers of all genres are welcome. Call 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.




WEST SIDE Learn about estate tax

The GoodLife Programs and Activities, 254 N. State St., is offering a session on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. about taxes. What exactly is the “death tax,” and do I (or my family) need to worry about it? Join local Concord lawyer Tina Annis of Annis & Zellers PLLC for an important discussion about taxes. There has been much discussion in the news recently about the so-called “death tax.” Find out what it is, how it might apply to your family, and possible changes on the horizon. This presentation will also include information about gift taxes, and help you determine how much money you can safely give to your loved ones without worrying about taxation. Finally, you will learn how your heirs and your estate might be taxed after your death, and planning opportunities which can help to minimize those taxes. The cost to attend is $5 and registration is required. For more information or to register, email info@goodlifenh.org or call 228-6630.

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

The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County is offering 50 percent off adoption fees for adult pets during the month of December. Visit the wide selection of pets available for adoption, from cats and dogs, to rabbits, guinea pigs, and even chinchillas! For more information, go to popememorialspca.org or call 856-8756.

The Concord Public Library is offering a talk on winter hiking in New Hampshire. On Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Allison Driscoll of Trail to Summit will talk about the basics of heat management and clothing options, skills, preparation, gear, physical conditioning, nutrition, safety and more. Driscoll will give you an inside look into her own experience hiking New Hampshire’s highest peaks in winter. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 2.

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.

Happy Birthday James W. Spain II and Carol Goward!




SOUTH END Streets closed for Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Daniel Webster Council’s second annual Golden Doe award was held recently at Camp Carpenter in Manchester. The award this year was presented to Tracy Warner and recognized her as an exceptional woman in the scouting program. She has served Troop 86 of Wesley Methodist Church in many capacities in her many years of service.

Hats off to the junior members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21 who participated in the 17th annual FEZtival of Trees this season at the Bektash Shrine Center in Concord to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Six Junior Auxiliary members, ages 4 to 8 years old, volunteered to decorate a donated Christmas tree for this event. The theme of their tree was: “Who’s your Hero?” Their tree featured a red, white and blue theme and military-style decorations.

Symphony N.H. presents Holiday Pops at the Audi today at 3 p.m. Also featured is Act of Congress. Tickets start at $18, free youth tickets, $10 student tickets, and senior discounts are available. Call 595-9156 or visit symphonynh.org for tickets and more information.

The Capitol Center for the Arts announces the 2017-18 MET: Live in HD broadcast series. The lineup includes Hansel and Gretel on Dec. 30. Tosca on Jan. 27, L’Elisir D’Amore on Feb. 10, La Boheme on Feb. 26, Semiramide on March 12, Cosi Fan Tutte on March 3, Luisa Miller on April 16 and Cendrillon on April 28. Tickets are $15 to $26. Season subscriptions also available.

Fun and recreation doesn’t stop with the colder weather. Check out some of the Concord Parks and Recreation programs online at concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690. Ice skating lessons are available for ages 4 and up. Concord Nordic Bill Koch League are available for for grades kindergarten through fifth. A holiday gift workshop is available for ages 8 to 13. Basketball is available for age 4 through 12th grade.

There will be a street closure for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis today from 9 a.m. to noon. The race begins and ends at Rundlett Middle School and affects Norwich, Birch, and Clinton streets and Iron Works Road. The race is hosted by the Arthritis Foundation and begins at 10 a.m. Maybe you should be in the race!

This Friday at 7:15 p.m., tune in to Concord’s All-Volunteer Radio Station, WICX 102.7 Hope FM, for Christmas at the Cathedral. Hear the combined choirs enhance your season with selections from Handel’s Messiah. You may recognize one of the hosts.

The spin of the dreidel, the warmth of the light, may your Chanukah be happy, healthy and bright! Happy Chanukah! Moadim l’simcha!