Concord Crier for Dec. 24, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017
PENACOOK Enjoy a Christmas service by candlelight

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Pastor Jerry McCann will share the message of joy, hope and peace during the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at United Church of Penacook. For more information, you can call 753-4072 or visit ucpnh.org for directions to the church, located at 21 Merrimack St. All are welcome to join the festivities!



EAST SIDE Rotary seeks members

The Hatbox Theatre will feature “Music Out of the Box” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. “Boggis Comedy Presents” will be featured on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., “TheatreSports Improv” will be performing. For more information on these shows or tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

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 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 at wspain@comcast.net.

Bone Builders is held from 10 a.m. 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.

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. Call Dick Patten at 496-2917 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 in the Concord Library. Writers of all genres are welcome. Call 224-1715 or email clweeeden@comcast.net for more information.

Happy holidays to everyone.




WEST SIDE Rink open for skating

The Everett Arena will be open this week Tuesday through Saturday for public ice skating from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and children under three are free. Skate rentals are also available for $5. For more information, call 228-2784.

The Concord Public Library is offering Disney karaoke on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Bring your family and friends, and sing along with some favorite Disney tunes! For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering Simple Strength Fitness on Mondays and Thursdays starting Jan. 4. You can choose from 9 to 9:30 a.m. or 10 to 10:30 a.m. for this seven-week session. The cost for the program is $25 and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit concordhospital.org or call 230-7300.

There will be no trash and recycling collected Monday (Christmas Day) due to the holiday. All routes will be moved one day forward to conclude on Saturday with Friday’s route.

Have a safe and wonderful Christmas!




SOUTH END Trash collection pushed

“Granite State Theatre Sports” will be at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, on Saturdays, Dec. 30, Feb. 24, 2018, April 21, 2018 (the playoffs) and Aug. 11, 2018 (the championship) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for members, seniors and students, $12 for senior members. Tickets can be pre-ordered at hatboxnh.com. This is a once in a lifetime experience that you do not want to miss because no two shows are alike! Audience suggestions make each show unique. Watch as these two improvisational teams square off in an intellectual battle that could leave some players with bruised egos and battered brains as these two teams compete for the most points. They can’t think of a better way to kick off your New Year’s weekend than sharing a night of laughter with friends and family at the Hatbox.

On Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., Mark Shilansky and friends will perform jazz and Americana music at the Hatbox Theatre as part of the ongoing concert series, “Music Out of the Box.” Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, $12 for senior members. Music runs in the family. Webster natives Mark Shilansky (keyboards, vocals) and Neil Shilansky (drums, keyboards) come Home for the Holidays, along with another Granite State native, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Rob Duquette, for this special performance. Music Out of the Box is a new series of concerts covering multiple genres including jazz, classical, pop, soul and country. The artists come from as close as Concord and as far away as Nashville. The concerts are once a month on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

The beautiful Concord Steeples poster is now available until Saturday for purchase for $25. Please email info@intownconcord.org if you would like to come by the office and pick one up!

Christmas Day is a trash holiday. Trash and recycling collection for Monday will be postponed until the following day. Collection for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day through Saturday.

In case you get cabin fever after Christmas, check out the library. The Video Game Club will meet on Thursday, just for kids and teens, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come play Wii U games and hang out. Also try Disney karaoke on Tuesday from 12:30 to 4 p.m.; family storytime Wednesday 9:30 to 10 a.m.; STEAM Team on Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m. and Paws For Pages Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Now, go back to wondering what your “new toys” will be whether you’re 8 or 80. Love your family. Drink some cocoa. Breathe. If you’re going to church, feel it in a new way. It’s really a birthday party! Have some gingerbread men for breakfast and savor and cherish Christmas morning! Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Nollaig shona, Prettige Kerstdagen, Krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuvakamana, kala christougenna / kala xristougenna, Feliz Natal!, shèng dàn kuài lè, Christmas Id Mubarak, Khasy India Krismas basuk, naragsak a paskua, Naragsak nga paskua kon barung nga tawon, Nollaig Chridheil, Maa-yong Paskwa, Natal ni shub kaamnao, Krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuvakamana, Kuwa na Krismasi njema, Srechan Bozhich and a happy and blessed Christmas to all! Fa-la-la-la-la!