Concord Town Crier for Jan. 21, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018
PENACOOKRead ‘The Last Mile’

The Penacook Branch Library book club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library on Merrimack Street. The book selected for this meeting is The Last Mile by David Baldacci. Please feel free to join this discussion whether or not you have read the book. Future books and meeting dates are always posted at the library.

The Penacook Community Center Senior Program will be hosting a class, Blood Pressure and Lifestyle Connections, on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Boscawen Town Hall. Learn your numbers, manage your numbers and learn some new tips for healthy living. Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion is the sponsor for this class. There will be light refreshments. For more information, please contact Kristen at 753-9700 or KristenPK@penacookcommunitycenter.org.



EAST SIDEDonate to church clothing drive

The last performance of Tru, an award-winning play about Truman Capote, will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Hatbox Theatre, located at the Steeplegate Mall. For more information and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

On Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., Fritz Lang’s film M will be shown in the Sweeney Auditorium at NHTI. This is a special event with a live musical score. This film is open to the public and a $10 donation is suggested. NHTI students will be admitted for free with a valid I.D. For more information, call 271-6484 or visit nhti.edu.

Members and friends of the East Congregational Church are reminded that donations are still needed for the Epilepsy Foundation clothing drive. Contact the church at 224-9242 for more information.

Concord Grange 322 will hold executive committee meetings as necessary in January and February. The next regular meeting will be March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Dick Patten at 496-2197 for more information.

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

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics 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.

Bone Builders meets from 10 to 11 a.m. at Immanuel Community church on Grover Street. Contact the Friends Program at 228-1193 for more information.

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




WEST SIDEBlack Ice Pond Hockey Tournament returns

The City of Concord and the Black Ice Pond Hockey Committee invites everyone to join in for the 8th Annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament starting Friday at White Park. For tournament divisions and schedules, visit blackicepondhockey.com.

The Friends Program, 202 N. State St., is offering a Friends Youth Mentor Program Orientation on Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person; be a mentor. The first step is coming to one of the monthly orientations that will introduce you the program and outline what’s involved. For more information or to register, visit friendsprogram.org.

The Good Life Programs & Activities, 254 N. State St., book sale starts Monday and grows from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday and on Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public. For more information, call 228-6630.

The Center for Health Promotion is offering a class titled Soups, Stews, and Crockpot Meals that will be held on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $19. For more information or to register, visit concordhospital.org or call 230-7300.

The Concord Public Library is offering a Code Camp Concord on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This group follows the Free Code Camp Curriculum. So if you are stuck with the FCC materials, interested in programming, want to hone your existing web development skills or want to change career tracks, stop by and code with others! This group is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill sets. For more information, call 225-8670.




SOUTH ENDDiscover watch program in the neighborhood

The South End invites all its residents to a Neighborhood Watch Discovery Meeting on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the library. This meeting with the Concord Police Department’s Lt. Thomas will present information and he will take questions after his presentation. Time permitting, there will discussion as to which direction to proceed as there are several ways to form a Neighborhood Watch. This is a very important plan in preserving safety, property and our cherished way of life in the South End. Don’t let the other guy do this. Get involved! Please contact Tim Dillon at 545-2054, if you plan to come. Thanks for caring for our neighborhood!

You are invited to join Red River Theatres at 8 a.m. on Tuesday as we see who will be nominated this year for an Academy Award. The announcements will be televised in Simchik Cinema on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. (the Academy hasn’t set the final time yet). Complimentary coffee and bagels from The Works will be available, as well dresses and other fashionable attire on sale at Lilise Designer Resale. They will also start selling tickets for Red Carpet Oscar Party on March 4 starting on Tuesday! Tickets are $60 regular and $55 for members! Come by the breakfast and then buy your ticket to Hollywood’s biggest night and Red River Theatres’ big fundraising event! Red River Theatres presents Darkest Hour, The Shape Of Water and Lady Bird through Thursday.

At the Capitol Center for the Arts this month Friday, Paula Poundstone; Saturday, The MET: Live in HD: Tosca, Jan. 28: State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Sleeping Beauty; Jan. 30: School Series: Clementine.

This month at the Hatbox, go see Music Out of the Box on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. featuring David Ross, Spanish music on acoustic guitar. On Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m., enjoy Boggis Comedy Presents. Join professional comedian Greg Boggis and his guests as they explore life through stand-up comedy. Greg brings talented comedians from N.H., Boston and beyond to play with Concord-area audiences. Then, Feb. 2 through 18, enjoy Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth stirs up trouble on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Reserve your seat in the midst of the battlefield where ambition, temptation, and the supernatural lay siege to Scotland.

SCRAP is the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program that engages volunteers who work with professional archaeologists to investigate sites around New Hampshire that help tell the story of past residents. Join them on Thursday at 7 p.m. at N.H. Audubon’s McLane Center at 84 Silk Farm Road. Contact Ruth Smith at 224-9909, ext. 313 or email rsmith@nhaudubon.org with questions.

Join Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., at 7 p.m. on Wednesday to discover a selection of new local authors from the New Hampshire writing community! What’s your preference? This evening we will have murder, fantasy and finding inner serenity to choose from, as Jeffrey L. Diamond, Steven Szmyt and Maresha Ducharme present their books.

Go to at Gibson’s on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy an exhilarating and darkly comical exploration of migration and borders from an Albanian who grew up in Hoxha’s madhouse, longing to cross to Greece. He was only to find another seam of absurdities and disappointments on his eventual arrival. Gazmend Kapllani presents his story in A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth.

Make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person and be a mentor. The first step is attending an orientation that will introduce you to the Friends Program Youth Mentoring Program and outline what’s involved. There are orientations this Tuesday and Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 202 N. State St. Step up and step in to help a needy child. Call 228-0108 for more information.