Concord Town Crier for Feb. 4, 2018

Saturday, February 03, 2018
PENACOOK Senior center events

The Penacook Community Center Senior Program will be hosting a class, Blood Pressure and Lifestyle Connections, on Monday 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.

In addition to the class, the Penacook Community Center Senior Program has a busy week scheduled: Monday – Bone Builders and lunch; Tuesday – Bingo, Tai Ji Quan and Crafty Creations; Wednesday – Footsteps for Fitness and a Red Hatters lunch; Thursday – WII golf and bowling, Tai Ji Quan; and Friday – Bone Builders and Shuffleboard. For more information about any of the PCC Senior Activities, please contact Kristen at kristenpk@penacookcommunitycenter.org or call 753-9700.

Penacook Community Center reminds that February vacation is just around the corner. They will be open with many fun activities, trips, and more! For more information about the PCC February Vacation Camp, please call 753-9700 or contact jsmith@penacookcommunitycenter.org.



EAST SIDE Monday farmers market

Concord Grange 322 will have a special meeting for those interested in helping with the planning for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for March 31 at Heights Keach Park, Newton Avenue entrance. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. with children divided into several age categories. The event will be held according to field conditions at Keach Park. Please call Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information. The Grange members are reminded to send Secret Cards for Valentine’s Day. The Grange will resume meetings on March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

All are invited to come and enjoy a free community pancake breakfast at East Congregational Church on Feb.11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 51 Mountain Road, 3/10 mile north of Interstate 93, Exit 16. Morning worship follows at 10 a.m. For questions, go to eastchurchucc.org or call 224-9242.

Members and friends of East Congregational Church are reminded that donations are still needed for the Epilepsy Foundation clothing drive. Contact the church at 224-242 for more information.

Performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will take place at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall through Feb. 18. For more information on this show and others and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

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, 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. on Wednesdays and Fridays at Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street. Contact the Friends Program at 228-1193 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 Public Library. Writers of all genres are welcome. Call 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.




WEST SIDE Pond hockey puck drops

The City of Concord and the Black Ice Pond Hockey Committee invites everyone join in for the eighth Annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament which has been rescheduled and will start this Friday at White Park. For tournament divisions and schedules, visit blackicepondhockey.com.

The Concord Public Library has free tax forms and instruction booklets available. The 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ tax forms have arrived and are available for pickup. If you need copies of other forms, ask at the reference desk for available options. For more information or to receive assistance with filling out forms, visit the library tab on concordnh.gov or call 225-8670.

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is teaming up with Riverbend Community Mental Health to offer a titled, SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder on Feb. 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. Often thought of as the “Winter Blues,” Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that tends to happen in the fall and winter months. In this workshop, participants will gain greater insight into the causes of SAD, its symptoms, and various treatment options. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. For more information or register, call 230-7300.

The Concord Hospital Trust is having their 13th annual Heart of the Grape Wine Tasting Benefit fundraiser on Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. Your registration fee or charitable gift to the event supports the Genetic Counseling Program at Concord Hospital Breast Care Center. Tickets start at $40 and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend. For more information or to register, call 227-7162.

The Everett Arena will be but open for public skating today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 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.

Happy 13th birthday to my son, Jacob Plante!

Go Patriots!




SOUTH END Quilters Guild to meet

The Capital Quilters Guild will hold its next meeting on Friday at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The topic will be Rule the Rulers, where members will demonstrate how to use a variety of quilting rulers. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. All are welcome!

How many kids get to live out their fantasy and become Harry Potter, be seen on TV on in more than 130 countries, and have the title of the world’s “youngest” professional illusionist? Well, that’s what happened to 12-year-old Kadan Bart Rockett and his 10-year-old sister Brooklyn, when they were finalists on last season’s America’s Got Talent. They left Simon Cowell “speechless.” This 90-minute show is perfect for the entire family. (Watch carefully: One of the illusions will include special guest performers from Concord Dance Academy!) Enjoy them at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden is pleased to be exhibiting work by several gallery artists at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art Mansion through March 30. The Kimball Jenkins School of Art is located on 266 N. Main St., and is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan to visit and see their fine selection of paintings, pottery and sculptures.

Step Ahead Learning Center is now registering for the 2018-19 school year. Step Ahead offers traditional preschool programming for children ages 2 to 5 in a loving and supportive environment. Call 228-4466 or visit stepaheadlearning.org to schedule a tour.

Storytime special guest author Eric Pinder visits to share his new picture book The Perfect Pillow on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. In his strange new room on his big new bed, Brody tosses and turns, holding his stuffed dragon named Horst. His parents can’t help him fall asleep, so he has no choice to go out and search for a better bed. Is it a squirrel’s nest? A cloud? A rowboat on a pond? No, the moon is too bright, and the croaking frogs are too loud, so there’s nothing for it but to go back home and jump into his big new bed, where a friendly dragon makes a perfect pillow. Young readers will enjoy floating along with Brody and Horst in this friendly nocturnal adventure with all the makings of a bedtime classic. Eric Pinder is the author of If All the Animals Came Inside and How to Share with a Bear, and other books for children, and he also has written several books about mountains and weather for adults.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., go to the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall and enjoy Tales Told. Authentic voices sharing true tales of the human experience. Inspired by The Moth series, audience members will put their name in a hat and will be called up at random to tell a true, original story. Audience members will act as judges with a winner to be announced at the end of the evening. For more information about the process and the monthly theme, please go to talestoldproductions.com. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Discovering Magic will be presented. Back after sold out shows in Portsmouth, this “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Andrew Pinard is a showman with an engaging presence. There’s lots of sleight of hand, seemingly psychic or supernatural bits, and some truly mesmerizing feats. The magic is there, but the real key to this show is Pinard’s warmth, his skill at insinuating a sense of friendship.

Intown Concord, which brings you Market Days, Midnight Merriment, Halloween Howl and a lot more, is a nonprofit organization, which means they rely on volunteers, donations and the kindness of strangers to keep them up and running! Our office is in need of a large white board for our event planning needs. If anyone has one and would be willing to donate to our office, please contact info@intownconcord.org. Thank you!

The South End hosted a successful informational meeting on a Neighborhood Watch last week. Many thanks to Concord’s Finest for all the great guidance. We will start this program with an empty canvas awaiting your input and support. You can do a little or a lot. Our format can include safety, support for our elderly or homebound, prevention, celebrations, education and a better, safer, more connected neighborhood. Please stay tuned for another planning meeting this month.