Concord Crier for Feb. 11, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018
PENACOOK Meet representatives

City Councilor Allan Herschlag and state Rep. Paul Henle will hold a Ward 2 meeting at the Newell Post Restaurant on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Topics of discussion will include an update on proposals for development off Exit 17 on Whitney Road; status of the low-income Tannery apartment project; the city budget, including a shifting of golf course expenses; a surcharge on car registration fees to pay for parking garage maintenance; road paving projects; leaf pick-up; form-based code changing zoning codes; and State House issues that affect Ward 2 residents. Please bring your concerns and questions.



EAST SIDE Dig into a pancake meal

All are invited to come and enjoy a free community pancake breakfast today from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road. Morning worship follows at 10 a.m. For information, visit eastchurch.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 224-9242 for more information.

Central N.H. Storytelling Guild will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. All storytellers are listeners are welcome.

NHTI’s Film society will be celebrating the 55th anniversary of Fellini’s with a showing of the film at 7 p.m.on Friday in the Sweeney Auditorium. The film is open to the public and a $5 donation is suggested. NHTI students are admitted for free with a valid student I.D. For more information, call 271-6484, ext. 4001, or visit nhti.edu.

On Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge will be presenting Kenneth Walsh from the N.H. State Fire Marshal’s Office who will speak on building codes and regulations that impact emergency preparedness and response during a disaster. The talk is free and open to the public, with refreshments to follow. For more information, call 230-4028 or visit nhti.edu/wings.

Immanuel Community Church, a Christ-centered church on the Concord Heights, will host a study on prayer on four Saturday in Lent starting Saturday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Richard Foster’s book “Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home” will be read and discussed in a casual, friendly setting. Please call 224-9238 for more information.

Members of Grange 322 are reminded to send Secret Cards of Valentine’s Day. The Grange will hold a special meeting for those interested in helping with the planning for the annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 31 at Keach Park. 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. The Grange will resume meetings March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will continue at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall through Feb. 18. For more information about this show and other presentations and tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

There is a farmers market every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 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 will meet Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 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 for more information.




WEST SIDE Time to hit the court

Join the Frank Monahan Foundation today at Bishop Brady High School to help raise money for the James Ceriello Scholarship. The annual Fore The Kids Basketball Showcase will feature some of the best prep school basketball teams in the country. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are valid for all five basketball games which start at noon. For more information, visit frankmonahanfoundation.org.

The GoodLife Programs & Activities, 254 N. State St., is having Valentine’s Day Social on Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Granite Ledges, they will have music, some games and our 50/50 raffle. All goodies will be provided by the great Chef Chris from Granite Ledges. Bring your honey or come with your friends and have a lovely time. The cost to attend is $5 and registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register, call 228-6630.

The Concord Public Library is offering Toddler Tales on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Blanchard Room. Designed for children 2 to 3 years of age with a parent or caregiver, Toddler Tales offers fun activities to help your toddler prepare to learn to read. Together, you and your toddler will share stories, songs, finger rhymes and movement to stimulate your child’s mind and senses. For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

Performing on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium is Christopher Durang’s refreshing comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years, winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the New York Critics’ Drama Circle Award. Ticket prices range from $16 to $18. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact communityplayersofconcord.org.

The Chronic Pain Support Group of Greater Concord will meet Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant St. If you live in pain you may find help and hope by attending this group, which is sponsored by the nonprofit U.S. Pain Foundation. Learn from each other, from speakers and from resources. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For more information, visit uspainfoundation.org or call 540-3119.




SOUTH END Watching our neighborhood

Come Monday at 6:30 p.m. to Chen Yang Li’s, 520 South St., just over the Bow line for the Neighborhood Watch Organizational Meeting. There’s a role for everyone. Regarding last month’s informational meeting, they’d like to thank Lt. John Thomas and Sgt. Barrett Moulton of the Concord Police Community Policing Department for being so informative and helpful. Nine signed up for walking their neighborhood, two signed up as contacts but none signed up for secretary of the group. How about you? Please join them tomorrow and come hungry!

There are two N.H. DOT public meetings regarding the widening of Interstate 93 in Concord. See Local & State, B1, for details. The first meeting is Wednesday at the Bow Memorial School Cafeteria, 20 Bow Center Road, and the second on Thursday at N.H. DOT, 7 Hazen Drive. Both are at 7 p.m. and are preceded by an open house at 5 p.m.

On Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., hear internationally recognized coach and New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Richardson, who has toured the world empowering others to make lasting change. “Waking Up in Winter” is the candid and revelatory account of how, at midlife, Richardson found renewed contentment and purpose through a heroic, inward journey.

Tickets for the March 4 Red Carpet Oscar Party are now on sale online, over the phone 224-4600, ext. 2, and in person at our box office. Tickets are $55 for members and $60 for all others. They are celebrating the Oscar season with a cool new partnership with Local Baskit, Concord’s own meal kit service. The selections are inspired by previous best picture nominees or winners: watch Rocky while feasting on Philly Cheesesteaks or head out to Red River to see The Shape Of Water and then enjoy Salmon En Papilote or tune in to Casablanca while munching on Moroccan Pizza. Current subscribers can make their selections now, and new subscribers can use the MOVIE coupon code for $20 off fresh or artisan level Baskits. Sponsorship/donor opportunities are still available for Red Carpet Oscar Party! Contact Angie or Katie for more information atinfo@redrivertheatres.org or 224-4600, ext. 4.

The N.H. Federal Credit Union, 47 N. Main St., presents Build Your Savings and Spending Plan on Monday from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Come to this class for tips and lessons to help you build your spending plan and enhance your savings skills. There is a nominal fee to reserve your seat which will be 100 percent refunded when you attend the class. Non-attendance will result in the forfeiture of your seat reservation fee. Class is open to the public. Register at eventbrite.com/e/build-your-savings-spending-plan-tickets-42496942499 or call Michele Perry at 224-7731.

Have you ever wondered why a loon’s eyes are red? Why do loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? What are loons saying with those eerie calls in the night? Join biologist Harry Vogel as he explains some of the unique adaptations of this iconic symbol of New Hampshire’s wild lakes. Harry will also discuss challenges facing loons, and their current status in New Hampshire at “The Current State of the Common Loon” on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the N.H. Audubon’s McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road. Tickets are $5 members, $7 non-members. Question? Contact Ruth Smith, 224-9909, ext. 313.

The Audi is hot this winter! Listings for February include the Community Players’ winter laugh therapy, Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. AMIT (that’s short for A Moment in Time) takes us back to the ‘50s with a promise to “rock the Audi” on Feb. 25. Plus, there’s a Sunday afternoon with the Abbot-Downing Historical Society and a Friends of the Audi meeting with a curtain project update. For more information on all Audi events is available online at theaudi.org and from David Murdo at 344-4747.

It’s a crazy calendar this year! Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday? Easter on April Fool’s Day? No matter what you celebrate remember your loved ones this week. Not just the romantic ones. Call an old friend, make it special for the young and old, treat yourself! Bil Keane said: “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything!” “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love,” said Maya Angelou. “Love if friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good times and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weakness,” from Ann Landers. Shakespeare put it this way, ” Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom.” Then again, perhaps Charles Schultz was dead on, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate, now and then, doesn’t hurt.” All I need are my Valentines, Charlie and Daniel (and a lot of dark chocolate!)