Concord Town Crier for March 4, 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018
PENACOOKFair vendors needed

United Church of Penacook is looking for crafters and product vendors for their indoor/outdoor Spring Fair, to be held April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces can be rented inside for $20 ($5 extra for a table) and outside for $10. Fair proceeds will support the food pantry at the church, located at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street. If you have any questions, please call 753-9246 or email SpringFair@ucpnh.org.



EAST SIDEEaster Eggstravanza

The N.H. Writers Project Hatbox Readings will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre located at the Steeplegate Mall. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change will be performed through March 18. For more information or tickets, visit hatboxnh.com.

The Wings of Knowledge program at NHTI will be presenting Jeffrey Ryan, author of Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Sweeney Auditorium. The program 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, is hosting a study on Prayer on Saturdays in Lent from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Richard Foster’s book Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home will e read and discussed in a casual, friendly setting. Please call 224-9236 for more information.

The Central N.H. Storytellers Guild will be meeting March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. All storytellers and listeners are welcome.

ConcordTV will be holding their Easter Eggstravanza March 16 to 18 at the Bektash Temple at 189 Pembroke Road. Visit yourconcordtv.org for more details.

The 2018 Brigade Lecture Series will commence with a program entitled “The Artistry of the Isles of Shoals – Celia Thaxter’s Salon” by Ann Beattie, Independent Shoals Historian on March 22 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane. For more information, call 225-4558 or visit piercemanse.org.

The Community Players of Concord will be holding auditions for their next production Shakespeare in Hollywood on March 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Players Studio on Josiah Bartlett Road. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org for more information.

Concord Grange 322 will hold special meeting for those interested in helping with the planning of the annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 31 in Keach Park. The children will be divided into several age categories. The event will be held according to field conditions at Keach Park. The Grange will resume regular meetings on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W.Hall, 48 Airport Road. For more information, contact Dick Patten at 496-2917.

Members and friends of East Congregational Church are reminded that donations are still being accepted for the Epilepsy Foundation Clothing Drive. Contact 224-9242 for more information.

There is a farmers market every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Concord Rehabilitation Services. For more information, call Jim at 492-4203.

The Concord Chapter of Adult children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families will meet Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. Email Concord ACA@gmail.com for more information.

Bone Builders meets 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 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 SIDEHow to help anxious pet

Concord TV is looking for donations of Easter Baskets and Silent Auction items for the third annual Easter Eggstravaganza which will be held March 16 to 18. Donations are being collected now and all proceeds will benefit the Concord TV Equipment Fund. For more information on how to donate, call 226-8872 or visit yourconcordtv.org. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase at the door.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., celebrate International Women’s Day and honor U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster with the Hall of Femme Award, while enjoying the Academy-Award-nominated animated film The Breadwinner. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family. Call Red River Theatre to reserve your seat at 224-4600. Tickets $10.

The Concord Public Library is offering an option for book lovers at the True Brew Barista (3 Bicentennial Square) on Wednesday. Join others in the new, low-pressure book club! Chat about what you’ve been reading, and listen to suggestions and recommendations from other readers. There are no assigned books in this group; just come and share your latest reads! They will talk books from 6 to 7 p.m. and mingle from 7 to 8 p.m. Library staff will be on hand to take notes and, will share the group’s recommendations in the library newsletter. For more information, call 225-8670.

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a Sibling Preparation Class on March 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is for children aged 3 to 7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. The cost to attend is $10. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County is offering a workshop: “How Can I Help My Anxious Dog?” on March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Does your dog seem distressed by loud noises, going to the vet, or being left alone? Certified dog trainer Helen St. Pierre, of No Monkey Business Dog Training, will offer strategies and recommendations to help your dog enjoy life a little more. Sponsored by the Petco Foundation. Limited to 20 people (no pets); the cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, call 856-8756, ext. 224.

Happy 50th birthday Maggie Kastle!




SOUTH ENDCelebrate Chorale 50th

English Country Dance meets March 11 and the second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at the West End Ward House, 41 West St. Beginner friendly, all dances are instructed, live music and no partner necessary.

Today is the last Sunday Public Ice Skating Session at the Douglas N. Everett Arena from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 (kids ages 3 and under are free) and skate rentals are available in the pro shop for $5. The last Weekday Public Ice Skating Session is March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Concord Chorale will celebrate its 50th anniversary season with a gala concert of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Joined by professional orchestra and soloists, as well as the Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra of Phillips Exeter Academy, the Chorale will present Mozart’s beloved “Great Mass” in C minor, K. 427, alongside symphonic and other choral works. Tickets are $25. They perform today at 3 p.m. at Capitol Center for the Arts.

It’s time to climb the tree, the family tree! Learn at the “Genealogy Workshop: Immigration and Naturalization – Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors” on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com or call 856-0621. The cost is $35 members, $50 nonmembers. They meet at the N.H. Historical Society, 30 Park St.

Enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the big screen. Tickets are on sale now for this May 18 show.

Books & Brew will be at True Brew Barista on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mutual Funds for Dummies, a 2 Part Series, will be offered on Thursday from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the N.H. Federal Credit Union, 47 N. Main St. Non-attendance will result in the forfeiture of your seat reservation fee. Part 2 will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m.

Since 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini to best antiques shop and everything in between. Voting in these categories takes place through March 16. The online-only ballot is the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that New Hampshire has to offer. Come on, South End, there are lots of places in town that deserve your vote. Don’t forget South End businesses and business owners. Visit nhmagazine.com/Best-of-NH for more information.

The Capital Quilters Guild will hold its next meeting on Friday at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St. Concord. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The topic will be “Looking Great Dresden Plate” presented by Michele Banton. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. All are welcome!

SoupFest is about the 35 plus Soups, the artisan breads and desserts, the artisan bowls, the music, the camaraderie, the laughter and knowing that a community has come together to help those most in need. SouperFest is Saturday at the Rundlett School. This community-wide event now welcomes over 800 people for an afternoon FunFest including bouncy house, music and games, cotton candy, popcorn and more; and an evening SoupFest featuring delicious homemade soups, artisan breads and desserts. SouperFest raises public awareness of CCEH and our work to end homelessn ess in this community, while raising funds to support ALL of our important programs. We hope to raise $40,000 this year – Please join them For FunFest from 2 to 5 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m for SoupFest!

You won’t be reading this column at the right time next Sunday, March 11, if you don’t remember to set your clocks forward – Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Yes, it really is here again and so will be the well lit evenings! I wouldn’t want you to miss a week!