Concord Town Crier for March 25, 2018

Published: 3/23/2018 4:09:04 PM
PENACOOKJoin library book club

The Penacook Branch Library book club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library on Merrimack Street. This month’s book selection is The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. New members are always welcome whether or not you have read the book. Future books and meeting dates are posted at the library.

CHERYL STINSON

news03303@aol.com

EAST SIDEEaster sunrise service

Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street invites the public to its observances during Holy Week. On Thursday, there will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by Maundy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, the church sanctuary will be open for prayer and quiet reflection from noon to 3 p.m.

Members of Concord Grange 322 along with volunteers will be meeting at the I.B.E.W. Hall at 48 Airport Road at 4 p.m. Wednesday to stuff plastic eggs with candy donated by Target or prizes for the gold eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Keach Park (use Newton Avenue entrance). The hunt is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 10 with each child having an adult 18 years or older accompanying them. No smoking or dogs in the park, please. There will be a golden egg featuring a special prize in each category for boys and girls to find. If the field is muddy or covered with snow, the egg hunt will be postponed to April 7 at 11 a.m. Please call Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.

Concord Grange 322 will resume their meetings on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road. The Grange members are reminded to send their Secret Pals Easter cards. The Grange is making plans for their Community Awards Night on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the main hall of the I.B.E.W. Hall. The Grange will be honoring members for their years of membership. Refreshments will be served prior to and after the meetings.

All are invited to an Easter sunrise service to be held at Sugar Ball Bluff Park at 6:30 a.m. The park is located off East Side Drive between West Sugar Ball Road and I-393. The celebration will continue with a 10 a.m. worship service at East Church, 51 Mountain Road. An Easter Egg Hunt for children will follow the service. For questions or directions, call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org.

The Community Players production of Kid Cult Cosmology by Graham Techler will premier at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and will continue through April 15. Tales Told will take place on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Discovering Magic will be presented on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Hatbox Performance Lab on April 21. For more information or 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 492-4203.

The Concord Chapter of 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 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 228-1198 for more information.

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-4962.

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.

CHRIS WEEDEN

224-1715

clweeden@comcast.net

WEST SIDEAnnual Spring Social

The Greater Concord Home and Life Expo will be held today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Everett Arena. It is a one stop shopping experience for year round and second home owners who are planning spring and summer home improvement projects. Shop more than 70 exhibitors and register to win great prizes. Admission for adults is $5. Presented by New England Events. For more information, call 800-370-0817.

The YMCA will be holding their 14th annual Spring Social on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts and all proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by calling 228-9622 or visiting concordymca.org.

The GoodLife Programs & Activities is offering a program on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. titled “Talk to a Doc.” Seniors can go in and meet 18 N.H. Dartmouth Family Medicine physicians who are there to answer questions regarding: preventative screenings, diet/food health, as well as, cardiovascular health. It is free to attend but registration is required and finger foods will be provided. For more information or to register, call 228-6630.

The Pope Memorial SPCA is offering a Paint Night with Pets on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Paint and enjoy the companionship of pets. The artist will instruct you on how to paint the “animal theme painting of the evening” on an 11-inch by 14-inch canvas (paint supplies included). Make as a gift of keep for yourself. The cost to participate is $40 and the fee is non-refundable. Participants must be 12 and older and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 856-8756.

Concord Grange 322 is excited to announce it will be working with Broken Ground School teacher Matt Finney to offer an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 5 to 10. The hunt will be on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at White Park and there will be many eggs to be found including a golden egg. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Grange’s Dick Patten at 496-2917 or Matt Finney at 225-0855. If you want to make a donation to help support the hunt, contact Parks and Recreation at 225-8690.

Capital Toastmasters will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord (behind the Concord Hospital) at 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, call 715-1881 or visit capital.toastmastersclubs.org.

LYNDA PLANTE

228-6800

soxpatscats@gmail.com

SOUTH ENDNational Day of Prayer

South Church (United Church of Christ), 27 Pleasant St., will celebrate Easter on April 1. There will be a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service on the front steps followed at 8 a.m. with a Chapel Celebration and then at 10 a.m., a Festival Sanctuary Celebration. All services are, affirming and accessible. All are welcome. Go to southchurchconcord.org for more details.

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium, the Walker Fund special event will be “Mysteries Of The Mind.” Magician/mentalist Paul Draper will amaze you as he reaches into the minds of the audience. He’ll show how to read body language, just like Sherlock Holmes solved crimes. Also at the Audi, on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m., will be the N.H. National Day of Prayer: The Concord Gospel Crusade. This is a special event to help provide answers to life’s most difficult questions. Free admission. For information, contact Scott Spiewak at 717-8899.

On April 2 at 10 a.m., you can enjoy Arts and Dance Company: Hispanic Flamenco Ballet. Students of Spanish language and culture welcome this annual touring performance for school groups. For information and tickets, contact 305-420-6622.

From the west coast of Europe to the American west coast. Travel the John Muir Trail. Journey through Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks and King’s Canyon as Jeff Alt inspires and entertains you with his “Life Lessons from the Trail.” Join them on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. for the Walker Fund Travelogue. Finally, at the Audi on April 6 at 7 p.m. is the Concord Fire Department Recognition Ceremony. This is a special event honoring citizens and department members for outstanding acts of service and bravery. Free and open to all. Go to dandrus@concordnh.gov.

On Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Cole Gardens, 430 Loudon Road, the Intown Concord second annual celebration will happen! Come dance and dine with your friends and community members at Cole Gardens! Bid on unique and experiential silent auction items that are so awesome we are keeping them a secret! Music by The Tall Granite Big Band! When you buy tickets to the Intown Concord annual celebration you get entered in to win a four-pack of movie tickets from Red River Theatres and a $50 gift certificate to The Centennial Hotel and Granite Restaurant and Bar.

Registration is open for the Capital City Classic 10K, set to take place June 23 at 8 a.m. The fee is $25 only for the month of March, then it goes up! Here’s what you get: For $25 we are offering a 10K with an all you can eat food tent, uniquely designed technical running shirt, family fun at Market Days, a chance to win free shoes and gift cards to Runner’s Alley! Visit runnersalley.com/ccc10k for more information.

The Spark N.H. Framework for Action Symposium will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival and Reception sponsored by the New Hampshire Rivers Council will be at the Red River Theatres on Friday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $20. This is the eighth year that the New Hampshire Rivers Council has hosted this sold-out event. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival provides environmentally conscious organizations an opportunity to showcase films as a way to reach into their communities and inspire citizens to effect environmental change. Questions? Please call 228-6472 or 796-2615.

New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration 13th Annual Meeting will be on April 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center.

Join CATCH Neighborhood Housing as they celebrate the 24th annual CATCH Comedy Night. The Capitol Steps will return on Thursday at 8 p.m. with their latest political, musical satire. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The show is constantly changing, so even if you’ve seen the Capitol Steps before, you won’t want to miss their take on current events. Ticket sales will support CATCH’s affordable housing programs. To purchase tickets, stop by the Capitol Center for the Arts’ box office or visit ccanh.com/events/capitol-steps. Cost is $15 to 40.

Also at the Capitol Center for the Arts, see Othello on April 2 from 11 a.m until 1 p.m. Don’t miss this timeless tale of love, jealousy, revenge and power! This 90-minute production of Othello utilizes a minimalist set and original music to put the text, and the relationship of the characters, front and center. This is for grades 7 to 12 and tickets are $7.

Today, we celebrate the “dipli yiorti” or double holiday: Greek Independence Day, commemorating the revolution to emancipate Greeks from 400 years of oppression under Ottoman rule, and the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. This is not by coincidence.

Chag Sameach starting on Friday! Passover is the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, lasting seven or eight days from the 15th day of Nisan.

JEAN VER HOEVEN

856-304-5830

jeanann@voicenet.com


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