Concord Town Crier columns for July 8, 2018

Published: 7/6/2018 3:17:41 PM
PENACOOKSenior health clinics

Concord Regional VNA will be holding Senior Health Clinics at Briar Pipe Apartments this Friday and July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Senior Health Clinic services are provided for a suggested donation of $10; however, services are provided regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Services offered include foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication education, and nutritional education. You can call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, to set up an appointment.

On July 16, United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring pianist Holly Roadfeldt, soprano Ann Moss, and violist Peter Dutilly, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Directions to United Church and additional information about this concert are available at These musicians are in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this July to rehearse music by composer Kirk O’Riordan.


EAST SIDEGo see ‘Ameri-kinda’

The Central N.H. Storytellers will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. All storytellers and listeners are welcome. For more information, email

Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall will be featuring the musical 1776 through July 15. Ryan Ordway and his band will be performing original Ameri-kinda 1960’s style rock on July 19. For more information and tickets, visit

There are many activities being held in July at the new community center at 14 Canterbury Road, including a free showing of Zootopia in conjunction with Red River Theatres on Wednesday at dusk in Keach Park. For more information, visit For more information on senior activities, contact Becky at 230-4982 or email

Concord Grange Master Dick Patten presented Isabell Bartz with her 75-year Grange membership certificate from the National Grange at their recent meeting. A 100th birthday party is being planned in her honor on Aug. 26 at the Salisbury Town Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Concord Grange 322 would like to invite everyone to their annual “Meet, Greet, and Eat” at the annual Nevers’ Band concert on July 24. The food is free and will be available at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The Grange would like to thank Bob Cornelius, Esther and Dennis Herrick, Michael and Ludi Morbois, Stephen Dame, and Grange Master Dick Patten and Debbie Patten for their assistance. The Grange planted flowers at the Hatch Memorial at the corner of Blodgett Street Loudon Road. The next regular meeting will be Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The Pierce Brigade will be hosting their special annual event at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane, on July 26. An open house and ice cream social will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a concert by the 39th Army Band of the N.H. National Guard will start at 7 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy the free festivities. For more information, call 225-4558 or email

The Pierce Manse is also open for tours Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 3 p.m. until Sept. 1 and on Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 7 through Oct. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families will meet Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. To learn more, visit Concord or go and read the “Laundry List.”

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 568-3126.

The July Community Dining Senior Lunch will be July 18 at 11:30 a.m., here at the City Wide Community Center (in the new auditorium). The menu is chicken florentine, rice, Italian vegetable and fruit. The cost for the senior lunch is $2 for seniors over age 60. If you would like to sign up, call 230-4982, email or sign up in the senior room at the community center.



WEST SIDE‘Discovering N.H.’ exhibit

Families can learn more about the state we all love this summer with the return of the Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime series at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. starting this week through Aug. 21, drop in for stories, games, crafts and a visit to the “Discovering New Hampshire” exhibition. This summer storytime is free thanks to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, and registration is not required. Geared for kids ages 3 to 8 and their families, but all ages are welcome. For more information, visit or call 228-6688.

The Dog Days of Summer are here! The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County, 84 Silk Farm Road, is full of great dogs and to help them get out and make the most of summer they are discounting all dog adoption fees! Standard dog adoption fees are reduced by 50 percent and the Lonely Hearts are reduced by 75 percent! Stop by soon – your new best friend is waiting for you! Visiting hours are Tuesday and Thursday 12 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12 to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit

The next meeting of the Greater Concord Chronic Pain Support Group is Tuesday, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (second Tuesday of every month) at Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant St. Whether you experience pain due to Fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, Lyme disease, CRPS, gastrointestinal, orthopedic or neurological issues, or other conditions, 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. Non-denominational. Accessible. Free. No registration necessary. For more information, visit or call 540-3119.

The Concord Public Library is offering an option for book lovers at the True Brew Barista at 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.

The Nevers’ Band will play Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. at the State House. No need to register, no fees. Bring a chair, the family and a snack while you enjoy our summer series concert.

Capital Toastmasters will meet Mondayat 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



SOUTH END‘For the brewers’ festival

Things are still heating up in July at the Capitol Arts Center. Go see Impact Children’s Theatre: Wendy and the Pirates: A Neverland Story; Aladdin Kids; Alice in Wonderland, Jr.; The Reluctant Dragon; Singing in the Rain, Jr.; Patty Griffin; The Princess and the Pea; Once Upon a Mattress, Jr.; and Azban’s Great Journey.

Keep cool at Red River Theatres today and July 26 for Member Free Popcorn Day. Continuing through Thursday: Hearts Beat Loud; Won’t You Be My Neighbor?; and RBG. The special events this month is the 50th Anniversary Engagement of Yellow Submarine. The Bring Your Own Baby Series continues and the Sunset Cinema Series is Zootopia.

There’s lots coming up at the library. Go to their website and check out Krazy Kazoos!; Family Storytime; Paws For Pages; Lego Club; Family Storytime; and STEAM Team.

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour highlighting New Hampshire children’s book authors. This fun program is sure to bring a smile to kids and adults alike, as storytellers read classic tales of life in the Granite State, whether it be on a farm, in the icy mountains, or on the Isles of Shoals. Each week features a story written or illustrated by a New Hampshire author, with a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections of more than 33,000 artifacts preserving New Hampshire history, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. Go to the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St. on Tuesdays from Tuesday to Aug. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m.

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard will materialize at the Hatbox Theater in the Steeplegate Mall. This “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. There’s lots of sleight of hand, seemingly psychic or supernatural bits, and some truly mesmerizing feats coupled with interesting historical tidbits, storytelling, audience participation and laughs. The magic is there, but the real key to this show is Pinard’s warmth.

Come down to the Everett Arena for roller skating! Both public roller skating and adult roller skating (ages 18 and up) offered for a limited time during the summer Fridays through July 29. Book a private roller skating event (summer camp field trip, birthday party, etc.) by calling 228-2784 or emailing Private events cost $100 an hour and include rentals.

Ultreyas means “moving forward” and takes place at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall, 180 Loudon Road. No cost! All are welcome, whether you attended a Cursillo or not. It’s this Friday.

Join in on Saturday for a jam-packed afternoon of excellent beers being made in New Hampshire. With over 40 breweries showcasing their brews, this will certainly be one fun-filled festival you won’t want to miss! The craft brewers will showcase more than 120 N.H. made brews, the festival features the largest single collection of New Hampshire’s craft breweries anywhere this year. Single session Saturday at beautiful Kiwanis Waterfront Park, VIP hour, VIP parking, general admission and designated driver tickets will be available. Share your love for local beer and your support for N.H. brewers by marking your calendars, now! Please note this is strictly a 21-plus event. No children or pets allowed.



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