Concord Town Crier for Aug. 5, 2018

Published: 8/4/2018 4:43:10 PM
PENACOOKPortland Piano Trio to host free performance

United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring the Portland Piano Trio on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The Portland Piano Trio, a new chamber ensemble, includes pianist Anastasia Antonacos; violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel; and cellist Benjamin Noyes. They are also the faculty of 240 Strings, a nonprofit educational organization founded last April to provide free music lessons to Portland, Maine, children who cannot afford to pay for them. Learn more about the trio and enjoy samples of their work at Directions to United Church and additional information about this concert are available at This trio is in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this August. Avaloch provides a unique opportunity for chamber music and jazz ensembles to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, or work with composers.

The Penacook Farmers Market is open every Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at 95 to 97 Village St., Route 3.

Concord Regional VNA will be holding Senior Health Clinics at Briar Pipe Apartments on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Aug. 24 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. Call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, for an appointment.


EAST SIDESee ‘It’s Academic’ today

Today is the last chance to see It’s Academic at 2 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall. Tales Told will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard will appear on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Santa Croce will be featured as part of the “Music out of the ‘Box” on Thursday at 7:30. The Comedy Reunion Showcase with the “New Hampsha School of Comedy” will perform on Friday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

There are many activities being held at the new community center at 14 Canterbury Road. For more information, visit The August senior lunch at the community center will be on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The menu is barbecue chicken, scalloped potatoes, garden vegetables and cookies. The senior trip to the Pierce Manse will be Aug.15 at 10:30 a.m. The one-hour tour costs $6. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 10:15. For more information or reservations, call Becky at 230-4982 or email

Auditions for the Community Players fall production of Annie will be held at the Players Studio, 436 Josiah Bartlett Road, on Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. and on Aug. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

On Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., the Pierce Brigade will host a program entitled “History of the Audi” (a.k.a. Concord City Auditorium), by Carol Bagan, a friend of the Audi, at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane. The Pierce Manse is also open for tours Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 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 on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. To learn more, visit 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.

Condolences to the friends and Family of Ken Roos, a former Heights resident, who passed away last Sunday.



WEST SIDEWomen’s finance event

The Concord Public Library will hold Family Storytime on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Blanchard Room. This fun class includes stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun – all designed to strengthen your child’s reading or pre-reading skills! All ages are invited. Groups are welcome! For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

The Concord Parks and Recreation is offering a 1960s invasion concert on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Eagle Square. The show band will feature music of the 1960s with a tribute to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, or Roy Orbison in costume. There is no charge to attend. For more information or questions, call 225-8690.

The Center for Health Promotion is offering a Women’s Only Financial Workshop on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more about finances and ask questions that will make it easy to make financial decisions or plan for retirement. The cost to attend is $5 and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

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

Happy Birthday Molly Anderson!



SOUTH ENDKick-off Rock On Fest

Three outstanding high school juniors recently participated in N.H. Granite Girls State, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 21. Abigail Soldani of Deerfield, a junior at Concord High School, Emily St. Arnaud of Laconia and Abigail Mulleavey of Loudon, both juniors at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, participated in the weeklong program held at St. Anselm’s College. The classmates learn the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship while assuming the roles of government leaders, running campaigns and holding elections. The girls also met N.H. state senators and representatives. All of the Unit 21 participants are involved in their schools and communities. The N.H. Granite Girls State Program is held annually and began nationally in 1937 to give young women the finest citizenship training possible. Unit 21 is proud to have sponsored these three remarkably bright and talented girls.

If you’re not in Rollins Park, then you’re out of the loop! National Night Out is on Tuesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Rollins Park. Join the Concord Police Department, Concord Fire Department, Parks and Rec, Concord General Services, and many other community organizations and businesses. This year it is the 35th annual National Night Out against crime being held across the United States. This event is held to heighten crime prevention and drug prevention awareness and to generate support for, local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police partnerships within the community. It shows criminals that communities are sticking together and ready to fight back. Go South End Neighborhood Watch!

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. to Rollins Park for a movie night hosted by Concord Hospital’s Employee Activities Committee! Free popcorn and soft drinks are available! The movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, will begin at 8 p.m.

ABC YPG and CYPN join forces for the second year in a row to present a networking Party in the Park at Rollins Park. With music by special guests The Youngest Sun! Rain or shine, join the ABC YPG and CYPN for a night of music, networking, lawn games, free raffles, and food and ice cream by Arnie’s Place on Aug. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are limited and this is going to be big, so make sure to register soon! Cost to register is $10 and $15 at the door.

Expose the kids to theater at the Capitol Center for the Arts at the following shows: On Tuesday, Little Bo Peep and the Beautiful Owl; On Aug. 14, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Aug. 16, Mr. Aaron.

A trip to the Mediterranean! Who wouldn’t be thrilled? Beth Daigle presents her memoir of anxious adventure, Musing Mediterranean: Fun, Family, and Faraway Places Transform an Anxious Traveler at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., on Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Beth Daigle should be doing back flips as she prepares to escape her humdrum suburban life, but travel anxiety gets the best of her. This is a trip of a lifetime, something to look forward to, yet Beth is dreading it. Daigle is a writer, blogger and author with a passion for storytelling. Her desire to travel is squashed only by her fear of it.

Evening en Blanc is on Saturday, but where? It’s a secret! Join your friends and community celebrating warm summer nights dancing under the stars. In this global tradition, join in the pop up picnic at a secret location to benefit Concord Hospital Family Health Center. After you sign up, all you have to do is start planning your all white or off white outfit, gather your china, white napkins, glasses, silverware and plan your menu or let the wonderful chefs from Concord Hospital supply it for you. Two hours prior to the event the location will be posted on the website and Facebook page. Then all that’s left to do is show up, dine, drink and dance till the wee hours.

Revival Kitchen and Bar will be collaborating with Concord Craft Brewing to create a custom menu along with beer pairings on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. This dinner will be the perfect way to kick off the week leading up to Rock On Fest. If you’ve never been to a Rock On Foundation event, prepare to have a blast. Seating is limited, so grab your tickets now. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

On Aug. 19, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. be an athlete! Memorial Field hosts a five-mile bike/run/walk circuit bootcamp. Participate in all three events or the 5K/bootcamp only. There’s a free Kids Fun Run and Obstacle Course. All of the proceeds benefit wellness/fitness programs for Concord Hospital cancer survivors! Healthy breakfast following event including Live Juice, Fresh Roots Nutrition, Granite State Granola and more.

Join the N.H. State Council on the Arts for a two day professional development opportunity that builds community, skills, and strategic mapping for teaching artists in New Hampshire on Aug. 13 and 14 from 8:30 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Audubon McLane Center. Christopher Eaves will guide us through using multiple intelligences for cross disciplinary arts integration. The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and VSA N.H. will present on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Space is limited. The opportunity is open to all teaching artists. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Julianne Gadoury at 271-0791 or

Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Red River Theatres for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Continental Breakfast on Aug. 16. Making Strides materials will be available. This event is free from 7 to 8:30 a.m. with limited seating. Team Leaders and all who are interested in forming a team are encouraged to attend this inspiring program.

It was so much fun last year, Intown Concord is going to do this every year down on Main Street! Join your friends and neighbors in a delicious and filling 2nd Annual Breakfast including pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit and real maple syrup on Saturday, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at city plaza! After, hang around and take part in Rock On Fest! I wonder if you can put birthday candles in pancakes?



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