Concord Town Crier for Sept. 9, 2018

Published: 9/7/2018 1:59:47 PM
PENACOOK Histocial society season to begin Wednesday

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Concord Public Library cards are free to all residents of Concord and Penacook. Kids can sign up too, once they reach kindergarten! A card gives you access to thousands of books along with movies and music; downloadable books and audiobooks; computers and laptops; and museum passes. The Penacook Branch Library is located at 3 Merrimack St.; hours are Mondays and Fridays 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.

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

The Penacook Historical Society’s fall season begins Wednesday at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. A potluck supper begins at 6 p.m., followed by a short annual meeting. At 7 p.m. there will be a history roundtable with Ruth Speed; she will show her collection of past and present photographs of Penacook. All are welcome.

Concord Regional VNA is holding a senior health clinic at Briar Pipe Apartments on Friday 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 1-800-924-8620, ext. 5815 for an appointment.


EAST SIDE Toastmaster meetings

Concord Grange 322 will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 48 Airport Road. The Grange will be rehearsing for inspection by State Master Chris Heath on Sept. 24. The Grange is notifying members who have not paid their yearly dues to contact Secretary Esther Herrick ASAP or Dick Patten at 496-2917. If the dues are not paid members could be suspended.

The 67th annual Concord Christmas/Holiday parade is sending out letters to past participants to be a part of this year’s parade to be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “My Favorite Christmas/Holiday Movie” with anyone wishing to enter a float to use this for their theme. Please Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information or to register for the parade.

The main stage show at Hatbox Theatre will be Love/Sick continuing through Sept. 23. Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard will be featured Wednesday. For more info and tickets, visit

The September Senior Lunch at the Community Center at 14 Canterbury Road will be on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The menu is cold salad plate with turkey, pasta salad, pickled beets and fruit. The cost is a recommended donation of $2 for seniors over age 60. There is also a sign-up sheet in the senior room. A new fitness class will start on Monday and it will run for six weeks. The cost is $30 for Concord residents and $40 for non-residents. To sign up for the lunches or more information, call Becky at 230-4982 or email RBukowski

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-1962.

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.



WEST SIDE Walk for the Animals

The Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is on Saturday at Everett Arena from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Review the list of acceptable items on or call General Services at 228-2737 with any questions. Proof of residency is required.

Join St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St., today from 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Following a welcoming and joyful service at 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host family-friendly festivities (including a Gospel Choir, a clown, face painting, a tasty cookout, and ministry displays) on the State House lawn. Shaded seating will be provided. All are welcome. Their red front doors are located on Park Street, facing the State House lawn. For more information, call 224-2523.

The Greater Concord Chronic Pain Support Group will meet Tuesday, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (second Tuesday of every month) at the 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. Free. No registration necessary. For more information contact or call 540-3119.

Registration is still open for the 2018 “Walk for the Animals.” Help support the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at One Delta Dental Drive. Get your friends together and register to walk, raising critical funds for local animals and then stay for festivities including food and beverages, raffles, vendors, and live music by Dusty Gray. For more information or to register, go to

The Capital City Sunrise Rotary Club is currently adding new members during their annual membership drive. If anyone is interested in joining or have any questions about the club, contact Membership Chairman Jim Spain at

The Concord City Auditorium opens its 28th season on Sept. 16 with the GALA. The GALA starts at 6 p.m. with the arts party and an ice cream social. At 7 p.m., there will be pre-show entertainment then emcee Eric Skoglund raises the curtain to include a preview of coming attractions for the year. The GALA season opener is a family-friendly party that is free and open to the public. For more information, call David Murdo at 344-4747 or visit

The 50th anniversary of the Heights Fourth of July all-day celebration will be on July 4, 2019. A committee needs to be formed to start planning the event. If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, contact Donna (Noonan) Robie at



SOUTH END Haunted tour coming to downtown Concord

The Capital Quilters Guild will hold its first meeting of the year on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be guild member, Marilyn Ray, who will give a presentation on her collection of antique quilts. Nonmembers are $5, which is waived if you become a member. Thread the needle at United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St.

Continuing through Thursday at Red River Theatres are The Rider, Generation Wealth, BlacKkKlansman” and Juliet, Naked.

For more information on Concord Recreation Programs, please visit their website at or call 225-8690. The latest programs include adult activities guide, Kid & Grown Up Yoga, Craft With Me, Sporties For Shorties, archery classes and Nature Babes.

On Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., see Maureen Cavanagh present If You Love Me, a memoir recounting her experience as the mother of a heroin-addicted teen. As she navigates the world of rehab centers, halfway houses and the street, she realized what a big void there is for families who don’t know what to do or which organizations to trust, so Cavanagh started a nonprofit advocacy group to help families share experiences, called Magnolia New Beginnings.

The September shows at the Capitol Center for the Arts include free Gile series Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio, Blackberry Smoke-Find a Light Tour, Keeping the Faith-Sisters of the Story, Rodney Crowell, Disney Junior Dance Party, National Theatre Live in HD: Julie, Celtic Thunder X, Ani Difranco With special guest Peter Mulvey. Visit for dates and tickets.

Eating healthy with a diabetes grocery store tour. It’s on Saturday at Shaw’s, 246 Loudon Road, from 10 a.m. to noon by Ann Peterson. Call 344-4900 for information.

Please join the Friends Program for its 21st annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Friends Youth Mentoring on Monday at Concord Country Club. Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8 a.m., and a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $125 per person and includes golf, cart, breakfast refreshments, lunch, beverages and more. Register by contacting Friends Program Development Director Martha Dickey at 228-7604.

Just as the winds of October begin to bite into your bones, Intown Concord and Ledyard Bank presents the Upstairs Downtown Haunted Tour on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at Eagle Square, by the clocktower. Join them on a hunt for the haunted as they scurry through the rafters and slither into the underground, sharing the legends those lost souls who still reside all around us. Tickets are now on sale; $40 per person and they can only be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. For more, visit

September is Library Card Month! Library cards are free to all residents of Concord and Concord teachers and business owners. Kids can sign up too, once they reach kindergarten. This year, the library is giving away welcome bags with library swag and goodies to every patron who signs up for a card in September. And, at the end of the month, the library will be raffling off an Amazon Echo Smart speaker and a Fire 7 Kids Edition!

Wednesdays' Wisdom at the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden originally planned for Wednesday has been moved to Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Stephen Berwick. Learn about the Penacook Indians that lived in Concord for more than 8,000 years and their interactions with the newcomers. Wednesday Wisdom is usually held on the second Wednesday of each month. This is a potluck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).




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