Concord Town Crier for Oct. 28, 2018

Published: 10/26/2018 4:23:30 PM
PENACOOKWinter market to be held Wednesdays

■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Riverhill Grange, 32 Horse Hill Road.

■The Catholic Daughters, Court Pope John Paul II 2602, will be hosting a Christmas Fair and Cookie Walk on Dec. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 9 Bonney St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Church Hall. A few tables are available to rent for crafters. If you are interested, please contact Claudette Flora at 753-9515.

■Concord Regional VNA is holding senior health clinics at Briar Pipe Apartments on Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, 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 SIDEHoliday fair Saturday

■A holiday fair will be held at East Congregational Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will feature handmade crafts, a bake sale, deli delights, gently used items and themed raffle baskets. Tickets will be available for a beautiful handcrafted Christmas quilt. A tasty lunch will be served. Kick off the holiday season with family and friends at this fun fair! The church is located at 51 Mountain Road, just 3/10 mile north of I 93, exit 16, and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 224-9242 or visit

When Colossus Falls will be featured at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall through Nov. 18. For more information and tickets, visit

■A new six-week fitness class will start tomorrow from 10 to 11 a.m. and another session is starting on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the City Wide Community Center. For more information, contact Becky at 230-4982 or



WEST SIDEFall leaf collectionbegins this week

■Concord’s trick-or-treating will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Please turn an outside light on to indicate you will be participating and to keep the children safe.

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities (254 N. State St.) is having a Halloween social for seniors on Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Come in for some tricks and treats with magician Dennis Labbe. The cost to attend is $7 and pre-registration is required and is limited to 60 people. For more information or to register, call 228-6630.

■The city’s General Services Department will begin the annual fall leaf pickup tomorrow and normally runs through the first week of December. Place your leaves un-bagged at the curbside and the crews will pick them up. Leaves only will be accepted. Do not put any branches or debris with the leaves as they will not be able to be picked up. Also new this year is bagged collection starting Nov. 19. For more information, call 228-3727 or visit

■The Concord Grange 322 is planning the activities for the 32nd annual Concord Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration scheduled for Nov. 23. Any businesses or individuals who are willing to make a donation are asked to contact Dick Patten at 496-2917. Your donation is appreciated and is needed to keep this tradition going. This community event includes fireworks, music, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, fire trucks, and Santa Claus.

■The Everett Arena is open for public ice skating today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and children under three are free. Skate rentals are also available for $5. For more information, call 228-2784.

■On Thursday, at 12:10 p.m., Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Liz Faiella will present this month’s Bach’s Lunch Lecture, “The Stranger’s Land: Tales of Transatlantic Tunes.” Intriguing backstories are woven into the fabric of the folk tunes and songs we share by New England firesides and among friends at the local pub. Faiella, an Irish and New England fiddler and folk singer, will trace folk tunes from the misty and mysterious beginnings in the Celtic countries of their origin, explore their transformations in their travels, and demonstrate how they are sung, played, and remembered today. For more information, visit or call 228-1196.

■Bishop Brady High School is hosting an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8. There will be classroom presentations, school tours led by students, student speakers and light refreshments. Please RSVP at or call 224-7419.

■The West Congregational Church holiday fair will be Saturday from 9 to 2. Baked goods, craft items, including Pam’s potholders, jewelry, Red, White and Blue table, Rada Knives, gift cards, coffee and muffins early, then lunch will be served. Lunch is free for veterans.

■The Woman’s Club of Concord is hosting a music night on Thursday. The event will be held at their facility at 44 Pleasant St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The music will be provided by Badgers Drift, a local trio that presents original, Americana tunes.



SOUTH END‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ on Halloween

■Boy Scout Troop 86 of Wesley Methodist Church recently held its Fall Court of Honor. Twenty-two different badges were earned by 47 boys. Star rank advancements were awarded to Colby Aiken and Kenny Smart. Life rank advancement was awarded to Joseph Sedutto. Troop meetings are held every Thursday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Scoutmaster Keith Hagemeyer welcomes anyone wishing to attend.

■Tune in today from noon to 8 p.m. as they kick off the 20th Anniversary Year of ConcordTV with Concord On Air. The live telecast will have over 30 guest hosts, 70 video segments about Concord, “Concord Originals” (featuring local artists) and seven of The Most Fascinating Individuals of 2018. The hosts are drawn from our civic community local government, school district, public access media and the arts. During the program, ConcordTV will be holding and on-air raffle for a gift basket valued at over $1,000 which includes a luxury stay at Hotel Concord, Manchester Monarchs tickets, Pats Peak ski passes, restaurant gift certificates and performances at local arts venues.

■Halloween has its roots in Celtic Traditions. Not into Trick or Treating? Go hear the The Strathspey & Reel Society perform Celtic and Scottish favorites at the Audi on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as part of the Walker Series. This is a free event.

■On Wednesday, NHTI’s Sweeney Auditorium will be the place to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Students with ID are free; donations are accepted. Under 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Refreshments will be available. Allowable props include newspapers, flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, party hats and bells.

■On Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., photographer Richard Moore presents Athens Twice Seen, a book of composite photographs that digitally merge images of the past and present in historic Athens, speaking about how we remember and record the past.

■Archer Mayor, author of the New York Times bestselling, Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, is coming to Gibson’s Bookstore to read from and autograph his new novel, Bury the Lead, on Saturday at 2 p.m.. It never ends there, though, does it? We also expect a rollicking good time with Archer’s famously hilarious stories and Q&A. In Mayor’s latest crime novel, Bury the Lead, a woman is found dead at the top of a Vermont ski area in the summer. The investigation leads to a confession to the killing. Case closed? Hardly. Mayor has written 29 bestselling Joe Gunther novels based on his actual experience in the field. Over the past 30 years, he has worked (or continues to work) as a firefighter/EMT, a police officer, and a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

■The Woman’s Club of Concord is hosting a Music Night on Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at their facility at 44 Pleasant St. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The music will be provided by Badgers Drift, a local trio that presents original, Americana tunes.

■A veritable “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch” Puddles Pity Party has 305,000 fans on Facebook and over 120 million views on YouTube for indelible interpretations of classics by ABBA, Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen and his unforgettable mash-up of “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues.” You may recognize him from his appearances on America’s Got Talent, his viral video collaborations with Postmodern Jukebox (also appearing this fall at the CCA), and his epic performance at the CCA last November. See him live on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

■Ideas on Tap: Real or Fake? Making Our Way in Post-Fact America happens on Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Barley House. Join them for the first event in our new “Ideas on Tap,” a quarterly series of pint-sized conversations about big ideas, like “Fake News.” In our 24-hour news cycle, there’s often not enough time to separate fact from fiction before content goes viral. Is the misinformation, disinformation, and political propaganda more acute today than ever before? Join them for a conversation and Q & A with a journalist, educator, and legal expert about the role and influence of mass media in our democracy. Cost is $10 per person and includes appetizers and one beverage (beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink) in the relaxed atmosphere of the Barley House B Lounge, 132 N. Main St.

■Enjoy camaraderie and networking with local business owners and the Commercial Resources Group Networking Event at Litherman’s Limited . Litherman’s brand new and expanding location at 126 Hall St. has agreed to host the Commercial Resources Group’s next networking event. Don’t miss this on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring lots of business cards. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with business people in the commercial trades and professions including: high tech entreprenuers, banking and investment professionals, professional engineering, commercial real estate, fire protection systems, architectural design, professional/disaster clean up, utilities, masonry, marble & granite supply, custom metal fabrication and prototyping, painting, landscaping, attorneys, locksmith, banking, it security, solar energy installation, alarm systems, commercial roofing, excavation and business promotion.

■JobsInNH is proud to present the 2018 JobsInNH Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m at The Hotel Concord, 11 S. Main St. For more than 20 years they’ve provided job seekers with real, quality jobs online and now they’re bringing you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from some of the best companies in New Hampshire. Remember to make a positive impression by dressing for success, bringing plenty of resumes, and researching companies you are interested in beforehand. Employers, if you are interested in registering as an exhibitor, contact our sales team at 207-591-6259 or email

■Waking Up to a New Stroke Era in New Hampshire is a one-day conference providing education on stroke through plenary sessions. Additional opportunities are provided for networking and best practice sharing. Attend this at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■The Power Of You: NH Community Loan Fund 2018 35th Celebration is a free event. Please join them at the Grappone Conference Center. The reception begins on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., the program at 6 p.m. and a reception at 7 p.m.

■The Riverview B&B hasn’t seen a guest in ages. When one finally arrives, the inhabitants’ lives are thrown into a tailspin as they try to figure out who she is, why she’s there, and what she’s doing walking through the rubble from a burned down building across the street. See what happens When Colossus Falls, Fridays through Sundays, November 2 through 18 at the Hatbox Theatre.

■New Hampshire Writers’ Project Readings at the Hatbox Theatre is a semi-regular theatrical and literary event series where actors read entertaining selections from ‘works in progress’ next Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

■From 8 Track to Emoji: Bridging the Generational Gap! Educators and administrators are tightly knit with Millennials and Gen Z, as both colleagues and service providers. How they work with younger generations is not the question, but rather how do they integrate their ideas and values into their culture? This workshop will discuss the three major trends we see with Millennials and Gen Z, and the questions associated with those. They will also discuss practical strategies on creating environments in which they thrive both as students and as fellow staff members. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. at the Grappone Conference Center on Thursday with the keynote presentation kicking off at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

■The first 1 Million Cups event is on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 8 to 9 a.m. at NHTI’s Grappone Hall. 1 Million Cups is an entrepreneur-focused event with the idea that communities around the country will share 1 million cups of coffee while developing their entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs to each other and their local communities so they can receive support, develop their ideas, and collaboratively solve the challenging problems they face. Each month, two entrepreneurs will present for six minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of questions from the audience. 1 Million Cups events are inclusive; everyone is welcome regardless of their background or experience. The more community involvement and the greater the diversity of ideas and perspectives that we have, the more successful we’ll be in making Central New Hampshire a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. They are looking for community members interested in helping business develop. Interested? Email to .

■N.H. Open Doors, an annual statewide touring and shopping event this Saturday and Sunday, is a fun way to connect and engage with the people, products and places of New Hampshire. During this weekend, artists, craftsmen, and businesses owners are opening their doors with special activities and promotions. Visitors can shop (tax-free) for locally-made art, food, and other products, see artists and craftsmen working in their studios, taste locally-sourced products from food purveyors, and experience the state’s cultural heritage. The tour is self-guided, so visitors create their own driving routes using an interactive Google map on the N.H. Open Doors website. See the website for a list of participants, their activities, and suggested itineraries. Plan your tour and learn more at

■The City Ruck Tour 2018 (CRT18) is a series of 60 friendly Ruck Marches hosted by Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) and led by select volunteers from OEW’s Masked Athlete Team and OEW’s Community Ambassador population. The purpose is to perform outdoor fitness in a group setting, while learning more about OEW’s mission, which is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military veterans. The pace will be moderate (approx. 18-20 minutes per mile), and the group will move together as one team. The amount of weight you carry in your rucksack is up to you. However, you are required to have two quarts of water, a reflective band or belt on the outside of your ruck, and a headlamp or flashlight (if your event is at night). The event is kid friendly and dog friendly. Upon conclusion of the ruck march, there will be a “Circle of Trust” closing ceremony where you will hear a testimony directly from one of our Adaptive Athlete honorees, or participating military veteran. Prepare to be inspired. This year’s tour is adopting a special theme: Veterans reaching out to Policemen! All CRT tour stops are free to cops (active and retired). Everyone else pays $25. Your registration fee goes directly to OEW’s treasury to fund OEW programs in addition to covering the cost of patches and volunteer Ruck Leader travel cost. Join them on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. Visit for more.

■Have a BOO-tiful Halloween! May you have more treats than tricks! Witch one will it be? Have fun from Daniel’s Mummy!



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