Concord Town Crier for Nov. 4, 2018

Published: 11/2/2018 6:40:52 PM
PENACOOKChristmas Craft Fair

A “Discover Girl Scouts” information meeting will be held Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., at Penacook Elementary School. For further information or to register, please contact Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ Customer Care at 888-474-9686 or

Concord Regional VNA will hold 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 (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, for an appointment.

In support of the food pantry (open weekly on Tuesdays) and the Open Door Community Kitchen (serving meals Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) – the United Church of Penacook Christmas Craft Fair will be held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters will be selling baked goods, Christmas decorations and gifts, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, jewelry, handbags and fashion accessories, metalwork, and much more. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. You can visit for more information about the crafters and for directions to the church at Canal Street and Community Drive.


EAST SIDEAnnual Christmas Parade

The Concord Grange 322 will meet Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road.

The 67th annual Concord Christmas Parade will be held Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. with formation starting at 8 a.m. in the parking of the former Sprague Electric/Community Bridges, corner of Canterbury and Pembroke Roads. The theme for the parade is My Favorite Christmas/Holiday Movie. The units will march from the formation point at 9:25 p.m. on Canterbury Road crossing Pembroke Road to Loudon Road. The participants will cross onto Loudon Road by Pizza Hut and travel Westbound on Loudon Road on the CVS side. The reviewing stand will be in the vacant parking lot at Granite State Glass/former Rowley Insurance Agency. The units will continue marching to Hazen Drive ending at the Department of Transportation parking lot. To date, there are four bands, 15 floats, marching units, animals, Santa Claus, antique and emergency response vehicles. This parade is shaping up to be bigger than last year’s. Mrs. Clara Brogan has been selected to be the Parade Marshal. WMUR TV 9 News anchors Mike Cherry and Cheriese Leclerc will be riding in the parade. Boys and girls are reminded to bring their letters to Santa. Please call Chairman Dick Patten in his 48th year at 496-2917 for parade information.

Merrimack Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday at Makris Lobster & Steak House, Route 106. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by the program at 11 a.m. Rick Tromley, executive director of NEA-N.H., will give a short update and Lois Ambra, retired teacher and participant in the 2006 Fullbright Memorial Teacher Program in Japan, will share her experience. All retired teachers, support staff and professional associates from the Concord area are welcome to attend. New retirees receive a free membership for one year. Reservations for the noon luncheon may be made by emailing

The new brochure for Concord Parks & Recreation is out and the next session begins this coming week. The brochures are available at the City Wide Community Center or you can view the online brochure for details on the upcoming classes.

The November senior lunch at the City Wide Community Center will be on Nov. 14, at 11:30. The menu is Italian style meatballs with tomato sauce, red skin mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, roll or bread, and cake. The cost of lunch is a suggested donation of $3 for seniors age 60 plus. To sign up for the lunch, contact Becky at 230-4982 or or there is a sign-up sheet in the senior room. Following lunch, AARP volunteer Marc Boyd will talk about Fraud Prevention for seniors.

On Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge is proud to present pianists Pam Langley and Jim Bullock in concert. They will perform works composed for two pianos by Brahms, Infante, Barber, and Piazzolla. The free event will be held at the Sweeney Auditorium. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 230-4028 or visit

“When Colossus Falls” is being featured at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall through Nov. 18. For more information on shows or to purchase tickets, visit

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics will meet on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. 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.



WEST SIDEPope Memorial SPCA Comedy Benefit

Visit the 4th Annual Concord High School Mattress Fundraiser today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the High School, 170 Warren St., to benefit the music department. Save up to 50 percent off retail.

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

The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County is having a Comedy Benefit on Friday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Grappone Conference Center. Please join them for an evening of laughs to benefit homeless pets! Comedy Line-up will include: Scotty Lang, Frank Santorelli, Kelly McFarland and Tony V. Invite friends, co-workers, family, and make it a group event! Event fee is $50 per person. The funds raised make a difference in the lives of homeless pets in our community. Snack and beverage service available. For more information or to buy tickets, please call 856-8756 or visit

The Concord Public Library offers a Lego Club on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Room. Each month Lego fans have a chance to meet new friends and create a masterpiece with other builders. Designed for grades K-8. For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

Granite State College, 25 Hall St., is having a Winter Term Open House on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enter the chance to win a $500 scholarship when you visit them at any of their locations or online to learn about becoming a student at Granite State College. Registration is not required. For more information, visit or call 855-472-4255.

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a weekly yoga course for backs starting Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. This course is intended for those with mild to moderate back pain and offers a comprehensive, progressive, safe and effective approach to back and neck healing. The cost of the six-week course is $80. 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 210-386-7351 or visit



SOUTH ENDBobby Orr book signing

Department of N.H. American Legion Auxiliary President, Carol Maynard was presented with a check for $1,200 at the Oct. 10 meeting of Unit 21. President Maynard discussed her yearlong project, “Outreach Programs for Female Veterans.” Epping Auxiliary President, Diana Thompson presented President Maynard’s signature “Shining Star” pins to Unit members and six Junior members. President Maynard explained that no federal money is allocated specifically for the needs of female veterans and that the need is great. The project includes health fairs, monthly awareness campaigns, social engagement and outreach for special needs. Ambassadors are available to assist the 2,248 female veterans currently in the program. To date, 1,580 female veterans have received supports and 861 have used the women’s clinic. All monies raised for this special project stay in New Hampshire. The Unit 21 donation came from the Poppy Fund Drive. The Poppy was adopted as the National American Legion Auxiliary memorial flower in 1921. The Poppy is a symbol of the sacrifice of lives lost in was and the hope that none have died in vain.

Capital Quilters Guild will meet Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St. Everyone is invited to join us as Tammy Roussell, founder and CEO of Misty Kit, a nonprofit that provides adaptive kits for people with various impairments, describes her patented tactile sewing system that enables the blind, elderly, memory impaired, etc. to enjoy hand sewing and quilting using their sense of touch. Cost is $5 for nonmembers.

Save the date for a fun-filled and free PTO sponsored event at Abbot-Downing School’s Fall Festival. It’s Thursday at the ADS Gym from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Your family can enjoy Pumpkin Bowling, Monster Mash Knock Down, Make Your Own Wooden Ornament, Stuff a Scarecrow, Fingerprinting for ADS Volunteers, Candy Corn Guess, Cards for Veterans, door prizes, free popcorn and more! At the Fall Festival, we will have a weigh in station for Halloween candy. Students that turn in their Halloween candy will receive a ticket and a chance to win a prize. The candy will be sent to Treats for Troops. Some candy will be given to our veterans at the Veterans Breakfast at ADS on Friday. Concord Pediatric Dentistry has generously donated Halloween Toothbrushes for ADS students that turn in their Halloween candy. Carter Hill Orchard has generously donated apples for the Fall Festival. They love our community support! If you would like to help with this fun family night. Please sign up at Any questions, please email

Get out of the cold, wet weather at Red River Theatres. Check their website,, for information on these films: Free Solo, Museo, The Old Man and the Gun, Tea with the Dames, SNOB Film Festival, Beautiful Boy and Intelligent Lives.

Bach’s Lunch is back! This free program, including a lecture and a concert has been a part of the Music School’s offerings for decades. We’re proud to kick off the new season with Liz Faiella, Dan Faiella, and David Surette. Their program features Celtic Folk Music on Thursday. Liz Faiella, an Irish and New England fiddler and folk singer (as well as Music School alumna and current chair of our folk, jazz, and popular music department), 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. “Fly O’er the Salt Sea: Tunes & Songs of the Celtic Nations” is the theme. Join Liz (fiddle and vocals), Dan Faiella (guitar & vocals), and David Surette (mandolin and bouzouki) on a musical journey across the Atlantic to Ireland and Scotland. Enjoy an hour filled with haunting ballads, snappy and danceable jig and reel medleys, and mesmerizing arrangements of slow airs. Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month, November through May, in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall St. For more information, please call 228-1196 or visit

Go to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. “I’m the luckiest guy I’ve ever even heard of,” says Alan Doyle. “This was all I ever wanted, a life in the music business, singing concerts.” He chalks up a lot of where is he right now, with both his third solo album and his second book, to luck. I was lucky that Sean, Bob and Darrell found me and asked me to join their band. Enjoy Alan Doyle with tickets for $32.

The library and Lithermans team up Thursday from 7 to  9 p.m. for Beat the Librarians Trivia Night at Lithermans Limited, 125 Hall St. While enjoying a cold beer, create your own team with four to six players and test your knowledge against a team of librarians, made up of staff from the Baker Free Library and the Concord Public Library.

The library is also hosting Coloring Night on Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m at the Library Auditorium. On Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., learn about “The Vietnam War: Defining America’s Past and Present” – video and discussion with N.H. Humanities presenter, Aaron Blais.

Brrr and yum! Winter soups and stews are coming to the Local Baskit. On Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., they will be joined by Affinity Fitness Health Coach and Instant Pot Guru Liz Durant and Concord’s Pampered Chef Pro Susan Moulton in this casual workshop filled with recipes, tips and tools to help you survive the busy holiday season with easy and healthy soups and stews. It’s free. Please RSVP by calling Local Baskit at 219-0882.

When the Yankee Division was thrown into combat during the terrible summer of 1918, none of its soldiers had more combat experience than Pvt. George Dilboy. Born in the Greek-speaking provinces of the Ottoman Empire, Dilboy had fought in the Balkan Wars as a teenager, and after emigrating to New England, he eagerly volunteered for service in his adopted country shortly before the United States entered World War I. This presentation, given by Professor Dan Breen from Brandeis University on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war, commemorates Dilboy’s heroism during that bloody conflict by telling the story of how, in a few moments of astonishing courage, he earned the only Medal of Honor awarded to a New Hampshire resident during the Great War. Hear about this at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St., Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is free for society members and $7 for nonmembers.

Come for a taste of New Hampshire’s finest micro-brews and wineries. Sample local area hors d’oeuvres, bid on amazing silent auction items and packages and enjoy the lively music from our DJ. For $35 on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., enjoy the JSL Festivus at 6 Whitney Road.

Gibson’s Bookstore has outdone themselves! Go there Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and see Bruins hockey titan Bobby Orr as he signs copies of his new book, Bobby: My Story in Pictures. This will be a limited ticketed event. Intimate, thoughtful, and full of never-before-seen shots of Bobby Orr and those close to him, Orr: My Story in Photos is a glimpse into the world of the game’s most revered star. As of Oct. 23, only the one admission/three book tickets remain. More tickets may free up at the one admission/two book level – please join that waiting list if you do not already have tickets and do not want to purchase the three book ticket. Get details at

Today is part of Catholic Schools Week. Go get to know the South End’s own St. John’s Regional Grammar School from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and be introduced to a wonderful school. For more information go to Do you have older kids preparing for high school? Amazing things are happening every day at Bishop Brady High School but you can see for yourself at their open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Here’s their link

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