Concord Town Crier for Dec. 23, 2018

Published: 12/23/2018 3:48:37 PM
PENACOOKCandlelight service

■United Church of Penacook will hold their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:30 p.m. Monday night. All are invited. Directions to the church on 21 Merrimack St., can be found at or by calling 753-4072.

■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 (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, for an appointment.

■Merry Christmas!


WEST SIDEWine, cheese tasting

■Today, from 3 to 4 p.m., the Local Baskit, 10 Ferry St., will offer a Wine and Cheese Christmas Shopping Wrap Up Tasting Event. Finish out your Christmas shopping with a wine and cheese tasting event. Plus grab some last minute gifts, appetizer kits or hostess cookie platter gifts. They will have the tape, scissors and wrapping paper out for you too! There is no charge to attend. For information, visit or call 219-0882.

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities, 254 N. State St., is having a White Box Christmas Sale: Week of Re-Gifting from Dec. 31 through Jan. 4. If Santa Brings you a gift that you secretly don’t want, need or like, donate it to the second “White Box Sale” fundraiser. Donations will be accepted this Wednesday through Friday and all donated items will be displayed, and you will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and bid on an item you really want! Spread your tickets among many items or drop them all in one box for a chance to win that special something. All proceeds will go to support GoodLife Programs & Activities. For more information, call 228-6630.

■The Concord Public Library will Celebrate the Boxing Day spirit of charity by coloring pages to be given to Senior Citizens, Our Troops Overseas, and anyone in need of a smile! Children can join in on the fun on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room. For more information, call 225-8670.

■There will be no trash and recycling collected Tuesday due to the holiday. Monday will be collected as usual and all others will be moved one day forward to conclude on Saturday with Friday’s route.

■The Everett Arena is open for public ice skating today 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday (holiday week) 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.

■Concord’s Quarterly Property Taxes are due on or before Jan. 2.

■Hope you have a happy and safe holiday week!



SOUTH ENDVisit the Cap Center

■The Christmas story Amahl and the Night Visitors will be presented at the Hatbox Theatre today at 2 p.m. This classic story relates the journey of the Three Kings to Bethlehem (the Epiphany). They stop to rest for the night in a poor village where they stay with a widow and her crippled child and experience a miracle. Villagers bring food and dance for the Kings. Sleep is interrupted by an attempted theft, but a miracle provides a joyous resolution. The production is light opera, sung in English and very appropriate for children four and up and adults of all ages (one act 55 minutes in length). This is a novel holiday offering that through acting, singing and dance brings forth the joy and spirit of the holiday season. Tickets are available through the Hatbox theatre box office at 270 Loudon Road or online at or by calling the box office at 715-2315.

■On Christmas Eve, city offices close at 1 p.m. On Christmas Day, city offices will be closed. On New Year’s Day, city offices will be closed.

■Pack your bags because we’re all going to have to move into the Capitol Center for the Arts this month with so many events: Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto, South Africa. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. The more than 30-member ensemble blends elements of gospel, spirituals, reggae and American popular music and performs for free on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. Also on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. (and on March 19 at 1 p.m.), it’s Peg + Cat Live! The price is $7. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show PEG + CAT, this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! Research shows that Peg + Cat not only teaches kids math, but also improves family attitudes toward math. Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company based out of New York City. The company’s work aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history. Get your toes tapping for free on Jan 5 at 1 p.m. and Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians utilize the ever popular scientific method to create the impossible! See all of this for $7 on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. “Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. These theatre trained, comically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv, and stand up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed. Get rhyming with Grades 5-8 Curriculum Connections: Language Arts; Performing Arts on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. for $7. Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger’s language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word: Frindle! Before long Nick’s word creates a buzz in his school, his town and then to his surprise it spreads all around the country, and a power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word “Frindle” win? Third- through seventh-graders can find out Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. The cost is $7. Playing to sold out houses all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated “Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody” by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter. Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed). Take your wand and go on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $65. Now through Monday save 10 percent on your Potted Potter tickets with code holiday10. Some restrictions apply.

■NHTI Lynx Women’s Basketball Holiday Inn New Year’s Classic takes place on Saturday, January 5 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NHTI, 31 College Drive. At 12 p.m., it’s NHTI vs. Hudson Valley CC; at 2 p.m., U-Maine Augusta vs. Springfield Tech. Go Contact Paul Hogan, or 271-6484, ext. 4209.

■Come let it flow with Huga Trie. Let paint some fluid art together, have some drinks and share a little moment with friends. $40 pp includes materials: three colors of paint, one 8-inch by 10-inch canvas, gloves and other materials. You must reserve seat in advanced by purchasing a ticket (adults only). Class is limited to 8 people at Area 23, 254 N. State St., Unit H on Jan. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.

■Concord Regional VNA Walk-In Immunization Clinic takes place on Jan. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Center, 21 Centre St. The price is $10 for adults who are uninsured, underserved, and who have no access to needed services. Please bring immunization record with you. Contact Info Concord Regional VNA at 224-4093, ext. 5815.

■Tech Tuesdays happens on Tuesdays through Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Concord City Wide Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road for free. Stop by on Tuesdays to learn about e-books, downloadables, library databases or any other tech questions you may have. Bring your own devices. Contact or 230-4932.

■Unemployment Support Group is a free weekly support group made up of folks who are either unemployed or under-employed who offer emotional support and networking advice in a very casual, judgment-free atmosphere. Share your thoughts on how you are coping in today’s job market on Mondays through Jan. 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. at EJ’s on Main Restaurant 172 Main St. Contact or 494-2510.

■The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics meets for free every Monday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. If you think you might be an adult Child of an alcoholic or dysfunctional family, please go to and read the Laundry List. Contact Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families at

■Now, go back to wondering what your “new toys” will be whether you’re 8 or 80. Love your family. Drink some cocoa. Breathe. If you’re going to church, feel it in a new way. It’s really a birthday party! Have some gingerbread men for breakfast and savor and cherish Christmas Morning! Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Nollaig shona, Prettige Kerstdagen, Nib8iamih8mek, Krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuvakamana, kala christougenna / kala xristougenna, Feliz Natal!, shèng dàn kuài lè, Anu keghi Christmas nu amapi kethighi wa salam pi nthu chupenle, Raska nawa Serma, Piak Pasko Pu Piag Bago Tawn, Madyaw Pagsalog sa Pagka-otaw ni Jesus, Maligayang pasko, Nathaar thina vaalthukal, Masinadyahon nga Paskua Kay Malipayon nga Bag-ong tuig!, Mepiya Pagasaulog sa pagka-otaw ni Jesus aw maontong kaling Omay! Fiya Pagpasko, Mayad pag Pasko kag, Madyaw na Pasko aw malipayong Bag-ong Tuig kamayo, mga lumon, Selamat Hari Natal, Christmas elani nzyu ethan myingona nte topvu Tunghi ematha longshi salam ka, Hyveä rostuon proasnikkoa ta, Christmas Id Mubarak, Khasy India Krismas basuk, naragsak a paskua, Naragsak nga paskua kon barung nga tawon, Nollaig Chridheil, Maa-yong Paskwa, Natal ni shub kaamnao, Krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuvakamana, Kuwa na Krismasi njema, Srechan Bozhich and a Happy and Blessed Christmas to all! Fa-la-la-la-la!



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