Concord Town Crier for Jan. 13, 2019

Published: 1/11/2019 5:01:03 PM
PENACOOKWinter market is open

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


EAST SIDE‘Fade’ to play at Hatbox

■A new play by Greg Parker, called Fade, will be featured at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall through Jan. 20. For information on this show and others plus tickets, visit

■The City Wide Community Center has a lot to offer this month. The Out to Lunch group will be going to Cheers on Depot Street on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Sign up with Becky at 230-4982 or email her at On Jan. 25, there will be a craft activity to make a burlap wreath. An Extension Educator from UNH will talk about Great Grain Discoveries on Jan. 30. Contact Becky with any questions at 230-4982 or

■On Jan. 23, there will be a Special Winter Fling Film Event with the showing of Top Hat with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Sweeney Hall Auditorium at NHTI. Admission is a suggested $5 donation and NHTI students will be admitted for free with a valid NHTI I.D. Call 271-6484, ext. 4101, or visit

■The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics will meet Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. To learn more, visit Adult

■The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-3982.

■The Karner Blue Toastmasters will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at the environmental services building. Call 568-3126.



WEST SIDEDrop off trees at station

■The Concord Chorale will perform a winter concert today at South Congregational Church. Immortality is a world premier commissioned work composed by St. Paul’s School’s Nicholas White, plus two psalm settings by Heinrich Schultz. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 to $25; students free. For more information, visit

■This is the last week for residents to place their Christmas tree curbside with their trash on their scheduled collection day. Wreaths and artificial trees will not be collected and all lights, tinsel, and decorations need to be removed or the tree will not be collected. Trees can also be dropped off at the Transfer Station, 77 Old Turnpike Road, during their open hours in January at no charge. For more information call, 225-8500.

■Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a Family and Friends CPR class on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 250 Pleasant St. This program will teach you how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant and is designed for those who do not need a course completion card. The cost to attend is $30 and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

■The Concord Public Library is offering a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) children’s activity on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Room. For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

■The Good Life Programs & Activities, 254 N. State St., book sale starts Monday and goes from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday and on Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public. For more information, call 228-6630.

■The City of Concord and the Black Ice Pond Hockey Committee invites everyone to mark your calendar and join in for the 9th Annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament the weekend of Jan. 24 to 27 at White Park. For tournament divisions and schedules, visit



SOUTH ENDHelp out with rail trail

■Award-winning journalist and animal advocate Jennifer Skiff (The Divinity of Dogs) visits Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22. She’ll share a look into the protectors of animals around the world, in Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World, people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations. Countless times throughout our lives, we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away and instead worked to save animals. Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning journalist who traveled the globe as a correspondent for CNN for more than a decade.

■On Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, New Hampshire children’s author Dorothy Prive visits to share her new book, Stanley Big Thumbs, teaching us that our differences can help us in different situations. Stanley was born differently from the other cats in his family. For a long time, it made him feel like an outcast who didn’t belong. But when disaster strikes on the farm he calls home, the very thing that made him feel insecure allows him to save the day. A heartwarming story sure to make kids smile, Stanley Big Thumbs addresses the complicated issues of self-esteem and confidence in a way that is easy for children to understand.

■On Jan. 26, Laughta in New Hampsha presents Brita Wanger and a Comedy Writing Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at 7 Broadway. Learn about material preparation, submission, monologues, scripts and sketches. The cost is $65. Email to register or call 496-4966.

■Join Concord Young Professionals Network on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for their first networking event of the new year! We’re bringing you to Concord’s own indie theater, Red River! Join us for snacks, drinks, and networking with Capital region professionals. Attendance is complimentary and registration is always appreciated. Please register in advance to be entered to win a special door prize! Register at 224-2508 or

■Also at Red River Theatres, Member Free Popcorn Day is Thursday, all day! All current Red River Theatres members will receive a medium popcorn when they show their membership card at the Concession Stand. This month, enjoy your free popcorn when you attend La La Land. Arrive early and enjoy a dance demo at 6:30 p.m. Red River Theatres and NHTI’s Winter Fling have partnered to show this special dance-themed screening of La La Land! Participate in an exciting raffle, and buy-a-vote for NHTI’s Winter Fling event on Jan. 26. Then get ready to watch the musical on the big screen.

■Also coming to the big screen: On the Basis of Sex, (Please note: The 2 and 8 p.m. shows on Tuesday will be played with closed captions for attendees with hearing impairments.), Monrovia, Indiana, The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots, The World Before Your Feet, Shoplifters and Green Book. Contact 224-4600, ext. 2.

Fade tells the story of Henry Wilson, a brilliant academic struggling with a difficult, degenerative mental disease. As his memory slowly fades we witness the effects on his family members, particularly his youngest daughter Aerin, and husband Martin, who take him in and serves as his primary caretakers. As time begins to run out, his coping mechanisms become eerily more real and he struggles to make peace with the greatest regrets and secrets of his life. Mature topics and language. See it on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 20 at the Hatbox Theater in the Steeplegate Mall.

■Thank you to all of you who have shown your enthusiasm for the Merrimack River Greenway Trail by donating to our Giving Tuesday campaign. It is because of you we are able to continue advocating for the development of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail. In the last three years, Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail has spent almost $77,000 on design, permitting and site preparation and we expect to spend at least $69,000 more next year for construction of Phase 1 in Terrill Park. All that money was donated! As we head into 2019, we are still in need of your support. We will continue progress on the planned trail in Terrill Park and we are also planning some first steps to build the Concord Rail Trail, which will connect Downtown Concord to the Northern Rail Trail in Boscawen! Haven’t been able to give yet? They rely on you. Your donation of $10, $50, $100, $250, or $1,000 will help us continue to be a voice for the Trail and trail users. You can donate by check or by credit card online at

■It’s the 75th anniversary of Concord dance shows; the 50th anniversary of Gen Woodward’s Studio, and the biggest lineup of schools and dancers in 28 years at the Audi! Director Miranda Milano and Producer David Murdo are organizing a very special family-friendly evening. Then on Jan. 21 marks a day of service at the Audi with the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Community Service Day. The winter “Pitch In” begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Audi lobby with an all-hands-on-deck assembly line for the February-June bulk mailing. We’ll be serving a Panera breakfast too. Info: . Also that week on Wednesday, Jan. 23, the schedule book opens for the 2019-20 season at the Booking Meeting at 8 a.m. at the Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road. This is your chance to make your mark on the calendar of events for the upcoming season. For more information, contact They look forward to seeing you at this event and many more in the months to come: Rhythm Of The Night – 2019, A Record-Setting Dance Production, Saturday at 7 p.m. This time there’s a company of 200, with 165 dancers, dazzling lights and sound, and a big production team. It’s a great way to heat up a cold January night!

■Seventy six years ago today, my parents were wed! Special thanks from me for that wise decision!



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