Concord Town Crier for Jan. 20, 2019

Published: 1/18/2019 6:37:04 PM
PENACOOK Adult book club meets

■The Penacook Branch Library’s adult book club will meet Wednesday, at 7 p.m., at the library on Merrimack Street. January’s selection is The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck, a story of three women and their experiences after the fall of Nazi Germany. All are welcome to join the discussion. Future book titles and dates are posted at the library.

■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.


EAST SIDE Last chance to see ‘Fade’

■Today at 2 p.m. is the last performance of Fade, a new play by Greg Parker. For information on this show and others, visit

■Concord Grange No. 322 recently held a work session to plan for the coming year. Grange Treasurer Debbie Patten presented the budget for this year. The secretary announced that letters for payments are going out in the mail. Lecturer Gary Ford presented the program for the coming year. The Grange members are asked to send sunshine cards to Judith Chase and Yvonne Crocker, who are recuperating. The Concord Grange will be celebrating their 100th anniversary this year with special events and Grange Historian Dick Patten will be doing the research. The members are are reminded to send Valentine Day cards to their secret pals. There will be planning meetings for the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April l20. The next Grange meeting will be on March 25 at 6:30 p.m, at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 48 Airport Road. Please call Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.

■On Friday, there will be a craft activity to make a burlap wreath with the senior program at the City Wide Community Center on Canterbury Road. An Extension Educator from UNH will talk about Great Grain Discoveries on Jan. 30. Contact Becky from the senior program at 230-4982 or

■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 on Hazen Drive. Call 568-3126.



WEST SIDE Support basketball team

■Support the Concord High School Girls Basketball Team by attending their Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road). The players will be serving up pancakes, sausage and beverages. Tickets are $5 per person prior to the event or $7 at the door. All proceeds help support the Girls Basketball Program. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah at The event’s snow date is scheduled for Feb. 2.

■The Concord Public Library is offering a session titled “Taking Care of Mom and Dad: The Aging Process” on Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. Join Debra Desrosiers, Visiting Angels, as she talks about the physical, financial, cognitive and other common issues of aging people. You will learn about planning for reality as well as your options at any age. This is a City of Concord Wellness Program that is open to the public. For more information, call 2252-8670, ext. 2.

■Singers are invited to the Concord Chorale Open Sing on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. Meet the director and membership, preview the spring concert repertoire, and then schedule an audition. Rehearsal space is at Concord High School, 170 Warren St., in the Band Room. Enter through the Fruit Street side door near the corner of Pleasant St., across from the gas station. Fore more information visit

■The Women’s Club of Concord, 44 Pleasant St., is having a Murder Mystery event, “The Sour Grapes of Wrath” on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 and all proceeds will benefit the Chamberlin House. Dessert, hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. For more information, call 225-4609. The snow date will be Saturday.

■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 starting Thursday and continuing through the weekend at White Park. For tournament divisions and schedules, visit

■The Suncook Valley Chorale will be holding a Winter Open Sing on Jan. 28. Open Sings are held at Concord High School, 170 Warren St., in the Band Room. The Suncook Valley Chorale is Concord’s non-auditioned community chorus. Open Sings are a chance to preview our coming season and decide if you’d like to join them. For more information about the chorale, visit their website at or follow them on Facebook.

■Everett Arena is open for public ice skating today 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.

■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 END Cheers to Wine Week

■Discover your inner Sherlock Holmes at the Women’s Club of Concord’s Murder Mystery, “The Sour Grapes of Wrath.” Deduce the murderer at 44 Pleasant St. on Friday, (snow date Saturday) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy dessert, hors d’ oeuvres and beverages. Proceeds will benefit Chamberlin House. The cost is $2. Call 225-4609 with any questions.

■Ghost Ship Radio is thrilled to bring Victoria Valentine: Paranormal Investigator to the Hatbox Theatre on Sunday, March 24 and May 26 at 2 p.m. in the Steeplegate Mall. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, and $12 for senior members. It’s 1942 in New York City, the “City That Never Sleeps.” While evil might lurk in the shadows and in the hearts of men, it’s never content being mundane. Evil doesn’t play by the rules, and when things take a turn for the paranormal, there’s only one Private Eye to call: Victoria Valentine. Vic Valentine began as an original podcast series performed in the style of old-timey radio plays such as The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, and Dick Tracy.

■Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world’s premiere brass ensembles and has captivated audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. No wonder their videos have garnered millions of YouTube views. Their performances blend original compositions with classical favorites, jazz standards, and popular hits. As always, the repertoire is presented with the group’s iconic humor and wit in scenes so clever that they would be worthy of Monty Python. Enjoy them at the Capitol Center for the Arts for free Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. These tickets are available now with a limit of four per patron!

■Historian Jack Noon visits Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., on Thursday at 6 p.m., to talk about his book, The Tornado of 1821. It describes an extremely violent weather anomaly which hit N.H. towns from the Connecticut River to the Merrimack through Croydon, Sunapee, Lake Sunapee, New London, Sutton, Warner and Webster in a single hour. For sheer, concentrated violence, the Sunapee-Kearsarge Tornado of Sept. 9, 1821, was by far New Hampshire’s worst weather event, ever. Jack Noon is a New Hampshire historian and the author of fourteen books of non-fiction and historical fiction.

■Bringing people together, face-to-face, to improve ourselves and the world around us. Circles meet regularly, using Ben Franklin’s classic 13 virtues (temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, chastity, tranquility, humility) to spark discussion about members’ goals and aspirations – who they want to be, and what they want to contribute to the work. Join them the second Monday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m., at True Brew Café, 45 S. Main St., when a specific virtue will be the topic. Join them monthly or come when you’re able to. Contact Aron at for more information or visit

■There are a lot of ways to commune with nature this month at the N.H. Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road. Check their website at for more information. Coming this week: Brockway Wee Explorers on Tuesday; Brockway Junior Ecologists on Thursday; Nature Club on Friday; Birds and Beans Coffeehouse presents Cosy Sheridan on Friday; Eagles, and others, on the Merrimack on Jan. 27; Yoga with the Animals on Jan. 27; Wee Wonders on Jan. 30; Who is Wearing White? on Jan. 30; and Nature Club on Jan. 31. It’s the big outdoors right in the city!

■Arranged to take place on the eve of MLK Day, this concert with violinist Tami Lee Hughes will feature traditional repertoire and the music of African American composers. Ms. Hughes launched The Legacy Show, a live concert inspired by her solo album, to celebrate cultural contributions of African American composers past and present. She performs on numerous recordings, including projects for Grammy award-winning artists Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond and Aretha Franklin. She captivates audiences with her lavish sound and rich artistry, performing with timeless beauty and grace. This is a free event today at the Chapel of St. Peter & St. Paul, St. Paul’s School, 325 Pleasant St. Call 229-4645, contact Nicholas White at or visit for more information.

■After the concert, through Feb. 23, enjoy the work of illustrator David Petersen at St. Paul’s School Crumpacker Gallery. It features finished drawings as well as conceptual sketches. The works included in this show will explore Petersen’s evolution from an art student to a professional illustrator and author. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

■For the first Choral Evensong of 2019, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m., the Chapel Choir of St. Paul’s School will collaborate with Mark Andrew Cleveland, voice teacher at SPS, for a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s songs that set the poetry of John Donne. Enjoy this free event at the Chapel of St. Peter & St. Paul, St. Paul’s School, 325 Pleasant St.

■For more than a century, the New Hampshire Historical Society has collected signs that have been part of the landscape and culture of the state of New Hampshire. Some have become iconic symbols of the Granite State, while others are so commonplace as to be barely noticed. Either way, signs have been ever-present throughout the state’s history, whether they are supporting a cause or a candidate, tempting us to buy something, or pointing us where we want to go. In the society’s new exhibition, discover how signs can also serve as a window into our past and capture a moment from New Hampshire’s history. Admission is free for Society members and $7 for nonmembers at 30 Park St. Signs of the Times runs Saturday through October, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional information can be found by contacting Christopher Moore at, calling 28-6688 or visiting

■Also on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., bring the whole family to the New Hampshire Historical Society for Family Fun Day, an afternoon of games, crafts and storytelling. Explore our historic building, tour our exhibits, test your knowledge of Granite State trivia and make a New Hampshire-themed craft to take home. Introduce your kids to the special things that make New Hampshire a wonderful place to live. Family Fun Day is geared for families with kids ages 6 to 10, but all ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a drop-in program, and registration is not required. The cost is free for members; $5 for nonmembers at 30 Park St. Additional information is the same as above.

■It’s time to toast N.H. Wine Week! Whether you’re new to wine, an expert or anywhere in between, New Hampshire Wine Week offers opportunities not to be missed. For a full week each winter, the wine community comes to New Hampshire, bringing wine industry giants, educational seminars, hundreds of varietals, gourmet food and more. It all revolves around northern New England’s largest wine event, the Winter Wine Spectacular, to benefit Easterseals. Visit the N.H. Wine Week website for a calendar of events that includes in-store tastings, bottle signings, exclusive dinners, the intimate Cellar Notes seminar with Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset and more at Here are some of the events in our neighborhood: Sean Minor Wine Dinner on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Firefly, 22 Concord St.; Michael David Winery Dinner on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at O Steaks and Seafood, 11 S. Main St.; and Cambria Wine Dinner on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Revival Kitchen, 11 Depot St. Cheers!



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