Concord Town Crier columns for March 31, 2019

Published: 3/29/2019 5:48:17 PM
PENACOOK Tea party at the library

■The Friends of Penacook Branch Library will hold their annual children’s tea party on Saturday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the upstairs room at the library. School-aged children are invited to dress up for the occasion and bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal. Refreshments will be served and a spring craft will be created by the children.

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


WEST SIDE Renew dog licenses

■The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for their Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2020. This program fosters civic awareness in the community, and participants are equipped with information they need in order to become more involved in activities that will enhance the region. For more information, go to or call 224-2508.

■Dog license renewals for 2019 are now available and due prior to April 30. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 225-8500 or visit

■The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents The Elephant in the Room Series with playreadings and community discussion on the Opiod Crisis Effect on Families on April 9 at NHTI. The event is free and will start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

■The Horseshoe Pond Senior/Activity Center, 26 Commercial St., is holding an Arts and Crafts program on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m with Sally Quinn. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call Rich at 228-6956.

■Friends of Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., invite you and your family to join them for dinner on Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Chef Andy is preparing your choice of fresh-baked or fried haddock, homemade clam chowder, coleslaw and mac and cheese. Fried fish, french fries and coleslaw dinner is only $10. Carry out is available! For more information, call 224-7418.

■Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship through the Zonta Club of Concord. Any New Hampshire woman studying business or a related field at the college or graduate level and are in at least their second year are eligible to apply; deadline is April 19. Information and applications are available at or by e-mailing Janice Severance at

■The Concord Public Library would like you to join other book lovers at their low-pressure book club on Wednesday at the True Brew Barista, 3 Bicentennial Square! Chat about what you’ve been reading, and listen to suggestions and recommendations from other readers. There are no assigned books in this group; just come and share your latest reads! They will talk books from 6 to 7 p.m., and mingle from 7 to 8 p.m. Library staff will be on hand to take notes and, will share the group’s recommendations in the library newsletter. For more information, call 225-8670.

■Happy Birthday Pat Lang!



SOUTH END See a show this month

■The public is invited to “Discover the music inside you,” when Concord Community Music School opens its doors for the free Community Music Fest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 23 Wall St. The Community Music Fest is a whole new spin on the Music School’s former Performathon event, with a goal of ramping up the interactivity and fun. No musical experience is necessary to participate in all-ages jam sessions, workshops, performances and other musical family activities. While the Fest is taking place, the Instrument Petting Zoo runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., giving everyone a chance to try more than a dozen musical instruments with help from friendly volunteer musicians. Concord Community Music School’s Community Music Fest is free to attend. A full schedule will be available the week before the event. For more information, call 228-1196 or visit

■Concord Community Music School’s April Bach’s Lunches are coming up jazzy. Please join us for a free lecture and concert this Thursday as well as April 11 at 12:10 p.m.! See the website for more details: .

■Concord Community Music School is proud to welcome two accomplished teaching artists to its faculty: mezzo soprano Jazimina MacNeil, and fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki. Jazimina and Jordan are now accepting new students for spring. All musical abilities are welcome, and tuition will be prorated based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester. Please call 228-1196 for information or to register. More information at

■It’s another great month at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Check out these great shows: on Saturday see Paul Reiser with opener Vance Gilbert; on April 9 and 10, watch the Wild Kratts 2.0; and on April 11 see the rebroadcast of National Tour of “Million Dollar Quartet.” Then a special event featuring Piff the Magic Dragon on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. After earning national acclaim as the standout star of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” Piff The Magic Dragon continues to win over audiences across the globe with his mythical mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm that ignites a one-of-a-kind comedy magic show you have to see to believe! Tickets are $35 and $25, while Piff’s Private Party is an additional $35 (limited to 50 attendees).

■On April 10 at 6 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, Mike Morin bowls a strike as he presents his new book on the phenomenon of lunchtime televised candlepin bowling! Morin watched hundreds of hours of classic TV matches and then sought out the bowlers to uncover what really happened on (and off) the lanes. Raised in Detroit, Mike Morin discovered candlepins later in life and quickly became interested in the stars whose stories made the game so compelling.

■Starting on Friday through April 7 is Beer, Food, Hope, and Baseball: Three One Act Plays. “Facing Backward” explores how after an 86-year drought, The Boston Red Sox are the 2004’s World Series Champions. “The Milltown Metaphors” is set the night before Kourtney’s wedding. She probably should have ignored that hot young waiter and that swimming pool. “Throw the Bums Out” asks if a struggling coffee shop can keep its doors open when a recession fills it with penniless homeless street bums? Maybe, provided they can first figure out who the bums actually are. Come find the answers Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Beer, Food, Hope, And Baseball may not be suited for young children. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, $12 for senior members.

■Easter Eggstravaganza comes back to the Bektash Temple, 189 Pembroke Road from Friday to Sunday. Come win over 150 beautiful baskets. There are kids’ activities, raffles, live entertainment, a silent auction and the Easter Bunny and other characters. Get tickets at the door for adults $5, seniors $4 and kids under 12 are free as are seniors on Friday. The hours on Friday are 3 to 8 p.m; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

■The library is full of fun! Check their website for details on these events like Books & Brew, Concord Reads Film Festival, and children’s events.

■The TPAC - Bike and Pedestrian Subcommittee meets on Monday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall, 41 Green St.

■Happy April Fool’s Day tomorrow to one and all!



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