Concord Town Crier for April 7, 2019

Published: 4/5/2019 4:20:50 PM
PENACOOK Spring Fair this week

■United Church of Penacook will hold their indoor/outdoor Spring Fair 2019 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-three crafters and product vendors will offer new handmade crafts, attic treasures, and baked goods. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the Food Pantry. Please visit for directions; use the rear entrance at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street in Penacook for the fair.

■The Penacook Historical Society will meet on Wednesday at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m., which will be a continuation of Ruth (Marty) Speed’s program on the history of the Bog and Penacook Village. This month, they would like to hear your stories. What was Penacook like when you were growing up? All are welcome to attend and to share your memories and photos.

■Concord Regional VNA will hold Senior Health Clinics at Briar Pipe Apartments this Friday, as well as April 26, 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.

Welcome Molly Brochu to the Hair Clip on Village Street! You can make an appointment with Molly by calling 753-0000.


EAST SIDE Discover magic at mall

■The Central N.H. Storytellers Guild will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond Place. All tellers and listeners are welcome.

■The City Wide Community Center has many activities for all ages. The Senior Program offers indoor walking, lunches, and a variety of games. Contact Becky at 230-4982 or for more information.

■The NHTI Stage Lynx spring show is Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward and directed by Kelli Connors. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. Free for NHTI students, $14 admission for public ($8 ages 12 and under).

■The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-3983.

■The Karner Blue Toastmasters will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at the environmental services building. Call 586-4126 for more information.

■Hatbox Theatre will have Discovering Magic on Wednesday; Queen City Improv on Thursday and Music out of the Box on Friday, all at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors, students and members and $12 for senior members. On Saturday, the Hatbox Performance Lab will be at 2 p.m. For more information, visit

■Concord Grange No. 322 welcomed State Master Chris Heath at its recent meeting. The Grange draped its charter in memory of Donald Little who passed away recently. The Grange is in need of volunteers to help with the annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 20 at 11 a.m. at Keach Park. Please contact Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.


WEST SIDE Join the Fun Run

■There will be a book discussion on Not Fade Away, (How to thrive in retirement), by Celia Dodd, at the Women’s Club of Concord, 44 Pleasant St., on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. This book guides you through these challenges to help one find new meaning and purpose. It can be purchased at Gibson’s Bookstore at a book group rate.

■The Concord City Auditorium is offering a free Walker Lecture Series Event on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Camerata New England brings extraordinary chamber music to the Audi stage and is always a favorite to the Walker Series audience. For more information, call 228-2793.

■The Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, is having a Dirty Paws Run Fun on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your family, friends and canine companions to our 2nd annual 5K Dirty Paws Fun Run! You can run or walk the course which starts at the shelter and takes you to the grounds of St. Paul’s School and back again. Dogs are welcome to attend (must be up-to-date on rabies vaccination and safely on a leash at all times). The registration fee is $25. For more information or to register, go to

■This is the last week to join the Friends of Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., 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.

■The Horseshoe Pond Senior/Activity Center, 26 Commercial St., is having a Zumba Gold Class on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with instructor Margot Keyes. The cost to attend is $5. For more information, call Rich at 228-6956.

■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.

■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

■Happy 17th birthday, Ashley and Sydney Plante!



SOUTH END Lot’s to do this week at Red River Theatres

■The N.H. Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also happen over time as makers influence each other and strive to excel. Design, execution and craftsmanship; these are the patterns in this exhibition. Come see for yourself. The Furniture Masters’ Gallery at 49 S. Main St., is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

■Abbot-Downing PTO News: Save the date for the 13th Annual Abbot-Downing School Health Fair on April 17. Mrs. Moffett is looking for help with the Health Fair. If you are interested in helping out, check out

■On Thursday at 6 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., enjoy Thomas Farmen as he guides us through the story of a sweet chocolate lab’s gradual loss of eyesight, in Bessie’s Story: Watching the Lights Go Out.

■At Red River Theatres, Indie Lens Pop-Up Series Presents: Charm City (Simchik Cinema) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontline. In these divisive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground. Indie Lens Pop-Up is a series that Red River Theatres hosts for free in partnership with N.H. PBS to bring people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

■Member Free Popcorn Day at Red River Theatres is Friday, all day! You can have that popcorn while watching Spaceballs Quote-A-Long at 6 p.m. Join us for a special Quote-A-Long event featuring Mel Brooks’s Spaceballs! We invite you to shout out your favorite quotes, dress up as a sci-fi character (all universes welcome!), and join us for some out-of-this-world games! May the Schwartz be with you!

■Jewish journeys begin at the 2019 N.H. Jewish Film Festival! In Season 11, Thursday through April 14, they are exceedingly proud to present a premiere lineup of 17 truly outstanding and diverse films in 5 cities throughout the state that will excite, enlighten, and provoke you, our audience. The festival would not be possible without the valued support of our sponsors, friends of the festival, festival committee members, the JFNH Board, Executive Director Melanie Zalman McDonald, and the JFNH staff. This year’s Festival is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Council on the Arts. Join your N.H. Jewish community at the movies and together, let’s share the power of film. See you at the movies. See for details.

■Save $2 on your regular $10 admission by pre-purchasing your ticket to the fantastic Gun Show. This is the show that always sells out of vendor space and lines begin well before 8 a.m.! Be there on Saturday and April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas N. Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road.

■The 38th annual Milford & Company Indoor Motorcycle Flea Market will take place at the Everett Arena today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parts, leather, jewelry, clothing, and more! General admission is $10. Kids ages 12 and under are free. The snack bar will be open at the Douglas N. Everett Arena.

■Join Community Forester Cory Keeffe on Thursday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to learn how to properly plant and maintain a tree on your property, as well as where to plant it to enjoy benefits for many years. During this event, we will go over the proper planting of a new tree, and participate in a tree planting at the Community Center (weather dependent). In addition, you will learn how to care for your trees, including how to prune branches for maintaining safety and aesthetics. There will also be a demonstration of i-Tree Design, a free program that can be used to help you estimate the benefits of trees on your property, and get input on location, species, and tree size. Free instructional hand-outs from the Arbor Day Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, and International Society of Arboriculture will be available. Children are welcome to participate in a tree-themed activity in the Heights Branch of the Concord Public Library, Harriet Dame Auditorium, 14 Canterbury Road.



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