Concord Town Crier for April 21, 2019

Published: 4/19/2019 5:37:42 PM
Modified: 4/19/2019 5:37:30 PM
PENACOOK Book club to meet

■Join the Penacook Branch Library book club’s April discussion on Wednesday at 7 p.m. This month’s book selection is The Daily Coyote, by Shreve Stockton. Future book selections and dates are always posted at the library.

■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.


WEST SIDE Spring leaf collection

■The Horseshoe Pond Place, 26 Commercial St., is having a Spaghetti Dinner, with meatballs of course, as well as, salad and bread sticks from Olive Garden on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. All proceeds are in conjunction with the upcoming Walkathon and local Meals on Wheels Program. The cost to attend is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 10 and under. Tickets are available at the Horseshoe Pond Place or by calling Rich at 228-6956 and all tickets will be entered to win a door prize.

■The City of Concord’s Spring Leaf Collection will start Monday and run through June 1. Concord residents who currently participate in the curbside trash collection program are eligible for the Spring Leaf Collection program. Materials are collected weekly for six weeks and must be curbside by 7 a.m. on the same day as your regular trash is collected. Residents have two options for pick-up: 1) Yard waste is placed curbside in paper yard waste bags which are available at local stores or 2) Yard waste is placed curbside in 30-gallon barrels weighing less than 50 pounds clearly marked as “Yard Waste.” No plastic bags containing yard waste will be collected. For more information, visit

■The Concord Public Library is offering Rock Painting for children on Tuesday 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Auditorium. Spread some good feelings by creating a Kindness Rock. Bring your own protective clothing or apron – the paints are permanent! For more information, call 225-8670.

■Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a course called Eat Right for Your Sight on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Do you know lutein found in some foods may protect your eyes? Learn more about this important nutrient and easy ways to include lutein-rich foods you will enjoy. The cost to attend is $15. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

■Tickets are now available for the 7th Annual Mom Prom Partnering with Hearts of Kindness on May 3 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. Tickets are $48 and can be purchased at Your Closet Resale Boutique, 7 N. Main St., or online For more information, call 731-7725.



SOUTH END Biannual quilt show

■The Capital Quilters Guild will hold their biannual quilt show, Power of Color, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and April 28 at the Pembroke Academy Cafe, 307 Academy Road, Pembroke. Over 100 quilts will be on display as well as vendors, raffle baskets, door prizes, and more. Admission is $8, and free for children under 12. This is not to be missed! For more information, go to or call 428-3950.

■Concord Community Music School is offering a special “mini” lesson package for private music lessons through the end of May. Interested in taking lessons – for voice or an instrument – but don’t want to commit to a full semester? For a limited time, try the Music School’s 5-week spring mini lesson package and save 10 percent off regular tuition. The mini lesson package is available to new students or to current Music School students trying a new instrument. The discount applies only from now through June 1. All ages and abilities are welcome (from adult beginners to teenage serious musicians, from young beginners to adults who’ve played for a lifetime, and anything in between!) and financial aid is available. Inquire now to try any of the following private lessons at this introductory rate: Voice (multiple styles), oboe, bassoon, clarinet, flute, trombone, French horn, guitar (multiple styles), piano, percussion, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, bass and fiddle. To learn more or to register for a mini lesson package, please call or email the Music School’s Registrar no later than Tuesday. Call 228-1196, ext.105, email or

■It’s a busy month at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. On Tuesday at 6 p.m., Matt Osgood scribbles in to Gibson’s talk about earning a living with freelance writing, as he presents Write Now! The Guide to Making It in Freelance Writing.

■On April 30 at 6 p.m., Gibson’s is pleased to partner with the League of Conservation Voters to bring in Barbara Finamore of the Natural Resources Defense Council, as she presents: Will China Save the Planet? With the United States stepping back from the forefront of the global climate community, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes.

■Abbot-Downing Spiritwear orders are due by April 28! Go to Orders will be in by May 17!

■Abbot-Downing School PTO and Capital City 21st Century Community Learning Centers presents: Family Night Pasta Dinner on May 2 in the Abbot-Downing School Cafeteria, served 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Come and enjoy one free book (per family), kids activities, and the Scholastic Book Fair! The suggested donations at the door are; $6 per person, and $25 per family. The suggested donations for Ticket pre-sale are $5 per person or $20 per family. Please bring a dessert to share. Any questions, concerns or if you want to help, contact

■Songweavers Women’s Chorus of Concord Community Music School presents its annual spring concerts, entitled “I Am Light” on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St. For tickets and information, go to or call 228-1196. The over one hundred women of Songweavers will sing songs about light. The title song celebrates the light within each person, the spark that binds us together. The concert opens with “What Light Do You Shine In the World?” and includes an array of inspiring songs about the variety of ways people express their light in the world, including singing, shining, dancing, drumming, praying, healing and changing the world. For more information, visit

■Bishop Brady High School will host a workshop for parents of students entering high school. Alice Giarrusso, Academic Coach at Bishop Brady High School, author and educator, will be presenting a free workshop for parents of eighth grade students to help them prepare their children for a successful and rewarding high school career. Get informed on May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Bishop Brady High School Library, 25 Columbus Ave. Reserve your seat at Walk-ins are welcome. Alice is the author of, The Learning Curve; Navigating the Road to High School Success, and the creator and teacher of Jumpstart, a 12-hour summer program designed to prepare students for the challenges of high school. For more information, contact Bishop Brady High School at 224-7419, or Alice at

■Time to dig out your old prom dresses, wedding dresses, or anything that makes you happy – all for a great cause. The 7th Annual Concord Mom Prom, which will take place on May 3 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Drive, will again benefit Hearts for Kindness, a Concord organization. Tickets are $48 and available at Your Closet Resale Boutique, 7 N. Main St. or online at Concord Mom Prom is part of a fun and affordable “ladies’ night out” nationwide event started in 2006. Mom Prom isn’t just for moms: all fun-loving women over 18 are welcome. Wear anything that makes you happy wearing it. This is not a gala! It’s just fun! Many of the prom-goers attend in groups, coming to the event with friends, co-workers, sisters – even their own moms since tickets make great early Mother’s Day gifts.

■Full Time Fools presents The Treasure of Cirque Fou at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road from, this Friday, through October 5. Fridays start at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. The Treasure of Cirque Fou is an all ages circus show that invites audiences on a thrilling adventure aboard the Disco Volante, a research vessel full of misfits on the hunt for a legendary treasure. Join the crew for all the perils that lie ahead on this fantastic voyage on the high seas. Featuring a fusion of theatre, circus, and dance, this adventure includes a mix of Aerial Arts, Acrobatics, Cyr wheel, Flow arts and much more.

■To those celebrating Passover: Chag Pesach sameach!

■May your blessings be as abundant as your jelly beans! Happy Easter! Alleluia!



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