Concord Town Criers

Published: 5/25/2019 9:48:23 PM
PENACOOKSenior health clinic

■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.

CHERYL STINSON

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WEST SIDEMemorial Day parade

■The Memorial Day Parade is Monday at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at the Capital Shopping Center, go up Pleasant Street Extension, north on Main Street to Bouton Street, turn onto North State Street, pause at Old North Cemetery to lay a wreath, resume and make their way to Capital Street where the parade will end for a ceremony at the City Plaza War Memorial. All are invited to watch and listen to the ceremony. Any and all veterans are welcome to march/walk in the parade with the Veteran Organizations. For questions, contact Paul Lloyd at pjl64@comcast.net or 715-5431.

■There will be no trash and recycling collected Monday (Memorial Day) due to the holiday. All routes will be moved one day forward to conclude Saturday with Friday’s route.

■Join the N.H. Rare Disorders Association for the 3rd Annual Hoofbeats 5K on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at NHTI, 31 College Drive. There will be live music, snacks and door prizes! Level wheelchair friendly course is 5K certified and professionally timed for competitive runners. Benefits the N.H. Rare Disorders Association. Prizes for top runners, rollers, and fundraisers. Adults are $25, kids 6 and under free, ages 7 to 14 only $15. For more information or to register, visit nhraredisordersassociation.org.

■The Horseshoe Pond Senior/Activity Center, 26 Commercial St., is offering Senior Exercise Classes on Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call Rich at 228-6956.

■The Suncook Valley Chorale annual spring concert “We Sing For Joy,” celebrations of the joy of singing and of community, will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors and $18 general admission and are available at the door or from members. For more information, email publicrelations@svcnh.org.

■The Concord Public Library is offering Family Storytime on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Blanchard Room. This fun class includes stories, fingerplays, songs, and fun – all designed to strengthen your child’s reading or pre-reading skills! All ages are invited. Groups are welcome! 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 capital.toastmastersclubs.org.

LYNDA PLANTE

717-1632

soxpatscats@gmail.com

SOUTH ENDSinging for joy

■On Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., join them for a children’s storytime as picturebook author Mary Beth Stevens shares Tippy Finds a Home, the story of a sweet dog searching for its forever home, and finding his place in his foster family. The real Tippy will make an appearance as well!

■It’s been said that if music is math, then Brian Wilson just might be Einstein. But no comparisons are really necessary; he’s Brian Wilson, an American composer, arranger and producer whose work has proved to be as powerful as faith, as timeless as love and as heartfelt as mercy. Go see him June 8 at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Arts for Center for “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” Tour with opener Beat Boot Revival. Tickets are $99, $79 and $59. VIP package is $395.

■There’s a blood drive at the New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center, 48 Airport Road, on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors will receive a $5 Amazon e-gift card and a $1 coupon towards the purchase of Cabot Cheese products! Go to redcrossblood.org to make your appointment now! Thank you for helping us save lives!

■We Sing for Joy is on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Concord Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St. The Suncook Valley Chorale presents their annual spring concerts, celebrations of the joy of singing and of community. Tickets are available at the door or from members. Please join us as We Sing For Joy!

■Come enjoy live music, snacks, and great door prizes at this all-abilities 5K on Saturday at 9 a.m. at NHTI, 31 College Drive. The level wheelchair and stroller friendly course is 5K certified and professionally timed for the competitive runner. Proceeds benefit the N.H. Rare Disorders Association which provides medical education, advocacy, and outreach to support those with rare conditions. Prizes for top runners, rollers, and fundraisers are awarded. Register soon to be guaranteed and event T-shirt!

■At the Audi, Vibes of Style presents The International Dance Show! A carnival on stage live at the Concord City Audi. A dance show that will take you all around the world. See dancing to Reggae, Calpyso, Spanish and all of your favorite American music. Live DJ by DJ Manolo, who will take you to places of fun, all on stage. Food and beverages are on sale. Come support their non-profit dance program, enjoying this family summer fun beginning on June 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $20.

■The “Beyond the Statehouse” 7th Annual Advocacy Summit will be an afternoon of education, connection and celebration! The afternoon will feature a prominent keynote speaker, Summit Panel consisting of members of the arts community, a presentation by Nina OzluTunceli from Americans for the Arts, a PechaKucha presentation featuring stories from each of the five Executive Council districts, the Arts Advocate of the Year Award Ceremony, followed by a reception. We would be honored to have you attend this fantastic afternoon with us on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St.

■South Congregational Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday, the week of June 17 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Join the Green Team to learn about the earth’s colors as we hear the stories of creation, trusting God, the crossing of the river and the great commission. Each day, we will nourish these stories to truly appreciate this amazing world. In the mornings there will be an array of stories, songs, crafts and games. In the afternoons, we will embrace the story in unique ways and determine our response to caring for the earth. The cost is $40 per child. To sign-up check out our website at southchurchconcord.org. For questions or more information, please contact Alison Nyhan at 224-2521.

■The Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub, 60 D’Amante Drive, announced they will honor Memorial Day with veterans as well as active duty military with special meal deals. These tributes launch on Memorial Day, Monday, followed by July 4 and Veterans Day. On Memorial Day, veterans or active duty military who purchase any meal will receive a free entrée from the “9 Real Size Entrées” for $9.99 menu by presenting proof of service. All year long veterans and active duty military who visit their local Ninety Nine can receive a 10% food discount (offered daily) by presenting proof of service.

■See The Welcome Screening & Discussion with Brig. General Donald C. Bolduc at the Riverbend Community Mental Health, 149 East Side Drive, on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Welcome offers a fiercely intimate view of life after war: the fear, anger and isolation of post-traumatic stress that affects vets and family members alike. As we join these vets in a small room for an unusual five day healing retreat, we witness how the ruins of war can be transformed into the beauty of poetry. Here our perceptions are changed, our psyches strained and our hearts broken. At the end, when this poetry is shared with a large civilian audience, we begin to understand that all of us are a vital piece of the welcome as veterans try to find the way back home. Their examples of unflinching honesty, courage and love lift us up, inspiring all of us once again to feel our common humanity, always the first casualty of war.

■Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. (Mark Twain) “I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” (John Thune) “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” (George S. Patton) In between hot dogs and potato salad, take a moment to remember the honored fallen on Monday. Happy Memorial Day to all!

JEAN VER HOEVEN

856-304-5830

jeanann@voicenet.com




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