Concord town crier for July 14, 2019

Published: 7/12/2019 2:25:12 PM
Modified: 7/12/2019 2:24:59 PM
PENACOOK Nevers’ Band concert

■The farmers market is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 95-97 Village St.

■On Tuesday, the Nevers’ Second Regiment Band will perform a concert beginning at 7 p.m. at Rolfe Park.

CHERYL STINSON

news03303@aol.com

EAST SIDE Church yard sale

■Immanuel Community Church will hold a giant yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There is something for everyone, and items are priced to sell. The church is located at 5 Grover St.

■Concord Grange 322 would like to invite the public to come to its annual “Greet Meet and Eat” on July 23 at Keach Park. The Grange members will have a picnic at 5 p.m. near the area of the pool. The Grange will be serving homemade desserts with cold water during the intermission of Nevers’ Band concert in the park. Debbie Patten is coordinating the food to be served. Bring lawn chairs for the concert. In case of rain, the event will be canceled. Call 496-2917 for more information.

■The planning for this year’s 68th annual Concord Christmas Parade will be held on the Concord Heights. The parade will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23 on Loudon Road. Brian Blackden will be the chairman this year, assisted by Dick Patten and volunteers from the Heights community and Grange. The theme he has chosen for floats to enter will be “My Favorite Christmas Song.” Every parade entry will need to sign a disclaimer not holding anyone responsible for injury to their float participants or marchers during parade formation or marching in the event. Please contact Brian at 229-4967 or Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.

towncrier@cmonitor.com.

WEST SIDE Roller skating nights

■The Everett Arena is hosting roller skating for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, for ages 18 and up from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday and for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5, and quad skate rentals are available for an additional $5 if needed. For more information, call 228-2784.

■The Concord Public Library is offering Music and Movement class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room. It is a program designed for infants to age 3 and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome too. For more information, call 225-8670, ext. 4.

■Join in for Summer Concerts on the Green. Bedford Big Band performs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Presidential Oaks, 200 Pleasant St. Enjoy free popcorn and water during the show. For more information, visit presidentialoaks.org.

■The Lana Kangas of “Lani Tunes” will be performing at the Horseshoe Pond Senior/Activity Center, 26 Commercial St., at 6:30 p.m. today in the community room. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rich at 228-6956.

■Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County will be at Sandy’s Pet Food Center, 141 Old Turnpike Road, for a meet and greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday with a few available pets. Sandy’s Pet Food Center offers a 20% discount to those donating to the animals at Pope Memorial SPCA. For more information, call 856-8756.

■The farmers market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and is located off of Capitol Street. The event offers 40 vendors selling items including meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey and bakery and maple products.

LYNDA PLANTE

717-1632

soxpatscats@gmail.com

SOUTH END Luis Tiant presentation

■At 6 p.m. July 23 at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main Street, hear the improbable story of Luis Tiant, a Boston Red Sox legend and the most qualified 20th-century pitcher not yet enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. In a conversation with Tiant’s co-author, Saul Wisnia, they will be presenting Son of Havana: A Baseball Journey from Cuba to the Big Leagues and Back. In Son of Havana.

■At 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson’s Bookstore, go see David Mahood present One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability. He details the unusual path he followed to become environmentally active. His quest for sustainability led him on a wide-ranging and introspective journey that included encounters with a diverse group of people.

■The Friends of the Audi annual meeting will happen at 6 p.m. today in the reception lobby. It starts with a true potluck supper and ends with the “Friend of the Year” and “Golden Pineapple” awards. There will be a curtain project update. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact President Cathy Kaplan, ctkart@comcast.net, or David Murdo, 344-4747. The Concord Community Concert Association at will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the reception lobby. Its agenda includes Friends’ cooperative voucher project and CCCA’s season. All are welcome. Stay for the potluck supper.

Bakersfield Mist closes today at 2 p.m. the Hatbox Theatre. A 90-minute play, with no intermission, inspired by the true story of a California woman who bought a painting for a few dollars in a thrift shop and thought it could possibly be a lost Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions, Bakersfield Mist introduces two characters at either end of the social spectrum: Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park who finds the painting, and Lionel Percy, a New York-based art expert who takes one look at the painting and offers his assessment.

■Spell “hilarity” at Hatbox Theatre from Thursday to Sunday July 28. The musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will be presented for two weeks, only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 715-2315 or purchased online at hatboxnh.com.

■Did you know one blood donation can help up to three people? I am an 11-gallon donor and counting. It’s easy. It’s faster than any other volunteering you can do. Plus, you get cookies. Please consider donating! Here’s an opportunity: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Road.

■On Wednesday, STEAM goes to the moon. Go to the Concord Public Library and make moon rovers, oreo moon phases and moon rocks! Register by calling 225-8670.

■“Beat the Librarians Trivia Night” is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Litherman’s Limited Brewery, 126 Hall St. The trivia challenge is back. Join us to test your trivia skills. Create a team of four to six players and compete against a group of librarians made up of staff from the Baker Free Library and Concord Public Library. The summer reading edition will include loads of space-themed trivia. There are prizes for the winning team.

■There is a yard sale at Immanuel Community Church at 9 a.m. Saturday at 5 Grover St. You’ll find plenty to choose from at this mega sale: books, clothes, household goods, toys, etc. Everything is priced to sell. No early birds, please.

■On Saturday at 6 p.m., come one, come all for an exciting evening of roller derby with Concord’s own Granite State Roller Derby. Roller derby is an exciting, family-friendly sport. We welcome all to come to experience this exciting sporting event right here in town. Join us at the Everett Arena as the team skates against Gotham Girls Roller Derby. Kids 10 and under are free.

■A cemetery talk and walk program starts in the library auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Jill McDaniel of the Parks & Recreation Department’s Cemetery Office will talk about the work that it does for the Concord cemeteries and cemetery records. As we walk to the Old North Cemetery, she’ll tell us a story about some of the people buried there. Then we will see some gravestones in person.

■Street closures are happening for the N.H. National Guard Road Race from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Pembroke Road, Industrial Park Drive, Chenell Drive and Regional Drive will be closed. On Saturday, Capitol Street, from Green Street to North State Street, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the farmers market.

■Happy 50th anniversary of America’s historic moon landing! What an accomplishment! Do you know the real quote was “That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.”? The static on the radio “bleeped” out the word.

JEAN VER HOEVEN

856-304-5830

jeanann@voicenet.com


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