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Concord crier for July 28, 2019

Published: 7/29/2019 1:54:55 PM
PENACOOKCanadian performers

■Morrill Farm is selling their own homegrown beef at the farm on Penacook Street on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., and at the Penacook and Concord farmers markets. The beef is grass and corn fed. It is processed at a local USDA inspected facility and returned to the farm frozen and vacuumed sealed. A large variety of cuts are available. This is an opportunity to eat local!

■The Penacook Farmers Market is open on Mondays, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at 95-97 Village St.

■On Wednesday, at 7 p.m., Canadian soprano Danielle Buonaiuto and cellist Julia Biber will perform at a free concert at the United Church of Penacook. Buonaiuto appears as soloist and ensemble musician throughout the United States and Canada. Through a broad range of music, her projects are driven by values of community, access, inclusion, and compassion. Samples of her work and additional information about her projects can be found at Cellist Julia Biber has performed around the world as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. This performance is part of the summer series of concerts presented in conjunction with Avaloch Farm Music Institute. You can find additional concert information and directions at

■The Penacook Historical Society, located at 11 Penacook St., will be open for visitors every Sunday in August from 2 to 4 p.m. You can take a tour of the Rolfe House and Barn and learn about the Society and opportunities to volunteer.

■Curium Piano Trio will perform at the United Church of Penacook as part of the summer series of concerts presented in conjunction with Avaloch Farm Music Institute on Thursday at 7 p.m. Curium highlights the works of women composers and performers alongside traditional piano trio repertoire. Samples of Curium Piano Trio’s work and information about their projects can be found at; additional concert information and directions at


EAST SIDEGrange cookout

■Concord Grange No. 322 will have a cookout at the home of Debbie Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, at 5:30 p.m. The members will contribute $5 for their meal which will be hamburgers, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, salads, chips and dessert with beverage. There will be a special meeting of the Grange Executive Committee following the meal. Please contact Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.

■Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, will have an African Community Catholic Mass by the Rev. Maurice Abasilim at 1 p.m. on Aug. 4. This event is being held on the first Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.

■Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will have their annual summer concert and carnival for members of the church and their family Aug. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a barbecue with hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and more, bouncy house for boys and girls, games, and more. Please contact the Rev. Ray Ball at 224-4393 for more information.

■Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is also accepting nominations for Catholic police officers, Catholic firefighters, and a National Registered Catholic Emergency Medical Technician for the annual Blue Mass for First Responders by Catholic Bishop Libasci in September. Please send all nominations to the Rev. Ray Ball for consideration for these awards.

WEST SIDEJoin in on 5K

■Join in for the Run United 5K to benefit the Granite United Way on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. (kids run will be at 5:45 p.m.) The location is Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, with results and timing provided by Millennium Running. The cost to participate is $30 for adults, $10 for ages 14 to 20 and free for ages 13 and under. All participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party with food, beverages, entertainment, and booths from the sponsors. To register, go to For event questions, contact Dawn Champagne at

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

■The Concord Public Library is offering a night of Blooming Canvases on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Need some new art for your walls? Participants will have the chance to make two artworks with vintage seed packet images and flowers cut from scrapbook paper. This class is limited to 15 participants. Register online at, at the Main Desk, or by phone 225-8670.

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities, 254 N. State St., is having a Book Club on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a participant-driven club. Books are picked by the participants, who enjoy meeting to discuss the book of the month and chatting together. All participants are welcome! The book for this month is The Chaperone by Liane Moriarty. It is free to attend and registration is not necessary. For more information, call 228-6630.

■The Nevers’ Band will play Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. at the State House plaza. No need to register, no fees. Bring a chair, the family and a snack while you enjoy the concert series.

■Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a course called Preserve Your Produce on Aug. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Capital Room. Are you tired of throwing away your produce? Learn how you can preserve your produce and save money! The cost to attend is $10. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.



SOUTH ENDSharpen chef skills

■American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 21 was recently awarded four trophies at the 99th Annual Department of New Hampshire combined convention. Awards included Beulah Tasker Trophy for best Education Report, Poppy Trophy for best Poppy Program and participation, the Greer Melvin Fogg Trophy for all-around reporting in District 5. Receiving the trophies for Unit 21 were officers: Charlene Mayo, President, Cindy Young, Second Vice President, Suzanne Isabelle, Historian and Cathy Babson, Chaplain. The trophies will remain on display at Post 21 at 7 Perley St., until the next State Convention in 2020.

■The Hotel Concord has teamed up with the musicians of the Concord Community Music School to present “Summer on the Sidewalk,” a free Thursday-evening series of live, local music in downtown. Performances will take place every other Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. outside The Hotel Concord, 11 S. Main St. If weather demands, musicians will play inside the hotel lobby. Featured performers are current and former Concord Community Music School faculty and students, all of them seasoned performers with fans and collaborators throughout New Hampshire and New England. Look forward to Aug. 8: Matt Langley, saxophone, jazz duo; Aug. 22: David Ross, guitar, and Josh Evans, keyboard, jazz duo; Sept. 5: Eric Klaxton, keyboard, and Scott Kiefner, bass, jazz duo; Sept. 19: David Tonkin, guitar, jazz duo.

■At Red River Theatres, opening and closing soon see Rocketman, Echo in the Canyon, Wild Rose, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Spy Behind Home Plate, Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies, The Farewell and Sword or Trust. Also, they’re hiring! Go to

■On Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., enjoy The New Hampshire Writers Project as they support the development of individual writers and encourage an audience for literature in our state. Join us as New Hampshire authors present titles that the NHWP has helped bring to fruition. Hear Niki Glanz, Memories to Momentum: Stories of Looking Back, Living Forward. Fifty-nine people, including millionaires to the homeless and people of various ethnicities, belief systems, and 20 non-North American childhood locales, surprise and entertain us with their life stories. Sad, even tragic, as well as positive memories often summon startling insights and exemplary models, enhancing our humanity and illumining bits of ourselves in the process. Also learn about Robert L. Napolitano’s The Twins. It’s a fast-paced novel about a plot to bring the United States into a war with Iran. They are followed by Maggie Kemp, Sam, Fisherwoman: The Reel Story features a plucky little girl who is determined to catch a fish without anyone’s help, especially her big brothers. Laugh and cheer for Sam as she faces several hurdles in her quest for success.

■All are welcome to attend the 6th annual Free Summer Concert & Carnival on Aug. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., outside on the grounds of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road! Live music, barbecue, bouncy house, games, fun for all ages! No cost to attend. In case of rain, the event will be indoors.

■Old Town Theatre Company is proud to present Nick Payne’s Constellations at the Hatbox Theatre on weekends, Aug. 1 to 11; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. One relationship. Infinite possibilities. Constellations is a two-person romantic comedy that explores the limitless possibilities of love in the multiverse. A mesmerizing romantic journey begins simply. They fall madly in love and start dating. Or do they? It maps the unlikely relationship between the quantum physicist and the beekeeper, where seemingly mundane choices catapult each other into wholly different lives. Science and romance collide in this thoughtfully touching love story. The play as theater in the round “… uses a unique structure to tell a universal story. It reminds us of the power innate in our smallest choices, and asks us to introspectively look at those choices.” Take advantage of this unique offering in its limited two week run! Reservations may be made either through email at, online at, or on our voicemail at 715-2315. Adults: $17, students/seniors: $14, senior members: $12.

■Designed with Chef Corey Fletcher of Revival Kitchen and Bar and our friends at Lef Farm Greens, this three session series is for parent and one child pair to learn together about cooking, local and healthy food choices. The kids will get to cook a meal together and serve it for their parents! Session One kicks off at Local Baskit with a setting up your kitchen space discussion and knife skills Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Session 2 kicks off at Lef Farm Greens in Loudon, where participants will take a tour of the operations. In addition, there will be an overview on healthy ways to shop in a grocery store. Then the group will head to the Shaws on Loudon Road for a scavenger hunt, think the Guy Fieri Grocery Games, on Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Session Three will be at Revival Kitchen and Bar where the kids will cook a meal together in a real restaurant kitchen. We will do a quick refresher on proper table setting and then the kids will make the recipe with Corey’s supervision, learn plating techniques and then all participants will enjoy the meal together and then work together to cleanup and leave a spotless kitchen. Suggested ages: 9 to 14. Cost: $165 for the three-session series for each parent-child combo. All sessions need to be purchased with only seven slots available. Go here to register:

■On Friday, join the Discovery Center in welcoming Super Stellar Friday speaker, Noreen Grice, founder of You Can Do Astronomy LLC. That’s an accessibility design and consulting company with a focus on making astronomy and space science accessible to people through universal design. Grice’s talk will be primarily centered on how to make astronomy more accessible to people with visual impairments. She will also mention topics from her newest book, Everyone’s Universe: A Guide to Accessible Astronomy Places, which touches on all aspects of making science museums, planetariums and observatories more accessible to all people with disabilities. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and our program will begin at 7 p.m. Doors close at 9:30 p.m. The all-inclusive price for Super Stellar Friday is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children 12 and under, and free for members. Pending clear skies, our observatory will be open and members of the N.H. Astronomical Society will be outside the Discovery Center at dusk with telescopes pointed to the sky, ready to share their knowledge and views from their telescopes for free.




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