Concord town criers for Nov. 3, 2019

Published: 11/3/2019 7:33:54 PM
PENACOOKHoliday craft fair

■Concord Regional VNA is holding Senior Health Clinics at Briar Pipe Apartments on Fridays, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All 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.

■The Christmas Craft Fair at the United Church of Penacook will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in support of the Food Pantry (open weekly on Tuesday) and the Open Door Community Kitchen (serving meals Mondays and Wednesdays). Crafters will be selling baked goods, Christmas decorations and gifts, knit and crochet items, jewelry, handbags and fashion accessories, metalwork, woodwork, and much more. This year, a special area will feature five tables of Christmas collections and collectibles. The bake sale is open all day and lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. You can visit for more information and pictures of the crafters and the Christmas collectibles as well as directions to the church on the corner of Canal Street and Community Drive.


EAST SIDECity elections Tuesday

■Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s elections. Many times people tend to ignore the city elections, but these are the most important ones especially if you pay property or school taxes. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you have questions about where to vote, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 225-8500 for information.

■Concord Grange 322 reports the 68th annual Concord Christmas Parade is growing by the minute. Brian Blackden, chairman reports he is receiving floats, marching units, and more each day. The Concord Eagles have become a major co-sponsor but the committee is still short $4,000. Please if you wish to help with donations, send a check or money order made payable to Concord Christmas Parade, c/o Mrs. Debra Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord NH 03301. Please contact Brian at 229-4967 or Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information. You can also go on Facebook to the Concord Christmas Parade page.

■Concord Grange 322 is pleased to announce four applications for membership have been received and voted at the next meeting, Nov. 25. The Grange will be providing Christmas gifts for several children this year. The next holiday will be Thanksgiving for secret pals and to send to members.

■Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, is looking for volunteers to help with their 60th annual Christmas Fair to be held on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be raffles, baked goods, holiday decorations and more. Please contact Judy Delisle at 856-5967 or email at for information.

■The next African Community Catholic Mass at IHM will be held today at 1 p.m. Fr. Maurice, Concord Hospital Chaplain, will officiate.

■WICX Catholic Radio 102.7 FM will be hosting its Listener Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 9 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Thomas Babbington, director of Communications for the Diocese of Manchester, will be the featured speaker. The tickets are $25 per person with raffles and prizes awarded throughout the evening. Please call the Rectory at 224-4393 for information.

■If you wish to receive a Thanksgiving Basket from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, please call the rectory at 224-4393 to place your name on the list. The deadline is Nov. 18. If you know of someone who would appreciate a Thanksgiving Basket please call the rectory as well. The church is collecting donations to place in the boxes; call Carolann Wais at 227-6813 for information.

■The Concord Kiwanis Club will meet Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. at the Red Blazer Restaurant. This is a meeting change due to the Veterans Day holiday.

■The Concord Knights of Columbus will meet Nov. 11 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in the Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. The members will be assisting in getting ready for the Christmas Creche to be placed on the State House Plaza on Nov. 29.

■Sunshine wishes are extended to Yvonne Crocker and Beverly Edwards!

■The 34th annual Concord Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration planning is well underway to be held on Nov. 29 with activities to start at 3:30 p.m. The tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Please send a tax-deductible donation to Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, PO Box 1482, Concord, NH 03302. We need to raise an additional $3,000. All donations from $1 to whatever amount will be so appreciated. Please call 496-2917 for information.

■Stewardship Sunday and Potluck will be today from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please pray, plan and consider as you decide how you may help sustain Grace Episcopal Church with your 2020 pledge. Please complete and return the enclosed pledge certificate today. As we did last year, we will cap the campaign with a potluck meal following collection of the pledge certificates at the service. Again, as before, soup will be provided with anyone who wishes bringing either salad or dessert to share. As before, please plan on staying for the meal whether pledging or not, a member or not – the meal is open and welcoming to all.



WEST SIDE ‘Laughta in N.H.’

■Bishop Brady High School is hosting an open house on Thursday at 7 p.m. There will be student-hosted booths for club, activities, and athletics, classroom visits and school tours led by students. RSVP at or call 224-7418 for more information.

■The Concord Public Library would like you to join other book lovers at their low-pressure book club on Wednesday at the True Brew Barista, 3 Bicentennial Square. Chat about what you’ve been reading, and listen to suggestions and recommendations from other readers. There are no assigned books in this group; just come and share your latest reads! They will talk books from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and mingle from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Note this is a new start time. Library staff will be on hand to take notes and, will share the group’s recommendations in the library newsletter. For more information, call 225-8670.

■Horseshoe Pond Place will be holding a Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces are available for $10; call 856-8541 to inquire.

■The Capital City Sunrise Rotary Club is currently adding new members during their Annual Membership Drive. This is critical in fulfilling a lot of volunteer roles including the State House Tree Lighting Ceremony. If you are interested in joining or have any questions about the club, contact Jim Spain at

■Capital Toastmasters will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord (behind the Concord Hospital) at 151 Langley Parkway. Call 210-386-7351 or visit

■Gobble Up Some Laughs on Nov. 14 when “Laughta in New Hampsha” kicks off with a Thanksgiving-themed night of standup comedy at Tandy’s Pub, 1 Eagle Square. The evening features the talent of five seasoned comedians that hail from Boston, Maine, and New Hampshire. They are: Ben Davis, Karen Desmarais, Colleen McCauley, Trent Wells, and headliner Sam Pelletier. Tickets are $12 and available at EventbriteNoDo Productions, and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tandy’s Pub offers a full bar and refreshments. For more information, email

■The 34th annual Concord Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration planning is well underway to be held on Nov. 29 with activities to start at 3:30 p.m. The tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Please send a tax-deductible donation to Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, PO Box 1482, Concord, NH 03302. We need to raise an additional $3,000. All donations from $1 to whatever amount will be so appreciated. Please call 496-2917 for information.

■As I head into my 13th year of volunteering for the Town Crier, I want to take a moment and thank the West Enders and so many others throughout the city that read the Town Crier. I enjoy hearing from all of you so please keep the information coming.



SOUTH ENDWheelchair Basketball

■Take some pressure off of the Christmas Season and start or finish your shopping and preparation at the Christ the King Christmas Bazaar! It’s from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center, 72 S. Main St., on Saturday. You can check off your list for everyone with the Wall of Wine, Jewelry Booth, Santa’s Gift Boutique, Wood Crafts, Soft Goods, Country Store (yummy cheese, jelly and more), themed baskets, yard sale (outside) and raffles. After all that, you’ll deserve a wonderful lunch at the café (including regular and gluten-free pork pies). Get done early and actually enjoy the season.

■Join faculty and friends at Concord Community Music School to kick off the Bach’s Lunch season with a free lecture, “Irish Songs of Emigration,” and concert, “Transatlantic Celtic Tunes,” on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 14 at 12:10 p.m. This week hear how over the last few centuries, millions of Irish people have had to leave their homeland, and their stories live on in powerful songs. Fiddler/singer Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki will explore several of these pieces, while explaining the historical context from which they came. The following week learn how immigrants brought the music of the Celtic nations across the ocean, and wove their songs and tunes into the fabric of New England’s folk music and dance culture. Join Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, fiddle, guitar and vocals; Liz Faiella, fiddle and vocals; and David Surette, mandolin, guitar and vocals for an hour of Celtic traditional music, as it is expressed both “back home” across the Atlantic and here in the Americas. Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays, November through June, in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall St. For more information, please call 228-1196 or visit

■Join Cy Sherman on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. at South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St. for India Night. Cy will introduce you to her ancestors and shares details of her trip to India. She traveled to India with her three adult children as a way to celebrate 200 years since her great-great grandfather, Dr. John Scudder, sailed to India. He was the first medical missionary to serve there arriving in 1819. She will share with you his trials and tribulations as the first Christian man living among the Hindus. The evening will start with an authentic dinner of Indian cuisine prepared by House of India and the Genesis Circle. The menu includes chicken curry, navratta curry (nine vegetables), rice, naan, chai tea and fruit. The cost is $18 per adults; $10 age 12 and under. Make your reservation by Tuesday by calling the church office at 224-2521.

■On Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the NHTI Goldie Crocker Wellness Center Gym, watch the 17th annual Wheelchair Basketball game. This event raises money for the Zech DeVits Memorial Equipment Fund, which helps provide NHTI students access to assisstive technologies and equipment so they can be successful in school and be prepared for all that life has to offer. There will be four NHTI and four community teams participating. The new NHTI President, Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki will be playing. It will be the first time in 30 years she has bounced a basketball! It is free to attend the game. Student Senate has graciously agreed to match what is raised at this event, up to $1,000! This is a great challenge that they know as a community we can meet. If you are interested in playing or donating, please contact Laura Scott at

■Go to the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard. This “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Using only the most ordinary of objects, accomplished actor, conjuror, puppeteer, storyteller, and award-winning performer Pinard brings the ordinary to life with the most surprising results. Audiences can expect a truly unique experience and insight into how remarkable human perception and interpretation can be. Now in its 7th season of monthly performances.

■On Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hatbox, Lady Luck Burlesque: Bad Reputation is coming for the first time! Lady Luck is New Hampshire’s biggest burlesque troupe and has performed all over New England, including headlining at the Vermont Burlesque Festival, Boston and Maine. Bad Reputation is with no limits except that the music must rock. Go to for details. This is a BYOB event.

■Travel to Southeast Asia with Marlin Darrah, without leaving the Audi on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as the Walker Lecture Fund presents the popular travel/cinematographer. It’s free with no tickets. More information at 333-0035.

■Academy-award winning comedian/actor Steven Wright returns to the Capitol Center on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. He’s a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers. Tickets: $49.50, $44.50, $39.50.

■Have you always wanted to go to The D.C. March in January but didn’t know the best way to get there? How about a South End private complimentary tour guide? Join former Maryland resident, Loyd Kintz, on an interesting, historic, fun and spiritual trip from Jan. 24 to 26. It’s an easy set-up: Book your own recommended flight and room; share transportation with a group, up to 10, from the Concord area; attend the amazing march. Then visit sights like the Franciscan Monastery, Frederick Douglass House, Lincoln’s Summer Cottage, the Bible Museum and the National Shrine. (This is a proposed itinerary with lots of room for suggestions, great food and sights!) One goal is to keep costs reasonable. Booking immediately is the key. Interested? Contact Loyd now at

■The Capital Quilters Guild meeting will be held Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Capital Church, 250 Pembroke St., Pembroke. Presentation will be a “Hidden Treasure” trunk show by a talented member of the guild. Class will be held at the same location Nov. 16 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. “Mike a Minute” which is a wonderful technique to use up fabric scraps to make beautiful quilt blocks. Register by calling 715-2995 or 227-6991 or sign up at the November meeting. Cost is $25 members, $35 non-members.

■Join Gibson’s Bookstore on Saturday at 2 p.m. for a Winter Magic Party featuring middle grade authors Adi Rule (Hearts of Ice) and Erin E. Moulton (Flutter) and children’s author Rebecca Rule (The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!). Come for magical books, edible wand creations, and make-your-own pendants!



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