Concord Town Criers for Feb. 23, 2020

Published: 2/24/2020 11:45:42 AM
PENACOOKTalk ‘This Tender Land’

■The Penacook Branch Library book club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m., to discuss the book This Tender Land by William Krueger. Discussions are held at the branch library on Merrimack Street; new members are always welcome whether or not you have read the selected book. Future books and meeting dates are 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. You can call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 for an appointment.


EAST SIDEMasses & Ashes

■I would like to extend a big bouquet of Sunshine Wishes to a very special friend, Chris Pappas who has been the backbone of the Kiwanis Club Spring Fair and Classic Car Show. Sunshine wishes are also extended to Esther Herrick, Secretary for Concord Grange!

■Concord Grange No. 322 will meet weather permitting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. Several items need to be discussed at this meeting. Please contact Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.

■Churches on the East Side will be celebrating the 7th Sunday after Epiphany today. Ash Wednesday is celebrated in some churches this Wednesday. This will begin the season of Lent in preparation for Easter.

■Imamaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, will have a burning of the palms after the 4 p.m. Mass today by Fr. Ray. There will be a Prayer Service and Distrribution of Ashes at 7 a.m. There will be Masses & Ashes at 9 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be a Lenten Soup Supper at IHM every Friday night until April 3 in the church hall. There is no cost however monetary donations or a meatless homemade soup are welcome.

■There will be a Lenten Family Event on March 1 for K-5 Faioth Formation classes in the church hall from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. Girl Sccout cookies will be available at all Masses today with Joe Couture assisting his granddaughter Delyia.

■East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, East Concord will have Holy Communion today at the 10 a.m. Worship Service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with Fellowship hour starting at 11 a.m. All services are open to the public.

■Grace Episcopal Church, Eastman Street, East Concord will celebrate Ash Wednesday with a special service and imposition of Ashes at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. This will begin the season of Lent.

■The Concord Knights of Columbus No. 112 will have a social on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Church Hall. with a gatherine at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. Please RSVP to Bob Nadeau at 783-6043. The membership drive being conducted by the Concord Council Knights of Columbus No. 112 will end on Feb. 29. The Knights will confer the First Degree on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. with new members being asked to be there at 6:30 p.m.

■The Kiwanis Club of Concord will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Red Blazer Restaurant on Manchester Street.

■The Hatbox Theatre, located at the Steeplegate Mall will feature Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig from now to March 15. Hatbox Pitch Night will be celebrated on March 2. Please check the for more information.

■Happy birthday wishes are extended to Tyler Martell , Jay Shea and Dennis Patten!



WEST SIDETime for Singing

■A Grand Time for Singing today at 3 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. Three N.H. choruses gather to perform in this extraordinary event! Hear the N.H. Gay Men’s Chorus, Suncook Valley Chorale, and N.H. Master Chorale as they perform a set and then return as a group to perform together! Tickets are $23. For more information, call 228-2793.

■Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion is offering a Parent Preview class on Tuesday with openings at 5 p.m. This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the birthing unit of Concord Hospital, is included. There is no cost but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 227-7000, ext. 3228.

■John Gfroerer will be giving a talk on the History of the N.H. Primary on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Women’s Club of Concord, 44 Pleasant St. This event was rescheduled from Feb. 6. All are welcome. For more information, call 225-3622.

■The AARP HomeFit Workshop will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kimball Jenkins Estate, 266 N. Main St. The program was developed to educate older adults on how to navigate all types of living spaces independently to allow them to remain in their own homes as they age. Participants receive information on how to easily evaluate their own home for “livability” should they themselves or one of their family members become unable to use stairs, or must rely on assistive devices. It is designed to help individuals plan for independence, choice and dignity as they age. For more information, contact AARP New Hampshire at 877-926-8300.

■The Concord Public Library is offering a drop in activity (create a paper snowflake) on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room. For more information, call 225-8670.

■Happy birthday, Kandice Miller!



SOUTH ENDNeedle felt in 3-D

■Today, learn how to needle felt a 3-D koala at The Place Studio & Gallery, 40 Thorndike St., Suite 2B from 2 to 4 p.m.! No experience necessary. Twenty percent of profits from this class will be donated to support fire and animal relief efforts in Australia. Cost is $25 adults; $20 students/children. BYOBeverage including wine or beer. Snacks are always welcome! Contact or 369-4906.

■Tonight at Penuche’s Ale House, 16 Bicentennial Square, at 9 p.m. it’s Open Mic-Acoustic. Additional dates include March 1, March 8 and March 15. Call 228-9833 for more information.

■The 18th Annual March Mandolin Festival Concerts will be held at two great venues for live acoustic music. March 6, the festival opens with a 7 p.m. show at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine. Saturday’s concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School, on Wall Street, the host venue for the entire festival, which runs through March 8. The March Mandolin Festival has been bringing the cream of the crop of the mandolin world to New England for years now; the 2020 festival features Radim Zenkl, Maddie Witler, Steve Roy, and David Surette, with special guest vocalist Susie Burke. Interested mandolin players should visit or call 228-1196 to register for workshops. More than 50 participants are expected from across New England and as far as Quebec.

■On Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Michael Cameron Ward visits to present Sketches of Lee (A Colored Man in Exeter, and The Colored Folks Ain’t Gonna Make It), a performance of his family’s story as a black family in mid-century New Hampshire. In 1957, the Ward family relocated from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Lee, N.H. to escape gang violence. As a Black family, they became the Index of Integration in Lee, N.H. a town of 600. Michael and his three siblings integrated the Oyster River School District on the same day as Little Rock, Ark. Their family faced a myriad of challenges, some expected, some not. In doing so, they were able to demonstrate that they were, “regular people”, and could be relied on as part of the community. At the request of his father before his passing, Michael has been writing and publishing their family history, Sketches of Lee.

■You may have seen legendary New England drumming group Recycled Percussion impressing the judges on America’s Got Talent or performing in Las Vegas or as they opened the 2017 Super Bowl. They can also be seen on their new TV show Chaos & Kindness! Don’t miss this show packed full of surprises and crowd favorites in an incredible turbo-charged performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday at 4 and 7:30 p.m. and on March 1 at 4 p.m.

■Fish Fry Every Friday of Lent at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave. On Fridays from through April 3 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Get a delicious Fried or Baked Haddock Meal for $10 to $12. Meals include cole slaw, fries and a roll. A la carte items include Clam Chowder: $5 cup or $8 bowl and Gourmet Mac & Cheese: $6.

■Learn proven Facebook Ad strategies that generate endless streams of real estate buyer and seller leads, more appointments and more closings Attention New Hampshire Realtors: Have you been wanting to learn Facebook Ads to grow your real estate business but don’t know how to get started? Are your agents or your broker hounding you to be more active on social media but you just don’t know how to make it work for your business? Then be in the right place on March 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterstone Mortgage, 87 S. Main St., because this workshop is for you! “Facebook Ads That Really Work for Realtors” is an intimate 90 minute lunch and learn.

■They want you to participate in the shaping of the N.H. Council of Churches’ work in 2020 on Saturday at Concord Wesley United Methodist Church. 79 Clinton St. Tell them what kind of Council New Hampshire needs! The Council invites you: its member denominations, its congregations, their clergy, laypeople, and leaders in our partner organizations. They want to include your voice in their planning for the shared work as they ask your help in answering the question, “How can we be the Council of Churches that New Hampshire needs?” Gathering with brunch begins at 9 a.m. is followed by 9:30 a.m. Opening Devotions and a 9:45 a.m. Board Presentation and 10:45 a.m. Participatory Discussion. All will depart at noon.

■C’mon Concord, show us what talent you have! Your talent could be just about anything! Talent competition for New Hampshire High School Students starts with auditions on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tandy’s Pub & Grille, 1 Eagle Square. Guidelines include acts must be 5 minutes or less, family friendly, no offensive attire and no swearing. Group acts are okay. Two different divisions will be freshman and sophomore and junior and senior. One thousand dollars prize for each division in the form of scholarship funds for school after high school including colleges and universities, trade schools, community colleges. Groups split the prize. Elimination rounds run through June 27. Go to

■Join the monthly Genealogy Club in the Library Auditorium! Bring your own laptop and learn various search techniques using historic Concord materials, then research your own family tree using Ancestry Library Edition and more! Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher, they invite you to come join this group for sharing of information and ideas. Patrons should come with some knowledge of their family tree. Chromebooks will also be available for use if you do not have a laptop. Join them on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

■Discovering something unanticipated within a seemingly familiar object is the goal of Hidden Treasure. On display are pieces that may surprise, delight and inspire the visitor. They invite you to come and find each hidden treasure in this engaging multi-media exhibition, which features new work from the League’s juried members who have interpreted the theme in many different ways. Join the League of N.H. Craftsmen, 49 South Main St., Suite 100, during gallery hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during exhibitions. Contact information: and 224-3375.



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