Concord Town Crier for March 22, 2020

Published: 3/23/2020 4:30:31 PM
EAST SIDE Eggstravaganza, egg hunt canceled

■Hope everyone is staying in good health and taking precautions against this coronavirus. Many activities have been curtailed due to this spreading virus.

■Hatbox Theatre has suspended operations for at least five weeks to protect its patrons and artists. It hopes to reopen with “Copenhagen” on April 24 if the public health crisis is under control.

■The Concord Grange 322 has postponed their regular meeting scheduled for March 24 until April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. Chris Heath will be present for spring instruction. The Grange will regretfully not be doing an Easter Egg Hunt at Keach Park this year. Contact Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.

■The Easter Eggstravaganza to support ConcordTV has been canceled.

■The Grange and the Concord Lions Club have had to delay the delivery of dictionaries to the public schools due to the coronavirus. The dates will be rescheduled.

■Immaculate Heart of Mary, East Congregational Church, Grace Episcopal Church have suspended public worship services. Many can be streamed online.

■Have you purchased your Girl Scout cookies? The cookies cost $5 a box and feature several varieties.

■Sunshine wises are continued for the recovery of Kiwanis member Chris Pappas!

■Happy Birthday to Fred Pilch who is celebrating his 93rd birthday this past week. Fred was employed by the original Bank of New Hampshire Trust Department as manager for many years. Congratulations!



WEST SIDE Apply for preschool

■It is time to register for the Pope Memorial SPCA of Merrimack County 3rd annual 5K Dirty Paws Fun Run. The run will take place on April 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the shelter (94 Silk Farm Road). Bring your family, friends and canine companions to the event. You can run or walk the course which starts at the shelter and takes you to the grounds of St. Paul’s School back again. Dogs are welcome to attend (must be up-to-date on rabies vaccination and safely on a leash at all times). Baby joggers are welcome too. Registration fee is $25. For more information or to register, go to

■Dog license renewals for 2020 are due prior to April 30. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 225-8500 or visit

■The Concord Developmental Preschool at Beaver Meadow is now accepting applications for the fall of 2020-21. The program meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for 3-year old children, or 12:15 to 3 p.m. for 4-year old children. There is a monthly tuition based on income and students must have turned three by Sept. 30, 2020. The program educates children with special needs alongside their typically developing peers, therefore has a low student to staff ratio and a developmental approach to teaching skills to preschoolers. They focus on developing fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, language and social skills for all the children in the classroom. If you are interested, register online at If you have any further questions, contact Sue Carignan at 225-0830.

■Concord’s Quarterly Taxes are due on or before March 31.



SOUTH END Buy cookies for health workers

■ Girl Scout Troop 20507 wants to support Concord Hospital’s staff who are working tirelessly on the front lines. If you could help us donate hundreds of boxes of cookies to give to these dedicated people we would appreciate it. Cookies are $5 per box and we will deliver them to the staff. You can Venmo a payment to one of our leaders. The Venmo account is @deb-Kaitz. Pleased help us help the medical professionals and support staff help our community.

■Red River Theatres is closed until at least April 3.

■Public health concerns have led the Walker Lecture Series to reschedule March and April 1 shows. We hope to reschedule the Tom Sterling Travelogue, William Ogmundson and The Art of Film perhaps during the 2021-22 season. The other April shows are uncertain, but as of this printing, they are still on for now. We remain optimistic but vigilant. Free Walker Series at the Audi will be the Introduction Band: The Chicago Experience. Be a “Happy Man” or woman while enjoying the sound of this Chicago tribute band. Go, as of this printing, on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. No tickets or reservations required.

■The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., has canceled shows through Sunday, April 12. Check for more information. They have rescheduled Colin Hay, Concord High School District Concerts, Celtic Woman, An Evening with Chevy Chevy Chase, Juston McKinney, Air Play, That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody from Saturday, and The Magic School Bus.

■Bank of N.H. Stage events canceled through Sunday, April 12.

■Gibson’s Bookstore Events canceled now through mid-April.

■Hatbox Theatre will be suspending public performances for at least five weeks.

■Patronize the businesses still open especially the take-out eateries.



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