Concord town crier for Aug. 23, 2020

Published: 8/24/2020 10:32:57 AM
PENACOOKPark clean-up

■Another Riverside Park workday is scheduled for Wednesday from 12 to 3 p.m. Connor Baldwin and his team of volunteers are working to clean up and landscape the park. If you would like to pitch in, contact Brent Todd at If you would like to support this effort, donations can be sent to Penacook Village Association (noting “for Riverside Park”), PO Box 6174, Penacook, N.H. 03303.


EAST SIDEGrange to talk on phone

■East Congregational Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Immanuel Community Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Concordia Lutheran Church, Oasis Christian Church and Granite State Baptist Church are holding worship services and Masses online and some are holding services outside. Please check church websites for specific information. If you are attending in person, please wear a mask and bring a lawn chair.

■The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church softball team will be playing Centerpoint Church (First Baptist Church) on Monday at 6 p.m. at the CenterPoint Athletic Field, 139 Clinton St. 

■The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is looking for a refrigerator, if you have one to donate. The church is also looking for someone to help with delivering food from the parish hall. Please call Dave and Karen Dufalt at 290-4901 or email  

■Concord Grange 322 will hold a virtual meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Grange Master Dick Patten will conduct the meeting, with Debbie Patten coordinating the telephone conference call.   The Grange needs to elect new officers, select delegates to attend the State Grange Session, discuss additional new business and vote to accept the new applications for membership. Please contact Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for information.  

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

■The Spirit of Halloween store will open soon at the former Sears in the Steeplegate Mall.     

■Happy birthday greetings to Debbie Patten!

■I would like to extend deepest sympathies to the family of Clarence “Sonny” Nelson Jr., who lived in East Concord for over 70 years. I have known Sonny since I was employed at the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center and was a deputy sheriff.



WEST SIDEPierce Manse open by appointment

■Sunday is Bridal Bargain Day at the Everett Arena from 12 to 3 p.m. Everything you need for your wedding day all in one place. Pre-sale tickets are available online for $10 or $15 at the door. For more information or tickets, visit

■The Pope Memorial SPCA Concord-Merrimack County is participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event through the end of August with adoptions, goody bags and more! Keep an eye on the shelter website, Facebook and Instagram to view adoptable animals looking for their forever homes. For more information, call 856-8756 or visit

■The Pierce Manse, home of President Franklin Pierce from 1842 to 1848, is open for tours by appointment only. Visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing while touring the Manse. Appointments can be made by calling 224-2939.

■The Food Pantry at West Congregational Church (499 North State Street) is open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Good wholesome food is available, as well as pet food. Park on the street behind the church, call 224-4142, stay in your car and just pop your trunk. Easy as that. 



SOUTH ENDSchool supplies needed

■Author Kerri Arsenault will visit Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss her new book “Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains” with Down East Magazine editor in chief Brian Kevin. Registration for this event is required at

■Political analyst Rick Tyler will visit Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom to discuss how caring for your fellow man and environment are not exclusive from being politically conservative, with his book “Still Right.” A leading political analyst, Tyler navigates an unfamiliar terrain of what it means to be a conservative. Registration for this event is required at

■You are cordially invited to the world premiere of “A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical” through the Capitol Center for the Arts. This hilarious and irreverent send-up of the classic murder mystery features the entire nine-part musical series and can be purchased for the single price of $12.99 through You will receive the full 85-minute filmed episodic musical, plus bonus behind-the-scenes footage including cut material and more.

■Get out of the house on Thursday and play 18 holes at Beaver Meadow in support of NHTI Athletics. This is an 18-hole scramble format tournament with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start. From 7:30-8 a.m., enjoy coffee and snacks while practicing on the driving range. At approximately 12:45 p.m. there will be a grab-n-go lunch and awards. In addition to supporting NHTI Athletics, registration fees include non-alcoholic refreshments, a welcome bag, use of the driving range, all green fees, cart, lunch, awards, raffles and on-course contests. An online silent auction will also be available. Call NHTI Athletics at 230-4041 for more information.

■The Friends Program is holding its annual Gear for Grades school supply drive. The Friends Program is currently accepting filled backpacks, school supplies for children doing distance learning and gift cards. Financial donations to assist the families are also accepted to help families purchase necessary school supplies. The Friends Program has also created an online shopping list for Amazon and Walmart based on local school shopping lists. Select items of your own choosing using the grade-specific lists. Go to

■Garrison Street is closed from Hutchins Street to Knight Street on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon for West Congregational Church outdoor worship services.

■Capitol Street is closed from Green Street to North State Street on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Concord Farmers Market.

■Happy first day at Bishop Brady!



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