Concord town crier for Oct. 18, 2020

Published: 10/16/2020 11:11:13 AM
PENACOOKDrive-thru library

■The Penacook Community Center Senior Program’s free drive-up library will continue at the Community Center through October. Beginning in November, it will move indoors to the Rolfe House, located at 11 Penacook St. The drive-up library is open Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Masks are required. Ongoing donations of adult reading books, puzzle books, puzzles and DVDs (gently used or new) are needed. Donations can be left on the PCC office building porch on High Street. 

■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market will be on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Riverhill Grange, 32 Horse Hill Road.


EAST SIDEZoom with Grange

■Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immanuel Community Church, East Congregational Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Granite State Baptist Church and Concordia Lutheran Church are holding a mix of indoor, outdoor and online worship services and Masses. Check church websites for specific details.

■Concord Grange 322 will have a Zoom meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Lecturer Gary Ford will have the codes to tune into the meeting on zoom. Grange Master Dick Patten and Debbie Patten will be attending the N.H. State Grange meeting on Saturday in Portsmouth. This will be an abbreviated session starting at 9 a.m. for delegates and state officers only.  

■East Congregational Church has rescheduled its yard sale to Saturday.

■Concord’s city clerk, Janice Bonenfant, reported that over 5,000 citizens have applied for absentee ballots. Please make sure to use appropriate postage when returning completed ballots.

■The Concord Christmas Parade planning continues. The Grange is going to ask people to bring new toys for the Toys for Tots project. The Eagles Club of Concord will once again be a major co-sponsor of the parade with the Grange. The committee is waiting for confirmation from the police department on the length of the parade route.  

■Happy birthday greetings to Mrs. Denise Bragg/Spaulding.



WEST SIDEPets need donations

■Join Intown Concord all October long. Intown Concord has come up with some unique ways to celebrate Halloween safely. Check and learn more about the costume contest, watch the windows and pumpkin hunt. Visit or call 226-2150. 

■The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County is having a Feed the Need Donation Drive on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ed Reilly Subaru (150 Manchester St.). The SPCA is in desperate need of pet food and basic supplies. Items most needed are dry and canned dog and cat food, paper towels, new fleece blankets, heavy duty trash bags and durable dog toys. For more information, visit

■Public ice skating has returned to the Everett Arena. Skating hours will be Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for ages 14 and up and $5 for ages 13 and below (kids ages 3 and under are free). Skate rentals will be available in the pro shop for $5. Skate rentals and skate aide walkers (limited supply) will be thoroughly disinfected after each use upon returning to the pro shop. Public skating will be reduced to 50% capacity at this time. Masks/facial coverings will be required while inside the building (not required while on the ice, but must be worn again when leaving the ice). Please follow signage when entering and exiting the ice during public skate as all skaters must skate in the same direction. For more information, call 228-2784.

■The Pierce Manse, home of President Franklin Pierce from 1842 to 1848, is open for guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To keep everyone as safe as possible, only two groups of six or less are allowed in the house at a time. Face coverings are required and groups will socially distance. Visitors will be asked to sign a form stating that they are free from COVID-19 symptoms. For more information or to schedule a private tour outside these hours, call 224-2939.

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

■The Concord Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon off of Capitol Street in downtown Concord. Enter the market from North State Street and Main Street and read the notices that will be posted. If you are ill, do not attend,.

■Happy 66th anniversary to my parents, Paul and Jeanne Anderson!



SOUTH ENDSupport theaters

■Red River Theatres has added “Major Arcana” and “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” to its virtual cinema. To browse and for more information, visit

■The Capitol Center for the Arts has virtual shows that you can purchase and watch in the comfort of your own home.  The first is a live, virtual conversation with Kathy Najimy celebrating the Halloween classic movie, “Hocus Pocus.” on Saturday at 8 p.m. The cost is $20 per household. The CCA earns a portion of the proceeds for every ticket sold to virtual events. Other upcoming shows include “Comedy Night with Robbie Printz,” Rob Steen and Paul Landwehr on Saturday at 8 p.m.

■Join the 9th Annual Wicked FIT Virtual 5k! This spooktacular, family-friendly Halloween themed run/walk benefits Families in Transition-New Horizons and its programs, including housing and services for families and individuals who are homeless. Event is on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. Anyone, anywhere can participate! No matter where you are, walking or running, every step matters. Visit to learn more.

■The Concord Farmers Market will be Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.



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