Concord town criers for Feb. 28, 2021

Published: 2/26/2021 8:07:32 AM
PENACOOKFarmers’ market

■The Penacook Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at Riverhill Grange, 32 Horsehill Road.


WEST SIDEVisit the Book Nook

■The menu is set for the March 7 Greek Dinner to Go from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 North State St.) with pick up from 12-1 p.m. The Apokriatiko (carnival dinner) offering is Greek beef stew, Greek salad and a dinner roll. The price is $15 per meal. To order, call 953-3051, email or visit You can pay online, send in a check to the church or bring the money when you pick up your food. Cutoff date to order is Wednesday.

■The cozy and inviting Book Nook in the lower level of Hilltop Consignment (56 North Main St.) is bursting at the seams with donated used books from all genres. Come in and find books to read to pass the time away through this pandemic and these cold, wintery months. The Nook has recently been enlarged with room to put many more books on the shelves. Books are buy-one-get-one-free and proceeds from the sale benefit scholarships for women through the Zonta Club of Concord, a local non-profit whose mission is to empower women through service and advocacy. Hilltop hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

■The Concord Public Library is offering a virtual visit of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Join in the fun to see online exhibitions, tour collections, watch lectures, and more, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. by going to For more information call 225-8670.

■Enjoy ice skating at the Everett Arena. Skating hours will be Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday from 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 and screenings will be conducted. Follow signage when entering and exiting the ice during public skate since all skaters must skate in the same direction. For more information, call 228-2784.

■The Food Pantry at West Congregational Church (499 North State St.) is open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Good wholesome food, as well as pet food, is available. Enter through the door with the Food Pantry sign between Johnson Hall and the church. Staff will greet you with more instructions. For more information or questions, call 224-4142.

■Reserve your spot now, as space is limited at the Pope Memorial SPCA low-cost vaccinations clinic on March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. The online form must be completed and sent in before your appointment. Bring your cats, dogs and ferrets for rabies vaccination ($20), microchip ($25), kennel cough vaccine ($15) and distemper vaccine ($15). Proof of past rabies vaccination is needed to determine if your pet needs a one-year or three-year vaccine. Cats must be safely in carriers and dogs on leashes. Payment is due at time of online registration. Follow COVID-19 protocol. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 856-8756. Walk-ins are not allowed.

■Dog license renewals for 2021 are now available and due prior to April 30. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 225-8500 or visit

■Happy birthday Kandice Miller, Tracey Phillips and Maggie Kastle!



SOUTH ENDVote for local businesses

■Let’s put the South End on the map by voting for South End businesses in Hippo’s and Best of NH’s surveys at (survey ends today!) and (survey ends March 12!). Examples of South End businesses are: Sew It All, Townhouse Coiffures, Tucker’s, Milano’s, The Gas Lighter, In The Field Irish Dancers, Concord Music School, Red River Theatres, Bank of NH Stage, Christ the King Food Pantry, and many others! Show these businesses and organizations how much they’re missed! It takes about 10 minutes to complete these surveys.

■Immaculate Heart of Mary Sunday Mass mass times change today! The 9:30 a.m. Mass will now be moved to 10 a.m.

■See some new films through Red River Theatres. Visit

■The Concord Prayer Walking Group meets on Monday mornings at 8 a.m. at 28 South Main St. (the location of Restoration Foursquare Church). For more information, please contact Kevin Twombly at

■Author Mark Kurlansky will be visiting Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Tuesday at 7 p.m to discuss “The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly-Fishing.” He will be joined by N.H. author Steve Angers (owner of North Country Angler in North Conway). Registration is required at Visit for more information.

■NHTI Business & Training Center presents “Communicating Mindfully,” Wednesdays from through April 21 from 5-7 p.m. online. Over the last two decades, mindfulness has enjoyed an exponential rise in nearly every facet of society. From healthcare to education, the military to professional sports teams, training in mindfulness is improving people’s physical and psychological health, as well as their performance and life satisfaction. Many business leaders recognize the benefits mindfulness can bring to the workforce, including increased productivity and reduced healthcare costs.

■Bishop Brady High School Fish Fry happens each Friday of Lent through March 26 from 4:30-7 p.m. Take-out or curbside delivery is available. Limited indoor dining is offered at 3 seatings: 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call 224-7418 to place your order, make a reservation (recommended) or to be placed on the call-ahead list. Information is available at

■Poet Arisa White visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on March 9 at 7 p.m. to present her new collection “Who’s Your Daddy,” a lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese-American who is seeking to define her own place in the world while negotiating an estranged relationship with her father. She is joined by poet Dara Weir, whose collection of poems, “Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina,” is due out from Wave Books in 2021. Visit for more information. Registration is required at

■Receive an email every other Wednesday with information about upcoming events, programs and news from the Diocese of Manchester. Sign up for free at You can also receive regular emails from the Diocesan Office of Public Policy. Sign up for free at

■Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are open this summer! For information about becoming a camper or working as a counselor go to

■Through Palm Sunday, March 28, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life. Experience 40 days of prayer and fasting. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside clinical facilities and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, visit

■Hang the balloons and toss the confetti! Tuesday (March 2) is Read Across America Day and Friday (March 5) is Salesperson’s Day! Be happy you can read. Now go buy a book!



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