Concord town crier for March  7, 2021

Published: 3/6/2021 8:19:56 PM
PENACOOKDrive-up Library

■The Penacook Community Center Senior Program Drive-up Library continues at the Rolfe House, 11 Penacook St., each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Books, puzzles, DVDs, etc., are available to keep or return in exchange for something new. The program is currently seeking donations of books and puzzles for adults. Bagged donations may be left on the PCC office porch. Please send questions to Kristen Pinard-Kenney at


WEST SIDEFriends of Brady dinner

■Friends of Bishop Brady High School invite you and your family to join them for dinner on Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. Please call to reserve your table in their dining room as capacity is limited. Carry out and curbside delivery is available. Chef Eli is preparing your choice of fresh baked or fried haddock, clam chowder, hand-dressed coleslaw and gourmet mac and cheese. The fried haddock, French fries, fresh roll and coleslaw dinner starts at only at $12. Call 224-7418 to place your order, make your reservation or to be put on the call-ahead list. Email for more information. All proceeds to benefit the Bishop Brady Tuition Assistance Fund.

■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.

■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.

■Kindergarten registration is open for both West Side schools (Beaver Meadow and Christa McAuliffe). Children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 30 are eligible. To register online, go to For more information, call 225-0840 (Christa McAuliffe) or 225-0853 (Beaver Meadow).

■The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry (21 Centre St.) is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. COVID-19 precautions are in place. Wait in your car and your food choices will be brought to you. Bring ID. For more information, visit

■Concord’s quarterly taxes are due on or before March 31.



SOUTH ENDWilderness survival

■Looking for something more to watch than Netflix? Go to Red River Theatres for innovative films with new offerings every week. Have you been trying to think of a gift that is just right for someone in your life? Join, renew or give the gift of a Red River membership today.

■Capitol Center for the Arts also has online shows: “Rhapsody in Black,” “Lauren Rainbow: Awakening Your Spirit” and “Jordan Tirrell Wysocki Trio.” Check them out!

■Poet Arisa White visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Tuesday 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. Visit for more information. Registration is required at

■How about an online Wilderness Survival Class? It’s on Saturday from 6- 9 p.m. The cost is $20 per adult for this self-paced class, $5 per child and $45 for a group or family. Contact or call 208-351-3407. The class will be on Google Classroom. A code will be sent for class. More information is available at For tickets visit

■Receive an email every other Wednesday with information about upcoming events, programs and news from the Catholic Diocese of Manchester. Sign up for free at

■PR Tarbell Fine Art, at 236 Hopkinton Road and, will reopen this spring. Stop by! In the meantime, if you are considering a piece of artwork, you can contact the studio through the website for pricing. Shipping is available.

■On this week’s calendar: Sunday is National Be Heard Day, Monday is International Women’s Day and National Proofreading Day, Tuesday National Meatball Day and Get Over It Day, Wednesday is National Hug Your Dog Day and Pack Your Lunch Day, Thursday is National PROMposal Day and World Kidney Day, Friday is National Girl Scout Day and Plant a Flower Day. Finish the week with K-9 Veteran’s Day and, another favorite, Good Samaritan Day, on Saturday. Send those cards out and enjoy!

■What do you think of the return to Daylight Savings Time next weekend? Eh, I'm not losing any sleep over it. Don’t forget on Saturday or you’ll be reading this an hour ahead of time next Sunday!



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