Concord town crier for Sept. 12, 2021

Published: 9/15/2021 8:15:43 AM
PENACOOKMarket held Mondays

■The Penacook Community Market, located at 88 Village St., is open every Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine, through October. Call (603) 715-5909 for more information.

CHERYL STINSON

news03303@aol.com

WEST SIDESeptember is library card sign-up month

■September is Library Card Sign Up Month at the Concord Public Library. If you have a library card you can renew your card, or refer a friend during September, you’ll be entered to win a prize! For more information, call 225-8670.

■The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will be continuing their yard sale today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 224-4393.

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities is offering free hearing screenings for seniors Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Dr. Beth Ann Jacques is licensed to practice audiology in New Hampshire and offers the following services at no cost: hearing screenings, ear cleaning, and hearing aid care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 228-6630.

■Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday at the Everett Arena from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Review the list of acceptable items on concordnh.gov/hhw, or call general services at 228-2737 with any questions. Proof of residency is required.

■Registration is still available for the 2021 Abby Lange’s Walk for the Animals. Help support the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County raise critical funds for local animals on Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Delta Dental Drive. Get your friends together and register to walk, then stay for festivities including food and beverages, raffles, vendors, and music. For more information or to register, go to popememorialspca.org or call 856-8756.

■Concord quarterly taxes are due no later than Oct. 1. For more information, call city hall at 225-8540.

LYNDA PLANTE

717-1632

soxpatscats@gmail.com

SOUTH ENDArts Fest returns to city

■There’s another chance to see South End’s In The Field Irish Dancers at the Concord Multicultural Festival. It is an annual event in September to celebrate the beauty of diversity in the Capital Region, featuring foods, performances, art, activities, and parade of flags, all presented by our local community members. Go to concordnhmulticulturalfestival.org for more festival information.

■The Capital Arts Fest will return with indoor and outdoor events that showcase the best of the region’s culture, arts, and food. The 2021 Fest will be anchored by a Fine Art and Craft Fair presented by the League of NH Craftsmen. Kick off events begin on Friday evening Sept. 24, through Sept. 26 from League juried members and exciting live performances and arts events across the capital region. Check out the details of this community event at visitconcord-nh.com/capital-arts-fest.

■A special event at the Arts Fest includes The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce welcoming the public to the New Hampshire State House on Sept. 25 for complimentary guided tours. All tours will depart from the State House Visitor Center every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

■During September, Red River Theatres will present “The Card Counter,” “The Alpinist,” “The Green Knight,” “Together,” and “Stillwater.” Check out their site at redrivertheatres.org.

■Buy some extra bookmarks for a week of virtual and in person events at Gibson’s Bookstore. On Friday, at 7 p.m. Via Zoom, former NH Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel is presenting her newest volume of verse, “Nothing But.” She is joined in her reading by her friend and fellow poet, L.R. Berger, whose newest work, “Indebted to Wind,” was newly released in August. Registration is required at eventbrite.com/e/166339563111. There’s more information at gibsonsbookstore.com.

■On Sept. 21, via Zoom, Newbery Honor winning author Amy Timberlake presents her second Skunk and Badger book, “Egg Marks the Spot!” Timberlake is joined in conversation by author Kate Hannigan (“Cape, Mask, and Boots”). A signed bookplate is included with your purchase of “Egg Marks the Spot.” Registration is required at: eventbrite.com/e/166527928517.

■Then the “last chapter” of this trilogy is on Sept, 22 at 6 p.m., in-store and in-person. From Jeff Benedict comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots, the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century. Come with questions to ask Jeff, and get your copy of “The Dynasty” signed! Can’t make this event? We’re happy to have ordered copies signed for you to pick up or have shipped!

■Sign up for the events-specific email newsletter from Gibson’s Bookstore! Separate from our main store newsletter, this newsletter sends you notices when we book events, and what our upcoming events are. Go to: signup.e2ma.net/signup/1947324/1359315.

■Add your voice to one of Concord Community Music School’s choruses, most of them now in-person, now welcoming new members for the fall semester. All voices welcome, register now for Songweavers, Canterbury Singers, Purple Finches, Music and Movement, and Sunflower Singers. Financial aid is available for all programs, and voice faculty are accepting new students for individual instruction. To learn more, or to register for a chorus, class, or lessons, call (603) 228-1196 or visit ccmusicschool.org.

■Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas N. Everett Arena. Residents can bring their unwanted household hazardous waste to the event to safely dispose of harmful materials. Household hazardous wastes are leftover household products that are toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or reactive. This includes cleaners, paint, pesticides, adhesives, polishes, and fuels. Hazardous materials should not be disposed of in the trash, down any drains, in storm sewers, or on the ground. For quantities, accepted and unaccepted items, how to deliver, event procedures and other information, please consult concordnh.gov/hhw. Proof of residency is required.

■Everett Arena Ice Skating returns now through March 17. Skating hours will be Sundays (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and Monday through Friday (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Saturday hours will begin on Oct. 9 and will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $6 and free for ages 3 and under. Skate rentals are available for $5 at the arena’s pro shop, or bring your own. Ice skating lessons will be offered by Concord Parks & Recreation. Session one will be available November through December and session two will be January through February. Classes have limited registration that must be completed with Concord Parks & Recreation by mail, fax, online, or in person starting in October. Registration for skating lessons cannot be done at the Everett Arena. Find more information at concordnh.gov/skating.

■Street closures this week begin today for a Neighborhood Block Party from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ridge Road between Franklin Street and Forrest Street.

■Get those veggies from the Concord Farmers Market on Saturday while the streets are closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Capitol Street, from Green Street to North State Street.

■Another reason to go to the Concord Multicultural Festival is the easy access from the closed streets on Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Newton Avenue will be closed.

■Happy Birthday, Loyd Kintz, a true fan of Concord. Hear him on “Scripts and Scriptures,” weekends at 3 p.m. on 102.7 FM and wicxradio.org.

JEAN VER HOEVEN

856-304-5830

jeanann@voicenet.com


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