Concord town crier for Jan. 18, 2022

Published: 1/19/2022 1:55:13 PM
Modified: 1/19/2022 1:54:07 PM
PENACOOKFarmers market

■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market is open at the Riverhill Grange on Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m.

■Penacook and Boscawen Elementary Schools are hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone who is eligible, including boosters, on Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boscawen Elementary School in the cafeteria. No appointments needed, walk-ins welcome.

CHERYL STINSON

news03303@aol.com

WEST SIDEBeekeeping school

■The Children’s Room at the Concord Public Library will be temporarily closed starting Monday, but the library will remain open during this project. Digital content will continue to be accessible 24/7 and the Heights Branch Library is now open three days per week. While the physical space is unavailable in the Children’s Room, they will provide a selection of children’s materials on the first floor, maintaining a browsing component. They will continue to make the newest titles available as they are processed. For more information, call (603) 225-8670.

■The Concord Parks and Recreation is offering Family Open Gym at the City Wide Community Center on Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The cost to attend the session is $2 for child residents and $3 for child non-residents. Parents are free with children. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.com.

■Capital Area Beekeepers in offering a weekend intensive beekeeping school on Saturday and Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn why bees are important to us, how you need them to survive, if beekeeping is for you and much more! The cost to attend this Zoom event is $50 and no experience is necessary. For more information or to register, email capitalareabeekeepersnh@gmail.com or visit capitalareabeekeepers.org. Seating is limited and it is recommended for ages 10 or older.

■The Hotel Concord and Intown Concord are excited to announce the Winter Festival will be returning for its fourth year in a row! Enjoy ice-carving demonstrations and meet some of New England’s most talented ice carvers on Jan. 28 from 3 to 9 p.m. Followed by an ice carving competition and Winter Festival activities on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit intownconcord.org.

■Hope you have a healthy and safe holiday weekend!

LYNDA PLANTE

717-1632

soxpatscats@gmail.com

SOUTH ENDSign up to volunteer

■Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to present Isabel Allende on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in a virtual event celebrating her new novel, “Violeta.” Required registration can be found here: eventbrite.com/e/228433931037 . This is a ticketed event, with a book purchase required for entry to the virtual event. Preorder “Violeta” directly from Gibson’s Bookstore, or purchase a bundled ticket.

■Carol Westberg and Sue Burton join Gibson’s Bookstore virtually for a poetry reading! She is the author of “Box,” a brilliant, imperative, masterful collection. Join them on Thursday at 7 p.m. by registering at eventbrite.com/e/218029952457.

■Art & Bloom, annual exhibit of flower arrangements paired with works of art and craft that is cosponsored by the Concord Garden Club and the League of NH Craftsmen, will take place on Thursday from 1 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the League’s Headquarters. The exhibit is free.

■Looking for a fun and easy way to volunteer? Sign up to help with Popcorn Fridays at Abbot-Downing School! They know you’ve heard from your kids how much they love this end of week treat, so why not help with making and bagging popcorn for the kiddos? You must be fingerprinted to volunteer in the school. Popcorn volunteers usually work from about 7:30 to 9 a.m. Go to this link for more information: https://bit.ly/3I4jZa9.

■To help out with anything that happens during normal Abbot-Downing School hours, you will have to become a registered volunteer. Check our website for details about the process of becoming a volunteer. https://www.sau8.org/en-US/get-involved-d3b3ca2a

■Got an idea for Abbot-Downing School? Share it with them! From events and fundraising, to finding volunteers or providing services to the school, they need your input! Go to https://bit.ly/3qsc94o.

■Celebrate 2022 National School Choice Week with Granite State Home Educators by touring the New Hampshire State House on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (Jan. 24, 25, 31, and Feb. 1). Go here to enjoy: granitestatehomeeducators.org/gshe-celebrates-2022-national-school-choice-week. This is not a drop-off event so a responsible adult is accountable for the children in their care. The program hopes to have a few special guests each day and may have the opportunity to visit the State Archive with older students. There is a nearby parking garage and neighborhood parking with short walks. Please contact Michelle Levell or email us at infor@granitestatehomeeducators.org if you can help act as a point-person for the field trip.

■Take a Seat Pilates uses the Pilates technique for added resistance to increase strength and flexibility. The routine involves standing and chair work. Try this unique on Tuesdays through March 8 from 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Registration costs $50. GoodLife will email you the Zoom link a day or two before the class. Registrations made online will be for live classes via Zoom! To register for in-person attendance, you must call (603) 228-6630. There’s more information at goodlifenh.org/activity/hybrid-take-a-seat-pilates-3/2022-01-18.

■Join GoodLife for an informational presentation on hearing and hearing loss on Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5. GoodLife will email you the Zoom link a day or two before the class. Registrations made online will be for live classes via Zoom! To register for in-person attendance, you must call (603) 228-6630.

■Join WACNH for its first virtual event of the new year, a conversation with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, HRH Ambassador, Reema Bandar Al Saud. She will discuss Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan, human rights, the Saudi-American partnership, and more with moderator and WACNH member, Amb. Jim Smith. This is an off-the-record discussion, which will not be recorded on Thursday at 6 p.m. There’s more information at wacnh.org/event-4588900.

■Animals are known to give unconditional love as well as benefit people psychologically, emotionally, and physically. How do animals help us in this way? Learn how during a presentation by Shannon Camara, Director of Community Outreach of Pope Memorial SPCA. During this presentation, you will not only gain knowledge on the health benefits of having a pet you will also have the opportunity to ask questions and meet an animal representative of PMSPCA on Jan. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 and you must register in advance by calling (603) 228-6630. This is an in-person only event at GoodLife Programs & Activities. Register at goodlifenh.org/activity/pope-memorial-spca-health-benefits-of-adopting-a-pet.

■The Capital Area Beekeepers Club will be offering a two-day intensive Bee School on Jan. 22 and 23. Go to capitalareabeekeepers.org/bee-school.html to learn more.

■Tune in to WICX 102.7 FM Radio on Jan. 22 and 23 at 6 p.m. for special coverage of the New Hampshire March for Life. Hear interviews, comments from the crowd, interesting stories, and speeches

JEAN VER HOEVEN

856-304-5830

jeanann@voicenet.com


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