Concord town crier for the week of May 22, 2022

Published: 5/25/2022 1:15:00 PM
PENACOOKWinter market’s last day

■The Penacook Memorial Day Parade will be held next May 29, starting at 10 a.m. at Merrimack Valley High School. The parade will travel north on Village Street, to Boudreau Square and end at Washington Street School.

■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market’s last day of the season is May 25. The market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m., at Riverhill Grange.


WEST SIDESign up for annual business showcase

■The Concord Public Library is offering Teens and Tweens wish bracelet making in the Blanchard Room on Monday at 6 p.m! For more information or to register go to, stop by the main desk, or call (603) 225-8670.

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities is offering free Hearing Screenings for Seniors on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Dr. Beth Ann Jacques is licensed to practice audiology in New Hampshire. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (603) 228-6630.

■The Concord Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is located off of Capitol Street in Downtown Concord. The event offers 50 vendors, including a terrific selection of bakery products, meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, and maple products. Many of the vendors are certified organic. Also featured are potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats, and body care products.

■Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce for the 31st Annual Business Showcase on June 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center This event will combine business networking with a fun trade show atmosphere. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your products and services! The Chamber’s biggest networking event of the year also includes a multitude of door prizes, numerous hospitality sponsors offering mouth-watering food samples, and event announcements from DJ Nazzy from Frank FM. Tickets are $5 for chamber members and $8 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (603) 224-2505.

■Happy Anniversary John and Sarah Fraser!



SOUTH END‘This is my Brave’ back at Bank of N.H. Stage

■“A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention: A Memoir of Coming Home to My Neurodivergent Mind.” Rebecca Schiller joins Gibson’s Bookstore virtually to present her memoir about discovering her Adult ADHD diagnosis, and how it explained her mind, her struggles, and how it affects her life. Rebecca is joined in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard (Under the Influence), who has recently reckoned with her own late diagnosis of ADHD. Register here: and “Zoom” in on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

■Every year people visit New Hampshire’s White Mountains to break away from the daily stress and get lost in the woods, and if they are lucky, they will find themselves along the way. Hiking brings a sense of peace for many of us, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. See “Emotional Rescue: An Evening with Ty Gagne” at Red River Theatres on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. New Hampshire author Ty Gagne has shared many of these stories through the books he has written. His essay, tells the true story of Pam Bales’ resilience and compassion, which truly saved the life of a hiker on Mount Washington. This is a free event, but a donation of $20 is suggested.

■Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 49 S Main St, Ste 104, on Wednesday at noon for orientation for new and existing members. Enjoy a light lunch while learning about your member benefits and meeting other area professionals. Please register in advance by calling the Chamber at (603) 224-2508 or by signing up here: Not a member yet? If you would like to attend this event as our guest, please call Gabe Szczepanik at (603) 224-2508 or email at

■Kid’s Ride Day on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for any age kids and new riders. Bring your bike and gear for riding instruction. No kids gear or bike? No problem they have some spares. Go to Freedom Cycle, 110 Manchester St. This is a free event.

■Riverbend is bringing “This Is My Brave” (a national non-profit Mental Health and Addiction Recovery storytelling event) to New Hampshire for the fourth year in a row this year and are ecstatic to share that we will once again be live at the Bank of NH Stage in Downtown Concord on Wednesday at 7 p.m. “This Is My Brave” is a storytelling event about what it’s like to live with a mental illness or addiction and the possibilities for success; with a goal of leaving the audience inspired should they be struggling or know somebody who is. Stories are shared via original essay, poetry, music, dance, or even comedy! Purchase $15 tickets at

■The Concord Gun Show is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Everett Arena and will feature guns, ammo, militaria, swords, knives, reloading tools, books, holsters, and more. Hosted by New Hampshire Arms Collectors. General admission is $10. Free for ages 12 and under with an adult. There’s more information at Check out more upcoming arena events at

■Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce for Business BEFORE Hours on Tuesday for a morning networking event at 70 Airport Road from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Their host, New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, is excited to introduce you to their new President/CEO, Tony Emerson. You’ll also get to know more about the Centers for Finance & Education, which provides practical education for our community through free webinars, one-on-one coaching opportunities, and on-site classes for businesses and organizations. Register now to enjoy a tasty breakfast, socialize with fellow members, and grow your professional network—all before you start your day at work! Please register in advance at: To learn more about Chamber membership and attend this event as our guest, please call the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at (603) 224-2508 or email

■On Thursday at 8 p.m. to Saturday at 12:30 a.m. it’s Penuche’s Pay the Performers Raffle for Market Days at 16 Bicentennial Square! Free music isn’t free. That’s why you’re invited to support the incredible performers at Intown Concord’s 48th Annual Market Days Festival! Come down to Penuche’s Ale House for a weekend of great live music, and get in on some exciting raffle prizes. You could bring home a Yeti cooler, corn hole set, and swag from local breweries. Raffle tickets will be available at the bar and proceeds will directly support the local musicians at Market Days. Thursday is Open Mic Night;

■Friday, hear Kilroy, and Saturday; it’s The Senie Hunt Project. Can’t attend this event? You can still make a difference and support the performers that volunteer at Market Days! Donate at: Don’t miss the 48th Annual Market Days, presented by Intown Concord on June 23 to 25! Learn more at:

■It’s Open Mic with Andrew North & The Rangers on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at Area 23, 254 N State St. This is their first Wednesday of the month open mic night. Signups are at 6 p.m., and grooves at 7 p.m. Music and spoken word are welcome. PA, amps and drums are all provided.

■Join GoodLife Programs & Activities for this fun class that offers something for everyone, regardless of your current fitness level. In Hybrid Cardio for Heart Health, improve your overall strength, flexibility, and balance through low-impact cardio exercise. Registrations made online will be for live classes via Zoom! To register for in-person attendance, you must call (603) 228-6630. The class runs Mondays through Aug. 1 from 9 to 9:55 a.m. (There’s no class on May 30, June 20 and July 4.) The cost/registration is $50. GoodLife will email you the Zoom link a day or two before the class. There’s more information at

■You may need a detour this week! The Street Closures this week includes the Concord Farmers Market on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Capitol Street, from Green Street to North State Street.

■The Memorial Day Parade happens on May 30, 9 to 10 a.m., and will close Thorndike Street, from South State Street to South Main Street; South Main Street, from Thorndike Street to Pleasant Street; Main Street, from Pleasant Street to Centre Street; Park Street, between Main Street and North State Street; North State Street, between Park Street and Capital Street; and Capital Street, between North State Street and Main Street.

■Be ready for the Street Closure for the Christa McAuliffe School Block Party on June 1 from 2:45 to 8 p.m. at Rumford Street and is closed between Pleasant Street and Warren Street. The rain date is June 2.




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