Concord Town Crier for the week of Sept. 25, 2022.

Published: 9/26/2022 9:50:44 AM
Modified: 9/26/2022 9:49:56 AM
PENACOOKComunity Kitchen

■The Open Door Community Kitchen serves free hot and nutritious meals every Monday and Wednesday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Meals are served in Fellowship Hall at the United Church of Penacook, please use the rear parking lot entry door. All are welcome.

■The Merrimack Valley School District Board will hold a community meeting on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. (immediately following the Parent Teacher Group meeting) in the Penacook Elementary School Library. The Board’s goal is to receive open feedback from Penacook families and community members on PES and the MVSD. They want to hear about strengths, challenges, opportunities, dreams and questions. This will also be an opportunity to learn about some great things that are happening around the school district and to share some ideas about how the community might get involved.

■The CHS Class of 1971 is asking for your assistance in finding the classmates for our 50th reunion. For information on the reunion, email Starr Manus at with CHS Class 71 Reunion in the subject line.


WEST SIDEEvening Storytime

■The Concord Public Library is offering an Evening Storytime on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This class includes stories, fingerplays, and songs, all designed to strengthen children’s reading or pre-reading skills. Space is limited so register by going to For more information, call (603) 225-8670.

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities is looking for used books to be dropped off the week of Sept. 26 to 30 during regular operating hours. Please do not leave them outside. Come back the week of Oct. 11 to 14 and buy other great books! For more information, call (603) 228-6630 or email

■The Pope Memorial SPCA Concord-Merrimack County is having a dinner and comedy show to benefit the new Humane Education Center. The event will be on Oct. 21 at the Grappone Conference Center, and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and includes a buffet dinner, dessert. and entertainment. A cash bar will be available. Visit for tickets, or call (603) 856-8756 for more information.

■Only a few more weeks left to check out the Concord Farmers Market. The 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 terrific selection of bakery products, meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, and maple products. Many of the vendors are certified organic. Also featured is potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats, and body care products.



SOUTH ENDClass reunion

■The Concord High School Class of 1971 is having its 50th Reunion on Oct. 8. The reunion committee is looking to locate the following classmates: Jay Burney, Bruce Chalk, Tom Cooley, Arthur Copp, Steve Crane, Ted Dickinson, Joy Fletcher Jacobsen, Lee Hafeman, George Kretschmar, Tom Labrie, BibianneLaCassePoppe, Deanna Ladd Sargent, Linda LaharPrusia, Floyd Leach, David LeClair, Peter Levenworth, Thomas Loughery, Alan Marston, Rick Quimby, David Robinson, Charles Scandalis, Joyce SeifriedMillette, Ronald Spain, Karen Volk McCarty, and Jane Wheeler LeBland. For information on the reunion email Starr Manus at with “CHS Class 71 Reunion” in the subject line.

■On Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, come and listen as Chuck Douglas takes us back to turn of the century Philadelphia and discover the incredible immigrant success story of C.C.A. Baldi, the King of Little Italy, and his brothers, as they build a business empire while blazing a path to success for the Italian community. C.C.A. Baldi ruled Little Italy, and everyone who wished to deal with the Italians knew it. Chuck Douglas is a well-known New Hampshire attorney and long-time resident of Bow, NH.

■On Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm at Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord author Renee Plodzik, APRN, visits for a celebration of her cookbook, Eat Well Move Often Stay Strong! Plodzik is the energetic founder and unstoppable coach of fit4acause, a donation-only fitness and wellness program that raises funds and awareness for cancer survivors. Renee is currently rising to a new challenge, living with metastatic breast cancer. Her diagnosis simultaneously saddened and inspired the fit4acause community to rally in support of her while she continues pursuing her passion for lifting others. This beautifully photographed cookbook features nutritional, seasonal recipes that include plant-based, wholesome ingredients, often found locally. The recipes focus on healthy breakfast items, creative salads, protein packed soups, and delicious sweet treats.

■Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. will be memorable at the Chubb Theatre, 44 S. Main St. The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. You can get tickets from $75 to $105 at:

■The Walker Lecture Series sponsors Gary Brandt and Jackie Davidson as they are “Singing the Good Old Songs Again.” Join Gary and Jackie as they share stories and sing their favorite tunes by Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, John Denver, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the Kingston Trio, and the New Christy Minstrels. Hear them on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium.

■The Walker Lecture Series also invites you to The Jersey Tenors as they perform opera classics along with tributes to rock ‘n’ roll greats such as Queen, Journey, and Elton John. These four charming “wise guys” also pay homage to the songs of their New Jersey brethren, including Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, and Frankie Valli. It happens on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and is free! See them at Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. For a complete season schedule, visit

■Queen City Improv is Manchester’s finest improv troupe, and they’re bringing their act to the Capital City on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre at Steeplegate Mall! Join QCI as they perform a night of goofs, gaffes, and laughs through a never before seen show-every night! Improvisational theater is made up on the spot, which means the games are planned but the scenes stories are not! Go to for more information.

■This “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Using only the most ordinary of objects, the accomplished actor, conjuror, puppeteer, storyteller, and award-winning performer Pinard brings the ordinary to life with the most surprising results. Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard appears on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall. Go to for more information.

The Government Inspector shows at the Hatbox Theatre on Fridays through Sundays from Oct. 7 to 23, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is in the area to investigate possible corruption, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling out of control in a frenetic burst of panic and greed. Visit for more information.

■Books and Brew will hold its Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. meeting at Concord Craft Brewing Company, 117 Storrs St. Join us for our low-pressure book club! Come talk about whatever you’ve been reading and get some great recommendations! Register at

■Street closures for the Concord Farmers Market on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Capitol Street, from Main Street to North State Street. The Market opens at 8:30 a.m.

■Street closure for the eighth Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Main Street from Centre Street to Pleasant Street; Capitol Street at Evans Lane; and Warren Street at the entrance to the School Street/Durgin Block Parking Garage.




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