Around Concord town crier for the week of Jan. 29, 2023

Published: 1/30/2023 11:32:59 AM
Modified: 1/30/2023 11:32:46 AM
PENACOOKFarmer’s market

■The Penacook Winter Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Riverhill Grange, 32 Horse Hill Rd.



■Join the Suncook Valley Chorale at their next semester’s Open Sing on Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the band room at Concord High School on North Fruit Street. Meet a friendly crowd, a terrific music director, accompanist and get a taste of the music for the May concerts. No audition is required. Come with documentation of full Covid vaccination and boosters. Masks are recommended but not required. For more information, visit

■The GoodLife Programs & Activities (254 N. State St.) is offering free Hearing Screenings for Seniors on Feb. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Dr. Beth Ann Jacques who is licensed to practice audiology in New Hampshire. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (603) 228-6630.

■Enjoy a Greek Meal from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 N. State St.) with pick up on Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. The February meal to-go is a Greek beef stew with orzo, Greek salad and a dinner roll. You can order your meal by email, by phone (603) 953-3051, or online The cost of the meal is $20 and the ordering deadline is on Feb. 8.

■Reserve your spot now as space is limited at the Pope Memorial SPCA (94 Silk Farm Rd.) low cost vaccinations on Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. An online form must be completed and sent in before the 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 to determine one or three year vaccine. Cats must be safely in carriers and dogs on leashes. For more information or to reserve you spot, call (603) 856-8756. Walk-ins are not allowed.



SOUTH ENDExhibition game

■An exhibition game between the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Cmar Scholarship ROTC Crusaders to benefit the Cmar Scholarship Fund happens on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Douglas N. Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd. Your $10 tickets are at

■Have you been looking for a way to help in the New Year? The 5 & 2 Food Ministry unloads bread and many other items that are delivered to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 180 Loudon Rd. They are in great need of help with distribution on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information or to volunteer contact Armand Soucy at or (603) 860-8835.

■New Hampshire author, Linda Reilly, returns to Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 South Main St., on Saturday at 1 p.m., to present the newest in her cozy mystery series about grilled cheese shops and murder, in Cheddar Late Than Dead! A bridal shower gone bad quickly becomes the Swiss of Death, and grilled cheese shop owner Carly Hale must sniff out the suspect. No registration is required.

■Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to host author Kim Varney Chandler on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for her engaging and well-illustrated history of the remaining covered bridges in the Granite State, Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. The 288-page, full color, softcover features the author’s own current-day photography of all 61 covered bridges, paired with historical photos in a then-and-now-theme. Author Kim Varney Chandler partnered with bridgewrights, timber framers, bridge engineers, historical societies, town offices, libraries, state and national organizations, and community members to compile extensive histories of each bridge.

The World Was Yours comes to the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 19. The coveted Eadburg Art Endowment is about to be awarded to one of three finalists who have three very different artistic visions. Prof. Adley Schwartz has traditional views, Z-Jones believes art is rebellion, while Joy wants her art to scream didactic societal messages. All three find themselves in a museum waiting room while the board makes their final decision. Their divergent views escalate when they realize the lucrative grant will come with demands that may compromise their artistic and moral values. Looking on (and bickering) from the ether are none other than Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Bob Ross.

■PITCH 2023 is coming soon to the Hatbox! On one day in March each year, we invite local and regional producers to pitch their projects for consideration in our upcoming season. Our ninth season begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2024. For more information, please check out the Pitch Night Information section on

■Join visitors on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Visitor Day at Grow Your Business at BNI Riverside Referrals! Come to New Hampshire Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Rd., with your business cards and the best one-minute explanation of who you are and what you do! The meeting also includes open networking to mingle and meet with other attendees, as well as a featured presenter who is given 10 minutes to do a deeper dive into their business. This is a referrals-based networking event and we’re always looking to meet other professionals and help them grow! Their last visitor days brought in 15 additional guests, so you’ll be potentially sharing your business in front of 40+ other professionals who are open to hearing about what you do. It’s free but reserve your spot at

■It’s the 2023 Granite State 90-Day Winter Challenge from Wednesday at midnight to June 1 at 11:30 p.m. Participate in 30 minutes or more of healthy activity every day in the months of February, March and April to challenge yourself, your family, and your team to try a new activity. Monthly calendars filled with ideas can be found on our website. Submit your calendar each month to the council email for a chance to win some great raffle prizes! At the end of the challenge, we’ll send out a survey to find out how you and your team did. All survey participants will be eligible to win amazing prizes! Post photos of your activity on our Facebook page. New Hampshire State Park’s 2023 First Day Hike is another way to start 2023 out on the right foot. Go here, to reserve your free spot.

■Don your tartan and join us on the ice for NHSCOT’s Second Annual Great Kilt Skate on Feb. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at White Park. Enjoy Scottish tunes hot chocolate and coffee and perhaps a few other surprises too! The Great Kilt Skate began in Canada in 2015 and now extends to the US with New York City and Concord being the first two American cities to host this very lively Scottish event. Many thanks to the Parks and Rec Department for partnering with NHSCOT for this event. They hope you’ll join them! Learn more at

■Welcome Emmy-award-winning violinist, Mads Tolling, and two of his Mads Men from the West Coast at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. on Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. as they entertain with classic songs of the sixties from television, films and radio.

■Do you know what to do in a winter storm event parking ban? No on-street parking on any street city-wide overnight from midnight until 7 a.m. the next day. Please move your car off the street to help the plows clear the snow. Violators are subject to receiving a ticket and being towed by Concord Police. Free parking is available in the garages through 8 a.m. for permit/lease spaces (marked with signage) and 9 a.m. for metered spaces.




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