Announcements for Sept. 23, 2021

Published: 9/22/2021 5:22:09 PM
ConcordWalker LectureSeries resumes

Since 1896, the Walker Lecture Series has brought stimulating speakers and musicians to Concord. COVID forced a change from live performances to virtual ones, but now the series is back in the Concord City Auditorium for the fall 2021 season. “We plan to be in the Audi for the year,” said Walker trustee Jon Kelly. “If things change, we will adjust.” Travelogues have long been a staple of the Walker Lecture Series and fall 2021 includes trips to southern England, Guatemala, and space. Space? Yes, Actor Mike Francis will open the season as Galileo, explaining his latest invention, the telescope on Sept. 29. The upcoming season also includes two piano concerts. William Ogmundson, a classically-trained pianist and award-winning composer, will perform his popular ‘Americana’ concert that will include works from a diverse range of great American composers: Gottschalk, Sousa, Joplin and Gershwin. Most recently, Ogmundson won “Best Musical Score” at the New York Theatre Festival in 2019 for composing music for Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Paradise. That show will be held Oct. 6. Adam Swanson, a four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, will perform ragtime and early jazz on Nov. 3. In the Walker tradition, all performances are free with no tickets or reservations required. All programs start at 7:30 p.m. Except for The Messiah, all programs will be at the City Auditorium. Visit for details.

TiltonVeterans home craft fair

The New Hampshire Veterans Home will hold an outdoor craft fair on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Home’s pavilion, accessible from Colby Road in Tilton. Over 80 vendors will be on our grounds offering hand-crafted items for fall and the holidays, in addition to timeless treasures and unique gifts. This year’s fair will once again provide availability to the Home’s popular raffle of a wide variety gift certificates and merchandise. Raffle participants enter to win individual items of their choice, with over 90 themed raffle baskets, gift cards, shabby chic furniture, power tools, children’s toys and holiday items from which to choose. A 50/50 as well as two round-trip tickets for domestic or international travel donated by Spirit airlines will also be raffled. Vendor space registration fees, raffle sales and white elephant table sales benefit the NHVH Resident Benefit Fund. Donations of white elephant table items are being accepted until Sept. 22. To donate new or gently used items, contact Patty Copeland at (603) 527-4449 or Masks are encouraged and hand sanitizer will be available at every vendor table. For more information, call (603) 527-4400 or visit,

BristolTTCC apple festival returns in October

The 38th annual Tapply-Thompson Apple Festival! Although there will be no craft fair again this year due to the current increase in COVID cases we will be taking pre-orders for items as we did in 2020. It is such a great tradition that we are unwilling to give it up completely. We will be offering our usual apple pies and crisps, home-baked beans, bread, rolls and apple sauce through a pre-order form. We will be getting this form and info out shortly and then begin taking orders. Payment can be made by credit card by calling us at 744-2713 or by sending a check. We are in need of lots of volunteers for peeling and pie prep on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. on. We will be sure to maintain safety protocols for our volunteers. This is a great social time with all ages helping and lunch served with hot apple pie a-la-mode. Come for an hour or more – all help is appreciated as it truly takes a village to make this event a success. We are also in need of baking supplies if you would like to donate items. We need sugar, flour, brown sugar, butter, molasses, oatmeal, dried kidney beans, and dried pea beans. To volunteer, contact the TTCC by phone or email Les at

ConcordBuddy Walkand picnic

The NH Down Syndrome Association 2021 Buddy Walk will be held Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the State House. Families from our community will raise money for important programs that are sponsored by the NHDSA like First Call, Family Support grants and social events. For more information, visit or email


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