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Concord Crier for Feb. 18, 2018

Published: 2/19/2018 9:07:21 AM
PENACOOKUnited Church seeks crafters for spring sale

United Church of Penacook is looking for crafters and product vendors for its indoor/outdoor Spring Fair to be held April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces can be rented inside for $20 ($5 extra for a table) and outside for $10. Fair proceeds will support the food pantry at the church, located at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street. If you have any questions, please call 753-9246 or email

Penacook Community Center reminds that February vacation is just around the corner. They will be open with many fun activities, trips and more! For more information about the PCC February Vacation Camp, call 753-9700 or contact

City Councilor Allan Herschlag and state Rep. Paul Henle will hold a Ward 2 meeting at the Newell Post Restaurant on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Please bring your concerns and questions.


EAST SIDE Last chance to watch Hatbox’s ‘Macbeth’

Today at 2 p.m. is the last chance to see Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed at the Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall. The next main stage show is I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change starting March 2. For more information and tickets, visit

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge will be presenting Kenneth Walsh from the N.H. State Fire Marshal’s Office who will speak on building codes and regulations that impact emergency preparedness and response during a disaster. The talk is free and open to the public, with refreshments to follow. For more information, call 230-4028 or visit

Immanuel Community Church, a Christ-centered church on the Concord Heights, is hosting a study on prayer on Saturdays in Lent from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Richard Foster’s book “Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home” will be read and discussed in a casual, friendly setting. Please call 224-9238 for more information.

Concord Grange 322 will hold a special meeting for those interested in helping with the planning for the annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 31 at Keach Park. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. with children divided into several age categories. The event will be held according to field conditions at Keach park. The Grange will resume regular meetings March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Members and friends of East Congregational church are reminded that donations are still needed for the Epilepsy Foundation clothing drive. Contact the church at 224-9242 for more information.

There is a farmers market every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Concord Rehabilitation Services, 16 Foundry St. For more information, call Jim at 491-4203.

The Concord Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families will meet Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman St. Email for more information.

Bone Builders meets from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at Immanuel Community Church on Grover Street. Contact the Friends Program at 228-1193 for more information.

The Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters will meet Wednesday at noon at Northeast Delta Dental. For more information, call 223-4982.

The Karner Blue Toastmasters will meet Thursday at 5 p.m at the environmental services building on Hazen Drive. For more information, call 568-3128.



WEST SIDE Train your dog to live well with other animals

In observance of President’s Day on Monday, state offices and the Concord Public Library will be closed. Trash collection and recycling will be collected as usual and will have no changes this week.

The Concord Public Library has free tax forms and instruction booklets available. The 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ tax forms have arrived and are available for pickup. If you need copies of other forms ask at the reference desk for available options. For more information or to receive assistance with filling out forms, visit the library tab on or call 225-8670.

The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County is offering a seminar for pet owners: “Multi-Species Household” on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to live happily with cats, dogs, and more all under the same roof. Certified dog trainer Helen St. Pierre of No Monkey Business Dog Training will offer strategies and recommendations to help your dog enjoy life a little more. The cost to attend is $10 and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 856-8756.

The Center for Health Promotion is offering a 14-class session of pilates. The pilates exercise method is famous for developing strength, flexibility, coordination and flat abs. The session will start on Feb. 26 and go each Monday and Wednesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. until April 11. The cost for the 14 classes is $125. For more information or to register, visit or call 230-7300.

Capital Toastmasters will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord (behind the Concord Hospital) at 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, call 715-1881 or visit



SOUTH END Neighborhood Watch seeks new volunteers

Way to go South End! Another successful meeting for the new Neighborhood Watch was held. Neighborhood Watch wants folks to take regular walks around their blocks. They want helpers to get the word out. There’s very little time or work commitment to help them. They can give you the infraction statistics. That might get you to lend a hand! Many thanks to Raymond and Lola at Chen Yang Li’s for the room and Happy New Year to them, too! Next meeting is Feb. 26 at 54 Bow St., near Rollins Park at 7 p.m. Help make the South End even safer and more fantastic!

On Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m., head to Gibson’s Bookstore for a piece of local history, in time to round out Black History Month. Richard Potter (1783-1835) was the most famous American entertainer of the early nineteenth century. A ventriloquist and magician, he was always based in New England but performed nationwide, even making an extended tour of the entire country in the 1819-24 period. Remarkably, he was also a black man – the son of a black woman (who had been captured in Africa and sold in Boston as a slave) and a white American father. The Potter Place Railroad Station in Andover is named in Potter’s honor). The site is about to be incorporated into the new Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. Potter performed in Concord frequently, was closely followed in the Concord press, and was always very popular here, as indeed he was throughout all of New England. Potter’s performances were enjoyed by an enormous public, but his life off stage has always remained hidden and unknown. Now, for the first time, John A. Hodgson tells the remarkable, compelling – and ultimately heartbreaking – story of Potter’s life, a tale of professional success and celebrity counterbalanced by racial vulnerability in an increasingly hostile world.

Railroads transformed New Hampshire like few other innovations of the 19th century. All across the state, isolated towns and villages became linked by rail to one another and to the larger metropolitan areas in New England, bringing a host of new opportunities for communities large and small. The Development of Railroads in New Hampshire lecture examines the economic, social and political forces, both within the state and beyond. All aboard on Friday at 2 p.m. at New Hampshire Historical Society.

It’s not iced tea; it’s frozen tea! As in a “Frozen” Tea Party at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art today, March 18 or April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and hot cocoa with optional sing-along to the “Frozen” soundtrack. Costumes are encouraged. Reservations are required.

Guided gallery tours are back at the New Hampshire Historical Society on this Friday and March 16 at noon. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic building and exhibitions. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive.

The Community Players of Concord present one of the most lauded Broadway plays in recent years. “Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is a comedy by Christopher Durang, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the New York Critics’ Drama Circle Award. See it at the Concord City Auditorium on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

The Winter Farmers Market at Cole Gardens continues Saturdays through April 21 starting at 10 a.m. for local food from local farms. Featuring live music and many products for sale including dairy, seafood, dog treats, various cuts of meat, eggs, garlic, jams and jellies, organic granola/trail mix, maple syrup, honey, sprouts and greens, artisan and organic breads, pastries, apples and body care.

Get a grip on your credit and improve your score with the N.H. Federal Credit Union on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Understand how your credit affects you and learn ways you can improve your credit score. You will learn how to read your credit report and gain control of your current debt load. There is a nominal fee to reserve your seat which will be refunded when you attend the class. Class is open to the public.

There’s a new Spotlight Café show Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. with Big Bill Morganfield. He is the son of McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) and has emerged in the past few years as one of the top blues talents in America. Then go from blues to bluegrass legends Del McCoury and David Grisman at the Capitol Center for the Arts on March 2.

McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “East and West” featuring oil paintings, woodblock prints and charcoal drawings by Sandy Wadlington. The show will run from Tuesday to April 13, with an artist’s reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. There is a snow date for the reception of March 2. For artist, Sandy Wadlington, the beauty of New England is both a muse and a home. Call Sarah Chaffee at 225-2515 for more information or visit



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