Concord town crier for May 30, 2021

Published: 5/28/2021 8:25:38 AM

PENACOOKSenior Center activities

■The Penacook Community Center Senior Program has begun offering some weekly activities, including bingo on Tuesdays, Wii Golf and Bowling on Thursdays, and the walk-in library and social on Wednesdays. All activities are at the Rolfe House. For more information, please contact Kristen at 753-9700.


EAST SIDEHandbell choir concert

■Are you ready to hear live music again? The Granite State Ringers Handbell Choir invites you to join for an afternoon of entertainment on June 6 at 2:30 p.m. at 15 North Curtisville Road. Bring a chair, sunscreen, a cold drink and enjoy “Americana” music both fun and patriotic.

WEST SIDETrash pick-up pushed

■There will be no trash and recycling collected on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday. All routes will be moved one day forward to conclude on Saturday with Friday’s route.

■The Concord Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon off of Capitol Street in downtown Concord. The event offers 40 vendors that sell meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, bakery goods and maple products. Also featured are potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats and body care products.

■The menu has been set for the June 13 Greek Dinner to Go from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 North State St.) with pick up from 12-1 p.m. This month is a special offering for the celebration of the Parish’s Name Day (Pentecost Sunday) – a gyro sandwich with fries and a greek salad for $15 per meal. To order, call 953-3051, email or visit You can pay online at the website, send in a check to the church or bring the money when you pick up your food. The cut off date to order is June 9.

■Reserve your spot now, as space is limited, at the Pope Memorial SPCA low-cost vaccinations on June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Online forms must be completed and sent in before your 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 is needed to determine if your pet needs a one- or three-year vaccine. Cats must be safely in carriers and dogs on leashes. Payment is due at time of online registration. Follow COVID-19 protocol. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 856-8756. Walk-ins are not allowed.

■The Food Pantry at West Congregational Church (499 North State St.) is open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Good wholesome food, as well as pet food, is available. Enter through the door with the food pantry sign between Johnson Hall and the church. Staff will greet you with more instructions. For more information or questions, call 224-4142.

■Hope you have a safe and healthy Memorial Day!



SOUTH ENDOutdoor concerts return

■City offices and the library will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day. Trash and recycling will be delayed one day.

■Make some popcorn and tune into Red River Theatres Virtual Cinema for “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” and “Spring Blossom.” Red River Theatres is also pleased to present documentaries featuring an in-depth look at some extraordinary, groundbreaking art masters and the amazing facilities housing their work. See “Hermitage: The Power Of Art” through Tuesday. There are four daily livestream performances at designated showtimes: noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture. Tickets are $10. These events are livestream productions. Just like a live show, you can only watch them on the specific date and time you select when you purchase your ticket. Go to

■Jamie Ducharme returns to Gibson’s Bookstore, virtually, to present a fast-paced and impressively researched account of the history and rise of e-cigarettes in “Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. She is joined in conversation by “Time Magazine” editor at large Jeffrey Kluger. Signed copies will be available. Go to to register.

■Capitol Street will be closed from Green Street to North State Street for the Concord Farmers Market on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■Rona Jaffe Writers Award winner, Shawna Kay Rodenberg, returns to Gibson’s virtually on June 8 at 7 p.m. She’ll discuss her new book, “Kin: A Memoir.” Shawna will appear in conversation with Benjamin Anastas (“Too Good To Be True”). For more information and registration, go to More information is available at

■Capitol Center for the Arts is excited to announce its “Summer Concert Series: Music in the Park!” CCA looks forward to you joining live in the park or live streamed from the comfort of your home. Joe Sabourin will perform on June 6 at Fletcher-Murphy Park at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12, plus a $3 venue fee. There will be social distancing. The rain location is Bank of NH Stage.

■Get ready for a week (or two) of in-person fun with friends at Concord Community Music School with the return of Summer Jam Camp (grades 5-12, July 19-23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and Creative Arts Camp (grades 1-6, July 26-30 or Aug. 2-6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)! At Summer Jam Camp, learn about instrumentalists and singers, and come together for a week of jamming in music of many styles, including jazz, rock and blues. There will be jam bands for both beginning and advanced students. Cost is $235. Creative Arts Camp cost is $270 ($245, if before Tuesday). Visit or call 228-1196.

■Remember all those from the Revolution on, who gave, maintained, saved and loved our wonderful country! Happy Memorial Day! When you’re enjoying that hot dog, give a thought to those who went before! Special thoughts for the South End’s Lt. Paul Corriveau and Pvt. Herbert C. Drew and my cousin Harry T. Miller who died in France. Let us remember the sacrificing and suffering families as part of the day, too.



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