Concord Town Crier for November 7, 2021
â The United Church of Penacook will organize a Christmas craft fair and a bake sale on November 13, from 9 am to 3 pm. toys, jams and jellies, wool felt hats and accessories, handbags, purses, handmade soaps and fused glass. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds will be used to support the United Church Food Pantry. You can visit www.ucpnh.org if you have any questions or to view images and links to handicrafts.
â The annual Concord Christmas tree lighting will take place on November 26, traditionally the day after Thanksgiving at State House / City Plaza. Fundraising efforts are underway to help pay for expenses and this year’s festivities will include Santa Claus, music, fireworks, horse-drawn carriages, children’s events and more Again. During the event, donations of non-perishable food or unwrapped toys will be accepted to put into the Stuff A Cruiser program. Financial donations can be made by calling (603) 848-0221.
â The Concord Hospital Health Promotion Center offers free car seat adjustment on Thursdays from 9 am to 11 am at the Concord Central Fire Station. Certified technicians are available to help parents and guardians make sure their car seat is properly installed, or to help install a new car seat. There is no charge but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (603) 227-7000 x3228 or visit concordhospital.org/classes-events/registration. If seats fill up, another car seat connector will be available on December 9.
â GoodLife Programs and Activities are offering a course called âHybrid Part 1: Understanding Wills for Seniorsâ on November 15th from 3 pm to 4 pm. Attorney Tina Annis will present a two-part educational series on Wills, Probate and Trusts that will include a question-and-answer session with Part 2 offered in December. The cost of participation is $ 5 and registration is required before Friday at noon. GoodLife will email you the Zoom In to Class link. Registrations made online at goodlifenh.org will be for live lessons via Zoom! To register for an in-person participation, call (603) 228-6630.
â Savor a Greek meal from the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity with pickup on November 21 from noon to 1 pm. The November meal includes a stuffed pepper, roasted potatoes, Greek salad and a bun. The cost of the meal is $ 15. You can order your meal by email [email protected], by phone (603) 953-3051 or online at Holytrinitynh.org. The order deadline is November 17th.
â Garbage and recycling will not be adjusted this week due to holidays.
â Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service.
â Greg M. Peters takes a virtual tour of the Gibson Bookstore on November 15 at 7 pm to share his new book, âOur National Forests: Stories from America’s Most Important Public Landsâ. Across 193 million acres of forests, mountains, deserts, watersheds and grasslands, national forests provide a multitude of uses as diverse as America itself. Welcoming 170 million visitors each year for hiking, biking, paddleboarding, skiing, fishing and hunting, âpeople’s landsâ offer more than just recreation. Timber is harvested, lost habitats are reclaimed and endangered wildlife is protected as part of the Forest Service’s sustainable mission. Online only through Zoom, registration required eventbrite.com/e/199309509107.
â Go to the Red River theaters and see âThe French Dispatchâ and âSpencerâ. They are also looking for part-time ticketing staff!
â Enjoy free movies, flexible hours and a great work environment. Find out at [email protected]
â Everyone is welcome to attend âAlpha in an Hour,â a monthly one-hour gathering in our church, starting Sunday from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm They will watch a stimulating 25 minute video, followed by of a discussion and questions and answers with Father Ray. We will meet monthly at church on the following Sundays: December 5, January 9, February 13, March 13, April. May 3 and 15.
â Young people today struggle with their identity, their belonging and their purpose. The Emmaus Meeting is an opportunity to engage them in meaningful catechesis and discussion. On November 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., your child can attend the online Diocesan Youth Conference âEmmaus Meetingâ for students in grades 6 to 12. The cost is $ 5. Registration is done at form.jotform.com/RCBM/emmaus-encounter, and you can find information at events.catholicnh.org/view/2459/2021-youth-conference-emmaus-encounter.
â It’s never too early for a Christmas fair! Rendezvous at the Immaculate Heart of Mary on November 20 from 9 am to 6 pm and November 21 from 9 am to 1:30 pm Part of the Fair will take place under a marquee and part will take place inside the parish hall. Now accepting new items and gift certificates for the raffle gallery and silent auction. Register to be a volunteer. Call or email the office at (603) 224-4393 or [email protected]
â Share the treasures of the Church at the Parish Hall of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on December 6 at 6:30 pm Our parish will host a magnificent exhibition of over 150 relics! There is information on Treasuresofthechurch.com. It’s a free event.
â The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults starts! Anyone considering becoming a Catholic or any adult who has missed a sacrament can contact Ed Mullen at (603) 224-4393 or [email protected]
â Concord Community Music School’s Bach’s Lunch series returns with âFaces of Love – A Song Recital,â featuring faculty members Petra Pacaric and Kathy Southworth on November 11 at 12:10 pm This free Bach’s Lunch programs season will again be in person. The song recital features works by Brahms, Quilter, Faure and Donizetti, and others. Much like the vivid colors of fall, the program is a collage of love themes as they present themselves in their ever-changing shades and nuances, ranging from spiritual to passionate to calm to sadness. or humor. Bach’s lunch programs are free and open to the public and take place on the first and second Thursday of each month, from November to May, in the recital hall of the music school. Participants must register in advance and must wear a face mask inside the music school. . Please register online at tinyurl.com/bachs-lunch-2021 or call (603) 228-1196 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit ccmusicschool.org.
â Join other runners at the Galloping Gobbler on November 25 for a four mile race. There is more information on NewEnglandRuns.com. For more information on the event, please visit the Galloping Gobbler event website.
â Call our veterans, join us for a presentation of Jeff at Liberty House and great patriotic songs by Bill Parker Wednesday at 1 pm. The event is free but you must register before Tuesday at 3 p.m. at (603) 228-6630. For more information, visit goodlifenh.org/activity/veterans-celebration.
â The Players of Concord community will be hosting auditions for âLast Gasâ by John Cariani on November 14 from 6 to 9 pm and November 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at The Players Studio. The show dates are February 11-13, 2022 at the Concord City Auditorium. Looking for six dynamic actors, including a 16-year-old man, for this warm, hilarious and heartbreaking show set in rural northern Maine. Learn more at communityplayersofconcord.org/current-season.
â There is a street closure for the Girls on the Run 5K road race on Saturday from 10 am to noon. South Fruit Street will be closed from Pleasant Street to Clinton Street.
JEAN VER HOEVEN