Concord town crier forFeb. 6, 2022

PENACOOK makerspace tour

■Our local makerspace, Making Matters NH, frequently holds open houses. For more information, you can call (603) 565-5443.

■Merrimack Valley Music Department is hosting a Mattress Fundraiser on Feb. 12, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Merrimack Valley High School cafeteria. Every purchase supports the MVHS music program.

Cheryl Stinson

WEST SIDE Open gym for adults

■Join in on the fun at the 7th annual Cmar ROTC Crusaders vs. Boston Bruins Alumni hockey game today starting at 3 pm at the Everett Arena. General admission tickets are $10 and will go towards the Cmar Scholarship Program.

■The Concord Parks and Recreation Department is offering Adult Open Gym Drop-in on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Green Street Community Center. The cost to participate is $3 for residents (with ID) and $4 for non-residents. Please bring your own basketball. For more information, call (603) 225-8690.

■The Concord Public Library is offering Wiggles and Giggles: A Music Movement Program on Thursday from 10 to 10:30 am Join in on wiggle, waggle, and giggle in this fun music and movement program for preschoolers and their caregivers. For more information, call (603) 225-8670.

■Visit the Downtown Concord Winter Farmers’ Market (7 Eagle Square) on Saturday from 9 am to noon in the enclosed atrium. Enjoy live music while you shop with your favorite local farmers and producers. For more information, email

■Enjoy a Greek Meal from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, with pick up on Feb. 20 from noon to 1 pm The February meal to-go is homemade green meatballs, rice pilaf, Greek salad, and a roll. You can order your meal by email, by phone (603) 953-3051, or online The cost of the meal is $15 and the ordering deadline is Feb. 16.

■Reserve your spot now at the Pope Memorial SPCA low cost vaccinations on Feb. 18 from 10 am to noon. An online form must be completed and sent in before appointment. Bring your cats, dogs and ferrets for a rabies vaccination ($20), microchip ($25), kennel cough vaccine ($15), and distemper vaccine ($15). Proof of past rabies vaccination is needed. Cats must be safely in carrier and dogs on leash. Payment is due at the time of online registration. Follow COVID-19 protocol. For more information or to reserve you spot, call (603) 856-8756. Walk-ins are not allowed.

■Happy birthday to Jacob Plante, Brenda Morse, Christine Anderson, and Dan Swacha.



SOUTH END Music lessons, therapy

■Students of every age and ability are encouraged to register now for spring semester lessons, choruses, classes, and ensembles at the Concord Community Music School. We are happy to offer both in-person and virtual lessons depending on a student’s preferences. Financial aid is available for all programs. For the spring semester, new students of all ages will receive 10% off regular tuition when they register for private instrument or voice lessons. Also good for current students trying a new instrument! Call (603) 228-1196 or visit for more information.

■Music therapy addresses specific physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs, in sessions tailored to the clients’ and caregivers’ individual goals. Please contact the music school to see if expressive arts therapy is a good fit for you or a loved one! Call (603) 228-1196 or visit

■There’s a new Walker Series opportunity. All performances are free with no tickets or reservations required. Programs start at 7:30 pm at the City Auditorium. Visit for details. On Feb. 23, it’s Buskers’ Night In: Street musicians share their music and stories.

■On Feb. 10 at 8 pm, the Bank of New Hampshire Stage presents Andrew North and the Rangers and their debut full-length album “Phosphorescent Snack.” Go to for more information and tickets.

■This month Gibson’s Book Club is reading “Interior Chinatown: A Novel,” by Charles Yu. They will not be sharing food or beverages. They’re also sticking to a one hour time limit starting on Monday at 5:30 pm, and will be clearing the store at 6:30 pm For more information, visit

■Go to the Concord Community Center on Tuesday at 6 pm and decorate chocolates for you or your valentine! Join us as Chef Keith McCormack instructs. Space is limited. Registration is required. The snow date is Thursday.

■The NH Ukeladies are a fun group of ukulele-playing ladies who love to sing, play and share their music! On Wednesday at 6 pm, come to the islands known as Citywide Community Center for a night! Tropical prints are encouraged! Space is limited. Registration is required. The snow date is Feb. 16 at 6 pm

■Older adults and seniors of all ages, those with yoga experience or with none, and all levels of physical ability are encouraged to join us and try this free gentle yoga class on Tuesdays through Feb. 22 at 9 am Registrations made online will be for live classes via Zoom! To register for in-person attendance, call (603) 228-6630. You can register to attend in-person on Tuesday or Thursday, not both. More information is at

■On Wednesday at 1 pm, GoodLife Programs & Activities presents a humorous look at the dark(-amber) side of backyard maple sugaring. Registrations made online will be for live classes via Zoom! To register for in-person attendance, you must call (603) 228-6630. There’s more information at Registration is $5 and you must register by Tuesday.

■Do agents and publishers shrug off your compelling story? Consider self-publishing! Though her writing of her has been in print since 1988, Gail Schilling took a chance on self-publishing her memoir of her. Now two years after publication in paper, e-book, and audiobook formats, she has sold nearly 5,000 copies. Join Schilling on Feb. 15 at 2 pm at GoodLife Programs & Activities. You’ll find more information at This is an in-person event! To register, please call GoodLife at (603) 228-6630. The cost is $25.

■Join folk music historian Tom Curren on Thursday at 7 pm for a virtual presentation on the roots of New England folk music. This talk is free for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society and $5 for the general public. There’s more information at

■The Special Olympics NH Do-It-Yourself Penguin Plunge is back! Plunge anytime, anywhere, any way you want. Register at and check out our LL Bean and Champion Incentives. It’s from Saturday at noon to Feb. 13 at 11 pm Register to plunge at or call Anna at (207) 944-3381.

■Join the Chamber of Commerce for a free one hour class by Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover. It’s an online webinar on Wednesday at 4:15 pm To register please follow this link:

■It’s time to woo your sweetheart or maybe find one. On Feb. 13 it’s a Singles’ Valentine’s Day Party. Are you spending Valentine’s Day alone? Not anymore! Maybe you’ll meet someone new! Register to get access to the Party! The cost is $10. Go to for more information.

■All are invited to a family-friendly Valentine Dinner Dance in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall on Saturday from 5:30 to 8 pm The cost is $10 per person, $40 max per family. Includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, fruit, dessert, punch, cash games, prizes. Music by Father Ray the DJ. For young, old, single, married, friends, family, etc. For more information contact Chuck McGee at See the flyer at




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