■ Are you interested in joining your neighbors in Penacook to help bring activities back to our community? A Memorial Day Parade exploration session will take place on October 9 at 10 a.m. Bring your folding chair and your ideas to Riverside Park. If you would like to help but cannot attend this meeting, please send an email with your interest to [email protected] The rainy date is October 10 at 10 a.m.
■ An open house and information evening for free dance lessons for children ages 3 to 9 will be held on October 6, 3 pm to 6 pm, at the Beede Electric Building, 88 Village Street. Classes will include music and movement, ballet, tap dance and creative dance. For more information, please call Dede Russell at 848-2855.
■ NHTI presents the 24th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival and will offer another show today at 2 pm at the Sweeney Auditorium. The NHTI Film Society, in collaboration with Barry Steelman, is pleased to present this festival featuring the world’s most creative short films – judged internationally by film audiences. The cost of participation is $ 10 and payable in cash or by check at the door. Students admitted free with NHTI ID. For more information, visit nhti.edu/events/.
■ The Concord Hospital Health Promotion Center is offering a class called Baby Steps on October 12 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Connect with other new parents in an informal online setting through Zoom. Education, support and resources to help parents celebrate and adjust to this new chapter will be provided by a registered nurse from The Family Place, as well as subject matter experts. Participation is free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, visit concordhospital.org or call 227-7000 x4903.
■ Join the annual NAMIWalks Your Way in New Hampshire on Saturdays virtually anywhere. NAMIWalks is the largest mental health awareness fundraising event in New Hampshire. This event helps NAMI New Hampshire provide education, support and advocacy for over 29,000 adults and children affected by mental illness and suicide each year. Free online registration is done at NAMIWalksnh.org or for more information contact Brittany by email at [email protected]
■ Public skating is available at the Everett Arena. Skating hours will be Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $ 6 for ages 14 and over, $ 5 for 13 and under and children 3 and under are free. Skate rentals will be available in the pro shop for $ 5. Skate rentals and walking aids (in limited quantities) will be thoroughly disinfected after each use upon return to the Pro Shop. For more information, call 228-2784.
■ The Concord Farmers Market will be open Saturdays from 8:30 am to noon and is located near Capitol Street in downtown Concord. The event features 40 vendors, including meat, eggs, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, fish, honey, bakery and maple products. Also featured are potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats and body care products.
■ Savor a Greek meal at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with pickup on October 17 from noon to 1 pm. The October meal includes half a roasted Greek lemon chicken, pilau rice, Greek salad and a bun. The cost of the meal is $ 15. You can order your meal either by email [email protected], phone 953-3051, or online at Holytrinitynh.org. The order deadline is October 13th.
■ The Central New Hampshire Crisis Center (CCCNH) is proud to announce the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Arches of State House. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to walk a mile in women’s heeled shoes. You don’t have to wear high heels, but it’s part of the fun, and it gets the community talking about domestic and sexual violence. Everyone is invited and welcome to raise awareness on these crucial issues. Join as an individual, join a team, or create your own team. All proceeds support the CCCNH for the benefit of women, children and men affected by domestic sexual violence in Merrimack County. Go to eventbrite.com/e/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-tickets-166917959109.
■ The Business Excellence Awards will take place at the Grappone Conference Center on Wednesday at 1 pm. There are nine different categories that honor individuals in New Hampshire businesses with less than 100 employees and those with more than 100 employees. You can find more information at nhbr.com/events-awards/business-excellence-awards.
■ Join Dave for a “Night Visitors” wildlife presentation Wednesday at 1 pm at GoodLife Programs & Activities. Fallen apples attract an incredible number of wildlife to visit backyard fruit trees and orchards. Dave will share photos and information on the wildlife habits and habitats of wild neighbors who visit his family’s forest farm during the day and night. The cost is $ 5. You must register in advance at (603) 228-6630. More information can be found at .goodlifenh.org / activity / society-for-the-protection-of-nh-forests-night-visitors.
■ See LEZ ZEPPELIN on the Bank of New Hampshire stage on Saturdays at 8 pm. They became the first female rock group to pay homage to Led Zeppelin. You can find more information at ccanh.com/show/lez-zeppelin-physical-graffiti.
■ Concord community players will perform Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park” on October 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm and October 17 at 2 pm at the Concord City Auditorium. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults, $ 18 for juniors and seniors (17 and under, or 65 and over), with a discount of $ 2 per ticket for tickets purchased before October 13. Buy tickets online at http://communityplayersofconcord.org/ tickets / or at the Concord City Auditorium Box Office. For more information on tickets, contact David Murdo at [email protected] or (603) 344-4747.
■ The Grand Concord Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome its members to a monthly after-hours networking event on October 12 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at Barn at Bull Meadow. Explore their brand new event center, featuring a beautiful outdoor patio with a menu of delicious and unique appetizers. Bring your business cards and get to know other business leaders where other members are eager to introduce themselves to you and learn more about your business. Please register in advance via the link. A payment of $ 7 to the Grand Concord Chamber of Commerce before the event is required, and there is a payment of $ 10 at the door. To learn more about Chamber membership and to attend this event as a guest, please call (603) 224-2508 or email [email protected]
■ Join the Chamber for a forum on two key workforce issues, housing and child care, October 14 at the Holiday Inn from 7:30 am to 9 am. and support the local economy. You are invited to join the conversation and discover solutions being developed in the Town of Concord that will provide these resources to growing families. This event includes a full breakfast, panel discussion, and audience Q&A with guest speakers. For more information, call 603-224-2508 or email [email protected] The cost is $ 30 for Chamber members and $ 40 for non-members (includes full breakfast). Places are limited, please confirm your presence in advance.
■ City offices will be closed on October 11 for Columbus Day. Waste and recycling collection will not be postponed. The collection will follow its regular schedule throughout the week.
■ Street closures for this week begin with the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Main Street from Center to Pleasant Street, Capitol Street to Evans Lane and Warren Street at the entrance to School Street and Durgin Block Parking Garage. Then on Saturday, for the Concord Farmers Market, streets will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Capitol Street, from Green Street to North State Street.
■ William Ögmundson, classically trained pianist and award-winning composer, will perform his popular “Americana” concert with works by Gottschalk, Sousa, Joplin and Gershwin. Listen to it Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street. Thanks to the Walker Lecture Series.
■ That’s 315 to date. Columns, what! It is with great honor and humility I am happy to say that as of this column I have been your South End Town Crier for six years! How did it happen? Time flies but with each week and year, I become more and more in love with Concord! This is my 7th state, and if I can’t be home, this is where I want to be! Thank you for such a beautiful city. It’s always a pleasure to meet you in town. Thanks for listening every Sunday!
JEAN VER HOEVEN