Town crier Concord for December 19, 2021


PENACOOK Open farmer’s market

â–  The Penacook Winter Farmer’s Market is open at the Riverhill Grange on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

â–  The Christmas Eve service at Penacook United Church begins at 6:30 p.m. on December 24.

â–  Merry Christmas!


WESTERN COAST Open public ice rink

â–  The Concord Public Library is offering to make your own t-shirt tote bags for teens and tweens (ages 10-17) tomorrow night at 6 pm. Do you have old t-shirts that you like but don’t fit anymore? Don’t throw them away! Bring them to the library and learn how to make seamless t-shirt tote bags! No need to register, but places are limited. For more information, call (603) 225-8670.

â–  Public skating is available at the Everett Arena. Skating hours will be Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (closed at Christmas). Admission is $ 6 for those 14 and over, $ 5 for those 13 and under and children three 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 (603) 228-2784.

â–  During the holidays, the Merrimack County SPCA Pope Memorial needs items on their wish list to help the homeless animals in their care. Donations can be taken to the shelter or Sandy’s Pet Food Center. Items needed include durable dog toys, paper towels, Lysol wipes, and cat beds. For the full wishlist, visit For more information, call (603) 856-8756.

â–  Hope you have a happy and safe week’s vacation!



SOUTH END Upcoming vacation programs

â–  Lou Sillari from the South End turns 106 on Wednesday! He thinks this can be a big step for anyone in his neighborhood. So, raise your glass to celebrate this amazing man! Well done and happy birthday, Lou!

■ On view this week at Red River Theaters, “House of Gucci”, “Belfast” and “The Danish Collector: Delacroix To Gauguin”. Visit for more information.

â–  A great Beginner’s Course at Goodlife Programs & Activities is held Mondays and Thursdays through December from 1:30 pm to 2:25 pm (no class December 23)! Stretch your muscles, increase your coordination, confidence and flexibility with gentle exercises, stretches and movements. Seniors of all ages and levels of physical ability are encouraged to try this gentle exercise class. You can use a chair for more stability. The cost is free! You must register in advance. To attend Zoom, please call or register on our website. There is more information on

â–  On December 28 at 9:00 am, GoodLife Programs & Activities presents Gentle Chair Yoga. It’s free but you must register in advance for in-person participation. To attend Zoom, please call or register on our website. Seniors and the elderly of all ages, those with or without yoga experience, and all levels of physical ability are encouraged to join us and try this gentle yoga class. Yoga can help your mind, body, and spirit and improve your quality of life. You are sure to leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated! There is more information on The same course is offered on December 30 at 11 a.m.

â–  Join a virtual and interactive cooking class to make chocolate caramel croissant bread pudding. It’s a sweet and flaky treat on Tuesday at 7 p.m.! The course will include some insider tips and tricks to improve your results. You’ll also have direct access to chefs and Breville support to ask questions, receive real-time responses, and the ability to be in front of the camera to really heighten the fun. Cook and participate, or watch and take notes for cooking later. Registration links will be shared within 24 hours of the course. For any questions ahead of the event (replacements, etc.), contact

â–  WICX 102.7 Hope FM has a gift for you. On Friday and Saturday (Christmas Eve and Day) at 6 p.m., they will present an encore Christmas presentation at the Cathedral. Listen to glorious seasonal and sacred music under the direction of Maestro Eric Bermani. The second part will be extracts from Handel’s Messiah. Also listen to interviews, the history of the cathedral, and information on the artists and selections. Log in and enjoy live or at They are always there for you!

â–  Also on WICX, this Saturday Christmas Day and December 26 will mark the return of their vibrant and interesting local show, “Scripts and Writings,” at 3 pm. Feel like you can’t find good, interesting films and documentaries? WICX is your source! The Panel reviews and discusses spiritually inspired films and shows for their quality, insight, value and enjoyment. They also laugh a lot! Old and new biographies, comedies, dramas and films are discussed. Watch the movie yourself first and listen to their analysis or enjoy the show first to see if it’s something you want in your movie lineup. Can’t come this weekend? Go to and in the Scripts and Scriptures tab and enjoy anytime on demand.

â–  Municipal offices will be closed on Friday for Christmas Day. Waste and recycling collection will not be postponed. Since the statutory holiday takes place on weekends, the collection will follow its regular schedule throughout the week. The Concord transfer station will close at noon on Friday and will be closed on Saturday for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

■ Now start thinking again what your “new toys” will be if you are 8 or 80 years old. Love your family. Drink cocoa. To breathe. If you go to church, feel it in a new way. It really is a birthday party! Grab some gingerbread for breakfast and savor and cherish Christmas morning! Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Nollaig shona, Prettige Kerstdagen, Nib8iamih8mek, Krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuvakamana, kala christougenna / kala xristougenna, Feliz Natal !, shèng dàn kuài sahiket Christmas, Piawa Sama kawa kuài sahiket Christmas, Piawa Sama kawa Pasko Pu Piag Bago Tawn, Madyaw Pagsalog sa Pagka-otaw ni Jesus, Maligayang pasko, Nathaar thina vaalthukal, Masinadyahon nga Paskua Kay Malipayon nga Bag-ong tuig !, Mepiya Pagasaulog sa pagka-otaw ni Jesus maontong kalingay Omay! Fiya Pagpasko, Mayad pag Pasko kag, Madyaw na Pasko aw malipayong Bag-ong Tuig kamayo, mga lumon, Selamat Hari Natal, Christmas elani nzyu ethan myingona nte topvu Tunghi ematha longshi salam ka, Hyveä rostuon pro basism Idasnik Krka ta, Christmas basism India , naragsak a paskua, Naragsak nga paskua kon barung nga tawon, Nollaig Chridheil, Maa-yong Paskwa, Natal ni shub kaamnao, Krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuvakamana, Kuwahi na Krismasi n Bojez and Happy Christmas everyone! Fa-la-la-la-la!




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