Concord town criers for Sept. 13, 2020
■Happy Grandparents and Great Grandparents Day! This is a special day to honor them and remember those who have passed away. Remember the great memories you have of them.
■Happy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur!
■Happy birthday greetings to Brenda Spaulding!
■Immanuel Community Church, East Congregational Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Granite State Baptist Church, Oasis Christian Church, Concordia Lutheran Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church are offering worship services online and some are holding services outside. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Check specific church websites and Facebook pages for details.
■The internet gremlins have been exorcised and WICX is back to broadcasting. Tune in to 102.7 FM or catch streaming at WICXradio.org. The station’s mailing address is WICX Radio 102.7 FM, PO Box 42, Bradford, NH 03221.
■Concord Council Knights of Columbus No.112 will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Activity Center.
■Concord Kiwanis Club will meet Monday at noon at the Red Blazer Restaurant on Manchester Street.
■Immaculate Heart of Mary will be hosting “Transforming the Heart of the Whole World, Transforming the Heart of the World through Contemplative Prayer” with Fr. Bill Sheehan on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rosary Garden. Fr. Sheehan is a brilliant spiritual teacher and experienced retreat director. In the event of rain or cold weather, the event will be inside the church. People are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing whether inside or outside. Recommend donation is $10. Checks made out to IHM. Mail a check (encouraged) or pay at the door.
■Spirit Halloween is opening on Saturday in the former Sears Store in the Steeplegate Mall. The store will have all kinds of Halloween decorations, costumes and more!
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■Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is on Saturday at Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Review the list of acceptable items on concordnh.gov/hhw or call General Services at 228-2737 with any questions. Proof of residency is required.
■The Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County is selling tickets for a 50/50 cash raffle. The Proceeds of the 50/50 raffle will provide medical care to homeless pets in need. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. First prize is 25%, second prize is 15% and third prize is 10%. Winners will be announced on Sept. 20. For more information call 856-8756. For tickets visit popememorialspca.org.
■Public ice skating has returned to the Everett Arena. Skating hours will be Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday hours will start Oct. 10. Admission is $6 for ages 14 and up and $5 for ages 13 and below (kids ages 3 and under are free). Skate rentals will be available in the pro shop for $5. Skate rentals and skate aide walkers (limited supply) will be thoroughly disinfected after each use. Public skating will be reduced to 50% capacity at this time. Masks/facial coverings will be required while inside the building (not required while on the ice, but must be worn again when leaving the ice). Please follow signage when entering and exiting the ice during public skate as all skaters must skate in the same direction. For more information, call 228-2784.
■The Food Pantry at First Congregational Church (177 N. Main St.) is open to Concord residents who need food. The hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Residents can come by one time per week.
■The Concord Public Library is offering a Virtual Storytime for children. Join the librarians on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy music and stories through Zoom. Register online to attend and receive further instructions by going to concordnh.gov/588/Library or call 225-8670 for more information.
SOUTH ENDIce skating returns
■Ice skating at Everett Arena begins Sunday with a session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ice skate rentals are available for $5. Everyone is welcome! Cost is $6 for ages 14 and up, $5 for ages 4-13 and free for ages 3 and under. For more information call 228-2784 or visit concordnh.gov/921/Ice-Skating.
■A Roaring 20s Book Tour, featuring authors that debuted middle grade or young adult novels in 2020, will be hosted by Gibson’s Bookstore via Zoom Sunday at 2 p.m. Gibson’s will present Josh Roberts (“The Witches of Willow Cove”), Lorien Lawrence (“The Stitchers”), Cat Scully (“Jennifer Strange”), Kaela Noel (“Coo”) and Cathleen Barnhart (“That’s What Friends Do”). Come with your questions about the stories, about writing, about publishing, and listen to these authors talk about their stories and experiences! Registration is required at eventbrite.com/e/118348265849. Cost of tickets is a donation.
■Author Meredith Hall will visit Gibson’s Bookstore (virtually) on Monday at 7:15 p.m. to share her debut novel “Beneficence.” Registration is required at eventbrite.com/e/118221921951.
■Join “Mystery Science Theater 3000” stars Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff for a special livestream event as they live-riff through 1956 film noir “Walk The Dark Street” with a Q&A afterwards on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Anyone who purchases a ticket will gain access to rewatch the livestream and download it for personal viewing. Purchase $10 tickets at eventbrite.com/e/the-mads-walk-the-dark-street-live-riffing-show-with-mst3ks-the-mads-tickets-117426099625? aff=ebdssbcitybrowse.
■A free, weekly support group for folks who are either unemployed or under-employed meets on Mondays at EJ’s on Main Street from 8-10 a.m. The group offers emotional support and networking advice in a very casual, judgement free atmosphere. Contact [email protected] or 494-2510.
■Do you have a need to develop your presentation, communication or leadership skills? Free Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters meetings are held virtually on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. Contact Joe Kasper (223-1287, [email protected]) or Joe Stehno ([email protected], 315-4743).
■Learn a fusion of relaxing and supportive positions enhanced through touch and mindfulness at YoMassage, 40 Thorndike St., Suite L1. Students hold gentle, supported stretches for up to 10 minutes while a licensed massage therapist works various muscle groups with light to medium pressure, allowing for a head-to-toe massage in one single class. The cost is $25 per session on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Other dates and plans are available. Space is limited. Contact Morganne Waldo, Blooming Tree Yoga LLC at [email protected] or 731-4794.
■Have fun and exercise on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. with SSG Corey MacDonald, future soldiers and others ages 16 and up that love to work out with the encouragement of like-minded people! It is held each week and may involve playing basketball, running, ultimate frisbee and more! Call 224-1590.
■Time Change: Come join the casual Irish Session in Rollins Park on Tuesdays now beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a chair, your music and your instrument! Bring some friends, too!
■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.
JEAN VER HOEVEN