Concord town crier for Aug. 16, 2020
■East Congregational Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Immanuel Community Church, Concordia Lutheran Church, Oasis Christian Church and Granite State Baptist Church are holding worship services and Masses on church websites or YouTube. Please check each church’s websites for specific information. Immaculate Heart of Mary is also holding outdoor Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Rosary Garden. Please bring a lawn chair and practice social distancing. Granite State Baptist Church will have a worship service outside at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
■Concord Grange 322 will hold a teleconference on Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Debbie Patten will be leading the meeting and will be contacting members with instructions to join the call. The Grange is in hopes of resuming meetings in September at the IBEW Hall. The Grange has received seven applications for membership.
■Don’t forget to request an absentee ballot from the city clerk if you wish to vote, but are fearful of voting in person due to COVID-19. The city clerk will send you the application and you must mail it in yourself or drop it off at the city clerk’s office at City Hall. You cannot have someone else take your ballot to the city clerk for you.
■The Merrimack County Conservation District Fall Bulb Sale is offering 30 different varieties of fall-planted bulbs from daffodils to giant snowdrops, muscari, garlic and more. Order your fall bulbs by Sept. 7 and support MCCD conservation efforts! Pick up orders on Oct. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the MCCD office (curbside service available) or Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Contoocook Farmers Market. Email [email protected] or call 223-6020 for more information.
■Happy birthday greetings are extended to Rhoda Hardy and Chris Seufert!
WEST SIDE Empty animal shelter
■The Pope Memorial SPCA Concord-Merrimack County (94 Silk Farm Road) is participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event through the end of August with adoptions, goody bags, and more! Keep an eye on the shelter website, Facebook and Instagram pages to view adoptable animals looking for their forever homes. For more information, call 856-8756 or visit popememorialspca.org.
■Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is having a fundraiser – Virtual Yiayia’s Greek Night Out. Order your Yiayia’s Dinner, sponsored by the Outreach Ministries. Meal will include spanakopita, salad, bread, and the featured dish, galaktoboureko. Price per meal is $15. The demonstration will be available on YouTube. You will receive the access information with your meal. Order as soon as you can at holytrinitynh.org ( go to the “Contribute to Holy Trinity” button), email [email protected] or call 953-3051 to register. You can pay either by website or by check sent to the church, 68 North State Street, Concord, NH. Pick-up is Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. or Aug. 23 from noon to 1 p.m.
■The Capital Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, presents “Music in the Park” a series of mini concerts on Saturday evening on the Music School’s outdoor stage in Fletcher-Murphy Park, 28 Fayette St. To purchase tickets, visit bankofnhstage.com. All performances begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. For more information, call 228-1196.
■The Concord Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, off of Capitol Street in downtown Concord. The event offers 40 vendors that have meat, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, fish, honey, bakery and maple products. Also featured are potted plants, cut flowers, wood products, dog treats and body care products. Enter the market from North State Street and Main Street and read the notices that will be posted. If you are ill, or have a cough, do not attend the market.
■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 to 11:30 a.m. Residents can come by one time per week.
SOUTH END Market Month fun
■Street closures for the West Congregational Church outdoor worship are on Sundays. Garrison Street is closed from Hutchins Street to Knight Street from 9 a.m. to noon.
■Street closures for the Concord Farmers Market are Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Capitol Street from Green Street to North State Street.
■Book yourself at Escape Room Concord. If you like puzzles, mysteries, games, unbelievably clever ideas or just getting out with a small group, go to escaperoomconcordnh.com.
■Concord Community Music School is proud to welcome one of its own alumnae to the string faculty, cellist Alana Chown. She joins Scott Kiefner and Liz Faiella in the growing number of alums who are recent additions to the Music School faculty in the past five years.
■The Friends of The Audi capped their 30th annual meeting by honoring two local business leaders with awards for outstanding service to the historic municipal theatre. Joanie McIntire was named the 2020 Friend of the Year, recognizing her leadership of the Hospitality Committee, the Audi’s “Famous Cookie Bakers.” The 50-member volunteer group provides refreshments at Auditorium performances, while raising nearly $50,000 toward Audi upgrades in the past eight years. Doris Ballard was presented with the Golden Pineapple Award, recognizing quiet behind-the-scenes services which help keep the city theatre affordable and accessible to everyone in the community. Doris has been the long-time “Voice of the Audi.”
■The New Hampshire Federal Credit Union is hosting the following upcoming webinars: “Carbuying 101” (Tuesday, 10 a.m., attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/881584395803514907), “Homebuying 101” (Tuesday, attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4825408397580285455), “Graduating to Life on Your Own” (Thursday, 1:30 p.m., attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8195307082351096079) and “Money Conversations All Couples Should Have” (Thursday, 5:30 p.m., attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7879826410774594575).
■On Saturday, support the Field Irish Dancers as Market Month events continue. See them at Eagle Square at 2 p.m. Get out and enjoy our town, even in a modified 2020 way. They’ll be looking for you!
■Aug. 23 is Bridal Bargain Day at Everett Arena from 12 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $20. If you are looking for the wedding deals of the year, look no further! It’s all there in one place! The Bridal Bargain sale features below retail wedding dresses, gently used wedding dresses, wedding décor, paper goods, jewelry and many more wedding related items!
JEAN VER HOEVEN