Concord town crier for Oct. 31, 2021 – Concord Monitor

■Making Matters NH is one of the stops on the Route 3 Art Trail on Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art Trail will feature 9 stops between Concord and Boscawen. A trail map and list of participating venues can be found at
■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market is open at the Riverhill Grange on Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m.
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■Go see these flicks at Red River Theatres: “Velvet Underground,” “Bergman Island” and “Lamb.” On Sunday, celebrate Halloween with “The Exorcist” at 2 and 5:15 p.m., and “Night Of The Living Dead” at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Get more information at
■Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to join with indie bookstores around the country to virtually present via Crowdcast Stephanie Gangi on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in conversation with Meg Waite Clayton, as they present Stephanie’s new novel, “Carry the Dog.” Signed bookplates are included with your purchase of “Carry the Dog” from Gibson’s Bookstore. Register required at
■Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to join Books & Books in Florida and indie bookstores across America to virtually via Zoom present Mitch Albom as he presents his new novel, “The Stranger in the Lifeboat” on Friday at 7:30 p.m.! What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pulls a strange man from the sea. He claims to be the “Lord” and he says he can only save them if they all believe in him. Register at
■Concord’s Fall Leaf Collection will return with bulk collection starting Monday and bagged collection starting Nov. 22. Bulk leaf collection will continue as weather permits through Dec. 10. Participating residents may rake leaves loosely to the curb for a one-time collection. Refrain from on-street parking Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. until collection is complete on the street to avoid blocking access to leaves. Crew one will start at Blossom Hill Cemetery and work south. Trackless leaf loaders will be used for bulk collection, which will require residents to rake all leaves fully into the street to be reachable for collection. Residents are advised to not place leaves in piles or around obstructions such as mailboxes, signs, or poles.  Leaves must be placed in biodegradable yard waste bags or in rigid containers labeled for leaves, and must be at the curb by 7 a.m. each Monday, regardless of a resident’s trash day. Bags should be at the curb on Nov. 22, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 for collection each week.
■The Bishop Brady Craft Fair is back in-person on Dec. 11 at the school! We have missed our artisans and crafters. Set up time is 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. with the fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths are $50 to $55. The fee includes a parking spot, a 10’ x 10’, or 5′ x 15′ space with two chairs and advertisement/PR. No Refunds. Online Registration is only for returning artisans. Registration is at New crafters please contact Paula Scrivens at [email protected] No phone calls, please.
■The Chamber is excited to welcome members to a monthly Business After Hours networking event. Bring your business cards on Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy a fun-filled evening with delicious food and lively networking with fellow members at Grappone Ford and Mazda, 530 NH-3A. Please register in advance via the link below to attend this popular networking event. There is a $7 payment to Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce in advance of the event, $10 payment at the door. To learn more about Chamber membership and attend this event as our guest, please call the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at (603) 224-2508 or email [email protected]
■Halloween Trick-or-Treating will mysteriously cause a Street Closure on Oct 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Auburn Street will be closed from Centre Street to Franklin Street.
■What’s red, white and YOU? You cast your vote on Election Day, Tuesday.
■Trick or Treat: Why do ghosts go on diets? So they can keep their ghoulish figures. Where does a ghost go on vacation? Mali-boo. Why did the ghost go into the bar? For the Boos. Why did the policeman ticket the ghost on Halloween? It didn’t have a haunting license. Why do demons and ghouls hang out together? Because demons are a ghoul’s best friend!
■Happy Halloween from your Favorite Mummy!
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■Concord’s trick-or-treating will be held Sunday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Please turn an outside light on to indicate you will be participating and to keep the children safe.
■Bulk leaf collection will start Monday and continue as weather permits through Dec. 10. Residents that participate in bulk leaf collection are asked to rake all leaves loosely (unbagged) into the street along the edge of the road or sidewalk. Any leaves that are not along the edge of the road or sidewalk will not be reachable for collection. Avoid piling leaves and keep leaves tight along the curb to keep streets clear. Crews can only come by once and work as weather permits, focusing on residential roads with drainage areas to keep the City’s stormwater system clear. For more information, call (603) 228-3727 or visit
■Join the fun at the Concord City Auditorium as Adam Swanson performs an Old-Time Piano Concert on Wednesday starting at 7:30 p.m. This free event is brought to you by the Walker Lectures Series. For more information, call (603) 228-2793.
■The NHTI is having a Fall Open House on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center Gymnasium. Learn firsthand from the faculty, students and staff that NHTI is a student-centered campus offering a variety of challenging academic programs, the support to help you meet your educational and career goals, and a vibrant campus environment. For information call (603) 230-4011. To register for the event, visit
■The Pope Memorial SPCA of Merrimack County will be having a Meet & Greet on Saturday at Sandy’s Pet Food Center from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the organization and meet some adoptable pets. For more information, call (603) 856-8756.
■Have a happy and safe Halloween!
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