Poetry Society at Gibson’s on June 15
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire will meet at Gibson’s Bookstore on June 15 at 7 p.m.
June’s headliners are Mark Palos, and Slam Free Or Die – back by popular demand. An open mic follows their readings. All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged.
The Poetry Society meets at Gibson’s on the third Wednesday of every month.
Friday Family Fun at music school
Please join New American Africans at Friday Family Fun Night this Friday at the Concord Community Music School. There will be African drumming, dancing, ethnic food, ice cream and fun for all.
A donation of $10 per person, $20 per family is requested. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Annual parade in Penacook on Sunday
The annual Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial Parade, an event that began at the turn of the 20th century in Penacook, is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m.
Parade participants will meet at the Penacook Rescue Station (formerly the Lower Boscawen Torrent Station) on North Main Street at Oak Street at 8:30 a.m. The organizers began this tradition to honor all living and deceased police officers and firefighters in the early 1900s. The early participants would wear their dress blues and in full uniform.
Lt. Kevin Tucker of the Penacook Rescue Squad is organizing the century old event. An invitation is extended to all Merrimack County law enforcement agencies and fire departments, along with correctional officers from the county and state. Also invited to attend are EMS personnel from rescue squads and ambulance companies. A reminder there is no motor vehicles allowed in the parade.
The parade units will step off at 9 a.m. and proceed south on North Main Street in Boscawen and march into Penacook passing by Penacook Square. As they leave Penacook Village the units will pause at Woodlawn Cemetery at the Memorial Lot for brief ceremonies. Following the ceremonies, the parade will continue to the Concord Manor Fire Station for light refreshments.
If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Tucker at 856-5891 or email Penacookrescue firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside at the Manor Fire Station at 9 a.m.
Hatbox to host cabaret show
Musical theater performer Jocelyn Duford brings her one-woman cabaret, Jocelyn’s ABC: Adult Broadway Cabaret, to Hatbox Theatre on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Local drag performer Amber Alyrt will make a special appearance.
The show, which features one musical theater song for each letter of the alphabet, is at times hilarious and poignant as Duford changes wigs, costumes and characters, while showcasing the talent and artistry she is becoming known for. She may call upon a few audience members to assist her too. The solo performance draws on music from both well-known shows like Gypsy and Peter Pan, as well as lesser-known shows like See What I Wanna See and Bring It On.
Duford will be accompanied by pianist Jamie Feinberg. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up due to a few songs with some adult language.
Tickets are $16.50 for adults or $13.50 for students under 18 (including a $1.50/ticket fee) and are available at hatboxnh.com or at the door as space allows.
Discovery Center volunteers sought
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center seeks volunteers to serve as docents this summer. The Discovery Center will be open every day from mid-June till Labor Day, offering the public an opportunity to have fun exploring science topics ranging from human health to the nature of stars, with two floors of interactive exhibits, an observatory with telescopes set for solar viewing, STEM camps for kids, planetarium shows and special programs.
Volunteers are needed to greet and assist visitors of all ages with the Discovery Center’s gallery exhibits and activities. Training begins in June; interested prospective volunteers are asked to contact Visitor Services Coordinator Sherie Moore at email@example.com or 271-7827 ext. 102 to apply. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to commit to a minimum of four volunteer hours perweek. An interview and background check will be required.
For more information, visit starhop.com.
Bach’s Lunch concert Thursday
Music for reed instruments will be showcased at Thursday’s Bach’s Lunch Series concert at the Concord Community Music School.
On Thursday, three music school faculty members will present a concert of music by 20th century composers whose work showcased the beauty of reed instruments. Stefani Burk, Stephanie Ratté Jenkins and Maria Isaak will collaborate to perform music for oboe, clarinet and bassoon.
The concert begins at 12:10 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 228-1196 or visit ccmusicschool.org.
Nominations for Seven to Save open
Are you concerned about the future of an important historic building in your community? Is there an irreplaceable historic structure in the state that you’d like to help save? The Seven to Save list is a powerful means to attract attention to those threats and help forge possible solutions for such endangered properties.
Criteria for Seven to Save include the property’s historical or architectural significance, severity of the current threat, and the extent to which the Seven to Save listing would help in preserving or protecting the property. Typically, nominated properties are owned by non-profits, municipalities or commercial entities, and have local advocates willing to work toward a creative “save” rather than allowing continued deterioration and possible demolition. The 2016 list will be announced in mid-October.
Anyone can submit a nomination for the Seven to Save list. Previous nominations have come from concerned citizens, neighborhood advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, and municipal governments or commissions.
Nominations are now open, and are due by Sept. 19. The easy-to-complete nomination form is available at nhpreservation.org, or may be requested from the Alliance office by calling 224-2281.
Catch Players show on Concord TV
If you missed the Community Players of Concord’s performance of Pirates of Penzance, you can now catch it on ConcordTV.
The Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece will air on Public Channel 22, Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m., Thursdays at 11 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., and is available online.
Open house BBQ at Capitol Center
Join the Capitol Center for the Arts for its annual open house BBQ on Tuesday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Throughout the evening, we’ll be previewing our 2016-17 lineup.
Be among the first to place orders for 2016-17 shows and avoid any ticketing fees.
Can’t make it? You can start buying tickets on June 15 at 11 a.m.
Capitol Center for the Arts