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Duo presents family history

Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to join Books & Books in Florida and indie bookstores across America on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. to virtually present Anderson Cooper as he shares his new book, Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty.

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty — his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.

This event is ticketed. Your book purchase of Vanderbilt ($30) gains you digital entry into the Zoom webinar audience. Shipping is available.

Ticketed event; register at eventbrite.com/e/ 167501548641.

Documentary screening

Born in Henniker, New Hampshire in 1867, Amy Beach became an internationally recognized composer.  Her story is told in a new documentary, “Composer Amy Beach” produced by John Gfroerer and Virginia Eskin. The Concord Historical Society will host the primer showing of this documentary on Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage. Tickets will be available in mid-September through the Capitol Center for the Arts website.

Sports history

Jeff Benedict visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in-store, in-person. From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots — the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century.

Come with questions to ask and then get your copy of The Dynasty signed.

It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Since then, the Patriots have become a juggernaut, making ten trips to the Super Bowl, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.

Can’t make this event?  Gibson’s is happy to have ordered copies signed for you to pick up or have shipped.

Jazz sanctuary

This Sunday at 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church (177 N, Main St,), Jazz Sanctuary will present “Signed, Sealed, Delivered – The Spirituality of Soul,” with Vocalist and Pastor Emilia Halstead, vocalist Mary Fagan, and the Jazz Sanctuary House Band. A Conversational Time will focus on the enduring power of soul music from the ’60s until the present day as an aspect of facing parts of American culture that have fed us spiritually but have also been under-valued. Masking and social distancing for this in-person event that will also be broadcast on Facebook Live and eventually uploaded to the church’s YouTube Channel: Concord’s First Church. As always, “because of who you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

Yard and bake sale

A huge yard and bake sale at East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, will be held Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $4 bag sale starts at 11:30. Lots of household goods, yarn, clean clothing in very good condition, tools, furniture, books, and much more. Don’t miss the bake sale! Church is located just north of Exit 16 traffic circle. Masks are required and will be provided if you need one.

Raffle supports scholarships

Rotary Club of Concord, New Hampshire is having it’s Annual Raffle Fundraiser right now. You have a chance to win cash prizes while supporting a non-profit that takes zero for administration. Be part of one of the best kept secrets in Concord.

First Prize $10,000

Second Prize $1,000

Third Prize $500

$100 per ticket, only 300 tickets available.

Drawing will be held Nov. 17, 2021 at Alan’s of Boscawen 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres.

Winners will be notified.

Checks are payable to Rotary Club of Concord Charitable Foundation, PO Box 2246, Concord, NH 03301. For more information, visit concordnhrotary.org.

Author: Insider Staff

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