GET A CLUE
Jun13

GET A CLUE

Courtesy— Right Angle Entertainment photos. By Monitor staff If you’ve wondered why you keep seeing small groups of people puzzling over clipboards as they wander through downtown Concord, this is your last weekend to find out. Those people are playing a live interactive version of the board game Clue. They’re part of a team (called Green, Mustard, Peacock, Plum, Scarlett or White for obvious reasons!) hunting for – what else? – clues...

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Covered Bridges, past and present

Join Kim Varney Chandler as she presents an overview of the historic covered bridges near Canterbury and shares information on the area covered bridges that have been lost to time. Following the program, Kim will be available to sign copies of Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. This event is sponsored by the Elkins Public Library and made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. The program is open to the public on June 13 at...

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White Farm Bioblitz a great success
Jun13

White Farm Bioblitz a great success

Courtesy Photo The White Farm Bioblitz, previewed by David Brooks in the Concord Monitor, was a great success. This community event was hosted by Project SEE in the Concord School District in cooperation with the UNH Cooperative Extension. 54 participants joined us along with 18 volunteer leaders for a beautiful morning of exploring and learning about the outdoors. Together, we identified over 170 species of plants, animals and fungi...

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Third Annual Artist and Garden Tour
Jun13

Third Annual Artist and Garden Tour

On Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Jaffrey Civic Center will be hosting its third annual Artist and Garden tour. The tour will include sites in Peterborough and Jaffrey, an area renowned for its picturesque landscapes and artistic spirit. The JCC invites visitors to embark on a captivating journey of discovery: an artist and garden tour that promises to delight the senses and nourish the soul. The tour will weave...

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Stars align for Players summer season
Jun05

Stars align for Players summer season

Begin with compelling stories, add one-part exquisite set and costume design, one-part well-seasoned fan favorites and one-part fresh to The Players talent. Mix well with the help of masterful directors and you’ve got the making of one unforgettable summer of theatre. The Peterborough Players is proud to share the casts for the 2024 Summer Season shows. It includes the perfect combination of tried-and-true Players and incredibly...

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2024 festivals coming to the Capital City
Jun05

2024 festivals coming to the Capital City

A few weeks ago, thousands of people swarmed to Concord for a weekend-long festival in the heart of the downtown. Northeast Coffee Festival had an outstanding turnout for its first rendition in New Hampshire’s capital city, reminding locals of the striking crowds that are typical for Market Days. This event was presented in partnership with Revelstoke Coffee LLC and Wayfarers Coffee, with events on Main Street, the Bank of New...

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Artists receive awards at Two Villages Art Gallery
Jun05

Artists receive awards at Two Villages Art Gallery

Four artists received recognition at the juried summer members exhibition presented by Two Villages Art Society. Awards were presented at the May 25 opening reception at the gallery in the Hopkinton village of Contoocook. The following awards were presented: Best in Show: Ann Saunderson, of Loudon, for “The Artist and her Critic,” acrylic. Artist of Merit: David Carroll, of Warner, for “Page from my Russian Notebook # 10,” mixed media...

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Ted Herbert Music School hosts showcase
Jun05

Ted Herbert Music School hosts showcase

The Ted Herbert Music School will host its Jazz Showcase on Sunday, June 9, at the Ted Herbert and Majestic Studio Theatre. This afternoon of jazz by Ted Herbert students and instructors will feature the inaugural performance of the Ted Herbert Community Big Band. Over the last several months student musicians ages 13-19 have been rehearsing in an ensemble setting with mentoring by professional working musicians under the direction of...

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The Main Street Drummer
May30

The Main Street Drummer

By JAMES W. SPAIN For the Insider Back in the 1700s in the city of Boston, merchants were prospering, and the King of England desired his share of that prosperity. The British government decided to make the American colonies pay a large share of the war debt from the French and Indian War. Through the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and other taxes, the British tried to collect taxes that the American people considered harsh. Colonists revolted...

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Kait Gallagher has made giving back her career
May30

Kait Gallagher has made giving back her career

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Kait Gallagher. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends individual in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 34. Where do you live? Concord, NH. Where do you currently work? Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, as the Director of Development & Communications. Tell us a...

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June activities and events at the Fells

First Thursday Hike at The Fells: Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m. This informal, moderate walk is an opportunity to get a little exercise, spend time out in the landscape, and perhaps discover something new about the property once owned by the John Hay family. Members: free, non-members: included with regular admission fee. No registration required. Meets at The Fells Kiosk. http://www.thefells.org Special Presentation with Ralph Nurnberger...

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Be the Change: A collaborative choral festival

Be the Change: A Collaborative Choral Festival This special event, held June 1, at 4 p.m. at Concord’s South Congregational Church, features these Concord Community Music School ensembles: Canterbury Singers (Kathy Southworth, Director), Northern Lights Women’s Vocal Ensemble (Peggo Horstmann Hodes, Director), Purple Finches Youth Chorus (Maria Isaak, Director), Songweavers Women’s Chorus (Jennie O’Brien, Director), Songweaver...

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Community Bridges community yard sale

Stop by and check out all the good stuff available for sale on June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date of June 8. Setup is 7 a.m. at 162 Pembroke Rd. Concord. We will have multiple families and groups selling their wares, raffles from local businesses, a 50/50 raffle, and a rummage table — the proceeds benefiting support families and community members connected to community bridges. Do you have items you don’t need anymore but...

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Native Plant Sale & Spring Craft Fair
May30

Native Plant Sale & Spring Craft Fair

Join the New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center for their Native Plant Sale and Spring Craft Fair on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock up on pollinator safe, native plants and shrubs that support our native pollinators and wildlife while also supporting local artisans by shopping their quality, handmade crafts. Bagley Pond Perennials and Fassett Farm Nursery will be here with a wide selection of native plants and shrubs for...

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Books as Art: “Building Books 2” exhibit and zine workshop at Twiggs Gallery
May30

Books as Art: “Building Books 2” exhibit and zine workshop at Twiggs Gallery

“Building Books 2” is a traveling exhibition of unique artist books organized by members of the New England Book Artists (NEBA) at Twiggs Gallery (254 King Street in Boscawen). Open to the public, the exhibit opens with a free zine-making workshop from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 followed by an artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 14. Artists’ books are works of art that utilize the form of the book...

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Kids, hit the stage this summer for Sister Act, Jr

Registration is going strong for the Community Players of Concord Children’s Theatre Project summer musical theatre camp, SISTER ACT JR. Based on the hit 1992 film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Sister Act JR. is the feel-good musical comedy that will have audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors). Director is Karen Braz, Music Director is...

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24th Annual Perennial Exchange opens gardening season
May08

24th Annual Perennial Exchange opens gardening season

The 24th Annual Perennial Exchange opens Concord’s gardening season on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Concord City Auditorium. It’s free and open to all. Here’s how the exchange works: Just split and swap! Perennial plants are ambitious, persistent, and wandering. You’ve got a flock of phlox, a host of hosta, a drama daisies … Dig and split them, put them in cans, bags, or boxes, and bring them down to the Audi to...

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NHTI students publish genome research
May08

NHTI students publish genome research

When it comes to biological research, NHTI – Concord’s Community College is on the cusp of discovery: This spring, 7 former and 3 current NHTI students have published a paper in the online journal PubMed exploring the genetic makeup of a bacteriophage, a virus that acts as a parasite in a bacterium by infecting and reproducing inside it. The paper, “Genome Sequence of Arthrobacter globiformis phage MaGuCo,” introduces the reader to...

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Northeast Coffee Festival this weekend

By Chloe Rattee Monitor staff Coffee and tea amateurs and professionals will flock to downtown Concord on May 10 and 11 to experience the Northeast Coffee Festival. The free outside portion of the event will include two full days of live music and over 30 local vendors. Coffee and tea workshops at the Bank of NH stage, Hotel Concord, and Red River Theatre will require the purchase of a one- or two-day pass. “[It’s] about celebrating...

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Symphony NH performing ‘South Pacific: In Concert’
May08

Symphony NH performing ‘South Pacific: In Concert’

The New London Barn Playhouse is thrilled to announce a new collaboration between the historic theater and Symphony NH, the Granite State’s premiere professional symphony orchestra. South Pacific: In Concert will be presented on the Barn Playhouse stage for two performances only on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Audiences will experience the romantic and timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein score at its very...

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Celebrating ‘Best in NH,’ one year of new ownership

The owners of Cafe One East in Warner NH gathered underneath the Interstate 89, Exit 9 Southbound attractions sign for a quick celebratory photo. The newly installed sign is aimed at driving additional traffic into the heart of Warner, N.H. Warner NH is a small Main Street township with a population of about 3,000 residents. The Cafe sits right next to the town hall and serves as a community gathering place, welcome to all visitors....

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Rock’N Race returns May 8
May08

Rock’N Race returns May 8

Run (or walk) to this year’s annual Rock’N Race on Wednesday, May 8. Be sure to dress up like your favorite superhero on race day! Participants with a variety of abilities will run/walk a 5K or walk a shorter 1-mile loop through downtown Concord while raising funds for Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care. The Starting Bell Rings at 6 p.m. Rock’N Race 2024 celebrates all of the heroes in our lives — family, friends,...

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A Main Street walking mystery
May08

A Main Street walking mystery

From May 16 to June 16 the iconic family-favorite board game comes to life! Enter the world of CLUE in the interactive & immersive experience, CLUE: A Walking Mystery. We need your help solving the case! Can you crack the code of who killed Mr. Boddy in Concord? In this new spin on the classic mystery game, guests step into the roles of the beloved CLUE characters Mayor Green, Colonel Mustard, Solicitor Peacock, Professor Plum,...

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Pillar Gallery announces fourth exhibition
May08

Pillar Gallery announces fourth exhibition

PILLAR Gallery + Projects is a new exhibition space in Concord. Their fourth exhibition, Into The Ether, will be on view until June 7. Into the Ether, focuses on the nebulous and ephemeral — in hazy, high-key abstraction, airy pastels and immersive installation. Memory and myth are explored, even if in fleeting moments. The group exhibition includes works by Sung Won Yun, Kevin Xiques, Lydia Kinney and Samantha Eckert. Featured are...

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Henniker Handmade & Homegrown
May08

Henniker Handmade & Homegrown

On Saturday and Sunday, May 11 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Henniker will host more than 80 local artists, crafters, farmers and food makers at the biannual Henniker Handmade & Homegrown event. Vendors will fill the outdoor and indoor spaces at the Community Center and park located at 57 Main Street. Visitors will browse endless handmade gifts including pottery, jewelry, candles, knitwear, woodworking, fine art...

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Trade show returns April 16
Apr05

Trade show returns April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, companies from across the Greater Concord region will showcase their products and services at the 33rd Annual Business Showcase. This vibrant trade show, hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, brings together nearly 250 professionals in a lively, fun atmosphere that’s ideal for networking with clients, connecting with job candidates, or meeting up with old friends and peers. The trade show is made...

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A poetry reading with Ewa Cruschiel
Apr05

A poetry reading with Ewa Cruschiel

Newbury Public Library & The John Hay Literary Society present a poetry reading with Ewa Cruschiel on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at The Newbury Vets Hall. Ewa has four books of poems in English: Yours, Purple Gallinule (Omnidawn 2022), Of Annunciations (Omnidawn 2017), Contraband of Hoopoe (Omnidawn 2014), Strata (Emergency Press 2009, reprinted by Omnidawn, April 2018), as well as three books in Polish: Tobołek (2016) Sopiłki...

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Book review: ‘You Always Come Back’
Apr05

Book review: ‘You Always Come Back’

July Weaver has been living in Nashville as Jules Thomas, a country western singer/songwriter. She hasn’t been back to the small town in Georgia where she grew up since she ran from there nine years ago, but a call from her brother about another brother’s suicide attempt brings her back. July (all her siblings are named for the months they were born) left her home after her father, Harry, was convicted as the Pacific Lake Killer, a...

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NH Jewish Film Festival returns to Red River Theatres

NH Jewish Film Festival returnsNew Hampshire Jewish Film Festival returns to Red River in April The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival returns to Red River Theatres in April (11 and 14) with three great films! This year’s festival will be presented as a multi-access experience, featuring both in-theater and virtual screenings from around the globe.The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival is presented by the Jewish Federation of New...

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National Water Dances comes to NH
Apr05

National Water Dances comes to NH

National Water Dance 2024: Moving Forward Together Coming together on Saturday, April 20 are hundreds of dancers from across the country to perform a site-specific dance at a river, a bay, the ocean, a fountain or any water site nearby. From Seattle to Mississippi, Maine to California, New Hampshire to Florida dancers of all ages and experience will join others in uniting to celebrate and collectively take responsibility for...

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