Plenty to see on Concord’s stages this fall
Aug14

Plenty to see on Concord’s stages this fall

As you’re all well aware, Concord is home to some great spots to catch live entertainment. The three big venues – the Concord City Auditorium, Capitol Center for the Arts and Hatbox Theatre – always seem to have something going on. And with Hatbox releasing its 2018-19 schedule last week and the Audi set to mail out its lineup through December next week, we thought it would be as good a time as any to take a quick look at what’s...

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Go full steam ahead to the 33rd annual Concord Model Railroad Club Train Show at Everett Arena this Sunday
Aug14

Go full steam ahead to the 33rd annual Concord Model Railroad Club Train Show at Everett Arena this Sunday

All aboard! Last call! Pick your favorite piece of train terminology, but whatever you do, don’t miss the 33rd annual Concord Model Railroad Club Train Show this Sunday at Everett Arena. If you’ve never been or never heard of it before, you’ve been denying yourself quite the experience. Model railroad enthusiasts from all over the state flock to this one-day-only event at the arena for a chance to see some high-end model train...

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Get a workout while helping others at Fit 4 A Cause Triple Challenge
Aug14

Get a workout while helping others at Fit 4 A Cause Triple Challenge

If you like the idea of helping local nonprofits by attending a community barbecue (see story at left), you’d probably also be interested in helping cancer patients by participating in a triathlon of sorts. We’re talking about the Fit 4 a Cause Triple Challenge, a 5-mile bike, 5K run/walk and five-circuit bootcamp event coming up this Sunday. If you don’t have a bike, you can just do the 5K and bootcamp. There will also be post-event...

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Concord City Auditorium to host 28th Pitch In
Aug14

Concord City Auditorium to host 28th Pitch In

Ever wonder why the Concord City Auditorium – the Audi as its more affectionately known – looks so good at the start of each season? Well, you can thank the Friends of the Audi and a swarm of volunteers for that. Every year, the Friends go through the city-owned theater with a magnifying glass looking for any dust bunnies, chipped paint or blown light bulbs during the three-day Pitch In. And it just so happens that the Pitch In is...

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Q & A: We caught up with Mr. Aaron ahead of his show at the Capitol Center for the Arts
Aug14

Q & A: We caught up with Mr. Aaron ahead of his show at the Capitol Center for the Arts

Aaron Jones – you know him as Mr. Aaron – is the family- and kid-focused musician who has taken Concord by storm over the last couple years. He runs Rattlebox Studio, a studio for kids to listen to and create some music, and he plays all over either by himself or with the Mr. Aaron Band or Bosey Joe. He’s playing a show at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday at 11 a.m., just the latest in a very busy schedule for him. We...

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Heritage Harley-Davidson to host community barbecue for Concord Friends Program on Saturday
Aug14

Heritage Harley-Davidson to host community barbecue for Concord Friends Program on Saturday

If you like a good barbecue – and who doesn’t? – as well as helping out your community, there’s no better event to check out than Heritage Harley-Davidson’s Community BBQ this Saturday afternoon. The second-generation, family-owned Harley dealership has been hosting these barbecue events every Saturday during riding season since 2013, marketing manager Ryan Jelley said. “We want to make it a point to support our local charities,” he...

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Bulletin Board: Jazz Sanctuary, Penacook concert and golf
Aug14

Bulletin Board: Jazz Sanctuary, Penacook concert and golf

Concert at Penacook church United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring the duo Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano, and Jason Wirth, piano, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Directions to United Church and additional information about this concert are available at ucpnh.org. This duo will be in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this August. Lynne Raleigh Village association to...

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On Display: See Alison Vernon’s art at the Forest Society
Aug14

On Display: See Alison Vernon’s art at the Forest Society

Through  August, Alison Vernon will be showcasing her artwork at the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests. Vernon started painting after the birth of her three children, and over the years, her painting style and technique have evolved as she has learned to appreciate the texture and richness of painting with palette knives. You should totally go check out her work.

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Learn the ins and outs of the harmonica at Concord Public Library
Aug14

Learn the ins and outs of the harmonica at Concord Public Library

First of all, did you see what we did there with the headline, with the ins and outs of harmonica? We thought that was pretty funny, too. Anyway, Concord Public Library is at it again. There’s seemingly something cool and fun going on there every day, and next Wednesday, Aug. 22, it will be a program called Harmonica 101. We know that title is very ambiguous and mysterious, so we’re here to tell you that it is, in fact, a little...

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Making Strides Concord kickoff event to be held Thursday
Aug14

Making Strides Concord kickoff event to be held Thursday

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Concord is hosting a team kickoff event on Thursday at Red River Theatres. Anyone interested in putting a team together for this year’s event – scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14 – is encouraged to attend the kickoff event to get materials, team kits, coin cans, posters, registrations. Team leader kits will be available. Whether you’ve faced it yourself, or someone you love has, almost everyone has been...

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Entertainment: No festivals? No problem – it’s still a big week
Aug14

Entertainment: No festivals? No problem – it’s still a big week

You’d think Rock On Fest might be a tough act to follow, but there’s a pretty swell lineup of music this week to keep you rockin’ through the summer. Have a look: Music Tuesday Lester Hirsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Club Soda at Concord Public Library’s Music on the Lawn at 6 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Aaron at the Capitol Center for the...

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Does your pooch know how to act? The Community Players are looking
Aug14

Does your pooch know how to act? The Community Players are looking

Have you ever wondered if your dog would do great on stage? Well, here’s your chance to find out. The Community Players of Concord is hosting auditions for the classic musical Annie, and if you’re familiar with the story, it involves Annie’s dog, Sandy. And you can’t put on a production of Annie without one of the main characters in the story. So the Players are holding auditions on Sunday for “a dramatic dog” on Sunday at 5 p.m. at...

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Concord Young Professionals Network: Joseph Conti wants to see all 30 MLB stadiums
Aug14

Concord Young Professionals Network: Joseph Conti wants to see all 30 MLB stadiums

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Joseph Conti. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks Concord Insider readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 28 Where do you live? Manchester Where do you currently work? I am an associate at Crisp Law Firm, PLLC....

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Book of the Week: ‘Universal Harvester’
Aug14

Book of the Week: ‘Universal Harvester’

Universal Harvester John Darniell 2017, 214 pages Fiction   John Darniell’s Universal Harvester largely follows Jeremy Heldt, a video store clerk living (resentfully) in the town of Nevada, Iowa, with his widowed father. What begins as a poetically humorous depiction of life as a twenty-something in the Midwest turns slowly into a dark gothic mystery novel when customers of the video store begin to complain about mysterious splices in...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug14

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 14, 1852: Concord officials vote to build the Sewalls Falls bridge. Aug. 14, 1864: One day before the deadline imposed by the Legislature, Concord Mayor Benjamin Gale and other citizens remove a house south of the State House to make way for the building of Capitol Street. Aug. 14, 1945: The victory bell rings at 7:11 p.m., signaling the defeat of Japan and the end of the war. Thousands of people rush into downtown Concord to...

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