Arts & Life

Community Players establish annual award in honor of Children’s Theatre director

06-18-2024 11:57 AM

Karen Braz was already a long-time member and performer with The Community Players of Concord, NH when, in the late 1980s, she raised the idea of expanding the group to include a children’s theatre.“I was at Bob and Phyllis Stuart’s house and I was...


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Powerhouse holds auditions for two fall productions

06-18-2024 12:11 PM

Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, the resident theatre company of The Colonial Theatre in Laconia, announces auditions for its next two productions. On June 30 at the Colonial, local actors are invited to audition for both Arthur Miller’s The Crucible...


Clinton Street Concert Series begins on June 27

06-18-2024 11:55 AM

First Congregational and Wesley United Methodist Churches are sponsoring a family-friendly concert series every other Thursday this summer. The first show, a concert by the Carter Mountain Brass Band, will be on Thursday, June 27.Portsmouth’s Sharon...


From the farm: Making hay and memories on the farm

06-16-2024 6:00 AM

Farming is hard work but can be exciting and picturesque, especially for kids. Family farms are fewer these days, but plenty of grownups still cherish memories of sunny, sweaty summers amid crops and livestock.On a recent visit to my chiropractor in...


Take Me Outside: Golly, it’s a gall

06-15-2024 8:01 AM

A friend sent me a text message recently in which she asked, “Any idea what these are?” An attached photo showed some round, white, pompom-like objects.I knew the objects were galls but to identify the specific kind, I needed to do a bit of...


Jaffrey Civic Center to host third annual Artist and Garden Tour

06-12-2024 10:00 AM

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...


Mo Rocca joins Writers on a New England Stage with new book “Roctogenarians”

06-12-2024 7:00 AM

On Tuesday, June 18, Mo Rocca, the New York Times bestselling author of Mobituaries, comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series to discuss his new book “Roctogenarians”.In the same vein as Mobituaries, Roctogenarians...


Board game “Clue” comes to life in downtown Concord through this Sunday

06-11-2024 2:38 PM

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...


Writer’s Cafe continues

06-11-2024 2:34 PM

Writers Cafe continues at Grounds Cafe on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for non-members/sessionAll writers are invited to develop their craft during these cozy writing workshops. Tracy Wood, a retired English teacher and local writer,...


Beatles instrumental tribute takes the stage at Derry Opera House

06-11-2024 2:30 PM

Get ready to twist and shout because “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is bringing the instrumental magic of The Beatles along with a captivating multimedia experience to the Derry Opera House on June 29 at 8 p.m.Step back in time and experience the...


From the archives: New Hampshire’s honorable position in national history

06-08-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, making it the law of the land, but the Granite State’s approval was not...


Vintage Views: Cooling off in summers past

06-07-2024 4:00 PM

As long as there have been hot summers, there have been children in search of a favorite swimming hole to cool themselves. Our ancestors were very accustomed to hard physical labor and spent very limited amounts of time on recreation.When work on the...


Two Villages Art Society awards best in show

06-05-2024 8:00 AM

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...


The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce previews line-up of 2024 festivals coming to the Capital City

06-05-2024 7:00 AM

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...


Bach’s Lunch: “The Clown” in Concert

06-05-2024 7:00 AM

Bach’s Lunch: “The Clown” in ConcertThursday, June 6, at 12:10 p.m. in the Recital HallRecorded in 1957, Charles Mingus’ The Clown is an album that explores form, narrative, and texture in the jazz quintet format. Featuring a narrator, free...


Stars align for Peterborough Players summer theatre season

06-04-2024 2:56 PM

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...


Intown Concord’s First Friday theme for June is Beach Party

06-04-2024 2:54 PM

June’s theme is Beach Party!Intown Concord and the City of Concord present First Friday, a monthly community event that brings together the people of downtown Concord for a fun-filled evening. On the first Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.,...


From the Farm: Calves are the counselors at cow camp

06-02-2024 11:00 AM

Last year, on the second day of camp, the kids stowed their backpacks, ran into the barnyard, and waited anxiously to learn which calf would be theirs for the week. That was 2023. This year, we have a new slew of calves for campers to claim. Will it...


Vintage Views: The Concord Pound Keepers

06-01-2024 7:00 AM

When our beloved New Hampshire State House was being constructed in Concord between the years of 1816 and 1819, the streets of Concord were a very different place. Unpaved and rural in nature, they provided a way to travel about as well as to...


A collaborative choral festival in Concord

05-29-2024 7:00 AM

Be the Change: A Collaborative Choral FestivalThis 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...


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