■Catholic Daughters of the Americas, wooing Pope John Paul II, is holding its annual garage sale at Immaculate Conception Parish, 9 Bonney Street, Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parish hall. The sale will take place rain or shine.
■The Penacook branch library, located at 3, rue Merrimack, is open Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Happy Father’s Day!
■The 48th annual Market Days Festival returns to downtown June 23-25. This free three-day street festival will be held directly on Main Street and will feature shopping, food trucks, family activities, local artisans and live entertainment daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For event updates, visit marketdaysfestival.com.
■Roller skating is back this year at the Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road). The days and hours this year will be Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Roller skating will only be available for a limited time until July 31. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are available if needed for an additional $5 at the pro shop. . For more information, call 603-228-2784 or email [email protected]
■ The Walker Lecture Series invites you to join Studio Two as they pay homage to the early Beatles with the music, looks, instruments and on-stage banter of the Fab Four. The show will take place June 24 starting at 5:15 p.m. in downtown Concord. For a complete season schedule, visit walkerlecture.org.
■Come celebrate International Aerobatic Day with IAC Chapter 35 at Concord Airport (71 Airport Road) on June 25 from 9 am to 4 pm. It’s a great opportunity to see aerobatic aircraft on display and meet active pilots who love to talk to you about the sport. Weather permitting, Chapter 35 members will practice their flight routines in the aerobatic training area above the airport. For more information, visit the group on Facebook. Happy Father’s Day!
■Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the Gibson Bookstore, 45 Main Street South, Paul Doiron returns to present “Hatchet Island”, Mike Bowditch’s 13th mystery. Paul Brogan returns to Gibson Bookstore Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to present his new book, “A Sprinkling of Stardust Over the Outhouse.”
■ Intown Concord’s Market Days festival returns for its 48th year from Thursday to Saturday. This free three-day street fair takes place on Main Street and features downtown shopping, over 150 exhibiting vendors, plenty of food and drink, live entertainment, three beer gardens, and a variety of family-friendly activities and suitable for pets. There are three outdoor stages for music and entertainment in Bicentennial Square, Eagle Square (where you can catch South End’s In The Field Irish dancers at 3 p.m. on Saturdays) and the main stage on South Main St.. More information on marketdaysfestival.com.
■Walker Lecture Series invites you to join them for Studio Two’s tribute to the early Beatles on Fridays at 5:15pm as part of Market Days and The Cartells, covering everyone from Elvis to Norah Jones, Saturdays at 5pm . season schedule, visit walkerlecture.org.
■ All are invited to participate in the annual Corpus Christi procession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary today, Sunday, 180 Loudon Road, as they walk approximately 1 mile around the neighborhood and recite the Rosary. They will begin at the Garden of the Rosary and will end with the Blessing at the Garden of the Rosary.
■Tuesday at 6 p.m., healing mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Pr. Angelus Houle will be back in our parish to celebrate a mass of healing and hope. It will also be streamed live on ihmnh.org.
■Thursday, from noon to 2 p.m., the NH Food Bank mobile pantry will be in the parking lot of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 180 Loudon Road, on Thursday to distribute free food. If interested, email [email protected] There is information at nhfoodbank.org/next-mobile-food-pantry or call (603) 669-9725.
■For two weeks, Monday to Friday, July 18 to 29, it’s Camp Don Bosco for boys ages 6 to 15 at Christ the King Parish and Rollins Park. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $200 per week. Learn more at donboscoboyscamp.org.
■From July 25 at 8 a.m. to July 28 at 5 p.m., Fiat Days for young women aged 14 to 18! The registration deadline is July 23 at 2022fiatdays.eventbrite.com. The cost is only $50. Spend time with other young women your age watching the call of the Lord in your life while having fun! Information comes from Rebecca Vinson at [email protected] or 603-770-0227. Scholarships are available.
■ Concord Community Players presents “The Bald Soprano” at the Hatbox Theater at Steeplegate Mall through June 26. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for members, seniors. and students, and $16 for senior members. Tickets can be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
■Happy Birthday, Daniel, host of As the Reel Turns and other shows on ConcordTV and panel member on Scripts & Scriptures on WICX! He is also in the ITF Irish Dancers Market Days Show! He’s celebrating everywhere!
■Happy Father’s Day to my dad, my husband Charlie and all the fathers, grandfathers, godparents and almost-fathers we all treasure!
JEAN VER HOEVEN