The Week Ahead: NASCAR, the Art of Chocolate, lederhosen

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Good Monday morning!

Here’s your week at a glance:

IMG_2111Meetings this week: According to the city calendar there are just two meetings this week, Zoning Board of Adjustment, 3rd floor City Hall, on July 10 at 6 p.m.; and Manchester Development Corporation on July 11 at 7:30 p.m., 20 Market St. Highlight of the ZBA meeting: A variance will be requested for the construction of five multi-family buildings, totaling 128 units, with accessory club house/pool at 855 Candia Road.

Manchester’s Got Artistic Talent:  Come view the winners of the 9th Annual National Arts Program City of Manchester Employee and Families Art Competition, highlighting the work of our City employees and their family members. Employees from various City Departments have submitted their art work to be shown in the Art on the Wall at City Hall Gallery between July 7 and August 27. A presentation of a total of $2,400 in cash prizes and awards will be held at the Aldermanic Chambers on Thursday, July 24 beginning with a reception from 4-5 p.m. with the award ceremony starting promptly at 5 p.m. downstairs at the Art on the Wall at City Hall Gallery. Everyone is invited to enjoy the NAP City Employee exhibit, meet with any of the winning artists, and enjoy light refreshments. This event is sponsored by the National Arts Program.

Rapunzel’ at the Palace: Tickets: The summer theatre experience continues with the retelling of the children’s classic tale of “Rapunzel,” about a possessive

Rapunzel at the Palace Theatre
Rapunzel at the Palace Theatre

mother who happens to be a witch, a tentative young man who happens to be a prince and a strong-willed but naive young girl with the longest hair you’re ever likely to come across. Individual tickets are $8 each. A pack of 10 flex passes for $70 can be used for any of the shows part of 2014 Summer Children’s Series and a subscription for one ticket to each of the fairy tale series is $42 for the seven shows.

Screen shot 2014-07-06 at 10.59.58 PMNASCAR Sprint Cup Series July 13: This coming weekend will bring NASCAR fans to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Sprint Cup Series. NH DOT has issued a comprehensive traffic control plan, which you can view here. If you’re a fan and planning to go, you can get more information here. If you’re not a fan, you should probably make alternative plans and steer clear of Loudon.

Dancing Lion street art series.
Dancing Lion street art series.

The Art of Chocolate: Two great chocolate-centric events this week at Dancing Lion Chocolate, 917 Elm St.:

  • July 8: Learn the history and realities of chocolate with Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy while learning to taste six unusual chocolates and varietals. Limit 10 people. $45 per person. Call 603.625.4043 to reserve.
  •  July 10: Thursday summer series of street art outside their chocolate shop. Stop by between 4:30-6:30 p.m. for a demonstration on  fused glass with artist Verne Orlosk.
How I imagine I will look in lederhosen on my European vacation.
How I imagine I will look in lederhosen on my European vacation.

Packing for Germany: I’m taking a vacation, to Germany of all places – my old dad, who’s 88, wants to see where his parents were born. As a first-generation American back in 1925, it’s his first trip to the country of his ancestors. He’s taking the whole family, which means I will be joining him. What does that mean

for Manchester Ink Link? I expect to post occasional updates from abroad, depending on my Internet availability – and the amount of time I spend at the hofbraühaus.

Amuse yourself: You can view the city’s complete Recreation Calendar here for more events and excitement around the city.



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