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Announcements for Jan. 18, 2014


Register to vote

Voter registration will take place at the Allenstown Town Hall on Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 485-4276.

Beginning farmer?

Beginning farmer scholarships are now available to the NOFA-NH winter conference Feb. 1-2 at Rundlett Middle School. Beginning farmers are those who have been actively farming for less than 10 years. The NOFA-NH conference is an opportunity for New Hampshire farmers with various levels of experience to come together and learn from one another, as well as from other farmers and experts from across New England. To apply for a beginning farmer scholarship to this years’ NOFA-NH winter conference, visit or call 224-5022.


Leadership New Hampshire is accepting nominations and applications for the 2014-2015 class. Each year a diverse group of 36 to 39 individuals is selected from nominations and applications to participate in a 10-month program that focuses on key aspects of New Hampshire and its leadership challenges and opportunities. Email Allyson Ryder at with your nominee’s name, title, organization and contact information, including email address. Nominations are due by Feb. 2. The application is available online at The deadline for applications is March 15. For a complete description of the program, as well as an application form, visit For additional information, call 226-2265.


New exhibit

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will begin hosting “When the Earth Shakes,” an interactive exhibition on the science of earthquakes and earthquake-related engineering, today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition was created by Sciencenter in partnership with Cornell University, with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. In conjunction with the exhibition, which will be on display until May 18, the discovery center will present earthquake-related professional development for teachers, special school tours, homeschool workshops, public lectures and workshops for teens and activities for children. For more information, visit


Anniversary prep

Concord 250, a nonprofit organization, will hold a second community forum to discuss the 250th anniversary of the city of Concord on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Council Chambers. The goal of the forum is to further engage members of the community to lead and participate in activities leading up to the 250th anniversary celebration June 7, 2015. For more information, visit


New classes

Lakes Region Community College will be offer new graphic design and media arts workshops for the spring semester. They are Adobe Illustrator, Basic video capture and editing, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Each of the new workshops will be taught by one of two graphic design and media arts specialists, Mike Place of Tilton and Gail Beane of Laconia, LRCC graphics and media arts professors and LRCC honors graduates who have worked extensively in the industry.

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