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Businesses needed to be community partners

Merrimack Valley High School is seeking interested area businesses to become community partners in a new initiative implemented through the New Hampshire Next Steps program. They are looking to partner with large or small businesses, new start-up companies or long-established fixtures in the community. The goal of this program is to create effective and practical Extended Learning Opportunities for the “at-risk” or “educationally disabled” high school students. For more information, call Elizabeth Jewell, employment coordinator, at 753-1427.

∎ The British Literature and Humanities classes would like to thank Kristen Pinard Kenney and the seniors at the Penacook Community Center for making their English classes extra special. In November, the British Literature class went to the community center to have a senior/senior luncheon and listened to a story, talked about changing values and how school has changed over the years. Students used this luncheon as a springboard to help them answer the unit’s essential question: “Are British values more similar or more different than American values?” In January, the community center seniors came to the high school to watch the students’ presentations of their findings. Members of the community center senior program also came to watch the Humanities final projects which answered the course essential questions: “Who am I?, Why am I here? and Where am I going?”



East Side

Chicken potpie dinner

to be served Friday

A chicken potpie dinner will be served Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Grace Episcopal at 30 Eastman St. The menu will include three-bean salad, cranberry sauce and rice pudding. These monthly suppers are free, with donations going to support the “Take a Tote” weekend food ministry program for Mill Brook students.

∎ Auditions for the Community Players production of Hotel La Putts will be held tomorrow and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Players studio at 435 Josiah Bartlett Road. Children will be auditioned at 6:30 p.m. and adults will be auditioned at 7:15 p.m. Callbacks will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Call 622-4420 or email wpineault@com for more information.

∎ ConcordTV will hold a workshop “Nonprofit Marketing on a Slim to None Budget” Feb. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heights Community Center at 14 Canterbury Road. The program is for those 18 and older and costs $20. Call 226-8872 or visit for more information.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer Walk-In Wednesday on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at Concord Recreation Senior Program (formerly Dame School), 14 Canterbury Road. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the same time. Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association team member will be available to meet with people individually regarding their specific concerns. This free program is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815, or visit

∎ The Concord Grange 322 will meet Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. The Grange will continue to finalize plans for the 100th anniversary. Call Dick Patten at 228-1803 for more information.



West Side

Socialize with others

who have memory loss

The Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion will offer the Capital Area Memory Cafe Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord. Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with others who have memory loss and their family members. You can speak with professionals and learn more about area resources. For more information, call 224-4093, ext. 5815.

∎ The library will offer lapsit Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the main library. Lapsit is designed for babies up to 24 months and a parent or caregiver. The 30 minute session will include songs, movement, finger rhymes and stories. For more information, call 225-8670.

∎ Concord Northeast Baseball and Softball will have an in-person registration for the 2014 season Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Broken Ground School. CNE Baseball is open to anyone who lives in the Concord ages 4-12 years old. CNE Softball is available for girls ages 7-16 years old who live in Concord, but east of the Merrimack River. For more information or to register online, visit concordnorth

∎ Happy birthday Tom Rues, Michele Talwani and Alex Larrabee!



South End

Learn all about college planning Wednesday

Concord Wealth Management on South Main Street invites you to attend a free educational workshop on college planning Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Capital Club, 11 S. Main St. Certified college planner Dave Hodgkins will explain the college financial aid process. A complimentary dinner will be served following the event. To reserve your spot, email or call 226-8665.

∎ The Concord Area Wellness Team will present “Aging with Humor” Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Smokestack Center, 254 N. State St. Mary Lou Fuller will share her observations about growing older. The presentation is free. Register by calling 227-7000, ext. 3660.

∎ The Concord Co-op will present a four-part wellness series on “Supplementing Good Health.” The series will be held on Mondays beginning March 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. The classes will include, “The Basics of Good Health,” “Detox Products,” “Peace, Sleep and Happiness,” and “A Drop’ll Do Ya.” All classes will be taught by Maria Noel Groves. Visit for more details.

∎ McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “Thaw,” a group show featuring new art in the gallery. The show will run from Feb. 25 through March 28. The gallery is located at 10 Hills Ave. and the hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.


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