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Fundraising auction

to be held March 29

The United Church of Penacook will sponsor a fundraising auction March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The auction will be conducted by Pete Jones of Penacook and will feature donated items from local businesses, crafts, household items, baked goods, gift certificates for services and more. A potluck supper and preview hour for auction items will start at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used to provide children a summer camp experience at Camp Sentinel. For more information or to donate auction items, call 753-4072 or visit

∎ The Penacook Branch Library adult book club will meet to discuss the book The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the library.

∎ The 2014 Senior Project Showcase will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School. This event is open to the community.



East Side

Sunset Club to

meet Wednesday

The monthly meeting of the Sunset Club of Concord will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Heights Community Center (former Dame School) at 14 Canterbury St. This month’s theme is “Casino Day.” Bring your own lunch, or pizza slices will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit Sunset Club activities. For more information, email

∎ The Work Ready New Hampshire March session will be held tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. at NHTI at 31 College Drive. This is a free skill building session geared to help individuals find employment. Call 271-6484, ext. 4426, or visit for more information.

∎ There will be a senior health clinic tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Jensen’s Mobile Home Park at 14 Crestwood Drive. This is sponsored by Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. Call 224-4093, ext. 5815, for an appointment, or visit for more information. There is a suggested $10 donation.

∎ Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. will hold its monthly supper Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include tuna noodle casserole, cranberry-orange relish and blueberry cobbler. The supper is open to the public with donations received used to support the church’s “Take a Tote” weekend food ministry for neighborhood schoolchildren.

∎ Concord Grange 322 will hold a work session tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Master Dick Patten’s residence to put Grange labels inside the dictionaries that will be distributed to Concord Public Schools and Dunbarton Elementary School. This is the 10th year in which the Grange has participated in this National Grange project.



West Side

Music school celebrates

anniversary weekend

Join the Concord Community Music School at 23 Wall St. as it celebrates its annual anniversary weekend through faculty and student performances. The weekend begins with a concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. featuring members of the faculty, known as the Musicians of Wall Street. The cost is $20, $15 for students/seniors. For more information, call 228-1196.

∎ The Concord Young Professional Network is having a free event Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at TD Bank on 143 North Main St. Join CYPN for drinks, appetizers, networking and the “Spotlight Guest,” Mary McLaughlin, senior vice president of TD Bank, speaking about the work of Creative Concord. For more information or to register, call 224-2508 or visit

∎ Concord Northeast Baseball and Softball will have an in-person registration for the 2014 season Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Broken Ground School. CNE Baseball is open to anyone who lives in Concord ages 4 to 12 years old. CNE Softball is available for girls ages 7 to 16 years old who live in Concord, but east of the Merrimack River. For more information or to register online, visit

∎ Concord’s quarterly property taxes are due on or before March 31.



South End

Police cadet training

accepting applications

The New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy is accepting applications for this year’s class, to be held June 21-27 at NHTI. The program is designed for teenagers and young adults, ages 14 to 20, and is a weeklong, overnight program that gives participants a basic understanding of police work and also develops character building skills. Applications may be found at For more information, call Chief Steven Marshall at 495-3294 or email

∎ The Concord Police Department will host a Citizen’s Police Academy starting on April 2. This 10-week program will be held Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Applicants who are accepted can expect a program that examines the duties of the Concord Police Department. Participants will have the option to participate in a police ride-along, and/or a sit-in with the dispatch center. More information regarding the program is available at The application forms and releases can be dropped off at the station or mailed to: Concord Police Department, 35 Green St., Concord, N.H. 03301, ATTN: Officer Ryan D. Howe. If you have any questions, call Officer Howe at 225-8600, ext. 3738.

∎ Dave Cowens, Tom Raffio and Barbara McLaughlin will talk about their book, There Are No Do-Overs, on March 27 at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St.

∎ Local poet Martha Carlson-Bradley and award-winning poet Lee Sharkey are the headliners for the monthly meeting of the New Hampshire Poetry Society Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, followed by an open mic.

∎ McGowan Fine Art has been selected as a winner in New Hampshire Business Review’s 2014 BOB Awards, which honor the best of businesses in New Hampshire in more than 90 categories. McGowan Fine Art was honored in a statewide reader’s survey in the category of Art Gallery for Corporate Art. All of the winners were honored in March at the Grappone Conference Center.


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