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Summer reading

“Fizz, Boom, Read!,” Concord Public Library’s children’s summer reading program, begins June 23. Children from kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to earn rewards as they reach reading milestones, enjoy science activities and more.

For more information, visit concordpubliclibrary.net or call 225-8670.

Volunteers needed

The annual National Association of Letter Carrier “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will be held May 10. The Granite United Way-Merrimack County Region is partnering with the NALC and the Capital Region Food Program across the region to recruit volunteers for the largest one-day food drive event that helps countless families. Food is picked up at residences across the region, sorted and distributed to local food pantries.

Those interested in volunteering for the pick-up, sorting and distributing of the food items should call Val Guy at 224-5295, ext. 226.

Active awards

The New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health is seeking nominations for people or organizations that have performed outstanding work in the area of physical activity and health. Nominations are due by April 4 for consideration for its 2014 Outstanding Achievement award.

For more information, visit nhmoves.org.

Jewish film fest

The annual New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival will be held through April 6 at towns and cinemas across the state. For movie titles, screening times and tickets, visit Jewishnh.org or call the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire at 627-7679.

Restaurant week

Gov. Maggie Hassan proclaimed May 16-23 New Hampshire Restaurant Week in support of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association’s effort to showcase the wide range of dining experience available in the state. The annual event features more than 150 lodging and restaurant venues throughout the state offering three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner.

Visit RestaurantWeekNH.com for a restaurant finder that provides a search module to locate participating restaurants by region, price and type of cuisine.



Community members are invited a casual gathering April 17 at 4:30 p.m. at NAMI New Hampshire, 85 N. State St. in Concord, to learn how they can support the NAMIWalks New Hampshire fundraising and awareness event, the state’s largest community mental illness awareness event. Attendees will learn about walk planning team opportunities, event day volunteer roles, how to create a walk team and how to register online. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, process online registrations, and share information and resources. RSVP to walks@naminh.org.

The NAMIWalks New Hampshire event will be held Oct. 5 at the New Hampshire Hospital soccer fields on South Fruit Street.


Spring trip to casino

The South Weare Improvement Society is sponsoring a spring trip to Mohegan Sun April 6. The trip costs $45 in advance. RSVP to Rad Betts at 529-7282 or mail a check, with name, address and phone number to SWIS, P.O. Box 392, Weare, N.H. 03281. All fundraising activities by this nonprofit organization benefit the renovation of Osborne Memorial Hall.



The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation announces that the Frank Fernald Memorial scholarship is available for full- and part-time students in the fire science programs at Lakes Region Community College. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2015. Visit ccsnh.edu/foundation for more information.


Call for artists

The Wilmot Community Association is seeking artists and artisans from Wilmot and surrounding towns to participate in “Imagination into Art,” an artists’ exhibit and sale, June 27 and 28 at the WCA’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road. Artists and artisans who would like to participate should call 526-7934 or 526-4920.

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