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Book club to meet

Wednesday at library

The Penacook Branch Library book club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Anyone interested in this discussion on the topic of autism is welcome.

∎ “Financial Capabilities for Older Adults” will be offered tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the Penacook Community Center Senior Program at the United Church of Penacook. For more information, call 753-9700.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation, “Giving Back – Feeling Good,” as part of the Lunch and Learn Series on April 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the Penacook Community Center Senior Program at the United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St. Learn more about the benefits of volunteering. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Spectrum 46 and the Merrimack Valley School District Parent Outreach Program are pleased to invite you to “Learn the Signs. Act Early” Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Penacook Elementary School. This free workshop will be led by Jen Doris, the Learn the Signs Act Early ambassador for the state. From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he/she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Come learn the signs and the steps that you can take to act early. Register by calling Bev Melanson at 753-4891 or emailing bmelanson@mv.k12.nh.us. Baby-sitting will be available; relay your needs when you register.




East Side

Free concert planned for Tuesday at Havenwood

The Music School will perform a free concert Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Havenwood. Call 228-1106 or visit ccmusicschool.org for more information.

∎ The Sunset Club will meet Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Heights Community Center at 14 Canterbury Road. There will be soup, and sandwiches and dessert. Don’t forget your Easter bonnet. For more information, email brendam613@comcast.net.

∎ Concord Grange 322 will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the home of Master Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail. Subordinate Deputy Dorothy Haskins will be present for spring instruction. Plans for the 38th annual Community Awards Night, to be held April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road, will be finalized. This will also be the kickoff to the yearlong centennial celebration of Concord Grange’s 100th birthday. All former members of the Grange or people whose family belonged to Concord-Pineconia Grange on the Concord Plains-Heights are asked to bring photos or any memorabilia to the meeting. Call Patten at 496-2917 for more information. Please send Easter secret pal cards and remember shut-ins during the Easter season.

∎ NHTI’s “Wings of Knowledge” Lecture Series will present nationally renowned fight master and award-winning teacher David S. Leong on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the NHTI Library Living Room. The presentation is free and open to the public.

∎ The monthly meeting of the Concord Chapter of AARP will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the community meeting room at Horseshoe Pond Place, 26 Commercial St. Special speaker Dick Chevelle, New Hampshire AARP president, will talk about the new state AARP office in Concord and what is happening with AARP activities in New Hampshire. For more information, call President Ollie LaFond at 228-4673.




West Side

YMCA to hold annual

spring social Wednesday

The YMCA will hold its 10th annual “Spring Social” on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Enjoy the live and silent auction and the top chef cook-off, all while participating in the Y’s Annual Campaign that provides an opportunity for kids and families who need them the most to take advantage of the services provided. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call 228-9622.

∎ The Capital Toastmasters will meet tomorrow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, email contact-2112@toastmastersclubs.org.

∎ Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion will offer a class called “Fighting Inflammation with Food” on Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. This class will focus on diet, exercise and sleep that affect chronic inflammation. Learn the ins and outs of overall good nutrition to enhance the body’s immune system. The cost is $15. For more information or to register, call 230-7300.

∎ Happy 12th birthday Ashley and Sydney Plante!




South End

Event at Maragaritas to benefit parent center

Support the Parent Information Center on Manchester Street by attending the Noche Mexicana event at Margaritas Restaurant on Wednesday anytime from 4 to 10 p.m. Fifteen percent of your pre-taxed food and beverage will be donated to the Parent Information Center. Let the host/hostess know you are there to support this organization.

∎ The Concord Public Library and Gibson’s Bookstore will present marathon bombing survivor, Jeff Bauman, May 1 at the library, where he will talk about his new book, Stronger. The book will be on sale at the event and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that aided Bauman in his recovery.

∎ The Concord Area Senior Wellness Team will present Della Flanagan, a registered dietitian who specializes in the prevention of diabetes, April 22 at 10 p.m. at the Smokestack Center, 254 N. State St. Register by calling 227-7000, ext. 3660.

∎ The Concord Parks and Recreation Department will hold a preschool soccer camp during April vacation week for children ages 4 to 6 who are not yet in first grade. Campers will be introduced to various soccer skills in a noncompetitive environment while learning how to play as a team. At the end of the week, parents will join in for an exciting parent vs. camper game. The camp runs from April 21 to 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Keach Park. Instruction is provided by British Challenger Soccer. Register at concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.



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