Learn about volunteer
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation, “Giving Back – Feeling Good,” as part of the Lunch and Learn Series tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the Penacook Community Center Senior Program at the United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St. Participating in volunteer opportunities has a great benefit to you, your family, and your community. Learn more about the benefits of volunteering and the opportunities available to volunteer with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation, “Understanding Arthritis: The Beginners Guide,” May 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Penacook Community Center Senior Program at United Church of Penacook. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
Spring social to benefit
the Children’s Place
The Children’s Place on Burns Ave. will host a spring social May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hermanos. Reservations can be made by calling 224-9920. The cost is $10. There will be a cash bar and door prizes. There will be a plant and book sale May 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Come and pick up some great bargains and support the Children’s Place.
∎ Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters meet on Wednesdays at noon at Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive. The Karner Blue Toastmasters meet on Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Department of Environmental Services Building on Hazen Drive. There is no charge to visit and listen to this venue for public speaking and leadership training. Call 271-2658 or visit karnerblue.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
∎ Bicycle donations are needed! Recycled Cycles is accepting donations for adult and youth bicycles, components and accessories. Your donation directly translates into job training solutions for female ex-offenders in New Hampshire. Recycled Cycles provides program participants an opportunity to increase their work readiness skills involved in repairing and maintaining bicycles. Donations can be made and bicycles can be purchased at Goodwill at 204 Loudon Road. For more information, call 369-3010 or visit goodwillnne.org.
∎ NHTI’s 13th Annual Celebration of Poetry will be held Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Concord Orthopaedics Auditorium. The event will feature Alice B. Fogel, poet laureate. Admission is free.
∎ Stage Lynx, the student drama club at NHTI, will present a night of one-act plays Friday at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Auditorium. Tickets are free for NHTI students, $5 for others, and will be available at the door.
∎ Concord Grange 322 has rescheduled their 38th annual Community Awards Night for May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The Grange canceled their recent meeting due to the passing of two members of the Patten and Huntoon families. Several members from Concord Grange attended the services. State Grange Historian Dick Patten gave eulogies at both services. The 100th anniversary cookbook committee coordinated by Rodney Huntoon with members Shelley Huntoon, Esther Herrick, Cheryl Correllus and Yvonne Crocker have set a May 5 deadline for accepting recipes. All former members and family of deceased members are encouraged to submit recipes. The May 19 meeting will feature a special kick off to the 100th anniversary. The Grange is soliciting donations for a flagpole to be placed in Keach Park to replace one that was taken down. Call Patten at 496-2917 for more information.
Chat about your
favorite comics Thursday
Celebrate comics Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone at the library. Youth comic book fans (ages 11 and older) can come chat about their favorite comics with the library staff and neighbors from Double Midnight Comics. Bring your wish list for the library’s collection. For more information, call 225-8670.
∎ The Chapter Two Thrift Shop at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be open today from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop is filled with fresh spring merchandise and offers boutique items; gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children; plus small household items. Regular store hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use the Centre Street entrance; only cash is accepted. For more information, call 224-2523.
∎ The West Congregational Church at 399 N. State St. is having an organ concert Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to hear the church’s newly restored and enhanced pipe organ. A reception and silent auction will be after the concert. The silent auction themes include chocolate, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation and more.
∎ Happy birthday Peyton Larrabee!
‘Sound of Music’ event scheduled for today
Red River Theatres will host a Sound of Music sing-along today at 4 p.m. The event is all about audience participation. Costumes are highly encouraged and rewarded! Arrive early to get a yodeling lesson and some directions on what to do with your prop bags. Tickets are $12, $7 for children 15 and younger.
∎ Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman, author of Stronger, will be at the library Thursday at 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of his book that evening will go toward nonprofit organizations that aided in his recovery.
∎ An artists’ reception, presented by Concord Wealth Management and Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, will be held May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 11 S. Main St., Suite 600. This free event will feature local artists as they display their paintings, photography, pottery and sculptures. Refreshments will be provided by O’s Steaks and Seafood and, in recognition of Mother’s Day, the first 50 moms will receive a flower from McLeod’s Florist! Door prizes will be awarded. Call 224-2777 for more information.