Concord Town Crier Sept. 22, 2013
Annual yard sale to be
held Saturday at church
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Pope John Paul II 2602 will hold its fifth annual yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, 9 Bonney St., rain or shine.
∎ The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a public seasonal flu immunization clinic tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room at the community center. The cost is $25; however, if you have insurance through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim or Anthem (prefix of NHN, NHP, YGG, EHH or Federal), Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will bill for the immunization (you must have your insurance identification card with you at the clinic). A complete list of Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association public seasonal flu clinics is available at crvna.org or call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620.
∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer “Better Choices, Better Health,” a six-week chronic condition self-management program to help adults gain the confidence needed to effectively self-manage their chronic condition and improve their activity levels. The program will be held on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Penacook Family Physicians, 4 Crescent St. There is no fee to attend this program, but space is limited. For more information or to register, call Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association at 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.
‘Age of Champions’ to be presented at Tad’s Place
An inspiring story, Age of Champions, will be presented tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Tad’s Place at Heritage Heights. This is a story of five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. Free balance screenings will be available at 9 a.m. No registration is necessary. Call 224-4093, ext. 5815, or visit crvna.org for more information.
∎ For those who were not able to attend ConcordTV’s open house on Sept. 11, or for those who attended, but were not able to see the technology event due to the power outage, ConcordTV will be happy to give tours to anyone or any group that wants to see the new Media Center and TV studio by appointment. The Heights location is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 226-8872 to set up a tour.
∎ The Pierce Brigade will feature “Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty” with Charles Doleac Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Pierce Manse at 14 Horseshoe Pond Place.
∎ Improve your speaking, presentation and leadership skills by joining the Capital Toastmasters Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
∎ Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters meet on Wednesdays at noon at Northeast Delta Dental at 2 Delta Drive. Call 315-4743 or visit email@example.com for more information.
∎ The Karner Blue Toastmasters meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the State Department of Environmental Services on Hazen Drive. Visit karnerblue.toastmasters.org for more information.
∎ The Concord Visiting Nurse Association offers Walk-In Wednesday on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Concord Recreation Senior Program at 14 Canterbury Road. For more information, call 224-4093 or visit crvna.org.
∎ The 99 Restaurant in Concord at 60 D’Amante Drive is going to be “refreshed” and they will be auctioning off their wall hangings through Wednesday. The winning bids will get the items that day and all the proceeds will be donated to Concord public schools.
Learn about guide dogs Saturday at the library
The library will host a guide dog program Saturday at 1 p.m. Bring the family to learn about guide dogs when two dogs and their owners come to share their story. They will be joined by two puppy raisers and their puppies to explain how the dogs are trained to become service dogs. For more information, call 225-8670.
∎ Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Everett Arena. Review the list of acceptable items at concordnh.gov and call General Services at 228-2737 with any questions. Proof of residency is required.
∎ The Concord Area Senior Wellness program will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a guided tour of the Millbrook Sculpture Garden and Gallery at 236 Hopkinton Road, rain or shine. Wear your walking shoes and bring a sweater. For more information, call 227-7000, ext. 3660.
∎ Concord’s quarterly property taxes are due on or before Oct. 1.
∎ Happy anniversary to Jeremey and Kandice Miller!
Elementary school’s Walk-A-Thon on Friday
The third annual Abbot-Downing Elementary School Walk-A-Thon will be held Friday. Students are asked to gather pledges prior to the walk. Any amount is appreciated. Students will then complete a one-mile walk around the south end neighborhood. This is the largest fundraiser for the parent-teacher organization and 100 percent of the proceeds are used to support field trips and other programs. To make a pledge, call 225-0827.
∎ Gibson’s Bookstore will present Tomie dePaola Thursday at 6 p.m. at Red River Theatres. He will present his newest children’s book, Strega Nona Does It Again. Tickets are $5, $2 for children. He will also personalize books if his wrist injury allows.
∎ Gibson’s Bookstore will run an Educator Appreciation sale Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. Educators will receive 20 percent off all purchases. Tomie dePaola will speak at 4 p.m.
∎ Tour the Millbrook Sculpture Garden on Tuesday with the Concord Area Senior Wellness Team. There will be a carpool leaving from the Centennial Center at 9:30 a.m. or you can meet at the gallery at 236 Hopkinton Road. Wear walking shoes and dress for outdoor weather.
∎ Happy 50th birthday to Bill Smith!