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Learn how to prepare

for an emergency

“Are You Ready? Being Prepared for an Emergency” will be presented by the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association and sponsored by the Penacook Community Center Senior Program on Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the United Church of Penacook, 21 Merrimack St. The best way to handle the unexpected is to be prepared. Learn the key items needed to ensure you and your family are ready for any emergency. For more information, call Kristen Pinard-Kenney at 753-9700, ext. 102.

∎ Crafters are needed for the United Church of Penacook’s holiday craft fair, to be held Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee of $20 per table/space is due by Saturday. For more information, call 753-2218.



East Side

Pot roast dinner to

be served Friday

A pot roast dinner with roasted vegetables, salad and apple crisp will be served Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church at 30 Eastman St. The supper is open to the public with donations accepted to support the church’s “Take a Tote” weekend food ministry.

∎ A senior health clinic for those 65 and older will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place. It will offer many different services, such as foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication education and nutritional education. There is a $10 suggested donation. Call 224-4093, ext. 5815, for an appointment.

∎ A program titled “The Great Hurricane of ’38: 75 Years Later” will be presented Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond.

∎ A senior craft fair will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Horseshoe Pond. Call Morgan Sargent at Concord Parks and Recreation to register at 225-8690 or email

∎ Concord Grange 322 will meet Oct. 21 at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road. Members are asked to note the meeting change of date due to the State Grange Convention being held Oct. 24-26 at the Holiday Inn in Concord. Bob and Cheryl Correllus are in charge of refreshments.

∎ The Concord Christmas Parade Committee will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the home of chairman Dick Patten. Donations are needed to help pay for police coverage, bands and prizes. Send contributions to Debra Patten, Treasurer, Christmas Parade, 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord, N.H. 03301.

∎ Arnie’s will close for the season Wednesday. It will reopen Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sell ice cream. One hundred percent of all sales will go to the Concord Boys and Girls Club.



West Side

Free car seat safety

inspections available

Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion offers car seat safety inspections. Certified technicians are available to help parents and caregivers ensure their car seat is installed correctly or to help install a new car seat. To schedule a free appointment, call 227-7000, ext. 3228.

∎ The Concord Imaging Center has become a major corporate sponsor for this year’s 27th annual Concord Christmas tree lighting celebration to be held Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the State House Plaza. Donations are still urgently needed. Send a check or money order to Dick Patten, 30 Pinewood Trail, Concord, N.H. 03301, made payable to Concord Christmas Tree Lighting.

∎ CATCH Neighborhood Housing will offer a first-time homebuyer class Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their office on 76 S. State St. The cost for the course, which includes materials, is $45 per household. To register, call 225-8835, ext. 125.

∎ A child check clinic for Concord children 5 years old and younger will be held Saturday at Beaver Meadow School. The clinic will screen for possible educational disabilities. Appointments are required. Call Audrey Knapp at 225-0853 to schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

∎ The library and the Concord Public Library Foundation will sponsor “Life in the Arts Workshop Day” on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. in the library auditorium. In the afternoon, you can unleash your creative powers in an interactive workshop led by Joni Cole, Alice Fogel and Deborah Brown. Selections of Kumin’s work will be used as the jumping off point for you to generate your own writing. You will leave with tools to counteract “writers’ block” and with new work. These workshops are free. For more information, call 225-8690.

∎ Happy birthday Mary Spain!



South End

Entries needed for

disabilities video contest

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is holding a video contest to highlight its goal of building inclusive communities that welcome people of all abilities. The council is seeking original, 30-second videos or slideshows based on the topic “Count Me In!” The videos should include positive images that put a fresh spin on the public’s view of people with developmental disabilities and what they can do. The winner or winning team will receive $500 and the video will be featured in the council’s upcoming public awareness campaign. The contest ends Nov. 1. Visit for more information.

∎ The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Oct. 20 at Memorial Field. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. Visit or call The American Cancer Society at 471-4113 for more information.

∎ Dr. Kit DeVries will conduct a six-week “Dreams: A Connection to Our Soul” workshop on Wednesdays beginning this Wednesday. Classes are held at 2 S. Spring St. The cost is $150. Call 226-3757 to register.

∎ ConcordTV (Heights location) will offer “Fundamentals of Editing” on Oct. 24 and 30. This is a two-part class that teaches students how to put together videos using the editing software Adobe Premiere. You have the choice of bringing your own video footage (on a flash drive or external hard drive) or using footage from original ConcordTV programming. Visit to register.


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