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Lunch and Learn series

presentation to be held

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation, “Have You Seen My Glasses? Exploring Forgetfulness As We Age,” as part of the Lunch and Learn Series on Jan. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Penacook Community Center Senior Program at the United Church of Penacook. For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Have a safe New Year’s! Welcome 2014!

CHERYL STINSON

753-9752

News03303@aol.com

East Side

Positive thinking

can bring inner peace

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation, “It’s a Wonderful Life: Seeing the Glass Half Full,” Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Concord Recreation Senior Program at 14 Canterbury Road. For more information, call 224-8620 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week falls prevention program, “A Matter of Balance,” that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at Florence Hodges Apartments at 205 Loudon Road.

∎ Recycled Cycles are on sale now! Stop by the Goodwill Retail Store, 204 Loudon Road, and get that perfect bicycle. Recycled Cycles is also accepting donations of adult and youth bicycles. Donations can also be made at the Goodwill Retail Store. For more information, call 369-3010 or visit goodwillne.org.

∎ Karner Blue Toastmasters meet for public speaking and leadership training Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Department of Environmental Services building at 29 Hazen Drive. There is no charge to visit. Call 568-3128 or visit karnerblue.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.

∎ ConcordTV can help you safeguard your memories for the future by converting them from VHS to DVD for $30 each. Call 228-8872 for more information.

∎ Is finally writing that book or story on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Why not consider joining the Concord Writer’s Group? The group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the Shakespeare Room at the library. All levels and genres of writing are welcome. For more information, call Chris Weeden at 224-1715 or email clweeden@comcast.net.

∎ Because of the New Year’s holiday, please get your East Side Town Crier items to me by tomorrow. Happy New Year!

CHRIS WEEDEN

224-1715

clweeden@comcast.net

West Side

Beaver Meadow Bar and Grille to host party

Beaver Meadow Bar and Grille will hold a New Year’s Eve Party Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The night will feature dancing to the Brother Zee Band, appetizers, a cash bar, drink specials, party favors and a special midnight toast. The cost is $15. To make your reservations or for more information, call 228-5308.

∎ The library will hold “Game Day” tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children and teens. Bring a friend and spend some time playing one of the library’s board or card games or bring one of your favorites to teach! For more information, call 225-8670.

∎ There will be no trash and recycling collected Wednesday (New Year’s Day) due to the holiday. Monday and Tuesday’s route will be collected as usual. Wednesday’s route will be collected Thursday, Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday, and Friday’s route will be picked up Saturday.

∎ Happy New Year!

LYNDA PLANTE

228-6800

soxpatscats@gmail.com

South End

Tae Kwon Do lessons

to begin in January

Concord Parks & Recreation will offer Tae Kwon Do for ages 5 and older Saturdays from Jan. 11 to Feb. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the new Heights Community Center (formerly Dame School). The class will be taught by Daniel Jung, a seventh-degree black belt. Learn self-defense, discipline and coordination, all while having fun. Pilates, a great total body workout incorporating exercise that utilizes all the major muscle groups, will also be offered. This class is perfect for beginners as well as intermediate students and is for adults 18 and older. Classes will run Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 through Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 to register for either or both classes.

∎ Concord Hospital will offer a four-week education and support group for women recently diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancer Fridays, beginning Friday and running through Jan. 24. To register, call Concord Hospital Breast Care Center at 230-7266.

∎ The Concord Public Library will host a Lego Club which gives Lego fans a chance to create with other builders. The club is designed for grades K-8 on the following Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.: Jan. 9, Feb. 13 and March 13. The library will also host a family story time class. The class includes stories, fingerplays and songs, all designed to strengthen a child’s reading or pre-reading skills. All ages are invited and groups are welcome. The class runs every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. except this Wednesday.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week falls prevention program “A Matter of Balance” that gives older adults the self-confidence to reduce their fear of falling and improve their activity levels. The program will be held Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at Florence Hodges Apartments, Community Room, 205 Loudon Road. The program benefits older adults who are concerned about falls, have suffered a fall in the past; restrict activities because of concerns about falling; are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength; and are 60 or older, active and able to problem solve. There is no fee to attend this program but space is limited. To register, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

DELLIE CHAMPAGNE

bubblyfam@gmail.com

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