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The Insiders: Step up to the plate and help save our bats

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

If you thought White Nose Syndrome was something you contracted while housebound and sunless because of the long, snowy winter, think again (we should be clear that we aren’t, in fact, medical doctors. Or doctors of anything, really.) It’s actually an epidemic threatening to make instinct any number of the eight species of bats that can be found in New Hampshire, nine if you include the Louisville Slugger.

Learn all about the syndrome and what you can do to help tonight at 7 when the New Hampshire Fish and Game Headquarters hosts “Mosquito Eaters: Bats and Dragonflies,” a free discussion led by New Hampshire Fish and Game nongame biologist Emily Preston Brunkhurst and biologist Pam Hunt of New Hampshire Audubon.

The event is open to the public, though mosquitos looking to either picket the event or uncover classified information about how to better avoid bats and dragonflies will be turned away.

For more information, visit For more information about the departmen’s nongame and endangered wildlife program and other upcoming events at

If you’d like to see the aforementioned Louisville Slugger bat in action, head over to Bow High School this afternoon for a regional doubleheader showdown between Bishop Brady and Bow High Schools. The teams square off in both baseball and softball, with both games beginning at 4:15 p.m. Bishop Brady will be looking for revenge in both sports, as Bow swept a similar doubleheader on the Giants home turf April 10.

Got 50 bucks lying around? Neither do we! But if you can hit mom up for an advance on your allowance, head over to Company C at 102 Old Turnpike Road for the Concord Regional VNA’s Passion for Caring event. Tickets may cost $50 per person, but the event checks all the boxes – catered hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Granite Ledges, festive cocktail tastings and, well, who has more boxes to check than that? Just in case, Tim Sink and the Jazz Dogs will provide entertainment, and there will be raffles and a silent auction. For more information, visit or call 224-4093, ext. 5807.

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