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The Insiders: Say yes to volunteerism, art and golf

  • "Prelude to Winter," William McLane.

    "Prelude to Winter," William McLane.

  • "Lichen," Richard Widhu

    "Lichen," Richard Widhu

  • "Prelude to Winter," William McLane.
  • "Lichen," Richard Widhu

Yes. If that is a confusing way to start a column, we’re sorry, but we’re taking a cue from today’s top event – you’ll just have to bear with us! The 2013 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at NHTI; this year’s theme is “Start With Yes” (now you get it!). The conference features over 20 workshops covering different strategies to increase the pull of those seeking volunteers; with all the nonprofits in town,there must be a lot of people who could benefit.

No word on whether Hand Raising 101 or Advanced Calling “Not It” will be among the courses offered. Ticket prices vary from $35-$75; visit volunteernh.org.

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In the world of art, time is running out to view “New Hampshire As We See It” at the New Hampshire State Library (20 Park St.).

The exhibit features an eclectic mix of media, including sculpture, photography, 3D design and painting, which all show off of the awesome out-of-doors that makes New Hampshire so great. Lichen by Richard Widhu, a painting on paper pulp massaged to give a 3D, lifelike effect, is a must- see, as is Prelude To Winter by William McLane, an oversized acrylic ribbed to recreate the veins of a leaf in full fall bloom.

The exhibit is open today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and runs through May 31.

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Fans of golf and networking – rejoice! The Greater Concord Chamber’s latest Business After Hours event takes place tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course (1 Beaver Meadow Road).

Bring your clubs and use the driving range for free, or take part in the putting contest. Plus, rub elbows with the club’s newest golf pro, Julie Donlon. The event is free. For more information, visit concordnhchamber.com.

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Finally, it’s time for our weekly corrections section, in which we fix the errors that we totally really made in last week’s columns. Tony Stark is the real name of superhero Iron Man, not the lord of Winterfell and the King in the North on the HBO series Game of Thrones, as we reported. Bobby Jindal is the governor of Louisiana and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, not a small child as we claimed (to be fair, we don’t meet a lot of adult Bobbys). And, “Background Chex” is not the name of a delicious new cereal; in fact, it’s part of proposed gun legislature. We’ll try to do better next week.

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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