Announcements for Nov. 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Concord Holiday basket project seeks aid

The Capital Regional Food Program will begin its holiday food basket program on Dec. 15 at the National Guard Armory in Concord at noon. Donated food will be assembled into baskets by more than 1,000 volunteers, who will deliver to recipients the day before Christmas. If you are interested in volunteering, hosting a food drive, or contributing financially, contact Maria Manus Painchaud at fbp@capitalregionfoodprogram.org. For more information, visit capitalregionfoodprogram.org.

Wolfeboro Terrapin Tours collecting items

Terrapin Tours, a group travel company based out of New Hampshire, is hosting a give-back initiative. Tour participants are encouraged to donate toiletry items such as unused shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotions collected after each night’s stay. The collected items are then donated to a local charity or organization. In 2018, Terrapin Tours set a goal of donating 2,018 toiletries to those in need. In the past, donations have been made to David’s House at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Medical Center in Hanover; the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness in Concord; and hurricane relief efforts. With over 20 tours planned in 2018, Terrapin Tours will be collecting toiletries from travelers and delivering them throughout the year. If your group or organization is interested in receiving these donations, visit terrapintours.com, 348-7141, or email info@terrapintours.com.

Concord Business program comes to Concord

The Center for Women and Enterprise New Hampshire will hold a series of events and workshops in Concord in December. The events are targeted to women entrepreneurs and those at every stage of business. On Monday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., CWE will be on hand at the “Salary Negotiating Skills for Women” workshop, presented by the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation. This session, located at America’s Credit Union Museum will provide information on the pay gap, compensation trends and negotiation strategies. CWE will be present to provide information on our services to women starting and growing their business. On Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., it will hold Steps to Start a Business, a free two-hour workshop for those planning to start a business or who may be in the early stages of launching one. Participants leave the session with an A-to-Z overview, tools and tips that will help them get started quickly. This workshop will be held at New England College in Concord. On Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is Steps to Grow Your Business, a free two-hour workshop for those who recently launched a business, but want to take their business to the next level. This workshop will cover some basic strategies to increase customers and revenues and will be held at New England College in Concord. For information about the events and how to register, call Alexandra Bishop at 318-7583 or email abishop@cweonline.org.

Laconia Back-to-school open house

Lakes Region Community College will host an open house Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Faculty and staff will answer questions and help guide students through the process of going back to school. The school offers 28 associate degree programs and short-term certificate programs. For more information on the open house, contact Carlene Rose at 366-5225.