Learn how to lost-proof kids

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Concord Lost-proofing kids

Join New Hampshire Audubon and the New England K-9 Search and Rescue team Doreen Michalak and her dog Djenga, on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., for a program on how children can stay safe in the woods and what to do if they become lost or separated from their family. The program will include what children should carry in their backpacks; how dogs find people and what to expect; showing of the video “Lost and Found Safe and Sound” by the Association of National Parks; and, a demonstration of Djenga finding a child hidden in the forest. Cost is $10 per family for N.H. members and $15 per family for non-members. The program will be at the N.H. Audubon’s McLane Center, then end with a short hike in the woods for a search-and-find demonstration. Wear sturdy shoes and bring bug repellent. Registration required by visiting nhaudubon.org. Questions may be directed to hchapman@nhaudubon.org.

Concord 24-hour fundraiser

Granite Staters will have the opportunity to rally around local nonprofits through NH Gives, a unique online giving event that kicks off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. An initiative of the N.H. Center for Nonprofits, NH Gives is designed to raise as much money and awareness as possible for New Hampshire’s nonprofits within a 24-hour, flash-mob of giving. In 2017, more than $310,000 was donated to nearly 300 organizations through the initiative. “We are inviting people across New Hampshire to join us on June 6 and 7 as we celebrate and support the nonprofit organizations that enrich our lives and keep our communities strong,” said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the N.H. Center for Nonprofits. “NH Gives makes it easy and fun for people to donate to causes they care about, as well as discover organizations that might be new to them.” NH Gives provides citizens across the state with one, easy-to-use platform where they can find causes they care about, donate securely, and become fundraising champions. For a full list of organizations, visit NHGives.org.

Canterbury Friday farm fun

Throughout the summer months, Brookford Farm at 250 West Road in Canterbury, will be hosting Burger Nights on the last Friday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening includes live local music, farm tours, 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers with all the fixings, and seasonal farm fresh vegetables. Contact brookfordfarm.amy@gmail.com for additional information.

Northwood Students selected for advanced study

CBNA Headmaster David Smith is pleased to announce that five Coe-Brown Northwood Academy juniors: Shayla Ashley; Brian Downer; Sydney Newman; Holly Magowan; and Cooper Leduke have been accepted into the highly selective St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program this summer. Each year, St. Paul’s opens its doors to the most highly qualified juniors in New Hampshire’s public high schools for an intensive, five-week program of study. Through a competitive application process, students are selected to attend this program which runs for five weeks during the summer. Students live on campus and have an opportunity to study one topic in depth, as well as participate in a wide variety of activities and athletics during their stay. Congratulations to these talented and highly qualified students.