Announcements for Dec. 14, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Concord Winter parking ban in place downtown

The city of Concord has issued a winter maintenance parking ban for downtown Concord. No on-street parking on any street downtown between midnight and 7 a.m. Thursday morning for snow removal operations by Concord General Services. As a reminder, parking will be available free of charge in the City garages from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Visit concordnh.gov/winteroperations for more information, including a street map of the parking ban area, and to subscribe to winter parking ban alerts.

Laconia Solstice fest comes to Prescott Farm

Prescott Farm is hosting its second Solstice Lantern Festival on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year – with fun activities to welcome back the light. Events will include a lantern launch and parade, bonfire, crafts, a candlelit story walk, food and drinks, and a cookie walk to raise money for Fledgling nature-based preschool scholarship fund. Parade participants may walk with their own lanterns of any kind. Cost of admission is only $3 per person, which includes a free craft for children while supplies last. Prescott Farm members are free. For more information, visit prescottfarm.org. 

AllenstownSelect board holds special meeting

Allenstown selectmen will hold a special meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Allenstown Community Center, 8 Whitten St., to participate in a joint meeting with the budget committee, school board and board of selectmen to discuss the reduction of stabilization funding for the Allenstown School District.  Sen. John Reagan and Reps. Alan Turcotte and Carol McGuire will discuss the stabilization funding and House Bill 525.

TiltonSanta Claus is coming to town

The Lakes Region Art Association will be hosting visits with Santa on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Tanger Outlet in Tilton. Photographer Jay Fitzpatrick of Alton will be on hand to take photos of children with St. Nick. Cost is $5 for a digital photo or $15 for a printed 5-by-7-inch photo.

ConcordGet free legal help

The N.H. Pro Bono Program will hold a free legal advice clinic on removing criminal records Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Bar Center, 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. Advance registration is recommended by emailing ProBono@nhbar.org or calling 603-224-5387.