Announcements for July 28, 2020

Published: 7/29/2020 8:44:29 AM
Program expanded

The ApprenticeshipNH program continues to grow in the Granite State, adding automotive and biomedical technology to bring the number of workforce sectors served through the program to seven. Through the Registered Apprenticeship program, individuals interested in pursuing careers related to automotive and biomedical technology “earn-while-you-learn” through a combination of classroom instruction with one of the seven colleges in the Community College System of N.H. and receive on-the-job training with a workforce partner who hires the apprentice. There has been a consistent demand for qualified automotive technicians across New Hampshire. Customized training programs are built into a NH. automotive technology apprenticeship to help individuals develop and fine tune the skills they need for in-demand jobs, or to advance within the automotive profession. Automotive technology has been one of the primary programs at several community colleges across the state and the colleges have long-standing partnerships with automotive dealerships. Focusing on entry-level technicians, the automotive technology Registered Apprenticeship program offers another approach to the industry’s workforce development needs, especially for small businesses and auto care centers. The biomedical technology sector is at the forefront of developing life-saving services and treatments. Rapidly evolving biomedical technology offers rewarding career and advancement opportunities for people with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. Existing training programs across CCSNH – including a state-of-the art, nationally recognized biotechnology program at Great Bay Community College – have focused on providing workforce training and skills development that can be weaved into a N.H. biomedical technology apprenticeship. Employment opportunities include biomanufacturing technicians, quality control inspectors and technicians and purification operators for the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, visit

Hopkinton Art exhibit

The House of Art is working to transition to the Hopkinton Artists Association. In the meantime, it is cautiously re-opening the House of Art starting Tuesday. There will be no grand opening this time. Only single people or small groups, preferably by reservation. The place is clean and sanitized. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On display is “The Art of Collecting II: Woods and Trees,” a collection of prints and sculpture by New Hampshire artists contributed by Parker Potter and Nancy Jo Chabot. If you saw Parker Potter and Nancy Jo Chabot’s first show at the House of Art you probably will want to see this one too, though it’s totally different, with all new art. It will be up through Sept. 8. For a reservation for you alone or your personal group, please contact Nancy Jo at or 746-5892. Masks are required and capacity is five people unless reserving as a group.

Andover Zoomin’ music

In place of the Andover-based summer events canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Andover Historical Society will present a free concert by Lindsey Schust and the Ragged Mt. Band, a local group that performs original material and a mixture of traditional Americana, folk, country western, bluegrass and folk rock. To begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, the concert will be delivered “live” via the internet to local homes via an easy-to-use technology called Zoom. There it can be viewed on home computers and hand-held devices. Up to 100 households can reserve a “seat” in advance by sending an email request to Now in its tenth year, the Ragged Mt. Band includes, besides Lindsey Schust on keyboards, other members of the Schust family (Grace, Jim and Jesse) plus occasional friends. Their signature song “Hippie Hill” can be heard on the group’s website

Henniker Film project

Alchemists’ Workshop,, was going to be celebrating their 20th Anniversary of doing original theatre and community films with five theatre camps and touring two new musicals this summer. That didn’t happen so instead they commissioned a film about our unique time in history. The title is “Distance” and it is written and directed by Matt Quinney, a young film maker who won student awards at both SNHU and UNH in the last three months. Quinney needs an apartment for shooting and two actresses. “Distance” is the story of two lovers separated by a worldwide pandemic, both trapped in their homes, unable to see each other in person. The separation is difficult , and only becomes more trying as their anniversary vacation grows near, but in the end they realize that remembering the time they spent together and being happy about their relationship doesn’t require them to be in the same room. Quinney is an upstart director/cinematographer from New Hampshire on his first budgeted job directing an intimate dramatic short film. We are looking for two female actors (19 to 21) and an apartment for a small (and safe) shoot in a modest middle-class setting for a week-long shoot in early August. There will be an honorarium paid. Please send current photo, resume and reel or acting video by July 31 to

Henniker Free concert

Acoustic string band, Lunch at the Dump, will play a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk and blues as well as western swing material made famous in the 1930s and ‘40s during the Henniker Summer concert series on July 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Angela Robinson Bandstand. Free, although donations are accepted. Masks, social distancing. No rain date. Check for safety guidelines.

Wilmot Two events

The North Wilmot Union Meeting House Society will have two outdoor events in August at the historic North Wilmot Church, 3 Breezy Hill Road. The Rev. Dick Dutton will lead a worship service starting at 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 2 on the lawn in front of the church. The service will be followed by a time for fellowship. The NWUMHS will conduct its annual meeting, also on the lawn of the church, starting at noon Aug. 2. In case of rain, the service will be at 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 9, followed by the annual meeting at noon. The annual hymn sing will start at 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 with the Rev. Cindy Johnson officiating. Fred Ogmundson will provide the music. Rain date for the hymn sing is Aug. 23. Seating will be on the lawn. Anyone who plans to attend these events should bring a chair. Social distancing will be required and participants should bring a mask to wear whenever social distancing is not feasible. Built in 1829 as the North Union Meeting House, the North Wilmot Church has been owned and maintained by the North Wilmot Union Meeting House Society since 1984. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. An image of the church is on the town of Wilmot’s seal. More information is available at

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