Local happenings

Published: 09-02-2023 1:00 PM

Pembroke Genealogy Expert Erin Moulton

The Pembroke Historical Society in conjunction with the Pembroke Town Library will sponsor a presentation by Professional Genealogist Erin E. Moulton on Sept. 7. The topic of her discussion will be “History and Mystery: a Genealogy Starter Guide.” The event will take place in the Library at 313 Pembroke Street at 7 p.m. Genealogy is the exploration of ancestral lines, which can be accomplished through researching public records and other available resources and artifacts. Join in to learn about how Moulton explores useful methods for research planning through the case study of Elsie Gaskin (an eccentric librarian from New Hampshire.) This example of how genealogical work is done is intended to facilitate better individual research into a family’s history. The event is free and open to the public. This program and others in the series are underwritten by the NH Humanities Council, with the support of the National Council on the Humanities. For more information, call 603-566-1031.

Hillsboro 3rd Annual ATV Poker Run

Love to ride? Participate in the 3rd Annual ATV Poker Run, and stir up the dust (or mud) on a local ATV trail, and visit checkpoints to build your poker hand to win prizes. Hillsboro Fire Department will have BBQ food items for sale. The event takes place Saturday, September 9, at the Firemen’s Recreation and Training Grounds, Contoocook Falls Rd, in Hillsboro, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at hccnh.org/atv

Concord Army Guard retiree luncheon date set

The New Hampshire Army National Guard (NHARNG) 14th Annual Retiree Day Luncheon date has been set for Thursday, Sept. 21 by the luncheon planning committee. The committee is made up of current and retired Army National Guard members. The immediate goal is to notify all retired NHARNG members about this upcoming event. Retirees who have not attended prior luncheons or have relocated are urged to contact Command Sergeant Major (Ret) David Follansbee via email dave_follansbee@comcast.net or (603) 623-7757. This year’s luncheon will be at the Joint Force Headquarters building on the State Military Reservation in Concord and will feature a briefing on the current status of the NHARNG as well as exhibits and displays of interest to retirees. A group photo is also planned. The luncheon fee is $5.00 at the door. If you are an NHARNG retiree and plan to attend the luncheon you should RSVP no later than Sept. 15. Use this link to register einvitations.afit.edu/inv/rsvp.cfm?i=777014&k=056645097A53 The planning committee asks if you know of someone who has retired from NHARNG to pass this information along.

Concord Thriller author event

Thursday thrillers! Jilly Gagnon brings her new thriller, “Scenes of the Crime”, to Gibson’s Bookstore at 45 South Main Street, in Concord, on Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss with Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The House Guest,” newly in paperback!), and talk about tension, plot, and why people are the most unsettling thing of all. An ambitious screenwriter tries to solve her friend’s disappearance by re-creating their fateful final girls’ trip in this riveting locked-room mystery from the author of “All Dressed Up.”