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Published: 09-27-2023 12:17 PM

Manchester Sowing Seeds of Healing

NH Black Women Health Project hosts a symposium to engage in an interactive discussion on Mental Health & Racism. Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Downtown Manchester. $50 donation. Hear Rev. Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery, author of “Dismantling Racism: Healing Separation from Inside Out,” Dr. Khadija Tuitt, Certified Psychiatric Mental Health nurse Practitioner and Pastor Renee Rouse, Senior Pastor Northwood Congregational Church UCC, and The “Closer” Willard Walden Ashley Sr. CEO of Dr. Willard Ashley SR. LLC. We will be guided through the landmine of racism by honoring the sacred. Join us in the discussion, lunch, raffles, fellowship and healing swag.

Tilton Craft fair to benefit NH Veterans Home

The New Hampshire Veterans Home (NHVH) will hold its 6th annual craft fair on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Home’s pavilion, accessible from Colby Road in Tilton. The Fair features free admission in their outdoor venue. Vendor space registration fees and raffle sales benefit the NHVH Resident Benefit Fund. This fund provides the continuation of quality programs for our state’s veterans through trips, entertainment, programs and other activities. This year’s fair will once again provide availability to the Home’s popular raffle of a wide variety gift certificates and merchandise. Raffle participants enter to win individual items of their choice, with over 130 themed raffle baskets, gift cards, games, power tools, children’s toys, fall and winter holiday items from which to choose. A 50/50 raffle will also be held. For more information, call (603) 527-4400 or visit nh.gov/veterans, or facebook.com/nhveteranshome.

Newbury Fungi Foray

Maynard Wheeler and members of the Montshire Mushroom Club present an introduction to fungi for beginners, followed by a foray am id the rich Fells woodlands, and ending with an identification session on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 – 4 p.m. Bring a basket and knife. Members: free, non-members $10 per person. Advance registration required, call 603-763-4789 x3 or email info@thefells.org. www.thefells.org.

Concord Author events

Vermont author Jacquelyn Lenox Tuxill visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to present her new memoir, “Whispers from the Valley of the Yak: A Memoir of Coming Full Circle,” which Tuxill weaves an intergenerational story about the power of forgiveness and being true to oneself.Jackie has known tumultuous times: she escaped war-torn China as a toddler with her medical missionary parents, grew up with emotional abuse, and came of age in the 1960s. But after returning to China at thirty-eight with her aging parents and being stunned by a revelation about their past, she begins an unexpected quest-for forgiveness, self-fulfillment, and the authentic life she craves. No registration required.

A horror event months in the making, where bookseller Ryan has finally arranged an event between her friends, horror writers Clay McLeod Chapman (“What Kind of Mother,” “Ghost Eaters”), and Chuck Wendig (”Black River Orchard,” “Wanderers,” “The Book of Accidents”)! The event takes place on Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, with no registration required.

On Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Nathan Hill returns to Gibson’s Bookstore with his new novel, “Wellness!” The New York Times best-selling author of “The Nix” is back with a poignant and witty novel about marriage, the often baffling pursuit of health and happiness, and the stories that bind us together. From the gritty ‘90s Chicago art scene to a suburbia of detox diets and home-renovation hysteria, Wellness reimagines the love story with a healthy dose of insight, irony, and heart. No registration needed.

Manhcester Blue Mass

Roman Catholic Bishop, the Rev. Peter Libasci, invites police officers, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, dispatchers, and their families to the annual Blue Mass. It will be held Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral, located on the corner of Pine and Lowell Streets in Manchester.

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