Film screening, discussion April 25
The World Affairs Council of N.H. is holding its fifth annual Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series at Red River Theatres this spring.
On April 25 at 7 p.m., join us to watch a first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees to Europe in The Crossing.
A post-film discussion will feature Bill Gillett, chairman of the International Institute of New England, which assists refugees and immigrants in becoming productive and engaged members of the greater Lowell, Boston and Manchester communities.
On May 16, the final film of the festival will be shown, Jim: The James Foley Story.
Advance registration is required online at wacnh.org or by phone at 314-7970. There is a $10 suggested donation.
Support Concord VNA at Company C
Concord Regional VNA’s Passion for Caring is May 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. hosted by Company C in Concord. Proceeds from this event benefits Concord Regional VNA Community Education & Support Programming.
Enjoy hors d’oeurves and refreshments, chat with friends and colleagues, and browse our silent auction items while listening to music from the Jazz Dogs. Additionally, Company C is donating 20 percent of all sales during the event to support CRVNA.
In addition, learn who will be honored with the Kay Sidway Award, the Donor Recognition Award and the Eugene and Anne Slusser/ Concord Regional VNA Scholarship.
Reservations for the Passion for Caring benefit are available for $50 per person. Make your reservations at crvna.org or call 230-5664.
St. Paul’s concert series continues
On Sunday, the Keiser Concert Series of St. Paul’s School will present The Boston Cecilia.
The concert, which will be held in the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul on the St. Paul’s School campus, will begin at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 229-4649 or visit sps.edu/keiser.
Final community concert Saturday
Concord Community Concerts’ 86th season ends on a high note on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, as the String Orchestra of NYC brings a fresh new take on classical music: No conductor, no bow ties, just strings!
The group of dedicated musicians includes winners of international competitions, members of renowned chamber ensembles and highly regarded soloists. As a conductorless pioneer of the concert hall, its members rehearse in a collaborative effort allowing each musician to have an impact on the artistic process. The flexibility and intimacy of a string quartet are thus fused with the power and scope of an orchestra.
The Audi will open at 6:30 p.m. with a year-end celebration with special desserts and the “famous Audi punch,” plus the season’s last silent auction.
General seating tickets for this concert are $18, and are on sale in advance at Gibson’s Bookstore and The UPS Store on S. Main St., by mail to CCCA, P.O. Box 387, Concord, N.H. 03302, and reserved by phone at 344-4747. Order tickets online at concordcommunityconcerts.org
Students to age 18 and college students with school ID are welcome at no charge, thanks to the CCCA’s 2016-2017 student outreach project.
For more info, contact CCCA concert manager David Murdo at 344-4747 or email@example.com.
Friends of the Audi
Ham and bean supper Saturday
Join us for a classic New England Ham and Bean Supper at East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The menu includes two kinds of made from scratch beans, baked ham, homemade brown bread, rolls, coleslaw, assorted casseroles and a scrumptious dessert buffet.
Adults are $9, children 6 to 12 are $5, ages 5 and under free. Takeout is available, and the church is handicap accessible. Tickets will be sold for an expertly handcrafted quilt raffle which will be drawn at the spring fair on May 13.
For information, call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org.
Open house at Beauregard Inc.
Beauregard Equipment, Inc. of Concord will be hosting an open house on Saturday at its 231 Sheep Davis Road location.
The open house, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature demos, is kid friendly and free refreshments will be served. There will also be discounts available.
BEI is a proud sponsor of the Concord High School Girls Softball Booster Club and their teams will be serving BBQ-style food and drinks throughout the day.
For more information, contact Carl Beauregard at 225-6621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hydrant flushing starts this week
Concord General Services’ Highway and Utilities Division began flushing hydrants on Monday. For the next several weeks, there will be three crews going out to scheduled areas throughout the city to flush hydrants to remove any sediment from water distribution pipes. This process helps to maintain Concord’s water quality and also check water pressure.
Concord water consumers may experience low pressure and discoloration when hydrant flushing is occurring in their area. If discoloration occurs, run your tap water on cold until the water runs clear. Residents should avoid doing laundry during their scheduled flushing time.
A hydrant flushing schedule will be posted on the city’s website each week to indicate upcoming impacted areas.
View flushing schedules and find more information at concordnh.gov/springoperations, or call Concord General Services at 228-2737 to inquire about the latest flushing schedule.
Donations needed for Market Days
Red River Theatres is looking for donations for its annual fundraiser: the Music, Movie & Poster Sale. If you have any gently used records, CDs, DVDs or tapes you would like to donate they can be dropped off at the theater during business hours. If you would like them to be picked up, call Mike at 568-9241. The sale will be held during Market Days, June 22-24.
All money raised goes to support your local nonprofit independent theater.
Event to discuss correctional facility
The Woman’s Club of Concord is hosting a free community event on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with Helen Hanks, assistant commissioner of corrections. She will be updating attendees on the new correctional facility for women being built in Concord.
Sara Lutat, director of Dismas Home of N.H., a structured home for former inmates re-entering society, will also speak. The event will be held at the Chamberlin House, 44 Pleasant St.
There will be light refreshments. Donations are appreciated but not required.
Author event at Gibson’s Sunday
Join Gibson’s Bookstore on Sunday at 1 p.m. as we welcome back David Wiesner for his first graphic novel, Fish Girl, with text by acclaimed author Donna Jo Napoli, in a funny coming-of-age tale about a mermaid for middle grade readers.
A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom, independence and a life beyond the aquarium tank.
For more, visit gibsonsbookstore.com/event/fish-girl.