‘Lion King, Jr.’ at Capitol Center
RB Productions will perform The Lion King, Jr. at the Capitol Center for the Arts this weekend.
Shows will be held Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and available at the Capitol Center box office or at ccanh.com.
For more info, visit rb-productions.com/index. php/summer-theatre/ 2017-productions.
Concert at Audubon July 20
N.H. Audubon’s Birds and Beans Coffeehouse returns with Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers on July 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road.
Rogers and Schmidt have been making music for four decades, in solo ventures and as a duo with outstanding musical and personal chemistry. With boundless enthusiasm they continue to bring fresh perspectives and energy to any stage where they perform.
Known throughout the country and having won multiple awards, Birds and Beans welcomes them as they share old favorites and new treats from their latest collaborative album, “We Are Welcomed.”
Schmidt is a performer who takes her audiences to a place of discovery. Her songs interweave anecdotes of universal struggles in a way that listeners can conjure their own images and interpretations. She invites you in with her words and voice and carries you places with masterful playing on her 12-stringed guitar and Appalachian dulcimer.
Rogers’s mesmerizing voice is often accompanied by guitar or Appalachian dulcimer. Her heart warming, sometimes funny and always rich lyrics attest to her ability as a gifted songwriter.
Refreshments, including Birds and Beans bird-friendly coffee, will be available.
Tickets are $15 for Audubon members, and $18 for non-members. Seating is limited; tickets may be purchased at nhaudubon.org or by calling 224-9909, ext. 313.
Quilters guild to meet this Friday
The Capital Quilters Guild will meet at Havenwood, 33 Christian Ave., on Friday, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. for our community service projects, Christmas stockings, Meals on Wheels placemats, pillowcases for Concord Hospital and community quilts.
Bring your sewing machines, basic sewing supplies and cash for pizza. All quilters and friends are welcome. There will be no August meeting.
For guild information, contact Evelyn at 224-6247.
Learn about war hero Saturday
In 1824-25, Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette visited the United States in a grand triumphal tour. Lafayette had been invited by President James Monroe, who saw the tour as a way to kick-off revelries for America’s upcoming 50th anniversary. Throughout the 24 states Lafayette visited, he was met with huge crowds and celebratory dinners, including his time traveling through New Hampshire.
French historian and geographer Julien Icher, who manages the Lafayette Trail Project for the French consulate general in Boston, will speak at the New Hampshire Historical Society on Saturday at 2 p.m., about his efforts to document Lafayette’s travels, focusing specifically on New Hampshire – the major landmarks he visited in the Granite State, the local people he knew from his service during the Revolutionary War and the various plaques and memorials scattered across New Hampshire to honor his visit. Icher will also demonstrate a geographical web app that has allowed him to map Lafayette’s tour.
This lecture, “The Lafayette Trail in New Hampshire,” is included in the price of admission ($7) to the society, located at 30 Park St. Members are admitted for free.
Check out NHTI’s open house July 20
Explore NHTI at our summer open house on July 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center/Wellness Center Gym. Learn about our 90 academic programs, tour our 240-acre campus and find out about campus life at NHTI. Meet current and former students, academic department heads and representatives from admissions and financial aid.
Contact the admissions office at 230-4011 or email@example.com for further information – or just come and join us. Open to all prospective students and their families.
Can’t make the open house? We have “Drop-in Tuesdays” weekly from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Get a 15-minute overview of the college and bring your questions for admissions and financial aid representatives. Campus tours available for those who arrive by 5:15 p.m. or schedule a tour at your convenience at nhti.edu/sign-campus-tour.
Bible camp at Bow Mills Methodist
The Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, will hold its vacation Bible school July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 3 years and up.
Get ready for an action-packed five-day super hero training camp where kids discover their strength in God. Hero Central prepares kids with special abilities to do good. Seek peace and go after it. Grab your cape and get ready to fly with epic music, spectacular science, crafts, heroic recreation and fantastic Bible stories.
The children will engage in fun and exciting interactive activities on a daily basis while learning about God’s call for us all. Come join us as we engage on this wonderful journey together. Join Flame and friends as you embark on epic adventures and learn about God’s special abilities given to you.
For more info, visit bowmillsumc.org or call 224-0884.
Jazz Sanctuary slated for Sunday
“Praying the Scriptures – The Jazz of Understanding” will be the theme of this Sunday’s Jazz Sanctuary at 5 p.m. at First Congregational Church (corner of N. Main and Washington St.).
Poet and minister, Maren Tirabassi, whose recent blog series “Prayers for Illumination” inspired this theme, will be the conversational guest. The Rev. Dr. Bob Maccini and The Prodigals Jazz Worship Ensemble featuring vocalist Becky Josephson will be the musical guests. The WildVine Jazz Sanctuary House Band will be anchoring the spirited music as always. No admission and all are welcome.
LuLaRoe shopping event Sunday
Join us for a LuLaRoe multi-consultant shopping event at the Holiday Inn (172 N. Main St.) on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
LuLaRoe is where comfort meets cuteness. Nothing beats feeling good while looking good.
What makes LuLaRoe so unique? LuLaRoe is a company that offers original, on-trend clothing for sale at pop-up boutiques. There are no presentations, no catalogs and absolutely no pressure to buy.
They carry sizes XXS to 3XL in most of the women’s clothing, as well as children’s sizes 2 to 14. Bring or invite your friends, family and your teens.
We will also be hosting a LipSense rep during this event.
If you have any questions, contact LuLaRoe Consultant Marissa Jernigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many upcoming events at Gibson’s
On Wednesday, Robert Dole will present his heavily researched novel, What Rough Beast! at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Gibson’s Bookstore will host an author showcase at 5:30 p.m.
The event features the work of Heather Ehrman Krill and Jonathan Socha.
Krill will present True North, filled with engaging what-if questions about parenthood, while Socha’s The Holyrage Chronicles: Vivication, is an epic adventure fantasy novel about the last of an ancient bloodline.
On July 18, Laura Piazza returns to Gibson’s to present her newly updated recipe book, Recipes for Repair: A 10-week Program to Combat Chronic Inflammation and Identify Food Sensitivities.
The events are free and open to the public.
Poetry Society at Gibson’s July 19
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire will host an event at Gibson’s Bookstore on July 19 at 7 p.m.
Our headliners this month are Mark Palos and Slam Free or Die. An open mic follows their readings. All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged.
The Poetry Society meets at on the third Wednesday of most months.
For more, visit gibsonsbookstore.com/event/ PSNH-July-2017.
Leadership Concord class announced
The Leadership Greater Concord Steering Committee, led by incoming Chairwoman Lynda Plante, is pleased to announce the selection of the Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2018. Celebrating its 25th year, Leadership Greater Concord is a 10-month program sponsored by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce designed to foster civic awareness and prepare emerging leaders for future community involvement. More than 500 alumni have completed the program and many serve on local town boards, nonprofit boards or a municipal committee.
Applicants selected for the class of 2018 include: Sabrina Beavens, Upton & Hatfield; Sarah Bisson, Primex3; Kristina Carlson, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce; Ananya Chatterjee, Bank of New Hampshire; Laura Chenoweth, Lincoln Financial Group; Caitlin Connelly, Shaker Road School; Tammie Croft, Northeast Delta Dental; Matt D’Amore, Automotive Supply Associates, Inc.; Isaac Davis, Northway Bank; Josh Hardy, Concord Community TV; Julie Lacey, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Mark Lester, Eastern Bank; Jim Major, City of Concord, General Services; Laura Miller, Marketplace New England, Inc.; Michelle Olivier, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Donna Parker, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire; Suzi Pegg, City of Concord; Doug Proctor, HL Turner Group; Emily Ricard, Lake Sunapee Bank; Lynne Sabean, Capitol Center for the Arts; Erin Schaick, CATCH Neighborhood Housing; Steve Smagula, City of Concord, Police Department; Lori Weaver, State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services and Annie Yonkers, Polkadots Gift Boutique.
The program begins with an overnight retreat in September and will continue with a series of nine day-long sessions focusing on particular aspects of civic life in Concord, including history and culture, economic development, education, communications and the media, government and politics, criminal justice, health and human services and spirituality.
For more info, contact Valerie Blake at 224-2508.
College application workshop Aug. 7-10
High school seniors are encouraged to prepare for applying to college by attending a four-hour summer boot camp.
The workshop is presented by college counseling staff from Concord’s NHHEAF Network Organizations, and students from area high schools are invited to register. Workshops will be presented daily Monday through Thursday, Aug. 7-10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the organizations’ campus in Concord.
During the workshop, experienced college counselors from the organizations help college-bound high school seniors begin the college application process by: creating a personalized application organizer; starting the Common Application; and learning what colleges are looking for in your college essay.
The NHHEAF Network Organizations has 55 years of experience in helping families plan and pay for higher education. The organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) provides New Hampshire students and families with valuable information about the college planning process – from savings options and college admissions requirements, to applying for financial aid and scholarships.
The cost for the workshop is $25. To register or for more details, call 800-525-2577, ext. 119.