Final summer show at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host its final summer concert on Sunday at 4 p.m.
The show, Gospel to Gershwin: Celebrating American Music, featuring Olga Tines, is the fifth concert of the season.
Tickets are $7 and available at the parish office (21 Centre St.), by calling 224-2523 and at stpaulsconcord.org. You can also get them at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St.).
The series is part of St. Paul’s bicentennial celebration.
Men’s grief group to meet Aug. 24
Concord Regional VNA is offering men’s grief discussion groups this Thursday and on Aug. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St. Groups are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the same time.
The ongoing drop-in grief discussion groups are designed to help men who are adjusting after the loss of a spouse or significant other. Registration is not required. For more information, call 224-4093, ext. 2828 or email email@example.com.
Stamp collectors to meet in Bow
The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold their monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Aug. 15 beginning at 1 p.m.
All who are interested in stamp collecting are welcome to attend. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues.
For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.
‘Moose Plate’ reaches milestone
New Hampshire’s popular Conservation and Heritage License Plate – nicknamed the “Moose Plate” – reached a sales milestone in the recently ended fiscal year. Over the program’s lifetime, more than $20 million has been raised through sales of new plates and renewals.
Funds from Moose Plate sales support a wide variety of conservation and preservation programs, including planting wild flowers along New Hampshire highways, studying threatened plant and animal species, securing conservation easements and preserving publicly owned historic properties.
Every dollar raised through the sales of Moose Plates goes directly to supporting designated programs in New Hampshire.
Fourth grade students from Holderness Central School started the idea for the Moose Plate program in 1993. Legislation establishing the program passed in 1998 and the first plates were sold in December 2000.
The standard issue Moose Plate includes a “C” for “Conservation” and an “H” for “Heritage,” New Hampshire’s motto “Live Free or Die” and an illustrated moose designed by Granite State artist Jim Collins.
Moose Plates may be purchased at city and town clerks’ offices when registering a car or truck. The annual cost for a Moose Plate is $30; the first year requires a standard $8 plate purchase fee. Vanity Moose Plates and combination Moose/N.H. State Parks plates are also available for additional charges.
For more information about the Moose Plate program, visit mooseplate.com.
Deadline extended for arts awards
The deadline to nominate for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards has been extended to Friday, Aug. 18.
Governor’s Arts Awards recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of our state. While these contributions are usually made unselfishly, it is important to take the time to recognize and thank people for outstanding achievements.
Please take a moment to consider individuals, organizations and communities that deserve to be acknowledged with a nomination for a 2017 Governor’s Arts Award. Nominations can be made by an individual, group, organization or business.
The 2017 Governor’s Arts Award categories are: Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure.
Visit nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/gaa/2017GAA/ nomination.html to learn more.
State Council on the Arts
Time to talk about Northern Pass
If approved as proposed, Northern Pass will add new overhead industrial transmission lines on 100 plus/minus-foot towers in an 8-mile stretch of utility transmission corridor that bisects Concord.
In a short ConcordTV video, Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher and Deputy City Attorney Danielle Pacik explain the anticipated visual impacts of Northern Pass and two abutters express their views. Watch the video at youtube.com/ watch?v=4KFGU9mx0vI.
Northern Pass has not been approved. The city of Concord’s position is that, if built, the line should be buried in Concord.
There is still time for Concord residents to provide their feedback to the state’s Site Evaluation Committee – either in favor or against the project as proposed by Eversource.
For info on how to do that, go to concordnh.gov/ northernpass.
Four city pools to extend season
Four city pools will remain open during the week of Aug. 12-18.
The pool season at Merrill, Rollins, White and Rolfe parks have all been extended by one week.
Check the Concord Parks and Recreation website at concordparksandrec.com for weekday and weekend hours.
For more information, call 225-8690.