Immunization/flu clinics this week
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering its monthly walk-in immunization clinic for children and adults who are uninsured, underserved, and who have no access to these needed services in order to lead a healthy lifestyle on Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Center, 21 Centre St.
A fee of $10 is requested per person. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring an immunization record with you.
In addition, flu shots are available to people age 3 and older. The discounted cash or check charge is $30 per immunization. Clients who present an insurance card from Medicare B, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or Anthem do not need to pay a fee. Seasonal flu clinics are dependent upon the availability of the flu vaccine and are subject to change. There will also be a flu clinic Sunday, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St.
For more information, call Concord Regional VNA at 224-4093 or 1-800-924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit crvna.org.
Ribbon cutting for new gazebo
On Friday, at 11 a.m., the Penacook Village Association will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly built gazebo in Poulin Park. Dave Poulin, a city councilor who died while in office, was responsible for the construction of the original gazebo. When the original gazebo had to be demolished during a recent road construction project, Penacook citizens raised funds and built the new gazebo. Mayor Jim Bouley will cut the ribbon, and the American Legion Post 31 will provide flags and music.
Concord High Class of 1972 reunion
Concord High School Class of 1972 will be holding its 45th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Alan’s of Boscawen. The reunion will be held from 6 to 11 p.m.
We are still missing a lot of updated classmate information. Please do not assume we have your most updated information unless you have already contacted us via Facebook.
The CHS Class of 1972 has had an ongoing (same title) Facebook group for several years. Classmates are welcome to join. Classmates frequently post and stay in contact via this Facebook group. The official reunion invitation will be posted on the Concord CHS 1972 Facebook group page.
Please contact Ginie Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Murphy and her committee are updating the class list and preparing a class booklet for the reunion. She can also send you a pdf of the CHS reunion invitation which contains all details.
We will need all your classmate updated information (if you wish it to appear in the 45th reunion booklet which will be handed out at the reunion) and your RSVP with check that you will be attending no later than Oct. 20.
Please send all checks to Lynn Parkinson,158 Canterbury Road, Chichester, N.H. 03258.
Back by popular demand is classmate, Carl Smith with the Club Soda band. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone.
Future of Nature Film Wednesday
The Future of Nature Film Series continues on Wednesday with Racing Extinction.
The series features films that dive deeply into the environmental issues that affect our backyard, our planet and our way of life. Following each film is a talk with local experts about how the themes presented touch down in the Granite State.
In Racing Extinction, Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction.
The final film in the Future in Nature Film series, An American Ascent, will be shown on Oct. 25.
Following the film will be a panel discussion with: Mike Marchand, Nongame & Endangered Wildlife Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Fish & Game; Rob Rothe, Special Agent, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement; and Sabrina Stanwood, Administrator, New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception in the lobby of Red River Theatres, followed by the film at 6 p.m. The panel discussion will start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or online. Last month’s event sold out, so don’t miss out. For more information, visit nature.org/NHfilms.
BBQ Saturday to support Friends
Jump on your bike (or in a car) on Saturday, and stop by to enjoy the Friends Program Community BBQ at the Heritage Harley-Davidson dealership in Concord , 142 Manchester St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be food and drinks available by donation and a 50/50 raffle to support the Youth Mentoring Program. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more info, visit friendsprogram.org.
Concord PD, Fire eating battle Oct. 4
In honor of National Taco Day on Oct. 4, Margaritas Concord will host Battle of the Badges, a friendly competition between the Concord Police and Fire departments for charity at 7:30 p.m.
The teams race to finish the entire 2-pound, 12-inch Taco Gigante with the first competitor to finish every bite earning the win.
The winning team receives a $100 gift certificate and a $250 donation to their charity of choice. The opposing team is awarded a $100 donation to their charity of choice. Concord Police’s charity is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, while Concord Fire’s is Operation Warm.
The Taco Gigante is available at all Margaritas Mexican Restaurants during the month of October.
N.H. author Mansfield to speak at Gibson’s on Thursday
On Thursday, New Hampshire author Howard Mansfield will be at Gibson’s Bookstore with his new book Summer Over Autumn: A Small Book of Small-Town. Mansfield muses on people, places and life in his own hometown of Hancock as he presents from his latest book.
The event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mansfield is the author of eight books about preservation, architecture and history. He has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Yankee Magazine.
For more, visit gibsonsbookstore.com/event/ summer-over-autumn.
Manufacturing open house at NHTI
NHTI invites current and prospective students, potential employers and interested members of the public to a free manufacturing open house and career fair on Oct. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Little Hall.
During the open house, prospective students will be able to tour the labs of some of the school’s engineering technology programs, including mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology, robotics and automation engineering technology, and industrial design technology.
Other advanced manufacturing technologies taught at the college will also be up and running, including CNC machines, 3-D printers, a laser cutter and more.
High school groups who would like to tour the labs earlier in the day, from 8 to 10 a.m., can make special arrangements by contacting Joe Cunningham at email@example.com.
Some high-tech employers will also be on site to interview current and prospective NHTI students and talk about job prospects in advanced manufacturing. Employers confirmed so far include Advanced Automation (Portsmouth), Agile Magnetics (Concord), Milpower (Belmont), and TE Connectivity (Newington).
For more information, contact Cunningham, Engineering Technology Department Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org.