Homebuying class at NHFCU Saturday
New Hampshire Federal Credit Union is hosting a free Homebuying 101 class on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Thinking about buying a home? Join us for this class to review the pros and cons of homeownership, better understand the mortgage process and discuss the long term costs and considerations when shopping for your home and home loan.
For more info, visit nhfcu.org/interior.php/ pid/13/eid/219 or email email@example.com.
VNA holding memorial service
Concord Regional VNA’s annual Memorial Service is April 18 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Jacob, 67 Broadway.
Join us to remember those we have lost through the reading of names, music, candle-lighting and reflection. Registration is not required.
For information, call 224-4093, ext. 2828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference on preservation
Join the Historic Preservation Alliance for our biennial conference for preservation advocates and practitioners, Preserving Community Character: Critical Issues and Opportunities, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21 at Concord City Auditorium.
Hear about critical issues and opportunities in the field of historic preservation, and learn from recognized experts and community leaders about the many facets of preservation.
Sessions will focus on strategies for saving and repurposing community landmarks, effective planning, working with a project team, best practices in communications, successful fundraising and more. Choose from breakout sessions following the keynote address.
Enjoy lunchtime group discussions and walking tours of downtown Concord with visits to recent and current construction projects, and cap off the day with a networking reception at the New Hampshire Historical Society.
For more, visit nhpreservation.org or call 224-2281.
Info night for NHTI teacher program
On Monday, NHTI will hold an information night for people interested in its Teacher Education Conversion Programs. The TECP programs provide a path for persons with a bachelor’s or master’s degree to become quickly certified to teach: Mathematics; Science; Special Education; and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
The information night will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in NHTI’s Library Living Room.
Visit nhti.edu/tecp_info_ night to register for the event, or contact Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D., Department Head, at email@example.com or 271-6484 ext. 4163 for more.
O’Reilly customer appreciation day
O’Reilly Auto Parts recently opened a new location at 189 Fisherville Road and will be celebrating its grand opening, that will run from April 12-25, with a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Store Manager, Robie Kelley, on behalf of the company, will present a $200 check to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Sunrise Easter service Sunday
“Easter Sunrise – The Spirituality of New Life in All Its Many Forms!” is the theme of this month’s Jazz Sanctuary – First Church/Third Sunday.
West Congregational Church and its pastor, Amanda Wagner, will join vocalist and Pastor Emilia Halstead in a special outdoor service from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday in downtown Concord’s Eagle Square. (If weather is inclement, the gathering will be at First Congregational Church at the corner of North Main and Washington streets.)
Acoustic music, conversation, silence and liturgy will characterize the first half-hour; then WildVine Jazz Sanctuary house band and Halstead will “plug in” to play, sing and pray a unique jazz celebration of new life.
Breakfast follows for all at West Congregational Church. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Stamp collectors to meet April 18
The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on April 18 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.
Applications sought for scholarship
The Merrimack County Conservation District is taking applications for its “Stanley Grimes Conservation Scholarship” to be awarded in June.
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a resident in Merrimack County who has been accepted to a two- or four-year college/university (full-time status) with the intent to pursue studies in the field of agriculture, forestry, environmental science, soil science or a related natural resources program. Applicants must be attending the accepted college/university in the fall of 2017.
Applications must be submitted by May 5. For a full description of the scholarship and the application, visit merrimackccd.org.
State of the City breakfast Thursday
Join your fellow Concord business and community leaders for an annual breakfast forum on the “State of the City” with guest speakers, Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and Concord City Manager Tom Aspell.
The event will be presented by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce on Thursday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St.
Find out what’s on the horizon for the city of Concord, the challenges of this year’s budget, how Concord compares with similar cities in New Hampshire and what capital improvements we can expect to see.
The cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers, and includes a full breakfast.
For more information or to register, contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at 224-2508, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit concordnhchamber.com to register online.
Order trout to stock your pond
Want to participate in the biggest catch of a fundraiser?
Spring is the time to stock those ponds. Rainbow and brook trout are available in 6 to 8 inch and 10 to 12 inch sizes.
Trout, size 6 to 8 inches, can be picked up on Sunday, May 7 from 1 to 1: 30 p.m. at the Concord Center, 10 Ferry St. Trout, size 10 to 12 inches, will be directly delivered to your pond.
The order deadline is April 29. You do not need to be a resident of Merrimack County to participate.
For more information, call 223-6023. An order form can be found at merrimackccd.org.
Poetry contest still accepting poems
There’s still time to take part in the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s annual spring poetry contest, in partnership with the New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English.
The contest is open to all young writers, in grades 1-8 (Junior Division) and in grades 9-12 (Senior Division). Deadline for submissions is April 30.
Entrants may submit up to three typed poems. Each entry must have a signed statement certifying that the poem is original and has not been copied. Additional guidelines appear on the PSNH website poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org/ contest.html.
For questions, email email@example.com.