Learn the best way to plan a vacation
Trying to plan a vacation, but don’t know where to start, where to go or how to budget? AARP New Hampshire is offering Travel for the 50-plus on May 6. Travel expert and columnist Chase Binder will share her experiences and recommendations for the 50-plus traveler. The hour-long presentation will be held at AARP New Hampshire, 45 S. Main St. No. 202, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Her presentation will cover a range of topics, including: Traveling on a fixed income; planning and booking a trip; local, state, national and international venues; packing; and safety.
The program is free, open to the public and includes a continental breakfast. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit aarp.cvent.com/Travel.
Apply for a Zonta scholarship
Applications for the 2017 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are now available through the Zonta Club of Concord, a local chapter of Zonta International.
Any New Hampshire woman undertaking a business and/or business-related program leading to a business management career at an accredited university/college/institute, in at least her second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted, is eligible to apply.
The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world.
The recipient of Concord’s $1,000 award will be eligible to compete at the Zonta District 1 level for an additional $1,000 award. The successful Zonta District 1 recipient will be qualified to compete for one of 12 international scholarships in the amount of $7,000 each.
Completed applications should be submitted to the club by May 17.
The application and additional eligibility requirements are available at concord-nh.zontadistrict1.org.
Join in on the Arbor Day celebration
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Concord a 2017 Tree City USA community in honor of the city’s dedication to forestry management.
Over 3,400 communities in the United States have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards: having a community tree ordinance, maintaining a tree board or department, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
A Tree City USA flag will be presented to Concord during this year’s Arbor Day Celebration. This year’s celebration will be held at Rollins Park on Broadway to help restore some tree canopy lost from the insect infestations, on Friday, from 11 a.m. to noon with opening remarks by Jim Milliken of Modern Woodmen of America, a proclamation by Mayor Jim Bouley, tree planting by Concord General Services’ tree crew and a raffle prize drawing of the book Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time by Beth Moon donated by the Concord Public Library.
Consider planting a tree of your own with Concord General Services’ Sustainable Tree Program. Learn more at concordnh.gov/ treeprogram. Visit arborday.org for more ideas to celebrate and take action to support tree planting efforts.
Bow Mills women hosting a banquet
The Bow Mills United Methodist Women, 505 South St. Bow, will hold its 43rd annual Mother, Daughter, Sisters and Friends Banquet on May 16, beginning at 6 p.m.
The entertainment for the evening will be the Bow Mills “Not So Ready for Prime Time” Players. “Relive” selected passages/stories from the Bible in a humorous and playful way.
Following the program, enjoy a roast pork dinner. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12. Children under 5 years of age are free.
For reservations, call 717-5141 or 228-1154. Deadline is May 7.
Fairy tea party at Cole Gardens
Cole Gardens and the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art are teaming up for a children’s fairy tea party on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Hot tea, lemonade, sweets and fruit will be offered.
Cost is $7 per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
At 11 a.m., there will be a fairy garden workshop for $10.
To RSVP, call 229-0655.
Learn about tiny houses at library
The Concord Public Library will host “Tiny Houses: A Very Different Approach to Home Ownership” program with Isa Bauer of Tiny House Northeast on Thursday at 6 p.m.
This presentation focuses on the basics of planning and owning a tiny house on wheels: both its challenges and advantages.
Grace Episcopal hosting pot luck
Exeter-based photojournalist and columnist Robert Azzi offers his “Ask a Muslim Anything” program at Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The conversation, hosted over a potluck supper, helps to reduce misunderstanding and fear and to deepen understanding and peace between people of different faiths.