‘Time Flies’ at Jazz Sanctuary Sunday
On Sunday at 1 p.m., Jazz Sanctuary – First Church/ Third Sunday will explore the theme “Time Flies – The Spirituality of the Moment,” as conversational guest and pastoral psychologist, Emily Geoghegan joins Pastor and vocalist Emilia Halstead to consider mindfulness in the face of society’s increasing time-oriented stress.
Mitch Albom’s fable about Father Time, The Timekeeper will serve as a jumping off point for discussion with everyone who gathers. Jazz saxophonist and flutist and Tall Granite Big Band Musical Director, Joey Placenti, will be the musical guest joining The WildVine Jazz Sanctuary House Band of Jock Irvine, Ed Raczka and Tim Wildman to play jazz and popular tunes with “time” in the title in a jazz worship experience that should be thought-provoking and inspirational.
Jazz Sanctuary is a ministry of Concord’s First Congregational Church (177 N. Main St., corner of North Main and Washington streets) where the half-hour jazz set begins at 1 p.m. followed by the jazz worship experience at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome and there is no admission charge.
Parks & Rec wants your Santa letters
The Concord Parks & Recreation Department will be partnering with Santa and collecting letters for him.
Once Santa receives a letter, his reply (along with an envelope’s worth of reindeer landing dust and a recipe for Mrs. Claus’s famous sugar cookies) will find its way back to your child with the help of our friendly elves.
Please deliver your letters to Santa to our office at White Park (1 White St.) by Dec. 8. Cost is $5.
Learn about new soap company
Cap City Soap Co. is hosting a Soap’n House on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. at 84 Branch Turnpike, Unit 97.
Stop by, grab a glass of something, maybe a snack, and check out what I’ve got going on. I’ll have stuff to try and you can check out what’s available and get a sneak peek of what’s on my curing rack.
If you wanted to pick up some gifts for your friends or family, you can. And if you don’t see something that tickles your fancy, we can work together to special order something tailored to your preference.
This is a stop-in event so feel free to come at any time and stay as long as you like.
Tax rates set for Concord, Penacook
The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has approved the city of Concord’s 2017 tax rates.
Concord total tax rate is $28.24, a 3.77 percent increase.
Penacook total tax rate is $33.92, a 3.45 percent increase.
If you have any questions, please call Brian LeBrun, Deputy City Manager – Finance, at 225-8583.
Trout Unlimted meeting Thursday
Join Basil W. Woods Jr. Chapter Trout Unlimited on Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests for what promises to be a very entertaining and informative program on “Dry-Fly-Fishing the Elusive Worm Hatch for Striped Bass Along Rhode Island’s South Shore,” presented by Alan Erdossy.
Erdossy, along with his partner Angus Boezeman, are the proprietors of Broadside International, a New England fly-fishing institution. Together, they have conducted fly-fishing schools throughout New England, and provide guiding and outfitting services throughout the Northeastern states, the Canadian Maritimes and even as far as Labrador.
Erdossy has been orchestrating this Rhode Island trip for over a decade and will fill us in on the timing, the equipment, the techniques – and, of course, the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of this unique fishing experience.
Concord TV social media workshops
Facebook, Instagram, YouTube: three of the platforms every artist, business or nonprofit should understand in order to share their message and grow their audience.
ConcordTV is hosting a social media workshop on Dec. 1 that covers the basics of these three social media platforms, where you’ll learn functionality, optimization and how to make social media part of your routine, without feeling overwhelmed. Cost is $25.
Everyone has a story to tell about themselves, their business, their band. But how do you stand out in the multitude of social media platforms and endless video content begging for the attention of their audience?
This ConcordTV video marketing workshop, while covering the technical aspects of recording/editing video, dives into the concept of telling your story with authenticity and clarity.
The workshop is Jan. 26. Cost is $75 and lunch is provided.
Sign up by Nov. 30 for both workshops and save $25 (both workshops for $75).
To register, contact Jim or Doris at ConcordTV at 226-8872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climbing film to be shown at Evo
Reel Rock 12 will be showing at EVO Rock + Fitness on Friday at 8 p.m.
Come early to climb, hangout and eat some delicious Spanish-American food from Made with Love 603.
Food will be available for purchase from 6 to 8p.m.
We will have a raffle, benefiting the Rumney Climbers Association, featuring prizes from Friction Labs, Sterling, Prana, Mammut, Adidas and more!
Cost is $18.
America Recycles Day is Wednesday
Over the last nine years, recycling in Concord has increased by 115 percent.
In 2016, 4,868 tons (which is nearly equivalent to 10 million pounds) of recycling was collected. This compares to 8,740 tons of trash collected last year. Nationally, the recycling rate is 34 percent and has increased significantly over the past 30 years.
Still, more can be done. The United States is a top trash generator in the world. However, Americans can be oblivious to just how much trash accumulates since it becomes “out of sight, out of mind” thanks to proper waste management. Reducing solid waste and increasing recycling has been a big priority for the city of Concord. Concord has successfully reduced trash tonnage by 40 percent with the introduction of the city’s Pay-As- You-Throw trash bags in 2009. Unit-based pricing systems have proven to reduce trash volumes and increase recycling rates. Single-stream recycling is another initiative by the city to make recycling easy without the hassle of sorting materials.
“Everyone can do a little bit more to recycle – whether it is to learn more about recyclable materials, reduce waste by recycling more household items, or encouraging others to do their part,” says Adam Clark, solid waste manager for the city.
Get involved by participating in America Recycles Day on Wednesday. America Recycles Day is a nationwide initiative by Keep America Beautiful dedicated to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. Concord General Services is requesting Concord residents to visit AmericaRecyclesDay.org to take the #BeRecycled Pledge now through America Recycles Day.
Concord residents that take the pledge can share it on Facebook or Twitter and tag Concord General Services (@ConcordNHGS). Let’s all pledge to do more to reduce waste. Visit concordnh.gov/solidwaste for more information.
Minimalism group to meet Thursday
Could your life be better with less?
Join the Concord Simple Living/Minimalism Group as we consider the question: “How could your life be better with less?”
Less stuff; less debts; less stress; less work hours.
The group meets the first and third Thursday (this week) of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Constantly Pizza, 39 S. Main St.
For more, email email@example.com or visit r3volutionconsulting.com/meetup.
Walk-in clinic slated for Nov. 22
Concord Regional VNA offers Walk-In Wednesday on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center, 26 Commercial St. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the same time.
Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional VNA team member is available to meet with people individually regarding their specific concerns.
Whether it is in-home support, caregiver resources, community health services or questions regarding advance directives, we are here to help.
This free program is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is not required. For more information, call 224-4093 or 1-800-924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit crvna.org.
New fixed rate program launched
The EDvestinU Student Loan Lending & Refinancing Program of the nonprofit New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Program (NHHELCO) announced the launch of fixed rate private undergraduate and graduate student loans nationally.
Expanding upon its nonprofit mission, NHHELCO now offers fixed rates to students outside of New Hampshire or to those students attending a New Hampshire college or university with competitive interest rates, zero application fees, and student loan servicing from its nationally recognized sister organization Granite State Management & Resources.
EDvestinU’s fixed Annual Percentage Rates (APR) range from 4.516 percent to 9.260 percent with enrollment in autopay. Borrowers may select from three possible repayment plans during the application process. Borrowers may also choose an EDvestinU variable rate loan with APRs ranging from 3.246 percent to 9.164 percent, also with enrollment in autopay.
For more information, visit edvestinu.com or call 227-5423.
Two events at Gibson’s Bookstore
Join Gibson’s Bookstore for an afternoon chat and book signing with Tomie dePaola on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Have you or your child ever had a burning question that you wanted to ask this legendary author/illustrator? We’ll have a Q&A and chat, and then dePaola will sign any of his titles for you.
Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide, and he is one of the only people to have received both the Caldecott Honor Award (Strega Nona) and the Newbery Honor Award (26 Fairmount Avenue).
On Sunday, Erin Bowman will read from her new young adult western, Retribution Rails at Gibson’s at 2 p.m. This thrilling companion set in the Wild West 10 years after the events of Vengeance Road, a young outlaw and an aspiring journalist learn the hard way that you can’t outrun the past or your demons, especially when gold and revenge are nipping at your heels.
Activists sought for task force
AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteer activists from across the state to become a member of its Capital City Task Force and work on a variety of legislative issues including health care, livable communities, caregiving, choices in long-term care and financial security.
“The Capital City Task Force is a group of dedicated volunteers interested in aging issues,” said AARP New Hampshire Director of Advocacy Doug McNutt. “During the legislative session in Concord, CCTF members meet once a month to monitor legislation. They also attend hearings, talk with elected officials, craft letters to the editor or testify at legislative hearings.”
There will be a 60-minute informational session in Concord on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. at AARP New Hampshire, 45 S. Main St. Registration is required at aarp.cvent.com/ConcordCCTF.
“New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country and there’s a lot of work,” concluded McNutt.
To find out more about AARP activities, visit aarp.org/nh, facebook.com/aarpnh or twitter.com/aarpnh.
Parking study forum at Red River
There will be a parking study public forum at Red River Theatres on Thursday at 8 a.m.
Learn about the parking committee’s final recommendations and give your feedback to the city. The forum is open to the public.
For more info, contact Matt Walsh, director of redevelopment, downtown services and special projects at 225-8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.