Bulletin Board: Addiction support, seal water leaks, 5K run

Run a 5K at Rollins Park on Saturday

The Frank Monahan Foundation 5K will be held on Saturday at Rollins Park at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Concord Parks & Rec and Tedy’s Team. The foundation is hoping to help rebuild the basketball and tennis court at Rollins Park from this event. Cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for children 12 years old and younger.

The first 100 runners that register receive a free Frank Monahan Foundation 5K T-shirt.

For more information, email marshall@frankmonahanfoundation.org.

Marshall Crane

Jazz sanctuary at First Church

The pursuit of happiness will be the focus of this Sunday’s Jazz Sanctuary – First Church/Third Sunday with the theme, “Saving Paradise – The Jazz of Here and Now!” Vocalist and Pastor Emilia Halstead will be joined by well-known local jazz flutist and saxophonist, Tim Sink, and The WildVine Jazz Sanctuary House Band of Jock Irvine, Ed Raczka and Tim Wildman.

The jazz set begins at 1 p.m. with the jazz worship experience at 1:30. There is no admission and all are welcome.

Tim Wildman

Addiction loss support group

Concord Regional VNA will hold Loss After Addiction drop-in discussion group, a new offering for anyone adjusting to the death of a loved one to addiction, on March 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. Loss After Addiction will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at the same time.

Registration is not required. For more information, call 224-4093 or 1-800-924-8620, ext. 2828 or email carmella.dow@crvna.org.

Andy Morse

Stamp collectors to meet March 20

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on March 20 at 1 p.m.

We invite all who are interested in stamp collecting to attend, share their interest, buy, sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues.

Gain new insight and knowledge, sharing news articles and stories abut stamp collecting. Learn of the latest cutting edge information on stamp collecting.

For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

Dan Day

Business showcase at Grappone Center

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Showcase on Monday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave.

Up to 100 Chamber exhibitors will be participating in the event, and a host of members in the restaurant industry will showcase their unique specialties.

Tickets are $10 and all are welcome. Register at concordnhchamber.com.

Concord Chamber

Moose Plate grant applications open

The N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is now accepting letters of intent for its three 2018 Conservation License Plate Grant Programs.

“Moose Plate” grants support the restoration, preservation and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage.

Letters of intent are due April 27 and must provide both a brief description of the project – 250 words or fewer – and acknowledge that the resource seeking funding is publicly owned. Organizations whose letters are approved will be invited to submit a full application by June 15.

Three of the DNCR’s divisions support grant programs through Moose Plate funding: the State Library, the State Council on the Arts and the Division of Historical Resources.

Each division’s grant program has specific requirements and applicants may only apply to one grant program in a given year.

More information about each grant program is available at nh.gov/nhculture/ grants.htm.

For more information about the program, including how to purchase a Moose Plate, visit mooseplate.com.

Shelly Angers

Sign up for diabetes program

If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make small changes that yield big rewards.

Risk factors for developing diabetes include a family history of diabetes, being over 45 years of age, being overweight or obese, having a history of gestational diabetes, and being physically active less than three times per week.

Without intervention, 15 to 30 percent of individuals who are at risk will develop diabetes within five years.

In this year long program, gain access to: 18 classes during the first six months; Monthly follow-up classes for six months; A personal health coach for one year; Tools and resources needed for lifestyle change.

Program start dates are Wednesday, May 9 from noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday, May 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $99, and financial assistance is available. To register, call Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion at 230-7300 or visit concordhospital.org/ classes-events.

Jennifer Dearborn

Wednesdays’ Wisdom this week

This month’s Wednesdays’ Wisdom will be held this week at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tony Schinella, creator of Concord Patch, will present, “All Of This And Nothing, Too: Images And Random Thoughts About Modern Times.”

It is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks) event. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mill Brook Gallery

Discussion at NEC Concord March 20

Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire at NEC Concord, 62 N. Main St., on March 20, as former governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson talks about the need for diplomacy in dealing with the situation in North Korea and the crisis in Myanmar. Both of these issues provide strategic challenges for the United States for unique reasons.

The event costs $20 and will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

World Affairs Council

It’s fix a leak week in these parts

Water leaks can be a royal pain! Leaks can waste a lot of water and can lead to outrageous utility bills. A leaky faucet, toilet, showerhead, or irrigation system may seem harmless, but more than 10,000 gallons of water are wasted each year from leaks in the average household. Find and fix leaks in celebration of EPA WaterSense’s Fix A Leak Week, March 19 to 25.

Sometimes leaks can be silent and go undetected until noticing an increase in your water bill. Water customers are encouraged to monitor bills and consumption to notice fluctuations.

In celebration of Fix A Leak Week, Concord General Services is hosting a “Royal Leak Detection” contest. Concord residents can enter the contest by sharing how they find and fix water leaks for a chance to win a free new “throne” (WaterSense labeled toilet). Residents can enter by submitting a form (available at Concord General Services’ water billing office at 311 N. State St. and online at concordnh.gov/leaks) or by tagging Concord General Services on Facebook or Twitter @ConcordNHGS with how they find or fix leaks.

Residents can double their chance to win by entering the contest both ways! All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on March 23.

Concord General Services is also offering free Toilet Leak Dye Test Kits at their water billing office for residents to perform a quick and easy toilet leak test.

Find more information and watch Concord General Services’ new video, “How To Find Water Leaks At Home” at concordnh.gov/leaks.

Angelina Zulkic

Author: Insider Staff

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