Bulletin Board: Grange awards, State of the City and stamps

Concord Grange to host awards night

The Concord Grange #322 will celebrate Grange Month with their 42nd annual Community Awards Night on Monday at 7 p.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 48 Airport Road.

The Grange will honor the police officer, firefighter, citizen and educator of the year, along with awards for public service, community spirit, state police officer and lifetime achievement awards.

In addition, the Grange will honor members who have reached various milestones in their years of membership.

Concord Grange began as Pineconia Grange on the Concord Plains 104 years ago. The Grange was organized as an agricultural organization with a strong community service program. It meets on the fourth Monday of each month, March through November. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall.

Monday’s meeting is open to the public. Contact Grange Master Dick Patten at 496-2917 for more information.

Dick Patten

Stamp collectors to meet April 17

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will meet at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on April 17, beginning 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.

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

Dan Day

Teacher conversion program info night

On Monday, NHTI will hold an information night for people interested in the school’s Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP). 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.

Find out more about becoming a teacher. Explore how a career as a teacher will make a difference in your life — and the lives of others.

Visit nhti.edu/tecp_ info_night to register for the event, or contact Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D., Department Head, at kdunn@ccsnh.edu or 271-6484, ext. 4163 to find out more.

Doug Schwarz

Passion for Caring at Company C

Concord Regional VNA’s Passion for Caring is May 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. hosted by Company C, 102 Old Turnpike Road. Proceeds from this event benefits the VNA.

Enjoy hor d’oeurves and refreshments, chat with friends and colleagues, and browse our silent auction items while listening to music from the Jazz Dogs. Maureen Gilbert-Thibault, RN, is being honored with the Kay Sidway Award, and Susan Heinecke is being named the Donor Recognition Award recipient.

The Eugene and Anne Slusser/Concord Regional VNA Scholarship recipient will also be presented.

Additionally, Company C is donating 20 percent of all sales during the event to support CRVNA.

Reservations for the Passion for Caring benefit are available for $50 per person. Make your reservations at crvna.org or call 230-5664.

Andy Morse

State of the City forum Thursday

Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce for its upcoming forum: State of the City on Thursday from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St.

The annual State of the City breakfast forum features Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and City Manager Tom Aspell. Reserve your seat and get the scoop on high-priority city initiatives for the coming year.

As a special feature of this year’s event, we will recognize the city of Concord’s Police Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year.

Cost, which includes breakfast, is $20 for Chamber members; $30 for non-members.

Concord Chamber

Extended hours for spring vacation

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day for spring vacation, beginning Saturday through April 29. Spring vacation presents the last chance for visitors to check out the Discovery Center’s special international exhibition on the scientific method, “True or False.”

During spring vacation, the Discovery Center will offer planetarium shows throughout the day – including the Discovery Center’s National Geographic production, Wildest Weather in the Solar System. The Discovery Center’s Countdown Café will also be open every day.

For more information about admission and shows, visit starhop.com.

Jeanne Gerulskis

Cribbage event to benefit nonprofit

Join the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA), the leading provider of continuing education for addiction professionals in the state, on April 27 for a fun night of cribbage at their Concord offices located at 130 Pembroke Road.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with play to begin at 5. Cost is $20 per person to play; groups of four can play for $60. The event is limited to 40 participants; registration is encouraged. To register, email traininginstitute@nhadaca.org or call 225-7060.

The tournament will have two levels, beginner and advanced, with cash prizes for winners at both levels.

All proceeds will benefit NHADACA, whose goal is to use education and advocacy to enhance the knowledge and skills of addiction professionals, increase awareness of addiction issues in New Hampshire and promote programs and policies that ensure access to high quality services for New Hampshire citizens struggling with addiction.

To learn more, visit NHADACA.org or call 225-7060.

Bridgett Taylor

Trails committee hike Saturday

The Concord Trails Committee is hosting a spring hike up the Oak Hill Trail on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The route is about 3.4 miles, so plan for about two hours. It’s a moderate, hillier hike with steep sections. Bring water and a snack.

Meet at the Oak Hills Trail parking lot off Shaker Road. The trail is map 12 at  concordnh.gov/trails.

For more, email bfenstermacher@concordnh.gov or call 225-8515.

City memo

Spring concert  at NHTI April 27

On April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center Gym, the NHTI Campus Activities Board proudly presents its annual spring concert featuring Manchester-based Recycled Percussion.

This event is open to the public. Admission is $15 ($10 for NHTI students and alumni), with tickets available at eventbrite.com/e/ nhti-cabs-annual-spring-show-tickets-43037118179. Parking is available starting at 5:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Seating is general admission.

Doug Schwarz

Author: Insider Staff

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