Bulletin Board: Concerts, gardening and networking event

Concert series kicks off June 26

The Summer Concerts on the Green series at Presidential Oaks kicks off June 26 and will continue weekly through Aug. 7.

With the historic Odd Fellows Home as a backdrop, the public is welcome to join us and relax on the plush, green lawn in a comfortable chair while enjoying complimentary popcorn and bottled water during each performance.

Opening the music season for the third consecutive year is the Nevers’ Second Regiment Band, with a variety of patriotic, musicals, pop tunes and more on tap. Special guest for the evening will be Merrimack Valley Middle School student Alyssa Ishii, winner of the annual Presidential Oaks Grandparent Essay Contest. Ishii will be honored for her achievement as part of the evening festivities.

Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will move inside to the Presidential Oaks Auditorium.

There is no cost to attend the concerts. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, however seating will also be provided.

For guests looking to enjoy a full evening out, dinner is also available by reservation prior to each concert. Meals are $8 per person and include a full entree, dessert and beverages. Filet of fish sandwich, mandarin chicken salad, vegetable quiche and marinated chicken wraps are just a few of the featured items on the menus. Seating is limited for the dinners, which begin at 5 p.m. Reservations may be made by contacting Krista Marrs, director of communications and marketing, at 724-6111 or marketing@presidentialoaks.org. Presidential Oaks is located at 200 Pleasant St.

Krista Marrs

Free concert at Penacook church

On Friday evening at 7 p.m., the United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring Triplepoint Trio, a New Haven, Conn.-based jazz band. Band members include Doug Perry (vibes/percussion), Sam Suggs (bass/keyboards), and Jonny Allen (drums/percussion). Learn more about the Triplepoint Trio and enjoy samples of their work at soundcloud.com/triplepointtrio.

The concert is free and open to the public. Directions to United Church and additional information about this concert are available at ucpnh.org.

This trio will be in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this month. Avaloch provides a unique opportunity for chamber music and jazz ensembles to have the time and space to work intensively on repertoire, prepare for recordings, concerts or competitions, or work with composers.

Lynne Raleigh

Landscaping and gardening program

UNH Cooperative Extension will present a program on “Gardening and Landscaping” on June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Baker Free Library, 509 South St. in Bow.

The presenters will be UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist Jeremy DeLisle and extension educators Emma Erler and Rachel Maccini, who will cover the subjects of growing fruits and vegetables at home, ornamental landscaping (including native plants) and integrated pest management for the home, yard and garden. Following their presentations, there will be time for questions and answers.

Please note that the parking for this event is limited to the following areas: The Bow Mills Methodist Church parking lot, the Casa Del Bambini parking lot and the Bovie Screening Company parking lot which are all adjacent to the library and short distances with easy access to the Library. (This is a courtesy to library patrons who need direct access to the library during its open hours).

For questions, call coordinator Nate Bernitz at 351-3831 or UNH Cooperative Extension at 862-1520, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This program is free and is open to the general public. No registration is required.

Joyce Kimball

CYPN networking event Wednesday

Join the Concord Young Professionals Network for its June networking event on Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St.

Admission is complimentary, but registration is required at concordnhchamber.com.

Kristina Carlson

Property tax relief available

Property owners who owned their homes on April 1, 2017, may apply to the State of New Hampshire for relief of a portion of the state education property tax. There is no age requirement or asset limit for this program. A single person whose total household income was $20,000 or less in 2017, and married persons or heads of New Hampshire households with total household income of $40,000 or less may apply.

Applications for the State of New Hampshire’s Low and Moderate Income Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief Program are available at revenue.nh.gov/forms/ low-moderate.htm or may be obtained from the city’s Assessing Office located in City Hall, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms and documentation should be mailed to the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration, Document Processing Division, P.O. Box 299, Concord, NH 03302-0299 and must be postmarked no later than June 30.

Applicants will need a copy of their January or March 2018 tax bill and a copy of their 2017 Federal tax return. If the property is in a trust, a copy of the entire trust document must be submitted. The Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) is offering a workshop in Concord at the DRA offices on Thursday.

For more information, call the N.H. Department of Revenue at 230-5920.

City memo

Rivers Council annual meeting

The New Hampshire Rivers Council 2018 annual meeting will be held June 26 at Granite Shore Power (former Eversource location), 431 River Road on the Merrimack River in Bow.

There will be a program, “Resiliency on the Suncook River: Perspective after 11 years of analysis and construction” with Stephen Landry, State Nonpoint Source Manager at N.H. Department of Environmental Services

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome

Space is limited so visit eventbrite.com and search rivers council in Concord. Registration is required.

Rivers Council

VNA offering Walk-In Wednesday

Concord Regional VNA offers Walk-In Wednesday on June 27 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.

Andy Morse

Author: Insider Staff

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