Bulletin Board: Flag football, CYPN event and crosswalks

Composer concert at St. Paul’s church

Join St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a relaxing yet inspiring concert of living classical composers with the Artful Noise String Quartet. The Seacoast-based group will perform the work of Geoffrey Hudson, Gwyneth Walker, Steven Kukla, Jennifer Higdon – as well as New Hampshire composer William Fletcher.

There is no charge for the Aug. 15 concert, but donations will be accepted at the door. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

AshleyJane Boots

Learn to build a spending plan

Join N.H. Federal Credit Union Center for Finance & Education for Build Your Savings & Spending Plan on Aug. 14 from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Stop thinking about it as a budget – build a plan to get you what you want out of your life and your hard-earned wages. Building a spending plan you can work with is the first step. Come to this class for tips and lessons to help you build your spending plan and enhance your savings skills.

There is a nominal fee to reserve your seat which will be refunded when you attend the class. Non-attendance will result in the forfeiture of your reservation fee. Class is open to the public and registration is required.

Michele Perry

Author to talk about traveling

A trip to the Mediterranean – who wouldn’t be thrilled? Beth Daigle presents her memoir of anxious adventure, Musing Mediterranean: Fun, Family, and Faraway Places Transform an Anxious Traveler at Gibson’s Bookstore on Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Beth Daigle should be doing back flips as she prepares to escape her humdrum suburban life, but travel anxiety gets the best of her. This is a trip of a lifetime, something to look forward to, yet Daigle is dreading it.

The event is free and open to the public.

Elisabeth Jewell

Addiction loss group on Aug. 15

Concord Regional VNA holds Loss After Addiction Drop-In Discussion Group for anyone adjusting to the death of a loved one to addiction on Aug. 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. Loss After Addiction is held on the third Wednesday of each month at the same time.

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

Andy Morse

Visit open house at NHTI Aug. 15

Explore NHTI at our summer open house on Aug. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center/Wellness Center Gym. Learn about our 90-plus academic programs, tour our 240-acre campus and find out about campus life at NHTI. Meet current and former students, academic department heads and representatives from admissions and financial aid.

Contact the admissions office at 230-4011 or nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu for further information. Open to all prospective students and their families.

We also have “Drop-in Tuesdays” weekly from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Get a 15-minute overview of the college and bring your questions for admissions and financial aid representatives. Campus tours available for those who arrive by 5:15 p.m. Or schedule a tour at your convenience at nhti.edu/sign-campus-tour.

Doug Schwarz

Park and Rec to offer flag football

Concord Parks & Recreation is excited to offer NFL Flag Football – a league for boys and girls, ages 6 to 11. This league will provide boys and girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football while playing in a safe environment.

The league runs Sundays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21. Ages 6 to 8 will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 9 to 11 meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and ages 12 to 14 meet 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Final signup deadline is Aug. 24.

John Dennett

CYPN to host event at Rollins Park

The Concord Young Professionals Network’s August Networking event will be held Aug. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Rollins Park in partnership with Associated Builders & Contractors Young Professionals Group.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the event.

This month’s Business After Hours is scheduled for Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., hosted by Frank Webb Home, 46 Henniker St. Cost for Chamber members is $7 prepaid/$10 at the door. Guests and non-members must call in advance.

Register for both events at concordnhchamber.com.

Kristina Carlson

AARP looking for tax volunteers

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned.

The program is seeking volunteer tax preparers, client facilitators, those who can provide technical and management assistance and interpreters. Every level of experience is welcome. Volunteer tax preparers complete tax preparation training and IRS certification.

Last year, 292 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 19,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 50 sites in the Granite State, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.

Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide.

To learn about our volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277).

Jamie Bulen

City working to fix crosswalks issue

The patches of pavement currently covering some of Concord’s Main Street crosswalks are only temporary. The city’s Engineering Department is working to hire a contractor to make the necessary permanent repairs. We are hoping to have this work completed in late August or September.

The plan is to implement a heavy-duty paver design with a layer of asphalt mix between the existing concrete and the bricks pavers to prevent the bricks from coming loose and shifting. The repairs will be made using funds left over from the Main Street Complete Streets project.

“We have received several questions about this, and want let the public know that the pavement patches in the crosswalks are just temporary fixes until this work begins,” said city Engineer David Cedarholm. “We appreciate the community’s patience as the city works to resolve this matter.”

Stefanie Phillips

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