AARP offers free tax assistance
From Jan. 29 through April 15, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers across the Granite State. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 51st year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. There is no fee for this service and you do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to use this service.
Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code. The program is offered at 47 sites including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
To locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in a New Hampshire community near you (Concord locations include Horseshoe Pond Place and Havenwood Heritage Heights) and/or to make an appointment, visit nhtaxhelp.org or call the Granite United Way at 211.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
Grandparents group meeting
Join the Broken Ground School community on Tuesday, Jan. 29 for Grandparents Raising Grandchilren. We will discuss the joys and challenges of raising grandchildren and explore a variety of topics that help support this important parenting journey.
A light family meal and child care/ children’s program will be offered. Register with Ruth Christino at 225-0855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting to discuss former Rivco site
On Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Merrimack Valley High School cafeteria, the Penacook Village Association is sponsoring a public meeting on the proposed changes to the former Rivco property. All are invited.
VNA to offer Aging Mastery Program
Concord Regional VNA is offering a 10-week Aging Mastery Program, a nationwide program from the National Council on Aging. The program is designed to engage older adults in a fun and innovative way that empowers them to embrace their longevity and address their physical, financial and emotional wellness. It begins Monday, Feb. 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at GoodLife Programs & Activities, 254 N. State St.
The 10 core classes are focused on:
Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery
Exercise and You
Healthy Eating and Hydration
There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit crvna.org.
Newly bereaved discussion group
Concord Regional VNA is offering a Newly Bereaved Discussion Group on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. Groups are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the same time.
This session provides grief education and support for those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2828 or email email@example.com.
NHTI to screen ‘The Lost Bird Project’
The NHTI Film Society proudly presents The Lost Bird Project on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Auditorium. The 63-minute, unrated film follows the stories of five birds driven to extinction in modern times, and sculptor Todd McGrain’s project to memorialize them. Admission is by donation ($5 suggested); free with an NHTI student ID. For more information, contact Steve Ambra at 271-6484, ext. 4101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sing for Suncook Valley Chorale
Curious about the Suncook Valley Chorale? Open Sings are your chance to check us out. We will hold an open sing on Monday, Feb. 4 at Concord High School, 170 Warren St., at 6:30 p.m. We’ll sing through our new program and meet our fellow singers. The Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorus based in Concord. For more information, find us Facebook or visit svcnh.org.
Suncook Valley Chorale
Dave Anderson to lecture at NHTI
On Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m., NHTI presents the next event in its Wings of Knowledge lecture series for the 2018-19 academic year. Noted Forest Society naturalist Dave Anderson presents “Sweet Ramblings About All Things Maple Syrup – Myth, Magic, and Realities.”
In a time of changing climate, what does the future hold for forests, maple sugaring and New Hampshire traditions? Come find out at this free event. The lecture will take place in the library’s living room.
Reserve spot at Sweetheart Dinner
Love is in the air at Presidential Oaks Retirement Community as Valentine’s Day approaches fast. Reserve your reservation now for the Oaks’ annual Sweetheart Dinner.
The Sweetheart Dinner will be held Feb. 14 at noon in the Dining Room of Presidential Oaks Retirement Living. Guests will dine on a delicious and hearty menu featuring chicken cordon bleu with supreme sauce, au gratin potato, buttered peas and a delectable red velvet Valentine’s Day cupcake for dessert.
Reservations may be made by calling Krista Marrs at 724-6111. Tickets are $12 each or $20 per couple.