Bulletin Board: Spring fair, energy plan input and arts awards

Spring Fling Fair this Saturday

Join the fun at the Spring Fling Fair being held at East Congregational Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair will feature a silent auction, penny sale, crafts, plants, baked goods, gently used clothing, books, “Grandma’s Attic” and more!

Tickets for an expertly made twin size quilt will be available. Be sure to stop by the East Church cafe for a light breakfast or luncheon. The “Cinco de Mayo” deli will include tasty Mexican food to take home!

The church is located at 51 Mountain Road in East Concord, and is wheelchair accessible. For questions call 224-9242 or visit eastchurchucc.org.

Kay Garrigan

Grants available through Chamber

Educators in the Capital area are invited to apply for grants through the Chamber’s Business Grants for Teachers program.

The Greater Concord Chamber awards up to $5,000 (grant maximum $1,000) annually to teachers who have developed innovative teaching programs in Capital region schools.

To be considered, applicants must include projects that fit a specific educational need, are unique to their respective schools and are not supported by the school system’s annual budget.

The deadline to submit a grant application is May 31.

For more information about the program or to download an application, visit the Chamber’s website at ConcordNH-Chamber.com/ resources/business-grants-for-teachers or contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at 224-2508.

Kristina Carlson

Energy plan public input sessions

The Concord Energy and Environment Committee is hosting public input sessions for the 100% Renewable Energy Plan.

Join the Concord Energy & Environment Committee and city staff for a presentation on how the city plans to reach this ambitious goal. And, give your feedback on how you think the city can best achieve it. This is one of three sessions:

The next public sessions will be Saturday at the Penacook Community Center, 76 Community Drive, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Monday at City Council Chambers, 37 Green St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

Donna Reardon

Workshop for sheet pan cooking

A simple sheet pan makes for an easy foundation for many healthy meals that you can pop into your oven. Not only does a sheet pan supper allow the individual flavors of your ingredients to shine, it also guarantees the easiest clean-up ever!

Register for the Sheet Pan Supper workshop through AARP and learn how to cook an entire meal on a single baking sheet.

There’s even a special $5 workshop price for AARP members. And AARP members can bring one guest for an additional $5.

The workshop will be held May 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Center for Health Promotion, 49 S. Main St., Room 201.

Registration is required by calling 230-7300.

Jamie Bulen

Nominations for arts awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards.

The non-monetary awards, given every other year, publicly recognize outstanding contributions to the state’s arts and cultural life made by individuals, organizations and communities.

Categories for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards include: Arts Education, Arts in Health, Creative Communities, Distinguished Arts Leadership, Folk Heritage, Individual Arts Champion and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure, a lifetime achievement award.

To be eligible for nominations, individuals must reside in New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while living in New Hampshire; nominated organizations, cities and towns must be physically located in New Hampshire.

The deadline for nominations is June 30. To learn more and to see a list of previous awardees, visit nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/gaa/index.htm.

State Council on the Arts

Life After Loss discussion group

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering Life After Loss, an eight-week adult grief discussion group on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning May 8 at City Wide Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road in Concord.

The group size is limited to 12 participants and sessions are free. Registration is required. To register, call 224-4093 or 1-800- 924-8620, ext. 2828 or visit crvna.org.

Andrew Morse

Info night on NHTI teacher program

On Wednesday, May 1, NHTI will hold an information night for people interested its Teacher Education Conversion Programs. 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.

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

Doug Schwarz

Author: Insider Staff

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