Imagine a Day Without Water
Wednesday, Oct. 23 is “Imagine a Day Without Water.” This annual campaign is hosted by the Value of Water Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of water in our daily lives and imagining what even a single day without access to water would mean for a community.
The public is invited to participate in this campaign by joining Concord General Services for an open house of their water facilities. Attend the open house of Concord’s Water Treatment Facility located at 53 Hutchins St. and/or of Concord’s Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 125 Hall St. on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate the importance of water by touring the facilities and learning more about Concord’s water infrastructure.
Approximately 4 million gallons of water travel through the City of Concord’s water distribution system each day to provide the community with access to clean tap water. Concord General Services maintains approximately 172 miles of distribution pipe to keep resources constantly flowing. Wastewater is then collected through roughly 168 miles of sanitary sewer pipe to recover resources and protect the quality of the Merrimack River.
Water is a vital component to public health, safety, and even economic activity. Out of sight and out of mind is a massive network underground of water systems that work 24/7 to distribute water to and from homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. Infrastructure that transport this valuable resource are aging and meeting increased demand with growing communities. It’s imperative that infrastructure is valued and maintained to provide water resources for future generations. Let’s all remember the value of water. Learn more about Concord’s water at concordnh.gov/water.
ConcordTV PSA Day
Tape your free nonprofit public service announcement in ConcordTV’s professional TV studio. You can use your PSA on your organization’s website, Facebook page, YouTube channel or in your e-newsletter. It’s easy to book your taping – just call 226-8872 to get the specifics and schedule your appointment on Wednesday, Oct. 23. PSA taping will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ConcordTV Studio, 170 Warren St., Concord High School, Entrance D.
Music Week at First Cong. Church
Music Week this week at Concord’s First Congregational Church (177 N. Main St.) will commence Wednesday evening with a free concert in the church’s sanctuary by the professional classical violin and piano duo of Duwors and Niekawa, also known as duo526. These musicians are currently in residence at Avoloch Farm, a retreat for musicians in Boscawen, and are delighted to share their talents in this musical offering. On Saturday evening The Tall Granite Big Band will be performing a jazz concert in the church’s sanctuary to benefit The Family Promise of Greater Concord, an agency for homeless families, at 7 p.m. Vocalist and First Congregational Pastor, Emilia Halstead, will headline this performance with a $10 donation to Family Promise at the door. Finally, at the Church’s 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship, professional classical soprano Mary Bonhag and her piano accompanist, also in residence at Avaloch Farm, will perform during the service. There is no charge for this performance. All are welcome at Music Week at First Church.
Show at Capitol Center canceled
The One Funny Mother performance scheduled for Saturday at the Capitol Center for the Arts has been canceled. The box office will be issuing refunds, including all ticket fees, to all ticketholders. These ticketholders have already been notified. If someone purchased a ticket and has not heard from the CCA yet, they should call the box office at 225-1111.
Craft fair and lunch at West Church
Check out crafts, food, home-baked goodies, Rada Knives, jewelry, red-white-and-blue table and Christmas items at the craft fair and lunch at West Congregational Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop and rest and have some lunch and try some pie! Sponsored by West Congregational Church.
Not Just Clothing drive closes Oct. 30
The Epilepsy Foundation and East Congregational Church are working together on a “Not Just Clothing” drive, and time is running out.
Any clean and dry fabric item in very good condition qualifies, including clothing, uniforms, costumes, linens, towels, drapes / curtains, sheets, tablecloths, cloth napkins, pot holders, blankets, bedspreads, comforters, shoes, cloth tote bags and pocketbooks. All items must be clean and in very good condition, with no repairs needed. The last day to donate items this year is Oct. 30.
Donations can be dropped off at any time in the orange bin at the top of the ramp on the south side of the church at 51 Mountain Road. Please bring donations in plastic bags.
For directions, go to eastchurchucc.org or call 224-9242.
Concord Hospital earns high honors
Readers of Parenting New Hampshire chose Concord Hospital as a “Family Favorite” award recipient for:
Greater Concord Medical Center or Hospital – Concord Hospital
Greater Concord Urgent or Immediate Care Center – Concord Hospital Walk-In Urgent Care
Greater Concord Birthing Center or Hospital – Concord Hospital The Family Place
Family Favorites, now in its ninth year, is an award program that recognizes the places, people and things that make New Hampshire a great place to raise a family.
The Family Favorite Awards voting took place online from July 15 through Aug. 15. The magazine received more than 1,000 votes over the time period. The results of the reader’s poll will appear in the November 2019 issue of Parenting New Hampshire. A complete list of winners will also be posted at parentingnh.com.
Parenting New Hampshire is the state’s premier parenting magazine and a resource for families who live in or visit New Hampshire throughout the year.
Nonprofit group has new series
The NH Center for Nonprofits is launching a Nonprofit Financial Leadership Series to help New Hampshire nonprofit leaders advance their financial leadership capacity. Supported by funding from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority L5 Capacity Building Program, this experiential learning series will feature nationally recognized author and speaker Steve Zimmerman, who will provide six monthly webinars and an in-person workshop.
Developed with an understanding of the day-to-day pressures that nonprofit executives and board members face, the curriculum will provide practical takeaways that participants can implement immediately to strengthen their organization.
Topics that will be covered include:
Understanding & Assessing Financial Health
Determining True Program Cost & Profitability
The Art & Science of Budgeting
Telling Your Financial Story: Dashboard Driving
The Sustainability Mindset
To learn more about the series and to register, visit nhnonprofits.org/financial_leadership.