Announcements of October 5, 2021


Posted: 07/10/2021 11:25:36 AM

Hillsborough Harvest dance

Tickets are on sale now for the Hillsborough Community Center’s inaugural Harvest Dance and Silent Auction Fundraiser on November 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the American Legion in Hillsboro. Tickets cost $ 10 for individuals, $ 15 for couples. Live music will be performed by Lonesome Train. To view a gallery of silent auction items or to purchase tickets, visit our website at hccnh.org/dance. The profits will be used to purchase land for a future regional community center.

Concorde WaterSense competition

Concord General Services is hosting its annual EZ Pay for WaterSense contest, inviting Concord Water customers to register for the City of Concord’s EZ Pay program for a chance to win a Shower Better Bundle. The competition is being held in its eighth year to celebrate October being National Energy Awareness Month and EPA WaterSense’s Best Shower Month. Three Concord water and sewerage customers who register for EZ Pay and submit a contest entry form by 5:00 p.m. on October 29 will be selected to win a Better Shower set. Each set includes a WaterSense-labeled shower head, eco-friendly products from Bona Fide Green Goods, a shower timer and other shower accessories to enjoy a luxurious shower while saving water, reducing water consumption. energy and perhaps even reducing utility costs. EZ Pay is an automatic payment program that transfers money from a customer’s authorized bank account to their utility account for scheduled monthly bill payments. Customers can also sign up for electronic invoicing on the contest entry form to double their chance to win. Electronic invoicing enrollment options include the choice of receiving paperless PDF invoices by email or receiving both electronic invoices and a paper invoice statement by mail. The US EPA’s WaterSense program is a resource for water conservation and a label for water efficient products. WaterSense labeled products are certified to use at least 20% less water, save energy, and perform as well or better than regular models. The Town of Concord has been a WaterSense promotional partner since 2014 to encourage water conservation and preserve Concord’s public water supply. In addition to including a WaterSense-labeled shower head, Concord General Services is partnering with Bona Fide Green Goods this year to offer more environmentally friendly shower products. Items donated by Bona Fide Green Goods include rope-free soap, plastic-free exfoliating soap backing bags, NH-made shampoo bars, and non-toxic, fragrance-free bath bombs. Shower better in October and enter the EZ Pay for WaterSense contest. More information, official contest rules and forms are available at concordnh.gov/watersense, 311 North State Street, or by calling the Utility Billing Office at 603-225-8693.

Londonderry Open house of the Aviation Museum

Would you like to be part of a community of people who love airplanes and aviation? Would you like to make a difference, help a good cause and have fun doing it? Then, you are invited to attend the next New Hampshire Aviation Museum Volunteer Open Day, scheduled for Tuesday, October 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During the Museum Volunteer Open Day, you meet current volunteers and learn about the many ways to help the Aviation Museum fulfill its mission. The open house will take place at the museum, located at 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry. Face coverings will be required; installation complies with all local guidelines and CDC Covid-19. If you plan to attend, please call (603) 669-4877 and leave a message with your name, or email [email protected]

Portsmouth New England Black Conference

The Black Heritage Trail is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s Black New England conference. The awards dinner will be held on October 22 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Politics at Saint Anselms College. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Livingston, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Livingston is a social psychologist and one of the country’s leading experts on the science behind prejudice and racism. His address, “Conversation”, is based on his book of the same title. It will illustrate how speaking and seeking the truth about racism can radically transform individuals. The awards dinner is included with full conference registration, or alone, virtually or in person. BHTNH will require proof of vaccination for all in-person event attendees. The two-day virtual conference will also feature two prominent lunchtime speakers. On October 22, from 12pm to 1pm, attendees will hear from Berwick Mahdi Davenport, aka “M”, social justice, anti-racist facilitator and pioneer in the field of life coaching. Mahdi is the wonder behind the ego reduction formula, which makes possible the integration of social and political consciousness with spiritual consciousness. His speech, Accountability and Truth-Telling, he will maintain that a movement without responsibility is like the roar of a toothless lion. Yvette Modestin, writer, poet, activist and mental health clinician, will deliver the lunchtime opening address on Saturday, October 23. She is the founder and executive director of Encuentro Diaspora Afro in Boston. She is the diaspora coordinator of a national and international network of Afro-Latin American women and their representative in the United Nations Office for Women and the African Union. Modestin has been recognized for her extraordinary work against racism. For more information on the Black New England Conference and to register, visit blackheritagetrailnh.org/black-new-england-conference or call 603-570-8469.

Writers’ conference

The New Hampshire Writers ‘Project is hosting its annual 603 Writers’ Conference virtually October 23 starting at 8:30 am with an in-depth conversation with special guest Geoffrey C. Ward; and culminates with NHWP’s signature Pitch Party which offers attendees the opportunity to make their best book pitch to a panel of professional literary agents, publishers, publishers and famous authors. In addition to the featured conversation and an afternoon roundtable between agents, editors and authors that explores ‘What makes a great story’, speakers will be able to participate in their selection of two of the 12 masterclasses that will take place. All day long. . All of the class presenters are industry professionals. Instructors and class names are available at nhwritersproject.org/2021-603. The NHWP offers the conference virtually via Zoom. To maintain an intimate setting, all virtual workshops are limited to 15 participants, so participants can be seen, interact and ask questions. More information about the conference, how to access it, and registration is available at nhwritersproject.org/2021-603. Anyone interested in attending the End of Day Pitch Party can get more information at nhwritersproject.org/pitch-party.


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