We never forget our interview subjects

Remember Don Eckhardt? A few months ago, we forgot to credit him for a photo of Chance Anderson that we printed in the Insider. We were going to run a correction, but when we discovered that he had a PhD in geophysics and worked for NASA, we decided to interview him instead.
Last week, Don got in touch with us about a statue recently installed at the Elkins Public Library in Canterbury.

Artists go outside

On Sept. 7, 8 and 9, some of the region's most talented outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to the Concord area to participate in the fifth annual World Wide Paint Out.
NHPleinAir Artists invites all plein air artists from the region to join them on location from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on any or all of the three days:
Friday, Sept. 7 - Contoocook Village; Saturday, Sept. 8 - Dimond Hill Farm; and Sunday, Sept. 9 - Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

CCTV picks of the week

Ever wondered what's on your local television station? Well, now you know. Put that TiVo to work.

"The Yoga Show" with Karen
Host Karen Kenney is back with her popular "The Yoga Show." Watch, enjoy, and participate in an hour of relaxing yoga! Start the day off right Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m.

John Edwards Rally in Concord
Watch excerpts from the Aug. 25 John Edwards Rally at White Park. Produced by Penacook resident Cynthia Ouellette. Catch the program Monday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5 a.m. or 5 p.m.

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Family Storytime - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. in the Children's Room
Family Storytime meets by the fireplace in the Children’s Room every Wednesday morning. Each week you’ll hear new stories, try some fingerplays, learn some songs and have some fun! Registration is not required; all ages are invited.

Penacook Family Storytime - Tuesdays, 10 a.m. at the Penacook Branch Library

The raptors won't stop

From N.H. Audubon:

Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory Opens September 1
Rehabilitated hawks to be released on September 15

Business and Professional Women of Concord hold annual kick-off meeting

Attend our season kick off meeting with Robert McElwee who will share his
experience on Leading Successful Meetings! Bob is principal of Leadership
Development Services, has been a human resource development consultant and
trainer since 1981, and has successfully delivered over 600 addresses and
training programs to quite varied audiences.

The event will be held at the Grappone Conference Center on Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. $14.00 members, $16 nonmembers.RSVP to Lori Mader by Sept. 9 at 490-5254.

Audi looking for house managers

Preparing for the upcoming 2007-2008 season at Concord City Auditorium, the City has scheduled free House Manager Training Sessions on September 5, 6, and 10. "All persons wishing to be included on the list of City-certified House Managers for the new season must attend one of the four sessions scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m.," said Public Properties Superintendent Jeffrey Hoadley.

Are you a mini golf champion?

Chuckster's family entertainment center on Route 4 in Chichester is hosting the "Chuckster's Open" miniature golf tournament, with 100% of registration fees being donated to the American Cancer Society. For $10, players may play a qualifying round of mini golf any time Chuckster's is open from Aug. 25 through Sept. 9 and submit their scorecard to the clubhouse. The top 48 players will participate in the tournament on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., followed by a lunch sponsored by Panera Bread, Pepsi, and Blake's Ice Cream. All finalists will receive an event t-shirt sponsored by Shirtmasters.

Free seminar for first time home buyers

The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is sponsoring a free two part, first time home buyer's seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 13. The seminars will take place at Citizens Bank, 875 Elm Street, Manchester, from 6 to 9 p.m. The sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To make reservations, call 1-800-640-7239, ext. 7393.
Andrew Cadorette, Education Coordinator
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Artist dabbles in landscapes, guides tours

N. Rose LaMontagne was educated at the New England School of Art and Design in Boston and at Montserrat School of Visual Arts in Beverly, Mass., with enrichment classes at Massachusetts College of Art. Her oil paintings have been on exhibit throughout New England and Virginia.
Raised in Chicago and Massachusetts, she has lived in southern N.H. since 1976. Rose recently moved to Newmarket, but her PigsFly Studio has been in Exeter since 1994.