Registration for basketball is underway

Registration for the Concord Recreation Department’s youth basketball league begins this week. The department offers basketball leagues for boys and girls as young as age 4, all the way to 12th grade.
The focus for all leagues is learning the game and having fun. Mandatory equal playing time in all divisions.
Volunteer coaches needed.
For more information, visit the department’s web site at
Concord Recreation Dept.

Knit for local kids

We have many friends and neighbors in our area who have very little money to spend on winter clothing for their children. What better way to put those needles and yarn to work than to knit (or crochet) baby blankets, tiny sweaters and hats, as well as mittens for our local children.
Please consider knitting for Friends of Forgotten Children. They are already “gearing up” for the holiday season, and there are many local families who are in need of knitted items for their children.

Wanted: Meat

New Hampshire's hunters can help the less fortunate by sharing all or part of their fall harvest with the "Hunt for the Hungry" program. Once again this year, the New Hampshire Food Bank, based in Manchester, is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 350 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide.

Get circus tickets for $10 (and learn something, too)

Students and families throughout the region are invited to enjoy "The Greatest Show on Earth" and to participate in CIRCUSWORKS. CIRCUSWORKS integrates fascinating behind-the-scenes circus information with activities in math, science, history, geography, physical education, cultural diversity, character education, health and more.

Students and families can participate in this exciting performance of The Greatest Show on Earth for only $10 on Thu. Oct. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

Pumpkin patch opens in Bow

Bow Mills United Methodist Church
Annual Pumpkin Patch

Purchase fall decorations such as pumpkins, gourds and indian corn. Enjoy our bake sales on Saturday mornings, with all sorts of homemade baked goods.

Daily throughout October
M-F: Noon-dusk, Sat. 9-dusk, Sun. 10-dusk

Proceeds benefit missions and community outreach programs. Contact the church for more information at 224-0884. The church is located at 505 South Street in Bow.

SPCA club for the kiddies (not kitties)

The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA’s PAWS Club, for children ages 8-12, is starting a new session Oct. 3. The club meets twice a month after school at the SPCA’s headquarters in Penacook. For more information, contact Shannon Camara at 753-9801 or e-mail [email protected].

Concord-Merrimack SPCA

Pedometers are at the ready

The Walker School PTO is excited to announce its 15th annual Walk-a-thon. This year’s theme is “Walk for Health.”
Students are collecting pledges for the walk until Thursday, Sept. 27. The walk will take place on Friday morning, Sept. 28, and the route will be through White Park starting from the Dewey School, where most Walker students are presently being schooled.
Pledges can be given to any Walker school student or brought directly to the Dewey school. All funds raised go toward student enrichment activities and transportation for those activities.

Clean out that bookcase already

The N.H. Audubon’s McLane’s Center is accepting books for its annual book sale in November. Proceeds will benefit the library. Donated books may cover all subjects and genres. Textbooks and non-nature magazines will not be accepted. Drop off books at the center, on 3 Silk Farm Road, by Oct. 28.
The sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to set up and organize the sale from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3. If you can help, call Kathie at 224-9909, ext. 310, or e-mail [email protected].

Pleasant View gets award and high-profile visitors

Pictured: Left: Mark Latham, Mike Rice, Sharon Wareing and John Webb

Pleasant View Center was honored for its support of the National Guard and Army Reserve earlier this month.
Pleasant View Center’s director of nursing, Sharon Wareing, has been part of the Reserve for seven years. She nominated Administrator Mark Latham and Pleasant View Center as an employer that goes above and beyond in support of the Guard and Reserve.

Lilac photo contest winner gets to ride the Turkish Twist

Ever heard of the Governor’s Lilac and Wildflower Commission? Well, neither had we until we read that Concord’s own Arielle Berger won fourth place in a photo contest put on the by the commission. Contestants submit photos of the state’s official flower taken during the current season for a chance to win prizes like hotel lodging, gift certificates and, naturally, lilac bushes. For her prize-winning entry, Berger took home five tickets to Canobie Lake Park. Grow some pretty flowers, get a week’s worth of rides on the Turkish Twist. Sounds like a fair deal to us.

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