Local happenings

Published: 08-28-2023 11:00 AM


FranklinOpen house atHoly Transfiguration Church, Franklin

You are invited to an Open House at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 26 Sulloway St., Franklin on Sunday, Sept. 3 for a Sunday Worship Service (Liturgy) which will take place at 10 a.m. Please also join in from 11:30 to 1:00 for a free outdoor luncheon of gyro and spinach pie (Spanakopita). There will also be a tour of the church as well as opportunity for questions and answers. For further information, please call 603-953-3051.

PembrokeNew Hampshire’s one-room rural schools

Former Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Taylor will speak on Wednesday about ‘New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools.’ The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Pembroke Town Library (313 Pembroke Street) starting at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Pembroke Town Library at 603-485-7851.

LaconiaKickoff meeting for Paugus Bay water quality study

On Wednesday, at 2 p.m, the Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) will hold a kickoff meeting at the Laconia Public Library, to present an overview of a study to identify potential sources of pollution to Paugus Bay, the City of Laconia’s drinking water source. Through a NH Department of Environmental Services Source Water Protection grant, LWA, in collaboration with the City of Laconia Water Department and the Conservation Commission, will be updating a 2010 watershed management plan to investigate 5 priority areas within the Paugus Bay subwatershed. The work includes expanding the water quality monitoring program, completing a land use model, and conducting watershed and shoreline surveys to identify areas in need of mitigation. The project will result in an action plan describing measures to be taken to reduce the amount of nutrient and sediment loading into the bay, thereby protecting its water quality as a drinking water source. Residents and businesses located within the Paugus Bay watershed are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Pat Tarpey, LWA, at 603-581-6632, or email: mail@winnipesaukee.org.

ConcordGibson’s Bookstore author event: The Dawn of Mindful Universe

Gibson’s Bookstore presents an award-winning astronomer and physicist’s spellbinding and urgent call for a new Enlightenment and the recognition of the preciousness of life using reason and curiosity — the foundations of science — to study, nurture, and ultimately preserve humanity as we face the existential crisis of climate change.

Marcelo Gleiser visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore, on 45 South Main Street, in Concord to present The Dawn of a Mindful Universe: A Manifesto for Humanity’s Future. No registration is required.