Community Calendar Event

Girls on the Run New Hampshire Fall 2019 5K Celebration

Volunteers and runners are encouraged!

Presented by: Girls on the Run New Hampshire

Our 5K Celebration is a fun-filled, joyful event with no timing clock where the girls choose their "Happy Pace!" At the end of each season, the program girls and their volunteer coaches participate in a non-competitive 5K run/walk, a celebratory "race" that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they've been developing during the ten week/20 lesson season. Crossing the finish-line is a defining moment when the program girls and all community runners realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible! Questions may be directed to the Executive Director, Jen Hubbell: 

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Memorial Field, South Fruit Street, Concord, NH

Friends of Lafayette House 2019 Autumn Friendsgiving Event

Presented by: Friends of Lafayette House

The Lafayette House is home to 12 thriving adults with developmental disabilities.  All friends - old and new - are invited to visit at our 2019 Autumn Friendsgiving Event.  Mingle, enjoy refreshments, even participate in a Pie Throwing contest!

Free and open to the Public.

Sunday, November 17  1-4 PM        413 Lafayette, Portsmouth, NH

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Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 413 Lafayette Road

The Language of Poetry

Presented by: NH Writers Project

The NH Writers' Project is focusing on the art of poetry in a two-session workshop series, “The Language of Poetry.” Award-winning poet Deborah Brown will be presenting. This series is focused on image, metaphor and simile. Participants will review examples of contemporary poetry and will critique their own work in session two.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: The Ford House/SNHU Campus

Scrivener Workshop (Webinar)

Presented by: NH Writers Project

Scrivener is a writing software that can help you organize your thoughts, improve your writing process, and finish your manuscript. In this webinar you will learn the basics of Scrivener: the binder, and how to organize your scenes and chapters, research, and other necessities, as well as an introduction to the editor and some of the tools that will help you keep track of your writing. You will leave the class with a better understanding of how to use Scrivener for your particular project, and the tools to get started.

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Ford House/SNHU Campus

Writing the Monologue: Approaches to Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Presented by: NH Writers Project

A writer’s approach to crafting a monologue can make or break the content within it. In this seminar, students will learn varied ways to tap into the critical psyche of their characters and through these processes, deepen the overall meaning of their work.

The instructor, Robbi D'Allesandro, is an acclaimed playwright whose work has been featured on stage, cinema and television.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: The Ford House/SNHU Campus

NH Writers' Project Annual Holiday Open House

Presented by: NH Writers Project

Come celebrate the holidays with members, Trustees, sponsors and special guests. We will be serving up yummy holiday treats, trimming the tree and revealing who will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 603 Writers' Conference. All are welcome. Come check it out.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: The Ford House/SNHU Campus

Community Call: Internet Society Sale of Public Interest Registry / .ORG

Presented by: NTEN

On November 13, Internet Society announced the plan to sell Public Interest Registry / .ORG to private equity firm Ethos Capital. NTEN launched in response. NTEN will be joined by Electronic Frontier Foundation, The National Council of Nonprofits, and Internet Society chapter leaders, as well as Jon Nevett from Public Interest Registry, and Erik Brooks and Nora Abusitta from Ethos Capital, on Dec 5 at 12pm (Pacific). Andrew Sullivan from Internet Society has been invited but has not confirmed participation.

You do not need to register with NTEN to participate. We will post access details by 12/4/19 on the event listing. To submit questions in advance, please email We cannot promise every question will be answered but will do our best to collect them and surface them on the call. The call will be recorded.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Conference Call

Ask a Grant Writer Workshop & Grant Review

Presented by: Brightspot Consultants

Wondering how to start writing a grant proposal? Unsure where to look for suitable funders for your organization? Confused about how to communicate with funders? Join Brightspot Consultants in Portsmouth on January 24 for this 90-minute guided conversation and Q&A with seasoned Grant Writer, Briana Carrigg. Briana will also review one proposal for every participant, a great opportunity to get meaningful feedback on your grants.

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: All + One

CATCH's Masquerade Gala & 30th Anniversary

Presented by: CATCH Neighborhood Housing

Join CATCH Neighborhood Housing to celebrate our 30th anniversary at our first ever Masquerade Gala on Friday, March 13, 2020! The theme of the night will be "unmasking" the myths and misconceptions around affordable housing and we invite you and your friends, family, and colleagues to join us for a celebratory evening!

The night will begin with a cocktail reception and live jazz music. Guests will be invited to share why home is important to them and learn why it matters to other community leaders and our greater communities.

You're welcome to bring your own unique mask, but masquerade masks will be available as we move into the ballroom for the main event, the masquerade ball! Formal, black tie optional attire is encouraged, but make sure you wear your favorite dancing shoes! A local DJ will keep the music going as guests are invited to the dance floor. Creative, delicious dinner bites will be available at food stations throughout the ballroom to optimize your energy! Cash bars will also be available as we toast to CATCH's 30th anniversary and embark on another 30 years of creating communities where every person can be confident of a home!

Historically, CATCH has hosted a comedy night fundraiser in which we have hired professional comedians who wear the masks of politicians to raise money for our housing programs. In 2020, we will kick off another decade by inviting you to don a mask and help us take the mask off of the misconceptions around affordable housing and be part of the housing solution in our communities.

See you at the masquerade!

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Grappone Conference Center

Freelance Writing

Presented by: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications

Think you have a great idea for a news story or magazine feature but can’t figure out how to get it published? In this freelance workshop, writers learn how to target publications that use freelance work regularly, how to approach editors successfully, how to structure writing pieces to meet the publication’s needs and how to advance onto bigger and better publications. Balancing multiple assignments, determining how much to charge and ensuring you are paid also are discussed. Writers receive links to online resources used by full-time freelancers to find work and receive freelance dos and don’ts from a New Hampshire magazine editor.

Beth LaMontagne Hall is a former City Hall reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader. She also worked as a full-time freelance writer for publications including Yankee Magazine; Politics Magazine in Washington, DC; The Associated Press; and the Portsmouth Herald.

Participant Quotes

“I received solid, useable information about the freelance process. I now know how to start. Exciting!” 

“Intimate, great advice.”

“Beth is awesome”

“The workshop covered unpublished writers’ goals and helped dispel some fear and uncertainty of how to approach editors and get published.”

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications


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