Community Calendar Event

Communications Planning & Board Best Practices

Presented by: Lifeboat Accounting, PLLC

Join LaPlante Consulting and Lifeboat Accounting for a free webinar on hot topics for Non-profit Organizations. To register, email for the zoom link. Wednesday, Feb 23rd, 2022 via zoom 1:00 PM: Finance Committee and Board of Director best practices with Lifeboat Accounting Board and committee management can become a full-time job for NFP staff. We'll share some best practices and suggestions for managing new member onboarding, training, communicating responsibilities, and a checklist of items to go through with your Finance Committees and Boards. Lifeboat Accounting is a consulting, training, and virtual CFO firm for Non-Profits and small businesses. 2:00 PM: Building Family With Strategic Communications with LaPlante Consulting Build a communications plan that excites your audience beyond asking for donations. This workshop will help you find the engagement opportunities that build on the work your organization is already doing and inspires your constituents to engage further with your mission and vision Robin Allen LaPlante is a consultant focused on helping people in nonprofits use technology to do more | create more | grow more | challenge more Currently available for hire for online events, database operations, communications, marketing, fundraising, nonprofit administration, and more.

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Zoom

16th Annual Mardi Gras!

Benefiting Catholic Charities NH

Presented by: Catholic Charities New Hampshire

Our Mardi Gras Celebration is back!  While we won’t be able to put on our dancing shoes for an in-person party this year, that won’t stop us from having lots of fun!

The 16th Annual (Virtual) Mardi Gras, benefiting Catholic Charities NH, takes place on Tuesday, March 1 (Fat Tuesday) at 4pm – live on – but you don’t have to wait ‘til then.  The fun starts now!

  • Enter the Zwazo Bonè raffle with a gift of $50 or more to support Catholic Charities NH’s Mardi Gras today!
  • Support a great cause by becoming a Krewe Champion!
  • Take part in the “viewer only” raffles for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including a taste of New Orleans delivered straight to your home.

And, check out the Mardi Gras virtual game book – available on February 17! 

Join the fun while supporting programs and services that improve the lives of our neighbors in need.  Thank you!



Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Virtual - online

Recognizing and Deescalating a Violent Encounter in the Workplace

Presented by: HR ROI Consulting, LLC

Learn two of the most essential life skills you can have: recognizing signs of violence and de-escalating potentially volatile incidents. Most violent incidents come with an opportunity to recognize what is about to happen. Understanding the importance of and ability to de-escalate can prevent the incident from happening at all. This one-hour webinar will focus on the most common-sense aspects of recognizing signs of violence and provide some powerful tools to help save your life and the life of others.

Join HR ROI and experts Terry Choate and Joseph Hileman of Blue-U Defense, a national organizational safety and security leader, for this complimentary webinar.


Date: Friday, March 11, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

Surviving an Incident of Violence/Active Shooter with Blue-U Defense

Surviving an Incident of Violence/Active Shooter with Blue-U Defense

Presented by: KMA Human Resources Consulting

KMA is pleased to join up with Terry Choate and Joe Hileman, of Blue-U Defense, for a timely and important webinar on surviving an incident of violence. Successfully surviving a sudden incident of violence is 90% mental skill and 10% physical skill. With the steady uptick in violent crimes across the country, it’s more critical than ever to arm yourself with some basic skills that could mean the difference between life and death.

In this complimentary session, Terry and Joe will provide a foundation for gaining the skills necessary to make good decisions in fractions of a second. They will also cover some practical, highly effective personal defense tactics designed to keep you and your community safe through awareness, avoidance, and mental strength building.

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Recent incidents of violence in the news
  • The dynamics of an incident
  • Running away from (not towards) your adversary
  • Recognizing the signs of violence
  • The mind of the shooter
  • Practical personal defense tactics
  • Video de-briefs

Please join us!



Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Webinar via Zoom

Sole City Dance Presents Dance Northeast

Sole City Dance

Presented by: Arts Rochester, Inc.

Celebrate Dance!

Sole City Dance is excited to bring back Dance Northeast! our annual community dance showcase. Delight in the joy and artistry of dance when Sole City Dance and the Rochester Opera House join together to showcase talented dancers from companies and dance education centers around the region. 

The celebration presents an afternoon performance with junior companies and up-and-coming student choreographers. The show is filled with colorful, energetic performances of innovative, diverse choreography by some of the region’s finest young dancers. The evening performance features senior and pre-professional companies.

After a two-year hiatus you don’t want to miss this annual celebration of dance!

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH

Box office phone: 603-335-1992

Saturday, March 12th

2 pm tickets $10

7 pm tickets $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors

Ticketing link:

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH 03867

Sole City Dance Presents Treasure Island

Sole City Dance

Presented by: Arts Rochester, Inc.

Sole City Dance Presents: Treasure Island

What could pirates and ballet possibly have in common? Answer: a great story. See for yourself how Sole City Dance's adaption of "Treasure Island", replete with intrigue and romance, mermaids and treasure, as well as a cast of memorable characters, brings beauty and artistry to Stevenson's beloved adventure tale. With Sole City's characteristic attention to detail and theme, the story becomes more than a race for treasure. The ballet features characters learning to "treasure" the most important things in life.

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH

Box office phone: 603-335-1992

Friday, April 8th 7pm

Saturday, April 9th 1pm and 6pm

All tickets: $15

Ticketing Link:


Date: Friday, April 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 6:00pm
Location: Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH 03867

The 2022 Benefits Landscape

Presented by: HR ROI Consulting, LLC

Attracking and retaining high quality employees is no easy task in our current environment. One strategy is to offer a great benefits package that includes what employees want and need. But how do you manage that with limited budgets? 

Our guest speaker Ryan Cronan from The Richards Group will help strategize how best to make that happen. He will share with HR ROI's Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer group “The 2022 Benefits Landscape” and what other nonprofits are doing.

Ryan's credentials are impressive! He is a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC®) through the National Association of Health Underwriters, a SHRM-CP Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and he holds his Advanced Self-Funding Certification and Voluntary Worksite Certification through the National Association of Health Underwriters. 

We hope you can join us for what will be an informative and valuable session!



Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: Virtual

School House Rock - New Hampshire Edition

Presented by: HR ROI Consulting, LLC

When is the last time you spoke to one of the individuals elected to represent you in Concord?  Do you know who they are?  What is the best way to connect with them? What can you expect if you do connect? 

Chris Muns the guest speaker for HR ROI's Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer group April session will answer all these questions as well as share how to build strong and lasting relationships with those who represent you…and your organization in Concord.

After a career in the private sector working in finance and human resource services, Chris Muns served as a State Representative in the NH House of Representatives.   He then served as the CEO of a Portsmouth based non-profit providing supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

We hope you can join us on April 19th for what will surely be a fun and informative session!

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: Virtual

2022 CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship

Presented by: Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

2022 CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Puck Drop: 1pm

Doors Open: 11:30am

Tickets: Limited Availability – Ages 6+ $15.00; Children 5 & Under = Free

On Sale Now:


Event Details: After a year away, the hottest rivalry on ice returns to SNHU Arena! Join Police officers, firefighters, and hockey-loving fans for the 2022 CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship. Game Day is Sunday, March 13 at 1pm as these community heroes raise money for kids and programs at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).

In-person tickets will be available for general admission in a limited capacity and sold online at Ample space will be available for social distancing. Day-of ticket sales (walk-up) will not be available.

Masks are required for all spectators and volunteers upon entry, no exceptions. Vaccines are strongly encouraged for all spectators, volunteers, and players.

The law enforcement and fire & Rescue personnel begin practice in November while also raising at least $1,500 each for CHaD, The last times the teams met on the ice, a virtual streaming audience saw Fire win its second game in a row in March 2020. The Police won the fundraising battle again as Manchester’s Kyle Daly surpassed $100,000 in total fundraising with a game-leading effort. The game has now raised nearly $2.7 million in its 13 years.

Funds raised by the game help to further our mission at CHaD: to provide the right care, in the right place at the right time, every time. Proceeds from the game maintain and grow our child life and complex care programs, provide complimentary patient and family support services, and much more.

Tickets, complimentary live streaming information, rosters, and volunteer opportunities are available by visiting

Can’t make the game, join our live stream and consider making a donation to CHaD today!

Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: SNHU Arena

AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Educational Virtual Seminar April 27th, 2022

Presented by: AAFCPAs

You’re Invited! AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Educational Seminar is Virtual Again, April 27th, 2022. Don’t miss out on The Premier Nonprofit Finance educational event of the year according to many nonprofit CFOs and Executive Directors!

This year’s agenda includes the Lease Accounting Standard, Cybersecurity, Insight from CFOs on Data Use, cryptocurrency and non-cash donations, state registration requirements and charitable solicitations, the taxability of pandemic and disaster relief funds, planning for inflation, and more. This event is complimentary to nonprofit CFOs, Executive Directors, and Finance Executives.

AAFCPAs' Nonprofit Educational Seminar helps to educate, challenge, and inspire. Use this link to register today!

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 8:45am to 3:00pm


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