Community Calendar Event

The Great Blowdown

Presented by: Mount Washington Observatory

On September 20, Mount Washington Observatory will host the opening celebration of The Great Blowdown, a panel exhibition by the Museum of the White Mountains inspired by curator Dr. Lourdes Aviles’ new book, Taken By Storm, 1938, A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane. Sponsored by the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University, the celebration will feature a presentation about the storm and a release and signing of Dr. Aviles’ new book. The free event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway.

The Great New England Hurricane, also known as the “Yankee Clipper” and “Long Island Express,” made landfall in the northeastern United States in September 1938—long before the advent of radar, satellite imagery, or other advanced meteorological technology. By the time the U.S. Weather Bureau learned that the Category 3 storm was on a collision course with Long Island, it was too late for a warning. The infamous storm caused widespread destruction from New Jersey to Quebec, claiming an estimated 682 to 800 lives. It remains the most powerful and deadliest hurricane in New England’s history.

“The drama of the storm enlivens the story of the meteorological events that created it,” notes Catherine Amidon, director of the Museum of the White Mountains. “We are glad to be working with Mount Washington Observatory, an organization that shares our interest in science education, to bring the story of this remarkable weather event to visitors and locals of the northern White Mountains region.”

The evening of September 20 marks the eve of the 75th anniversary of the storm. Dr. Aviles, an associate meteorology professor at Plymouth State, will commemorate the occasion through compelling narratives of its devastating impact on the White Mountains and beyond.

The Great Blowdown will be on display at the Weather Discovery Center through the end of the year. The Weather Discovery Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. For directions and more information, visit mountwashington.org/education.

To learn more about The Great Blowdown and other Museum of the White Mountains exhibits, visit plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains.

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Sustaining the Courage to Serve

Presented by: Professional Renewal Resources

Professional Renewal Resources, LLC will offer a Courage and Renewal® Retreat, Sustaining the Courage to Serve, at the Snowy Owl Inn at Waterville Valley from December 6 to 8. Our Sustaining the Courage to Serve retreat, according to Jean Haley of Professional Renewal Resources is designed for those who work within nonprofit settings and want to live and work more wholeheartedly. The retreat is based on the Circle of Trust® approach as described in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. When you are committed to making the world a better place, it's vital to align your daily life and work with your core values. Courage and Renewal retreats help you listen, live and lead with integrity so you can serve the world with courage.

"We’re always being asked how effective is your work, are you getting results and outcomes? I don’t object to that," says Parker J. Palmer, "but I’m really convinced that there’s a terrible problem when effectiveness is our only standard and we become utterly obsessed with outcomes and results. When that happens, what else happens is that we keep taking on smaller and smaller tasks because those are the only ones we can get results with.”

Haley added, “this retreat, among several others, is designed to embody the Courage & Renewal principles and practices, which create safe space for exploring the connection between inner values and vocation, as well as to bring back insights and a plan for new ways of participating in one’s own professional community.”

Information about the Sustaining the Courage to Serve retreat is available at www.prrllc.org or by contacting Jean Haley at (603) 340-0615.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 4:00pm to Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
Location: Snowy Owl Inn

Journeys of a Lifetime-The Next Chapter

Presented by: Nashua Senior Activity Center

 The Nashua Senior Activity Center presents Journeys of a Lifetime-“The Next Chapter”, a fun filled evening of dinner, entertainment, auctions, and networking. The Live Auction will feature tickets to sporting events in Boston as well a Dinner of the Month Gift Package and a Connoisseur Basket of Wines.  The Silent Auction will feature many unique items as well as gift certificates to numerous local merchants.  The event will take place on November 8 from 5:30-9:00pm at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. Come celebrate the lifetime journeys of seniors in the community and their achievements while in service to others throughout their lives. Help the Nashua Senior Activity Center raise more than $25,000 to fund health and wellness initiatives, recreational activities, and educational programs that change seniors' lives for the better each and every day. Tickets are $65 each and may be purchased at the Senior Center, 70 Temple St. Nashua or online at www.nashuaseniorcenter.org  Event sponsors and auction items are still needed.  Please call Anne Richards at 816-2642 to sponsor or donate.

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Ballroom

Susan B. Anthony Award

Presented by: YWCA New Hampshire

This annual award began in 1979 and recognizes the contributions of outstanding women who live or work in New Hampshire and exemplify the ideals of Susan B. Anthony.  These ideals can be demonstrated in any aspect of our life:  personal, professional, volunteer, etc.  While she believed passionately in and worked for civil and political rights, equality and dignity for all people, Susan B. Anthony is most notably recognized for her activist efforts to obtain the right to vote for women.

Each year, the recipient of the Susan B. Anthony award is recognized for her contributions to other women and the community and the way in which she has demonstrated one or more of Susan B. Anthony’s qualities.

2013 Ceremony

This year's keynote speaker is Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love."  

At 22, Leslie Morgan Steiner seemed to have it all: a Harvard diploma, a glamorous job at Seventeen magazine, a funky New York City apartment. Plus a handsome, funny, street-smart boyfriend who adored her. But behind a façade of success, this golden girl hid a dark secret. She’d made a mistake shared by millions: she fell in love with the wrong person.

At first Leslie and Conor seemed as perfect together as their fairytale wedding. Then came the fights she tried to ignore: he pushed her down the stairs of the house they bought together, poured coffee grinds over her hair as she dressed for a critical job interview, choked her during an argument, and threatened her with a gun. Several times, he came close to making good on his promise to kill her. With each attack, Leslie lost another piece of herself.

Leslie Morgan Steiner is a frequent speaker about family violence. Her TED Talk about surviving domestic violence, titled “From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head,” has been viewed by over one million people. She serves as a celebrity board member for the One Love Foundation, in honor of slain University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love; the National Domestic Violence Hotline; Liz Claiborne’s MADE council; and a former spokeswoman for The Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis, the country’s oldest shelter for abused women and children.

She is a regular national television and radio guest, appearing on National Public Radio, NBC’s Today Show, The Diane Rehm Show, MSNBC, Fox News, and other programs.  She holds a BA in English from Harvard College.  Her first job was as an editor at Seventeen Magazine; she financed her MBA in Marketing from Wharton by writing for Seventeen, Mademoiselle, New England Monthly and Money Magazine.  She is a member of The UC Hastings School of Law “Wise Women” council.

Tickets for the 2013 Awards

The Susan B. Anthony award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd starting at 5 PM.  The event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and a chance to hear about Leslie Morgan Steiner's life and experiences.  Tickets are $65 and are available either online or at the YWCA office (72 Concord Street in Manchester).  Please click below to buy a ticket online.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Radisson Hotel

Constructing an Outcomes-Based Organization

2013 HR Webinar Series

Presented by: Leddy Group

Who: 
Leddy Group and Work Opportunities Unlimited

What: 
HRWebinar Series - Constructing an Outcomes-Based Organization (Steve Wood)

When: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:00am - 10:00am

Where: 
Online (Register at http://leddygroup.com/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2013/11/20/178...)

Why: During this 60 minute, informative Webinar leadership expert, and CEO of Leddy Group and Work Opportunities Unlimited, Steve Wood will help us understand what an outcome-based organization is as well as how to convert an unaccountable work culture into an accountable one.

Participants will learn:

  • Why becoming an outcome-based organization will help the organization achieve its mission.
  • What it means to be outcome-based and what structural and cultural elements are required to be successful.
  • The steps an organization can follow if they want to become outcome-based.
  • Examples of outcomes and how these outcomes are measured.
  • About an organization that went through the process and what it does now.

If you need answers to these questions and other related issues, join us. Space is limited so register early!

* This program has been approved for 1.00 (Business Management & Strategy) re-certification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.

 

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: Online Webinar

Harassment: Understanding the Employer’s Responsibilities

2013 HR Webinar Series

Presented by: Leddy Group

Who: Leddy Group and Work Opportunities Unlimited
 

What: HR Webinar Series - Harassment – Understanding the Employer’s Responsibilities (Susannah Chance & Fran Lefavour)

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 09:00am - 10:00am

Where: Online (Register at http://leddygroup.com/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2013/12/11/179...)

Why: We'll provide an overview of the employer's responsibilities related to harassment -- including policies, training, investigations, and appropriate disciplinary action.

* This program has been approved for 1.00 (General) re-certification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: Online Webinar

Susan B. Anthony Award Ceremony

Presented by: YWCA New Hampshire

This annual award began in 1979 and recognizes the contributions of outstanding women who live or work in New Hampshire and exemplify the ideals of Susan B. Anthony.  These ideals can be demonstrated in any aspect of our life:  personal, professional, volunteer, etc.  While she believed passionately in and worked for civil and political rights, equality and dignity for all people, Susan B. Anthony is most notably recognized for her activist efforts to obtain the right to vote for women.

Each year, the recipient of the Susan B. Anthony award is recognized for her contributions to other women and the community and the way in which she has demonstrated one or more of Susan B. Anthony’s qualities.

This year's keynote speaker is Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love" and is a domestic violence survivor.  A cocktail hour and dinner will be provided.

Tickets are $65 and proceeds for the event go to support the YWCA New Hampshire.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Center of New Hampshire

Missy's Hope 5K

Presented by: YWCA New Hampshire

Melissa “Missy” Charboneau was a talented and caring nurse and a dedicated mother. Missy’s story is very similar to that of many women who experience domestic violence except that in her case it became lethal. She did everything right: she reported the violence to the police, she sought a domestic violence protective order and she was taking steps to live the fulfilling and healthy life she envisioned for herself and her child. Like many families, Missy’s family and friends were surprised to learn about the domestic violence. Her friends have come together with the YWCA to honor her memory as the smart and amazing woman she was while providing financial support for her child. The funds raised in Missy’s honor will also benefit other victims of domestic violence who need emergency help to get and stay safe in their relationships. In the month Missy lost her life, two other NH women also were killed by their intimate partners. With access to non-judgmental and appropriate resources, it is the hope that no other victim will lose their life to domestic violence.

Missy's friends and family have come together with the YWCA to honor her memory as the smart and amazing woman she was. Proceeds from the event will benefit the YWCA Domestic Violence Emergency Fund and The Missy's Hope Fund, which helps child witnesses to domestic violence.

The 5K is a run/walk and is family friendly.  Pre-registration is $15 (plus processing fees) or $20 the day of the event.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Crystal Lake

Go On Tour at Coca-Cola Northern New England

Presented by: NH Businesses for Social Responsibility

Join us for our Fall Go On Tour at Coca-Cola NNE. See how their environmental initiatives are reducing waste and saving energy! Go On Tours are an opportunity to learn about best practices in sustainability and participate in great networking, conversation and refreshments among businesses & organizations interested in sustainability and CSR.  The public is welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 7 Symmes Drive

Business Energy Efficiency Roundtable

Presented by: NH Businesses for Social Responsibility

Learn how your business can save money and help the environment through the Monadnock Sustainability Network's Business Energy Efficiency program. Talk with businesses that have improved their bottom line reducing their energy budget through energy efficiency measures. Join us for networking, light refreshments and energizing opportunities!

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott

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