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— Mannheim Steamroller will knock your Christmas stockings off when the musical group appears at the Capitol Center for the Arts on December 7, 2016, at 7:30 PM.  AARP members and their families receive a $5 discount on P2 second-tier tickets!  It’s all happening right here in Concord! Founder, composer, and Grammy winner Chip Davis brings a distinct American Neo-Classical spin to all of your favorite Christmas tunes, mixing classical elements with new age and rock.  Adding stunning multimedia effects, Davis …

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— The Palace Theater in Manchester is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount on adult tickets for evening performances through June 2017. The shows include A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2-23; Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jan. 20-Feb. 11; Hairspray, March 3-25; Saturday Night Fever, April 14-May 6; and a surprise Broadway show not yet announced, June 2-24. AARP New Hampshire is pleased to help members enjoy time with their families and friends. In a recent survey, 63 percent of AARP …

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— You’ll be saying “Humbug” too if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre  tradition continues with Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim.  And AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances of A Christmas Carol will be held December 2 through December 23 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Known …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at the …

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— To keep everyone safe on the roads and highways of the Granite State, consider brushing up on your driving skills by taking the AARP Smart Driver Course through the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants can take the course in a classroom or online to refresh defensive driving skills. The course covers changes in traffic rules and new devices — such as flashing yellow turn arrows, highway on-ramp meters, and traffic circles or “roundabouts.” The course fee is $15 for AARP members …

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— AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for New Hampshire taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online …

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— I waited in Panera Bread, readying myself to interview the 2016 AARP New Hampshire Andrus Award for Community Service recipient.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious award, recognizing an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact on their community through volunteerism and inspired others to do the same.  With that prestige in mind, I admit I was nervous. And then Claire Bloom walked through the door, and my nervousness seemingly walked out. Everything about Claire Bloom …

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— AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Following are free tools and resources to help you get started, based on the following Categories: Credit Card Debt; Social Security; Retirement Planning; Work and Encore Entrepreneurship Resources; and Work and Jobs.  CALCULATORS AARP offers a variety of free and easy …

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— In honor of November as National Family Caregivers Month, Create the Good from AARP is sponsoring a unique way to nominate and honor a caregiver. We’re sponsoring 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care, a contest and sweepstakes in which you create and submit a short video of your favorite caregiver. The award is a $2,500 donation to a charity of the caregiver’s choice! To enter the 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care contest and sweepstakes, participants nominate an individual who does …

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— AARP invites you and a guest to a free screening of Southside with You, starring Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers.  The movie starts at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30 at Regal Cinemas in Hooksett at 100 Technology Drive. Southside with You chronicles the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future wife and the country’s First Lady, Michelle, on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side. Registration is required. Don’t …