— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger New Hampshire. We hope you’ll join us!

— The New Hampshire Film Festival is gearing up for its 18th annual celebration, October 11-14, in Portsmouth.  Film screenings and a host of related events will take place at several locations around Portsmouth, drawing scores of filmmakers, celebrities and movie fans to the Port City. Beyond the 100-plus films, another standout is the festival’s primary venue, The Music Hall, a beautifully-restored 900-seat 1878 theatre.  Watching a film in The Music Hall is quite a treat, say the experts! Activities include …

— Are you ready to retire?  What is your vision for retirement?  Explore your readiness – physically, emotionally and mentally – at this four-week Retirement: The Next Chapter program, held October 2, October 16, October 30 and November 13. All sessions are held at Center for Health Promotions, 43 South Main Street in Concord.  Price for AARP members is $75 for the series.  Register by calling 603 230 7300. This is not only for those contemplating retirement.  It is also for …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! That is why AARP New Hampshire is hosting a First Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 18 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.  Find out where the candidates stand on important issues such as Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! AARP New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Greater Concord  Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a Second Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 11 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  Find out where the candidates stand on important issues …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! AARP New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Greater Concord  Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a Gubernatorial  Candidate Forum on October 24 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  Find out where the candidates for Governor stand on important issues …

— It’s almost time to put summer behind us and shift gears to fall and winter activities!  AARP is offering five activities in collaboration with the Massabesic Audubon Center from September through February. So, whether you’re celebrating nature, gearing up for the holidays, howling at the moon, or learning about the courtship behaviors of animals, you won’t want to miss the fun! The line-up of events and RSVP information follows: Nature’s Bounty:  Fuel for Seasonal Survival Saturday, September 22, 2018.  9:30 …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 right here in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Nashua on September 25.  The lightly-facilitated conversation about family caregiving will help you: Discover five key steps to aid …

— The digital age isn’t just changing how you work – it’s changing how you find work!  Get ready for what’s next. Join AARP’s free, interactive job search and networking workshops on September 20 in Manchester.  Learn how to master the online job search, learn techniques to effectively network, and ace the interview to get the job you want. Here’s an overview of workshops and what’s covered:  Job Search in the Digital Age Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 to 1:30 pm …

— Looks what’s coming to Portsmouth on September 22:   FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their Android smartphones. It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with devices provided for practice and friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from four workshops offered on September 22 at the Best Western Plus Portsmouth Hotel and Suites.   Registration is required.  For any of the sessions, you can …

— The Palace Theatre announces its 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 discount per adult ticket for each of the following performances: Beauty and the Beast, September 7 through September 30, 2018 Monty Python’s Spamalot, October 19 through November 10, 2018 The Nutcracker, November 23 through November 25, 2018 A Christmas Carol, November 30 through December 23, 2018 The Secret Garden, January 11 through February 3, 2019 Cabaret, February 22 through March 17, 2019 …