Penacook Community Center


PCC is pleased to offer a variety of educational opportunities for families and professionals.

Parent and Professional Development classes are open for registration to all adults in the community. You do not need to have a membership with PCC or have a child currently enrolled in PCC to register for these classes. Most classes are offered for free (unless otherwise noted) due to the generous funding of our donors and sponsors.

First Aid and CPR Training for professionals and parents.

(Classes held regularly throughout the year. Call for details.)

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to age 12).

* Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Cooking Matters for Families

(Classes held regularly throughout the year. Call for details.)

In collaboration with UNH Collaborative Extension, Penacook Community Center offers Cooking Matters for Families, a program that teaches school-age children (ages 6 to 12) and their parents about healthy eating as a family and the importance of working together to plan and prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Courses meet for two hours, once a week for six weeks and are team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator. Lessons cover meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. Participants practice fundamental food skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, cutting up a whole chicken and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget. Adults and teens take home a bag of groceries after each class so they can practice the recipes taught that day.


Professional Development Courses

(Classes held regularly throughout the year. Call for details.)