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International Film Series to show the film Under the Same Moon

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library will be showing the film 'Under the Same Moon' on Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Rosario, a mother, flees to the United States from Mexico, leaving her nine year old son Carlitos. Rosario and Carlitos have not seen each other in four years. Rosario, now living in LA, calls her son every Sunday from a payphone. She can reassure him that she almost has enough money saved to bring him to LA to be with her. Her life is one of instability, but with determination to be reunited with her son. Carlitos' father has long disappeared.

Carlitos lives in a small Mexican village with his sick grandmother and an oppressive aunt and uncle. They would like custody of Carlitos in order to take the money that Rosario sends to him. One day, while working for a woman named Carmen, Carlitos encounters two American immigrant transporters who smuggle small children across the border.

When his grandmother passes away, Carlitos decides to cross the border to find his mother. He refuses to live with his aunt and uncle. The American transporters start his journey. Though he successfully crosses the border, his problems just begin. Carlitos is a boy of strength and courage who refuses to stop seeking his mother. He experiences all the fear and uncertainty of a life underground, while also finding those who give help and support. His radiance and courage give hope to others along the way. This 2008 film was well received in the foreign film community.

The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. For more information, contact Len Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Lakes Region Flag Football men’s league starting on Friday

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Flag Football League has moved the Men's Summer League to springtime for the 2015 season.

Season will begin on Friday May 1 with a "demo day" at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field in Meredith. Season ends Friday July 10 with Super Bowl Championship Games in both divisions. Complete schedule can be found at lrffl.com.

The 18+ Competitive Division is full, but there is still room for teams in the 30+ Division (which will still be competitive but more for fun). League is open to all men in the Lakes Region area over 18; age as of May 1.

Form your own team (roster size up to 12 players max) or Free Agents are also welcome, as we will find a team for those looking to participate. Team Captains will be able to register team online at lrffl.com.

Fee for the season per team is $450 and you provide t-shirts with color and name, or $475 per team and the LRFFL will provide t-shirts with LRFFL logo on them. Your choice of color is wide open and a large array of colors is available.

Free agent fee is $40 per player.

Games will be played Friday nights at the Inter-Lake's High school turf field, with some games being held in Laconia at the Laconia High School turf field.
Register at lrffl.com. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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N. H. residents get discounted entrance to Squam Lakes Science Center on May 2

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center celebrates the start of the 49th annual trail season with New Hampshire Day on Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. New Hampshire residents pay just $5 for trail admission on May 2. Regular admission rates are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under are free.

Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including red fox, gray fox, skunk, bobcat, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, river otter, black bear, owls, hawks, and eagles in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. Plus visitors will see two new exhibits: a live Coyote Exhibit and a Wood Energy Exhibit. In addition to the discounted trail admission, special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11 a.m. featuring a porcupine, 1 p.m. featuring a great horned owl, and 3 p.m. featuring a peregrine falcon. These presentations offer visitors an up close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.

Other activities include a trail scavenger hunt where families may win great prizes, volunteer docents on the animal exhibit trail with live animals and props, and Dead River Company employees will be on hand providing information about energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Also, the Howling Coyote Gift Shop will hold its annual New Hampshire Day sale of books, toys, apparel, and gifts.

New Hampshire Day is generously sponsored by Dead River Company and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation. The NHEC Foundation will also provide free admission on New Hampshire Day to all NHEC members. Members should mention that they are NHEC members at admissions.

he trails open for the season at regular admission rates on Friday, May 1. For more information please visit www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

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Spring Life Coaching classes are to begin in May

LACONIA — Life Coach Emily Clements will be holding a seven week series titled Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, based on Deepak Chopra's book. The class meets on Mondays, starting May 4, at either 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The seven spiritual laws are powerful principles you can use to fulfill one's deepest desires with grace and ease. These laws aren't difficult or mysterious but are easy to understand and apply. Each week will include a discussion, short meditation and project. The cost is $160/person.

Roots & Wings is a 5-week group coaching program for high school students. The class meets on Tuesdays, starting May 12 at 6 p.m. The cost is $115/person. In the first week, students will get clear about their values, who they are, and what they'd love to be or do. In the weeks that follow, students will: increase their sense of deserving, befriend fears, practice meditation, mantras & affirmations, and set specific goals & create action steps to achieve them.

The Dream Builder 12-week transformational coaching program is for individuals who are ready to make positive changes. The group meets on Wednesdays at noon starting May 20. There is a 20% spring cleaning discount. Participants range from wanting to achieve a specific goal to getting out of a 'rut'. Clients will explore what they'd love regarding career, health, financial freedom and relationships. Weekly themes include: defining goals, addressing fears, practicing forgiveness, listening to intuition, shifting perceptions, and focusing on the solution.

All classes meet at the home office of Emily Clement in Laconia and are 90 minute programs. In addition to classes, workshops and seminars, Clement offers individual coaching. Call for a complimentary 30-minute strategy session to see if coaching is right for you.

Clement is a certified life coach through the Life Mastery Institute. A life coach helps groups and individuals set personal and professional goals and then help them get from where they are to where they want to be. For more information call (603) 520-6300 or visit www.EmilyClementLifeCoach.com.

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