LACONIA -- Lakes Region Community College's (LRCC) Compassionate Advocates for Reform and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Society is sponsoring a "Be The Match," information session about donating bone marrow on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in LRCC's Center for Arts and Technology Academic Commons.
"Be The Match" Registry members, Kathryn "Kat" Rapp and Jackie Mcloon will discuss their personal experiences with the bone marrow donor process.
"'Be The Match' facilitates thousands of bone marrow transplants annually," says Rapp. "The 'Be The Match' Registry is the world's largest and most diverse donor registry. They have 11 million potential marrow donors on the 'Be The Match' Registry and access to 22.5 million donors worldwide. It is a great organization of people who care deeply about one another."
The Information Session will precede the actual LRCC C.A.R.E. Marrow Donor Day to be held in LRCC's Turner Building Cafeteria on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.
"At the October 21 Bone Marrow Drive, those interested in joining the Registry complete paperwork which includes contact information and a brief health history, and a cheek swab is done," says LRCC C.A.R.E. Advisor, Linda Ferruolo. "No blood is taken and there is no out-of-pocket cost for someone who wants to join the "Be The Match" Registry.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:46
GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will begin operating on a winter schedule beginning Monday, Oct. 13.
The new winter hours will be Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop will be closed on Mondays throughout the winter.
During October the thrift shop will be selling women's pants at a price of two pairs for $1. Everything else in the shop will be on sale at half price.
The pantry and thrift shop can be reached by calling 603-364-0114, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilmantonCommunityChurch.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:10
FRANKLIN — A fundraiser to benefit the NRA Foundation will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 4, at the Elks Lodge in Franklin. Doors open at 5:30 and there will be door prizes, bucket raffles, silent and live auctions and games.
The meal features roast prime rib and baked stuffed chicken breast and tickets to the event are $40 per person.
The NRA Foundation is a 501-c-3 (tax code) Charitable Foundation (separate from the NRA organization) and was formed in 1992 to provide grants for the promotion and enhancement of the shooting sports and firearms safety.
100% of the monies raised is given out in grants each year as the NRA pays Foundation expenses and the salary and expenses of the NRA rep who coordinates the events in NH and the events are all organized and run by volunteers.
The Gun of the Year this year is a Matched Set pairing Colt XSE Model .45 ACP and .380 ACP Mustang pistols. This will be by a drawing limited to 300 tickets at $10 each. Also, note that there will again this year be an African photo safari for two to Zulu Nyala and an African hunting safari for two with Diekie.on the auction block.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:59
LACONIA — WOW Fest '14, presented by Bank of New Hampshire, takes place this Saturday, September 27th at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. WOW Fest is a fundraiser for the WOW Trail, with all proceeds going to help construct Phase 2 of the trail.
Events include a fun walk, a 5K and 10K road race along Lake Opechee and a 15 mile (Paugus Bay) and a 67 mile (Lake Winnipesaukee) bicycle challenge all starting and ending at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Following the events there is a festival with delicious food generously served from Fratellos, T-Bones, Common Man and Patrick's. The event also features live music with Justin Jaymes, a beer garden with Contigianis Catering and more.
Event schedule is:
Take the Lake Bicycle Challenge: (67m) 7am start
Take the Bay Bicycle Challenge: (15m) 10am start
Take Opechee 5K Road Race: 9am start
Take Opechee 10K Road Race: 9am start
Take the Trail Fun Walk: 10:30am start
Festival, Food & Music: 11am to 1pm
Pre-registration and complete event information is available at www.wowtrail.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:55
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- ‘Comic’s comic’ Tig Notaro performing at Plymouth State University on Sat.
- Unwanted medication collection in Franklin on Saturday
- Bristol Shop ‘n Save to host networking event Oct. 1
- GriefShare program at Meredith church
- LRCC taking part in Manufacturing Week