HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center invites attendees of all ages to their annual Winter Bird Banding Open House on Saturday, January 3, from 9 a.m. to noon.
For over 30 years the Science Center has welcomed the New Year with a bird banding open house. For tracking purposes the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officially designates that all birds become a year older on January 1. Find out all about banding and with luck help to band and release some hardy feathered creatures. Participants are welcome to attend part or all of the morning. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.
For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 11:40
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, December 15. We will be meeting in the Gilford Community Church at 12:30 pm for a Holiday Luncheon of ham with all the fixings.
The fourth grade chorus from the Gilford Elementary School will also be joining us to perform holiday music. There is no charge for this program, but space is limited and participants must RSVP no later than Thursday, December 11. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Rec Dept. at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 11:34
LACONIA — For the fourth year in a row, Boy Scouts of Troop 68 will be offering the Peace Light flame to the public in brief ceremonies at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph churches in Laconia.
The Peace Light from Bethlehem is a continuously-burning flame, originating from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel. Each December Scouts around the world are challenged to help the flame reach as many people as possible.
Distribution ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 14, at 11:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., and Saturday, Dec. 20 at 4:45 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave.
In early December, each year, a child from Austria travels to Bethlehem. During a solemn ceremony a candle is lit at the eternal flame and placed in a special lantern and flown to Austria. For the last 25 years, representatives of Scout and Guide associations from Europe and beyond have been gathering in Vienna, Austria, to light their own candles from the Peace Light Lantern and carry it back to their local communities.
Austrian Airlines flies the Peace Light to New York City. Representatives of New Hampshire Boy Scouts travel to New York to accept the Peace Light and bring it back to help the light spread like the branches of a huge tree, rooted in New York City and spreading across the United States.
Ceremonies are non-denominational and all are welcome. For more information about the Peace Light or Scouting in our community, please contact Tara Shore at 524-1367.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:06
LACONIA — The Children's Foundation Christmas Angel Program is taking applications and handing out packages at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, located at 1269 Union Avenue, in Laconia, from Tuesday, December 9th through Tuesday, December 16th. Sign up times are Tuesday - December 9th and December 16th from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, and Saturday - December 13th from 11 am to 2 pm.
This program is available to families with children ages birth to 18 years old. An outfit of clothing, socks, and underwear/diapers will be given for each child. Any additional items in the package are through the generosity of anonymous donors. The Children's Foundation concentrates on providing children with necessities – clothing, socks, underwear, diapers and personal hygiene items. Tags, with clothing sizes, are hung on Christmas trees in local churches, stores & restaurants and are available for anyone wanting to donate an outfit of clothing for a child in need.
Anyone wishing to make a donation of cash or clothing, can stop by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, at 1269 Union Avenue, Laconia (next to McDonald's) or by mail to SVDP Children's Foundation, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH 03247.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 11:11
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