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Sant Bani School schedules series of open houses

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School, which is undergoing a transformation to a K-8 program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, is welcoming parents of prospective students to visit the school and will hold three open houses this month.

Personal tours are offered by appointment Monday through Friday, and families are also welcome to attend open houses that are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m., and Thursday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. Open houses will include an information session, group tours, and an opportunity for questions and answers with teachers, students, parents and alumni. Light refreshments will be served.

New programs in development for next year include an extended day enrichment program to better support working parents while providing learning opportunities for students, a more robust Spanish language program beginning in kindergarten that aims for fluency in students who attend Sant Bani through eighth grade, and a commitment to broadening the reach of its Service Learning program.

Highlights of Sant Bani's current program that will continue include small classes, dedicated faculty who create authentic, mutually rewarding relationships with students, student-directed, project-based learning, strong core academic courses along with classes in physical education, music, art and drama, and lots of outdoor activities.

Those interested in scheduling a tour or registering for an open house can go to santbani.org/admission or call 603-934-4240.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:56

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Gilford Middle & High School to host annual holiday craft fair on Dec. 6

GILFORD — The Annual Craft Fair held at Gilford Middle and High School will be on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair includes over 130 crafters, along with school sponsored clubs and organizations from both the middle and high school that will be selling their wares. Items for sale include candles, pet related items, holiday decorations, baked goods, jewelry, pottery, scarves, fudge, gourmet popcorn and a variety of gift baskets are just a few of the items for sale. Participants are also encouraged to pick up a quick snack or have lunch with friends in the food court located in the middle school cafeteria.

The senior class of 2015 will be raffling off a variety of gift certificates and selling coffee, donuts and meatball grinders throughout the day to raise money to help offset the cost of a yearbook for every senior and their class trip.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:51

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Elks Hoop Shoot contest in Franklin Saturday

FRANKLIN — The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin, along with the Franklin Lodge of Elks, will host the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center on Saturday, December 6. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the competition will take place starting at 10 a.m.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8-13. Contestants are assigned age-groups based on their age on April 1, 2015. Local winners will move on to district, state, regional and national competitions. Contact the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin at 410-5184 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:34

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Santa Land at Gilford Youth Center on Friday

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center and Gilford Parks and Recreation will host Santa Land this Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gilford Youth Center.

Santa Land offers children various Christmas-themed stations, including arts and crafts, cookie decorating, jump houses, giant inflatable slide, story time, games and more. Children will also get to meet and have their picture taken with Santa. There will also be dinner specials on Friday night, a cookie walk, and a toy raffle.

Admission is free.

The Youth Center is located at 19 Potter Hill Road, next to the Gilford Community Church.

To learn more, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:21

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