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Water Color Painting Studio Class offered by Laconia Adult Education

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a Water Color Painting Studio Class, taught by Mary Lou John, beginning on Monday, March 16. The class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. for six weeks.

The class will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including basic approaches to color and value. Through a series of landscapes and other subjects of each individual's choosing, participants will develop a sensitivity to the medium, and begin to understand how to use watercolor to achieve the best results. Those attending the class will learn the basic elements of composition as a basic foundation for painting.

Students attending the first night of class should bring any water color painting supplies that they might have. Those who have never taken this type of a class, come the first night and the instructor will let you know what supplies are required.This class is open to students at all levels of water color painting. No previous water color painting experience is required.

To enroll in this class or for more information, please call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 09:00

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10-week Alpha course at Alton Bay Conference Center

ALTON — The Alton Bay Christian Conference Center will be bringing a 10-week Alpha course to the community starting March 5 when participants gather for a meal in the Lombard Dining Hall at 5 p.m. followed by a DVD presentation and discussion.

The Alpha course began in London, England in 1976 as an introduction to the Christian faith for new Christians attending Holy Trinity Brompton church and since then has become  a world wide program geared to reaching the average person ''off  the street.''

Linda Overall, Outreach Coordinator for the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, says ''Alpha is for anyone wanting to explore why they are here...the questions of life. Alpha always includes good food, a DVD presentation, some discussion, and fun,'' and is open to everyone whether they attend church regularly or have never been to church.

She says those who would like to know more about Alpha can check it out at www.alphausa.org or contact Linda Overall by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Alton Bay Christian Conference Center at 875-6161.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 08:03

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Family Resource Center offering Nurturing Fathers program starting March 5

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, is once again offering a free, "Nurturing Fathers" program to men in the Lakes Region. This 13-week series is preceded by an orientation session on March 5, 2014 where co-facilitators, David Emond and Steve Columbo will introduce the program and topics. "Nurturing Fathers" classes then meet on Thursdays from March 19 through June 11, 2015, 5:30-8 p.m. and include dinner.

This series is designed for men who strive be the best dads they can be.Emond and Columbo, both fathers themselves, will lead sessions covering: dealing with feelings; discipline without violence; communication; problem-solving; play; teamwork with a spouse/partner and more.

A participant in the first Nurturing Fathers series which recently ended, remarked, "This program helped me open up to my children and my wife." Another dad noted that "the material gave him an understanding of active listening and how important it is to be a loving and supportive father."

Advance registration is requested. Limited on-site childcare and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. Space is limited, call Tricia Tousignant, Lakes Region Community Services, at 528-0391, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 07:57

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Breakfast with Bristol Masons postponed

BRISTOL — Due to weather issues, the Community Breakfast scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Bristol Masonic Lodge this Sunday has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 22 from 7-11 a.m. at Sawhegenit Chapter #52.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 07:51

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