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Needlework artist exhibit at The Studio in Laconia

LACONIA — For some, the idea of needlework may conjure dusty pillows in an elderly relative's home. For artist Jayson Twombly, needlework becomes the medium for creating tiny portraits, "My Little Friends". Twombly's gallery of work beckons viewers closer with precise stitches and vibrant color, yet turns traditional portraiture on its head, a pixellated version of the human face. The images are all designed by the artist from photographs, and demonstrate both a mastery of design and a delight in the play of color and form.

"My Little Friends" will be at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Downtown Laconia, through early March. There is an opening reception on Friday, February 20 from 5 to 7 pm, with light refreshment, live music and an opportunity to meet the artist and his "Little Friends".

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:48

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Adult Education offering SAT Prep starting March 11

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering an SAT (College Board) Preparation Class beginning on Wednesday, March 11 for seven weeks. The SAT Preparation Classes are scheduled to end on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in time for the SAT Exam that is scheduled to be given on Saturday, May 2.

The SAT Preparation Classes are designed to help students score better on the mathematics, reading comprehension and written essay sections of the SAT Exam. The SAT Exam will test subject areas that students have learned throughout four years of high school. Emphasis will be placed on three segments: reading, writing and arithmetic. A perfect score on the SAT Exam is 2400.

The writing section will be divided between multiple choice questions on grammar and style and an essay students must write on an assigned topic. In the past, the SAT Exam had been strictly multiple choices. The SAT Exam now is becoming a test of critical reading, comprehensive writing and higher mathematics in addition to a test of learned skills that you use to reason. Students will improve problem solving skills involving basic math, Algebra, Algebra II and Geometry.

Emphasis will also be placed on helping the student score better on the written essay portion of the exam. The SAT Preparation classes will also help to prepare the students for the different types of questions asked, when to guess at a question, and how to pace oneself so as to not run out of time. Test taking tips will also be given. The skills required by the new SAT are those same skills needed by all high school students today.

For more information or to enroll in the SAT Preparation Class, the student should contact Peggy Selig, Director, Laconia Adult Education at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:06

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Vendors & donors sought for indoor yard sale at BHS

BELMONT — Indoor yard sale vendors or donations wanted for the annual event at Belmont High School. The event will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information or to be part of this event contact Sharon Hampton at 267-6525 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:56

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Chinese cooking classes start March 5 in Laconia

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will offer a five week Chinese cooking class beginning on Thursday, March 5 from 6-8 p.m.

In this hands-on class, Yan Li will introduce students to the basics of Chinese cooking. The sessions teaches students how to choose, use, and care for woks, cleavers, and other Chinese cooking utensils

Students will learn about ingredients and cooking techniques, including spices, stir frying, folding won-tons, and roasting in a wok. Learn to make Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, handmade wonton soup, vegetable and seafood stir fry and perfect steamed jasmine rice, plus lots more.

For more information or to enroll in the class call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:54

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