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‘Murder at the Mardi Gras’ in Franklin on January 10

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House is pleased to present another great production by Franklin Footlight Theatre, "Murder at the Mardi Gras", a murder mystery presentation, Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tables for groups or individual seating are available and desserts and beverages will be offered. Audience participation is welcomed. Visit franklinoperahouse.org for ticket options and to purchase tickets on line or available at the box office starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:38

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‘Transforming Stress’ workshop series starts Jan. 6

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center (FRC) of Central New Hampshire holds a free workshop for parents on "Transforming Stress...Simple Steps, Not Always Easy" beginning Tuesday, January 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. This 4 week series will be facilitated by Mindfulness and Stress Management Coach, Shanti Douglas of Eight Limbs Holistic Health, and will be held at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia.

This short series, will allow participants to gain an understanding of a variety of tools they can use to change their lives by eliminating stress, one step at a time. They will learn how to reduce the physiological impact of stress and slow the busy mind. Participants will work toward retraining the brain and using the power of the mind to promote healthy change.

"This program is a great way to start the New Year. It offers people a unique opportunity to look at the stresses in their lives in a different light and make positive changes for themselves and their families," commented Tricia Tousignant, FRC Program Coordinator.

The FRC is also offering a 6-week series "Active Parenting of Teens" program to families in the Lakes Region on Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 6-8 p.m. the Family Resource Center in Laconia.

This free series is open to all. The program supports parents or guardians with children in their teen or pre-teen years providing guidance and support to turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth.Topics include: methods of respectful discipline, skills for clear, honest communication, strategies to prevent risky behavior, how to be an encouraging parent, and issues such as teens on-line, bullying, and depression. Advance registration is requested. Limited on-site childcare and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval.

For more information on these programs or to register, contact 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. . Space is limited. Attendance certificates are provided at the parenting programs sponsored by Lakes Region Community Services, Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:31

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Wesley Woods to host luncheon on January 7


GILFORD — Wesley Woods will host a luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at noon. Organizers say the event provides an opportunity to take a break from the kitchen and the cold, and enjoy a variety of warm soups, breads and conversations.

Everyone is welcome, but organizers request those interested in going to call ahead. RSVPs can be made to Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wesley Woods is located behind the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A (Gilford Avenue).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:20

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Laconia Community Center racquetball court reopens

LACONIA — The racquetball court at the Community Center has reopened, according to the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

The court will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday nights from 6:45 to 10 p.m.

Those wanting to play are asked to call the Parks and Rec office to schedule their time slots at 524-5046.

The fee will be $2 per person per hour of court time.

The Parks and Rec Department notes that racquetball is a great way to get in shape (hand/eye coordination) for lacrosse. Those who wish can use their lacrosse sticks with a racquetball.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:14

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