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Lecture Jan. 27 on historic churches of Laconia

LACONIA – Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a reception for its newest exhibition entitled "The Historic Churches of Laconia" on Tuesday, January 27 at 6 pm at The Laconia Public Library. This exhibition will remain on display through the month of March.

In addition to the amazing architecture of Laconia's historic churches, comes a rich history ... those lost to fire and those rebuilt after fire, buildings raised to add a second level and steeples lowered ... and even those that have moved across town and face a new beginning. This exhibition was designed to share that rich history.

"I have always been in awe of the amazing architecture that surrounds us in Laconia – and our Historic Churches are an excellent example of that,'' says LHMS Executive Director, Brenda Kean. "Pulling this exhibit together has been a series of great adventures and new discoveries. I am so excited to share with our community the pieces that we have gathered ... some of them haven't been seen by the general public for more than 75 years."

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603.527.1278, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 10:12

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Beekeeping workshop at Shaker Village on Feb. 21

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will kick off its 2015 schedule of Shaker-inspired workshops with Beginning Beekeeping on Saturday, February 21 from 3-5 p.m. Beekeeper Amy Antonucci will instruct the workshop and the cost to attend is $30 for Canterbury Shaker Village members and $35 for not-yet-members.

With an emphasis on natural methods, the workshop will include a discussion of basic beekeeping terms, basic honeybee biology, the equipment needed to get started, types of honeybees and how to get them. Products and services of the hive will be discussed. What to expect in terms of time and money input, and where to get more information will also be discussed.

Antonucci has been keeping bees for honey and pollination since 2005. She served as Vice President of the Seacoast Beekeepers Association of NH and organized their annual Bee School for three years. Other upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include Hands on Grafting and Competent Pruning both on April 11; Building Great No-Till, No-Dig Garden Beds on April 18; Home Orchard Care on May 16; The ABCs of Letterpress Printing on June 6; and Shaker Broom Making on June 7. For workshop details or to register, visit www.shakers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 10:05

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Historic photos and postcard presentation in Bristol on February 14

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society will be presenting an afternoon program featuring historic photos and postcards from the collection of Dave Roberts on Saturday, February 14 at the Minot Sleeper Library at 1 p.m.

Roberts has amassed an extensive collection containing many rare photos and postcards previously not available in the Historical Society collection. During the presentation there will be ample opportunity for sharing memories and asking questions.  Orders may be placed for prints of of favorite photos with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.  Refreshments will be served.  This program is free and open to the public.

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Tai Chi Chih class offered through Adult Education

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a Tai Chi Chih: Joy Through Movement class starting on Thursday, January 29. The Tai Chi Chih class will meet from 6-7:15 p.m. for a period of eight weeks.

Tai Chi Chih is a Chinese exercise system that consists of slow, circular hand, foot and body movements often described as swimming in the air with deep breathing and focused attention. It was originally developed in China as a martial art and means Grand or Supreme Ultimate martial art form or system. Tai Chi Chih is also performed as a graceful, meditative exercise.

This class is relaxing, practical and designed to give beginners and returning students alike a solid foundation upon which to continue their practice at home and to enjoy the benefits of these wonderful Tai Chi movement. The practice of Tai Chi Chih promotes high levels of health, balance, flexibility, strength, confidence, longevity and peace of mind as people age.

To enroll in the Tai Chi Chih class, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 09:48

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