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Lakes Gallery Calligraphy ongoing classes

MEREDITH — The Art of Writing Italic Calligraphy Workshops are currently being conducted every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning at the chi lin art gallery.

Beginning Italic Calligraphy teaches the fundamentals of beautiful Italic writing and allows each student to gain confidence using a fountain pen in a relaxed atmosphere, at their own pace. Lower case, numbers and punctuation are studied and incorporated into finished, simple layout projects. All materials are included. The current rate for six two hour sessions is $150.

Italic Calligraphy Capital Workshop follows with the study of flourished uppercase letters using fountain pens. Students taking this course will be encouraged to complete a more finished individual project. Rates for this course are $110 for six two hour sessions.

Open Calligraphy Studio works with more advanced layout, interpretation, and the dip pens and other media to accommodate individual interests. Six two hour sessions for this workshop are $95.

Classes are ongoing and can be started at anytime. All students are encouraged to exhibit in the annual spring Winnipesaukee Writers Show. For more information please call 279-8663, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 11:00

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'Take Shape for Life' event on Feb. 22

LACONIA — On February 22 local health coaches with Take Shape for Life will be hosting a morning of inspiration and information about creating optimal health, followed by exploring how to help others do the same. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Landmark Inn.

All are invited to come and listen to inspirational stories and see first hand the transformations that have taken place. Participants will meet and speak with people who have lost over 100 pounds and kept it off.

The event is free to attend. To register in advance or for more information call Robin Felch at 393-7192.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 10:52

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LACT Homebuyer seminar Feb 22

LACONIA — Would-be homeowners can learn everything they need to know about buying a home in a full-day seminar offered by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT), a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, and sponsored by The Bank of New Hampshire. The seminar will be held on Saturday, February 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakes Region Community Services in Laconia.

The topics or the seminar would include credit and budgeting, qualifying for a mortgage, working with a realtor, home inspection process, and the closing process.

The First-time Homebuyer Seminar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register by calling Debra Drake, LACLT's Homeownership Director at (603) 524-0747 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . LACLT's full seminar and workshop schedule is available online at www.laclt.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 12:05

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LHS Key donates food to Salvation Army

In its continuing approach to bettering our community one child at a time, members of the LHS Key Club, in coordination with representatives from the Laconia Kiwanis, did an extended shopping trip during the holidays to provide food for the needy families of our area. Pictured here are shoppers with the lengthy receipt for all the food that was purchased at Market- Basket in Tilton. All-Brite Cleaners, of Gilford, partnered with the Clubs by matching the dollar donation, further helping to make the holidays Briter for families. The groceries were delivered to the Salvation Army and distributed. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 12:01

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