Better Choices, Better Health workshops begin April 8

FRANKLIN — A workshop to learn ways to manage symptoms of such health issues as chronic pain, diabetes or arthritis will be offered on Wednesdays between April 8 through May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center.

The Better Choices, Better Health workshops, being presented by LRGHealthcare, will offer information on how to apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, as well as how to learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more!

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.

For more information or to register for this upcoming workshops, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

Gilmanton Women's Club meeting on April 6

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Women's Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Diana McElwee, 258 Loon Pond Road.

The club was formed in 1971 with a mission to raise funds for the benefit of Gilmanton's townspeople, and local organizations.

We are always delighted to welcome new members. Those interested in learning more about the organization can contact Judy Bakos, club president at 267-5056, and/or visit our web site at: then go to community - Gilmanton Women's Club.


UNH Extension to hold pruning demonstration

BELMONT — On Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon UNH Cooperative Extension will hold a pruning demonstration at the home of Mr. Al Nix, Sr. at 161 Plummer Hill Road in Belmont.

Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, and Kelly McAdam, Belknap County Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, will lead this workshop for home gardeners. An emphasis will be on pruning apples, peaches, pears, and highbush blueberry bushes. Varieties suitable to grow in central New Hampshire, how to maintain plantings and manage pests such as deer and voles will also be discussed.

Pre-registration for this event is not required, and a suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Attendees are asked to come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine. For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at 527-5475.

Children’s clothing available at half price at the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop

GILMANTON -- Children's clothing will be on sale at half price during April at the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop, located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works.

Also, starting Monday, April 6, the Thrift Shop and Pantry will also be open on Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m. Other days of operation are: Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations of food and clothing are needed and graciously accepted. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can contact Barbara Reed, volunteer coordinator at 603-556-9449 or drop by the Thrift Shop during open hours for an application.