Choose Franklin Day to be held on May 9

FRANKLIN — Plans are underway for the Eleventh Annual Choose Franklin Community Day, sponsored by Franklin Regional Hospital (LRGHealthcare) and Franklin Savings Bank, which will be held on Saturday, May 9 at Odell Park in Franklin.
The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. which will step off at Franklin High School and proceed easterly to downtown turning on Smith Street and ending at Odell Park. This year's theme is "Franklin for a Lifetime".
A fair will be held at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include vendors, crafts, food, games, amusements and entertainment. There will be a performance by the Flying Frisbee Dogs at 12:30 p.m. and a 1:15 p.m. show by Marko the Magician sponsored by the Franklin Public Library.
Crafters, local businesses and organizations which would like to participate in the fair or march in the parade, contact Marcia Rollins at 934-3108 ext. 4420 or download a Participation Form at
Remember to sign up soon, after April 15 a $10 late fee will be assessed if space is available.

Moultonborough Women's Club to celebrate its 65th anniversary

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Women's Club will have a luncheon to celebrate its 65th anniversary on Monday, April 6, at the Lions Hall.

The club's origins go back to 1950 when a handful of women met and organized a service club to promote civic, educational and social activities. In 1960 they began awarding $100 scholarships and as time passed the amounts grew larger and became the club's pet project.

Over the years, the club has helped the town in various ways, helping both the Girl and Boy Scouts, the 4-H Club, a program called Close Up, where students yearly visited Washington D.C., purchased playground equipment, donated books and toys to a day care center, donated baskets of food at Thanksgiving and toys at Christmas as well as knitted hats and mittens, purchased musical instruments for the school band, sponsored sports teams.

The club has worked diligently to remove billboards, junk cars and old dumps, planted flowers in several areas and purchased lilac bushes to help in beautification.

In searching old records the club has determined that all the scholarships awarded from 1960 to 2014 came to an astonishing amount of $152,350. They continued researching old records and discovered that MWC joined the nation in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in 1996 and to date raised $103,387 for that worthy cause.

More information about the club is available at moultonboroughwomens

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.