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Homeless Documentary To Air On Lakes Region Public Access

LACONIA — Labeled a "powerful documentary" during its premiere at the Belknap Mill last week, "The Invisible People" now will be airing on Lakes Region Public Access Television, with the first broadcasts scheduled Friday, April 18, at 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 9:05 p.m. The program also will be available on the Internet through LRPA's Video On Demand link at www.lrpa.org.

"The Invisible People" is a documentary highlighting an art and photography project in Laconia and a transitional program in Canaan where those willing to put in the effort can gain new skills that offer a step up and perhaps out of their difficulties.

Invisible to many, the homeless are facing problems of their own making and from circumstances beyond their control. Once in that situation, it is difficult to recover. However, these two programs provide a chance for them to gain a sense of self-worth, discovering hidden talents and ways to make a fresh start.

River Crew Art in Laconia provides art supplies and cameras to the homeless, guiding them in sharpening their skills and developing a sense of accomplishment. Meeting on Monday mornings, the program provides a supportive environment for experimentation, followed by a hot meal for the participants. Each year, River Crew Art holds an art and photography show where their creations are put on exhibition, to critical acclaim.

A Sacred Place in Canaan offers a safe location for those willing to work with farm animals and gain agricultural skills. More importantly, those camping there will have a permanent address to use in applying for work and benefits. The hours may be long, but the work is not difficult and it produces new skills that participants can rely on when they are ready to move on. The program has given a boost to those who are sincere about trying to turn their lives around.
"The Invisible People" is part of the Liberty Independent Media Project's ongoing mission of showcasing the arts, history, and culture with a special focus on those overcoming adversity. For more information on the Liberty Project, see www.libertymedianh.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:44

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Grace Wellness Center Launches Book discussion Group

MEREDITH — The Grace Wellness Center 169 Daniel Webster Highway, suite 1 Meredith, is hosting a monthly book discussion group to promote inner spiritual growth through a multifaceted exchange of ideas, thoughts and expression.

The first book the group will study is "Peace is Every Step" at its Saturday, April 19 meeting from 6-8 p.m. People may purchase a copy to read or check it out of their local library. Light refreshments will be served. Call 603-707-2071 to reserve a space or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Grace Wellness Center Launches Book discussion Group

MEREDITH — The Grace Wellness Center 169 Daniel Webster Highway, suite 1 Meredith, is hosting a monthly book discussion group to promote inner spiritual growth through a multifaceted exchange of ideas, thoughts and expression.

The first book the group will study is "Peace is Every Step" at its Saturday, April 19 meeting from 6-8 p.m. People may purchase a copy to read or check it out of their local library. Light refreshments will be served. Call 603-707-2071 to reserve a space or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Elm Street School Helps Recycle Drink Pouches

LACONIA — Elm Street School students are cleaning up the environment and earning money for their school. By simply collecting drink pouches from the lunchroom or classroom, Elm Street School students can win playgrounds, park benches and recycling bins for their school or community.

The school participates in the Drink Pouch Brigade®, a free recycling program for individuals or groups from Capri Sun and eco-pioneer TerraCycle®. To learn more about or sign up for the program, visit www.terracycle.com. The program is free to any interested organization or individual, and all shipping costs are paid.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:33

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