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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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Meredith Library Book Sale on February 12

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library Book Sale will be Thursday, February 12 from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The sale will be at the Meredith Public Library, located at 91 Main Street.

Those who become a member of the Friends on the day of the book sale will receive a free tote and can fill it for free at the sale. Most sales are by donations. Boxes of books are $15.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:15

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Spalidays event raised $3,500 for mental health services at LRGHealthcare

LACONIA — In early December the Cascade Spa in Meredith hosted their annual Spalidays event at Church Landing, drawing hundreds of attendees for an upscale two-day celebration focused on the benefits of spa services on personal health and well-being.

Each December Spalidays guests are treated to mini spa services, great gifts and discounts, and they have the opportunity to chat with exclusive product vendors from around the world – all while giving back to their community. This past Spalidays event raised a very impressive $3,500 to benefit mental health services at LRGHealthcare.

For the past three years Martha Zyla, Director of the Cascade Spa, selected a specific health-related focus and designation for funds raised from Spalidays. Looking back the event has highlighted the importance of screenings for early detection of breast cancer, and last year's Spalidays made possible two free skin screening clinics at LRGH.

"This past Spalidays event brought to light the issue of mental health in our community, and funds raised will be directed to help patients at LRGHealthcare who may be struggling with a mental health diagnosis," explains Zyla. "The team at the Cascade Spa is very proud to support LRGHealthcare once again, which will in turn benefit their patients – our friends and neighbors."

"We are incredibly grateful to Martha Zyla, everyone at Cascade Spa and Mill Falls, the many vendors, local businesses and guests who helped to make this year's Spalidays such a heartwarming and very successful event," adds LRGHealthcare Senior Psychiatric Services Program Director Stacy Sorrell.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare's mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:07

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One-act play competition at Newfound Regional High School on January 30

BRISTOL — Newfound Regional High School presents the annual One Act Play Competition on Friday, January 30 at 7 pm. Each of the four classes at NRHS will present a one act play for adjudication. Trophies are awarded for outstanding acting, directing, and best play.

Admission in $5 for students and $7 for adults. The emergency snow date is January 31.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:01

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