SANBORNTON — The final event in the Sanbornton Public Library Summer Reading Program will feature the special program "Reading with Rocky". This event will take place on Wednesday, August 14 at 1 p.m.
Rocky is a gentle German shepherd who was originally found as a stray in the North Carolina woods. He was adopted by Carol Varney and her husband Bob, and then traveled to New Hampshire. Rocky has been since converted into a certified therapy dog.
Making many visits to the New Hampshire Veterans' Home, Rocky is one of Therapy Dogs International's "Tail Waggin' Tutors." Many children are anxious to practice reading aloud because they feel self-conscious and embarrassed when they make mistakes. The "Tail Waggin' Tutors" program encourages reading development in children by providing a nonjudgmental, furry listener who won't laugh over a mistake or word-stumble.
Children begin to associate reading with sharing a fun time with a new canine friend, and reading is viewed in a positive light. At this event Varney will read a short story to Rocky. Then, while the group works on a fun craft, individual children will have the opportunity to take a turn reading to Rocky.
The program is geared mostly toward young children, but is free and open to all. For more information about this or other programs at the library, visit http://SPLNH.com or call 286-8288.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 08:41
HOLDERNESS — The Little Church Theater in Holderness will be presenting the musical "Nunsense" Thursday through Sunday, August 15-18 and again from August 22 through 25. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Lisa Lovett, Executive Director of The Little Church Theater, is especially excited about this production. "It's a glorious way to celebrate our tenth year in operation," she said.
The cast of energetic nuns features local actresses Jennifer Bleiler, Terri Dautcher, Lisa Lovett, and Libby Schwaner. They are directed by Sharon Rae Paquette.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 968-2250.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 08:12
LACONIA — The Belmont Police Department, in conjunction with a AAA of New England, is facilitating a "Keeping the Keys" course for senior drivers on Wednesday, August 14 at 9 a.m. at Briarcrest Estates Community Center in Laconia.
Senior members of the community are encouraged to attend this program. If older drivers cannot attend, it is encouraged that another family member attend on their behalf.
The workshop will cover ways to help seniors driving as long as possible. At AAA's Keeping the Keys workshop drivers will learn how to adjust to natural changes in driving ability, keep driving skills sharp, and how to take full advantage of AAA's resources for senior drivers.
For more information about this free program contact Lieutenant Richard Mann at 267-8350.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 07:56
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