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New Hampshire Humane Society now hosting children’s birthday parties

LACONIA — Recognizing that so many area children care about animal welfare, evidenced by the many who donate items in lieu of actual presents on their special day; New Hampshire Humane Society has launched a new program – hosting children's birthday parties.

"At least weekly, a child arrives with parents, siblings and close friends, to bring their bounty for the animals, selflessly donated in place of their own birthday presents", says NHHS Managing Director, Marylee Gorham. " We identified a way to further solidify the animal/human bond and host a teachable moment to the next generation of pet owners and animal advocates by accommodating birthday parties right at the shelter".

Celebrating a child's special day at the animal shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia will help her learn about the animals that call the shelter home. Parties can be booked right away The animal shelter Community/Training Room will be available for rental in two hour blocks on Saturdays, starting immediately. The 26'x33' space has a slip resistant floor, adjoining kitchen, bathroom access, and separate entrance. The program is offered for children five years of age and over, with up to fourteen party goers. A donation of $150 with include use of the space for two hours, with tables, chairs and kitchen facility, a tour of the shelter guided by trained NHHS representatives with supervised meeting of a shelter animal. Best of all, the birthday party honoree will be able to name one of the shelter's homeless pets, receive regular updates of their progress until adoption day, and enjoy NHHS Junior Membership. Food and decorations of the space are not included and must be carried in.
Guests are encouraged to bring gifts for the animals picked from the Society's Wish List. To learn more about the particulars of the program, booking arrangements, and cancellation policy, contact Andrea Bonner, Volunteer coordinator at 524-3252x306 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Hampshire Humane Society is a stand-alone animal welfare agency relying on support from private donors, business and the public who are aligned with their mission, finding forever homes. NH Humane Society is a registered 501 3 ( C ) charity pledged to care for the lost, abused, abandoned and unwanted creatures in the Lakes Region, until adoption day. For information about the many shelter programs, Wish List, and animals available for adoption call 524-3252 or check www.nhhumane.org .

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:14

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Monte Carlo Night in Moultonborough

rMOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Historical Society will hold a Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, October 4, at the Lions Club on Old Route 109 in Moultonborough, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person, and there will be a buffet dinner, BYOB, followed by fun games of chance including craps, roulette, blackjack, and Texas Hold'Em. For more information, call Fran Vincent at 253-6250, or visit the Society's website at www.MoultonboroughHistory.org, where you can pay using PayPal.

Tickets are also available at the Lamprey House Museum, open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10-4. This is the fifth annual Monte Carlo Night with proceeds to benefit the Historical Society.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:01

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Gilford Youth Center to hold summer’s end party

GILFORD — The 3rd Annual Gilford Youth Center Summer's End Celebration, a sunset cruise on the Mount Washington, will be held Sunday, September 21, from 4:15-7pm

Guests swill enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, dancing and of course a beautiful sunset cruise around the lake.

Tickets are $60 and are available at the Gilford Youth Center. You can also reserve your seats at www.gilfordyouthcenter.com or by calling 524-6978. Ticket includes cruise admission and dinner, and does not include alcoholic beverages. There will also be a silent auction items and raffles.

All proceeds help future programming at the Gilford Youth Center. This event is for the kids, without the kids. 21+ only. Attire is casual.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 08:54

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Lakes Region Tea Party to discuss primary results


MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.

Results of the recent Primary election will be discussed. Some primary winners may attend, say organizers. In addition, a portion of a video about the Constitution will be shown.

For more information, contact Hal or Peggy Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 08:50

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