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Belknap county democrats will hold a meeting and potluck dinner on april 22

LACONIA — Belknap County Democrats will hold a meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at Lakes Region Community College in the LRCC Academic Commons.

There will be a potluck with an Italian theme. Those who attend are invited to bring a dish to share.

There will be 3 featured speakers:
Keynote Speaker: Mark Fernald, former Democratic candidate for Governor
Dessert Speaker: Ed Philpot, former Chair, Belknap County Commission
Workshop on Writing Letters to the Editor: Trey Taraila from the New Hampshire Democratic Party

Space is available after the meeting for town committees to meet.


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:58

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Interfaith hospice memorial services in Laconia, Wolfeboro

 LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will be holding two Interfaith Hospice Memorial Services to celebrate the memory of loved ones who have died this past year, both those who died in hospice care and those from the wider community.

Members of the VNAand Hospice staff will share in leading the services, which will include music and a time of remembrance.

These services will be held in Laconia at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26th.

And in Wolfeboro at the First Congregational Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3rd.

For more information contact: John Davies, Chaplain, at 603-524-8444 x2321 or 603-569-2729 x305

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Beadweaving class offered in Meredith on April 26

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be holding a program titled Beadweaving: Cellini Spiral Bracelet class with artist Deb Fairchild on Sunday, April 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

This tubular variation of the traditional peyote bead weaving technique combines seed beads in a variety of sizes to create a stunning bracelet with intriguing spiraling contours. Previous bead weaving experience is helpful.

Students should bring eyeglasses or magnifiers if they use these for close work. The tuition for the class is $35 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $20 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call 279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

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5th Annual Autism Center Walkathon to be held on May 17 in Laconia

LACONIA — The 5th Annual Autism Center Walkathon will be held on Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the WOW Trail in Laconia. Walkers of all ages gather at Lakes Region Community Services' Main Office, 719 North Main Street in Downtown Laconia, adjacent to the entrance of the WOW trail across from the Laconia Clinic.

The LRCS Autism Center, a program of the Family Resource Center, empowers parents to educate, encourage, support and advocate for their child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Center's team teaches parents strategies to incorporate into their everyday family routines. The teaching model provides measurable goals and objectives in a natural, child-friendly environment and the Center's early education staff work with each family to meet their specific needs.

"Each year this community-based event grows, and we are so grateful for the support we receive. Funds raised help us with outreach and to provide resources for the expanding number of families with young children on the Autism Spectrum in need of services," commented Jennifer Doris, Manager of LRCS Family Resource Center' Early Childhood program.

In addition to the event's long-time Sponsors – Kara Financial, LLC, Syl LaPierre Masonry and Peanuts Auto, LLC – all of whom are connected to the Autism Center through a child who has been enrolled in the program- Infocus Vision & Therapy Center; William J. White M.Ed, Educational and Behavioral Consulting Services; Well Sense Health Plan; and New Hampshire Healthy Families, have also signed on as sponsors. Again, the Region III Family Support Council will sponsor a lunch immediately following the Walkathon offering grilled hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks.

Many walkers form teams and ask their friends and family to support their fundraising. Participants can also fundraise online by creating a charitable Web page through GoFundMe. The links is available on the www.lrcs.com home page. Pledge forms are also available on the LRCS website. GoFundMe sends the donations collected online directly to LRCS, less processing fees. Lakes Region Community Services is a certified charity with GoFundMe.

The roundtrip route for this popular, family event is approximately 3.2 miles. Baby strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome on the Wow Trail. Pre-registration is not required and there is no registration fee to participate in the Walkathon. However, letting LRCS know you plan to attend is appreciated. Prospective walkers are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of walkers and to reserve T-shirt sizes or call Joanne Piper Lang at 524-8811.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:44

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