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St. Joseph Parish holding annual Christmas Fair on Saturday

BELMONT — St. Joseph Parish in Belmont will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme of this years fair is "Christmas in the Village" and will highlight the Village Bakeshop, Village Bookstore, Village Jeweler, Village Crafts, Baby & Knit items, Decoration Shop, and Village Playground for the children where Santa is expected to stop by. The Village Photographer will be available to take family pictures that can be for Christmas cards or as keepsakes.

There will also be a large "Silent Auction" featuring a variety of gift certificates and donated items with values from $5 to $500. A major auction item is being donated by the Church's Pastor, Father Rick, who will prepare and serve a dinner at the Rectory for the winning family.

Many families have donated "Theme Baskets" which will be raffled every hour. Tickets will be sold at the Fair and the baskets have a value up to $100 each. Tickets for the cash raffle will be available at the Village Town Hall for $1 each or 6 for $5. 1st prize is $1,500, 2nd prize $500, and 3rd prize $300. All cash prizes. The winners will be drawn at 2:45 p.m.

New menus and food offerings will be available for Breakfast 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. a the Village Bistro serving all New Hampshire sourced menus. Breakfast will feature local farm products from Fox Country Smokehouse, Sandwich Creamery, Heritage Farm, Bartlett Farm, Krebs Farm, Pete & Gerry's Eggs, and Black Bear Micro Roastery. Lunch features "Woodstock Brewery" Beef Stew with Beef from PT Farm, Chili with Beans from Weeks Farm, Mac & Cheese made with local cheese which was a winner at the Granite State "Mac & Cheese Bakeoff" and the very delicious "Sonny's Seafood Chowder" will be available.

For more information contact St. Joseph Rectory office 603-267-8174 or Don McLelland Sr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 06:55

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Pelvic floor disorder program at LRGH on Thursday

LACONIA — On Thursday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Lakes Region General Hospital, Urogynecologist Dr. Carolyn Drake and Licensed Physical Therapist Pauline Archambault will host an educational program to help women impacted by pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) gain the knowledge and confidence they need to evaluate their own pelvic health and address pelvic health issues with their physicians.

Pelvic Floor Disorders occur when there is a weakness of the pelvic muscles which may cause problems, including bladder and bowel control. Pelvic floor disorders impact one in three women, and it is not a natural part of growing older or an unavoidable after effect of giving birth. PFD's can be treated successfully with the help of specialists.

Many women suffer in silence, don't be one of them. Let the experts at LRGHealthcare help to answer your questions. To reserve a spot to attend this free community session, call Community Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 11:10

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Meeting Thurs. for Destination Imagination in Gilmanton

GILMANTON — There will be an informational meeting for interested families at Gilmanton School on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. about the Destination Imagination program.

Children are welcome to come for fun, crafts, and games that will give them a preview of what it would be like to be a member of a DI team.

Destination Imagination is an internationally acclaimed program for students from kindergarten through college, with over 200,000 participants each year in the U.S. and more than 30 other countries. Students work in small teams for several months to solve a Team Challenge in an imaginative and entertaining manner. These Challenges include both artistic and technical elements, and the end result is part performance, part science project, and part sporting event.

Each team must solve their chosen Challenge on their own. Adults are not allowed to help, except for teaching basic skills that the students might want to learn, such as sewing or the safe use of tools. The students on each team must write their own skit, and design and construct all of their own props and costumes. The teams present their solutions to the Team Challenge at regional tournaments in March, and the highest scoring teams can advance to state and international tournaments.

Those who can't make it to the meeting, but would like to know more about Destination Imagination can contact Judy Wilson (267-6346 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 11:06

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An Evening of Native Food Tastings & Entertainment

GILFORD — The NH Intertribal Native American Council is hosting an evening of Native Food Tastings and Entertainment on Saturday, November 15 from 5 to 8 pm at the Gilford Community Church.

The menu will include venison, buffalo, trout, salmon, turkey, the "Three Sisters"(corn, squash & beans), wild rice, cornbread & frybread, wojabi, autumn stew, chokecherry pudding, mixed berry crisp, wild peppermint tea and native berry drink. All food items will be labeled with its history and recipe.

Entertainment will include native drumming, storytelling, flute playing and raffles. All proceeds benefit the Native American Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for elders and children and under 6 are free.

For more information call Peter at 603-630-4757.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 11:04

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