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Beekeeping workshop at Shaker Village on Feb. 21

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will kick off its 2015 schedule of Shaker-inspired workshops with Beginning Beekeeping on Saturday, February 21 from 3-5 p.m. Beekeeper Amy Antonucci will instruct the workshop and the cost to attend is $30 for Canterbury Shaker Village members and $35 for not-yet-members.

With an emphasis on natural methods, the workshop will include a discussion of basic beekeeping terms, basic honeybee biology, the equipment needed to get started, types of honeybees and how to get them. Products and services of the hive will be discussed. What to expect in terms of time and money input, and where to get more information will also be discussed.

Antonucci has been keeping bees for honey and pollination since 2005. She served as Vice President of the Seacoast Beekeepers Association of NH and organized their annual Bee School for three years. Other upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include Hands on Grafting and Competent Pruning both on April 11; Building Great No-Till, No-Dig Garden Beds on April 18; Home Orchard Care on May 16; The ABCs of Letterpress Printing on June 6; and Shaker Broom Making on June 7. For workshop details or to register, visit www.shakers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 10:05

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Historic photos and postcard presentation in Bristol on February 14

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society will be presenting an afternoon program featuring historic photos and postcards from the collection of Dave Roberts on Saturday, February 14 at the Minot Sleeper Library at 1 p.m.

Roberts has amassed an extensive collection containing many rare photos and postcards previously not available in the Historical Society collection. During the presentation there will be ample opportunity for sharing memories and asking questions.  Orders may be placed for prints of of favorite photos with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.  Refreshments will be served.  This program is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 09:55

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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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