Workshop today to help control overeating

GILFORD — A workshop is entitled "Reduce Food Cravings and Control Overeating Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)" that will be held today from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at "Body Design by Joy'' at 25 Sawmill Road.

Pre-register by calling Body Design by Joy at 603-524-1860. Cost is $20.

Are you an emotional eater? Do your food cravings frustrate you and make you feel guilty? Would you like to explore and eliminate the true reasons why certain foods appeal to you? Join, Barbara E. Belmont, Certified EFT Practitioner, from Belmont Coaching and Consulting Services, as she teaches you how you, too can release food cravings and control your overeating. Participants will be introduced to an easy to learn relaxation tool called, Emotional Freedom Techniques "EFT", also known as tapping on the Meridians.

Belmont is a relaxation coach for the busy professional and EFT Specialist who helps her clients release the energetic and emotional connection between food cravings, limiting beliefs and uncomfortable memories.

Body Design by Joy is a complete wellness center located in the heart of the Lakes Region. Body Design is focused on meeting the individual needs of their clients. Body Design is also very well-known for their other top-notch services including Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Dietetic services, aesthetic services, and sunless spray tanning.

Winter semester classes for Laconia Academy set to begin January 12-15

LACONIA — Winter semester classes for Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program in the Lakes Region, are scheduled to begin Jan. 12-15.

The following courses will be offered: Science: Energy & Motion, Math For Life, 20th century U.S. history, math concepts/algebraic thinking, pre-algebra, economics, chemistry and lab, modern reading and writing, fact or fiction, Algebra I and human biology and lab.

The Laconia Academy "program provides adults with a second chance to earn a high school diploma," said Peggy Selig, director of Laconia Adult Education.

Anyone interested in enrolling for the winter semester or learning more about the program is urged to call 524-5712 or stop into the Laconia Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School.

Laconia Academy also allows students who are enrolled in day high school programs, to take courses at night, with their principal's permission, if they have failed classes during the day.

Students attending Laconia Academy can earn high school diploma credits in several different ways. Credit is given for previous high school credits earned and life experiences such as military service, work experience, apprenticeship training, correspondence courses, certificate programs and homemaking. Credits are earned by passing courses at Laconia Academy. Laconia Academy is also approved for those eligible for V.A. benefits.

Students wishing to enroll in Laconia Academy are required to provide a copy of their high school transcript from the last school attended, in order to transfer those previously earned high school credits to one's current record at Laconia Academy.

Bank of New Hampshire has established limited scholarship help for those students demonstrating financial need living in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Plymouth, Bristol and Moultonborough. This scholarship help will enable students to return to school at night and complete their high school education.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation through the Adult Success Program Grant (ASP) has also provided limited scholarship for these individuals who qualify in addition to limited scholarship assistance through the Pardoe Grant.

Those interested in attending Laconia Academy are encouraged to call 524-5712 to make an appointment or for more information.


Cribbage tournaments held every Wednesday night

GILFORD — The Café Deja Vu Pub Mania Team is hosting weekly Cribbage Tournaments Wednesday nights until June at Patrick's Pub & Eatery to benefit the NH1 Children's Auction.
Registration is $10 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm with games starting at 7:15 pm.
There will be weekly cash prizes. For more info call (603) 998-1418.

Laconia Parks & Rec racquetball court open

LACONIA — Laconia Parks & Recreation would like to proudly announce that their racquetball court is now open again.! The sport is showing signs of popularity again so break out your racquets and come to play.
Racquetball is also a great way to get in shape (hand/eye coordination) for lacrosse. If anyone wishes they may use their lacrosse sticks with a racquetball.
The court will be open Monday through Fridays from 8:30 – 4:30 pm and Tuesday nights from 6:45 – 10:00 pm. Please call the office to schedule your time slots at 524-5046.
The fee will be $2 per person per hour of court time.