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Boys Scouts to collect for food banks

GILFORD - Scouting for Food is an on-going annual program of the Boy Scouts of America that began in 1985. Pack 68 will be out on Saturday, November 1 placing collection bags in neighborhoods throughout the city, and will return on Saturday, November 8 to pick them up.

Scouting units across the country collect food for their local food banks over the course of one week in November. Each year, Cub Scout Pack 68 leaves plastic bags for their neighbors soliciting canned food items. One week later, the Scouts return to pick up and deliver the bags of food to a local food bank. 

Boy Scout Troop 68 be spending the night under the stars at Opechee Park on Saturday, November 1. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items from 3-9 p.m. Boy Scouts will also be collecting donations on Friday, November 7 at the following local grocers from 4-8 p.m.; Shaw's Supermarket, Gilford and Shaw's Supermarket, Belmont, and Walmart, Gilford. There will be a donation drop off bin at Hannafords Supermarket in Gilford from 10/31-11/7. All donations will be taken to the local NH Food Banks.

Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement and it's dedication for each boy to do a Good Turn daily. If you would like more information regarding the Scouting for Food program or about scouting in your community, please contact Tara Shore at 524-1367.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:41

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Golden View open for Trick or Treating on Halloween

MEREDITH — Golden View Health Care Center invites the public to trick 'r treat at Golden View on Halloween from 6-7:30 p.m.

Trick 'r treating at Golden View has been a tradition for many local families for over 30 years. All children ages 1-11, dressed in costume and accompanied by an adult are welcome. Adults who have children that are interested in attending, are asked to call ahead of time and check with the Resident Relations department.

The event is free and features lots of candy, refreshments, and safe trick 'r treating. Golden View is located at 19 NH Route 104 in Meredith.

For more information, contact Frank Vignand, Director of Resident and Community Relations, at (603) 279-8111 ext. 4123.

CAPTION — Resident June Crane shows off the quirky pumpkin she decorated. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:36

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Erik Ray Blues Band playing at Pitman’s on Friday

LACONIA — A Halloween Dance featuring the Erik Ray Blues Band will be held at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday October 31 at 8 pm. Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Montana native Erik Ray  has spent the past three decades purveying his brand of blues in the rough and tumble roadhouses and honky tonks of the Northwest. His unique One Man Big Band show has thrilled audiences and kept rowdy dance hall floors full. Steeped in the traditions of Delta and Chicago style blues, Traditional Country, Folk, Zydeco and Early Rock, Erik's pulsing slide guitar and harmonica, along with his intense vocals and syncopated foot rhythms, strive to keep the Blues spirit alive and moving forward.

Erik recently relocated to New Hampshire, shifting his cowboy lifestyle to pursue a new chapter of life in the Granite State and quickly earned the right to represent NH in the International Blues Challenge and make his way all the way to the finals in Memphis and will represent NH again this year.Wear your Halloween Costume and the best outfit chosen by the crowd will win 4 free tickets to a future show at Pitman's!

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for details and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 11:44

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‘Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style’ workshop offered on November 13

LACONIA — A free workshop: Understanding Your Child's Learning Style, will be held on Thursday, November 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main St, Laconia.

Research shows that people learn in different ways. In this workshop, different learning styles and the theory of multiple intelligences are discussed. Participants will receive tools to help them identify a child's learning style and ways to support the child's learning. Pre-Registration is required. Call the Parent Information Center at 603-224-7005 or email your name, phone number, email address, and the date of the workshop to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 11:40

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