Covering New Hampshire event at Hampton Inn in Tilton on December 16

TILTON — Covering New Hampshire Event to Kick-Off 2015 Open Enrollment for Lakes Region Residents in the Marketplace will held on Tuesday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites in Tilton.

This event is covering all of New Hampshire through Service Link Resource Center, a marketplace assister organization and HealthFirst Family Care Center, a certified patient navigator organization. This is open to all NH residents to learn about the Marketplace.

Right now eligible New Hampshire residents and small businesses may purchase health insurance through the federal health benefits Marketplace. Many New Hampshire residents who purchase coverage through the Marketplace will also qualify for a subsidy on the cost of their monthly health care premiums. The Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.

Covering New Hampshire is the state's official free resource for information on the Affordable Care Act. A statewide effort by the New Hampshire Health Plan, Covering New Hampshire is the official, free resource for Granite Staters to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the new, affordable health insurance plans that are now available

Christian Science Society of Plymouth hosts speaker Tom McElroy on Dec. 7

PLYMOUTH — The Christian Science Society of Plymouth is hosting a free public talk on Sunday afternoon, December 7th at 2 at the Pease Library, just off the Plymouth Common. The speaker is Tom McElroy and his talk is titled "The Real You – No Limitations".

The talk will discuss how a more spiritual perspective of ourselves can help us overcome challenges that might otherwise seem to define us and our lives. The speaker will explore the concept that limitations relating to our bodies, bank accounts, or past history cannot define who we are, what we can do, or what opportunities are available to us. And he'll give examples of how an awareness of the universal truths regarding our inherent spiritual nature frees us from limiting fears and misconceptions. There is plenty of parking at the library. Free childcare will be available.

After graduating from College Tom ran a branch of a finance bank, and at the same time, volunteered as a prison Chaplain with Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, where he worked with inmates in men's, women's, and youth correctional facilities. Now as a Christian Science practitioner, he talks and prays with people from many different walks of life, in order to help them find spiritually-based solutions to challenges ranging from health and finance issues to relationship difficulties. As a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Tom has spoken throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia, and Africa. His talks have been shared with groups in prisons, universities, and churches, for public audiences, as well as for governmental organizations such as the Los Angeles County Mental Health Department.

All community members are invited to this thought-provoking talk. For any questions you may call the church phone, 603 536-3997.

Reception for author Brendan Smith at Gilmanton Year-Round Library

GILMANTON — Author Brendan Smith, and his wife artist Kim Smith, will share the honors at a reception at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on Saturday, December 6, from 1-3 p.m.

Brendan Smith, a weekly contributor to the Weirs Times and author of the Flatlander Chronicles, will read from his newest collection of stories. Paintings and sculptures by Kim Smith will be displayed through the month of December at the Library.

The Library will also offer a silent auction running from the reception to Wednesday, December 10. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Year- round Library. The reception is free and open to the public.

Popular watercolor painting instructor to return to Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH —  Following a series of four consecutive "sold out" watercolor workshops at Castle in the Clouds, world renowned watercolorist Lian Quan Zhen has agreed to return to Moultonboro for a fifth workshop next August 3 to August 6, 2015.

Born in Canton, China, Zhen immigrated to the United States in 1985 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, then a Masters degree in Architecture from MIT. His artistic output has been prolific. His work is exhibited in galleries, private collections, and museums throughout the world, and he has authored five books which feature his work and offer watercolor techniques.
This year's 4 day course will follow his traditional format: Two days will be dedicated to Chinese watercolor techniques followed by two days which will explore western techniques. The venue this year will move to the spacious second floor of the Suissevale Association clubhouse located within walking distance of NH's beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Course organizer and local artist Estelle Smith notes  ''Our move to a new venue feels like a win win for us. The Suissevale Association clubhouse is spacious, well lit, more conveniently located, and even has a kitchen area. Most importantly, it will allow us to reduce fees for the course. We are thrilled at the prospect of having Lian back in the Lakes Region."
For course info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (603)476-5507.