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Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center plans annual gala, other events

LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) announces its upcoming events seeking community support for its mission of assisting victims of child abuse and conducting abuse prevention programs throughout Belknap County.
On Friday evening, October 17,  the GLCAC holds its annual gala, the 6th Annual A Knight for the Children Gala at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa in Laconia. The evening will include dinner donated by various Lakes Region restaurants, a live/silent auction and entertainment by New England comedian Juston McKinney. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.cac~nh.org/knight.

On November 22-24, Sticks and Stone Farm, 107 White Oak Road, Center Barnstead will host a Christmas Tree Festival to benefit the GLCAC.
The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency that relies on fundraising for its services. It opened its doors in 2005. Child Advocacy Centers are on the front lines of the fight against child abuse, offering safe, child friendly locations throughout New Hampshire where young victims can disclose abuse to forensically-trained interviewers and where law enforcement child protection staff and prosecution coordinate investigations to ensure justice, and where victim advocates and social services plan for each child's recovery.
"We have been so fortunate in Belknap County to have the support and engagement of the community as most folks recognize the debilitating and long terms effect of abuse on children." said Meghan Noyes, GLCAC Program Director. "We continue to need that support, of course, and our upcoming Knight for Children and the Christmas Tree Festival are two fun ways for the community to further the work of ending child abuse."


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T-BONES, Cactus Jack’s participating in Salvation Army Turkey Plunge

LACONIA — Patrons of the T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack's restaurants in Laconia can help support the upcoming Turkey Plunge which benefits the Salvation Army.

T-BONES and Cactus Jack's are taking part in the Turkey Plunge to benefit the Salvation Army of Laconia. Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Opechee Cove Beach at noontime to take the plunge for the cause.

For the third year in a row, the Laconia store is enlisting the support of patrons to increase donations. Guests are encouraged to visit T-BONES and Cactus Jack's at 1182 Union Ave. in Laconia now through Sunday, Oct. 19. Every $5 donated to the Salvation Army of Laconia at the local T-
BONES and Cactus Jack's will earn guests a spin on the Donation Prize Wheel as a thank-you to patrons for their support.

The wheel is full of great prizes, intended to be a win, win for the guest and plunge team.

Jason Bolduc, T-BONES and Cactus Jack's general manager, said, "The Turkey Plunge is an annual tradition for our employees and it's really such a great cause. Our guest's support helped tremendously last year and we're hopeful this year will be a success, too.”

For more information about the Salvation Army of Laconia, visit www.use.salvationarmy.org/laconia. For more information about T-BONES Great American Eatery, find us online at www.T-BONES.com.


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N.H. Humane Society offering pet CPR & first aid class

LACONIA — As a community initiative, New Hampshire Humane Society will be offering a pet CPR and First Aid class in the Community Training Center at the shelter on Meredith Center Road on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Partnered with April Begosh, a certified CPR, First Aid and Wellness Care for Pets instructor, the Society has been able to put together a class that will teach a range of techniques and skills all pet owners will find useful and informative. Subjects range from learning techniques in rescue breathing, choking management, wellness assessment, heat injuries, poisoning and bleeding protocols along with knowledgeable instruction on dealing with bites stings and other injuries.

Class is open to all and includes a PetSaver handbook and certificate upon completion of this class. Cost is $65 per student with a portion of proceeds donated to NH Humane Society. Register for class with April Begosh by calling 603-674-1176 or by visiting www.healthypetsnh.com

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‘Aging Matters’ workshop Sat. at Gilford Methodist

GILFORD — The First United Methodist Church in Gilford will hold a workshop on "Aging Matters" on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Several important issues for senior citizens and their families will be addressed by experts in their fields.
Living Matters will be presented by Janet Hunt of the Service Link Resource Center in Laconia. She will discuss services available to persons living independently and also will mention various living options when independent living is no longer possible.
Legal Matters will be addressed by Attorney James Sessler. He will discuss estate planning, wills and trusts, power of attorney, advance directives, assets and Medicaid, and more.
Financial Planning Matters will be presented by the Rev. James Mentzer. He will discuss how to get the financial advice you need, estate planning, charitable bequests, and more.
End of Life Matters will be addressed by funeral director, Russell Beane. He will discuss traditional burial vs. cremation, funerals, memorial services, cemeteries, costs, and more.
These presenters and additional panelists will respond to questions from participants during the second half of the morning program. Retired pastor Richard Evans will moderate the panel. A light continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon.
The workshop is open to the public. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are necessary. Call the church office (524-3289) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. The First United Methodist Church is located at 18 Wesley Way, off Route 11A just east of the Route 3/11 bypass in Gilford.

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