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Adult Education Math Classes prepare students for Accuplacer Test

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Math classes to help individuals improve their Math skills in order to pass the Accuplacer Test that is required by colleges in order to begin taking classes towards a degree.

These classes are designed to help students improve their math skills and scores so that when they go on to post-secondary educational opportunities, they will be able to enroll in regular courses leading to their degree as opposed to having to spend time in remedial math classes.

The Accuplacer Test that is given on a college level is a battery of computerized tests that determines a students' knowledge in math, reading and writing as they prepare to enroll in college level courses. The results of this assessment, in conjunction with the students' academic background, goals and interests, are used by the college academic coordinators and counselors to place students into college level courses that meet their needs. The Accuplacer also helps colleges to determine the students' strengths and weaknesses and to provide them with early academic help if necessary.

Laconia Adult Education is providing Lakes Region residents with the opportunity to refresh their math skills and ensure that the college experience has a successful and positive outcome without being required to take remedial classes. Daytime classes are offered Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and are offered through June The evening Adult Basic Education Math Clinic meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. and are offered through April. Both classes are free and will provide community residents and college bound students with the math skills necessary to succeed in work opportunities or post-secondary educational experiences. For more information or to register for classes, contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:59

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Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Super Bingo Game to award $10,000

LACONIA — Join the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society on Saturday, March 8 for Super Bingo, a high stakes bingo game, and take a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. Doors open at 2 p.m. at the Funspot Bingo Hall.
The Super Bingo Game offers a $13 9-card package for the afternoon session (4:30-5:30pm) and your choice of a $25 12-card package, $30 18-card package for the evening session (6:45-9:15 p.m. You may also rent a Bingo computer for just $6 per day, play e-cards, paper cards or both to increase your chances of winning. Players are allowed to buy a maximum of 54 faces on an electronic video bingo device and are limited to one unit per person.
Guests may play either the afternoon or the evening session, or may come early and stay late to play both sessions.
The one-hour afternoon session will include 10 games paying an estimated $100 each. The evening session will include 12 games paying an estimated $320 each and three "Winner Takes All" games that may award up to $1,600. The "Carryover Coverall" game is guaranteed to pay $2,000. All prizes are based on attendance.
Other cash prizes can be won through pull-tab tickets sold at 50 cents each that pay from $10 to $499.
Guests are encouraged to come early to get your favorite seat as seating is limited. Doors open at 2 p.m. Enjoy a catered buffet meal from Patrick's Pub & Eatery.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society hosts bingo games at the Funspot Bingo Hall every Tuesday and Saturday. Sample bingo programs and information on bingo gift certificates are available by visiting their website at www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org and clicking on the "Bingo" tab.
Proceeds of these games support the LWHS mission to preserve the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, specifically its Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, located on Route 3 in the Weirs, next door to the Funspot Bingo Hall. The museum is open seasonally, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:57

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Lakes Region Mom Prom is Not Just for Moms

BELMONT — Looking for a fun "Girls Night Out" in the Lakes Region? You don't have to be a mom to attend our Mom Prom! Belmont High School PTO has been busy planning the delicious treats, bright decorations and upbeat music to make Saturday, March 8 a memorable evening.

Gather your girlfriends, relatives and co-workers to share an inexpensive night of dancing, shopping and mingling all for $20 per ticket ($25 at the door). There will be a DJ playing favorite dance tunes from the '70s, '80s, and beyond from 7-10 .pm in the perfect prom setting, the high school gym. Summarized by one ticket holder, "It's all of the fun of prom without the stress of a date".

Included is an appetizer and dessert bar to provide guests with extra energy, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages to keep people hydrated.

Ladies are encouraged to look in their closets, or shop the local consignment and thrift shops to find a cocktail dress, bridesmaid dress, or prom dress. The evening is all about having fun, so don't stress over the dress. One lucky prom participant will leave with the honor of "Tackiest Dress", so keep that in mind when you are deciding what to wear. Leggings, big hair, and wild colors of the '80s are also a terrific option. Proceeds from our event will assist the PTO in offering programs and funding initiatives for BHS faculty, students, parents and the general public.

Not into dancing? Come for the shopping and "girl talk". The PTO has lined up some vendors to showcase their wares for a great shopping experience. Need to stock up on products by Norwex, Pampered Chef, or Tastefully Simple? They will all be at our event. Looking for a special gift? We've got tables offering jewelry by Silpada Designs and Origami Owl, bags by Thirty One, and incredible scents by PartyLite and Denutte's Delights.

Tickets for $20 are available in advance via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Gretta Olson-Wilder at 524-2782.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:55

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Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Gilford Community Church


GILFORD — The Gilford Community Church will be holding its annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Saturday, March 8 at 6 p.m. (snowdate on Sunday, March 9). The charge is $12. per person ($5 for children under age 12) for the following menu:

Corned Beef and Cabbage


Homemade Irish Soda Bread and Homemade Carrot Cake

(Decaff coffee/tea/water provided; or bring your own beverage)

Reservations (payment if possible) are needed before the dinner. Call Eloise Post at 986-6723.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:49

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