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Explore a Truck on Saturday at Laconia Public Works Garage

LACONIA — Youngsters and grown-ups will have a chance to get a close-up view of trucks of all kinds on Saturday when the Laconia Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments co-host the annual Explore a Truck Day. The event will take place at the Laconia Public Works garage on Bisson Avenue between 10 a.m. and noon.

Kids of all ages and parents will be able to explore all different types of vehicles. There will be vehicles such as an excavator, payloader, bulldozer, dump truck, snow plows, fire trucks, police cars, tow trucks and a tree company.

There will also be some food available.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:21

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Better Choices, Better Health workshop at Franklin Regional Hospital

FRANKLIN — Community members can learn how to manage your chronic pain symptoms, diabetes, or arthritis with the Better Choices, Better Health workshop presented by LRGHealthcare in conjunction with the Franklin Area VNA during one of two upcoming free sessions at Franklin Regional Hospital. Sessions will be offered on Tuesday’s, beginning September 30 through November 4 from 6-8 p.m. or on Wednesday’s, beginning October 15 through November 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Those attending the workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more. Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.
For more information or to register for this upcoming workshops, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

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Plymouth State University to host Homecoming & Family Celebration Sept. 26-28

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University will hold its Homecoming and Family Celebration the weekend of Sept. 26-28.

Check-in will be Friday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hartman Union Building, and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center on Holderness Road.

Activities include sports events, magician Joel Meyers, poetry and music from the contemplative to the comedic entitled Living in the Moment with PSU faculty Elizabeth Daily and Allan DiBiase, the annual Foley 5k footrace, an alumni golf tournament at Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club, a harvest festival, a cornhole tournament and an evening of entertainment at the Silver Center with comedian Tig Notaro.

Friday evening's Connections dinner, hosted by university President Sarah Jane Steen, will welcome donors, student scholarship award recipients and invited family members at the annual event honoring philanthropy and achievement.

Recognition Awards will be presented to eight alumni at 11 a.m. Saturday during a Celebrating Excellence brunch at the Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center.

The Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to Jim Goss of the class of 1968, and Gary Rabinovitz of the Class of 84.

Goss, of Concord, is executive director, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense. Rabinovitz, of Canton, Mass., is RP/AM lab manager, Reebok International.

Distinguished Alumni Service Awards will be presented to Gene Stearns (Class of 1962) and Roberta Wallace Stearns (Class of 1961) of Northwood. Both are retired owners and educators of Casco Bay College in Portland, Maine.

Faculty/Staff Award of Excellence award will be presented to Craig Russell (Class of 2005) of Plymouth, head coach of  PSU men's ice hockey team.

Tim Carrignan, Class of 2004, of Cheverly, Md., will receive the Recent Alumni Award of Excellence. Carrignan is a cultural sector professional in Washington, D.C.

The Ut Prosim Award will be presented to Bill Andrews (Class of 1962) of Milford, a retired sales and marketing manager, Johnson Precision Inc.; and Sharon (Langlois) Andrews (Class of 1962) of Milford, retired preschool teacher, Moppets Co-op Nursery School.

Some events require preregistration. Details are online at www.plymouth.edu/celebration.

General information about events at PSU is online at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

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Cascade Spa to host several speakers for October

MEREDITH — Cascade Spa at Mill Falls will be holding several events throughout October for their Meet the Professionals series where the public have the opportunity to meet experts in the health, wellness, and beauty industry, learn about new lines and brands, and experience product sampling and discounts.

Martha Zyla, director of the newly renovated Cascade Spa, said she often launches new product lines by hosting an event to educate spa guests and showcase the products and treatments. "I have found that meeting the owners and corporate managers behind a spa brand allows our guests to feel connected and have a positive feeling towards the brand and its integrity," she said.

Of the featured professionals who will be at Cascade Spa in October, Zyla said, "They have been in the spa industry for years and are so knowledgeable and passionate about spa and wellness, as am I."

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Zyla will be introducing BABOR, a German Luxury Skin and Body Care Line. Brian Bechtel from BABOR will be on hand from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Cascade Spa team to offer mini spa treatments, skin analysis, facial cleansing, and fluid applications. Tickets for the event are $20 per person, and the full price of each ticket will be credited back toward any BABOR retail purchase at the event.

The second evening in the Meet the Professionals series will take place on Oct. 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event, titled, The Holistic Shift: A Night of Women's Wellness, will feature Ellie Whalen, Katie Hess, and Lisa Reinhardt. These women with diverse backgrounds will share their experience in embracing a holistic lifestyle. They provide real-life examples of physical, mental, and spiritual transformations that are available with the right tools. Guests will enjoy an inspirational talk, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, sweet treats, and shopping. The event will take place at the Carriage House at Church Landing, and tickets are $20 per person. The full price of each ticket will be credited back towards Sprayology, Lotuswei Essential Oils, Perfumes & Elixirs, and Wei of Wellness Chocolate retail purchases at the event.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, Steven Turpin, international educator for Moroccanoil, will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Turpin will share Moroccanoil product news. Guests can reserve one or more of the following Moroccanoil services for $45: a Blowout with Shampoo and Mask Treatment, a Manicure, or a Pedicure. $25 of the service fee will be credited toward Moroccanoil products purchased at the event. Guests who spend $50 or more on Moroccanoil products will also receive a free gift.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:10

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