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Trinity Episcopal Church plans Harvest Supper

MEREDITH — The Trinity Episcopal Church will host its traditional, generous Harvest Supper on Saturday, October 19  from 5-7 p.m. The Supper will feature corned beef with a medley of autumn vegetables and homemade desserts.

The price is $12 per person or $30 per family. In keeping with Trinity's continuous outreach program, 10 percent of proceeds will be given to Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity, whose mission is to reduce substandard housing. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the church office at 279-6689.

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LifeQuest Church Adult Luncheon 'Facing Death without Fear'

LACONIA — "Facing Death Without Fear" will be the topic at the Senior Adult Luncheon at LifeQuest Church at noon on Thursday, October 10.

Seniors and others interested in attending this informational and discussion session on the topic stated above can call LifeQuest Church at 524-6860 for more information. There is no charge to attend and a light lunch will be served.
The Joy Group (for Just Older Youth) for the 50+ age range meets on the second Thursday of the month at the LifeQuest Church located at 115 Court Street in Laconia across the street from the Cumberland Farms store. These luncheons are open to any interested persons.
Call the church to reserve a place for the October meeting and enjoy the food and fellowship while helping one another to prepare for the future.

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Program on Chinook dogs at Ashland School

ASHLAND — Bob Cottrell will present "Harnessing History: On The Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, The Chinook" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, in the Ashland School Cafeteria.

The Chinook breed of sled dogs is descended from one dog named Chinook, owned by famous dog sledder Arthur Walden of Tamworth. The program will look at dog sledding in New Hampshire and the major role the Chinook played in its development. It. will include the history of Walden, the original Chinook and his descendants. Cottrell will bring his own Chinook dog and sled to the talk.

The Ashland School is located at 16 Education Drive, off School Street, in Ashland village. The cafeteria is found in the rear wing at the end of the main parking lot. This free talk is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library, who will serve refreshments.

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Youth programs offered in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Youth center will be offering a variety of youth programs during the upcoming months.

"Lunch Bunch" Preschool Fitness Club, will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to pack a lunch to eat with friends and then enjoy a variety of fitness games and activities while learning about health and nutrition. Children will be doing everything from basketball, hockey, kickball, dancing, yoga, team building, obstacle courses, relay races, and more. Lunch bunch is for children ages 3-6, and is offered from October to May. Children must be potty trained.

"Lakes Region Twirlers" Children's Baton Twirling Lessons will be offered every Monday from beginning on November 4 and running until January 28. During baton lessons participants will learn the basics of baton twirling. Each session will focus on basic fundamental baton skills to use both individually and as a team. Students who complete a 3-month session and who have their own baton will be eligible to twirl at the Gilford Old Home Day Parade.

Gilford Globetrotters K-1 Basketball League will run on Thursdays, from November 7 to December 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. The league will consist of 6 sessions in November and December. Each session will focus on basic fundamental skills and rules of the game, including dribbling, passing, shooting, team work, and defense. Sessions are run by volunteer coaches and high school students.

Girls Tune-Up Basketball will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 22 to November 6 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. The session will be open for girls in grades 6-8 and will consist of fundamental drills, conditioning and live scrimmaging. Instructors are skilled coaches who will help children prepare for the upcoming season.

Afternoon Kids Fitness Club will meet every Wednesday between October and May, from 3-4:30 p.m. The program is open for children ages 5-8 and will utilize both the Gilford Youth Center and the Fellowship Hall of the Gilford Community Church. There will be a variety of hands-on games and activities to enhance children's gross and fine motor skills. The club will include; team building sports/games, nutrition, relay races, obstacle courses, yoga, dancing, acting, conflict resolution and more. Participants are encouraged to pack a snack.

After School Drawing Classes will be offered Monday Afternoons from October 21 to December 9. Those interested in improving their artistic skills are encouraged to join this 8 week session for students in grades 4-8. The class will run Monday afternoons, 3:30-5 p.m. Students will learn various drawing skills, including proportions, placement, perspective, and shading. The GYC provides students with drawing pads, graphite pencils, colored pencils, reference books, and personalized instruction.

To learn more about the programs listed, or to download a registration brochure, please visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. Financial aid is available for families who qualify.  Contact the GYC at 524-6978.

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