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Irwin Auto hosting AARP Drivers Course on Thurs.

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group will host an AARP Smart Drivers Course on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The six-hour course will take place in the conference room of the Irwin Ford Toyota Store on Bisson Avenue.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. The class size is limited. Those interested in attending are called to call Betty Ballantyne at 581-2968 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text22983); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The classroom fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

The Irwin Automotive Group likes to think of the AARP Smart Driver Course as a fun "driver's ed for grown-ups," said Chris Irwin. "Keeping people safe and informed at any age about their vehicle and the roads they travel is a responsibility we take very seriously at the Irwin Automotive Group."

By taking a driver safety course participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. They will also learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.



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Prescott Farm to host Lakes Region Chamber networking event on Wed.

LACONIA — Prescott Farm will be hosting a Business After Hours event on Wednesday, October 8 from 4-6 p.m. for Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce members and guests to attend. Sarah Dunham-Militotis, Executive Director will provide a brief introduction and history of Prescott Farm and Kimberly Drouin, Director of Marketing and Administration will highlight Prescott Farm's upcoming programs and events.

Prescott Farm is a non-profit center that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation during the month of March, heritage gardens, and forested pond.
Light refreshments will be provided and several door prizes will be given out to lucky attendees. For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.lakesregionchamber.org.

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‘Footnote’ is next in International Film Series shown at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library will show the Joseph Cedar film "Footnote" on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly from September through June.

"Footnote" portrays the rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has a fierce dependency on the embrace and the accolades that the establishment provides. His father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for. Yet beneath his contempt lays a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final confrontation. This a tragicomedy film of ethical dilemmas and mistaken identities.

Both father, Eliezer, played by Shlomo Bar Aba, and son, Uriel, played by Lior Ashkenazi, have the same source for guidance in their lives. How this affects what they do brings about the sometimes funny and ironic twists to an award one wins.

"Footnote" won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes in 2011.

"Footnote" joins previous films shown as a part of this series. They are displayed on a designated shelf at the Laconia Public Library as a part of their DVD collection. Library patrons are urged to visit this collection when in the library.

The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Feel free to bring a cushion for comfort in viewing the movie.

The Laconia Human Relations Committee is a committee of the mayor of Laconia dedicated to expanding our horizons for the appreciation of the diversity found among us and in the wider world. For more information, contact Len Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Lily's Angels and Pub Mania Charity Golf Tournament To Raise Money For The WLNH Children's Auction

SANBORNTON — Team Lily's Angels and Pub Mania will host a charity golf tournament at Den Brae Golf Coarse in Sanbornton on  Saturday, October 11. Admission will be $100 per person(teams of 4 required).

This includes 18 holes, golf cart, and a prime rib dinner following the tournament. There will also be a silent auction as well as raffles. Registration will start at 11 am and tournament will start at 12 pm. All proceeds will benefit the WLNH children's auction.

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