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Family Resource Center Offers Workshop on 'Borrowing and Credit'

LACONIA —  The Family Resource Center of Central NH with support from the Bank of NH is excited to host a financial literacy workshop titled "Borrowing Basics" at the Family Resource Center, 719 North Main Street, Laconia on Thursday, November 21 from 6-8 p.m.

This free, one-time workshop is for anyone who wants to understand how credit works, the types of credit available, and if they are ready to apply. Information on Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) will also be provided. The class will be facilitated by Karen Wilson of the Bank of NH. Optional dinner is provided at 5:30 and child care is available upon request.

"Borrowing Basics" is based on an evidence-based curriculum titled "Money Smart." On November 21, participants will learn how to define "credit" and "loan", identify three types of loans, the costs associated with getting a loan, and learn why it is important to be cautious of rent-to-own, payday loans, and refund anticipation services.

Those interested in registering or for more information can contact the LRCS Family Resource Center at 581- 1577 and speak with Erin Klasen or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card and will be given a certificate upon completion. Those who attend 3 out of out of 5 of the upcoming "Money Smart" workshops will be entered into a drawing for an even larger prize. Save the date for upcoming workshops to be held every 6th Thursday throughout the year: January 30, March 20, and May 15.

LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-524-8891or visit www.lrcs.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:39

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Make a Radio-Controlled Model Sailboat this Winter

WOLFEBORO —  Back Bay Skippers were established in 2008, with the assistance of the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Laconia Model Yacht Club, to promote radio-controlled sailing in the Wolfeboro area. Their mission is to build and sail a fleet of sailboats, also known as 1 M Solings, while providing participants and spectators an avenue to enjoy this fun and engrossing hobby.

The NH Boat Museum is accepting applications for the winter Model Yacht Making Workshop. The schedule starts in January and runs for 6-7 weeks. Dates are determined by the group after all applications are received. The cost to participate is $395.
During the course, people build their own model sailboat with guidance from members of the Back Bay Skippers. The group meets once a week in the Museum's heated workshop for the work sessions. Everything needed, except paint and batteries, will be supplied, and model-building experts will guide paerticipants every step of the way. Participants do not need any woodworking or model building experience.

Participants can register and pay on-line at the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org/model-sailboat-building/model-yacht-building or call the Museum at 569-4554. Application forms may also be requested via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The deadline to register for the course is November 30. For questions about the program,  call Mark Whitehead, Commodore of the Back Bay Skippers at 539-4973 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:35

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Cascade Spa at Mill Falls is hosting its annual Spalidays Holiday Event

MEREDITH — Cascade Spa at Mill Falls is hosting its annual Spalidays Holiday Event at Church Landing on December 4, from 5-7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold to the Spalidays event with proceeds going to support a Spring 2014 Skin Cancer Screening Clinic in partnership with the LRGH Oncology Department.

"The Cascade Spa has been kicking off the holidays with Spalidays for the past eight years and as the event has grown year after year, we aim to keep it fresh and exciting each time," said Martha Zyla, Cascade Spa Director. "This year we will have an all time record of vendors from across the country with many of them offering a free gift with purchase like Moroccanoil, Pure Fiji, Comfort Zone and GM Collin. In addition we are unveiling the launch of two new items; the Cascade Spa Bracelet Collection and Pure Inventions, a unique line of green tea and fruit extracts."

Tickets for the event will cost $10 and can be purchased by stopping by or calling the Spa at (603) 677-8620.

"We invite everyone to join us in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom as the Cascade Spa celebrates its annual Spalidays gathering, said Zyla. The event attracts people from all over the region and brings world class industry experts and personalities to Meredith."

On Thursday, December 5, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Richard Boudreault, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of OCEAN+ skin care will speak to "Collagen Strikes Back After Years of Darkness". In addition to Boudreault's address, Meredith's own Dr. Capron will speak to the detection and screening of skin cancer as well as preventative skin care.

Tickets to the OCEAN+ luncheon are $15 per person and can be purchased by stopping by or calling the Spa at (603) 677-8620.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:17

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Christmas at the Castle Returns with More Music, Magic and Memory Makers

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lucknow mansion, at Castle in the Clouds, is getting decked out for its big post season event, Christmas at the Castle, November 22-24, and November 29 to December 1.

Tom and Olive Plant lived at Lucknow from 1914 through 1941 and their elegant mansion will be decorated for the season to reflect those times. This is a magical event, from the giant Christmas tree with vintage ornaments to the seasonal music wafting through the rooms.

On Friday November 22, Tom Robinson, Jazz pianist, will play Christmas favorites. Saturday the Tom Robinson Jazz Trio will add to the festivities. On Sunday November 24, Noelle Baudin and Siena Kaplan, a piano & violin duo, will offer traditional and Celtic Christmas music. The following weekend Tom Robinson and Noelle Baudin will return along with the Children's Choir of Sandwich.

The Castle's Gift Shop, where tickets will be purchased, will be open with a variety of souvenirs and gifts. At the Carriage House, crafters will "deck the stalls" to help with early Christmas shopping. A buffet lunch will be available for $20 per person in the Winnipesaukee Room, with its panoramic view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the distant mountains, beginning to be dressed in their winter white.

Admission for Christmas at the Castle is $20 adults and seniors, $10 youth age 5-17, $15 for Friends of the Castle. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the last tickets sold at 2:30. Access is by Ossipee Park Road. This event is weather permitting, call 603-476-5900 for more information. Christmas at the Castle is sponsored by Infinger Insurance.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:09

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