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Diabetes Support Group Meets Tuesday at Gilford Library

GILFORD — On Tuesday, October 1 the Gilford Public Library will host the first session of a monthly Diabetes Support Group. Facilitated by Library staff member Becky Vallar, the group will focus on bringing together diabetics of all types to share stories and meet others with the disease in their community. The first session will work to assess what people want from the group.

The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Moultonborough Library Poetry Night to feature Robert Demaree

MOULTONBOROUGH — Robert Demaree will be the featured reader at the Moultonborough Library Poetry Night on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. An Open Mic will follow the featured reader.

Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Mileposts (2009), published by Beech River Books. He is a retired school administrator with over 650 poems published or accepted by 150 periodicals, including The Louisville Review, the Aurorean and miller's pond. His poems received first place in 2013 competitions sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and the Burlington Writers Club. He lives in Wolfeboro, N.H. and Burlington, N.C.

Priscilla Burlingham, program founder, said, "All are welcome to participate and to listen. Bring some words or a song and share it in the Open Mic portion."

 

CAPTION — Acclaimed poet Robert Demaree will be the featured reader at Moultonborough Library's Poetry Night on Tuesday, October 1. (Courtesy photo)

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LRGH Flu Vaccine Clinics Set

LACONIA — Fall is just around the corner, and with the colder weather each year comes flu season.

"The flu vaccine is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and our families from the flu," said LRGHealthcare Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Abigail Dacuycuy.

"The CDC recommends that everyone, six months and older should get a flu vaccine, and we support this recommendation. For some people, the flu is truly a health risk; for others, it is just an inconvenience, but everyone benefits from limiting its spread in our community. Widespread vaccination, including vaccination of children, is the best way to protect everyone in our community."

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, flu vaccines will be offered at the following locations for anyone three years or older, or as noted:

· Your Primary Care Provider. LRGHealthcare urges you to see your primary care provider to receive your vaccine. If your child is under the age of three, please call your child's pediatrician to schedule a time for a pediatric flu vaccination.

· Franklin Regional Hospital's Infusion Transfusion Department (FIT).

By appointment only, call 934-2060 ext. 8222, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

· Lakes Region General Hospital.

Clinics will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-4:30 p.m. On Thursday, October 3, 10, and 17, clinic will be open until 7 p.m. The clinic will not be administering vaccines November 26 – 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

· Laconia Clinic.

For Laconia Clinic and Caring for Women patients, flu shots will be offered for adult and pediatric patients October 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-5 p.m. Call the Laconia Clinic Flu Hotline at 527-2752 for more information.

For the most current information visit the LRGHealthcare website at www.lrgh.org or call the LRGHealthcare Flu Hotline at 527-7069.

Lakes Region Free School-Based Flu Clinics

The Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health (LRPPH) will be conducting free school-based seasonal flu immunization clinics for students aged 5-19 years at the schools listed below. Information and consent forms will be sent home via your school nurses, or, for more information about the clinics, contact Susan Laverack, Associate Director at LRPPH 528-2145.

Franklin Regional School District

· Paul Smith School September 20, 9-11 a.m.

· Franklin Middle School September 20, 12-2: p.m.

· Franklin High School, September 23, 9–11 a.m.

Belmont School District

· Belmont Elementary School – September 24, 9-11 a.m.

· Belmont Middle School – September 25, 9-11 a.m.

· Belmont High School – September 25, 12:45-2 p.m.

Laconia School District:

· Woodland Heights - November 5, 9-11 a.m.

· Memorial Middle School - November 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

· Elm Street School – November 7, 9–11 a.m.

· Pleasant Street - November 8, 9-11 a.m.

· Laconia High School – November, 8, 12:45 - 2 p.m.

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Five Week SAT Prep Course at Gilford Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library is now accepting sign-ups for a 5 week S.A.T. preparatory course for High School juniors and seniors.

The course begins on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The course will provide tips and strategies for each of the major test areas including math, critical reading, writing and the essay. The course is designed to prepare students for the SAT examination on November 2,

Sign up before the first session with a $10 refundable deposit at the Circulation Desk.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 09:39

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