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Laconia Adult Education Offers Dog Obedience Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering Beginner and Advanced Dog Obedience classes starting on Wednesday, September 25.

Classes will meet for eight (8) weeks in the Woodland Heights Elementary School Gym in Laconia. The Beginner Class will meet from 6-7 p.m. and the Advanced Class from 7-8 p.m., announced Peggy Selig, Program Director. The classes will be taught by John and Carolyn Bancroft.
No dog is too young, too small nortoo old to enter the Beginner Dog Obedience Class. Your dog will learn to walk beside you on the leash without pulling, come when called, sit, lie down, stand, and stay where you command it to stay. Owners will also learn how to communicate with their pets.
The Advanced Dog Obedience Class is designed for those dogs who are ready to begin training off a leash, learning verbal and hand signals. Your dog will learn to interact with other dogs, but pay attention to your instructions. This class also prepares pet handlers and their dogs to enter the obedience trials and show rings.
All dogs must be current with Rabies and Distempter Shots. Documentation must be provided prior to registration.To register for the Dog Obedience classes call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:29

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Live Free Home Health Care sponsoring trail race

NEW HAMPTON — Jason Harvey CFOO and Co-Owner of Live Free Home Health care announced recently the LFHHC will be a major sponsor of this year's Squam Ridge Race, with all proceeds supporting the trail network that the race takes place on. The race is scheduled for on Sunday, September 22.

"Jennifer and I spend as much time as we can outdoors and see its many benefits to our health and well-being," he said. "This is the reason we were also the major sponsor of the new Fitness Trail in New Hampton."

The 12.2 mile Squam Ridge Race traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with amazing views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed and has about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The race is mostly single track with 1.8 miles of pavement, 0.5 miles of dirt road, 1.3 miles of double track, and 8.6 miles of single track trail.

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Saturday drawing classes starting at VynnArt Gallery

MEREDITH — After a successful series of basic drawing classes at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith on June 2013, Moultonboro artist Estelle Smith has agreed to resume Saturday classes this September and continue them through the autumn months as desired. Weekly Saturday classes lasses will begin on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Smith, whose watercolor work and pencil drawings are well known throughout the region, is a devoted teacher, offering classes in basic drawing and watercolor techniques. She notes that "I have learned through the years that great artists are all great 'basic drawers'. Their preliminary drawings are masterpieces. Amateur artists too frequently bypass the time and effort necessary to perfect these skills, just like amateur pianists avoid practicing scales, and amateur golfers bypass the practice range to head to the first tee. The result: they will always produce "amateur" work. Based on a lot of experience, I have no doubt that students who work to perfect their basic drawing skills will see a steady improvement in the caliber of their art work, whatever media they choose to work in," says Smith.

VynnArt Gallery is located at 30 Main Street, Suite A, Meredith, NH. Classes work well for students of all skill levels, including beginners. The materials requirement is minimal, and classes are affordable. For more details email Estelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Debt Triage Workshop to be held September 26 in Laconia

LACONIA — A Debt Triage Workshop will be offered by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) on Thursday, September 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will take place in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

The class will cover budgeting, cutting waste, changing behaviors, prioritizing debt, credit repair, improving and understanding credit reporting, and more. Designed for those on a tight budget, the class will also focus on financial preparation to achieve specific goals, such as reducing debt, reestablishing credit or preparing to own a home. Learn to eliminate waste, prioritize expenses, understand your spending habits, stretch your dollars, and get on the path to healthy spending habits. Learn tips and strategies for saving. All class participants are eligible for individual budget/credit counseling.

The Debt Triage Workshop is free and sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank. Refreshments will be served.

Advance registration required by calling Debra Drake, homeownership director of LACLT at 524-0747 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:09

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