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Senior Moment-um painting birdhouses on Monday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, April 14. In honor of spring we will meet at the Gilford Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 12 noon to paint decorative birdhouses.

We will provide the birdhouses and paint. Participants are encourages to bring their lunch and creativity. All interested participants are asked to RSVP by April 11th.

For more information or to RSVP call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:08

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Weirs Times 'Flatlander' to talk at Taylor Community

LACONIA — Brenden Smith will speak as part of the Flatlander Chronicles program on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Community’s Woodside Building.

Brendan Smith was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y. In 1985 he unexpectedly found himself moving to central New Hampshire. Over the next 10 years he worked hard at adjusting to life in New England. Since 1995, Smith has been recounting these humorous adventures weekly on the pages of The Weirs Times. From learning to rake his roof, to buying firewood for the first time, to trying to fit into the social setting of a morning at the dump, he found these, and many more adjustments wouldn’t be very easy for this Flatlander.

The event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested to ensure seating. Please call 524- 5600 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Nature Journals for Mother's Day workshop at chi-lin

MEREDITH — The lakes gallery at chi-lin will be offering workshops on making nature journals on Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 10.

These charming little books are fun and easy to make. They make beautiful diaries, summerhouse recipe books or travel journals, and are unique gifts for weddings, graduation, or baby and wedding showers, and the "perfect" gift for Mother's Day. Make a special one for your Mother, or give a workshop to her and make them together.
The journals are created using beautiful hand-made rice papers, exciting combinations of natural dried leaves, your own hand block-printed ginkgo and Japanese lace leaf prints, a unique form of fabric collage or pieces of old sketches & paintings. Add small treasures.....a special small shell, ticket stub or partial photo.
No previous experience is needed. Great way to use for all those wonderful fabric and natural scraps you've saved forever if you choose, but workshop includes all materials for a finished book. (One will not be enough, but easy to do additional on your own after the first.) Thursday,
April 17 and Saturday May 10 from 11:30 to 3:30 pm. Cost is $55. or with your Mom, $95. for both. Bring your lunch & we'll serve the tea.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:04

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Franklin VNA & Hospice hosting grief support group

FRANKLIN — Franklin VNA & Hospice will be hosting a grief support group on six Monday evenings, from April 21 through June 2, skipping Memorial Day, May 26.

The purpose of this group is to offer grieving individuals a caring environment in which to discuss their loss and grief among people who can empathize with their emotions. The session will be facilitated by Rev. Scott Secrest, Hospice Chaplain, Rebecca Herr, Hospice Volunteer and Judy Merriam, Hospice Volunteer.

According to Rev. Secrest, "Grief is the greatest pain in life. You cannot get over it, get under it, or get around it. The only way out of it is to go through it. When we experience the death of someone close to us, it is natural and very normal to grieve our loss. Grief lasts longer than most people expect and people who are grieving may need more support than family and friends can provide. It is the goal of Franklin VNA's grief support program to help those who are experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one to understand their feelings and to work through them in a safe and supportive environment."

"One of the most important factors in healing from loss is the support of other people. Even people who are usually reticent about their emotions need to share them when grieving" said Rev Secrest.

A grief support group, Secrest said, "can help the bereaved share their grief and loss, which makes the burden easier to carry. People who are grieving the loss of a loved one can feel very alone and isolated. Sharing their sorrow with others who have experienced a similar loss can help. A grief support group provides a safe place for people to face their feelings and express them, knowing that the other people in the group will listen and understand because they, too, are struggling with the same emotions. "

The sessions will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. and will be held at the VNA office on 75 Chestnut St, Franklin.

Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, call Beth at 934-3454.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

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