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Laconia Parks and Rec offers Christmas Programs

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation Department  has a number of holiday programs planned for December.

On Tuesday, December 3, Santa Claus will call the children of the Laconia area, to wish them happy holidays and ask what they would like for Christmas. Call Laconia Parks & Recreation at 524-5046 to fill out a registration form. Forms must be filled out no later than Monday, December 2. This program is free of charge and will be very exciting for children.

On December 11 from 6-8 p.m. a family program called Hurray for the Holidays will be held at the Laconia Community Center. Participants will be making Christmas ornaments and singing or listening to Christmas carols. The fee is $2 per person. Call Laconia Parks & Recreation to register by December 7 at 524-5046.

A Mother/Child Cookie Decorating program will be held on December 13 from 6–8 p.m. All materials will be supplied and participants will take cookies home with them. The fee for the program is $10 per family of 4 with $2 each additional person. Register with Laconia Parks & Recreation by December 7 at 524-5046.

Christmas caroling will start at he Community Center on December 4 at 7 p.m. and participants will leave to sing door to door at the Taylor Community. This is a free event and will bring a smile to some, cocoa will be provided bring your own travel mug. Call 524-5046 to sign up by December 2 at 524-5046.

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Plymouth chamber workshop on social media marketing

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again partnering with Constant Contact and the Enterprise Center at Plymouth to bring another exciting event to the Plymouth area on Wednesday, December 11 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth.

Joanne Randall, owner of Leap Year Marketing, will be back to share tips and strategies to simplify social media marketing. While social media has become an integral part of the marketing mix for most small business owners, how to connect and engage with customers on these platforms is still a mystery. Randall will help simplify the process and teach time-saving aspects for a social media marketing strategy.

In this information-packed session, attendees will learn how to: implement time-saving techniques, create valuable content, and build a quality community. Business owners and marketers will walk away with a better understanding of why social media is important to their business, how social media fits into their marketing mix, and tools to help create a social media marketing strategy that works for their small business.

To register or for more information call 536-1001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Sant Bani Open House Thur. Dec. 12

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School in Sanbornton will be hosting an Admission Open House on Thursday, December 12, for interested parents. Parents should arrive at 8:30 a.m. and plan on staying until 10:30 a.m. Campus tours will begin at 8:45 a.m.

There will be opportunities to observe students and teachers during class time, as well as a reception with teachers, deans and admission staff. Our College Advisor will also be on hand to discuss the School's successful college counseling program with parents of high school aged children.

Sant Bani School, founded in 1973, is an independent K-12 day school. Our students gain self-confidence and a passion for learning through an integrated program of academics, creative arts, athletics, and service to others. Believing there is something to learn from everyone, the school creates a collaborative and diverse community, interacting in mixed-age groups and practicing respect for self and others. These elements, combined with small classes and a connection to nature, produce a learning environment unique to Sant Bani School.

RSVP to Admission Associate Becky Beane at 934.4240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information, visit santbani.org.

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Laconia Harley kicks off holiday season with Goodwill coat drive and tree lighting

MEREDITH — Laconia Harley-Davidson has launched an effort to support those in need this holiday season while also helping to beautify downtown Meredith. On Saturday, November 30 Laconia Harley will host its first annual Christmas tree lighting and month-long coat drive to benefit Laconia Goodwill, the area's largest charity thrift store and donation center, which supports families throughout New Hampshire's Lakes Region. After the holiday season, Laconia Harley will donate the 13-foot Balsam tree to the Greater Meredith Program. More information can be found at www.laconiaharley.com.

With performances by the Brian Robert Band, along with demonstrations by award-winning ice sculptor Jeff Day, the tree lighting and coat drive will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 30 at Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith. The Brian Robert Band will perform rock n' roll versions of Christmas classics while Day will transform a block of ice into a snowman. The fun, free family event will feature plenty of delicious treats, including gingerbread cookies, frosted sugar cookies, hot cocoa and Irish coffee—provided by Hart's Turkey Farm.

"The holiday season is really about giving, and as a local business we feel it's our responsibility to support our community. Laconia Goodwill has long been the leading advocate for people in need in the Lakes Region," said Anne Deli, owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson. "We hope this campaign helps warm the hearts and bodies of those in the community that need assistance the most. At the same time we are pleased to create a family-oriented event at our dealership that will also help enhance downtown Meredith."

As the leading thrift store and donation center in the region, Laconia Goodwill is always there for families in need, providing needed clothing and resources.

"A coat does so much more than keep someone warm. Every time someone shops or donates to our organization they are helping so many across New Hampshire and northern New England," said Maureen Puia, director of communications for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.

The 13-foot balsam tree will be decorated with white lights and "chrome accents" by Cole Gardens of Concord. Attendees can guess the number of lights on the tree for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Laconia Harley Davidson.

After the holiday season the balsam will be donated to the Greater Meredith Program, a nonprofit organization working to enhance the economic vitality in Meredith, while preserving the community's cultural and historical heritage. The organization is also working on a town-wide beautification project, which includes planting an additional 100 trees in town during the next five years.

"Laconia Harley-Davidson is widely known as a philanthropic leader in the Lakes Region and we are thrilled that they have agreed to donate this beautiful tree which will support our overall mission of beautifying the community," said Liz Lapham, executive director of the Greater Meredith Program.


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