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Ram Dass film at Sanbornton Library Wednesday night

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30p.m. on the second floor of the library. The ninth film, to be shown on October 2, will be "Ram Dass: Fierce Grace" (2001) 93 minutes.

"Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were dismissed from that institution for conducting controversial research. In 1967 Alpert journeyed to India with spiritual seeker Bhagavan Das and there found his guru Maharaj ji, who renamed him Ram Dass ("Servant of God").
Upon his return in 1969 Ram Dass spent some time on his father's summer home in Franklin. Many of his spiritual followers came to be with him there.
Best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people across the globe. The film intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom's glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since having a stroke in 1997.
October is the fiftieth anniversary (1963) of the founding of the Sant Bani Ashram in Sanbornton. The two groups, while separate, certainly shared many ideals and values and not a few seekers were referred to the Ashram by Ram Dass. All who lived during those tumultuous and life-changing times are invited to share their memories and reflections during a discussion following the film.

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Center Harbor residents honored by Spaulding Youth Center

NORTHFIELD — Spaulding Youth Center recently held a celebration to honor Kent and Mary Alice Warner from Center Harbor who have helped Spaulding Youth Center immeasurably through enthusiastic volunteer work, guidance and philanthropy. Their passion for helping children with challenges led them to Spaulding many years ago and they eventually became Board members - Mary Alice from 1996 to 2002 and Kent from 1998 until 2013.

Students, staff and board members gathered in the Spaulding Community Center to applaud both Kent and Mary Alice and guests took turns thanking and roasting Kent on the eve of his retirement from the board. When Kent resigned from the Board of Trustees in June he was elected Trustee Emiritus of Spaulding. A citation from Governor Hassan was read and a student presented a declaration from Spaulding Youth Center declaring the day to be "Kent and Mary Alice Warner Day."

Kent has worked tirelessly for Spaulding serving on the following committees during his tenure: Development, Endowment Oversight, Finance, Joint Governance Task Force, and Physical Plant and Natural Resources. The climax of his career at Spaulding was his involvement in raising funds for a highly successful capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art school that has the capacity to educate 100 special needs students. CEO and President Susan Calegari thanked both Kent and Mary Alice for all their support, friendship and unabashed commitment to advancing Spaulding's mission.

For information about Spaulding Youth Center, contact Gail Mayhew, Director of Development at 603-286-7500 ext. 532; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.spauldingyouthcenter.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:41

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Default & foreclosure workshop offered Oct. 5

LACONIA — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) is hosting a free Default and Foreclosure Workshop as the first step for those who may be facing foreclosure or who are in mortgage default. The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Woodside Building of the Taylor Community. LACLT is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency.

The workshop is free and open to homeowners of all income levels. LACLT respects and maintains confidentiality and privacy. The workshop will allow attendees to explore the options available in avoiding foreclosure; learn about the timelines and the foreclosure process in NH; review necessary forms and receive assistance understanding and completing them; schedule an appointment for free one-on-one counseling and advocacy; have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A period.

Register today 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. . Advance registration is required.


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Gathering Time Trio will perform at Belknap Mill Sunday

LACONIA — Gathering Time, a high energy folk-rock New York trio, travels north, bringing their soaring harmonies and dynamic sets to a dessert and concert event at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Sunday, October 6.

Stuart Markus, Gerry McKeveny and Hillary Foxsong have been astounding audiences in the New York metropolitan area in venues from house concerts to outdoor festivals, to churches and synagogues and on prime folk rock radio shows, nationwide. An evening with Gathering Time ranges from "sweet and sentimental to joyous and energetic, from irreverently funny to heart stopping serious with eclectic sets that include new twists on traditional folk, beloved classics from the '60's and strong originals", says the Garden City Long Island News.

The immense success of last season's concert by the Boxcar Lilies led the Temple B'nai Israel producing team to continue to review bands to present to Lakes Region audiences. Ken Goodman, researched hundreds of potential performers before deciding on Gathering Time, and knew that he had found a winner. This third concert in the series has been moved to the Belknap Mill to accommodate the audience that overfilled the previous venue.

Gathering Time's remake of Peter Yarrow's "Light the Candle" has been spun on stations ranging from NYC's top-rated WCBS-FM to Israel's Galilee Plains as have their "Songs of Hope and Freedom" CD offerings. The newest CD, "Red Apples and Gold" with themes of history, family tradition and harvest time, rose to #5 on the Folk DJ charts last September and finishing #19 in the top 100 for the year 2012.

Lakes Region area caterers Cathy Erving of Rustic Gourmet, Josette Lippincott-Smith of Josette's Fine Catering, J.B. Scoops Ice Cream, The Common Man and the Bakery at Moulton Farm are pooling their dessert specialties to enrich the cruise style dessert buffet which precedes the concert.

Ticket holders are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the "overture", an elaborate dessert buffet (BYOB). Gathering Time music begins at approximately 7:30 p.m. and in the words of a New York radio disc jockey, "delivers harmonies that can "charm the birds out of the trees".

Tickets are $25 per person - $22.50 if prepaid for parties of 4 or more. To purchase tickets visit www.tbinh.org. For more information, go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:27

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