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Laconia Adult Education will be offering an SAT Preparation Class

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering an SAT (College Board) Preparation Class beginning on Wednesday, March 12 for seven weeks. The SAT Preparation Classes are scheduled to end on Wednesday, April 30 in time for the SAT Exam that is scheduled to be given on Saturday, May 3.

The SAT Preparation Classes are designed to help students score better on the mathematics, reading comprehension and written essay sections of the SAT Exam. The SAT Exam will test subject areas that students have learned throughout four years of high school. Emphasis will be placed on three segments: reading, writing and arithmetic. A perfect score on the SAT Exam is 2400.

The writing section will be divided between multiple choice questions on grammar and style and an essay students must write on an assigned topic. In the past, the SAT Exam had been strictly multiple choices. The SAT Exam now is becoming a test of critical reading, comprehensive writing and higher mathematics in addition to a test of learned skills that you use to reason. Students will improve problem solving skills involving basic math, Algebra, Algebra II and Geometry. Emphasis will also be placed on helping the student score better on the written essay portion of the exam. The SAT Preparation classes will also better prepare the students for the different types of questions asked, when to guess at a question, and how to pace oneself so as to not run out of time. Test taking tips will also be given. The skills required by the new SAT are those same skills needed by all high school students today.

The SAT Preparation Classes are scheduled to end on Wednesday, April 30. The SAT Exam is scheduled to be given on Saturday, May 3. The Preparation Classes enable the student to become more familiar with the types of questions asked and how to successfully take a standardized exam and improve their SAT scores.

For more information or to enroll in the SAT Preparation Class, the student should contact Peggy Selig, Director, Laconia Adult Education at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:31

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22nd Annual NH SnoDeo Taking Place this coming weekend

CONCORD — Benefiting from a banner snow year in New Hampshire and much of Northern New England, The Swift Diamond Riders Club's 22nd annual N.H. SnoDeo is now just one week away. The snowmobile community has been energized by the 2013-14 season and is poised for strong sales for the 2015 model year.

The boost to those spring season sales will start in Coleman State Park March 7 and 8 with the 2014 SnoDeo. The SnoDeo is known as the first place in the Northeast where snowmobilers can test ride the next model year snowmobiles and that doesn't change this year, despite scheduling the event a week later than normal. Three major snowmobile manufacturers: Arctic Cat, Ski Doo and Yamaha will all once again be represented with opportunities to try out 2014 and 2015 snowmobiles. This year, the newest snowmobile manufacturer, Phantom, will offer test rides of their entry level sleds through their only Northern New England dealer, Phantom Powersports of Nashua.

Two exciting and popular attractions return to the SnoDeo this year. Rave X Performance's freestyle show will be Saturday morning, March 8 at 11 and the radar runs will be back on Little Diamond Pond, sponsored by Camoplast Solideal. Also returning to SnoDeo will be the New Hampshire National Guard with a large display of military equipment, including a Blackhawk helicopter; weather permitting. The Guard will also once again sponsor the NH National Guard Mess Tent. CR Helicopters returns with helicopter rides to benefit the Swift Diamond Riders Club. Also returning to the event will be Profile Powersports, Absolute Powersports, Jericho Powersports and the Ride Lite.

SnoDeo introduces two other new sponsorships this year: The North Country Ford Vintage Tent which houses the vintage and antique snowmobile display, and the Plum Creek Mall Tent; a heated tent designed for vendors with snowmobile related clothing and accessories, travel opportunities, realtors and other outdoor related businesses. An exciting addition to SnoDeo is a display by the University of Maine Society of Automotive Engineers Chapter-Clean Snowmobile Project.
The Swift Diamond Riders Club is a snowmobile club based in West Stewartstown. The club boasts nearly 800 members. Named one of Snowgoer Magazine's "Top 10 must experience snowmobile events" in the U.S., the SnoDeo will be March 7 and 8. It benefits the club for trail maintenance, as well as other club activities that promote snowmobiling in New Hampshire's North Country. To learn more about the event and the club, visit nhsnodeo.com, facebook.com/nhsnodeo or twitter.com/nhsnodeo.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:26

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Wesley Woods – The Daniel Plan - 40 Days to a Healthier Life

GILFORD — Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends – these 5 foundations come together in this 6 week journey to transform your life. The Daniel Plan teaches simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into your daily lifestyle along with a support group and motivation. This isn't a diet, and the journey won't always be easy, but it is a journey you won't be on alone.

Classes start Tuesday March 11 at 12 noon and will run each Tuesday until April 15 at Wesley Woods. Bring your lunch with you. Cost for the 6 week session is $15 and includes materials, initial health assessment and optional weekly weigh ins.

This program is open to the public and all are welcome. For more information or to sign up contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:24

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Wolfeboro Friends of Music Hosting Cline, Feldman, Mulvey Trio

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Friends of Music continues its 2013-14 season hosting the classical Cline, Feldman, Mulvey Trio. The concert will take place on Sunday March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road, Wolfeboro and is sponsored by Financial Focus, Inc.

Formed by pianist, Joy Cline Phinney, the Cline, Feldman, Mulvey Trio is a dynamic union of musicians. Phinney, flutist Vanessa Breault Mulvey, and cellist Emmanuel Feldman first met as students at New England Conservatory of Music and have since created personal friendships and professional collaborations.

With degrees in piano performance/ensemble arts from The Juilliard School and Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Joy Cline Phinney embarked upon a concert career that has included a Carnegie Hall debut and acclaimed performances in solo and chamber music recitals across the United States and Europe. She has collaborated in chamber music concerts, recording projects, and radio and television programs with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, among others.

Emmanuel Feldman has emerged as one of the most innovative cellists of his generation. He has concertized and soloed throughout Europe and North America performing at venues which include Liszt Academy Budapest, Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Hall Boston and orchestras which include the Boston Pops, Nashville Chamber, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic and Boston Philharmonic. Feldman is on the cello faculty at New England Conservatory, Tufts University, has a busy private studio in the Boston area and is on the faculty of the summer Killington Music Festival and the Heifetz Institute.

Flutist Vanessa Breault Mulvey's "passion for music and musician health permeates both her playing and teaching." A graduate of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Mulvey is Chair of the Woodwind and Brass Department at the nationally acclaimed Longy School of Music in Cambridge [MA], where she also teaches both flute and Body Mapping.

This is the sixth of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org. Please note WFOM's special policy: High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:20

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