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Nonviolent Communication Expert Comes to Plymouth State November 15-24


PLYMOUTH — The internationally celebrated practice known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will be showcased at Plymouth State University this November 15 – 24, in celebration of PSU's International Education Week. Shantigarbha (Seed of Peace), a certified NVC international trainer, will be offering campus and community events.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also called "Compassionate Communication," is a communication process whose purpose is to strengthen the ability to inspire compassion from others and to respond compassionately to others and to ourselves. Through its emphasis on deep listening, NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. PSU Community Education Director Linda Hammond said the public is invited to a free Introduction to NVC workshop Friday, November 15 at the Pease Public Library from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

"This course goes a long way toward addressing the violence, bullying and fear we are witnessing and experiencing throughout the world today," Hammond said. "This course offers a way forward teaching effective skills to all ages."

Following that free session, there are both beginner and intermediate workshops offered at Plymouth State over the next ten days, November 16-17 and November 23-24. These sessions are suitable for people who are interested in building a culture of peace and communicating across a globalized, diverse population. To register, use this link: http://www.plymouth.edu/community-education/1916/nonviolent-communication-workshops-with-shantigarba/

Cost for the beginners workshop which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 16-17  at the Pease Public Library is $150 for an individual, $250 for two people.

Cost for the intermediate workshop which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 23-24 at the Bradford Room Centre Lodge at PSU is $150 for an individual, $250 for two people.

Shantigarbha's appearance in Plymouth is part of Plymouth State University's International Education Week, which celebrates and showcases the University's efforts in campus globalization, international education forums, international food competitions and film screenings.

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Franklin VNA Holding Annual Wreath Sale (455)

FRANKLIN —  The annual wreath sale to benefit Franklin VNA & Hospice is in progress and will go on through November 15. "This year, we are trying to be more environmentally aware and save some trees so we are encouraging people who have internet access to order online at our website www.vnafnh.org", Tryon explained. "The online store is very easy to use and uses PayPal for secure payments. Eliminating paper forms has also allowed us to expand the variety of items we can offer and, as an added bonus, there are 3 online items that can be shipped direct from the grower. Of course, phoning an order to me is always an option, as well. However, direct ship is not an option on phone orders."

As per previous years, orders will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving and will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27 at the Franklin VNA office.

Starting November 6 and for 6 Wednesdays thru December 18 (skipping the night before Thanksgiving), a free Hospice volunteer training will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wanda Belyea, Volunteer Training instructor, says for more information or to register for Hospice volunteer classes, contact Beth or Bruce at Franklin VNA & Hospice at 934-3454.

The VNA will present its annual musical concert for the benefit of its Hospice Program on November 10. This program, titled the "Gathering of Music", is held the second Sunday of November every year but the venue changes year-to-year. This year's program is being hosted by the First Baptist Church of Sanbornton, 17 Church Lane, Rte 127, Sanbornton.

Beth Rodd, coordinator of the event for the VNA, says "November is national Hospice month. The VNA of Franklin's Hospice program, along with Clayton Bushman on behalf of the Lakes Association of Churches, presents this program every November to support and to honor the Hospice program. This gathering also gives us the opportunity for a memorial service to remember our Hospice patients who have died over the past year."

The program begins at 3 p.m. and runs for about an hour and a half. Refreshments will be served at the end of the program and a free will donation in support of the Hospice program will be taken.

For more information on any of these programs or Franklin VNA in general, please call Nancy at 934-3454

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Veterans' assembly on Wednesday at Belmont High School

BELMONT — Veterans are invited to a ceremony in their honor in the Belmont High School auditorium on November 6 at 1:15 p.m. Principal Dan Clary said speakers will include Dr. Charlie Burke who served as a medic during the Vietnam War, and John Goegel, a retired teacher and coach who also served in Vietnam.

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Winni Players holding auditions for productions of Little Women and Of Mice and Men

MEREDITH — The Winni Players Community Theatre at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be holding auditions for two upcoming productions this November. Auditions for the teen ensemble performance of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will be held on Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11 at 5 p.m. Auditions for the adult ensemble performance of John Stienbeck's Of Mice and Men will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girl's father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. The ensemble will call for a cast of students ages 12-18. Rehearsals will be Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Performances will take place Friday through Sunday, January 17-19.

Katie Dunn will direct Steinbeck's own adaptation of his tale of two traveling companions. George and Lennie, wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The play explores questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing California vividly to life. Rehearsals will be held Sundays 3-6 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Performances will be Friday through Sunday, February 7-9 and 14-16.

For more information, visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or call (603) 279-0333.


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