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Program on Chinook dogs at Ashland School

ASHLAND — Bob Cottrell will present "Harnessing History: On The Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, The Chinook" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, in the Ashland School Cafeteria.

The Chinook breed of sled dogs is descended from one dog named Chinook, owned by famous dog sledder Arthur Walden of Tamworth. The program will look at dog sledding in New Hampshire and the major role the Chinook played in its development. It. will include the history of Walden, the original Chinook and his descendants. Cottrell will bring his own Chinook dog and sled to the talk.

The Ashland School is located at 16 Education Drive, off School Street, in Ashland village. The cafeteria is found in the rear wing at the end of the main parking lot. This free talk is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library, who will serve refreshments.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:46

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Youth programs offered in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Youth center will be offering a variety of youth programs during the upcoming months.

"Lunch Bunch" Preschool Fitness Club, will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to pack a lunch to eat with friends and then enjoy a variety of fitness games and activities while learning about health and nutrition. Children will be doing everything from basketball, hockey, kickball, dancing, yoga, team building, obstacle courses, relay races, and more. Lunch bunch is for children ages 3-6, and is offered from October to May. Children must be potty trained.

"Lakes Region Twirlers" Children's Baton Twirling Lessons will be offered every Monday from beginning on November 4 and running until January 28. During baton lessons participants will learn the basics of baton twirling. Each session will focus on basic fundamental baton skills to use both individually and as a team. Students who complete a 3-month session and who have their own baton will be eligible to twirl at the Gilford Old Home Day Parade.

Gilford Globetrotters K-1 Basketball League will run on Thursdays, from November 7 to December 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. The league will consist of 6 sessions in November and December. Each session will focus on basic fundamental skills and rules of the game, including dribbling, passing, shooting, team work, and defense. Sessions are run by volunteer coaches and high school students.

Girls Tune-Up Basketball will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 22 to November 6 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. The session will be open for girls in grades 6-8 and will consist of fundamental drills, conditioning and live scrimmaging. Instructors are skilled coaches who will help children prepare for the upcoming season.

Afternoon Kids Fitness Club will meet every Wednesday between October and May, from 3-4:30 p.m. The program is open for children ages 5-8 and will utilize both the Gilford Youth Center and the Fellowship Hall of the Gilford Community Church. There will be a variety of hands-on games and activities to enhance children's gross and fine motor skills. The club will include; team building sports/games, nutrition, relay races, obstacle courses, yoga, dancing, acting, conflict resolution and more. Participants are encouraged to pack a snack.

After School Drawing Classes will be offered Monday Afternoons from October 21 to December 9. Those interested in improving their artistic skills are encouraged to join this 8 week session for students in grades 4-8. The class will run Monday afternoons, 3:30-5 p.m. Students will learn various drawing skills, including proportions, placement, perspective, and shading. The GYC provides students with drawing pads, graphite pencils, colored pencils, reference books, and personalized instruction.

To learn more about the programs listed, or to download a registration brochure, please visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. Financial aid is available for families who qualify.  Contact the GYC at 524-6978.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 10:31

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LRGHealthcare holding Annual Senior Safety Day

FRANKLIN — LRGHealthcare is holding its 13th annual Senior Safety Day on Saturday, October 26th. LRGH will be partnering with local fire departments in the communities of Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Andover, Hill, Belmont, Sanbornton, Bristol, New Hampton, Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough and Gilford to present free smoke detector battery changes for seniors.

Fire department representatives will be available to visit homes with replacement batteries and smoke detectors. They will also offer free installation to homes not properly equipped with enough smoke detectors.

For more information or to schedule a free appointment, please call Franklin Regional Hospital at 934-2060 ext. 8329.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 10:25

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Winni Historical to hear story of Northern Railroad

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is presenting, "The Northern Railroad" on Wednesday , October 9 at 7 p.m., featuring Kenneth Cushing.

Hear about the Boston & Maine Line from Concord to White River Junction from historian and author, Kenneth R. Cushing, including the effect of snowstorms, floods and other disruptions and the interaction of trains within communities. He has previously published "Isinglass, Timber & Wool", the history of Grafton, the town in which he lives.
This presentation is free for members and for non members there will be a $5 fee. Call 366-5950 to RSVP. The museum is located on Route 3, next to Funspot.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 10:21

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