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Shamanic Journeying program at the Fitness Edge

MEREDITH — Grace Wellness Center in Meredith will be hosting an Introduction to Shamanic Journeying at the Fitness Edge in Meredith on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Shamanic Journeying is an ancient practice of meditation done to the beat of a drum. The beat of the drum is said to make it easier for the mind to journey to another state of consciousness. The meditation is to connect with Mother Earth and the animals.

Participants will be sitting and lying on the floor, comfortable clothes, mat, pillow, and blanket are recommended. Suggested reading for class: Animal Speak by Ted Andrews, or Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer, or any other reference you have.

Light refreshments and coffee will be available at Grace Wellness Center a few doors down from Fitness Edge following the meditation.

The class will be taught by Kimberly, a Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher, a Level II Integrative Energy Therapy Practitioner and a Spiritual Intuitive. She is a recipient of the Munay-Ki Rites, and has attended classes in Advanced Shamanic Reiki.

Cost is $35. Class size is limited. Call  to reserve a space at 603-707-2071.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:07

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Pub Mania Shuffle Kicking into High Gea


GILFORD — Designed as a fundraising event for the Patrick's Pub Mania event, the Mania Shuffle is gaining traction with 60 "shufflers" participating this past week. "Like Pub Mania, this is about combining fun and making an difference together" explains Patrick's co-owner Allan Beetle and Pub Mania Head Referee. "It's a unique way to be part of our Pub Mania event while getting outside for some exercise and fun".

The 2 ½ mile course begins at Patrick's parking lot in Gilford and meanders over and through the beautiful Meadowbrook property before looping back to Patrick's. Organizers stress that the Mania Shuffle is not designed to be a competitive event. The $10 entry fee will be donated to the Pub Mania team of your choice and includes a complimentary beverage and chance to win in a post-shuffle raffle.

The Mania Shuffle will run through October 30, rain or shine, and participants who complete the course at least 5 times get a special, limited edition Mania Shuffle T Shirt. Start time is now 5:45 p.m. but will move to earlier times in the coming weeks so that participants can be off the road before it is too dark.

100% of the proceeds of the Mania Shuffle will pass through to the LNH Children's Auction and on to children, families and programs here in the Lakes Region. Last year Pub Mania raised $165,300 for the LNH Children's Auction and has now raised $384,570 in the first four years of the event.

For more information, visit patrickspub.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:02

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Writers' Workshop at Sanbornton Public Library

SANBORNTON — A six-week Writers' Workshop will be offered at the Sanbornton Public Library on Wednesday evenings beginning October 16. The workshop will go from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will run through November 20.

The group will include writing exercises, critiques, support and encouragement for all writing levels. It will be run by Dot Banks, a freelance writer who has published in magazines and newspapers, and who has led past workshops in both Vermont and North Carolina.

The class is free, but space is limited. For more information, or to register, call Ms. Banks at 603-527-9443 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 11.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:59

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Bank of New Hampshire Launches 4th Annual Feeding NH Food Drive

LACONIA — The holiday season is growing near and local food pantry shelves are in need. Each of Bank of New Hampshire's 21 banking offices will be accepting non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations from October 10 through November 15 and all donations will benefit local food pantries throughout the state.

"Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire," stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "Repeating our annual food drive will help support food pantries across New Hampshire. Between our employee's contributions and the community's support, we hope to make a difference."

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:56

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