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Adult Ed Offers Free Basic Math, Reading Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Basic Math, Reading and HISET Preparation Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:-8:30 p.m.

Peggy Selig, program director, says participants can improve their math and reading skills and eventually work toward a HISET Certificate or High School Diploma. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, Reading Comprehension Classes cover the subject areas of Science, Social Studies and Literature which are pre-requisites for the HISET Test. Math Skills are also reviewed covering the subject areas of basic math, fractions, decimals, measurement, Geometry and Algebra functions.

The classes are individualized; each student progresses at his or her own pace. There are no tests and there is no fear of failing.

To enroll in the reading, math and HISET classes call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 or stop by the Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:31

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Laconia Adult Education Offers ESOL Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering Beginning and Intermediate free ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 14. These classes meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms #216 and #217 at Laconia High School.

The ESOL classes will enable new learners of the English language to speak, read, and write English. It is most important for foreigners making their home in the Lakes Region to be able to communicate in emergencies and in everyday living situations such as shopping, making doctor appointments, filling out job applications, relating with their child's school and teachers, and everyday expressions of common courtesy.

There is no charge for the ESOL classes. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to enroll in the ESOL classes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:27

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Felt necklace class at League of Craftsmen

MEREDITH — A Carnival Felt Necklace class with Nancy Evans will be offered Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the League of NH Craftsmen Shop on Rte. 3.

Come and learn to wet felt and make this fun necklace. We will be using new wool on the market that felts very quickly. Leave class with a completed work of art!

Bring to class: an old towel, a bar of soap (ivory or glycerin soap work well), round elastic cord (I found black cord at Joann's and colored cord at Michaels), a small bowl for water, and a lunch if you wish.
Tuition is $45 per student, and there is an additional $5 materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register visit the League of NH Craftsmen on 279 DW Highway, Meredith, NH or call at 603-279-7920.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:18

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Pitmans Hosting Cheryl Arena Blues Band on January 10

LACONIA — The Cheryl Arena Blues Band will be at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, January 10, at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a  BYOB venue.

Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987. Boston was an inspiring place to be as she was surrounded by so many talented harmonica and horn players She has recorded on several cds with her most recent one, being her first solo effort, "Blues Got Me" including 7 original songs, backed by a stellar 7 piece band and produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.
For tickets or information call 527-0043 or 494-3334 www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 11:18

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