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082713 Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship Courses Offered (316)

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship Classes starting on Monday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 11.

The classes will meet on two nights per week from 6-9 p.m. for a total of six classroom hours of instruction per week, explained Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director. All classes are held at Laconia High School. This is a four year program and years I - IV are offered in the Electrical and Plumbing trades.

The Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship classes are the pre-requisites required for anyone desiring to become a licensed electrician or plumber in the state of New Hampshire. In order to become eligible to take the Journeymen's Exam, an apprentice must have completed 8,000 hours of "on-the-job" training and 600 hours of related classroom instruction over a four year period in a state approved program. There is a charge for these classes of $975 per year and the books are included in this fee.

The Electrician's "on-the-job" training involves planning layouts, installing and repairing wiring and electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment. The apprentice measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit using tools, splicing wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads, soldering wires, connecting power cables to equipment, testing continuity of circuit to ensure electrical capability and safety, and learning the electrical codes.

The Plumber's "on-the-job" training covers but is not limited to assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes. Learning how to read blueprints and plans to determine work required and sequence of installations. Pipe bending and fittings, valve installations, working with glass, plastic, steel, brass and welding, in addition to installing and repairing plumbing fixtures, replacing washers in leaky faucets, fixing burst pipes and opening clogged drains..

For more information 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, 20 August 2013 09:12

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082113SartoriTeaGardenOpening (94)

MEREDITH — The Satori tea garden surrounding the lakes gallery at chi-lin is open for its 12th season. The tea garden is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

The Satori tea garden is located in the lakeside village of Meredith, where visitors and locals will find a quiet little spot tucked in a Japanese garden to sample fine teas. The location provides a shady, tranquil space where individuals can enjoy the chance to take in the peace and quiet or catch up with friends, read the paper or connect with the world online.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:08

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082713 Adult Ed offering free Basic Math and Reading Classes (174)

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Basic Math and Reading classes starting on Tuesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 12 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Peggy Selig, program director, says the courses will help participants improve math and reading skills and eventually work toward a GED certificate or high school diploma. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, the Reading Clinic will cover the subject areas of Science, Social Studies and Literature Comprehension in addition to writing and grammar skills which are pre-requisites for the GED Exam.

The Adult Basic Education classes will help provide participants  with the reading and math skills needed to get a job, get off welfare, or even get a job promotion. 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 and math 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. Call 524-5712 for more information or to enroll in the classes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:01

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082113 NYC's Michael-Louis Smith Plays the Jazz Bar Thursday (120 w/2col mls444.jpg

LACONIA —  The Jazz Bar at Tower Hill will present guitarist Michael-Louis Smith Thursday August 22 at 8 p.m.

New Yorker Michael-Louis Smith plays with a sound that is warm and broad, echoing influences of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and John Scofield. While an in-demand musician in New York City's vibrant jazz scene,. Smith frequently tours the Northeast circuit and has made Laconia a stop on recent tours.

Thursday's performance will feature New York musicians Teri Roiger on vocals, John Menegon on bass, and Ismail Lawal on drums, as well as Lakes Region saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz.

The Jazz Bar is located in the Tower Hill entertainment complex at 290 Lakeside Ave.
Admission is free. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.



Guitarist Michael-Louis Smith. (Courtesy photo)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:58

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