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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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:49

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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.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:40

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Special Program for 5th and 6th grade girls at ACS

ALTON — The Alton Community Youth Activities team (CYA) will present a program ''Finding Your Voice'' for 5th and 6th grade girls attending Alton Central School.

The program is designed to help the girls become aware of their unique and special qualities and is offered free.

Each girl will have an opportunity to express her thoughts, feelings and ideas in a safe place. They will experience some self-esteem building activities such as skin care, careers and self-defense. Adult female members from the CYA organization and female students attending Prospect Mountain High School will oversee the program. Guest professionals from the activities offered will conduct the specialized activities and a professional licensed social worker will be available during the event.

The program is scheduled on Saturday, November 9 and 16 at the Prospect Mountain High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In order for a child to attend this program the parent(s) or legal guardian must register the child using the form and announcement sent home with your child. Call Carol Wallace at 393-3652 if you have questions or need additional information.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 11:52

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