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Adult Ed offering free math, reading classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering "FREE" Basic Math and Reading Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

stated Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.

This is a super opportunity for adult learners to improve their math and reading skills and eventually work toward a High School Diploma or HISET Certificate, said program director Peggy Selig.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights, the Reading Clinic will cover reading comprehension in the subject areas of science, social studies and literature and the arts in addition to writing and grammar skills which are pre-requisites for the HISET Exam (formerly GED).

The Adult Basic Education classes will help provide reading and math skills that people need 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 805 at Laconia High School.

Those who have a friend, co-worker, or family member who would like to improve his or her reading or math skills, can call 524-5712 for more information or to enroll in the classes.

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LHS Class 48 meeting for lunch

LACONIA — The Laconia High School, Class of 1948 will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon at Patrick's Pub and Eatery, 18 Weirs Road (Route 11B), in Gilford


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Church selling pumpkins as fundraiser

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Pumpkin Patch will return to the Moultonborough United Methodist Church this Monday, Sept. 28.

The Pumpkin Patch will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Pumpkins are received from a Native American pumpkin ranch in Arizona. Some of the proceeds from the pumpkin sales help to support the ranch, while the rest helps fund the Moultonborough church's children's missions.


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'Wealth for All Program' seeking volunteer mentors

LACONIA —  The CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) Coalition, part of the Financial Stability Partnership of the Lakes Region, seeks adult volunteers to serve as mentors for adults of low-to-moderate income, who want to improve one or more areas of their personal financial management.

Mentors and program participants will attend seven sessions at the Family Resource Center of Central NH in Laconia (October 29, December 3, January 7, February 18, March 17, April 21, and May 26) covering financial management topics and providing time for individual discussion between mentors and their assigned participants. Between sessions, mentors will be expected to discuss financial goals and progress towards meeting those goals with their mentees.

"Serving as a mentor in this unique program offers an opportunity to make a direct difference for a local family struggling to get ahead financially. It is really a learning experience all-around as mentors also gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of overcoming financial hardships," commented Erin Klasen of the Family Resource Center who coordinated the last year's program.

A training session for all mentors will be held on October 15. It will include a review of resources to refer participants who need more extensive assistance in such areas as job search, credit repair, managing their household budget and other relevant topics. Tylaine Guarriello from the Family Resource Center of Central NH in Laconia, along with Karen Wilson of Bank of NH, will supervise the program. Contact Erin Klasen at (603) 581-1577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about becoming a volunteer mentor.

For hundreds of families living in the Lakes Region each year, the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, a program of LRCS, offers respectful, non-judgmental education and support to help families meet basic needs, keep children safe, and make positive connections. The Family Resource Center believes strong families lead to strong communities.

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in Greater Lakes Region communities from birth throughout their lifespan. At the core of LRCS' work is inclusion, acceptance, and building strengths and partnerships – whether at the individual, family or community level. LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891or visit www.lrcs.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015 07:42

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