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Annual flashlight egg hunt held in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring their Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 at 7:25 p.m. at the Gilford Elementary School.

This program is open to all Gilford children through the fourth grade. All participants must register in the Cafeteria prior to the event. The event will be broken into three age groups; kindergarten and younger, grades 1-2, and grades 3-4. There is no fee for this program, but all participants should wear appropriate footwear for conditions and bring their own flashlight and basket.

For more information, call the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 06:58

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LRCC student presents program on Women's History Month

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) students, Kimberly Young, and Nicole Bingham, were featured at a presentation at LRCC tilted "Women Inspiring Hope & Possibility" as part of Women's History Month.

Bingham made a 30-minute presentation on Lean In, written by Sheryl Sandberg, a book that Bingham read for LRCC's American Government class this semester.

"I think it is important to make people aware of women's accomplishments," says Bingham. "Women have overcome obstacles to be where they are today. The pay balance between men and women will continue to improve in the near future."

The "Women Inspiring Hope & Possibility" presentation was sponsored by LRCC's Bennett Library Club, Scholarly People Educating and Encouraging Knowledge in Society (S.P.E.E.K.S.) Club, and the Women in Technology Club.

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International film series features Khadak on Monday, April 6

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library offers the film, Khadak, Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly from September through June at the Laconia Public Library.
Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, Khadak is a fable told through 17 year old Bagi's eyes. He is a nomadic shepherd who has epileptic fits which cause visions and out-of-body experiences. It is believed they often signify shamanic powers. Bagi resists being seen this way and initially refuses training from a local elder Shaman woman. Khadak means blessing scarf, from Tibetan/ Buddhist ritual.
The setting is between the superpowers of China and Russia in the last half of the 20th century. When a disease kills Bagi's herd, the government uses it as a pretext for forced resettlement of Bagi and his grandparents into a mining town.
This fascinating, beautifully shot film explores the lives of the last truly nomadic population of herders living across the Gobi Desert, as well as the potential of shamanism. It is a 2006 Belgian-made feature film telling an exciting story that explores nomadic culture, socio-spiritual themes, and inherent environmental issues. It not only reveals how nomads live, but what happens once they are uprooted from their natural habitats.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Feel free to bring a cushion for comfort in viewing the movie.

The Laconia Human Relations Committee is a committee of the mayor of Laconia dedicated to expanding our horizons for the appreciation of the diversity found among us and in the wider world. For more information, contact Len Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Comedy night will benefit Children's Auction


LACONIA — Café Deja Vu Pub Mania team will present a Comedy Night with Tom Hayes, Rob Steen and Matt Barry to benefit the WLNH Children's Auction on Saturday, April 18tat the VFW Hall, 143 Court St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at  8 p.m.

The kitchen will be open and there will be door prizes.raffles and a 50/50 auction.
Tickets are $20 and are available at Café Deja Vu, All My Life Jewelers and Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford.

For more info call (603) 998-1418.

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