LACONIA — Prescott Farm's Fall Polliwog Pre-K Programs will be getting under way this coming Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Each session youngsters and grown-ups will take a walk around Prescott Farm and maybe read a story or play a game – activities perfect for introducing little ones to the joys of the natural world. All programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and are designed to keep them active and engaged. Weekly themes include Apples – Flowers to Feast, Going Buggy, Fall Scavenger Hunt Hayride, Quest of the Spider, Getting ready for Winter and Turkey Quest.
Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, long-term partnerships with local elementary schools and NOW Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9:00 – 4:00PM. It is free to come and go for a hike or explore the "green" building!
The programs will be offered on Wednesdays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Programs will be held rain or shine—if it is raining, we will do inside activities. The cost is $7 ($5 Members)/adult-child pair, +$3/additional child. You may register your child for one program or the entire series!
Program descriptions and pricing can be found on our website at www.prescottfarm.org. Registration is required and can be made by calling 603-366-5695.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015 07:12
LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire's Vice President, BSA Compliance Officer, Karen Cornell, will host an Identity Theft and Fraud Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building. The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a space, please call 366-1203.
In the U.S. and Canada, identity theft takes place daily. In the worst cases, enormous debt and financial crimes are committed while using the victim's name. Aside from the victim's financial loss, there are substantial costs associated with trying to restore one's reputation and correcting erroneous information for which the criminal is responsible.
Cornell will explain why people need to take precautions to protect themselves from identity theft. Unlike fingerprints, which are unique to everyone, personal data can be used by someone else if not — specifically Social Security, bank account and credit card numbers. People attending this informative briefing will understand how they can protect one of their most important assets — their identity!
Taylor Community is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit www.taylorcommunity.org or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:24
CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Books continues the season's Tea and Talk series with bestselling author, Kate Braestrup on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Moultonborough Library. Braestrup will be discussing her newest book, "Anchor & Flares". Tickets are $25, which includes the book, tea, and light refreshments. Bayswater will also be donating $5 for every ticket sold to the library.
Best known for her New York Times bestselling book, "Here If You Need Me", Braestrup, a widowed mother of four children between the ages of 4 and 9 in 1996, followed the dream of her husband, a Maine state policeman, of becoming an ordained minister. She now serves as a chaplain for the Maine Warden Service. "Anchor & Flares" examines the twinned emotions of faith and fear-inspired by the families that Kate meets as a chaplain and by her son's journey towards purpose, familyhood and service to country-she learns that the threats we can't predict will rip us apart and knit us together.
A resident of Maine, Braestrup is the author of several bestselling books including "Beginners Grace and Marriage" and "Other Acts of Charity". She is also written for O, the Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, More Magazine and the Huffington Post.
Kate Braestrup will be available for an intimate discussion of her new book and share her life experiences as a writer. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Can't make it to the event? Call 603-253-8858 to special order copies and Bayswater will have them signed for you. Check out Bayswater on Facebook and at www.bayswaterbooks.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:12
GILFORD — For the first time, the classic Broadway musical "A Chorus Line" will be coming to the stage at Gilford High School this November.
After hosting heavily attended auditions in early September, Director Matt Demko, Vocal Director Denise Sanborn and Choreographer Amelia Hamilton-Miller selected a cast of 30 talented students and began rehearsals right away.
Sanborn has been working with the cast on their vocal harmonies for the classic music and lyrics written by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban. Hamilton-Miller will be providing choreography for many of these great tunes, including "One," "I Hope I Get It," and "I Can Do That".
Heading up the technical side of things will be long time technical director Scott Piddington, who leads a wonderful crew of GHS students. Judy Cook and Erin Zarella will head a crew of dedicated parents to provide the wonderful costumes, and GHS Band Director Lyvie Beyrent will direct an orchestra of high school students and community members.
The talented cast will feature William Crowell as Zach, Aria Stephan as Loretta, Luke Harding as Don, Cecilia Zarella as Maggie, Riley Alward as Mike, Yzabelle Mitchell as Connie, Chris Weimann as Bobby, Ryan Witham as Greg, Michele Young as Sheila, Kayla Zarella as Cassie, Sophia Prevost as Bebe, Claire Gardner as Judy, Michael Wernig as Al, Cordelia Penney as Kristine, Dawson Ellis as Richie, Cody Hodgins as Mark, Kaia Langathianos as Val, Jack Harding as Paul and Kaylee Lemire as Diana.
The ensemble is comprised of Melissa Andrews, Kaelin Cegelski, Meredith Ellis, Mariah Gardner, Gabby Hood, Samm Johnson, Rachael McCarthy, Melissa Moynihan, Lily O'Connor, Ian Robbins and Mathieu Sherburne.
"We had a lot of success with the last few musical productions. We wanted to go in a different direction with this year's show and do a classic musical, with lots of singing and dancing and a warm, touching story" said Demko.
"This is one of the best known musicals out there that has stood the test of time. 'A Chorus Line' is still as popular today as it was in 1975. This musical has it all — great characters, excellent songs that people recognize, and a great story of hope and dedication. A Chorus Line has a wide appeal and all who see it will enjoy it."
Show dates will be Friday and Saturday evenings, November 13-14 and 20-21 at 7 p.m. All performances will take place in the GHS auditorium. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens, and will be available at The Gilford Village Store and Greenlaw's Music in Laconia starting in November.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:07
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