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Hall Library will host quilting class for beginners

NORTHFIELD — Head's Up - A Beginner's Quilling Class taught by Carol Lavesque of Sanbornton will take place on Thursday, Sept 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn to quill while creating a small gift box, with the project completed the same night.

The cost for the class is $8.50 and includes all supplies (paper, box and quilling tools). Space is limited to 10 people; reserve a spot by registering at the Circulation Desk. Stop in or call 286-8971.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:41

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Crafts League Gallery hosting felt lariat class

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host a Nuno Felt Lariat class with Nancy Evans.on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of nuno felting as you combine soft Merino wool roving and bits of silk chiffon to make this artsy necklace. Many different features can be used in this wet felting project to make it interesting and your own. Making a rope will also be taught. Students will leave class with a completed necklace however some embellishments, such as beading, can be done at home on your own.
Students need to bring: a couple of old towels, needle and thread and scissors. Beads, buttons or other embellishments to decorate your piece. Tuition is $60 per student and there is no materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register call the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:51

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Laconia Adult Education offering free basic math and reading classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Basic Math and Reading Classes starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., according to Peggy Selig, program director.

These courses are designed to help people improve their math and reading skills and eventually work toward a HISET Certificate or High School Diploma.

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 prerequisites for the HISET Exam (formerly GED).

Those who are are unable to help their children with homework, read them a bed time story, or fill out a job application can benefit from the Laconia Adult Basic Education Program. The Adult Basic Education classes will help provide the reading and math skills essential in getting a job, getting off welfare, or even getting a job promotion, said Selig.

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.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:46

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LRCC welcomes Kubec to the Nursing Faculty

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) welcomes new Nursing Professor, Cathy Kubec  of Sanbornton to the College's faculty. Kubec will begin teaching on Monday, August 31, the start of LRCC's Fall Semester.

Kubec has extensive experience in both medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing. Before coming to New Hampshire, she practiced medical surgical nursing in Ohio, Connecticut, Vermont, and also in Europe while on active duty as a United States Army Nurse. Kubec is also an experienced psychiatric nurse and holds American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification in that specialty.

"I am very excited and can't wait to start the new semester," says Kubec enthusiastically. "LRCC's nursing facilities are excellent."

"LRCC faculty and staff are thrilled to have Cathy as an addition to the College," says LRCC Nursing Department Head, Marty Pasquali (Laconia). "It is great that Professor Kubec has such extensive experience in psychiatric mental health and medical surgical nursing."

LRCC has begun the process to achieve national accreditation. The program has completed the first step in the accreditation process and anticipates becoming fully accredited in the spring of 2017.

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam pass rate for the class of 2015 at LRCC is 93.3%. This pass rate surpasses both the state and national benchmarks for achievement on the NCLEX exam. "The Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing (ACEN), the national accrediting organization, will be pleased with LRCC and their progress towards national accreditation," Pasquali continues.

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LRCC's newest Nursing faculty member, Cathy Kubec (right), receives instruction from Nursing Program Director, Marty Pasquali (left), on LRCC's new Nursing Simulation (SIM) equipment provided by a grant orchestrated by LRGHealthcare. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 06:34

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