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5/11,12 18,19/13...Whinnies 4-H Calendars
The Winnisquam Whinnies 4-H Prize Calendar Fundraiser. is on now until the end of May. Prize calendars are available at Osborne‘s Agway, Whinnies 4-H members and Tractor Supply on the following dates- May 11,12,18,19. These prize calendars have 30 chances to win for a $10 dollar donation.There are cash prizes, gift cards, unique art creations and local goods. Funds raised help to send kids to camps, teen leadership conference, and state shows.
5/19/13...RVYSEF Sports Cards & Collectibles Show
The Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation presents a sports cards and collectible show Saturday May 19th from 9am-1pm at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse, 334 Elm St., Laconia. Free admission! If you have a collection and you‘d like to set up a table, contact Jack Batchelder at 520-4680. Tables are $15 each or two for $25 or three for $40. Raffles and more! All proceeds benefit the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation, helping families of the Lakes Region get necessary sports equipment for youth to participate on school or local leagues regardless of their financial situation. http://www.rvysef.org/ for more info.
5/19/13...3rd Annual Autism Center Walk
The 3rd Annual Autism Center Walk-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, May 19, 10-12 p.m. on the WOW Trail in Laconia. Get your friends together to do something that’s healthy, fun and supports a great cause! Autism, a complex developmental disability typically appears during the first 3 years of life and is now said to affect 1 in every 88 births and 1 in every 50 boys born in the US. Walkers can ask friends, relatives and neighbors to sponsor them with a donation to Lakes Region Community Services, which will be specifically dedicated to funding the Autism Center. Every dollar helps. No pledge amount is too small. Pledge sheets are available at http://www.lrcs.org/. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-581-1588.
5/19/13...Lakes Region Habitat Concert
LAKES REGION HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SPRING CONCERT FEATURING: THE LUTHERAN BELL CHOIR, LAKES REGION CHORDSMEN AND MANY MORE TAKES PLACE SUNDAY, MAY 19TH AT 2:00 P.M. AT ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, NORTH MAIN STREET LACONIA. A FREE WILL OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN FOR THE SOBOSLAI / EMERSON HANDICAPPED HOUSE. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL KELLY AT 934-3800.
5/22/13...Westside Healthcare Safety Fair
Save the date, Wednesday May 22nd, the annual Westside Healthcare Safety Fair, 4-6pm at Westside Healthcare in West Franklin!
5/24/13...Franklin BPW Scholarship
Franklin Business and Professional Women is sponsoring the Velma Smith Dalphond Scholarship again this year. Over the years, the award is presented annually to a woman for use toward her education. The Scholarship is awarded to an applicant based on financial need, to a woman 25 years or older who works or lives in the Franklin BPW membership area, and who is working toward advancing her skills and career with additional education. An application can be found on the Franklin BPW Website at http://www.bpwfranklin.org/. The deadline for applications is May 24th. Please return applications to Christine Dzujna, 158 Sterling Drive, Franklin, New Hampshire 03235. The winner will be notified in June and invited to the June meeting.
5/25/13...Chruch Yard Sale
The Baptist Church of Franklin is holding their second annual yard sale on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 8 AM to 2 PM at 21 Church St.reet. The yard sale will be in the church‘s parking lot, please use the School Street entrance. This is a fundraising event for their outreach ministry where they provide non-food items on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 AM-12PM.
6/1/13...Best Buddies Walk In Concord
There are nearly 250 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities worldwide. Join in helping bring ‘Best Buddies‘ to New Hampshire by participating in the 2nd annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk and 5K in Concord on Saturday, June 1st. Together, we can help raise funds and awareness toward creating a world of less exclusion and more friendships. For more information, call 892-4775 or register online at www.bestbuddies.org/nhwalk.
Franklin Parks and Recreation Department is now offering an after school program for children ages 5-13. Please call the Recreation Department for more information at 934-2118.
*****Charity Bingo nights have come to The Lodge in Belmont! Enjoy Bingo every Thursday and Friday with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Belmont Rotary Club. Doors open at 3pm, Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Saturday proceeds benefit St. Peters Parish in Concord. Doors open at 3pm, Bingo starts at 6pm.
Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard explores specific
regional impacts from global climate change. The exhibit consists of
thematic clusters of interactive activities based on regional issues
such as coastal flooding, forest change, and fishing. Each story uses a
combination of scenic treatments, graphics, multimedia, and artifact
displays. Seasons of Change was developed by the New England Science
Center Collaborative and Brown University's Watson Institute of
International Studies and Center for Climate Studies, under a grant from
the National Science Foundation. To prepare teachers, parents, and
students for visiting the exhibit, a project website gives background on
climate change in New England and opportunities for becoming citizen
scientists. For details and to see a preview, visit:
"We are delighted to showcase this fascinating and thought-provoking
exhibition," said Iain MacLeod, Executive Director at Squam Lakes
Natural Science Center. "Understanding how global climate change is
impacting aspects of New England life that we all hold dear is
*****Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is still accepting registrations for
the Blue Heron School
Holderness, NH - The Blue Heron School, a nature-based Montessori early
learning center and NH's first Nature Preschool opened for its first
year on September 13. The Blue Heron School is open to children ages
3-6, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The school will provide
affordable tuition, excellent child to instructor ratios, and a unique
and innovative learning experience for your child.
For information, contact Education Program Director Amy Yeakel at
603-968-7194 x 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*****The Preston Center, serving children in need in the Tilton, Northfield and Sanbornton areas, is open in the lower level of the Pines Community Center in Northfield. The center will be open the first and third Wednesday every month and accepts donations from 3-6pm. They‘re currently seeking new and gently used infant and children‘s clothes, toys, shoes, backpacks, diaper bags and blankets for children ages newborn through 12. All donations are tax deductible and stay local. 286-8653 for more information.
*****The "Concord Area Fibromyalgia Empowerment" Group (The Cafe) meets twice monthly. For more information, please contact Gary Cote at 455-9797 or visit www.cafegroupnh.com. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness whose sufferers experience widespread pain, profound fatigue and other often disabling symptoms. Fibromyalgia affects at least 1 in 50 New Hampshire residents and its prevalence may be growing.
*****Let‘s not forget our friends and neighbors who need a helping hand. The Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry is always in need of contributions. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated. Send monetary donations to Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, PO Box 184, Franklin, NH 03235. Or drop off any type of food donation to 237 Central Street, the old St. Jude‘s Church, in Downtown Franklin, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-11:30am or Wednesdays from 5-7pm. Call the food pantry at 934-2662 or Esther at 286-8110. Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry serves the towns of Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Sanbornton, Hill, Andover, Salisbury and Danbury.
*****The Special Olympics New Hampshire Recycle For Gold Program is back! You can support SONH athletes by donating your unwanted vehicle to Car World. Call 1-800-639-2608 1-800-639-2608 , extension 29 for more information.
*****Immediate opening for position of ‘Angel of Change‘. Must be kind, generous, and enjoy helping others. Benefits include making a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities. Do you have what it takes to be an ‘Angel of Change‘? For more information visit EasterSealsNH.com!
*****Donate blood at an American Red Cross Bloodmobile event. If you‘re at least 17 years of age and in good health, you can give blood. For more information on the next Red Cross Bloodmobile in your area, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or log on at www.redcross.org/ .
*****Do you have a place in your heart & home to help a deserving child? Spaulding Youth Center seeks caring individuals in the greater Merrimack & Belknap counties area who are interested in becoming foster parents. Call Carol Sanborn at 286-8901, extension 212 or visit www.spauldingyouthcenter.org/
*****The Concord Area Red Cross holds a number of courses each month, including adult, child and infant CPR; Water Safety; First Aid, Babysitting Instruction and more. For more information call 225-6697.
Giovanni Guglielmo of Belmont, is the little boy who inspired a nation to register through DKMS, for the national bone marrow registry. DKMS is the world‘s largest marrow donor center with over 1.7 million registered donors, and has facilitated over 14,000 transplants. DKMS was founded in 1991 by Peter Harf, who was in desperate need to find an unrelated match for his wife, suffering from leukemia. DKMS stands for Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei, or German Bone Marrow Donor Center in English. The New York office will help meet increasing U.S. demand for bone marrow transplants. To learn more, visit dkmsamericas.org, call 1-866-340-DKMS 1-866-340-DKMS (3567). Also, visit helpgiovanniguglielmo.org
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