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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.
5/26/13...Fundraising Concert For Lily & Allyssa
The ‘MUSICIANS BAND TOGETHER‘ fundraiser will be held Sunday, May 26th from 2PM - 8PM at the VFW Hall on Court Street in Laconia. Many of the area‘s finest musicians are ‘banding together‘ to give their time and talent to put on a one-of-a-kind show that‘s part concert, part dance and part jam fest, all to raise money to benefit the Lily Johnson Memorial Fund and the Allyssa Miner Benefit Fund at Franklin Savings Bank. There will be plenty of food, raffles and tributes to Lily and Allyssa. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at the Laconia VFW, the Sunflower Shop, the Laconia Pizza Hut, Greenlaw‘s Music, The ClothesLine Children‘s Resale Boutique-Laconia Store and at Tilton Autoserv. Those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy local favorites Jim Tyrrell, Matt Langley, Josh & I, Meg Josalen, Don Bartenstein, Paul Luff, Eric & Paul, Just Hanging and Resonant
Soul all playing separately, together, and with friends. 369-0108 for mroe information.
5/26/13...Belmont Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser
Belmont High school Girls Lacrosse will hold a unique fundraiser at the Muse Paint Bar in Manchester on Sunday May 26th from 12-2:15pm. Muse will walk you through, stroke by stroke, the steps to paint a pre-determined painting and no artistic talent is needed! Muse will give the team up to 50% of the proceeds from this session! Sign up is required at:
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.
6/2/13...RVYSEF Home Run Derby In Laconia
The Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation and Laconia Kiwanis presents a Home Run Derby Sunday June 2nd at Colby Field at Opechee Park at 11am. There are three divisions this year, including Little League, ages 14 and under; high school, ages 15-18 and a Coaches/Volunteer division for 18 and older. Sign up as individuals or teams. To register and for more information, contact Jack Batchelder, 520-4680. All proceeds will benefit the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation, providing families of the Lakes Region with necessary sports equipment for youths to take part in organized sports regardless of their financial situation.
6/3/13...SYC Golf Tournament
The 7th annual ‘Bette Davis Cup‘ Golf Tournament to benefit the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield, takes place Monday June 3rd at the Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton. Registration starts at 7:30am. If you would like to sponsor, donate or register for the event, call 286-7500, extension 533.
6/8/13...Open House @ Laconia Airport
The 2nd annual ‘Wings, Water and Wheels‘ event takes place Saturday June 8th at the Laconia Municipal Airport‘s Open House from 10am-2pm. Cars, planes, helicopters, boats and motorcycles all on display! Helicopter rides for just $30! Interactive activities for the kids; Made in NH craft, food and drink vendors; Wright Museum World War Two vehicles and more! Admission is free. http://www.laconiaairport.com/ for more info.
6/17/13...LR Chamber Golf Tournament
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Golf Tournament Monday, June 17th at Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton. Team of 4 - $600/Individual Players - $150. Sponsorshipsare available. There‘ll be Hole-in-One Contests, Vegas Style Gambling, Vintage Golfers, Jazz, Cocktails and a fabulous way to network. Limited to 25 Teams, so call today to reserve your spot at 524-5531. For more information, http://www.lakesregionchamber.org/.
6/22/13...Golf Tourney @ Den Brae For TTCC
3RD ANNUAL ‘TEE IT UP FORE THE KIDS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit the Tapply-Thompson Community Center in Bristol takes place Saturday, June 22nd at Den Brae Golf Course in Sanbornton. Cost is $60 per person includes green fees, cart, buffet dinner plus prizes for low team, longest drive, closest to pin and more. Limited number of teams so get your spot reserved ASAP! Call 744-2713 for more info or check it out on the web at http://www.ttccrec.org/
6/23/13...Timmons Team Alzheimer‘s Run/Walk
The 1st annual Timmons Team 5K Alzheimer‘s Run/Walk takes place Sunday June 23rd along the Winnipesaukee River Trail. Start at the Surrette Battery Park entrance and end in Downtown Franklin. Regsitration is 8-8:30. Cost is $25/person before June 1st, $30/person after. Proceeds benefit Boston University Alzheimer‘s Research Center. For registration forms and more information, visit http://www.thetimmonsteam.com/.
9/22/13...5th Annual Tanger 5K Run/Walk
Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton is again leading a campaign to make fitness an important part of our community. Tanger is proud to be hosting its 5th Annual Fit For A Cure 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk on Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30AM benefiting LRGHealthcare’s breast cancer awareness initiatives. With your support last year, the Tanger Outlets in Tilton raised over $12,000 from this race to benefit LRGHealthcare’s breast health initiatives - their most successful race to date. For more information about this year‘s walk and sponsorship opportunities available, contact Eric Proulx at (603) 286-7880 ext. 302 or email email@example.com. Mix 94.1fm is a proud sponsor of this event!
10/5/13...NH Marathon & Craft Show In Bristol
The 21st Annual NH Marathon and Craft Show takes place Saturday October 5th, 2013 at 9am at Newfound Memorial Middle School at 155 North Main Street in Bristol. The events for the Day includes: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Health Walk, & Craft show. Sponsored by Bristol Recreation Advisory Council to benefit the following groups: Mayhew & Circle Programs (for at risk young people) & Tapply-Thompson Community Center for young people. Info and applications can be found at www.nhmarathon.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-744-2713 & call Nancy for the Craft Show at 603-744-9488 or e-mail to email@example.com .
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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