Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
HENNIKER - The Center for Educational Innovation at New England College will present a community forum on “Preventing Gun Violence in American Schools” on Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This free event will take place on campus in the Simon Center Great Room located at 98 Bridge St., Henniker. The event is co-sponsored by the NEC Education Department, TEACH, and the Center for School Climate and Learning.
With more questions than answers related to the topic of gun…Continue
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and will be recognized at the Family Justice Center in Rochester on Wednesday, April 10.
Two AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Volunteers at SASS, Meredith and Christina will have a table available so that Friends of the FJC and anyone seeking services from the FJC may decorate a T-shirt with a message relating to domestic/sexual abuse.
This project is part of the Clothesline Project, a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the…Continue
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CONCORD — The countdown to Best Buddies New Hampshire's second annual Friendship Walk and 5K will launch next week with a kick-off party at the Barley House restaurant and tavern in Concord.
The event on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will feature live music and a prize raffle to raise awareness of Best Buddies New Hampshire, a non-profit group which aims to foster relationships between people with disabilities and their peers.
In June, Best…
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DURHAM – This summer, the University of New Hampshire will bring the magical world of Harry Potter to young learners who will have a chance to participate in the university’s first Massive Online Course for Kids (MOCK) and avert the “summer slide.”
“Harry Potter as Storytelling: An Online Adventure for the Young Fan” is designed for youth entering grades 4 to 8. The two-week session will run from July 15 to July 26, 2013, and will cost $200. To register for the course, go to…Continue
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MANCHESTER – To help students supplement the cost of their college education and reward them for their volunteer efforts, Citizens Bank is again is offering the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program.
Now in its third year, Citizens Bank will award a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership.
The application period for the TruFit Good…Continue
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By Susan Nye
Earth Day kicks off April vacation this year. Let this historic day inspire you and your kids throughout the holiday week and the weeks and months to come. There are lots of family-friendly activities you can do to celebrate the earth and protect the environment.
To make the most of the vacation, start with a plan. Earth Day is a great opportunity to renew your family’s commitment to living green.…Continue
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What it means for patients and parents
By Jennifer L. McLaren, MD
One of my primary professional interests is treating children with autism spectrum disorders. Recently, parents have started to ask me questions about the upcoming changes to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. These questions have included: What do you think of the DSM-Fifth Edition (DSM-5) changes for autism spectrum disorders? Why…Continue
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Get organized and cut food costs
By Wendy Thomas
Many of us like to pick up an extra can of vegetables or box of pasta when there is a sale, but after several shopping trips of doing this, you might find your surplus of food has become nothing more than an a jumbled mess.
The key to a good pantry and to keeping down grocery costs is to keep your pantry organized. Consider some…Continue
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It’s our responsibility to teach children how to take responsibility for their lives
By Elizabeth Feingold
A few weeks ago, I was attending an IEP meeting for a young man in the 11th grade who is attending one of New Hampshire's vocational programs.
The IEP team was working hard to convince "David" that if he wanted to attend a trade school after high school, he really needed…Continue
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Welcome to the age of potty humor
By Bill Burke
There are moments that show your child has grown from one phase of her life into the next. Sometimes you wish those moments could be a little more elegant.
There are the obvious signs: When she first rolled over, took her first steps, got on the school bus for the first time, performed in her first violin recital – I felt a sense of pride…Continue
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Advice from parents, a lawyer and a therapist
By Pamme Boutselis
No one gets married and has children with the expectation that one day, perhaps even soon, that their family will experience a major life change through divorce. And while divorce is painful in some capacity for everyone involved, no one feels it more perhaps than the kids, who weren’t necessarily privy or understanding of what led to the upheaval in their lives. Nor…Continue
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Developmental milestones, more than age, factor into a child’s readiness
By Julia K. AgrestoContinue
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Editor’s note: Click here for the story from the March 2013 issue on nutritional guidelines for infants through age 1.
By Rob Levey
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By Rob Levey
(Editor’s note: We are proud to announce that this year’s non-profit partner for Parenting New Hampshire’s Family Fun Fair is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester. Please help us support this great organization on April 20.)
Growing up is challenging — especially for those who face adversity, as studies show single- parent…Continue
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In wake of last year’s school shooting tragedy, NH schools are making changes to address school safety
By Melanie Plenda
Most kids weren't afraid to go to school on that crisp, sunny day in December. Not nationally, not in New Hampshire, certainly not in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza changed that when he gunned down 22 children where they stood in their classroom.
Since then, things are different. We're all holding our kids a little…Continue
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From May 17 to June 1 the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough will present the first of what will be an annual exhibit of artwork created by students in ninth through 12th grade in New Hampshire. This exhibition will be juried, and winners will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Students interested in entering their work must send digital submissions by April 12 and will be…Continue
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Learn more about home education at the New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition spring workshop, on Saturday, April 6, at the Nackey Loeb School in Manchester.
This year’s workshop will include three discussion panels, displays of homeschooling material, and free resources and catalogs. People can meet with their Coalition representative and connect with other homeschoolers in their area. This is a great introduction for people considering homeschooling or just starting. Veteran…Continue
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Recently I stopped in to the new Muse Paintbar with my best friend, Helene, to recreate Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and we had a great time!
Part art instruction studio, part wine bar, Muse Paintbar enables people of all artistic abilities to paint some of the world’s most well-known art while enjoying wine, beer, and bites in a…Continue
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HOLDERNESS - Over the last couple of weeks, staff members at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center have noticed something peculiar about the chipping sounds made by the large number of wild chipmunks that inhabit the Science Center's campus in Holderness.
They appear to be communicating in Morse code. The phenomenon was first…Continue
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Manchester, New Hampshire (March 25, 2013) — Presented by Parenting New Hampshire, the 17th annual Family Fun Fair will take place on Saturday, April 20 at NH Sportsplex in Bedford, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Family Fun Fair features activities, games, and education for the whole family. This year’s live entertainment line-up includes Spoof Gabbling Circus, David Anderson Magic, and award-winning kids’ musician Steve Blunt. Activities include arts and crafts, slot…Continue
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