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Barbara Ray: Gibson Gleanings: Dining room closed on Friday, May 16

 

Barbara Ray: Gibson Gleanings: Dining room closed on Friday, May 16

Some people are born gardeners. In the summer, you see them out in their yards watering and fertilizing their plants. No weed dares land in their flower beds. The displays are both beautiful and breath-taking. I am truly envious of such skill and determination. Unfortunately, my attempts at gardening are fairly basic. I buy a plant, dig a hole, fill it with some good earth and stick the plant in. If we have a dry spell, I try to remember to water them but after that, my plants are on their own. It's what you might call "survival of the fittest!"

If you need a break from gardening or yard work, I have the perfect solution. In just two weeks we will be holding our annual Memorial Day Craft Fair out on the front lawn of the Gibson Center. The fair will be held Saturday and Sunday May 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. We have crafters coming from areas all over New England as well as a number of our own outstanding local dealers. There will be a wide selection of items on sale including fine jewelry, pottery, art Adirondack chairs, fudge, photography and much more. Street parking is readily available or park in the town lot adjacent to the center and simply stroll over to our front lawn. It's always a fun time and a great way to support the center. Please be sure to check the calendar of events below.

In closing let me wish all the mothers, grandmothers and "fill-in" moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day. Take care, have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Monday, May 12: Chair exercise begins at 10:30 a.m. in the activity room. Yoga class will be held in the activity room at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 13: Strength, Balance & Stretch class begins at 10 a.m. in the activity room. Lunch will be served at noon at our Silver Lake meal site. Fran's Flicks will present "The Butler" starting at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room.

Wednesday, May 14: One on One Computer classes are available today. Call 356-3231 to reserve a free 1/2 hour session. Zack, the therapy dog will be at the center today at 10:30 a.m. Wii games are available 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the activity room. Game day begins at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. The Care Givers Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. in the pool room.

Thursday, May 15: Our new Poetry Club will meet at 10:15 a.m. today in the social room. There will be belly dancing class at 9 a.m. followed by chair exercise at 10:30 a.m. in the activity room. Medicare Counseling is available from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the dining room.

Friday, May 16: We will board the bus for our trip to the Portland Museum of Art at 9:30 a.m. They are featuring a special exhibit: "Picturing Monhegan Island" summer of '36. Strength, Balance & Stretch class begins at 10 a.m. in the activity room. Tai Chi classes will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. The dining room will be closed today.

Upcoming programs:

• Tai Chi: classes Fridays; 12:30 p.m.; eight classes for $40.

• Poetry Club: meets Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. in the social room.

Upcoming trips, please call to sign up: 356-3231 (Payment is due when you sign up for a trip. Checks are not cashed until the day of the trip.):

• Corvettes Doo Wop Review, 3:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31: Home pick up optional. Tickets $25 dinner on own at Fat Tony's Italian Grill.

• Lupine Festival, Polly's Pancakes, Harmon's Cheese Shop, Sugar Hill Sampler: Wednesday, June 11, Tuesday, June 17.

• Boston Brass Concert: July 8: Ticket price, $16; home pick ups, great for those who don't drive after dark.

• Beach Party Boys: Tribute Band, July 15: Ticket price is $16. Home pick ups available; great for those who don't drive after dark

• Sea Dogs and Fireworks: board the bus at 3:30. Bring your own picnic lunch, or order a box lunch, for a suggested donation of $3. Ticket price is $11, the suggested donation for transportation is $10. Dates are as follows: June 25 Sea Dogs vs. NH Fisher Cats; Aug. 28: Sea Dogs vs. Reading Fightin' Phils.

Menu: Monday: cheese and sausage strata, Tuesday: beef and veggie stir-fry; Wednesday: fish croquettes, Thursday: ham and potato casserole, Friday: Meals on Wheels: turkey pot pie (Dining room closed today- no congregate dining).

 

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Ongoing Calendar - Wednesday

WEDNESDAYS

Eastman-Lord House Museum. The Eastman-Lord House Museum in Conway is open for guided tours 2-4 p.m. The 1818 Federal Home of the William K. Eastman Family was later occupied by the George A. Heath family and from 1900-1967 by the Eben Lord family. Rooms are decorated in periods from 1818 to 1945. Call (603) 447-5551 for more information or to arrange a tour by appointment.

Farmers Market in Lovell. A weekly farmers market is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Lovell, Maine.

Sandwich Farmers Market. The Sandwich Farmers Market is held 4-6:30 p.m. in the Sandwich Church parking lot on Church Street, Sandwich. Call (603) 0287-7163 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Dinner Bell. The Dinner Bell community dinner is served 5-6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fryeburg.

Food Pantry/Clothing Depot. The food pantry at Vaughan Community Service, Inc., 2031 White Mountain Highway, North Conway is open 9-10:30 a.m. The clothing depot opens at 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics. A water aerobics class led by Lisa Holcomb is held 9-10 a.m. at The White Mountain Aquatic Center, located at the New England Inn in Intervale. Cost: free for Program members, $5 for pool members and $15 for nonmembers. Call (603) 733-5915, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.whitemountainaquatic.com for more information.

Masters Workout Swim Group. A Masters workout swim group led by Maury McKinney is held 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 a.m. at The White Mountain Aquatic Center, located at the New England Inn in Intervale. Cost: free for Program members, $5 for pool members and $15 for nonmembers. Call (603) 733-5915, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.whitemountainaquatic.com for more information. 

Volleyball for Adults. Brownfield Recreation Department hosts an a fun night of volleyball as part of its Adult Sports League 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brownfield Community Center. Participation is free and all adults are welcome. 

Take Off Pounds Sensibly in Conway. The TOPS NH 0129 Conway group meets at Main Street Baptist Church, 121 East Main Street, Conway. Weigh-in is 5:15-6:15 p.m. The meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly in Center Ossipee. TOPS NH 0149 Center Ossipee meets at the Ossipee Concerned Citizens Building, 3 Dore Street, Center Ossipee. Weigh-in is from 4:30 to 5 p.m.; meeting is from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost $2. Phone 539-2469.

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Ongoing Calendar Saturday

SATURDAYS

The Tamworth Farmers' Market. The Tamworth Farmer's Market will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church parking lot in Tamworth village at the intersection of route 113, 113A and Main Street. SNAP benefits are being accepted this year for fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods and bread, dairy, cheese and much more. The market hosts 20-30 vendors, depending on the season. Call Bob Streeter at (603) 323-2392, Peg Loughran at (603) 323-2368 or visit www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org for more information or a market vendor application. The market runs through Oct. 25. 

Ossipee Main Street's Farmers Market. The Ossipee Main Street's Farmers Market will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the park at 15 Moultonville, Center Ossipee. Items include veggies, dairy, jewelry, crafts, baked goods, jellies and jams. Interested vendors should call (603) 539-7200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tables are $5 per week.

Wakefield Farmers Market. The Wakefield Farmers Market is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Route 16 in Wakefield.

Sandwich Farmers' Market. The Sandwich Farmers Market is held 9-11:30 a.m. in the Corner House Inn parking lot in Sandwich. Call (603) 0287-7163 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

Bake Sale in Effingham. The Effingham Preservation Society is serving up home-baked goodies, coffee and conversation 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the former Grange Hall, at the intersection of Route 153 and Town House Road in Effingham.

Eastman-Lord House Museum. The Eastman-Lord House Museum in Conway is open for guided tours 2-4 p.m. The 1818 Federal Home of the William K. Eastman Family was later occupied by the George A. Heath family and from 1900-1967 by the Eben Lord family. Rooms are decorated in periods from 1818 to 1945. Call (603) 447-5551 for more information or to arrange a tour by appointment.

Historical Tour in Fryeburg. The Fryeburg Historical Society Museum is open for tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. The museum is located at 83 Portland St., Fryeburg. Call Sally Whitaker at (207) 935-2118 or Nancy Ray at (207) 393-7022 for more information.

Thrift Shop at Christ Episcopal Church. The thrift shop at Christ Episcopal Church, on Pine and Main Streets in North Conway is open 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Gibson Center Thrift Shop. The Gibson Center Thrift Shop, located at 14 Grove Street near Main, North Conway, is open 10-ish a.m.-1-ish p.m.

ReTails Resale Shop Benefiting Animals at Conway Shelter. ReTails Boutique in Norcross Place features upscale clothing and accessories 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to benefit critters at the Conway Area Animal Shelter.

The Harrison House Benefiting Animals at Conway Shelter. The Harrison House, 223 East Main Street at the driveway entrance to the Conway Area Animal Shelter, offers household goods and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (603) 447-5605 for more information.

Thrift Shop In Fryeburg. The thrift shop at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Fryeburg is open 9 a.m.-noon.

Kids Tree House and History Tree. The Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum in North Conway has a safe indoor tree house for kids to play in. There is also a History Tree exhibit. Free admission with Healthy Kids Gold card. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call (603) 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org for more information.

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Ongoing Calendar - Thursday

THURSDAYS

Food Pantry. The food pantry at Vaughan Community Service, Inc., at 2031 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, is open 1:30-3 p.m.

Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market. The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market is open 12:30-4:30 p.m. through October 9 at Clark Park, 233 South Main Street, Wolfeboro.

North Conway Rotary Club Meeting. The Rotary Club of North Conway meets at 7:15 a.m. in the Eating Room at Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway. Call Peter Pelletier at (603) 356-8223, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit www.northconwayrotary.org for more information.

Weight-Loss Group in Tamworth. The Tamworth Community Nurse Association holds a weight-loss group for Tamworth residents at 5:30 p.m. in the Ulitz Room of the Cook Library. Marie Veselsky, a Registered Dietician and Board Certified Diabetes Educator, leads the group and answers questions. Drop-ins are welcome. Call Dave or Jo Anne at (603) 323-8511 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

90-Day Challenge at Lakeside Physical Therapy And Fitness Center. The 90-day challenge is being held at Lakeside Physical and Fitness on Route 16 in Tamworth every Thursday 6-7 p.m. Learn how to macro balance your diet, build lean muscle, improve cardiovascular health, eliminate pain, inflammation and stress. Contact Kathleen Johnson at (603) 986-3761. Free and open to the public.

Adult Open Gym. Ossipee Recreation Department holds an adult open gym 7-8:30 p.m. at Ossipee Town Hall.

Legos in Jackson. Legos at the Library will be held 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Jackson Public Library in Jackson.

Tumblebugs Play Group in Ossipee. Tumblebugs is a free, non-structured play group for children younger than 5 years with an adult caregiver 9-10 a.m. at Ossipee Town Hall.

Exercise At The Gibson Center. The Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway offers a belly dance class at 9 a.m. A chair exercise class for people who require assistance getting in and out of the car or a chair is held at 10:30 a.m.

RSVP Bone Builders. Bone Builders meets 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Conway Village Congregational Church (The Brown Church), 132 Main Street in Conway. Bone Builders is a gentle, effective exercise program to help prevent and slow bone loss. Call Carroll County RSVP at (603) 356-9331 for more information.

Aqua Zumba. An aqua Zumba class led by Gerrie Beck 9-10 a.m. is held at at The White Mountain Aquatic Center, located at the New England Inn in Intervale. Cost: free for Program members, $5 for pool members and $15 for nonmembers. Call (603) 733-5915, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.whitemountainaquatic.com for more information.

Medicare Counselors Available. N.H. State Health Insurance Program (NHSHIP) certified Medicare counselors are available at The Gibson Center for anyone with questions about their Medicare benefits. Counseling is free and is held noon-1 p.m. in the dining room. No appointment is necessary. Call Heidi at the ServiceLink Resource Center of Carroll County at (603) 323-2043 or (866) 634-9412 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

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Ongoing Calendar - Friday

FRIDAYS

Music at Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum. The Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum in North Conway offers music for children at 11 a.m.. The program includes an hour of singing and dancing by Sharon Novak from Mountain Top Music. Healthy Kids Gold/Maine Care/ younger than 1 year are free. Call (603) 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org for more information.

Story Time For Little Ones in Madison. Madison Library hosts Story Time for Little Ones, including stories, rhymes and movement at 10 a.m. in the Children's Room. Call (603) 367-8545 for more information.

Story Time for Little Ones in Bartlett. The Bartlett Public Library and the Josiah Bartlett Elementary School Library are co-hosting a story hour for children ages 5 years and younger at 12:30 p.m. at the library. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Visit www.bartlettpubliclibrary.org for more information.

New Moms Connect. New Moms Connect meets at 10:30 a.m. in the children's room at the Madison Library. This is social time for moms, caregivers, babies and toddlers. Call (603) 367-8545 for more information.

Bingo. Bingo will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Lovell VFW No. 6783 in Lovell, Maine.

Walking Club. A walking club meets at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway. Call (603) 356-3231 for more information.

Taoist Tai Chi. A Taoist Tai Chi class is held at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway. Call (603) 356-3231 for more information.

Aqua Chi. A aqua chi class led by Lisa Holcomb meets 8-9 a.m. at The White Mountain Aquatic Center, located at the New England Inn in Intervale. Cost: free for Program members, $5 for pool members and $15 for nonmembers. Call (603) 733-5915, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit www.whitemountainaquatic.com for more information.

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