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Inspirational Event Will Kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®
On Wednesday, July 30th, 5:30pm mingle 6:00-7:00pm program community leaders, business employees, volunteers and cancer survivors will join the American Cancer Society at the North Conway Community Center to pledge their support to fight breast cancer. During an inspirational Kickoff marking the beginning of North Conway’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event season, breast cancer survivors, local doctors and American Cancer Society volunteers will challenge the community to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by getting involved in the Making Strides of North Conway. Anyone interested in forming or joining a team or just to learn more is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided by Flatbread Company.
Mark your calendars for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 19th at Whitaker Woods Home Site. The event will unite the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of prevention and early detection, raise funds for the fight to end breast cancer, and commemorate more than two decades of making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer. There is no fee to register.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive4.5 mile walk (with a 2 mile option) that unites hundreds of women, men and children in the community to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer while offering hope to all people facing the disease. The North Conway walk route takes walkers through North Conway Village along Route 16 South to Depot Road, back north on the North/South Road to Mechanic Street to Pine Street and then into Whitaker Woods for the last 2.5 miles.
In 2013, the American Cancer Society celebrated its 100th birthday – 100 years of saving lives and recognizing the lifesaving progress made. Join us and make a commitment to get loud by taking more action. Silence won’t finish the fight – only action will. By supporting Making Strides you can take action and help the Society to finish the fight against breast cancer.
Planning Committee volunteers are also needed for this volunteer driven fundraising event. Join us to help to organize and recruit teams or individuals; seek community support; coordinate logistics, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Conway 2014 is sponsored by many very supporting businesses, including our Flagship Sponsor The Penguin Gallery of North Conway. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.
To find out more about the planning committee, sponsor the event, sign up to participate in the event or learn how you can volunteer in other ways, call Leah Hartman, 2014 Volunteer Event Chair at 370-8382 or email email@example.com. You may also reach Pamela Ritchie, Staff Partner at 603.763-4432 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to register for the walk please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/northconwaynh.
Dance the night away with the White Mountain Waldorf School!
Founded in 1984, the White Mountain Waldorf School has been offering an excellent choice in education to families in and around the Mt. Washington Valley. Waldorf is one of the fastest growing independent, non-sectarian, educational movements worldwide. A choice in education ensures that families have an opportunity to choose a quality-learning environment that best serves the needs of their children.
Our mission at the White Mountain Waldorf School is to instill creativity and a desire for learning, cultivates social responsibility and personal integrity, and supports the home and greater community.
We currently have elementary school openings, grades 1-8 and the first 8th grade class graduated in the spring of 2010. We also have openings in our early childhood programs in which we offer: Parent/Infant program, Parent/Child Program, Toddler Program, Nursery Program, Kindergarten, Parent-Education Series and Afternoon Care. Visit our website at http://www.WhiteMountainWaldorf.org to learn more about our growing school or visit us on facebook.
Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County Presents
Be Kind Festival for 2014!
Kids today, what are they getting into now?! Last time we checked, they were giving out
flowers and giving away hugs. What’s this world coming to?! Strangers receiving a free hug have been known to break down into tears of gratitude. Some admit they have not had a hug in years. Meanwhile, researchers say that we need 4 hugs a day to survive, 8 hugs to maintain and 12 hugs per day to grow. From first-hand experience, we know this is a very popular concept for the huggers and the hug-ees. Lessons on hugging technique and etiquette, is of course provided first. What else are kids and their adults up to these days?
“Cookies for first responders, flowers for nursing home residents, smiley balloons for strangers on the street, and many other Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) will once again spread outward from Kindness Headquarters in Schouler Park Saturday, May 17th. The RAK is only a part of the Festival. BE KIND Fest 2014 begins on Friday evening with a new feature this year, replacing last year’s butterfly release. The new event, Candles of Hope, will begin at 6pm on Friday, with music, poetry, a few short and powerful motivational speakers and a ceremony of candles for the candlelit labyrinth, each representing hope. Sponsor a candle to express your hope for those who have passed, for those suffering, for yourself, your loved ones, your community, and the world. Everyone is invited to sponsor a candle of hope, write an intention to hang on the tree of hope, and reflect or meditate on their intention while walking the labyrinth, placing their candle along the path of hope.
“This is our 3rd event”, explains event co-founder Michael Kline, “each year the event grows as more people are drawn to the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional benefits of kindness. It’s a passionate message that all of humanity seems to be craving.”
The Random Acts of Kindness rally begins at 8am on Saturday, followed by activities all day. By mid-day, food will be a big draw, followed by a high-energy, grand drumming circle led by professional facilitator Michael Wingfield. The public is invited to bring drums or anything to bang on, to join this super-fun and powerfully uplifting event that represent human connection and communication at a very deep level.
The free concert in the park on Saturday night will be Entrain, a very popular band throughout New England, who has played locally a number of times and is always a hit. A great source of valley pride, the Kennett High Drum line will set the stage perfectly as the opening act.
Not just a community festival worth supporting on its own merit, this is also a fundraiser to support local non-profits. This year, all the proceeds will support Visiting Nurse, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll Country and Western Maine, a critically valuable resource for locals. Sandy Ruka, Executive Director of The Visiting Nurses explains “In an age where we are inundated by negativity and tragedy, our agency is honored to help create such an event emphasizing the best of who we are as individuals and a community.”
Kline expands on the benefits “everyone benefits as we raise the level of consciousness for all mankind, starting with ourselves and our small corner of the world. We directly offer the message of kindness to our local schools, workplaces, non-profits, visitors and community at large.” Festival sponsors include The Memorial Hospital, Settlers Green, Great Glen Trails, Crest Autoworld, Soyfire Candle, Grants Supermarket, Country Consulting Group, Kline Seminars and many others who contribute financially to make this happen.
Looking for a way to BE KIND? The BE KIND FEST is looking for sponsors and helping hands. Call Sandy Ruka, Executive Director at 603 356-7006 or Erin Wright, RN at 603 986-0152. Be sure to check out the Be Kind Fest website http://www.bekindfest.com and like them on Facebook for the latest updates!
Save The Date for the Laura Foundation for Autism & Epilepsy’s Annual Fundraiser!
Friday, May 23
The Laura Foundation for Autism & Epilepsy’s 4th Annual Evening at the
Stone Mountain Arts Center (SMAC)
ENTERTAINMENT: This year we are honored to have the Fryeburg Academy Jazz Band opening up the evening. We are also thrilled to have Juston McKinney, the VERY funny comedian entertain us. Juston has done an assortment of high profile programming from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and gigs on Comedy Central and TBS.
Auction items include resort lift tickets, specialty items, golf passes, gear and trips to auction off… one of the live auction items is a Lodging/Lift ticket package to Jackson Hole, WY!
Here are the quick details…
1. Date: Friday evening, May 23rd. Cocktails begin at 6:00 PM
2. Details: Cocktail party (beer and wine), dinner, gratuities, silent auction (& live auction items) with music and entertainment… all inclusive for $75 (that includes beer and wine!)
3. Where: Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME (approximately 15 minutes from North Conway)
4. How to sign up: To sign up or to get more information on our web-site’s event page (www.thelaurafoundation.org).
Details on where the $$$ is going…
CONSTRUCTION: We are building an adaptive sports and recreation center for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities here in New Hampshire. There are none like it in New England. Through grant money, events like this one, and generous donations, Phase 1 is pretty much wrapped up (winterization and expansion of an existing building). We are now focusing our fund-raising on finishing our barn, with a court, climbing wall and stalls.
PROGRAMMING: We will continue programming in the summer of 2014 with our social skills/adaptive PE/therapeutic horseback riding program for children attending School Administrative Units 9 and 13, as well as the Fryeburg, Maine district. Through grant acquisition, this programming is free of charge to the children attending. For the 2014 summer we will add on a Friday Night Social/Dinner for high school students on the spectrum.
The mission of The Laura Foundation is to provide funding to develop and support therapeutic recreation and educational programs that enrich the quality of lives of individuals with autism and/or seizure disorders. With your help, we are reaching our goals!
Throughout the month of March, there are many opportunities to make a difference on the slopes and trails by participating in the following March events and competitions, all of which support local and national charities and a range of great causes.
In honor of National Canned Food Month, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village will host a food drive at the Settlers’ Green Customer Service Office to support Vaughan Community Service, a non-profit organization that maintains the North Conway area food pantry.
Customers can bring in 10 or more cans and receive a bounce back certificate, good for $10 off any purchase made at Settlers’ Green. The Food Drive will be based at the Customer Service Office during its regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“We encourage canned or boxed food of any amount to help support the cause,” said Laura Tuveson, marketing and event assistant at Settlers’ Green. “We want to reach our goal of 1000 non-perishable items and support the local non-profit during the nine-day span of the food drive.”
There is a limit of one coupon per customer for the duration of the food drive, while supplies last, and must be applied toward a future purchase. There is no expiration date and the coupon is good at any store or restaurant at the shopping center. For more information and a full listing of events at Settlers’ Green, visit settlersgreen.com.
Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, located in North Conway, New Hampshire, is a 60-plus store outlet center with a unique village setting offering landscaped courtyards, cafés and restaurants, and a wide variety of outlet shopping experiences including Coach Factory, J. Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Nike Factory and more.
Cranmore Mountain Resort introduces a day of consideration and caring for our community we live, work and play in. Cranmore Cares was created with the initiative to have skiers and community members gather at Cranmore Mountain Resort for an event where local non-profits are represented. This is an event for non-profits to share their mission statement, upcoming events, ideas and visions. Furthermore this event fosters new relationships, as event attendees can sign up for volunteer opportunities, memberships and more. Cranmore Cares is occurring on Saturday, January 11th from 11am to 2pm.
We are excited to extend an invitation for your non-profit to come and be a part of Cranmore Cares. There is no charge to participate. We look forward to working with you to create enthusiasm and involvement for your particular non-profit!
Non-profits can sign up by emailing email@example.com or calling
603-356-5543 ex. 352
Caroline D. Pope
P-603.356.5544 ext 352
Cranmore Mountain Resort
1 Skimobile Rd
North Conway, NH 03860
The American Cancer Society’s Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer will be taking place
on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Mount Cranmore Resort, North Conway. Volunteers interested in serving on the planning committee are needed now. Join other area residents to help organize this fun and meaningful event.
Race to Beat Cancer is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a day on the slopes and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Whether you’re a recreational skier, a snowboarder, a downhill racer, a tubing enthusiast, or just want to help in the fight against cancer, you can join this worthwhile event.
Participants gather donations from friends and family and enjoy a fun-filled day on the slopes. Minimum contribution of $75.00 per participant ($50.00 for those 17 and under) includes a full day lift or 2 hour tubing pass. To register and for more information please go to http://www.cancer.org/racetobeatcancer or call Kathy Metz, American Cancer Society, Community Executive at 603-356-3719 or Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering, and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org.