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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ConcordGrant supports adult literacy

The Couch Family Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support its Connections adult literacy program. Connections is offered around the state in partnership with adult basic education and ESOL classes, the prisons, and refugee resettlement organizations, with participants who are both native speakers and new Americans. The program uses quality children’s literature and New Hampshire Humanities-trained facilitators to promote English language skills; foster a culture of reading; nurture conversation in which readers contribute their own ideas, stories, and interpretations; and reinforce family literacy. CCF works with nonprofit organizations operating in and serving northern New England, with an emphasis placed on organizations in the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its support of the Connections program, CFF continues its dedication to partnering with organizations like New Hampshire Humanities that create sustainable, positive change within our communities. New Hampshire Humanities has provided the people of the Granite State with opportunities to cultivate curiosity, connect across cultures, examine beliefs, practice civility, strengthen community bonds, and engage in civic life. Learn more at nhhumanities.org.

WolfeboroIntro to electricity

Local organization Global Awareness Local Action is excited to announce the next feature in their 2018 N.H. Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. Workshops are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience. The next workshop, Practical Electrical Theory, takes place on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the G.A.L.A. Makerspace, 23 Bay St., Wolfeboro. Andrew Dube spends a good deal of his time troubleshooting repairs and building electrical systems as needed for his personal benefit and in his profession even though he is not an “electrician.” In this workshop participants will learn about both AC and DC currents in both stationary and mobile installations. The majority of this workshop will take place in a lecture style, so please come prepared to take notes. You are encouraged to think about what specifics you wish to learn in class prior to the event. You will leave with some resources of your own and notes to walk away with. The cost to participate in the workshop is $16. Registration is specifically requested for this event to be sure enough supplies will be provided. Please register at galacommunity.org or by calling 539-6460.