Fun – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com Official News Portal Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:01:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://i2.wp.com/rochesternhnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/06/cropped-color-seal-correct.png?fit=32%2C32 Fun – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com 32 32 129230579 Earth Day 2018! https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/19/earth-day-2018/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/19/earth-day-2018/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:03:50 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1607 Rochester Cares Clean Up Day!  Join us on Earth Day, April 22,  2018. Make a difference in your community.  Show your support for the betterment of Rochester by participating in the Rochester Cares Clean Up Day 2018! We are sure everyone knows an area that could use a little extra attention. Sign up today to …

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Rochester Cares Clean Up Day! 

Join us on Earth Day, April 22,  2018. Make a difference in your community.  Show your support for the betterment of Rochester by participating in the Rochester Cares Clean Up Day 2018!

We are sure everyone knows an area that could use a little extra attention.

Sign up today to make a difference.

 

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April Vacation Programs at Library Children’s Room https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/18/april-vacation-programs-at-library-childrens-room/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/18/april-vacation-programs-at-library-childrens-room/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:29:49 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1591 Drop in and Draw! Wednesday, April 25th Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for free creative drawing. This program is for  school age children 5 to 12. We will provide materials.   Bridles & Bits Meeting Thursday, April 26th Do you love horses? Come learn about all the different colors of horses …

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Drop in and Draw!

Wednesday, April 25th

Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for free creative drawing. This program is for  school age children 5 to 12. We will provide materials.

 

Bridles & Bits Meeting

Thursday, April 26th

Do you love horses? Come learn about all the different colors of horses followed by a craft.  Open to children 8 to 12. Register by calling 335-7549.

 

Build-It Workshop

Tuesday, April 24th

Kids ages 5 -12 can drop in between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to explore their creativity. We will provide building materials to create temporary structures.

 

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The Rochester Public Library presents: Vision Board Workshop https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/11/the-rochester-public-library-presents-vision-board-workshop/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/11/the-rochester-public-library-presents-vision-board-workshop/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:23:58 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1567 May 9th at 6pm with Certified Life Coach Laura Klain So what is a Vision Board? This visual representation of your goals, hopes, and dreams will inspire you to work toward what you really want. We’ll be using collage to create a unique personalized, and inspiring poster to display in your personal space at your …

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May 9th at 6pm

with Certified Life Coach Laura Klain

So what is a Vision Board? This visual representation of your goals, hopes, and dreams will inspire you to work toward what you really want. We’ll be using collage to create a unique personalized, and inspiring poster to display in your personal space at your home or office.

This workshop is free but space is limited and registration is required. You may register at the Main Desk or by calling 332-1428 or by emailing reference@rpl.lib.nh.us

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Rochester Public Library Pays Tribute to Trust Fund Benefactors https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/05/rochester-public-library-pays-tribute-to-trust-fund-benefactors/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/05/rochester-public-library-pays-tribute-to-trust-fund-benefactors/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:46:13 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1446 Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that the Rochester Public Library, as part of its ongoing celebration of its 125th anniversary, has installed plaque commemorating the donors who created the the library trust funds.

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Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that the Rochester Public Library, as part of its ongoing celebration of its 125th anniversary, has installed plaque commemorating the donors who created the the library trust funds.

The commemorative plaque was presented to the library by the Board of Library Trustees in recognition of the vital role the trust funds play in supporting the library, and to honor the individuals who made those invaluable funding sources possible.

The trust funds are one of three ways the library’s collection of books, movies, magazines, newspapers, audio books and television shows are funded. The majority of the money comes from the annual appropriation from the city during the budgeting process.

Interest earned on the library trust funds has been a consistent source of funding for the library since as early as 1900, when the Farrington Trust was created in memory of Walter F. and Jennie I. Farrington.

“The extensive collection and materials we have available at the Rochester Public Library would not be possible without the trust funds,” Director Sylvester said. “I’m glad we’ve found a way to permanently honor the people who made those funds — and the work they support — possible.”

Several of the trust funds, which amount to more than half of the total value of the trusts, are restricted for the purchase of specific types of books, or specific subjects, while others are unrestricted, and can be used for any purchases.

Although the trusts are used almost exclusively for the collection, some also allow for other uses, such as facility improvements.

The Rochester Public Library is celebrating 2018-19 as the 125th anniversary of the City’s incorporation of a public library. Several events are planned throughout the year, including an open house celebration in the summer and exhibits about the library’s long history in the city. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.rpl.lib.nh.us

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Friends of the Rochester Public Library Announce Upcoming Events and New Pass Offering Following Annual Meeting https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/05/friends-of-the-rochester-public-library-announce-upcoming-events-and-new-pass-offering-following-annual-meeting/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/05/friends-of-the-rochester-public-library-announce-upcoming-events-and-new-pass-offering-following-annual-meeting/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:38:17 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1442 Library Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that the Friends of the Rochester Public Library held their annual meeting earlier this week.

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Library Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that the Friends of the Rochester Public Library held their annual meeting earlier this week.

At the meeting, the group voted to add the New Hampshire State Parks to the library’s list of museum and parks passes, which would provide members access to Pawtuckaway, Bear Brook, Northwood Meadows State Parks nearby, among others.

Tickets are also now on sale for the Sweet Art Baking Contest, where attendees will have the opportunity to sample and judge more than a dozen baked goods.

The Sweet Art event, a joint effort between the Friends of the Rochester Public Library and the Rochester MFA, will be held on Saturday, April 28 in the library community room. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the event will continue until 3:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 and are on sale at the library circulation desk. All proceeds go to supporting the library and its programs, and the winner of the baking competition will receive a custom apron. There will also be a reception in the Carnegie Gallery hosted by the MFA. The Friends are currently seeking additional bakers for the event.

Anyone interested in baking may sign up at the circulation desk. There is a $5 fee to participate.

In May, the Friends of the Library will sponsor a selfie booth outside the library for Free Comic Book Day on May 5. Visitors will have the opportunity to take selfies wearing comic book themed masks provided by the Friends of the Public Library.

“The Friends are an essential resource that the library depends on to keep our programs fresh and engaging,” Director Sylvester said. “I am grateful for their dedication and continued support of our mission.”

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The Rochester Public Library presents: Yoga For Every Body https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/02/the-rochester-public-library-presents-yoga-for-every-body/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/04/02/the-rochester-public-library-presents-yoga-for-every-body/#respond Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:17:49 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1406 Registration is now open for May 2nd and 16th!   Join yoga teacher Naomi Kaplan, RYT 200, for a class that is built for everyone. Mats and blocks are provided, but feel free to bring your own! You may also wish to bring a blanket for use during relaxation. Classes are free but registration is …

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Registration is now open for May 2nd and 16th!

 

Join yoga teacher Naomi Kaplan, RYT 200, for a class that is built for everyone. Mats and blocks are provided, but feel free to bring your own! You may also wish to bring a blanket for use during relaxation. Classes are free but registration is required. You may register at the main desk or by calling 332-1428 or by emailing us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us Participants ages 13-17 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

 

This event is free but space is very limited. You can register at the Main Desk or by calling 332-1428 or emailing us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us

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The Rochester Public Library presents: Understanding Reiki https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/22/the-rochester-public-library-presents-understanding-reiki/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/22/the-rochester-public-library-presents-understanding-reiki/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:13:42 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1339 Wednesday, April 25th, 6pm *This event is free, but registration is required. You can register at the Main Desk, or by calling 332-1428, or you can email us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us* In this presentation Marilynn Carter, Reiki Master Teacher, progressive wellness practitioner, and author at Many Paths for Health, will introduce you to the simple, amazing …

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Wednesday, April 25th, 6pm

*This event is free, but registration is required. You can register at the Main Desk, or by calling 332-1428, or you can email us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us*

In this presentation Marilynn Carter, Reiki Master Teacher, progressive wellness practitioner, and author at Many Paths for Health, will introduce you to the simple, amazing healing practice of Reiki. If you have heard about Reiki but know little about it, please join us to learn more about this Japanese art. The program includes a brief introduction to Reiki and a demonstration of an exercise to help you feel your own energy. A volunteer from the audience will have an opportunity to experience a few minutes of Reiki. There will be time for questions and answers. Live relaxing background music by well-known jazz guitarist, Steve Carter, will complement the evening.

Copies of Marilynn’s new book, “Experience theLove, Light, Wisdom of Reiki,” will be available for sale and signing.

About the Book: “Experience the Love, Light,Wisdom of Reiki” helps you get to know Reiki and see what it can do for you,your loved ones, and your pets. You’ll also find information about the energyfield with exercises you can try at home. The best part of the book is the morethan 50 pages of true personal stories shared by the author, some of herclients, and students.

About the Author: Marilynn Carter has been working in traditional health settings since the age of 15. Seeking answers to her own health, she began exploring alternative therapies. After experiencing and learning the Japanese healing system known as Reiki, she knew she wanted to share it with others. Since 2002 she has been a practitioner and teacher at Many Paths for Health certified in both Usui and Karuna Reiki. She is also certified in Jin Shin Jyutsu as a Self Help Teacher, certified in Healing Touch, Magnified Healing, and is interested in Chinese medicine, environmental health, and healthy eating. Experience the Love, Light, Wisdom of Reiki is her second book.

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Rochester Writers Night and the Rochester Public Library present: Young Writers Night https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/22/rochester-writers-night-and-the-rochester-public-library-present-young-writers-night/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/22/rochester-writers-night-and-the-rochester-public-library-present-young-writers-night/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:39:57 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1333 April is National Poetry month! Rochester Writers Night holds its 10th annual Young Writers Night at the Rochester Public Library on Weds. April 11 at 6 PM. Our group strives to support young writers and showcase their work in an effort to encourage young people to write, and to introduce them to other area writers. …

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April is National Poetry month! Rochester Writers Night holds its 10th annual Young Writers Night at the Rochester Public Library on Weds. April 11 at 6 PM. Our group strives to support young writers and showcase their work in an effort to encourage young people to write, and to introduce them to other area writers. There will be several feature writers of high school age, presenting their original work to a listening audience. This will be followed by an open mic, but priority will be given to young people. Sign ups will begin at 6 on site, and our features will begin at 6:15. After the features there will be a short break, followed by the open mic portion of the program. Writers of poetry, prose, or music are welcome to sign up to share their original work. There is a 5 minute limit per participant. The evening ends promptly at 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

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Summer Employment at the Rec https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/20/summer-employment-at-the-rec/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/20/summer-employment-at-the-rec/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:59:22 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1317 What do you get when you cross a teenager and summer vacation? An empty wallet! Rochester Recreation & Arena is hiring counselors and lifeguards for summer employment.  Enjoy your summer doing what you should be doing, outside having fun and MAKING MONEY! The Rec is hiring Junior Counselors, Counselors and Head Counselor.  Counselors maintain a …

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What do you get when you cross a teenager and summer vacation?

An empty wallet!

Rochester Recreation & Arena is hiring counselors and lifeguards for summer employment.  Enjoy your summer doing what you should be doing, outside having fun and MAKING MONEY!

The Rec is hiring Junior Counselors, Counselors and Head Counselor.  Counselors maintain a fun, safe environment that campers want to return to day after day.

Poolside more your thing?  How about life-guarding?  In addition to getting the best tan ever, your office is outside!

Lifeguards are Responsible for the safe operation of the aquatic facility.  Implement daily schedule of activities such as swim lessons and public swim times.  Responsible for enforcing pools rules. Maintain positive public relationships at all aquatic facilities.

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard but not certified? No problem!

Lifeguard training courses can be expensive. Here at Rochester Recreation & Arena, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a job that interest them-that’s why we offer FREE, exclusive lifeguard certification courses for eligible candidates.

Recently certified/recertified as a Lifeguard? We’ll reimburse you!

Receiving your lifeguard certification is a big financial investment. We want our lifeguards to earn a fair wage and not have to worry about investing all of their pay into covering their training costs. That’s why if you’ve been certified between August 2017-June 2018, we’ll reimburse you up to $200 after a successful summer of employment.

Let this be your best summer yet!

How to apply can be found at www.RochesterRec.com

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Rochester Recreation’s February Vacation Camp Features Activities in Art, Cooking and More https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/07/rochester-recreations-february-vacation-camp-features-activities-in-art-cooking-and-more/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/03/07/rochester-recreations-february-vacation-camp-features-activities-in-art-cooking-and-more/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:45:45 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1289 ROCHESTER -- With a full week off from school last week, Rochester youth and teens came together for a fun-filled week of themed activities at Rochester Recreation and Arena's February Vacation Camp hosted at the Rochester Community Center.

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ROCHESTER — With a full week off from school last week, Rochester youth and teens came together for a fun-filled week of themed activities at Rochester Recreation and Arena’s February Vacation Camp hosted at the Rochester Community Center.

Kids ages 6-13 participated in a wide variety of activities during the week, with each day centered on a dedicated theme.

On Artsy Fartsy Day, campers completed arts and crafts and took a tour of the Rochester Museum of Fine Art Gallery at the Rochester Community Center. The tour gave them a chance to appreciate art that’s easily accessible. “We want our camp programs to expose Rochester kids to the many great people and organizations available our community, one of them being the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.” said Recreation Program Coordinator Cindy Lamie, who planned the theme days and camp activities for the week.

Hero Day allowed campers to learn about the different types of everyday heroes. To help bring the event to life, Nick Fitts, a special forces staff sergeant with the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and Army veteran Chris Dooley visited and shared their experiences as members of the armed forces.

The camp also included a Chef for a Day event, which allowed campers to visit the Rochester Area Senior Center’s kitchen and experiment with various cookie recipes before indulging in a taste test. The day also featured a visit from Kayla Peach of Sweet Peach’s Candy and Confection in downtown, who talked about the candy business and taught campers with an interactive lesson on creating candy, including their famous candied apples.

Campers also had an opportunity to participate in games in the Community Center gym, keeping them active throughout the week.

“We do everything we can to provide kids with a unique and fun experience each day at camp,” Assistant Recreation Director Lauren Krans said. “It’s also a great way for the whole community to come together and build lasting relationships that can continue even when camp comes to a close.”

Camp staff are all involved members of the Rochester community and include Spaulding High School student athletes, honor society members, alumni and teachers.

Rochester Recreation & Arena offers various camps throughout the year, including April Vacation Camp and Summer Camp. Registration for Rochester Rec Summer Camp opens on April 2. For more information on the summer camp and other programs, visit their website www.RochesterRec.com

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