On Saturday, October 27th, Gathering Time, a New York based folk-rock trio, will perform at the Inter-Lakes High School community auditorium. The concert benefits Central NH VNA & Hospice. Gathering Time has wowed crowds throughout the Northeast with songs from the era of civil rights, peace, and social concern. Think Peter Paul and Mary, add some CSNY and a little Pete Seeger and you can imagine the wonderful music you will hear. Some selections may include Turn Turn Turn (The Byrds), Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (CSN), If I Had My Way (Peter, Paul & Mary), Ripple (Grateful Dead), City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie), and Teach Your Children (CSN). To hear some of their original songs, click here.
The concert is hosted Temple B’Nai Israel of Laconia. Now in their fifth year, this is the 10th benefit concert they have organized to raise much needed dollars for our community. Central VNA feels lucky to have been chosen as the recipient of their generosity. Doors open at 7pm. You can enjoy complimentary refreshments, lovingly prepared and donated by Temple volunteers, until the concert begins at 7:45.
Each person finds their own path through the heartbreak of grief. This spring, neighbors of all ages across the Lakes Region are invited to explore how art, music, and nature can be a part of a path of healing through loss and finding wells of creativity and solace as they remember loved ones.
“Sometimes art, music, and nature can help us honor our connection to a loved one in ways that take us out of the torment of our heads . . . letting our bodies and hearts remember and heal,” shares Dan Kusch who provides bereavement and spiritual care at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. “Often friends or members of the same family grieve differently and it can be lonely. Another gift of these workshops is safe space to have a shared experience and also offer each person their own ways to express their loss and love.”
Upcoming workshops are Saturdays 10am-Noon on April 14, May 12, and June 16 in Laconia. Upcoming activities shared by local artists include harp and keyboard, pottery, wire jewelry, poetry and writing, hand-made books, fly-tying (for fly-fishing), wind chimes, paper boat luminaries, and more. The last two workshops are close to Mother’s and Father’s Days and may be especially good openings to honor mother, father, and parent figures in our lives. These workshops are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information and to register for any of these grief support offerings, please call Dan at 524-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org