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Hiking Safety w/ Lakes Region Search and Rescue

Kim Lesnewski, President of Lakes Region Search and Rescue, is offering an informational class on hike safety and Search and Rescue efforts in New Hampshire. She will also discuss hiking with kids and some best practices to keep it fun and safe for them. Lakes Region Search & Rescue was formed in 2019 to respond to a need for assistance on wilderness search and rescue missions in the Southern White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The teams mission is to assist Fish and Game in their role as SAR coordinators in the state. Our team is activated through call outs from Fish and Game.

Edible Wild Plants & Mushrooms of the Lakes Region

The Lakes Region is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts, and dozens of species of edible mushrooms. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, for a 90-minute slide show entitled "Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms in and around the Capital Region". It covers over three dozen of the tastiest species the region has to offer. These range from plants everyone knows well, like Daisies and Dandelions, to plants they may never have even heard of, like Calamus and Carrion Flower. About a dozen tasty wild mushroom species will be covered as well, including morels in the spring, black trumpet chanterelles in the summer, and hen-of-the-woods in the fall. Russ will present information for each species on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.

The Fountain of Youth

This class is all about understanding how our bodies age. Aging is inevitable, it is a part of life. However, are there ways that we can slow down the aging process? Or even reverse certain aspects of it? Come to this wonderful class and learn more about what you can do daily to increase your body's longevity and vitality for years to come! Presented by Dr. Amanda from Awakening Chiropractic.

Good Night, Sleep Tight

w/ Granite VNA

Sleep is essential to your physical and emotional well-being. Discover how much sleep we really need, suggestions for a quality night's sleep, and strategies on speaking with your healthcare provider about difficulty sleeping. Workshop presented by Granite VNA.

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