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All indoor programs are limited to 10 attendees. Pre-registration and masks are required.

April 2021 Programs

Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group - Mondays at 9:00am via Zoom

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

French Discussion Group - First and Third Mondays at 4:15pm (Next meeting scheduled for 4/26)

Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills and have fun. Participants at all skill levels are welcome Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Bingo! – Mondays at 1:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Chair Exercises – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am

This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an easy, effective exercise routine. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA -Second and Fourth Mondays at 9:00am-2:00pm (April 12th & April 26th)

$25 Please call the Lake Sunapee Area VNA at 603-748-1731to schedule an appointment.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to walk, hike, kayak and more! Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first activity.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am via Zoom

Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

Book Discussion Group – Tuesday, April 13th at 10:00am via Zoom

The happiness project, or Why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun by Gretchen Rubin

For more information or to get a link to the virtual meeting, please contact jroy@tracylibrary.org.

Painting Group - Tuesdays at 1:00pm

Bring your current painting project to work on. This is an informal group, and we’d love to have you join us. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Needlework Craft Group - Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm

Love to cross stitch, do needlework, quilt, knit or crochet? We'd love to chat, laugh, and get to know the folks who enjoy the same hobbies we enjoy. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Humanist Discussion Group – Thursday, April 15th at 1:30pm via Zoom

Welcome to those who are interested in delving into a variety of humanist and non-theist topics. We share our knowledge and experiences related to the challenging questions of religion, spirituality, and how they influence our lives. Using reason, critical thinking, and honest examination, we do our best to approach personal truths. Bring your thoughts, your questions, and an open mind, and join our lively, respectful monthly discussions. Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

Movie Matinee – Thursday, April 29th at 1:00pm

“News of the World” Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn, both human and natural. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick will be available for on-line tutoring sessions. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information.

April 2021 ORFS Schedule - Tuesdays

Please continue to wear your masks when in close proximity with others. Conditions in April should be improving, but can be changeable. We will update you on Monday before each hike. the hike will depart promptly at 10am.

April 6: Hike Winnipesaukee River Trail, Franklin. Enjoy the Class 4 rapids along the river interspersed with historical markers. Trail is a mixture of asphalt and crushed stone. Leaders: Joy and Joe Kubit, 440-488-4724 Directions: Rte 11 past Highland Lake and Webster Lake. Right on Rte 11(n Main St, Franklin) at 3A, left on Central St. (Rts 11, US3, 127) follow through town. Park in Trestle View Park on left, just past downtown stores. Entrance to Rail trail across street. Lunch at small park if nice weather. Bring bag lunch and chairs.

April 13: ORFS Walk around Eagle Pond. The walk is approximately 3.4 miles loop, a combination of Northern Rail trail and local roads. Leaders: Kendall and Judy Buck, 603-927-4841 Directions: Parking will be at the public access to Eagle Pond located on left side of Rt 4 in Wilmot, just beyond New Canada Road. Lunch option: picnic lunch and chairs to eat at the pond.

April 20: New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center. Hike the Silk Farm Sanctuary trails, 3 trails totaling 2 and 1/2 miles. If too wet or muddy, there is a paved Rail Trail close by. Leader: Joy and Joe Kubit, 440-488-4724 Directions: address- 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord. I89 South to Exit 2 for Clinton St/Rte 13. Turn left off ramp. Turn right onto Silk Farm Rd (blinking light). Entrance is on right to Center and Sanctuary. Brown bag lunch for after the hike, weather dependent, outside picnic tables or bring a chair.

April 27: Goshen Ocean. Hike Ruth LeClair Trail around Gunnison Lake, We will walk around the picturesque lake on a wooded trail. Also, an old cemetery across the Dam at entrance to hiking trail. Leaders: Joy and Joe Kubit, 440-488-4724. Directions: From the rotary on Newport Rd, New London, take County Rd south toward Newbury, which becomes 103A. Right onto 103 in Newbury. 3.6m turn left on Brook Rd. 1.5m keep left on Brook Rd. About 4 more miles, left on Mill Village Rd S. .6m keep left on Washington Rd. .6m left onto Gunnison Lake Rd. To parking lot at lake. Bring chairs and lunch to enjoy, if nice day.

April 2021 ORFS Schedule - Thursdays

April 15 - Hike up to Smith Pond from Route 4A in Enfield. This loop trail hike is 7.3 miles long and has an elevation gain of about 1,000 ft. There are two waterfalls along the way -- Big Dog Falls and Little Dog Falls. Bring your lunch and water and we will have lunch at Smith Pond.

Directions: Make your way to Rte. 4A in Enfield, NH. The trailhead is just South of the Shaker Museum and LaSalette Shrine on the West side of Rte. 4A. There is a kiosk and parking area that will accommodate many cars. The hike will depart at 10 am.