37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

APRIL PROGRAMS

Slower Spokes for Older Folks

Slower Spokes for Older Folks will be operating again this year, on Wednesdays. It is the easier biking group for those who want time “to smell the roses” as well as get some exercise. Somewhat shorter rides, somewhat easier routes, and a definitely more leisurely pace characterize this group. If you might be interested, send an email to Mary Eysenbach: eysen@tds.net. Starting date will depend on the weather. Suggestions for routes always welcome.
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New Hampshire Humanities presents:

Darby Field and the "First" Ascent of Mount Washington

Monday, April 29th at 1:00pm at COA

For more than 200 years historians believed that Darby Field made the first climb up Mount Washington in 1642. However, in the last several decades, questions have emerged about his use of Native American guides, about the likelihood of prior ascents by Native Americans, about the route Field may have followed on the mountain, and about whether Field actually made the ascent as claimed. Allen Koop examines how historians reconstruct the "truth" when given scant, vague, and even contradictory evidence. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

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Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group - Mondays at 8:45am

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. Come visit over an endless cup of coffee! This is a walk-in program.

French Discussion Group - First and Third Mondays at 4:15pm

Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills and have fun. Participants at all skill levels are welcome! This is a walk-in program.

Chair Exercises - Mondays and Fridays at 10:15am

This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an easy, effective exercise routine. This is a walk-in program.

Walking at Proctor Academy Gym - Monday through Friday at 8:30-10:00am

Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information. This is a walk-in program.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors - Tuesdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to bike, hike, kayak and more! Please see the weekly schedule listed at www.coachapincenter.org or call COA at 526-6368.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am

This is a walk-in program.

Walk-In 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. This is a walk-in program.

Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00-11:00am

This senior exercise program helps strengthen bone, build muscle and improve balance. You can exercise while seated or standing using small hand weights. Classes are held in the Newbury Heights Community Room, 52 Newbury Heights Road, Newbury. This is a walk-in program.

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

Love to cross stitch, do needlework, quilt, knit or crochet? We do, too! We'd love to chat, laugh, and get to know the folks who enjoy the same hobbies we enjoy. Please join us! This is a walk-in program.

Tai Chi - Wednesdays at 2:30pm

There will be no Tai Chi classes April 17 - May 22. Classes will begin May 29.

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London, NH. This is a walk-in program.

Women’s Discussion Group - Fridays at 9:00am

Get to know your neighbors over a casual cup of coffee. Join friends, new and old, to visit, chat and share! This is a walk-in program.

Bingo! - Fridays at 2:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older.

Bridge

Duplicate Bridge – Mondays at 12:45pm and Wednesdays at 9:15am

Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30am

Games!

Poker – Tuesdays at 2:00pm

Hand and Foot Card Game– Wednesdays at 1:00pm

Mahjong - Thursdays at 12:30pm

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, April 1st at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, April 2nd at 1:00pm

You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group! This is a walk-in program.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, April 5th & April 12th at 9:30am-1:00pm

$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, April 6th at 9:00am – 11:00am

(1/2-hour appointments beginning at 9:00am)

Are you looking for answers to questions about basic computer and iPad skills? Sign up for a one-on-one half hour session by calling 526-6368. LOCATION CHANGE: Tutoring sessions will take place at Tracy Memorial Library in New London in the first-floor meeting room.

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, April 9th at 9:30am

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
Collecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fiancée who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, a man bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, April 9th and April 23rd from 3:00-4:00pm

This wellness class will help you feel better and create a sense of inner calm as we focus on gaining flexibility, strength and balance. We will use yoga mats or chairs while we do yoga poses. At the end of each class there will be a time of relaxation. Gentle yoga is appropriate for all levels from beginner to experienced. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register. Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, April 18th at 1:30pm

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 religions, 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. This is a walk-in program.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, April 25th at 1:00pm

There is no instruction manual for being a caregiver! Join this peer-led group to learn tips, strategies and advice from those experiencing the same challenges and rewards. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Genealogy Assistance

Are you interested in learning more about your family history? Have you tried climbing your family tree without much success? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Do you even know how to begin tracing your ancestry? Would you like to join one of the legacy societies: Mayflower, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, etc.?

Marilyn Soper, a resident of New London and Newbury, is a member of the NH Society of Genealogists, a researcher at the NH Historical Society, and a volunteer at the NH Vital Records office in Concord. She is also a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As an amateur genealogist, she is willing to volunteer her time to consult individually or in small groups with those interested in doing their own genealogical research. While the goal would vary with each person’s interests and desires, the hope would be to develop a documented family tree going back several generations or to complete the appropriate application for membership in one of the many legacy societies. Please call Karen at 526-6368 if interested.

APRIL ORFS SCHEDULE

Put a little Spring in your step with our lively group each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
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April 2nd---SUGAR RIVER TRAIL, Kelleyville to Claremont ---Leaders, Bill and Kathy Coombs, 763-2307 or 603-309-0228. DIRECTIONS: From New London, take Rt. 11 through Newport toward Claremont. Around 4 miles, turn left at Chandler Mills Rd. just before Kelleyville bridge opposite Blood Car sign on right. Go about two miles to parking area on right. You have he opportunity to walk through 3 covered bridges! Hike as !omg as you want before meeting for Lunch at Imperial Chinese Buffet on he right before the Wal-Mart turn off in Claremont.

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April 9th---ROWELL HILL WALK from Silverbergs' house at 101 Winslow Circle, New London---Leader/hosts are Rosemary and John, 526-7940/606-748-4201. DIRECTIONS: From New London, take Rt. 11/114 and turn right at the Presbyterian Church. Continue until you see Rowell Hill Rd. on your left. Follow downhill to the third right which is Winslow Rd. Go 1/4 mile, and right onto Winslow Circle at the "Y" to #101, a red house on your right. You can park near their home and walk as long as you choose around the lovely neighborhood. Generous homemade lunch provided when you return.

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April 16th---SIMON PIERCE, PATH of LIFE, and HARPOON BREWERY, Windsor, VT. ----Leaders are George and Nancy Smith. 802-436-2616/802-369-4048. Enjoy a triple feature: watch resident artists creating items which are for sale in their gift shop; walk through a unique sculpture garden and enjoy lunch in a popular brew pub! DIRECTIONS: TAKE I-89N past West Lebanon to VT. Get on I-91S and go until exit 9. Turn left to Windsor. Go 2 to 3 miles until you see Simon Pierce sign on right. Park anywhere in their huge parking lot.

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ARRIL 23rd----LUNA-SEE LODGE in SPRINGFIELD ----The Green Man and Green Goddess of LUNA-SEE LODGE cordially invite you to enter their glorious GREEN SCENE for a tantalizing taste of Spring! Leaders/hosts are Kathy and Bill Coombs, 763-2307. DIRECTIONS: Take I-89 from New London, turn right off Exit 12A, and take George's Mill Rd. to Rt. 114 /Main St. Turn left and go 2 miles to Lake Kolelemook town beach on your right. Coombs' brown house is right across the street at # 2643 Main. Park where possible. After your hike to the cemetery or around the lake loop, go inside to experience the GREEN GALORE potluck buffet. (List of what Kathy is making, along with green food suggestions for you to choose from and bring will be sent in a separate e mail later.) Please wear some green and expect to participate in some ridiculous relays flinging green slime, scarfing pistachio pudding and passing mini Martians. Green prizes awarded for best outfit, best sport and winning teams. Afterward you may agree that it's not so easy being green!

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ARRIL 30th-----COLLETTE TRAIL in ENFIELD----Leaders are Bill and Kathy Coombs, 763-2307/603-309-0228. A lovely trail along rushing Bicknell Brook creating cascades and waterfalls. You can cross a rope bridge and go see Crystal Lake, then enjoy your lunch on the promontory. Hiking poles are necessary. Bring lunch and portable chairs. DIRECTIONS: from New London take Rt.11 East to Potter Place. Turn left on Rt.4A and go 15 miles toward Enfield past Grafton Pond Rd. to next right sharp turn at Boys Camp Rd. Continue over a small bridge and angle park on the left. The trailheads are on either side.

Monthly coordinators, Bill & Kathy Coombs, 763-2307.