BONE BUILDERS: Starting on April 12th, we’ll be hosting ‘Bone Builders’ classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15-11:15am.
It is a known fact that proper strength training causes muscles to put tension on bones, which stimulates bone cell growth and increases bone density. RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) Bone Builders is based on this simple bodily response. It uses no-impact, weight bearing exercises that increase muscular strength, increase bone density, protect against fractures, and that helps to prevent falls.
Fully trained RSVP volunteers lead free, twice-weekly classes (donations are gratefully accepted).
Participants may join an on-going class at any time. A ‘Participants Release Form’ and ‘Physician Release Form’ must be completed. Forms are available at the library or can be picked up from an RSVP instructor.
SPRING ART EXHIBIT: Drop by and take a look at our local talent during the month of April. Jackie Cunningham's oil painting class is up for viewing on our walls! Ms. Cunningham is proudly featuring works by her students exhibiting beautiful landscapes and still lifes. The show runs through early May. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 15th from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Featured artists of the class are: Carol Boudreau, Linda Balut, Linda Bourassa, Cynthia Buchan, Dorothy Kantola, Sylvia Markell, and Grace Frittitta. For questions about the exhibit please contact Jackie at 603 401-2779.
WILD HISTORY--350 YEARS OF NH WILDLIFE: Pete McVay, a volunteer from Speaking for Wildlife Program from UNH Cooperative Extension, will present Wild History--350 Years of NH Wildlife on Thursday, May 5th, from 6:30-8pm.
The Wild History slide presentation takes participants on a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. You’ll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and why others are more abundant than in the past. You’ll also learn what you can do to help. The presentation includes handouts and other helpful materials. The presentation will include information about plants, animals, and nature in and around Atkinson. More information on this program can be found at http://extension.unh.edu/Speaking-Wildlife-Resources/New-Hampshires-Wild-History
Pete McVay is a member of Atkinson’s Conservation Commission and is an avid birder and hiker. He is a volunteer for NH Audubon and Harvard University’s Natural History Museum, and a graduate of UNH’s 'COVERTS” Volunteer Wildlife Program.
This wild event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library. Light refreshments will be served.
CONSERVATION WALK: Join Pete McVay for a conservation walk on Saturday, May 7th. The time to be announced so stay tuned. The walk will be on the Pope Road land (Woodlock Park), and will include Indian Rock. It will last approximately two hours. This walk is a great follow up to the Wild History -- 350 Years of New Hampshire Wildlife presentation, held May 5th @ 6:30. You do not, however, need to attend the presentation to enjoy this informative hike in the community of Atkinson.
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