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May 28. 2014 9:54PM

Veterans briefs: Meredith Post 33 to host event



MEREDITH — Post 33, The American Legion, is hosting meat bingo at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.

All proceeds will go the the funeral expenses for the Groleau family. Glen Groleau was a former commander of Post 1 in Laconia and the VFW 1670 in Laconia who died after a sudden illness.

The post is located at 6 Plymouth St.

Wounded warriors in Gilford pilot program

GILFORD — A pilot program at Gunstock Mountain Resort that continues Thursday and Friday will give 18 wounded warriors the opportunity to participate in outdoor adventure activities and learn life skills that will help them transition into civilian life.

Run by the Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, the pilot program known as Camp Resilience will include Segway tours and aerial treetop adventures as well as fishing/boating on nearby Lake Winnipesaukee.

The life skills activities will focus on resume writing and job searching and will be conducted at the Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. The veterans will be staying at the Gunstock Inn in Gilford.

Camp Resilience is the operational arm of the non-profit Patriot Resilient Leader Institute founded by a group of Lakes Region volunteers interested in providing sustained, comprehensive programs to help wounded warriors and injured first responders recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

For more information, contact Kurt Webber, president of the institute, at 520-3989 or email. kewebber@metrocast.net.

Veterans artwork to go on display

DERRY — The Eyes of G.I.s project will display art for a fundraiser exhibit called Artist Veterans of New England.

This exhibit fundraiser features photography, painting, and sculpture created by New England artists who have served.

The artwork will be displayed for one month at the Coffee Factory gallery, 55 Crystal Ave., with an opening reception on June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Eyes of G.I.s project features Vietnam veterans creating short films that share their wartime and homecoming experiences.

Film screening and discussion events for the films are arranged in partnership with local veteran-serving organizations and agencies, as well as with schools and community groups. The project aims to foster greater understanding of the veteran experience on the part of civilians, support healing in both community and therapeutic contexts, and encourage additional veterans to share their stories.

Kingston club event

KINGSTON — The Kingston Veterans Club is hosting its first motorcycle shovelfest on May 31, rain or shine.

If you have an awesome looking motorcycle, bring it in. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event is expected to last until 10 p.m.

Children are welcome but they must leave at 4 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for best in show, and for the rider who comes from the farthest away. Entertainment is by rock band Impact.

For more information, visit the Kingston Veterans Club, 36 Church St., or call 642-3419.


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