Paws Walk Reimagined! Saving Lives from Your Own Backyard! Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, join us on Sunday, June 14th for a virtual take on our life-saving event! Paws Walk is the New Hampshire SPCA’s largest grassroots fundraiser. The proceeds provide vital medical treatment and a second chance for dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, horses and all other animals here at our shelter. It supports programs like our Humane Education classes for children, low-cost rabies clinics and a food share program benefiting families in-need. Fund raise from home and walk with us in your own backyard. Together, we can save animal lives one step at a time! https://nhspca.org/paws-walk/
MOMS ON THE RUN VIRTUAL 5K
Due to current social distancing guidelines in place, the 14th Annual Moms On The Run 5K has transitioned to a virtual event.
We still aim to still celebrate this Mother’s Day and we encourage you to engage with us in honor of someone special or for mothers everywhere! Continue your family tradition and seek the silver lining during challenging times! We know we all need a healthy outlet, a boost of energy and to feel engaged during this time.
- $15 for participants ages 13+
- First 300 registrations will receive a Moms On The Run neck tube (no sizing required)
- $10 for participants who do not wish a neck tube or missed the boat …
- $10 for youth ages 5-12 (all youth will receive a medal)
- Note: if you already registered online, we will send you an email detailing your options.
- We will honor Dover Race Series season pass holders who have maintained their 2020 registration. We send you an email regarding your desire to participate.
About The Virtual Race
Join Zebra Crossings for the 14th Annual Moms On The Run 5K this Mother’s Day weekend.
Please participate responsibly by maintaining social distancing guidelines. Find your preferred location that gives you space and map your own 5K route. You can be in the woods, in the park, in your neighborhood or on your treadmill. Please walk/run with your household herd only. This year, you can even bring your dog.
After you finish your 5K, you can upload your time to a designated source (TBA via email). We will raffle off 6 gift cards donated by Runner’s Alley among all entries. If you never won a 5K, you can be a winner this time!
Start & End Time:
The time frame for this virtual race starts Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 am and end Sunday, May 10 at 7pm. Winners will be announced that night!
Support Zebra Crossings:
The proceeds of this event will benefit Zebra Crossings empowerment programs for youth and teens with chronic medical conditions. This year, we are ready to adapt our programs if needed. If we are unable to engage in person this summer, we are committed to providing fun and engaging virtual programs. Your continued support for our mission will enable us provide a support community for our youth and give parents respite time.
Theme it! Dazzle Us! Share Your Pictures To Win
Did you know a group of zebras is called a “Dazzle”? On your virtual 5K, dazzle yourself and those who are part of your herd (household only please). Be as creative as you like- unite your “herd” with patterns, colors, or full costumes!
Post your pictures to the Moms On The Run Facebook page. Ten gift cards of $25 will be awarded for the most creative outfits or herds! Pictures need to include your bib to qualify for this contest. Winners will be announced on social media and be notified via email as well.
We Thank Our 2020 Sponsors:
We are very grateful for the support of our Virtual 5K Sponsors!
- Associated Grocers of New England
- Hatch Build Remodel Repair
- Upton & Hatfield– Attorneys at law
- People’s United Bank
- Runner’s Alley
We thank Joyce Design Solutions for their pro bono graphic design support.
For inquiries, or ways to support the event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-312-2052 x1.
Something really cool to see! Explore the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from your home! Move at your own pace through the 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum at https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/
Smiles on the Screen – Remote Programming for Adults with Disabilities
DOVER — The halls are empty, but the building is far from quiet. A piano player leads a chorus of singing voices coming through computer speakers. In another room, a staff member runs a morning meeting, with laughing voices from a Zoom call.
This is what community participation at Great Bay Services looks like during the COVID-19 crisis.
Great Bay Services provides support to more than 150 adults with disabilities and their families in Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Programs include community participation services, job supports, independent living, and case management.
Community Participation Services (CPS) is typically based outside of the centers, with clients and staff making day trips to different locations, volunteer sites, and other activities. It also includes educational opportunities, like music therapy, drama, and art classes.
With concerns for our participants, Great Bay acted quickly and moved their CPS program to remote learning, with staff conducting online classes, conference calls, and one-on-one calls so clients still receive daily services. They also connect with their peers to combat anxiety, depression, and isolation in a very vulnerable population.
The change is coming under the leadership of Great Bay Services’ new Executive Director Pamela Layne, who joined the staff in the midst of the crisis.
“We are living in highly unusual circumstances, and we are once again finding ourselves in the midst of change – this time having to find new and creative ways of providing vital services to the individuals we support while protecting everyone’s health and safety,” said Layne. “Great Bay has survived for 66 years, and I continue to be impressed by how resilient we are as an organization.”
Layne has experience working for educational, non-profit organizations, and disability services in the United States and abroad, including the International OCD Foundation, the European League of Institutes of the Arts, and UNH’s Student Accessibility Services.
Her relationship with Great Bay Services began when her brother David joined the Great Bay bowling team in 1979.
“It is with tremendous joy and pride that I join the remarkable team at Great Bay Services, an organization that has been an integral part of my own family’s support system,” said Layne. “To be joining the staff here is deeply meaningful to me.”
Pam Layne will oversee Great Bay’s operations from their Dover, New Hampshire and Sanford, Maine locations.
“All of our programs are still in operation, though at a reduced level,” added Layne. “People don’t always realize that individuals with disabilities make up part of the essential workforce. They are still working, and our job coaches are right alongside them.”
Great Bay Services was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who refused to send their children with disabilities to the state institutions. The organization continued to be instrumental in the class-action lawsuit that shut down the institution system in New Hampshire. Today, GBS is still on the forefront of innovative and progressive care of adults with disabilities in New Hampshire and Maine.
Anyone looking to support Great Bay Services are invited to send their tax-deductible donations to Great Bay Service, 23 Cataract Ave, Suite 1, Dover, NH 03820.
Strafford County Master Gardeners are here for you! Looking for research-based gardening information? Your first call should be to ASK UNH Extension where our Master Gardeners can help answer your gardening questions and connect you with the resources and expertise of UNH Extension. Contact us at via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at 1-877-EXT-GROW (398-4769)
2020 Seacoast Half Marathon Benefitting Cornerstone VNA
We are thrilled to announce that Cornerstone VNA has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2020 Seacoast Half Marathon! This is an amazing opportunity and we’re looking forward to being part of this special event. Please help share this great news and visit the Seacoast Half Marathon for more information! https://seacoasthalfmarathon.com/online/
Seacoast Half Marathon
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Portsmouth High School
50 Alumni Circle
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The Mission of the Seacoast Half Marathon:
Caring for the coast,”one step at a time” is our motto. Each year, we donate 100% of the net proceeds to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. We strive to put on a well-organized and safe event that highlights the beauty of New Hampshire’s historic seacoast. We encourage all levels of athletes to enjoy themselves while also providing them an opportunity to significantly benefit our community.
2nd Artist in Residency Opportunities at the Award- Winning Art Center in Dover, NH.
The Award-Winning Art Center in Dover NH is continuing to expand their artistic vision by offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to enrich the creative development of three artists in the coming year. By teaming up with Peter Henry of Market Square Jewelers, a longtime supporter of the Arts, The Art Center has created an Art Center-Artist In Residence Program. If you are chosen you will will be joining a community of professional artists and have access to an art studio with abundant north light in The Art Center. Benefits include mentorships by professional artists, hands on experience coordinating and curating art exhibits at The Art Center Gallery with Rebecca Proctor and access to Art Center workshops. Artists will develop a body of work that will be displayed in an Artist in Residence Exhibition in The Art Center Gallery in 2021. The Art Center welcomes submissions from artists working in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media. Each artist in residence will have four months to explore their passion in the arts. Each incredible opportunity is valued at $2500.00. Application Deadline for the Second Artist in Residence opening from June through September 2020 is May 10th, so hurry and get your application in to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. For complete information and to apply for each residency please visit The Art Center Website at www.theartcenterdover.com or call 603-978-6702.
The Art Center
1 Washington Street, Suite 1177
Dover, NH 03820
24th Annual Rye By-the-Sea Duathlon Saturday, May 30th at 8 a.m. Race events include a 5K run/walk and a Duathlon. Individuals or teams. Proceeds to benefit Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund, Inc. of Stratham www.AnniesAngels.net . Register at www.ryebythesea.org.
—Tools That Last, and Last and Last. A New Hampshire Yankee in a Consumer World Creates a Sustainable Life on Monday, March 23rd. Begins 7 p.m. at the Jeremiah Smith Grange. Program includes knife sharpening as well as fixing, repairing and maintaining farm
April Library Haiku Contest for National Poetry Month at the Durham Public Library. Write a Library- Themed haiku of 17- syllables or less in 3 lines. Submit your haiku to the library front desk or to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st. Submissions will be posted in the library lobby for public voting! The winners will be announced on April 30th. Open to all.