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September 26, 2013

Adult Ed Classes

EXETER — Now is a great time to get into and routine and do something for yourself! Exeter Adult Education offers many personal and professional development courses that begin throughout the Fall term. Whatever your interests are, you should consider a fun evening out at Exeter Adult Education! Upcoming course offerings include:

Beginning Guitar: Learn the basics of how to play the guitar, including treble and bass strings, tuning the guitar, note names, major and minor chords and the basic scales. Class is held on Tuesdays for eight weeks, beginning Oct. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $90.

Intro to Genealogy: Discover your ancestors who came to the U.S. from Europe during the Great Immigration (post Civil War through early 1900’s). Learn about ships’ manifest records, census records, and other less obvious means. This class is held on Mondays for two weeks, beginning Nov. 4, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The cost is $40.00.

Intro To Stand Up Comedy: Learn from a local comic to write & deliver a 5-minute set. Topics include dissecting, commenting, questioning, distorting, animating, finding a voice, and the craft of being funny! Class is held on Tuesdays for six weeks, beginning Oct. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Week 6 is a field trip to a comedy club. The cost is $75.

Native People of New England: Increase understanding of original inhabitants of New England from earliest times to present-day. Focus on this era of history through a Native American viewpoint. This class is held on Tuesdays for six weeks, beginning Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $50.

Native Colonial Warfare in New England: Review overlooked events such as the Pequot War, King Phillip’s War, King George’s War, French and Indian War & American Revolution and study the effects of these conflicts on colonial/Indian relations. The class is held on Thursdays for six weeks, beginning October 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $50.00.

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    Young Lexy Walker, 5, pictured above, needs a wheelchair van so she can get to her doctor appointments and other important medical needs. Lexy has Alexander’s Disease which is a rare disease and effects 1 in 50 children in the world. Annie’s Angels of Stratham, joined friends and neighbors to host a benefit Book Sale in Exeter, to try to raise much-needed funds. Above front, Jessica Spoto, sponsor of book sale, and Lexy; standing left, Bill DiGiau, Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund founder; Sherri Duda, mom, and Cheryl Bamford, family friend. Annie’s Angels is dedicated to helping local families struggling financially with the challenges of a disease or illness by connecting neighbor-to-neighbor and friend-to-friend in a caring fundraising network. If you can help Lexy, please call 603-686-4224.

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  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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