37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

JULY 2021 PROGRAMS

Please check back regularly as programs details may change.

Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group - Mondays at 9:00am via Zoom

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

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.

Bingo!Mondays at 1:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older. This is a walk-in program.

Chair Exercises – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am

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

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA -Second and Fourth Mondays at 9:00am-2:00pm

$25 Please call the Lake Sunapee Area VNA at 603-748-1731 to schedule an appointment.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to walk, hike, kayak and more! Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first activity.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am

This is a walk-in program.

Book Discussion Group – Tuesday, July 13 at 10:00am via Zoom

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn. Location to be determined. For more information, please contact jroy@tracylibrary.org.

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.

Line Dancing with Dee Connors - Wednesdays at 10:00am (begins July 14th) Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London

Line dancing includes a variety of styles of dancing, needs no partner, and is lots of fun! An excellent form of exercise for both the mind and body. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first class.

Face masks are required when entering or exiting the church. Line dancing participants who are fully vaccinated may remove their masks while in the program room. Those who are not vaccinated must wear a face mask at all times while in the church. Participant names and phone numbers will be recorded for contact tracing.

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

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

Mah Jong - 12:30pm Limit of 12 participants. Please call COA to register.

Humanist Discussion Group – Thursday, July 15th 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 religion, 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.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick will be available for on-line tutoring sessions. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information.


OUTDOOR RECREATION FOR SENIORS - JULY 2021 SCHEDULE

Hiking and kayaking will depart at 10 am each Tuesday from the scheduled location. We request that everyone wear their life jackets while kayaking.

Kayak Leaders: John & Judy Reisch Home phone: 603-523-2734

John’s cell phone: 603-443-3780 Judy’s cell phone: 401-573-3949

Hiking Leaders TBD

July 6 – McDaniel’s Marsh in Springfield, NH Lots of lily pads and wildlife including loons, herons, and red winged blackbirds. Walkers meet at put in and explore rural roads from there. Directions: From New London, take Rt. 114 North past Springfield library and continue to go ½ mile to George Hill Rd. where you turn right. Go about 2 miles and you will see the dam and parking area on your right. Bring chair and lunch to eat together by the water.

July 13 – Grafton Pond in Enfield, NH Lots of loons and hopefully baby loons. This wilderness pond has only a couple of houses around it, and it is one of our favorite paddling places! Bring lunch in kayaks to eat on rock island or return and have lunch along the lake near the launch site. Nice hiking is available along dirt roads in the area. Directions: From New London take route 114 North through Springfield Center to 4 Corners Rd. Turn right at the Town Meeting House and go to Bowman Rd. Turn left and proceed until you reach Rte. 4A North (which is a left turn). Just past Enfield town line, turn right on Grafton Pond Road. Bear right and keep going until you see the dam on the left and park.

July 20 – Goose Pond in Canaan, NH Kayak or hike around Goose Pond and then bring your lunch to John and Judy’s at 876 Goose Pond Road. Park along the left side of the road before the house. Judy will provide a variety of flavors of her famous homemade ice-cream for dessert. Bring your bathing suit and towel if you would like to swim at our private beach after lunch. Directions: Take I-89 North to exit 17. Turn right onto Rte. 4 East and follow for 7.1 miles. Shortly after passing Mascoma High School and Pleasant Valley Store, turn left onto Goose Pond Rd. and follow 5.2 miles to the boat launch. Note that Goose Pond Road has a sharp left turn in the road past the dam. Turn left at the fork with Talbert Hill Rd.

July 27 -- Mascoma Lake in Enfield, NH A beautiful large lake with a nice picnic area near the launch site. Bring lunch to eat near the boat launch area. Hiking is available on rail trail along the lake. Directions: From New London, take Route 89 North to Exit 17. Right onto Route 4 East. Right onto Route 4a South. Cross the bridge in the middle of the lake to the parking area and put-in.