37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

SEPTEMBER 2021 PROGRAMS

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

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. This is a walk-in program or participate via Zoom.

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.

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

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

French Discussion Group - First and Third Mondays at 4:15pm (There will be no French Group on Monday, September 6th.)

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 or participate via Zoom.

Chair Exercises – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am Masks are required.

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

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, September 21st at 10:00am

Eleanor by David Michaelis. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am.

This is a walk-in program.

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.

Hand & Foot Card Game – Tuesdays at 1:00

This is a walk-in program.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors – Tuesdays 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.

Line Dancing with Dee Connors - Wednesdays at 10:00am 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.

Yoga with Leah Cummings of Evergreen Healing Arts

Wednesday, September 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 1:30pm

Join Leah for four weeks of yoga! Classes incorporate familiar poses with in-depth alignment cues, offering a little something for everyone! Gain flexibility, strength, and balance. We will use yoga mats, or chairs will be available, while we do yoga poses. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Leah is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and director of Evergreen Healing Arts. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

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.

Humanist Discussion Group – Thursday, September 16th 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.

Mahjong - Thursdays at 12:30pm

This is a walk-in program.

Scrabble – Thursdays at 1:00pm

This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick is 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.


September Outdoor Recreation for Seniors

REMINDER: We meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for hiking or paddling. Always a good idea to bring your name tag, walking poles, water, sun cover, and even some bug spray. If you have been to another pond or waterway, please wash off your kayak or canoe so that invasive species are not transported into the ponds and lakes we enjoy.

September 7 – Dewey Beach, Sunapee

Kayak leader Al Peterson, 603-763-5456, Hike leader Skip Hause, 339-440-2256

Bring kayaks, chairs, and lunch. We have full access to beachfront put-in and tables. A few options for hikers begin at the beach.

Directions: From New London, take Rt. 11 to Sunapee. Before you get to the town center, you turn left on Jobs Creek Rd, which runs into Garnet St. Turn right, and you can park in front of the beach fence.

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September 14– Little Lake Sunapee

Leader/Host: Anne Forzley 860-670-9984 anneforzley@gmail.com

Directions: From I 89 exit 12, Newport Road, turn towards New London and drive 1.3 miles to Murray Pond Road on the left. Murray Pond Road is across from a sign that indicates that the speed limit is about to drop to 30mph. Drive all the way down Murray Pond Road. My house is just after the beach. Park at my house, a tall, skinny grey house #104. I can fit four cars in my parking spot. Others can park along the road, and beyond my house, at the dead end, but please don't block any driveways. If the neighbors are not going to be around, they will let me park cars in their spots as well. When you arrive, I’ll let you know which driveways we can use.

Hike Leader: Joe Kubit (603)-526-6678

Hikers: From my house on Murray Pond Road, Joe Kubit will lead the group up Newport Road to Cricenti’s Bog to explore the bog.

Bring your lunch, a chair, a swimsuit, and a towel. I will supply cold beverages and dessert.

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September 21 - Pillsbury State Park in Washington

Leaders: Kendall and Judy Buck (603) 608-6670

Kayak around two wilderness ponds. Hikers get a map at the office to decide which wooded hiking trail to enjoy. Park information and maps located at https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/pillsbury-state-park. Bring your chair and lunch to the picnic area at the end of the park road.

Directions: From the traffic circle in Newport, continue straight on Rt.10, which is Main St. for 10.8 miles. Take a slight turn onto Rt. 31 South Washington Rd. for 5.5. miles. Turn left onto Pillsbury State Park Rd. and drive to the park office to sign in. $4 fee or free for over 65.

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September 28 – Newbury Harbor, Lake Sunapee

Leader Mark Friedman 630-567-5991

Directions: Newbury Harbor is at the junction of Rt 103A and Rt 103. From New London go South on 103A to the junction and turn R. There are 12 parking spots on the R at the head of the harbor. If these are all taken, there is additional parking further along 103 on the right (by the caboose). The adjacent parking / across the street parking is private. You can pull in and launch from the dock or the beach, then move if the parking is full.

Hikers: Hikers should proceed back up 103A north (back toward New London) about 1.5 miles to the Fells. You can park in the Fells lot. There are several hiking options: Directly across the street is the Sunset Hill Trail. You can follow this to the top of Sunset Hill (about 30 minutes) where you will be rewarded by views of Lake Sunapee. If you want a flatter trail, continue straight on Old County Road (just a trail these days) where the Sunset Hill Trail turns L up the hill. This will end at Rollins Road. Or you can hike the trails in the Fells (there is an admission charge if the gatehouse is attended).

At about noon, kayakers will put in at Blye Hill Landing (on the East Shore) for lunch. Mark and Mary Friedman will provide water and snacks. Hikers can park in the lot at the foot of Blye Hill Landing Rd (0.7 mi N of Newbury on 103A. There is a tall flagpole in the lot). Proceed down the hill to the beach. The sign says homeowners and guests only, and you are my guests. After lunch kayakers can paddle back to the harbor or shuttle back by car and take out at the landing. (Note: Depending on the weather, we may want to do the windward end of Lake Sunapee (by Georges Mills), but we can watch the forecast and adjust based on weather.)

Quick facts About Newbury: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newbury,+NH/@43.3192061,-72.0913633,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e1f442927ee68f:0x11d6d0cb73fd05c0!8m2!3d43.3214646!4d-72.0359175