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2017 “Laconia Multicultural Festival” Is On Saturday, September 9 — BUT With A Very Limited Program.

by Anura Guruge

2017 Laconia Multicultural Festival Program

Click here to access their official Website — with this program.

2014 Program

Click to ENLARGE and read here.

My post on that 2014 Program.

Wow. Wow. Wow!

I was planning to go — given that I have only missed two of the 16 Laconia Multicultural Festivals. Hence why I went looking for the program. Yikes.

Yes, I am very familiar and fond of ‘Sayon Camara‘ — a perennial favorite at both the Concord and Laconia multicultural events. But, ….

Wonder what happened? This is WAY SCALED back. I will have to talk to some folks to get the story.

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by Anura Guruge

FREE Christmas Trees For 4th Graders Through The Wonderful U.S. Government “Every Kid In A Park” Program.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the official “.gov” Website for this wonderful program. We used it, gainfully, last year.


The official announcement of the FREE Christmas trees. Click image to access official “.gov” Website.

Available in New Hampshire too!


Click to get more details from NECN.

The “Every Kid In A Park” is a wonderful program — a worthwhile use of OUR tax dollars.

We lucked out last year, 2015 – 2016 School Year to be precise. Teischan was a 4th grader. I printed out the forms online.

We, as a family, went to Yosemite, Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks, in April 2016, using her free pass. She lost her pass when our rented SUV was broken into in San Francisco.

When we went to Acadia National Park, in July, for the Centenary, I got her another pass. No hassle — as long as she was a 4th grader.

So, I am an avid supporter of this program.

This free Christmas tree deal is another winner. A great promotion. I am delightedPass this information along.

All 4th Grade teachers should make a point of explaining this to their kids.

[Some, for reasons that escape me, are reluctant. I tried to get Teischan’s teacher to tell the other kids about this program BEFORE the Summer vacation. She never did!]


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by Anura Guruge

Wolfeboro, NH: Governor Wentworth Adult Education, Fall (i.e., October) 2016 — Complete Brochure Online.

by Anura Guruge

This is the complete brochure
(as sent out as an Excel spreadsheet).

I created these images and a Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Click the 2 images to below to ENLARGE and read.

Use the link below to download (and print) PDF.

Note I am down to teach 3 classes:
#3 — Web Creation & Design
#9 — The Solar System You Never Learnt At School
#14 — Brain Meditation


The PDF.

Click on image to download clean, virus-free, totally safe, very small (30KB) PDF.

by Anura Guruge

V. Compelling “Rhythm and Dance of India” At The HOP In Dartmouth.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the HOP Webpage — where you can even buy tickets.

I, as a regular patron (and a huge supporter), got a very colorful postcard from the HOP about this concert last week. Today I got an e-mail about it. It looks mouthwateringly tempting. And I got a tabla set for Christmas (in 2015)! So this would be good. Yes, the kids would like it — and they love going to the HOP. The only problem is that it is a school night and we will not get home earlier than 11pm. Yes, it is still doable.

But irrespective of whether we are going I wanted to make sure that YOU knew about it. We have over the years, and I am talking 19 years at least, have enjoyed some marvelous concerts, many ethnic, at the HOP. So please do check it out. You will not regret it.

Sandeep Das as his own tabla-infused Website. It is neat. Check that out too.


Click to access tabla-playing Website.

Related Posts:
>> Oliver Mtukudzi.
>> Les Ballets Trockadero …

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by Anura Guruge

Check Out Google’s ‘Code A Heart’ 2016 Valentine’s Day Promotion (For Girls?)

by Anura Guruge


It is a ‘footnote’ below the search trench in Google’s standard search page. Click on that.


I dashed this off, in less than a minute to show you. But I have used this coding system before.


Yet another of Google’s efforts to get kids to try their hand at some basic, ‘graphical’ coding — and, as always, I applaud them. Thank YOU, Google.

That they are targeting this specifically at girls … is … Hhhmmm. Yes, I fully understand. The goal is to get more girls interested in coding. Yes, I get that, yes, I know that. But boys would like too — I think. But, I could be wrong on that.

Google’s Christmas 2014 “Made with Code”.

Click image to access my December 2014 post.

Last Google Doodles:
>> 2016 Valentine’s Day.
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Revels North’ Kids Program On ‘Silk Road’ A Welcome Opportunity In The Northeast.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Revels North’ Webpage for this program, with dates etc.

I was taken back and delighted when I saw this, in the form of an e-mail, this morning. Kids in the Northeast, particularly in NH, could do with ALL the EXPOSURE they can to the wide world beyond the borders of their state (or in some cases their town). This is why I am such a big advocate of the Laconia ‘Multicultural Day‘.

Learning about the ‘Silk Road‘ could sure inspire kids to explore their wonderlust. The ‘Silk Road’ has it all: adventure, history, culture, art, music, romance. Yes, I have a soft spot in my heart of the ‘Silk Road’ — other than the fact that the ‘Silk Road’ also traversed through Ceylon, by birthplace. In 1983 when UNESCO started its grand ‘Silk Road’ program, my adoptive father, by then a 15 year old and Director-level official with UNESCO, was part of the team. As it happened the Ceylon (by then Sri Lanka) part of the UNESCO kick-off was scheduled for August 1983. I happened to be in Sri Lanka at the time. So given that my adoptive father and mother were also there, from Paris, as was the Director General (who I had met many times in Paris), we attended many of the events. Somewhere in this house there is also a lavishly produced UNESCO book, published in 1983, for the ‘Silk Road’. So ..

This GRAND. I am happy. Bravo.


UNESCO ‘Silk Road’ Home page with the ‘Sri Lanka’ flag highlighted. Click to access.

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by Anura Guruge

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