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Friends Annual Meeting/NH Humanities and Friends of Conway PL Presents, Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers

From its earliest settlements New Hampshire has struggled with issues surrounding the treatment of its poor. The early Northeastern colonies followed the lead of England's 1601 Poor Law, which imposed compulsory taxes for maintenance of the poor but made no distinction between the "vagrant, vicious poor" and the helpless, and honest poor. This confusion persisted for generations and led directly to establishment in most of the state's towns of alms houses and poor farms and, later, county institutions which would collectively come to form a dark chapter in New Hampshire history.

Twin Storytime!

A storytime on Mondays devoted to the celebration of life with TWINS. There will be  stories, songs, rhymes, and movement as well as information on Twins. Twins, their parents, and their siblings are welcome. Participation is required, especially for sing-a-longs with Tara!  

Get Wet! Water Testing

The Green Mountain Conservation Group presents, the Groundwater Education through Water Evaluation and Testing (GET WET!) program.   Participants can bring in a sample of their home well water and test it for six parameters, including: chloride, conductivity, hardness, nitrates/nitrites, pH, and iron. Learn about common contaminants, health concerns and where to go for more information. Suitable for families and children must be supervised by an adult caregiver. Great science lesson for kids! For more information call 447-5552.

The Devil We Know

Join us for a free screening of this gripping 2018 documentary that unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, detailing the alleged decades-long cover-up of the potential harm caused by chemicals used to make popular Teflon products. Environmental scientist and activist Mindi Messmer will be on hand to introduce the film.

Make and Take....the Toxic Out of Cleaning

It’s easy to assume that anything you buy at a store must be safe, but in reality, that’s not the case. The most that you will probably find on a toxic cleaning product is a warning label accompanied by a poison-control hotline number to call if the product is accidently ingested.

Most of us grew up with the understanding that what we purchased at the store would be safe and healthy for us to bring into our homes. In reality,the cleaning products we expose to ourselves and our loved ones are full of chemicals and toxins that are making us sick.


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