NH Dept. of Health and Human Services to hold informational meeting on Medicaid Program

BERLIN -- The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services will hold an information session on the new Medicaid Care Management program on Thursday, July 12 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital from 5:30-7 p.m.
The meeting is for those who use Medicaid (or their familiy members or care givers) and for human service agency case managers or service coordinators who work with them. Others are welcome to attend if they are interested.
Information covered will be on Step 1 (Medical Services) of the new Medicaid Care Management program. Medical Services include services such as doctor visits, in-patient and out-patient hospital visits, prescriptions, mental health services, family planning, home health services, speech therapy and audiology services. Enrollment for the new program is projected to begin in October and services in December.
Meeting topics will include basic information about when the new program will start, what people will have to do when signing up for the program, how people can pick the right Care Management plan for them, and how the new program will work.
This is an information meeting only. It is not for signing people up for the new Care Management program. That will happen later in the year.
Registration is not required, but is appreciated. To register go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CareMgt.

WMNF offering guided interpretive walks on Forest Discover Trail

CAMPTON – Just in time for summer the White Mountain National Forest is hosting guided interpretive walks on the Forest Discovery Trail in Lincoln, NH.
In collaboration with the White Mountains Interpretive Association, the National Forest is pleased to offer these fun educational walks at no charge. Located one mile east of the Lincoln Woods trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway, the Discovery trail is a living classroom in forest management practices. The tour follows a 1.5 mile loop trail with 10 interpretive stops describing forest practices. The trail winds thru stands of old pines, young hardwoods, and past rocky streams and forest wetlands. Along the way you will see forest practices that are patterned after natural disturbances.
Along the trail there are benches to provide rest and opportunities for observation. The crushed gravel trail bed is wheelchair accessible with a 14% maximum grade, making it a manageable opportunity for wheelchairs and families with small children and strollers alike.
These free guided walks will be held on Saturday's throughout the summer on the following dates: June 30- 10am & 1pm; July 07- 10am & 1pm; July 21- 10am & 1pm; July 28- 10am & 1pm; Aug 11- 10am & 1pm; Aug 18- 10am & 1pm; Aug 25- 10am & 1pm; Sep 01- 10am & 1pm
This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary. For a complete listing of this and other educational programs visit the White Mountain National Forest website at: : http://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain or call (603) 536-6100, TTY (603) 447-3121. For more information about the White Mountains Interpretive Association visit their website at www.wmiaofnh.org

Errol 4th of July Celebration

The town of Errol will be celebrating the 4th of July on Saturday, June 30th. The festivities will begin with a BBQ lunch at the Errol Fire Department, lunch starts at 11 a.m. There will be lots of activities for all ages, games begin at 10 a.m. There will be a fishing derby starting at 10 a.m. also. The parade will start at 1 p.m.
A town wide yard sale will going on throughout the day will tables and spaces for rent. If you are interested in selling items you can rent a table for $10 or $5/space, vendors $10. There will be a Fire House Dance for all ages at dusk, donations will be accpeted at the door. Fire works will be at dusk! All monies benefit the Errol Fire Department. For more information call Wanda at 603-482-3821. Come and enjoy a family fun day!

Berlin Rec, news

SUMMER IS HERE! Call 752-2010 for details on the following or come in with payment to register before the deadline and be entered into the Incentive Raffle. (Eligible to win Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce gift certificate worth $25.00!) It's worth pre-registering!
RECREATION PLAYGROUND PROGRAM BEGINS JULY 2ND: Join us from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Brown, Community/Central, & Brookside for supervised fun! Crafts, games, sports, and more! We will be closed for the Wednesday, July 4th holiday. We ask that children five and younger be accompanied by an older sibling or a parent. While playground leaders are on hand to provide hours of activities, this is not a babysitting service and children are free to come and go as they please. Call 752-2010 if any questions. Beginning July 9th playgrounds will provide USDA nutritious lunch at 12:00 noon and snacks at 2:30 p.m. This is free to all school age children. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider.
BEGINNER BASEBALL: Ages 4 – 6. $35.00 per person. Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning July 11 at Gilbert Street Field (inclement weather – Recreation Center) Six weeks. Instructor Jim Couhie teaches the very basics sometimes using a "T" and soft "incrediballs." Register by July 2nd to be eligible for the Incentive Raffle.
GRADE 3RD – 5TH BASKETBALL: Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. at Recreation Center. Starts July 11. Six weeks. Instructor Jim Couhie. Open to boys and girls. Low-key, fun games and drills. Register by July 2nd to be eligible for the Incentive Raffle.
TENNIS LESSONS: Learn the game with former Tennis Captain Zachary Stephenson. Grades entering 4th – 7th meet 5:00-6:00 pm at Horne Field. Grades entering 8th through adult meet 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Mondays & Wednesdays for 5 weeks starting July 9th. $40.00 per person.
CHEERLEADING WITH SUSANNE STYLES: Girls entering 1st – 4th grade will enjoy this program of cheers, dance, tumbling and more! $40.00 per child includes lessons, uniform t-shirt and hair bow. Program begins Thursday, July 12 and runs to August 2nd. Thursdays and Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Gilbert Street Field. Rain location – Berlin Recreation Center.
4TH – 8TH GRADE FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC – Learn the sport from coaches Nicole Arguin and Louise Johnson. The three-day clinic will be Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, July 17, 18.19. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Community Field. $40.00 per person. Students must have stick, shin guards and mouth guard. Register at Berlin Recreation Center.
GYM RENTALS: Did you know you can rent use of the Recreation gym and basketball court for your next event? The fee is $20.00 per hour payable in advance. Have your child's next party with us – they play basketball while you have a stress free gathering with the adults. Call 752-2010 for more information.