062913 Summer Programs Offered at Castle in the Clouds (282)

MOULTONBOROUGH — Summer has arrived and with it all the usual weekly offerings at Castle in the Clouds as well as a variety of special events.
Monday, July 1 the Summer long Walks and Talks program begins with a walk to Shannon Pond to examine pond life, starting at 10 am.. On July 8, renowned ornithologist Robert Ridgley leads the first of two bird walks. Birds being birds, the bird walks begin at 8:30 a.m. Walks other than bird walks start at 10 a.m. from the Carriage House with a wide variety of topics: medicinal herbs, life of a horse, historic gardens, geology, architecture, geocaching and mushrooms.
Walks and talks are so popular that reservations are a must and there is a $5 charge. Call 476-5900 ext. 500 to make reservations and for special directions. Walks and Talks is sponsored by Mill Falls at the Lake.
And music is back for the summer. Acoustic Mondays, with Chad Porter, and Jazz at Sunset on Thursdays, both 5:30-8:30 p.m. offer music with a view, and with the award winning Carriage House Cafe menu and bar available. Reservations and a $10 cover charge for Jazz at Sunset. Acoustic Mondays is sponsored by Kathy and Jim Grappone. Jazz at Sunset is sponsored by the Laker and Randy Parker and Jane Mooney of Maxfield Real Estate.
The Banks Gallery of Portsmouth will return in July with an updated version of its special art exhibit, New Hampshire Lakes and Landscape. This Carriage House Art Gallery show, especially created for and to benefit the Castle, will run into the middle of August and there will be a reception on July 14, from 5:30 to 7:30. Entrance by Ossipee Park Road. The exhibit is sponsored by Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA and Tanger Outlets.