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Rick van de Poll to lead mushroom hunt at Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH —  It is mushroom time again at Castle in the Clouds as Rick van de Poll leads foragers on a hunt for the edible, the inedible and the incredible in the world of mushrooms on Monday, September 2 starting at 10 a.m. at the Carriage House.

There is a $5 fee for the walk, free for Friends of the Castle. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 476-5900 x 500. Entrance by Ossipee Park Road. Walks and Talks are sponsored by Mill Falls at the Lake.

The first week in September is the last week of regular music nights at Castle in the Clouds. Chad Porter will bring his contemporary acoustic music to the Carriage House Terrance on September 2 and Jazz at Sunset has its last night on September 5. Both start at 5:30 with light meals from the Carriage House Cafe and cash bar available.

It's harvest season in New Hampshire, a perfect time for the Castle in the Clouds final Art Show of the season, Food for Thought. Apples a plenty, and peaches, berries, fish, even an abundant food market are subjects of the fine paintings at the Carriage House Art Gallery from now until the end of the season, October 27.

This special show features paintings of food that will give a new definition to the expression a feast for the eyes. Sponsored by Subway Sandwiches of Moultonborough and Meredith and brought to the Castle by guest curators Sam and Sheila Robbins, the exhibit is free to visitors with normal Castle admission.

Time to plan ahead for the Volksbahn Car Show on Sunday, September 8. Spend the day by Shannon Pond admiring a collection of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles, $5 per person, $15 for car registration (Lucknow Tour discount with Car Show admission).

Castle in the Clouds, with the historic house museum Lucknow, off Route 171 (455 Old Mountain Road), Moultonborough, is open every day through October 27. The main gate is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buildings close at 5:30 p.m. and grounds at 6 p.m., except for special events and programs. Visit the web site (www.castleintheclouds.org) or call 476-5900 x500 for directions, information on admissions and on the Friends of the Castle membership, giving discounts on some special events. The Castle in the Clouds is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation and all revenue, after expenses, benefits the Castle Preservation Society and its work to restore the historic Lucknow mansion and estate.

 

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Rick van de Poll leads foragers on a hunt for the edible, the inedible and the incredible in the world of mushrooms on Monday, September 2. (Courtesy photo)

 
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