LACONIA — Food, music, dragons dancing – it's all happening on Saturday at the Laconia Multicultural Festival from 10 am to 4 p.m.
Bigger and better than ever, the festival will still be going strong until the end, with an uplifting closing ceremony at 3:30 dedicating the day and the community to peace. Taking off on the worldwide Pinwheels for Peace concept, the closing will feature a human peace sign, energized by the spinning of pinwheels which will have been created throughout the day at various locations on the festival grounds. The Kids' Korner, located at the HealthLink parking lot, will be "pinwheel central" until the moment arrives to unleash the collective energy of hundreds of colorful spinning pinwheels at the closing.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers in Coconut Creek, Florida, to allow students to express their feelings about world events and how these events impact their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning half a million pinwheels on September 21st. Last year (year 9) over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America. The Laconia Multicultural Festival is jump-starting the project on September 6 in anticipation of the global celebration of Pinwheels for Peace on September 21.
Pinwheels for Peace is a non-political event, recognizing that peace can mean something different to each of us. Peace can be defined as the opposite of violence or intolerance in our daily lives, or as simply peace of mind. On September 6 kids of all ages will have the opportunity to inscribe their pinwheels with their thoughts about peace, tolerance, and/or living in harmony with others. The pinwheels will be "planted" in Rotary Park during the day, and released to honor peace and cultural diversity in our region.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:01
MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is asking civic and community organizations and area businesses to submit listings of their upcoming events to the Chamber for inclusion on the Chamber's website.
Chamber Executive Director Susan Cerutti reports that the Chamber is looking for events taking place in the towns in the Winnipesaukee, Squam, and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire. The Chamber's website, www.meredithareachamber.com, receives more than 350 unique visitors a day and the calendar of events is one of the most visited pages.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 08:56
GILFORD — On Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. Lakes Region Disabled Sports will host the 6th Annual Gunstock 5K Walk or Run Road Race. This dog friendly race will take runners and walkers on a scenic course from the base area at Gunstock, through some of the Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails and back to the base area.
The course includes paved and gravel roads and trails with a limited number of hills. The first 150 participants will receive a free race shirt and bag giveaways. Added this year is a catered lunch and beer garden. There are prizes for the top finishers and many great raffle prizes for participants.
All proceeds will go to Lakes Region Disabled Sports. Lakes Region Disabled Sports (LRDS) is a special part of the Gunstock Ski Area and surrounding Lakes Region of New Hampshire where people with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges team up with trained volunteers and learn to ski and snowboard.
The dog friendly portion of the run/walk is sponsored by Blue Buffalo Dog Food. Virtual runners and walkers are welcome too. Other corporate sponsors include: Walgreens, Graystone Builders, Quality Insulation and Coca-Cola Bottlers. For more information or to register visit active.com/Gunstock5K.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 08:14
MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen will offer at Variety Basket Weaving class with Ray Lagasse on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery.
In this one-day workshop students can choose which kind of basket they would like to make from start to finish. Options include a garden basket, laundry basket, wool gathering basket, or a market basket. Full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures are available at the gallery.
Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full 8 hours. Tuition is $110 per student for Group 1 Baskets and $90 for Group 2 Baskets, and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 08:10
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