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Mae West Run is June 15

LACONIA — Laconia Motorcycle Week is right around the corner, and that means the 2nd Annual Mae West Memorial Motorcycle Ride revs up on June 15. Registration begins at Rally Headquarters on Lakeside Avenue, at 8 am for this memorial ride hosted by Sick Boy Motorcycles. The fee is just $25 per rider and $20 per passenger with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.

Mae West was a stately looking orange tabby cat adopted by Laconia Motorcycle Week President Charlie St. Clair in 2002 from the New Hampshire Humane Society. She lived a long and pampered life, passing away after many happy years with Charlie. To honor her memory and highlight the mission of the local animal shelter on Meredith Center Road in Laconia, this ride now bears her name.

"We are very thankful that Mae West found her forever home, and one so loving that there is a motorcycle ride in her honor", said Marylee Gorham-Waterman, Executive Director of the NH Humane Society. "We are pledged to care for over 1,000 animals each year, finding them loving forever homes, just like the one Mae West enjoyed for so long. Of course, wonderful stories such as Mae West's happen only with support from friends such as Charlie and the larger riding community."

To learn more about the Mae West Memorial Motorcycle Ride or to view animals currently up for adoption, stop by the shelter at 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia or visit the NH Humane Society's website, www.nhhumane.org.


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:06

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Register now for Laconia Got Lunch!

LACONIA — Got Lunch! Laconia registration forms are available now.

This summer-healthy lunch program delivers enough groceries including fresh fruit and vegetables to provide five lunches a week to each registered child's home. All Laconia school age children are eligible. The program reaches out specifically to those who qualify for 'free and reduced' lunches at the school. However, any family is eligible to register their child(ren). Got Lunch! Laconia does not want any child to go hungry this summer.

Registration forms were sent home with school children on April 20. Registration forms are also available online at www.gotlunchlaconia.org, at the Congregational Church of Laconia's office at 18 Veterans Square, Laconia and at all of the Laconia schools. Yearly registration is required; even if a family participated in the 2014 Got Lunch! program, a new registration form must be submitted in order to participate in the 2015 Got Lunch! program.

Registration forms can be returned to any of the schools or mailed to Got Lunch! Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.

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Gilford Library: Rocket racers & tech talk

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host the following programs: Make It! Balloon Rocket Racers for Teens, Thursday, June 11 from 3–4 p.m. This program is for kids and teens in Grades 5 and up. Using recycled materials, participants will build their own balloon-powered race car and compete to win a trophy. This activity is part of an ongoing series of monthly Makerspace-themed programs. Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent and learn new skills. Each month there will be a chance to enjoy a hands-on activity designed to build DIY skills and learn through fun and educational science and art experiments.

Tech Talk: Catalog Confusion, Saturday, June 13 from 1-2 p.m. If you're a Gilford Library patron and you've visited the online catalog recently, you've probably noticed some major changes. The Library has updated its system and this program will walk you through the changes. If you have questions about the new system and would like to learn how to use it and how to customize your library account, plan to attend this event.

To register for these events, sign up at the Circulation Desk or via email addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you have any questions, please contact the Gilford Library at 524-6042.

Participants must be Gilford Library card holders.


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Craft gallery in Meredith holds basket weaving class

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will hold a Variety Basket Weaving class with Ray Lagasse on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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, pack basket, wool gathering basket, laundry basket, herb basket or stair basket. Full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures are available at the Gallery or online at: www.nhcrafts.org/meredith.
Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full 8 hours.

Tuition is $110 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:29

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