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Conservation district to sell shrubs, trees


LACONIA — On Friday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Gilmanton Iron Works Fire Station; Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 .m. and Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Picnic Rock Farm in Meredith people can purchase bareroot trees, shrubs and flowers to enhance their landscape and garden.

There are fruit trees such as apple, plum, nectarine, cherry and garden plants such as asparagus, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry available. There are also a wide variety of landscaping plants and those used by wildlife for food and shelter such as Sugar Maple, Lilac, High Bush Cranberry, Flowering Dogwood, Sargent's Crabapple and more. All plants will be sold on a first come, first served basis and no advance orders will be taken.

For more information email the Belnkap County Conservation District at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:49

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Superhero Bash in Gilford on May 16

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is hosting a "Superhero Bash" on Saturday, May 16 with parties occurring from 10-11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with famous superheroes, including Spider-Man, Batman, Michalangelo (Ninja Turtle), Wolverine, and Captain America. There will also be refreshments, arts and crafts, raffles, autograph session, inflatable Jump House, and more.

Space is limited for each party. Only $15 per child. To learn more, and to register, visit gilfordyouthcenter.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:35

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Gilman Library plans Book Bingo, movie for school vacation week

ALTON — The Gilman Library will hold its April Book Bingo on Thursday, April 30 from 2-3 p.m. and will show the film Beethoven on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

When Beethoven befriends a local boy, he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-staring Morgan Fairchild, Kristy Swanson, and Jeffrey Combs, it's a heartwarming "tail" about finding fun wherever your nose leads you.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 10:27

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Gilford Bike Rodeo held on May 9

GILFORD — The annual Bike Safety Rodeo for Gilford children of all ages, sponsored by the Gilford Police Department and the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gilford Elementary School.

Bicycle riders will navigate a short course to test their riding skills, bicycles will be safety inspected, and participants will receive a license from the Police Department. Participants will also have the chance to participate in a short, timed, off-road race course. All riders will receive a certificate of participation and bicycle safety information. The children will also receive tips on how to keep their bikes in good riding order, obeying traffic laws, handling their bikes skillfully, and proper fitting for purchasing a new bike. There will also be a variety of prizes, including helmets, water bottles, reflectors, and more.

The rodeo is free of charge to all participants. In the event of cancellation due to rain, the rodeo will be held on Sunday, May 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Gilford Elementary School.

For more information, please contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation at 527-4722 or the Gilford Police Department at 527-4737.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 10:15

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