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Join the NH Music Festival at Make Music Plymouth June 21

PLYMOUTH — Grab your guitar, head to downtown Plymouth and find a spot on the sidewalk to take part in the first ever Make Music Plymouth! On June 21 artists of every age, genre and experience level will descend on the downtown area to participate in this free, outdoor music festival. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and welcomes musicians of all backgrounds to participate and use Main Street as a venue, with storefronts, sidewalks and common areas serving as stages.

As of today, there are 51 artists and bands scheduled to appear and almost 70 performances planned for locations all over the downtown area. There will be something for everyone, including folk, country, alternative, soul, R&B, rock and indie music as well as local favorites and unique collaborations. And if you play the guitar, harmonica or ukulele, you're in luck. We will be having three "Mass Appeal" events, one for each, where anyone can join in to play the same instrument as part of a large group playing the same piece of music.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids, including an interactive "Musical Expedition" presented by Music & Arts. Children of all ages can come to the downtown common from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore different types of instruments and get a special prize at the end of their journey. Right next door will be the "Kids Making Music" tent sponsored by Friends of the Arts, where everyone is welcome to stop by and create their own maracas and musical streamers.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:12

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Wolfeboro hosting Fairy Land Festival on July 5

WOLFEBORO —  Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to join in the magic on Saturday, July 5 as the Wolfeboro Children's Center presents the fourth annual Fairy Land Festival at Cate Park in Wolfeboro from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A picturesque downtown Wolfeboro park transforms into a magical fantasy land with scores of one-of-a-kind, beautiful, handmade fairy houses prominently displayed or perfectly tucked within the natural surroundings. Fairy houses are tiny homes built of "found" materials, lots of creativity, and a giant pinch of pixie dust. Twigs, stones, leaves, shells, bark, pine needles, leaves, and acorn caps become foundations, rafters, roofs, soft floors, and doors to these creations. The design possibilities are infinite and enchanting.

Kids can participate in the magic by building their own fairy houses at a fully stocked crafts table. The table will have twigs and branches, moss, acorns, pinecones, boxes and glue, and much more that will help any child create their own fairy house. Some of the fairy houses may be raffled off at the event to benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center.

Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center. Call the Children's Center at 603-569-1027 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:10

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Free Fishing Day, Hatchery Open House Saturday

CONCORD — Start making plans to get out and go fishing on Free Fishing Day -- Saturday, June 7. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire – freshwater or saltwater -- without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day, including season dates and bag limits.

Free Fishing Day coincides with Hatchery Open House Day in New Hampshire, so plan to stop in and visit one of New Hampshire's six state-operated trout hatcheries. Also on June 7, come try the latest gear, lures, flies, rods and kayaks at the Free New England Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Contoocook River Canoe Company, 9 Horse Hill Road in Concord. Fish and Game biologists will be on hand to help you discover that hot fishing spot near you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:03

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The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday at LWHS

LACONIA — Hans Hug Jr. returns to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum with his program, "The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee." on Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m.

His presentation will include videos of wrecks while diving in the big lake and other interesting artifacts from below the surface of the lake. Hans has been an avid diver for many years and it will be of great interest to anyone who enjoys the history of Lake Winnipesaukee. Admission is free to LWHS members, for non members there will be a $5 fee per person to attend the lecture. RSVP's are required for this popular lecture as seating is limited. Call 366-5950 to reserve seats.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:58

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