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Heifer Parade at Canterbury Shaker Village on May 2

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host the 3rd Annual Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cows from Brookford Farm will parade to the historic pastures at the Village at approximately 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Maypole dancing, food, outdoor barn dancing, and make-your-own head wreaths, tutus and May baskets will be available throughout the day. Come early and decorate yourself for the parade or wear your best spring bonnet! Prizes will be awarded for the best hat. Self-guided exhibits at the Village will be open to attendees and guided tours will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a special fee of $10 per person. More information, please visit www.shakers.org.

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Canterbury Shaker Village XC5K on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Shaker Roots Dinner and Auction, the annual gathering benefiting Canterbury Shaker Village on Wednesday, June 24. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include Hands on Grafting and Competent Pruning on Saturday, April 11 Building Great No-Till, No-Dig Garden Beds on Saturday, April 18 and Home Orchard Care on Saturday, May 16.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:48

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Environmental Fair at PSU on Wed.

 PLYMOUTH  —  Common Ground, Plymouth State University's environmental and social justice student organization, has announced that it will again be sponsoring its annual Environmental Fair which is set for Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Hartman Union Building on the PSU campus.

A number of off-campus and on-campus NH environmental and related organizations have been invited to come and set up tables and displays about their work. Information on PSU's environmental initiatives will also be available. Vehicles powered by used veggie-oil will be on display.

The following organizations are among those expected to participate: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center; New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Newfound Lake Region Association; Squam Lakes Association; Plymouth Conservation Commission; Quincy Bog Natural Area; D Acres Permaculture Farm & Educational Homestead; NH League of Conservation Voters; KTM Auto (veggie-oil powered vehicles); PSU Science Society; PSU American Chemical Society Club; PSU Center for the Environment; PSU Office of Environmental Sustainability; PSU Center for Rural Partnerships; PSU Physical Plant (energy conservation, recycling); PSU Sustainability Council; Sodexo (PSU Dining Services); Common Ground.

In case of inclement weather, the fair will be held in the Fireplace Lounge and Pawsway within the Hartman Union Building.

The Environmental Fair is free and open to the public.

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Tickets on sale for Mayhem Festival at Meadowbrook

GILFORD — The hard rock/heavy metal 2015 Mayhem Festival will come to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on July 22.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale starting Friday, April 17, at noon. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Meadowbrook box office at 603-293-4700 or logging on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

This summer's Mayhem Festival will feature a main stage with headliners Slayer, King Diamond, Hell Yeah and The Devil Wears Prada. The Victory Records stage, open earlier in the day, will feature White Chapel, Thy Art is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her to the Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:37

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U.S. Cellular donates to Boys & Girls Club

LACONIA — U.S. Cellular donated $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. Associates will also be volunteering at the club's Open House on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This donation is part of U.S. Cellular's $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council. The commitment will enhance the learning experience for youth and communities by championing K-12 and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs. The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region serves more than 300 youth in the area, and this focused approach ensures the company is positively impacting the communities where associates work, live and play.

"As a national wireless company driven by innovative technology, it's a natural fit we focus on STEM programming as it helps develops our future associate base," says Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England, "We are excited to engage with our communities through a variety of volunteer opportunities that Boys & Girls Clubs and 4-H Clubs have in big and small cities and rural communities across the country."

To celebrate these new relationships, U.S. Cellular associates are participating in National Volunteer Month in April with the company's first 'Month of Giving' program. As part of this initiative, the company announced a goal of 30,000 volunteer hours to complete by the end of the year. By collaborating with local Boys & Girls clubs and 4-H Clubs, U.S. Cellular associates will impact communities through a myriad of volunteer efforts including mentorship, club clean-up days and STEM-focused opportunities in April and throughout the year.

"We're excited U.S. Cellular shares our commitment to helping youth and advancing our education/STEM efforts," says Mariah Hoffmann, unit director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. "This commitment will have a positive lasting impact on our young members."

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