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Belknap Master Garedeners to hold plant sale in Tilton on June 6

TILTON — Plant Enthusiasts mark your calendars!  The annual Belknap County Master Gardeners' Plant Sale will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 452 School Street in Tilton.  All potted perennials, herbs, and grasses will be $5 each, with a maximum of 12 plants per customer. Each plant will have a label with information about flower color and light needs. Some vegetable plants will also be offered for sale. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about plants and gardening in general.

From downtown Tilton, follow School Street for about two miles; the plant sale will be on your left. Look for the bright yellow sign.

The proceeds from the sale will be used to fund Master Gardener projects throughout Belknap County. The Master Gardener program is part of the UNH Cooperative Extension which has provided training to over 500 Master Gardeners who, in turn, have donated thousands of hours to communities in their counties. For more information, call 527-5475 or contact the Belknap County Cooperative Extension at 64 Court Street in Laconia.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 08:00

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Demonstration in Meredith June 6 on how to make Shaker brooms

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host a Shaker Broom Making demonstration with League of New Hampshire Craftsmen artist, Everett Bailey. on Saturday, June 6 from 11-2 p.m. 

During this demonstration Bailey will show how he hand crafts his Shaker brooms from sorting the corn to sewing the broom. The brooms that Bailey makes when volunteering at Shaker Village in Canterbury are sold in the Shaker Village Store. Everett loves his craft so much that he tries to make his brooms as authentic to the Shaker style as possible. Throughout the years he has tracked down machinery, tacks, broom corn, wire, and string, all to make his brooms authentic to the style. Almost everything he uses is local to New England with very few exceptions.

Participants will have the opportunity to watch a Shaker broom being made and learn about the craftsmanship that goes into making it. For more information call 279-7920 or visit 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 07:45

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Bow Junction folk band performing in Northfield

NORTHFIELD — Central New Hampshire's "Bow Junction" will deliver their diverse blend of folk and bluegrass music with a presentation on "The Rural Roots of Bluegrass Music: Songs and Stories" at the Hall Memorial Library on Monday, June 8 from 6-7:15 pm.

The trio, based in Concord, features Tilton's own Linda "MandoLinda" Magoon on mandolin, Russ Aubertin on guitar, and Randy Hencke on bass. This will be Bow Junction's second appearance at the Hall Memorial Library.

"It's very unusual for a bluegrass band to be seen, much less heard, in a public library," jokes Magoon. "Although folks associate this type of music with the southern backwoods rural farm, the music is quite sophisticated. We look forward to sharing its history and evolution and playing some traditional music in the process."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Hall Memorial Library at (603) 286-8971 or e-mail the band at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:54

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Belmont street dance being planned for May 30

BELMONT -- Final preparations are being made for a Community Street Dance scheduled for Saturday, May 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the municipal parking lot along the back of the Belmont Public Library.

All ages are welcome to come enjoy their favorite dance tunes, according to Gretta Olson-Wilder, town special events coordinator. The closed street will provide plenty of room for people to show off their talent at old line dancing favorites, and moving and grooving to the latest hits.

Promoted as a great event to share with the entire family, Olson-Wilder is encouraging residents and visitors to come downtown and take the time to get reacquainted with old friends, while making new friends.

A group from Belmont High School will be offering cold drinks and cookies to raise funds toward a scoreboard for a soccer field. The Class of 2017 will be there running an ice cream sundae bar.

Those thinking of attending can email their favorite dance songs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so organizers can try to play them during the evening.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:37

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