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Beer run in Waterville Valley on Aug. 23

WATERVILLE VALLEY – The inaugural Craft Brew Races Waterville Valley event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Waterville Valley Resort. This new event features a 5k-road race followed by a local craft beer festival, where runners can sample from over 20 breweries.

Waterville Valley is the host to the New Hampshire leg of this series, which has races scheduled throughout New England this summer.

"Waterville Valley is an ideal setting for this race," says Matthew Gray, president of Gray Matter Marketing. "Not only is it a scenic destination, but they have all the amenities necessary to host an incredible race and festival. The other great part is there is room to grow this race for years to come."

The event will also serve as a fund-raiser for Brew New Hampshire, a newly formed 501c, whose mission is to present, promote and create easy access to New Hampshire's beer community.

"We're excited to be hosting the Craft Brew Race," says Chris Sununu, CEO of Waterville Valley Resort. "Over the last few years, we've been able to add a number of race events that highlight the variety of accessible terrain here in the Valley. What's even better about this race, is that having Packard's Field and Town Square centrally located make it the perfect location for a race to accompany the Brew Fest."

Craft Brew Races will be held on Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is currently available online at www.craftbrewraces.com/waterville. In addition to race registration, tickets are also available for beer festival only participation, and there is a designated driver option.

Local breweries featured at the event include White Birch Brewing, Kelsen Brewing Co., Squam Brewing, Stoneface Brewing co, Woodstock Inn Brewery, The Prodigal Brewery and Moat Mountain among others. Food will also be available for purchase at the event and all participants receive an event pint glass and runners receive a finisher's medal.

For more information about this event please visit www.CraftBrewRaces.com/Waterville.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:16

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Laconia's Multicultural Festival now in 13th Year

LACONIA — The 13th Annual Laconia Multicultural Festival will be held on September 6 in downtown Laconia, Rotary Riverside Park, and at the Belknap Mill.

As every year, there will be something for everyone: ethnic foods, arts, crafts, demonstrations, animals, activities for children, music, singing and dancing, and much more. Vendors introduce their crafts and food at the Festival and social service organizations inform the community about the services they offer.

This year Elaine Morrison, a member of the Lakes Region Art Association, donates her services to the Laconia Multicultural Festival. Morrison's traveling to Brazil with Envelart, an intercultural art exchange program, and to Kodiak Island as part of an archeological dig studying the Alaskan indigenous people, and an independent study of the Mongolian tribes during a summer in Russia enhanced her cultural knowledge.

Morrison is working on creating a one-of-a-kind painting, depicting what the Multicultural Festival is all about – celebrating cultures. Her 18 inch x 24 inch artwork will be auctioned off at the festival to help defray the costs of producing this event. "It really is exciting working on this project with Elaine Morrison, an incredibly talented woman", says Becky Guyer, a Chairperson of the LMF.

The Laconia Human Relations Committee joined by Laconia Main Street and the Historic Belknap Mill are sponsors of the Laconia Multicultural Festival.

All Festival entertainment is free of charge. Visit the Facebook page "Laconia Multicultural Festival" as well as the LMF web site.
Volunteers are always welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:14

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Sen. Forrester to Host Complimentary Ice Cream Social

PLYMOUTH — Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will host an ice cream social at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center on Thursday, July 24th immediately following lunch.

"As the state senator for District 2 I believe it is extremely important to listen and be accessible to constituents. This event is just one more way I am continuing this focus all while having a little fun too," added Senator Forrester.

The ice cream social is free and open to the public. RSVP's are appreciated by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279.1459.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:05

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Bear expert to speak in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH -- A talk about black bears and their behavior will be given Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the Loon Preservation Committee's Loon Center.

Speaker Ben Kilham explore black bears in depth. Black bears, thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior that possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, food sharing, and early group formation of un­related individuals. Kilham's love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades.

Kilham's talk in once in a series of Summer Nature Talks behind held on Thursday evenings during July and August. Admission to all programs is free. The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mills Road.

On Thursday, July 31, Chris Martin will present "Peregrine Falcon Recovery in the Granite State."

For more information, call the Loon Center at (603) 476-5666.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:00

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