A+ A A-

Meredith craft gallery to feature potter in June

MEREDITH — Potter Lars Turin will be Artist of the Month in June at the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway, next to Church Landing at Mill Falls.

A June exhibit, tilted Connections to Nature, will feature Turin's functional and sculptural pieces.

Turin's works-in-clay are inspired by his interpersonal relationship to self and others and from the forces within nature and the patterns that those forces create, especially those on the Seacoast. He uses a number of different clay techniques and processes to create his distinct textured pieces.

The public will have a chance to meet Turin at a reception at the gallery on Sunday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time Turin will demonstrate how he works, answer questions, and tell stories.

More information can be obtained by calling the Gallery at (603) 279-7920.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 08:28

Hits: 33

Sponsors sought for Meredith Library ‘Book-It!’ 5K

LACONIA — The Friends of the Meredith Library's "Book-It!" Race Committee announce the fourth annual 5K race to be held on September 5, 2015. In addition to the 5K "Book-It!" race, there will be a shorter "Bookworm" race and an "Inchworm" race for children 5 years of age and younger.

On-line registration is offered through active.com as well as mplbookiT.weebly.com. Registration forms are available at the Meredith Public Library as well as at many local businesses. The first 50 registrants will receive a hi-tech shirt free-of-charge.

Sponsorship makes it possible to continue to host the race that attracts over 100 participants annually. Donations have been made by the following sponsors: Gold Sponsor, The Fitness Edge; Silver Sponsors, Christopher P. Williams, Architects, PLLC., Tuckernuck Inn B & B, and Meredith Dental; Bronze Sponsors, E. M. Heath, Inc., Overhead Door Options, and Boutin & Altieri, PLLC.

For more information about becoming a sponsor or about the race event, please contact Beverly Heyduk at 279-1206 or Barbara Brann at 279-5565.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 08:25

Hits: 54

Kirkwood Gardens day set for May 30

HOLDERNESS — Kirkwood Gardens Day has become known as the garden sale with the best prices and best plants in the area. This annual event at Kirkwood Gardens at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both the upper and lower lawns at Kirkwood Gardens in Holderness will host this annual garden sale that offers hardy New England grown perennials and herbs; expert gardening opinions and advice; craft vendors; home baked goods; hot and cold beverages; and much more.

All proceeds from Kirkwood Gardens Day benefit the gardens which were established in 1995 in honor of "Sunny" Grace Kirkwood, who served on the Science Center's Board of Trustees for six years. Sunny designed a one-acre garden on the grounds of the historic Holderness Inn to include both shade and sun beds planted with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, ferns, and flowers adapted to the northern New England climate. Today, Kirkwood Gardens is a beautiful, peaceful, location to enjoy the many plants that are attractive to birds, bees, and butterflies.

Kirkwood Gardens are free and open to the public daily. They are supported by a strong group of volunteers who keep the gardens looking their best all season long. Help support Kirkwood Gardens and be inspired, rain or shine, on Kirkwood Gardens Day. This event is generously sponsored by Belknap Landscape Company in Gilford.

For more information, visit www.nhnature.org or call the Science Center at 968-7194.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 08:14

Hits: 71

‘Old Country Fiddler’ living history presentation in Ashland

ASHLAND —Adam Boyce will appear as Charles Ross Taggart, "The Old Country Fiddler" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at the Booster Clubhouse in Ashland. Charles Ross Taggart (1871-1953) was a popular musician and humorist from Vermont who performed around the country on the lyceum and Chautauqua circuits for over 40 years. His shows included fiddling, piano playing, songs, stories, poems and even some ventriloquism. He made over 40 records and appeared in an early "talkie" recording one of his performances. Adam Boyce, a tenth generation Vermonter and a good fiddler himself, is a student of traditional New England music and its history. He wrote a biography of his subject, "The Man From Vermont, Charles Ross Taggart, The Old Country Fiddler," which can be borrowed from the Ashland Town Library. Boyce will perform as Taggart near the end of his career, reminiscing, fiddling and presenting humorous sketches. This free program is jointly sponsored by the N.H. Humanities Council and the Friends of the Ashland Town Library. The Friends will also serve refreshments. The Booster Clubhouse is located at 99 Main Street in Ashland village, next to the town playground and ballpark on Routes 3 and 25.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 08:11

Hits: 75

The Laconia Daily Sun - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy
Powered by BENN a division of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette