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Learn to paint historic homes at workshop held in Belmont Saturday

BELMONT — The techniques for painting historic homes will be explained at a program on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Corner Meeting House, 16 Sargent St., in Belmont Village.

The program by experienced painted John Thompson is being presented by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance in association with the Belmont Heritage Commission.

Thompson, of JLT Painting in Alexandria, will offer guidance and best-practice tips for painting older homes. Thompson will focus on tricks of the trade, learned over many years, in restoring and beautifying older homes and their finished surfaces. Both interior and exterior issues will be addressed, including removal of unwanted surface layers, and preparation for application of a new finish.

JLT Painting is involved in the restoration of the Town of Belmont's 1908 Bandstand. After Thompson's presentation at the Corner Meeting House, program attendees will walk over to the bandstand to discuss restoration efforts there.

Reservations: Required. Call the Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281

The cost for program is $15 for NHPA members, and $25 for non-members. The is also a membership special for $35 which includes the program and a one-year Preservation Alliance membership. Those wishing to register should call Beverly at 603-224-2281. For further details visit www.nhpreservation.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:30

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Opening Day Heifer Parade at Shaker Village on Saturday

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host an Opening Day Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cows from Brookford Farm will parade to the historic pastures at the Village at 10:30 a.m.

In addition to the Heifer Parade, opening day festivities also include outdoor barn dancing with Two Fiddles, Maypole dancing, head wreath making, and an outdoor grill featuring Brookford Farm sausages and beverages for purchase. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by Centrix Bank.

Self-guided exhibits at the Village will be open to attendees and guided tours on the hour will be available 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a special fee of $10 per person. For a complete schedule of opening day events, please visit www.shakers.org.

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Grappone Automotive Canterbury Cross Country Challenge 5k on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m.; and A Star-Spangled Summer Picnic and Auction, the annual gathering benefiting Canterbury Shaker Village on Wednesday, June 25.

Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include The Small Business Marketing Cycle on May 14, The ABC's of Letterpress Printing on May 17 and June 21, and Shaker Broom Making on June 21. To view the complete 2014 calendar of events and workshops visit www.shakers.org.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:24

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Pressed flower demonstration for Opechee Garden Club

LACONIA — Joan Szoke, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, will demonstrate the art and history of pressing flowers she has grown from seed to the Opechee Garden Club members on Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road in Gilford.

Szoke, owner of Remembered Gardens in Windham, is noted for her unique botanical arts — pressing flowers, pen and ink and watercolor nature prints and stone containers and sculptures. She also employs her musical training — composition of line, form, harmony, contrast and attention to detail – in her designs.  One of her creations will be offered up for raffle.

Chairs Phyllis Corrigan and Priscilla Clark and the committee of Sandy Stafford, Marilyn Lynch, Bev Martin, Helen Joyal, Becky Gage, Linda Frawley, Betty Hovey, Fran Crawford, Marnie Schulz, Esther Kratochvil and Beverley Clarenbach will host and serve refreshments.

Annual membership dues of $15 may be mailed or paid to the treasurer and may include $20 for reservations for the 75th Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Monday, June 2. Registration forms and checks ($35) for the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs' Annual Meeting and luncheon, Wednesday, May 28, at Zorvino Winery & Vineyard will also be collected.

A field trip is planned to Petal Pushers Nursery on Parade Road on May 15 at 1 p.m. for a workshop on planting window boxes. Members must bring their own boxes. Soil will be provided.

The Opechee Garden Club, which meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford. New members are welcomed. Please write P.O. Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, call Judy Robertson at 527-0493, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:20

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Sen. Hosmer to hold ‘Town Hall’ meeting today

LACONIA — State Sen. Andrew Hosmer will hold a town hall-style meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Woodside Building in the Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave.

Hosmer, who represents state Senate District 7, has held several town hall meetings in the last two years to give an opportunity for the people of District 7 to come and hear from him on what has been happening in the Senate. Members of the public will also be able to share with Hosmer their thoughts on the issues important to them.

"Making sure I am available and responsive to the people of my district has been and remains one of my top priorities. I always welcome the opportunity to talk to constituents and am looking forward to a great discussion this Wednesday," said  Hosmer.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 09:53

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