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Meredith Garden Club Plans June Events

MEREDITH — The Community Garden Club of Meredith will meet at Moulton Farm on on Thursday, June 19 for a farm inspired luncheon and guided tour at noon.

After a brief business meeting, members and guests will enjoy a meal from the farm kitchen and bakery prepared by Chef Jonathan and the Moulton Farm staff. The menu will include grilled BBQ chicken, an assortment of deli sandwiches, garden salad, potato salad, beets au gratin and assorted pies and a seasonal fruit trifle and beverages. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Call 279-8828.

The Summer Raffle will kick off under the tent. A hand made barn board bird house created and designed by a local artisan will be showcased. Tickets will be available at all the garden club gatherings. Winning ticket will be drawn at the closing luncheon on Thursday, October 2.

Following the luncheon and social gathering there will be a guided tour of the farm, gardens, and greenhouses. Commentary will include information about what crops are currently being harvested, growing methods, crop rotation, fertilization methods, and what vegetables and fruits the Farm Stand will offer next. The tour will last about a half hour. During the tractor tour, members are encouraged to ask questions and bring home tips and techniques to use in their own home gardens.

The Community Garden Club of Meredith will hold the annual Summer Bake Sale on Saturday, June 28 in front of the newly relocated Aubuchon Hardware Store in the Meredith Bay Shops on Route #25 Meredith from 9 a.m. until sold out. The best baked goods in the Lakes Region will be available for purchase. Botanical Photo Note cards will also be available for sale. The proceeds from this sale will be used to fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in the fields of environmental study and horticulture.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:12

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Owl Brook Center Open House features Shooting, Archery

HOLDERNESS — Try your hand at shooting sports and more at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center's Open House on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free. Bring the whole family to enjoy hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping. Operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Owl Brook is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness.

At the Open House, you'll have a chance to hone your shotgun skills with Ruger pro staff – as visitors will be able to test their skills at breaking clay targets with Ruger shotguns! LHR Sporting Arms pro staff will be on hand, and you can give their new Redemption muzzleloader a try. There will be a BB gun range for the kids, and a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Youth and adults can try out the archery range, or bring your own equipment to try out the center's 3-D woodland archery course.

Also during the event, check out a tree stand safety seminar, retrieving dog demos, and various trapping demonstrations by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. You can also test your hunting knowledge on the Hunter Education Field Exam Trail, get basic map and compass instruction, and learn all about safe firearms handling.

While you're there, be sure to get in on a free raffle for a Ruger firearm. And top off the fun with free ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion and free cheese from Cabot Creamery.

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500 forested acres in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom building, a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range for small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, a hunter skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery course. Check out the trails, and get a peek inside the old-time trapper's cabin built on site by the N.H. Trappers Association.

Workshops, group programs and special events at Owl Brook help people start the lifelong journey of becoming safe and responsible hunters and trappers. The center offers classes and group activities for youth and adults related to the shooting sports, hunter education and orienteering.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:07

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Little Church Theater plans busy summer schedule

HOLDERNESS — Unique doesn't begin to describe the location and mission of The Little Church Theater on the shores of Squam Lake in Holderness.

The theater's home was originally the Sacred Heart Chapel, built at the end of the nineteenth century for summer worship. Church goers could catch a ride to church aboard a ferry run by the Asquam Transportation Company that went out of business shortly after the automobile was invented. The church was purchased in 2003 by George and Austine Howard who renovated the building, adding a stage and seating for 144 people. A cross still sits at the tip of the roof above the front door and stained glass windows filter the summer sunlight. The space inside, however, has been transformed by the creative energy and dramatic voices that echo down the aisles during summer performances.

The Little Church Theater celebrates its 11th season this summer with three months of performing and visual arts, all open to the public. Art shows, youth acting workshops, original plays, a green fashion show and more are on the 2014 schedule:

June 4, 4 - 6 pm: Annual High School Art Show with Silent Auction. Exhibit of students' work from Holderness, Plymouth, New Hampton and Interlakes High Schools.

June 24 & 25, 7 pm; Women at the Well by Grace Bauer, Adapted for the stage by Sharon Rae Paquette

July 7 - July 18, 9 am - 2 pm, Young @ Art Performance Workshops for Middle & High School Students Production on Friday, July 18

Thursday, July 24, 7:30 pm, Project Greenway, Inspired by the TV show, Project Runway, this is the 5th Annual LCT battle of the green designers.

July 31, August 1 & 2, 8 pm, Picasso at the Lapine Agile., By Steve Martin; Directed by Sharon Rae Paquette

August 21, 22, 23, 8 p.m., Goldfish Girl, Finding Love in a Fishbowl, an original play by Monique Devine

August 30, 8:00 pm, Cabaret!, directed by Christine Chaisson

For event updates and ticket information, visit www.littlechurchtheater.com or call 968-2250.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:03

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GMP Invites Merchants to Participate in Drop Anchor Promo

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program Promotions Committee is planning a "Drop Anchor in Meredith" event on July 26 in conjunction with the Annual Antique and Wooden Boat Show which attracts many visitors and residents to Meredith.

A Drop Anchor Map and Events Guide is planned and Meredith businesses are invited to participate and promote an event, sale or discount coupon in the guide which will be distributed at various locations throughout the community. It will also be advertised on radio and by print advertising as well as Facebook , the GMP website and signage promotion. There is a $15 contribution to help defray printing costs. Deadline to participate in the Guide is June 6.

The GMP Promotions Committee will also hold a "Landlubber's Lot Dance" at the Community Park on Main Street that evening from 6-9 p.m.

The Drop Anchor Events Guide registration form can be found on the GMP website: www.greatermeredithprogram.com . For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-9015.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:59

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