Friends of meredith library holding book sale

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host a book sale at the Meredith Public Library on Thursday, May 14 from 2:30–8 p.m., Friday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Anyone wishing to purchase a new membership with the Friends will receive an attractive canvas book bag which can be filled with books free of charge. Memberships may be updated on any day of the event.

Book dealers are welcomed to the sale at all times. Should they wish to join the Friends, the yearly membership cost is $50 which is welcomed, but not required. Scanners are permitted at any time during the sale.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jean Dougan, Book Sale Chair, at 279-3059.

The mission of the Friends of the Meredith Library is to promote library involvement in the community and community involvement in the library. Funds are raised to support the library's children and adult programs; provide passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Castle in the Clouds, and various other museums; help fund guest speakers from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, among other activities.


LakeTones Jazz Ensemble will present a new family concert on April 22

MEREDITH — The LakeTones Jazz Ensemble and the New Horizons Concert Band will present a family concert on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meredith Community Center.

Under the direction of Mary Divers, the concert band is continuing a series of spring concerts and Band Exchanges entitled, "Music for Life." The musical selections cover a variety of genres, from Military Marches to Gershwin, to the theme music from "A Game of Thrones," and in celebration of the 50th anniversary, "Highlights from the Sound of Music", as well as many more.

Although the concert is free of charge, donations are greatly appreciated and will be split equally between the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department and the Band to offset expenses.

Fusion hosting 2nd Annual Non-Profit Fair today

LACONIA — Fusion will hold its Second Annual Non-Profit Fair at the historic Belknap Mill today from 3-6 p.m.

This year's fair is part of 'Stay Work Play Give', an event being held simultaneously with four other regional non-profit fairs throughout New Hampshire. Each event will showcase non-profit organizations and give attendees an opportunity to learn how to engage in their communities by volunteering. The non-profits will provide information about board and committee openings, fundraising events and other ways to volunteer or donate to the various causes supported by each organization.

The statewide events are supported by the NH Center for Nonprofits and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and food is being provided at all five locations by The Common Man.

The event is free and open to the public. Fusion does ask that attendees RSVP by reserving a ticket through Eventbrite. Links to register can be found at or through Fusion's Facebook page. Other fairs will be held in Manchester, Concord, Claremont and Windham from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is, "To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities." Additional information on the organization can be found on the website,

The purpose of Fusion NH is to develop future leaders, encourage civic involvement and contribute positively in the communities we serve. Fusion is located in Laconia (PO Box 6503, Laconia, NH 03247). For more information about what Fusion can do to support your business or organization, and how to get involved, contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Empty Bowls Dinner Friday at Sant Bani School

SANBORNTON —Sant Bani School in Sanbornton is hosting an Empty Bowls Dinner on Friday, April 24, with seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and live music at 6:15 p.m.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Guests are invited to Sant Bani for a meal of homemade soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation ($10/person; $20/family), guests enjoy a meal together, and then keep a hand-crafted bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All proceeds will be donated to two local nonprofit organizations, chosen by Sant Bani students, that are working to end hunger and food insecurity. Empty Bowls events have taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries to raise and donate many millions of dollars to hunger-fighting organizations.

Those who would like to attend the Empty Bowls Dinner on Friday, April 24, should RSVP by calling 934-4240.

Learn more about Sant Bani School at More information about Empty Bowls is available at