GILMANTON — The 115th Gilmanton Old Home Day is scheduled for Saturday August 10 on the grounds of the Smith Meeting House. There will be an official opening at 10 a.m. by the American Legion Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Post 102 and the festivities continue until 3 p.m.
Activities include an arts and crafts fair, art show, children's games and animals in addition to informational booths of local organizations. This year there will be the first annual Tug-O-War. There will be two divisions - adults 18 years and older and children 12 years to 17 years.
There will be an antique auto show and parade, contact Dick Burchell (364-2668) or Dave Russell (364-7449) if you wish to participate.
After cooking for eleven hours, the famous bean hole beans will be served with all the fixings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Parker Hill Road Band and there will be a demonstration of prize oxen by Kathy Salanitro owner of Ox-K Farm Discovery Center. Old Home Day t-shirts will be available for $15.
The proceeds from Old Home Day go towards the restoration of the five buildings on the grounds of the Smith Meeting House, which is located on Meeting House Road off Route 140 and approximately 3.5 miles east of Route 107 in Gilmanton. Restoration work has begun on the School House building, and two monuments between the church and the school were moved back to provide a larger space for tents and festivities.
For 115 years the Smith Meeting House and the Gilmanton Old Home Day Association have hosted Old Home Day activities. In 1899, then New Hampshire Governor Frank W. Rollins declared the nations first statewide "Old Home Week" in an effort to lure back native sons who had traveled west after the Civil War. He asked the various towns to establish a day of prayer and a week of celebration to showcase all the wonderful traditions of the state.
For more information go to www.gilmantonnh.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 07:26
LACONIA — Historic Gardens is the topic of the the Monday, July 29 walk, in the Walks and Talks series at Castle in the Clouds and will feature the gardens of Lucknow. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon.
Michael Desplaines, Executive Director of the Castle in the Clouds operation, will lead attendees to the well known, and less well known corners of the Lucknow property and talk about the place of gardens and landscape plantings in the early 20th century and of the Gardens at Lucknow in particular.
Walks and Talks are so popular that reservations are a must and participation is limited. There is a $5, free for Friends of the Castle. Call 476-5900 x 500 to make reservations and for any special directions. Walks and Talks is sponsored by Mill Falls at the Lake.
The current Carriage House Art Gallery exhibit, "Impressions of New Hampshire, the Summits to the Shoals," assembled by New Hampshire Fine Art, features 37 stunning paintings of New Hampshire from the seacoast to the mountains. The classic 19th century paintings from the White Mountain, Hudson River and Boston Schools of paintings, are paired with contemporary New England views by nationally recognized painters.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of these paintings will go to the restoration fund at Castle in the Clouds. This Carriage House Art Gallery show will run until August 22 and is sponsored by Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA and Tanger Outlets.
Castle in the Clouds, an historic house museum off Route 171 (455 Old Mountain Road), Moultonborough, is open every day through October 27. The main gate is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buildings close at 5:30 p.m. and grounds at 6 p.m., except for special events and programs. Visit the web site (www.castleintheclouds.org) or call 476-5900 x500 for directions, information on admissions and on the Friends of the Castle membership, giving discounts on some special events.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 07:24
LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a lecture, "Water Ski Racing", featuring Jere Vincent on July 27 11 a.m.
This lecture is free for members and for non members there will be a $5 fee. Call 366-5950 to RSVP. The museum is located on Route 3 in Laconia, next to Funspot.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 07:21
TILTON — The Victorian-era Black Swan Inn is sponsoring a number of activities, free and open to the public, during Vegan Vacation Weekend July 26-28.
One of the most notable events is a healing meditation of crystal singing bowls taking place on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10-11 a.m. Facilitators Lisa Nuttall and Nina Vecchi, hold certificates in Sound Healing Therapies and Vecchi is also certified in Reiki, Acoutinics, and Shamballa Energy Healing. Vecchi's husband, Mike Vecchi, will lead free Hatha yoga classes.
Mike Vecchi will offer Hatha Yoga classes, free and open to the public, on Saturday and Sunday mornings (July 27 and 28) from 9-10 a.m.
Other activities during the weekend include a vegan potluck/BBQ on Friday evening from 5-7:30 p.m., demonstrations on Saturday afternoon on How to Make Healthy Smoothies for Kids (noon-1 p.m.), and How to Make Sprouts (1:00-1:30).
A demo on How to Make Kale Chips is scheduled for Sunday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. followed by another vegan potluck and picnic from 4-6 pm. For the vegan (no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey) potlucks, bring a dish to serve 6-8 people, serving utensils, and a card that lists the ingredients.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 07:14
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