MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its 73rd Annual Show and Sale at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith from Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, August 4.
Show hours will be Saturday, July 27, from 12 to 6; Sunday, July 28, through Tuesday, July 30, from 10 to 6; Wednesday, July 31, through Saturday, August 1, from 10 to 8; and Sunday, August 4, from 10 to 2. The public is invited to the Show Awards Reception on Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 5 pm.
There is no admission charge.
The show is judged and awards will be based on the judges' decisions. Among the categories that the judges will consider for awards will be oil painting, acrylic painting, printmaking, watercolor, drawing, pastel and sculpture.
In addition to the general entries on display, there will be a raffle of an original watercolor and a selection of small framed pieces for sale at a nominal prices.
Marcia Haughey, a Laconia resident, has generously donated a framed original watercolor, "Impatiens" for the show's raffle. She is an award-winning painter who displays her work in New Hampshire and Florida galleries.
"Impatiens" a watercolor by Marcia Haughey (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:19
GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is holding a summer Bag Sale which will run until Saturday, August 3.
Buy one bag for $8 or get two bags for $15. As usual it includes everything in the shop, all clothing, footwear and accessories. Everything from infants to adults is included in the Bag Sale and it also includes all gowns as well.
The GCC Food Pantry has begun collecting school supplies for the "Back to School" program. Some suggested items are: pencils, 1" binders w/ clear front insert, 3" binders w/clear front insert, notebook filler paper, notebook dividers, pens, highlighters, erasers, washable markers, rulers, pocket folders w/3 holes, and backpacks. All items can be dropped off at the pantry during business hours and need to be in by August 17.
We are always looking for more volunteers at the GCC Food Pantry & Thrift Shop. Those who would like to help out can stop by the shop or call Jane Sisti at 364-7437.
Food donations can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School or the Year Round Library or brought to the pantry during business hours. Checks can be mailed to us at PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.
Hours are Monday, 1–5 p.m., Wednesday 3–7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:16
BRIDGEWATER — An Antique and Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, August 3, on Newfound Lake from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit the New Hampshire Wind Watch program. Rain date is the following day, August 4. Following the show, there are plans for a parade of these amazing automobiles around the lake.
The show will be held at 305 Whittemore Point Road North, and will be well marked. Car entry fee is $10 for early birds and $15 at the gate. Spectator and parking fee is $5 per carload. Lots of family fun is planned, including food, photos, a lovely lawn setting around a pond and many, many unusual cars to be admired.
NewHampshire Wind Watch is comprised of a large group of individuals who are deeply concerned about the impact of wind turbines on the surrounding areas. A number of turbines are scheduled to be built along ridge lines in Alexandria and Bristol, as well as Hebron, Danbury, Plymouth, Bridgewater, as well as other nearby communities – all part of the Newfound and Baker River watersheds– despite the objection of communities involved.
Applications and information for the Antique and Classic Car Show are available by calling 744-3632 or 744-9200, or at Auto Trends, 215 Lake Street, Bristol. Cars should arrive by 9 a.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:05
HOLDERNESS — The Holderness Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee has begun the process of updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by Selectmen; the Town Administrator; the Police, Fire, and Highway Departments; the Town Library, and the Planning Board is reviewing the natural and manmade hazards that put Holderness at risk.
They will update recommendations aimed at mitigating hazards and protecting the safety and well being of town residents. The committee will have its next meeting on July 31 at the Holderness Public Safety Building, starting at 1:30 p.m. Residents of Holderness and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.
Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Holderness will be determined as a result of this process; in the last plan this included flooding, ice jams, high winds and lightning, motor vehicle accidents involving hazardous materials, ice storms, and wildfire.
For more information, call Walter Johnson, Holderness Emergency Management Director at 968-2145 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:03
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