Gilford parks & rec offers golf programs at bolduc park

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of golf programs at Bolduc Park through the spring for children and adults. Youth and Adult Lessons are available at Bolduc Park in two, three-class sessions during the evening this May and June.

The session dates for youth lessons for ages 6 and up are; May 12, 19 & 26, and June 9, 16 & 23. The session dates for adults are; May 14, 21 & 28, and June 11, 18 & 25. Both sessions have an option of a 5:30-6:30 p.m. or a 6:30-7:30 p.m. time slot. A Junior Golf League will also be available for youth players with experience every Wednesday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. starting June 24 and running through August 26.

Cost: Youth Lessons - $50.
Adult Lessons - $70.
Junior Golf League - $5.

All programs have limited availability and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Danbury grange holding second fundraiser for fire victim

DANBURY — Blazing Star Grange of Danbury will hold their 2nd fundraiser for Dean Martin who lost his wife and home in a fire in February. The Grange's homemade chicken pie supper will be held on Saturday,  April 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Grange hall, 15 North Road in Danbury. Along with the pie, there will be rolls, cole slaw, dessert and drinks all for the price of $9 for adults and $4 for kids. Made from scratch, the chicken pie menu has been so well received that the grange now holds a chicken pie supper twice a year.

Leftover items from the yard sale held for Martin on March 28 will be available by donation during the supper.

The Grange, active in Danbury since 1875, is noted for community service as well as having a historic hall housing a set of stage curtains painted by Edgar Foster of Manchester. For information, contact Donna at 768-5579.

Arts council plans Tablescapes fundraiser

WOLFBORO — The Governor Wentworth Arts Council is pleased to announce the spring arts fun'raiser Tablescapes "Creative Settings", a community-wide event. Tablescapes is a chance for local Wolfeboro area businesses, organizations and artists to create a table-top setting that is imaginative, playful, out-of-the-box wonderous and fun. The goal is to raise funds to bring arts programming to schools and libraries and promote the arts in the community.

A diverse group of table top displays from formal settings to artistic sculptural works will be available for the public to view. Come and tour the event on any one of the following dates: Friday April 17, Saturday April 18, or Sunday April 19, from 10 am to 3 pm, downstairs at the Wolfeboro Inn ballroom, 90 North Main St. Look for the signage. Admission is $5, children must be accompanied by an adult, and those under age 8 are admitted free.
As an added bonus, watch as local area artists create works of art, live, during the touring event. Some of the artist's works may be for sale as well...

Friday - April 17
10 am to 1 pm - Becky Bense / watercolorist
1 pm to 3 pm - Peter Ferber / watercolor & cut paper collage

Saturday - April 18
10 am to 1 pm - Judi Lemaire / Batik egg decorating
1 pm to 3 pm - Robin Cornwell / fiber art & natural stamp printing

Sunday - April 19
10 am to 1 pm - Mary Connolly / bead art & jewelry maker
1 pm to 3 pm - Brian Stockman / wood carving

Sponsors for this event are; Meredith Village Savings Bank, Metrocast Cablevision, Points North Financial Services, Paul Zimmerman, and Preferred Vacation Rentals, special thanks to the Wolfeboro Inn our host location.

For more details contact event chair, Jeannette D'Onofrio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603.569.0078 or visit

Boys & Girls club of lakes region to host free kids' activities, open house

LACONIA — The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region will hold an open house on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am to 2 pm at their new lubhouse at 876 Main Street in Laconia. There will be arts and crafts activities, face-painting, gym games and free pizza and ice-cream for kids who attend. This event is appropriate for children in grades K-8.

For questions, contact Mariah Hoffmann at 527-0198.