071813 Rain Barrels Painted by Laconia Students on Display and for Raffle at the Lakeside Living Expo (278 w/ 3 col. Rain Barrels)
GILFORD — Visit the New Hampshire Lakes Association tent at the Lakeside Living Expo at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford on Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21, and view brightly colored rain barrels painted by Laconia Middle School students with lake, river, and ocean conservation themes.
Visitors will not only have an opportunity to appreciate the artistic work of the students, they will have a chance to take barrels home as they will be raffled off during the three-day event. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase their own unpainted barrels.
This past spring, through the "Protecting Belknap County Waters Through Rain Barrels and Public Art" program, Laconia Middle School students learned about water conservation in their Life Sciences class and painted rain barrels with water scenes in their Integrated Arts class. The program was coordinated by the New Hampshire Lakes Association (NH LAKES) and funded by the NH State Council on the Arts.
A rain barrel is a container – typically a 55 gallon barrel retrofitted with plumbing fixtures – that collects and stores rainwater from downspouts and rooftops, to be re-used for activities like watering gardens, rinsing walkways and driveways, and washing cars. By collecting, storing, and reusing rainwater, rain barrels help conserve water supplies and reduce the amount of runoff water that flows across the landscape and picks up pollutants on its way into our lakes and rivers.
Order forms to purchase undecorated rain barrels will be available at the Lakeside Living Expo. Rain barrels can also be purchased online at www.nhlakes.wix.com/rainbarrelprogram or by calling NH LAKES at (603) 226-0299. For more information about the Lakeside Living Expo, visit www.lakesidelivingexpo.com.
Rain barrels painted by Laconia Middle School students. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 08:18
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Rotarians and their friends are joining the Plymouth 250th celebration by hosting a Reunion Night at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, on Friday, July 19 beginning at 7 p.m.!
All class years are welcome with representation from Plymouth High School, Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth State University, and all former variations thereof (Plymouth Normal School, Plymouth Teachers College, Plymouth State College). Rotarians expect to greet church groups, clubs, service organizations, sports teams, and family and friends as they share memories, old photographs, and stories of days gone by. Order food and drink from the Foster's menu and then sit back and enjoy the "Good Ol' Days" with a slide show offered by the Plymouth Historical Society.
There is no admission charge for the Reunion Party, as is the case for all Plymouth 250th events.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 08:12
WOLFEBORO — A Summer Arts & Crafts Festival to be held at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro on July19-21 will feature over 80 exhibitors displaying an array of American made items, including glass art, quilts & quilted table decor, fine jewelry, gourmet foods, New England photography, cedar furniture, Ben's NH maple syrups, watercolors & acrylic paintings and floral arrangements
Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and free parking.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 08:08
LACONIA — The Gallery Space will host an opening reception of photographer, Joanna DeCesare on Thursday, July 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. at 23 Canal Street in Downtown Laconia.
This event is an example of Downtown businesses coordinating with the Laconia Main Street Marketplace located just around the corner from this "meet the photographer" opening. The Gallery Space spotlights local talent through out the year and this exhibition will continue through mid-August.
DeCesare said, "I am forever searching for that "once in a lifetime" photo and I've found photography a very interesting journey. I find myself up and out the door before dawn looking for that incredible sunrise on some days, and standing in the middle of nowhere shooting the moon on another."
Her creative eye and her uplifting attitude toward life can be understood when she added, "I've been chasing eagles, hawks and owls, or photographing a single drop of water into a bowl to capture that one ripple. Weddings, children, or a sand pebble at the beach, are more subjects that I love."
DeCesare is a Laconia resident, member of the Lakes Region Camera Club and owner of the Hair Factory in Gilford.
Photographer Joanna DeCesare, is hosting an opening reception for her first solo exhibition at the Gallery Space on Thursday, July 18 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 08:06
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