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Trail blazer to speak at the Rey Center on August 29

WATERVILLE VALLEY -- The Rey Center Summer lecture series, entitled "Trails and Tales from the Wilderness," continues with True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans Adirondack Route by Erik Schlimmer on Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m.

Schlimmer, who founded the Trans Adirondack Route, will be highlighting 100 of his best images from more than 20 years of Adirondack exploration. "True Wilderness" is a four-season showcase of the Lower Forty-Eight's largest forest preserve. Intertwined with the stunning images is a narration of Adirondack history, ecology, exploration, and preservation.
Schlimmer is an accomplished outdoor adventurer as well as a popular public speaker. He was the fourth and youngest person to ever hike all 770 peaks above 3,000 feet in the Northeast. He was the first person to mountain bike the entire 2,250-mile U.S.-Mexico border. He's hiked more than 10,000 miles, camped more than 1,000 nights, and climbed nearly 1,600 mountains.

Schlimmer's talk will take place in the Margaret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. It is part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series sponsored by Wayne and Barbara Thornbrough. The lecture is free for Rey Center members and $5 for non-members.

For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:32

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Summer kick-off party for Friends of Belmont Football on Sunday

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football will host a Summer Kick-off Party at The Top of The Town Restaurant in Belmont on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue chicken with various salads will be served. There will also be live entertainment, dancing, cash bar, a game of flag football and a 50/50 raffle.

Those attending will be asked to make a $10 donation. The proceeds will benefit FOBF and help pay for players' football program. Tickets are available at the event as well as from Top of The Town on Friday night, and also from FOBF members.

Check out Friends of Belmont Football on Facebook.

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Belmont artist to be featured at Art Association meeting

The Lakes Region Art Association holds its up-coming meeting on Monday, August 18, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Belmont artist, Polly Berlin will demonstrate painting techniques with Alcohol Ink on Yupo. Yupo is a synthetic paper that is 100% waterproof which makes it a perfect base for ink. Artists can create amazing compositions and designs with this medium. Alcohol Ink has vivid colors and is perfect for abstract paintings.

Berlin is an award winning multi-media artist and teacher who works from her studios in Belmont and Dunedin, Florida. For additional information about the meeting contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702. 

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Once Around Winni Cycle event to benefit Lakes Region Disabled Sports

LACONIA — The inaugural "Once Around the Winni'' bicycle event to benefit Lakes Region Disabled Sports will start from the Paradise Beach Club on Saturday, August 23 following a 7 a.m. check in.

There will be free parking for participants at the Weirs traffic circle lot  and there will be sag stops offering hydration and nourishment along the picturesque clockwise ride around Lake Winnipesaukee.

There will be a $75 entry fee and the event is limited to 100 cyclists.

After cycle festivities include a celebration at the Paradise Beach Club patio and Tiki Bar and a barbecue on the PBC Patio.

Participants will receive event T-shirts and automatic raffle entry. For more information or to register visit Lakes Region Disabled Sports on Facebook.



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