MEREDITH —The Friends of the Meredith Library will host the second annual Book It! 5k, Bookworm and Inchworm races on Saturday, August 31 at Community Park on Main Street.
Runners and walkers can register online at meredithlibrary.org/bookit.html or at active.com.
This is a morning for the entire family with prizes, food and entertainment. Groups of five or more can compete in a team challenge.
Fitness Edge, Chippers Inc., Metrocast, Overhead Door Options and Dead River Company are the first sponsors this year. Additional sponsors are welcome.
Funds raised support library programs and activities, including summer reading, New Hampshire Humanities Council speakers and Genealogy Cub. The Friends also provide library patrons with passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Castle in the Clouds and various museums.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 07:35
TILTON — Have you ever tried a barbecued burger...without the meat? Or potato salad made with a "mayonnaise" that's egg and dairy-free? How about "ice cream" without the cream?
It's hard to imagine, isn't it? But these are only some of the animal-free foods that will be offered at the vegan potluck/BBQ at the Black Swan Inn on Friday, July 26 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, attendees are asked to bring a vegan (no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey) dish that serves 6-8 people. And if the thought of making a vegan dish seems too daunting, one can always bring a salad, juice, fruit ice/sorbet, or other plant-based food from the supermarket.
"We're receiving donations of veggie burgers, vegan 'seafood' and even vegan marshmallows from companies that want the public to sample their products," said organizer Louisa Dell'Amico. "In addition, Café Indigo, a Concord-based vegan café, is donating their award-winning carrot cake."
Several other weekend activities that are free and open to the public include demonstrations on How to Make Healthy Smoothies for Kids, and How to Make Sprouts on Saturday afternoon; hatha yoga classes and crystal singing bowls healing meditations on both Saturday and Sunday mornings; a silent auction (to benefit VINE farm animal sanctuary) with mostly veggie or animal-themed items as well as a gift basket from Bath & Body Works (which does not test their products on animals); and a demo on Sunday afternoon on How to Make Kale Chips. Plus, science-based DVDs on food and nutrition will be running throughout the weekend.
Dr. Dann and the Off Mission Blues Band will be playing on Friday night also as a VINE fundraiser for a $5 admission fee. A few other activities with a fee attached are: a Vegan Victorian Tea on Saturday afternoon, a pizza party cooking class/sampling Saturday night, and a brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Reservations are required for all activities (even the free ones!). For a complete schedule of events, go to www.blackswaninn.net or call Louisa at 729-0248.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 07:31
Gilford Old Home Day Art Contest winners. The Bank of New Hampshire sponsors the contest annually and winners were awarded Visa Gift Cards ($100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25.00 for third place). Artwork from the top three finishers may be used on Old Home Day t-shirts and/or program booklet. Shown in the photo from left to right are: Elaine Miller- Vice President/Market Manager-Lakes Region for Bank of NH, Mindy Coppola- Service Representative for Bank of NH, Herb Greene – Gilford Parks and Recreation Director (holding 2nd place art work), Koko Clarke-1st Place and Jeremie Wilson – 3rd Place. Unable to make the photo was Olivia Gunnell – 2nd Place. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 07:16
LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation "American Police Motorcycle Museum", featuring Doug Frederick on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Frederick will give a power point presentation on the history of the museum, located on Rte. 3 in Meredith, which will include a tribute to the early motorcycle police officer and to the first female motorcycle police officer.
This lecture is free for current LWHS Museum members and $5 per person for non members. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 366-5950 for this event. The Winni museum is located on Route 3 Weirs Beach, next to Funspot.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 07:10
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