LACONIA — The New Hampshire Humane Society (NHHS) in partnership with VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, will spotlight a variety of cats, kittens, puppies and adult dogs available for adoption at their annual Summer Adopt a Thon, Saturday June 28 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Following what is usually an initiative for cats, the local shelter has included all pets for this event with the goal of adopting as many pets as possible during this one day adoption extravaganza.
Shelter spokesperson, Managing Director Marylee Gorham stated, "while we have always fully embraced this June pet adoption promotion, we waited until after the excitement of Bike Week this year to launch this initiative. Confidence is high that many creatures will find loving forever homes on June 28".
Adding to the festivities, Ben & Jerry's will be doling out four euphoric selections of their delectable dessert, including a newly launched flavor, the rather aptly named Turtle Cheesecake. Proceeds from Ice Cream sales will benefit the homeless animals awaiting placement at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.
Shelter partner, VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, located at 1266 Union Avenue, Laconia, across from the Macdonald's restaurant, happily gave the lower level of their facility to stage the adopt a thon. This full service veterinary hospital has thrown open their doors on the same day to host an Open House, featuring a meet and greet of veterinary staff, tours, face painting, raffles and a bake sale.
New this year, Petco will be present to talk about the services they provide at the newly opened store in the Home Goods plaza in Gilford.
Those wishing to adopt a new pet will be able to finalize adoptions the same day, provided all necessary paperwork is complete. Adopters will receive goodie bags to accompany their new pet home.
To learn more about the Adopt A thon check www.nhhumane or call 524-3252 for details. Information about the Open House can be accessed by calling VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital 524-8387 or check www.vcalakesregion.com
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:50
GILFORD — On Thursday, June 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Gilford Public Library will host the first in their "Destination Series" of summer presenters.
Destination India will feature recent High School graduate Sally Tinkham as she reflects on 3.5 weeks spent volunteering in India with a non-profit group. She will share her experiences through pictures and stories. This program is free and open to the public.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:44
CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. will host its 4th Annual New England Author Fair on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This year's family event will be bigger and better than ever, featuring authors Rebecca Rule, Andy Opel, Karel Hayes and Page Coulter, along with 16 more authors from NH, MA, VT and ME.
A humorist and author, Rebecca Rule collects and tells stories of New Hampshire and New England. Rule's collection includes Headin' for the Rhubarb, Live Free and Eat Pie and her newest addition, The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever, Rule's first book for children. Any Opel is the author of two popular Lake Winnipesaukee adventure books for children; The Weirs and The Witches, A Winnipesaukee Adventure. Watercolor artist, illustrator and author Karel Hayes is known for her popular picture book series that includes The Summer Visitors and The Winter Visitors. Hayes has authored/illustrated over 10 books. Local author Page Coulter will also introduce her new poetry collection, Squam Fever.
Bayswater will also welcome mystery novelists Chris Casko, KD Mason and Mark Okrant, along with fiction authors Steve Smith and Catherine Dougherty. NH interest authors Ron Guillmette, Jane Rice, Carol Lee Anderson, Marianne O'Connor, Kay Morgan and Brendan Smith will be on hand, along with authors Kurt Springs and Dan Szczesny. Adi Rule, Judie Yuill and Marcia Strykowski will round out the selection of authors with their children's and young adult books.
Bayswater owner Michelle Taft is excited about the growing number of authors attending this year's fair.
"The response over the past years has been so great that we have been able to grow each year. We started with five local children's authors and doubled in size during our second year. The feedback we received from customers and authors was that we should add some adult interest writers and books. With that in mind, a lot of time was spent during the quiet winter months reaching out to the writer and illustrator community to bring what we think will be a great summer event," said Taft.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:42
LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia is hosting Rosemary and the Snakestretchers on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Rosemary Casey has been consistently rocking the New England Music scene since 2009 with her high energy, rocking R&B Blues.
Carl "Jake The Snake" Jacobsen is no stranger to the New England Blues scene as the long time front man for Jake and the Snakestretchers. A master of the guitar and vocals, Jake joined forces with Casey in 2014 and brings to the band a great energy loved by all. His "laid back" commanding style is ever so entertaining.
Admission to the show is $12, Pitman's is a BYOB venue. An optional pre-show barbecue is available for $10 and will be served beginning at 6 p.m.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 09:37
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