Party like a gatsby, party at the lake


 MEREDITH — From jazz-filled frolics to fashionable flappers,  the Lakes Region Tourism Association's Great Gatsby Party at the Lake, presented by Preferred Vacation Rentala, is bound to bring guests back to the Roaring Twenties.

The Great Gatsby Party at the Lake will take place on Friday, April 10 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Church Landing in Meredith.

Just 225 tickets will be sold. A single $100 ticket admits two adults and includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, raffles and live entertainment. One lucky winner will leave feeling a little bit like a Buchanan after winning the $10,000 grand prize.

Organized by a group of dedicated volunteers, the annual sweepstakes will raise funds for the Lakes Region Tourism Association: a nonprofit organization formed to promote the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

This event is being sponsored by Mills Falls at the Lake, The Common Man, Bank of New Hampshire, Steele Hill Resorts, LTD Company, Amoskeag Beverages, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, The Lawson Group, New Hampshire Employers Insurance Company, Performance Business Solutions, Lakehouse at Church Landing, The Boston Globe, Lakes Region Community College, Steven E. Geer CPA and Tylergraphics.

Lakes Region Churches second annual easterfest saturday in belmont (157)

BELMONT — In a collaborative effort among Lakes Region Churches (LRC), Belmont Baptist Church, Lochmere Baptist Church, Grace Capital Church, Laconia Campus, and Hope Community Chapel of Franklin will help celebrate the fun and meaning of Easter by hosting the second annual EasterFest. Beginning at 11 am at the Belmont High School April 4th, the event will run until 2 pm.

The EasterFest will provide area children and their families a free day of fun and excitement. The plan is to hold the largest Easter Egg hunt in the state, with over 15,000 eggs available to find. There will also be a bouncy house and climbing wall for the children to enjoy free of charge. Door prizes will also be awarded

Along with our Easter Eggs free hot dogs, and drinks will be provided to everyone in attendance. It is estimated  that 250 children and their families will be in attendance.

Many local business have come together in support of the event.


Belmont High PTO to host Mom Prom

BELMONT -- The Belmont High School PTO is organizing its second Mom Prom which will be held Saturday, April 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the school gymnasium.

Organizers report that last year's first Mom Prom was so popular they are working to make sure that this year's event is bigger and better.

The evening will feature refreshments, bright decorations, and upbeat music for an inexpensive night of dancing and socializing all for just $20 per ticket purchased in advance or $25 at the door.

Prom goers can choose to dress up or wear something casual.

Proceeds from our event will assist us in offering programs and funding initiatives for BHS faculty, students, parents and the general public.

Included in the ticket price is the opportunity to sample treats on the dessert table. There will also be a Candy Bar, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Door prizes will be awarded.

Tickets for $20 are available in advance via our email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Gretta Olson-Wilder at 524-2782.

Owl Brook Teacher Workshop held on May 9

HOLDERNESS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be holding a four-hour workshop for educators and care providers of young children at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on May 9. The workshop is titled Growing Up WILD, sponsored by the N.H. Fish and Game, and Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood.

The supplementary education program for young learners is designed to connect children ages three to seven with nature and the outdoors. The program supports educators and care providers by engaging young children in activities that encourage exploration of the natural world. Written by educators and wildlife professionals, and reviewed by experts in early childhood education, the activity guides provide an early foundation for developing active, healthy children who enjoy nature and are prepared to enter school with necessary learning skills.

To register or to learn more about this and other upcoming workshops, visit the N.H. Project Learning Tree's website at or contact Mary Goodyear at N.H. Fish and Game at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 271-6649.