MEREDITH — On Thursday, October 24, the 4th annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held in the Inter-Lakes High School cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
I-LHS National Honor Society and students from Mrs. Sangudolce's Art Club and art classes will work together to sponsor the evening event which is meant to heighten the local communities awareness of hunger and hunger related issues around the world.
Area restaurants will supply a simple dish that feeds those who attend. Any donation is accepted (suggested $10) and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to hunger agencies. Participants are asked to take their student made bowl home as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger – and those who did something to help.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:28
LACONIA — The Laconia Historical & Museum Society's October program on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m.at the Laconia Public Library will feature a Bob Manley and Gordon Dubois with a slide presentation on Winter Hiking.
In 2004 Manley and DuBois summited New Hampshire's 48 4,000 foot mountains in winter. Following this accomplishment, they continued to climb other peaks in New England during the winter season and at the end of this year hope to have climbed New England's 100 highest in winter.
Over the years, Manley has collected a large number of photos from these winter hike exploits. In addition to their passion for winter hiking, Bob is an accomplished professional photographer and Gordon loves long distance hiking, having hiked the Appalachian, Coos, Long, IAT and John Muir Trails.
Bob and Gordon will present a slide show and share their stores about winter hiking in New England. Stunning photographs will be used to provide an appreciation for this feat from a perspective that few have experienced. They will also provide information on the basics of winter hiking: trip planning, clothing, equipment, food, hiking with your dog and multi-day hikes. The program will also include a special emphasis on hiker safety and the use of map and compass, cell phones and GPS.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:25
MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library is happy to host Carol Lee Anderson as she presents her newest book The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip'' on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Cartoonist Bob Montana was made famous with his Archie comic strip and resided in Meredith for many years with his wife and children.
"I saw a strip that had Gunstock in it and I asked myself how many times he did this," said Anderson. "I started looking at the old 'Archie' comics and we found a lot of Lakes Region references. Many times he would include people from Meredith and surrounding towns."
Anderson decided to focus on this aspect of Montana's life for her book. Learn more about Bob Montana's life in Meredith and what influence Meredith had on his work. Light refreshments will be served and Carol will be selling and signing copies of her book.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:13
MOULTONBOROUGH — On Monday, October 21, join the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) for a fall hike along the Brook Walk, a historic and scenic trail within LRCT's Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area.
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust has conserved over 22,000 acres in the Lakes Region in over 120 properties since its founding in 1979. The Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area in Moultonborough and Tuftonboro, totaling over 5,000 conserved acres, is the largest property owned by LRCT. The 30 miles of trails spread throughout this conservation area are maintained by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of LRCT volunteers.
During this guided excursion, participants will hike beside impressive gorges, following the course of Shannon Brook as it flows over rapids and seven spectacular cascades. LRCT's knowledgeable guides will share some of the interesting history of the Brook Walk, including when and why it was first established by B.F. Shaw long ago and some of the poems of the great poets who were inspired by it. Historic photos and postcard images will also be shared with participants along the way.
This easy-moderate 2 mile hike will follow the Brook Walk to the Shannon Brook Trail, looping back to Shannon Pond. The total elevation gain during the hike will be 300 feet. Participants will be asked to arrive at 9:45 a.m. with a 10 a.m. hike start time. The trip will return at approximately 11:30 a.m.
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) offers guided excursions ― hiking, paddling, and snowshoeing trips ― year-round on and to conserved properties throughout the Lakes Region. All LRCT guided excursions are free to all. For more information about guided excursions or the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, visit www.lrct.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:08
- Hoots and Howls at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
- Sanbornton Roadside Cleanup today
- Job Fair at Steeplegate Mall in Concord Wednesday
- Les Miserables on Stage at Plymouth State University
- Brewster Curvey Scholars meet with benefactors
- Italian Night Dinner at St. Joseph Church, Belmont, Saturday, October 19