MEREDITH — One of the Meredith Altrusa Club's many goals is community service; helping neighbors in need when they hear of a worthy cause. This year they became aware of such a need in far off, poverty stricken Zimbabwe and immediately began their effort to help these foreign neighbors in need.
Throughout the winter months members of Meredith Altrusa have been gathering items to be boxed and shipped by container to Zimbabwe. Originally, the focus was to collect school supplies.
Connie Littlefield, who is coordinating the shipment, said, "When I have visited, there are little to no materials and teachers have to be very creative, drawing in the dirt, using the good old fashioned chalkboard with very limited chalk, etc. It is very common to have 45 to 50 children in a class, including 1st grade. I can't express how appreciative the Zim teachers are when they receive colorful and appealing books, teaching supplies, etc."
Therefore, as the Altrusa members heard of the additional needs of the people of Zimbabwe, the search for items expanded to office supplies, food, clothing, tools, and first aid materials. At Altrusa's April business meeting club members packed more than 27 boxes of various supplies to be included in the container which will be shipped in early June.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 06:50
MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is pleased to host its fourth annual "Signature of Excellence" lecture series featuring juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen.
The first lecture of this series is Upcycled Glass by Nanda Soderberg on Monday, June 16 from 7-8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Chase House in Meredith.
Nanda's work is unique in the fact that it is upcycled, found, and repurposed from wine and beer bottles. Nanda uses his glassblowing experience and techniques to make these bottles into beautiful goblets and bowls amongst other things.
Nanda is driven by the idea of taking a found glass object, something that may have had a single use or is heading to a landfill, and transforming into something that can be used indefinitely. He began his experimentation and research with found glass in graduate school and realized that he was heading in a direction that not many glassworkers have gone before. Currently Nanda works in his studio in a mill building in Manchester reconfiguring found glass objects through traditional hot and cold glassworking process.
During the month of September Nanda will also be the Featured Artist of the Month at the Fine Craft Gallery in Meredith. He will have a center display focused around his work where customers can purchase one of these unique crafts.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 06:39
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network are pleased to sponsor the Third Annual Barnstead Open Farm Day, which will be held on Saturday, July 26. This is a self-guided tour that will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free maps will be available at participating farms.
This year the event will feature 10 unique farms. These farms include The Local Butcher, Good Stuff Farm, Five Acre Farm, Sticks and Stones Farm, Frenette Farm, Granite State Alpaca Farm, Mountain View Farm, Duane Family Farm, Tiz a Minature Horse Farm, and Veggies Galore and More. Various animals will be available for viewing at the farms, including Alpacas and Miniature Horses. Farms will also be conducting tours and demonstrations, and will have various products and produce for sale.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin Donovan 269-5591 or Don Walker 435-0277.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:12
MOULTONBOROUGH — State Rep. Glenn Cordelli will be reporting on developments at the state Legislature at the next meeting of the Lakes Region Tea Party, scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in the Moultonborough Public Library.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity for members of the audience to air concerns or specific problems they might be experiencing with local, state or national issues.
A video about the U.S. Constitution will also be shown.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 06:33
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