ALTON BAY — Gordon MacDonald will be speaking at the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center Sunday, September 1 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Dr. MacDonald is a renowned speaker, teacher, and author of more than a dozen books. MacDonald is also the former pastor of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts.
In addition to MacDonald as guest speaker, the Labor Day weekend brings The Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The group was formed in 1934 and has the distinction of being the best-known name in Gospel Music history. The group will perform on Saturday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
The Lakes Region, through the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, continues to offer high quality performances and speakers in their Tabernacle. All are welcome to visit. For directions, summer brochure, and additional information, visit www.altonbay.org or call 875-6161.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:56
NORTHFIELD — The end of this year celebration for the Children's Summer Reading Program "Dig Into Reading" took place on August 24.
Of the 91 kids who participated in the program throughout the summer, thirty-three attended the final party where parents and kids snacked on muffins, grapes and punch. The kids then picked their final treasures from the prize bin, choosing one item for every five books read.
A total of 1532 books were devoured by budding bibliophiles and special recognition and awards went out to the top five readers: Bruce Archibald, brother and sister Becca and Ethan Turgeon, and sisters Harper and Nora Hartshorn. All the children received certificates from Pizza Hut for a personal pan pizza, and all children who pick up their list of books read and present it to Dipsy-Doodle will receive a free ice-cream.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:54
WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center presents the third lecture of their summer lecture series entitled "Lost in the Great North Woods" on Friday August 30, at 8 p.m.
Kim Nilsen, founder of the Coos Trail, shares reasons "why one shouldn't build a long distance trail in the middle of nowhere" and other humorous stories.
(An excerpt from Boston Globe article, October 2011 "The Path Less Traveled) In 1978, a young newspaper reporter in northernmost New Hampshire wrote an editorial calling for the creation of a grand hiking trail spanning the length of Coos County, from the White Mountains in the south to the Canadian border. The young man, Kim Nilsen, dreamed of opening this remote part of New England, dense with natural wonders but scant on people, to new eyes.
His plan was bold. It was sweeping. And it elicited absolutely no response. So he set out to build it himself. Two weeks ago (2011), under a misty fall sky just a few miles from the Quebec border, Nilsen, now 63, finished his 162-mile trail. It had only taken 33 years.
As the last maple sapling was cut, Nilsen produced a bottle of champagne and addressed the small group of volunteers who had come out to help clear the final mile of what he has named the Cohos Trail.
"This is cheap champagne for a cheap organization,'' Nilsen said with a big smile as a blast of bubbly splattered onto the autumn leaves around him.
And with that, his "ridiculous, foolish'' idea had finally come to fruition, though it is much more than a personal accomplishment. The Cohos Trail is the largest trail system to be built in the northeast in generations, and it becomes the third long-distance trail in New England, alongside the Appalachian Trail and Vermont's Long Trail.
The Rey Center Friday Night Lecture Series is held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for non-members.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:42
MEREDITH — The featured exhibit at the NH League of Craftsmen's Gallery Shop for the month of September is a celebration of harvest time "Gathering Together," a collection of basketry by local artists
Basket weaving is one of the oldest art forms known to man. The variety of weaves and materials used worldwide make for thousands of different types and styles. It has been said that baskets are a direct reflection of the diverseness found within the global population. Each individual weaver creates their own masterpieces with varying weaves, materials, colors, and patterns. Baskets are both purposeful and creations of artistic expression.
The collection will include work by Ruth Boland, Cheryl Christenson, Sharon Dugan, Lynn Goldberg, Ray Lagasse, Liz Lapham, Alice Ogden, and more.
A collection of basketry by local artists is featured during the month of September. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:39
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