LACONIA — Living in the Lakes Region, many people understand the ritual of "closing up" after the season. On Sunday, September 14 from noon to 4 pm at The Studio, 50 Canal St. in Laconia, the public is invited to the closing reception for Evelyn Lamprey's photography exhibit "Closing the Grand Hotel".
The images capture the opulence of the historic hotel, located on Mackinaw Island in Michigan, and at the same time the poignancy of the end of the season, with a hint of the pedestrian nature of the process - the elastic edge of a contour sheet hanging off a polished table, an employee standing on a chair to cover a painting.
Lamprey's eye is impeccable, and the color and composition of the photographs are enhanced by gold bamboo frames that would be perfectly at home at the Grand Hotel. The exhibit is also extended off the wall by draped furniture in the gallery window and in the shop. One feels immersed in the sense of closure and ending, yet buoyed by the beauty of the photography.
Gallery owner Melissa McCarthy encourages people who attend to interact with the artist to ask questions and make observations. There will be light refreshment, and the shop is open during the event. For more information, call The Studio at 603-455-8008.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:00
LACONIA — A Lava Scarf Necklace class with Nancy Evans, sponsored by the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be held at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum next to Funspot on Saturday, September 20th from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition is $75 per student, and there is an additional $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register call the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit us at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith.
Participants will learn to lay out silk and wool and wet felt this necklace and them imbed round objects to create marvelous mounds, which can then be cut open to reveal craters just waiting to be embellished. Felting and shaping techniques will be taught as well as nuno felting techniques.
Bring to class: very strong thread like upholstery thread, a needle that will take this thread, a small pair of very sharp scissors, a special button for the closure, a couple of old towels, and any other beads or embellishments you want to use on your piece.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:53
LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society will be hosting the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Wednesday September 17 from 4 p.m – 6p.m.
Guests attending the event will be invited to tour the facility located on Meredith Center Road, Laconia, including the renovated barn, now the Community Training Center, guided by key staff, volunteers and board members. Attendees are encouraged to meet some homeless animals, learn their stories, perhaps consider adoption, while learning about the revamped and revitalized programs under the new leadership of Managing Director Marylee Gorham.
Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided along with selection for door prizes including animal themed baskets with NHHS membership and merchandize.
New Hampshire Humane Society, the oldest shelter in the Granite State, has been in operation since 1900. Originally begun as a battered women's refuge, the organization, holding 501 3 c status, has grown into a full service animal welfare agency offering many programs to the community, including two low cost Spay Neuter programs, a pet food pantry, dog and puppy classes, education programs for children, birthday parties, volunteer opportunities, and pet adoptions, while providing care and comfort to the lost, abused, neglected and simply unwanted animals of the region.
No animal is ever euthanized for space or time constraints, rather safe harbor is assured for all adoptable creatures until adoption day, no matter how long the wait might be for a loving, forever home. New Hampshire Humane Society is privately funded receiving no financial support from national groups such as HSUS, ASPCA or United Way. Contributions from local donors, both individual and business, and further afield, ensure the mission continues, finding forever homes. Check www.nhhumane.org to view currently available pets, or call 603-524-3252.
For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.LakesRegionChamber.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:33
PLYMOUTH — Executive Councilor Joe Kenney will be the special speaker at the Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee spaghetti dinner set for Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ashland American Legion Hall, 37 Main St.
Kenney, whose Marine Corps service has included tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, served as town selectman, and member of the state House and Senate, before being elected as District 1 Executive Councilor in March to finish the term of the late Executive Councilor Ray Burton.
The all-you-can-eat dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. There will be free door prizes. The cost of the meal is $10 per person, $5 for kids ages 5-12, kids under 5 free. There is also a special family price of $25.
As they have done for the last couple of years, the committee will be accepting donations of non-perishable goods for the Food Pantry.
The last dinner for this year is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:00
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