GILFORD — On Saturday, March 29 UNH Cooperative Extension will hold a pruning demonstration at the home of Dr. Douglas Scott at 45 Gilman Drive in Gilford from 10 a.m. to noon.
Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, and Kelly McAdam, Belknap County Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, will lead this workshop for home gardeners. Emphasis will be on pruning apples, peaches, pears, and small fruit such as blueberries and raspberries. Varieties suitable to grow in central New Hampshire, how to maintain plantings and manage pests such as deer and voles will also be discussed.
Pre-registration for this event is not required. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine. For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at (603) 527-5475.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:09
PLYMOUTH. — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Collins will speak in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Collins says the gap between rich and poor is the widest it has been in a century, and that our national conversation about how to address this challenge is polarized. He will discuss the impact of inequality and a path toward an economy that works for everyone.
Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the institute, and is well known for his efforts to bridge the national debate on wealth inequality and taxes. He is cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good and the Patriotic Millionaires, two efforts to organize members of the "1 percent" to advocate for fair tax policy.
He is co-author with Bill Gates Sr of ''Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes'', and co-author of ''The Moral Measure of the Economy'', about Christian ethics and economic life. His most recent book, published in 2012, is ''99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.''
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the university each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. The series is named for humanitarian and New Hampshire businessman Saul O Sidore.
The theme for this year's series is "Whatever Happened to Ethics." The Sidore Series suggests that, "from hunger and the financial crisis in the U.S. and abroad to global warming, there is an ethical component to our failure in dealing with these issues." Series speakers discuss the ethical and moral expressions of the problems of today, and potential solutions.
The final speaker in the 2013–14 series will be author and retired educator and biologist Thomas F. Lee, addressing The Promises and Perils of the New Biology, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Silver Center.
All Sidore Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:05
TILTON — Friends of Belmont Football has teamed up with the Tilton Senior Center to serve breakfast on this Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Tilton Applebees.
For a donation of $10 guests will be served all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, milk, juice and coffee.
Tickets can be purchased at: Tilton Town Hall, The Vault in Belmont, Tilton Senior Center on Wednesday 7-9 p.m.and Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Or call Emily @ 491-8547 also Iris @ 286-9925. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Money raised will benefit both the Tilton Senior Center and Friends of Belmont Football.
Friends of Belmont Football is dedicated to bringing the sport of football to Shaker Regional School District Athletes. Their members are currently working very hard with both their superintendent and their school board to help create a cooperative football team with the Gilford School District.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:58
FRANKLIN — Plans are underway for the Tenth Annual Choose Franklin Community Day, sponsored by the Franklin Rotary Club, which will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Odell Park in Franklin.
The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. which will step off at Franklin High School and proceed easterly to downtown turning on Smith Street and ending at Odell Park. This year's theme is "Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day".
A fair will be held at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include vendors, crafts, food, games, amusements and entertainment. Hope Community Church will provide a Wildlife Encounters show. Amusements will include a laser tag area, bounce house, climbing wall with bungee stations and other inflatable activities.
If you are a crafter, local businessperson or member of an organization who would like to participate in the fair or march in the parade, contact Marcia Rollins at 934-3108 ext. 4420 or download a Participation Form at www.sau18.org/community_day.cfm.
Registration deadlines: March 21 -- Guaranteed space March 21 – April 15 – Space available basis/not guaranteed inclusion in pre-event publicity After April 15 – a $10 late fee will be assessed if space is available.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:48
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- Preschool program offered by the Gilford Parks and Rec.
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