LACONIA — Holy Trinity School's annual Spring Auction will be held at Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. The 2014 HTS Spring Auction is presented by Bank of New Hampshire and AutoServ of Tilton; and, takes place at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall, 31 Gilford Avenue, Laconia.
Proceeds from the evening's events support the School's financial aid scholarship program, advanced curriculum components and the continued classes of art, music and physical education. The evening's silent and live auctions feature local and regional gift certificates and products. As always, guests will be treated to a delicious dinner by our local Laconia food and beverage experts.
This year's auction block includes items such as a paddleboard, Red Sox tickets, NHMS July race tickets, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook Inner Circle Membership, weekend get-a-ways, spa services; and, of course, those coveted Lake Winnipesaukee summer camp gift certificates. Silent auction bidding begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner with live auction excitement starting promptly at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and while reservations are encouraged, walk-ins are always welcome. Ticket fees will be waived for those groups of 10 or more wishing to reserve a table in advance. For your tickets, call Holy Trinity today at 524-3156.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:28
SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Everyone is welcome.
The second film, to be shown on April 2, will be "Five People You Meet in Heaven" taken from Mitch Albom's novel of the same name.
Mitch Albom wrote the screenplay for this made-for-television adaptation of his best-selling story, which offers a novel perspective on life, death, and the meaning of our existence. Eddie (Jon Voight) is an elderly maintenance man who has spent most of his life keeping the rides at an amusement park in good repair; Eddie has had a hard life, sustaining a serious injury during World War II and losing his wife, and he often wonders what the purpose behind it all is. One day, Eddie is killed while trying to save a young girl who has fallen from a ride, and in the afterlife, he's greeted by five people he knew during his lifetime, who explain to him what the key moments in his life were, and what was to be learned from them.
Following the film a discussion will be led by Rev. Ruth Martz.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:25
GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is holding a bag sale going through April 5 as it prepares to fill its racks with a spring/summer clothing line. Fill a shopping bag with as many items as possible for $10 a bag and receive a reusable cloth shopping bag for free.
All individual purchases during this time will be at 50% off.
Starting on April 14, the Thrift Shop will also be open on Monday's from 1 – 5 p.m.
The Food Pantry has started collecting foods for Easter Baskets. Foods needed include turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, pineapple, canned vegetables, potatoes, onions, pickles, olives, sugar, muffin mix, cocoa, coffee, juice, eggs, milk, margarine, rolls, cake mix and frosting. We also try to make something special for the children. Materials for "bunny baskets" consist of buckets, grass, egg dye kits, plastic eggs, Easter candy, chocolate crosses, small toys/trinkets.
The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop has a new mailing address. Correspondence and/or monetary donations should be mailed to Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237. Our physical location remains the same at 1817 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works. Hours are Wednesdays, 3–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. And, starting Monday, April 14 Mondays from 1- 5 p.m. The telephone number is 603-364-0114.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:23
HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center announced the community phase of its Nature Matters Capital Campaign. This comprehensive fundraising effort is designed to prepare the Science Center for the future with multiple exhibit expansions, infrastructure improvements, and long-term financial stability. The campaign goal is $4 million and approximately $3.6 million has already been pledged through leadership gifts.
The background thinking for the campaign began in 2010 after a review of the Science Center's "Forging New Trails" strategic plan looking toward the future of the Science Center. After reviewing ideas and suggestions, goals were set and the Board of Trustees launched the Nature Matters Capital Campaign in 2012 to build four new exhibits and strengthen its financial foundation through expanded marketing and additions to endowment and reserve funds.
The campaign will fund the following new exhibit.
Wood Energy Exhibit: A model of sustainability, saving energy and dollars using renewable, locally-sourced wood. This source of fuel heats five major buildings on the Science Center's campus. Exhibits will compare renewable wood heat to other forms of energy and demonstrate the state-of-the-art boiler system that the Science Center installed. This project was completed in February 2014 and the exhibit will open for visitors in May 2014.
Adventure Playscape: An outdoor play structure for children that will integrate climbing with interpretive learning and fun. This exhibit is scheduled to open in spring 2015.Water Matters Pavilion: A fresh and engaging experience with live turtles and mink, an outdoor water play area, native fish aquariums, amphibians, and more, which will teach visitors why water is vital for all life. This building and exhibits are scheduled to open in spring 2016.
Raptor Mews: Housing for the collection of more than a dozen hawks, owls, and falcons that the Science Center's educators use in programs. The Mews will replace an aging winter bird quarters and other raptor living quarters. It is scheduled for completion in 2015.
"We are delighted to announce the community phase of this campaign and share how successful it has been thus far," said Iain MacLeod, Executive Director. "In 2016, we will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Science Center. The culmination of this effort and the opening of these exciting new exhibits will be an incredible way to prepare us for the next fifty years."
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:20