Squam Lakes Assoc. annual Winterfest to be held on Feb. 14

HOLDERNESS — The  Squam Lakes Association will hold its annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3.

Winterfest is a full day of family-friendly winter fun and is open to the public free of charge. The SLA has cleared two ice rinks for skating and pick-up pond hockey and Nordic skating demos. With all the snow there will be plenty of opportunities for sledding and cross-county skiing.

Those attending can also play a round of winter-golf, warm up in front of a bonfire, toast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa.

Another feature of Winterfest is the annual Chili Contest, in which attendees get sample and vote on the region's best chili.

More information about Winterfest can be obtained by calling the SLA office at (603)-968-7336.

‘New Hampton School, Then and Now’ on Feb. 19

NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton Historical Society presents, "New Hampton School, Then and Now" on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Gordon-Nash Library.

An insightful presentation about the founding and growth of New Hampton School. Today, the school in no way resembles what it looked like in the past. There are new buildings, immaculate landscaping, and a change in leadership. The program's presenter, Peter Gulick, New Hampton Historical Society's Program Chair, taught history at the New Hampton School and chaired the History Department. With information he has gathered from interviews with past and present administrators, students, teachers and residents, his stories encompass the years 1821 to 2015, focusing on the educational challenges and triumphs and the school's enduring legacy.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, along with fundraising items for sale.

lakes gallery plans winter workshops

MEREDITH — Winter workshops at the lakes gallery at chi-lin are beginning this month with all classes open to beginning students.

Lakes gallery calligraphy offers a wide selection of calligraphy services as well as classes to introduce people to the magic and peace of contemporary calligraphy arts.

The Art of Writing: Italic Calligraphy workshops are available Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. The $20 cost for this initial session can be applied to the fee of a workshop.

Beginning classes are $150 which includes $30 for materials. Advanced classes are $110. and open studio workshops on specific subjects or individual projects are $95. Every workshop is 12 hours of hands-on learning, and scheduling is flexible.

Laura Di Piazza is back by request to teach a Copperplate two-day class from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, March 28, and April 11. Cost is $165. Copperplate is a pointed-pen hand, the beautiful flourished script used on wedding invitations.

Carol Ann Morley is teaching a special Pen and Ink with Color Wash Workshop on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 9, 16, and 23, and March 2, 9, and 16. The cost of the workshop is $280.

Create Your Own "Nature Journals," workshop with 3—5 Friends are being offers on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No additional supplies are needed for this class and a large selection of handmade art and rice papers and other materials will be provided. The workshop costs $65, with a $10 materials fee.

Those who want more information about these workshops can email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-8663. All information on workshops can be found at thelakesgallery.com.


Lakes Region Builders partner with Huot Techincal Center students to build, give away bobhouse

LACONIA — The annual Bob House Build took place Thursday and Friday at the Huot Tech Construction Shop at Laconia High School.
Lakes Region Builders (LRBRA) nembers have collaborated once again with the Huot Tech Center Building Trades students
to build a bob house. Now in its 5th year, students have the opportunity to work with local builders and remodelers during this
two-day build project.
The bob house design features many attributes desired by today's ice enthusiasts. It is light and easy to maneuver, utilizes high
performance materials provided by Boulia-Gorrell Lumber and Middleton Building Supply, and sound construction practices
from association members. It is insulated with foil-faced ½" polyiso sheet insulation with a light, state of the art sheathing
material that resists the harshest of winds as well as an added layer of insulation. A standing seam metal roof promotes a sur-
face for little to no snow and ice build-up. Operable storm windows and door allow for plenty of light and breathability for all
potential weather conditions. The finished 6' x 6' bob house can be lifted into the back of a pick-up truck.
Enter to win at no cost whatsoever by registering online at 93.3 The Wolf, by registering at Bob House Give Away
sponsors including Gilford Mobil Mart and at Bob House events including the Great Meredith Rotary Fishing
Derby. Give-Away runs through Feb. 21.
The bobhouse will be on the ice in Meredith Bay on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for residents and visitors to view. Meet the talented students who built this years bob house.

There will be hot chocolate, hot dogs and Huot Tech demos.