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League of NH Craftsmen offers Felted Pod Pin Class

MEREDITH — This Saturday, April 12, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is hosting a felted pod pin class with widely known fiber artist Nancy Evans. This class runs from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. and at the end of the class students will have a completed work as well as the knowledge on how to create it.

During this three hour class students learn to wet felt this spectacular pin that is very textural with bubbles and open "craters" that looks wonderful on a coat or hat. Silk and beads will can be incorporated for added interest.

Students should bring an old towel, scissors, needle and strong thread, pin back, beads for embellishment. All wool, silk, and felting supplies will be provided.

The tuition is $70 per student, and there is an additional $10 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 League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or come into the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:27

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Chamber After Hours: New Hampshire Music Festival at Biederman's Deli


PLYMOUTH — The next Business After Hours for the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosted by the New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) on Tuesday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Biederman's Deli and Pub in Plymouth.

Join the Chamber, Dressers Unlimited, Off the Hanger, Rand's Handware & Cafe Monte Alto as Main Street businesses welcome Music Director Donato Cabrera back to Plymouth. Meet the Festival team, Deb Kosits, the NHMF's new Executive Director, and learn about the Festival's 2014 season of concerts and events that will bring 5,000 folks to town from July 8 through August 14.

Enjoy pub fare from Biederman's and a wine and beer tasting while listening to the music of Paul Connor and Lou Porrazzo as they perform live. Bring a friend and don't forget to enter the raffle for a chance to win a gift certificate.

Founded in 1952 as a small chamber orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival has grown to a six-week summer music festival that honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. Connecting the Lakes Region with an engaging and immersive festival experience, the NHMF presents world-class performances, collaborates with community partners, and offers educational programs for all ages.

This business-networking event, conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber, is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses and professionals, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, and is made possible by a USDA Rural Development Grant.


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Irwin Offering Ladies and Wheels program April 23

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group at the Ford Lincoln Toyota & Scion Store is offereing three education sessions to Ladies of the Lakes Region on Wednesday, April 23 from 6-8 p.m.

Spring Cleaning Your Car – presented by our Irwin Detail Team

Identity Theft – presented by Laconia Police Department – Captain Matt Canfield

Sharing the Road – presented by AAA – Rayette Hudon

The Ladies will be catered with valet parking, a Ladies Gift Bag to include goodies, and our men will pamper the Ladies with drinks, food and fun.

We also will be asking the Ladies to "Donate A Bear Because You Care" to help a child overcome tragedy.

To register or for more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-581-2968.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:18

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4 generations of artists at Gilmanton Year-Round Library

GILMANTON — Four generations of Gilmanton artists will exhibit their art work at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library during the month of April. Dawn Moore, and her daughters Ryan Russell and Amy Russell will be joined by Amy's daughter Jovie Smith to exhibit their work in widely varied media: oil paintings, pen and ink drawings, pencil drawings, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, mixed media and ceramics.
Dawn Moore studied at North Western Ct. Community College. Ryan Russell, studied art at Pine Manor College and Keene State College. Amy Russell, studied art at Pine Manor College. All of the artists are in the field of education - Ryan works at Barnstead School, Amy at Gilmanton School, and Dawn at Kingswood. Jovie Smith, Amy's daughter, is a guest artist and she attends Gilmanton School. All are long-time residents of the Gilmanton/Alton area.
An artist reception will be Saturday, April 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year Round Library (GYRL) Rte. 140, Gilmanton. The public is welcome to meet the artists and view the exhibit.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:14

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