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Frates Studio Offering Summer Arts Program for 40th Year

LACONIA — It's July and that means that the Frates Creative Arts Center in Laconia will be opening its' art studio doors to children, teens, and adults for the 40th season of Summer Arts in the Lakes Region. This year the studio classes will be presented July 21-25. A second session is set for August 4-8.

All classes are grouped by ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, and 11-14 and include studio time in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking. During each one-hour class individuals are presented with technique demonstrations, a real art studio experience, individualized instruction, and all materials needed for in class activities.

Each class offers specific studio projects as well as individual centered opportunities. The group is introduced to a specific material through a demonstration by the artist/instructor. The individual then has the choice of subject in which to apply the technique. Two days are focused on an art area , drawing/painting with one day focused on printmaking.

An exhibition of the student work is planned for the month of August in the Gallery Space located at 27 Canal Street. This provides each participant with an opportunity to show off their talents to family and friends. They help to plan, send out invitations, setup the exhibit, and provide first hand information to the visitors to the Opening Reception.

This year classes are limited to 6 students per class to insure quality time. " We have always tried to provide quality instruction, materials, and a family centered experience here at FCAC," added art instructor, Larry Frates. " This year is no different."

In addition to these classes Wednesday is Adult Studio Day. Presently the 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm classes are full, but, new classes are being setup for 9:30 am and 4 pm for older Teens and Adults. These classes are presented once a week during July and August.

For more information visit the website: www.fratescreates.com or call 528-7651. Registration is necessary and will be set up on a first come first serve basis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:28

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Wolfeboro Library Holding Washi Tape Craft Program

WOLFEBORO -- The Wolfeboro Public Library is presenting a craft program on Wednesday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday, August 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Participants will be creating postcards using washi tape. Washi tape is a slightly-transparent, decorative masking tape from Japan. It is growing in popularity throughout the crafting world for its graphic strength, charm, and ease of use. The Library will supply tape for participants to use in the creation of a one-of-a-kind postcard to be sent to a lucky recipient of their choice. Each session stands alone; participants do not have to attend the first to come to the second, and do not have to attend both. This craft is suitable for ages 8 to adult, although advanced younger crafters with parental assistance may be able create their own mini postal masterpiece. Pre-enrollment is not necessary.

The Wolfeboro Public Library offers regular craft programs for the community. Follow the library on Facebook or check their webpage at www.wolfeborolibrary.org. For more information, call Sue Riddle during regular hours at 569-2428. The Library is open Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:23

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Senior Moment-um Garden Tour and Lunch on July 23rd

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Wednesday, July 23rd. Participants will meet in the town hall lobby at 10:45 a.m. before heading to the home gardens of master gardener and Opechee Garden Club member Sally Doten of Gilford. The day lilies will be blooming beautifully.

Participants should bring a bagged lunch or snack, good walking shoes and a lawn chair. We will enjoy a brief tour of her gardens and enjoy the beautiful garden view as we lunch on her deck. Participants are asked to RSVP with the Parks and Rec Office by Monday, July 21.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Rec Dept at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:19

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Organization aids parents looking for child care

LACONIA — Parents looking for child care options are being encouraged to take advantage of the information and assistance provided by the organization Child Care Aware of New Hampshire.

Child Care Aware is an organization comprised of 10 Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) programs in New Hampshire. Information about the CCR&R programs, along with resources for families, child care providers and the community at large can be found at http://nh.childcareaware.org/

In addition to providing free referrals, CCR&R program staff can talk to families about quality components and what to look for when visiting child care providers. Staff members can inform families about the differences between the types of care and also answer questions families may have about the search process. In addition to helping families, CCR&R program staff support child care providers by offering trainings and technical assistance to help improve child care programs' quality.

Those needing to find a child care provider, or who want more information about becoming a child care provider can contact your local CCR&R. Contact information can be found at http://nh.childcareaware.org/about-us/who-we-are_contact-list/ Families living in Belknap and Lower Grafton Counties can contact Julie Wirth, Child Care Resource & Referral Specialist, Lakes Region Community Services at 581-1558 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:15

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