LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host an Opening Reception for its latest exhibit "For The Maintenance of the Union" – The History of the N.H. Veterans' Association on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Laconia Public Library.
Not long after their return home, New Hampshire soldiers who fought in and survived the Civil War yearned to be reunited with fellow soldiers. Informal meetings ensued and numbers grew. In the early 1870s a number of regiments began to meet for long formal banquets. It was clear that there was an overwhelming desire for reunions. In June 1875, the New Hampshire Veteran's Association was organized in Concord. Their aim was "simply to cherish those fraternal feelings engendered among men who devoted four of the best years of their lives for the maintenance of the Union."
"I have so enjoyed working with Mike Young, Quartermaster and Fred Merrill, Historian from the Veterans' Association. They have been so very helpful in pulling this information together and walking me through the fascinating history of the NH Veterans' Association. My research has led me to an amazing find and connection with Warren, NH. I thank Robert and Sylvia Newton for their assistance in bringing back a part of Laconia's history – with a loaned item that I am thrilled can be a part of this exhibition. I am so excited to be able to share this research with Laconia through this presentation." says LHMS Executive Director, Brenda Kean.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:26
MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual free Easter Egg Hunt and Community Center Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 19from 10 a.m. to noon at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith. Registration for the hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The hunt is grouped by age as follows: ages 1-2 start at 10:10 a.m., ages 3-4 start at 10:20 a.m., ages 5-6 start at 10:40 a.m. and ages 7-9 start at 10:50 a.m. Participants are invited back to the Community Center after for refreshments, arts and crafts, face painting, climbing wall, jumpy houses, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
This event relies solely on donations from supportive community members and organizations including, Lakes Region Flag Football, Altrusa of Meredith, The Friends of Meredith Parks and Recreation, and the Astra girls club.
For more information please call the Community Center at 279-8197 or at www.meredithnh.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:20
PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Music Festival is pleased to announce the first ever Make Music Plymouth event, taking place on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in locations throughout downtown Plymouth. This open-access music festival is free to attend and invites musicians of all ages, genres and experience levels to participate.
This inaugural event is a branch of the popular Fête de la Musique, an international day of celebration that takes place in over 730 cities across the world on June 21 every year. Conceived in France in 1981 by the Director of Music and Dance at the time, Maurice Fleuret, the festival was created to provide an outlet for aspiring musicians who would not have places to perform otherwise. The first festival took place on June 21, 1982, and has quickly grown to include 108 countries on six continents with more to be announced in 2014.
The organizer of the event, Robin Lee of North Hampton, New Hampshire, originally learned about the event while living in France in 2010. After moving back to New Hampshire in 2012, she founded the Portland, Maine branch last year.
"Fête de la Musique is unique in that it is not just taking place in the community, but is made by the community itself. The venues are lawns, sidewalks and tents and the musicians are students, professionals and local artists. It is inclusive rather than exclusive," Lee stated of the grassroots organization.
This year, the global festival has found a new home in New Hampshire with Make Music Plymouth. "This is an amazing opportunity for us to be involved with an event that encompasses everything we are striving for: people of all backgrounds coming together to share their passion for music with the community," said Deborah Leonard Kosits, executive director of the New Hampshire Music Festival, the presenter of the event. "This is a celebration of the diversity of music and of the depth of talent within our local cities and towns. We hope that people from all over New England will come to perform, attend and volunteer. We're grateful for the support and active involvement from PSU and the business community."
The cornerstones of Make Music Plymouth are collaboration, celebration, and education and finding unique ways to promote these principles during the daylong event, such as "mass appeal" gatherings, community sing-a-longs and instrument "petting zoos." More details can be found at www.makemusicplymouth.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:17
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Animal Shelter is planning its inaugural 5K Race/Walk. The race/walk will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The premier sponsor of the event is Eptam Plastics headquartered in Northfield. The race/walk starts at the Paul Smith Elementary School in Franklin, 41 Daniel Webster Drive. Registration is $25 through May 18 and $30 on May 19 to "day of".
To register on line, visit our website at: www.franklinanimalshelter.com.
The Franklin Animal Shelter provides a place where Good Samaritan rescuers, Franklin police and those no longer able to care for pets can turn for help. The shelter provides food, warm beds, needed medical attention and loving care to the cats and dogs in its custody. The Shelter's goal is to find loving, forever homes for all its cats and dogs.
The Franklin Animal Shelter is a tax-exempt organization. Tax deductible contributions may be made through the website, www.franklinanimalshelter.com, or mailed to PO Box 265, Franklin, NH 03235
For more information, contact Christine Dzujna at 934-7163.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:07