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Visiting Artists Work on Display at Artistic Roots

PLYMOUTH — An enthusiastic group of art admirers gathered recently in downtown Plymouth to welcome the latest rotation of Visiting Artists in Artistic Roots new program. Guests were treated to meeting nearly all of the participants. Richard Wetterer, potter; Philip Parsons, lapidary; Wayne King, photographer, and Paulette Brace, printmaker, were all available to discuss the various aspects of their one of a kind creations.

Visitors were also able to tour the rest of the gallery and see the newest works available at the artist cooperative located at 73 Main Street in downtown Plymouth. "What a pleasure to approach the gallery on a winter evening and see it full of life, color, and visitors," expressed a juried member of Artistic Roots. "We are so pleased to have such talented artists join us for the four months of the show. Their work brings a variety to the wide assortment that we already offer."

Artistic Roots is a cooperative member-run gallery. "While membership isn't an option for some area artists, this new program allows us to temporarily include works of non-member artists. We are so happy with how the program is working for the gallery and our customers." reported Debbie Johnson, program coordinator.

Visitors also enjoyed a wide variety of finger foods, organized by Polly Bartlett, member-artist who specializes in weaving. The five current Visiting Artists will be displaying their work at Artistic Roots until May 31. Artistic Roots is open daily from 10-6 and also offers instructional art classes. Visit their website at www.artisticroots.com for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 10:14

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Owl Brook Turkey Hunting workshop April 19

HOLDERNESS — A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road.

"This workshop is highly recommended for anyone looking for tips and techniques that may help them become a successful turkey hunter; whether you are a beginner or an experienced turkey hunter, this session is a great resource," said Tom Flynn, manager of Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

At the workshop, Dave Priebe, a Hunter Education instructor and Quaker Boy Turkey Calls pro staff member, will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game wildlife biologist Ted Walski will talk about the natural history and behavior of wild turkeys.

New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs from May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 26-27, 2014. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at http://www.huntnh.com.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call 603-536-3954. To find out about course offerings at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, get directions to the center, or explore volunteer opportunities at Owl Brook, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 10:08

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Bestselling author at Bayswater Book Co. for April 29 ‘Tea and Talk’

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor teams up with the Friends of the Moultonborough Library to kick off this season's Tea and Talk series with bestselling author Linda Greenlaw on Tuesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Library. Greenlaw will be discussing her newest book, "Lifesaving Lessons." Tickets are $30, which includes the book price, tea & treats prepared by a guest chef.
The only female swordfish boat captain in the country and a survivor of the real Perfect Storm, Linda Greenlaw was not a woman to shy away from a challenge. "Lifesaving Lessons" tells the story of fifteen-year-old Mariah – the greatest force of nature Greenlaw had ever encountered. In this chronicle of becoming a mother to a troubled teenage daughter, Greenlaw battles the gale-force winds of life with a teenager, helps Mariah navigate a tremendously complex legal system, and learns what it means to be a mother to a girl for whom it really matters.
Linda Greenlaw is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Hungry Ocean, the Lobster Chronicles, and All Fishermen are Liars. She was the winner of the U. S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Greenlaw was also featured in the hit Discovery Channel series "Swords: Life on the Line."
Space is limited and time is short. RSVP required, reserve your ticket in advance and join us for a Tea and Talk with the Author on Tuesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at The Moultonborough Library.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 09:52

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LRCS Autism Center announces 4th Annual Walkathon

LACONIA — The 4th Annual Autism Center Walk-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, May 18, 10-1 p.m., on the WOW Trail. This event has grown considerably in its relatively short history.

One of the things that make the Walkathon very special is its group of dedicated sponsors. Every small business sponsoring the Walkathon – Kara Financial, Syl Lapierre Masonry, Peanuts Auto, and Right Angle Construction, is connected to a child who has been enrolled in the Autism Center. In addition to sponsoring the event, these parents, relatives and friends are also volunteers and fundraisers. "We are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful group of parents and family members who believe in the mission of the Autism Center and have committed to giving back year after year," said LRCS Director of Development Joanne Piper Lang.

The Autism Center empowers parents to educate, encourage, support and advocate for their child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In a natural, child-friendly environment, the Autism Center's team teaches parents strategies that they can incorporate into their everyday family routines. The teaching model provides measurable goals and objectives. Staff works with each family to meet its specific needs.

Last year's event attracted more than 200 walkers and raised $14,000 to help provide access to services for children and parents. The Walkathon begins and ends at Lakes Region Community Services in Downtown Laconia, the home of the Autism Center. Our Main Office is conveniently located at 719 North Main St. (across from the Laconia Clinic and adjacent to the entrance of the WOW Trail). Participants walk the length of the WOW Trail then turn around and return to LRCS. The route is approximately 3.2 miles.

The community is welcome to participate. Go to www.lrcs.org to register online through Eventbrite. Let us know you're coming, your T-shirt size (raise at least $25 and get an official Autism Center T-shirt) and whether you'll join us for lunch following the walk. The Region III Family Support Council is sponsoring lunch immediately following the Walkathon - grilling hotdogs and serving snacks and soft drinks. It's a great chance to unwind and socialize for a bit after completing the walk.

LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891or visit www.lrcs.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 09:35

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