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081413 Dayna Talbot Printmaker to Speak at August Meeting (136 w/1COL Danya Talbot

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, August 19, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Dayna Talbot, an artist living and working in New England, whose primary focus is oils and encaustic prints. Creating has long been Dayna's passion and she has always enjoyed the process of making art. Her style blends realism and abstraction using patterns of nature. She creates monoprints and monotypes and will discuss these in her presentation.
Association meetings are open to the general public.
For additional information contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702.

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Dayna Talbot with an untitled encaustic monotype (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:21

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081513 Open House Weekend at Tilton Sports Center (75)

TILTON — The Tilton Sports Center, which features a 10,000 square foot indoor turf field, will hold an Open House on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Located on Autumn Drive, the facility offers indoor soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, softball and football and is currently signing up players and teams for fall and winter leagues. It is available for field rentals and birthday parties.

For more information call 603-528-7600 or visit www.tiltonsportscenter.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:39

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Food pantry collecting school supplies

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church (GCC) bag sale is being conducted at the GCC thrift shop and will run until Saturday, August 24. Both summer and winter clothing is available for the entire family for just $5 per brown bag.

The GCC Food Pantry has begun collecting school supplies for its “Back to School” program. Some suggested items for donation are:  pencils, 1” binders with a clear front insert, 3” binders with a clear front insert, notebook filler paper, notebook dividers, pens, highlighters, erasers, washable markers, rulers, pocket folders that will fit in a three ring binder, colored pencils and backpacks. All items need to be dropped off at the GCC pantry by Saturday, August 17.

For more information call Jane Sisti at 364-7437.

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Intrepid traveler and author to relate her adventures at Wolfeboro library

WOLFEBORO — Meg Peterson will present the program Traveling Through Life Off the Beaten Track at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Meg has loved travel since her first overseas adventure in college in 1949 as a member of the Quaker International Voluntary Service team sent to Denmark, France and Germany to help rebuild bombedout hospitals and schools after World War II. A year later, she and her husband returned to Europe on an extended hitching honeymoon and lived in Germany until shortly before the birth of their first child.

Seven years later, after moving five times and bearing five children, she settled in New Jersey. In 1961, Meg and her husband bought Oscar Schmidt International, the maker of Autoharps, a relatively unknown instrument used primarily in schools. Together, they redesigned and upgraded the instrument and turned the Autoharp into a popular solo instrument.

Life has always been an adventure to Meg, whether running the international organization Music Education for the Handicapped, organizing international symposia, or hitchhiking with her children through Europe. She traveled behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s and, since her divorce after thirty-three years of marriage, has made two around the world solo backpacking trips. She has also completed shorter trips like the Wainwright walk across England, the Inca Trail in Peru, Mt. Kailash in Tibet, and the Kangchenjunga and Annapurna circuits in Nepal.

Meg co-authored a play, “Thank You Dear,” which was produced in Deerfield, Massachusetts and has had her essays published in the New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and New York Newsday. Her book “Madam, Have you Ever Really Been Happy? An Intimate Journey through Africa and Asia” was published in June 2005. The book chronicles her first trip around the world, carrying only one backpack, a camera, journals, an open ticket and making her way with no reservations through an unknown, sometimes scary, sometimes funny, but always remarkable world.

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

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