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Presentation & meal at Blazing Star Grange on Sat.

DANBURY — Tom Curran presents a Living Sustainably Program: "What Markets Exist for Danbury's Home Industry and Farmers?" on Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at the Blazing Star Grange #71 in Danbury.

In 2013 the greater Danbury community explored ways to live a more economical and comfortable life in our homes. This year the Grange is exploring ways to build a stronger community and an independent, healthier local economy. At this event, local farmer and entrepreneur Tom Curran follows up on his talk of 2012, revisiting the topic of food self-sufficiency and security in the greater Danbury area.

Millions of dollars are spent annually on food from "outside" the New England area, for food that is less healthy, increasingly more expensive, and shipped from farther away. Curran will explore how local and future farmers might gain a greater portion of this market share which will increase local prosperity, and discover what opportunities exist for our hard working local farmers and business people. The grange, the oldest agricultural organization, has historically been known for creating change in rural communities. Through discussions and cooperation our small rural area can be a success story.

The Grange will also offer a meal from 5-7 p.m. featuring a chicken pie supper with apple crisp for dessert. The supper uses local squash and apples plus New England carrots, potatoes and carrots. This presentation is free and open to the public.

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‘Homes for the Holidays House Tour’ returning after three year hiatus

GILFORD — After a 3 year hiatus, the Opechee Garden Club is delighted to once again present, the eagerly awaited "Homes For The Holidays House Tour", on Saturday, December 6th, and Sunday, December 7th, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This self-guided tour offers a most interesting mix of home styles spanning more than 2 centuries, from the historical 19th century to the current 21st century. Take a stroll through five festively decorated homes, 3 in the city of Laconia, and 2 in the town of Gilford.

Continue this holiday-themed tour with a visit to the historic Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East in Laconia, which will serve as the Opechee Garden Club headquarters for the tour, with ticket sales, and the popular "Greens& Gifts Boutique", featuring fresh holiday greens, wreaths, centerpieces, and roping, as well as handcrafted gifts and accessories, a raffle of specialty items and gift certificates, and complimentary refreshments including mulled cider, coffee, homemade cookies, breads and fudge.

Advance tickets of $20 may be purchased, starting in early November, at the Belknap Mill, Gilford and Laconia Libraries, Kitchen Cravings Restaurant in Gilford, and from members of the Opechee Garden Club. On tour days, 12/6 and 12/7, tickets will be available only at the Belknap Mill. The ticket price includes a booklet with descriptions of each home on the tour, a map with the addresses and driving directions.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Opechee Garden Club Scholarship Fund, various grants, and community betterment programs. Additional information can be found on-line at www.opecheegardenclub.com or call 1-978-502-4619, or 1-978-306-3350.

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Cellar hole talk Nov. 13 at Gordon-Nash Library

NEW HAMPTON — Historian Adair Mulligan will present a program on what cellar holes and old foundations of long-forgotten structures in New Hampshire can tell us about the state's past on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.

Mulligan, has a runaway curiosity about the natural and cultural history of Northern New England and is the author of "The Gunstock Parish, A History of Gilford, New Hampshire." For more information, contact Bob Curry 744-9798.

Mulligan's program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and fundraising items will be on sale.

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Mountain Lake Chorale performing Nov. 14 in honor of Veteran’s Day

SANBORNTON — The Mountain Lake Chorale will perform in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC, located at 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sanbornton Square.

The program will include patriotic numbers as well as other selections from their repertoire.

The chorale was started in April  2009 and now has 13 members under the direction of Leslie McDonnell who also directs the Pemigewasset Choral Society. All the group's members are past or present members of the Pemi, and/or Dan Perkins' Master Chorale.

The group collectively travels over 575 miles to rehearse each week. Its members hail from nine states and lives in 10 different towns. Five members have Bachelors of Music or Music Education Degrees and two have Masters of Music Degrees. Ten members play a total of 14 instruments. The singers have performed in 14 different states and 29 foreign countries.

There will be a freewill offering taken at the door as a fundraiser for the church. Refreshments will be served in the church undercroft following the concert.


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