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Moulton Farm hosts floral workshops

 MEREDITH — Flower-cutting and arranging workshops are being planned at Moulton Farm on Aug. 6 and 13.

As part of the "Cut, Arrange, and Enjoy" flower workshops, participants will explore Moulton Farm's extensive pick-your- own flower garden to select and cut blooms to create their own arrangements.

Sue Dail and Dot Hartson, who create the flower arrangements sold at the farm as well as for special events, will provide advice on which flowers will work best for the vase or container participants have brought from home as well as demonstrate how to cut the blooms to help them last longer. Later in the workshop they will show different techniques enabling participants to create their own arrangement to take home. Participants will also receive a discount on any flowers they cut from the farm's cutting garden for four weeks following the workshop.

The workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 6, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The same workshop will be repeated on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The workshop costs $30 per person including the flowers used during the workshop. Advanced registration is suggested. More information is available at www.moultonfarm.com/cutflowerworkshop/

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce, the farm offers plants, garden supplies, baked goods and a quality selection of seafood, meats, dairy products and other items from northern New England producers. More information can be found at www.moultonfarm.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MoultonFarm.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:17

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'A Time of Flowers' exhibit in Meredith

MEREDITH — The public is invited to attend the opening of A Time of Flowers at the lakes gallery at chi-lin on Thursday, July 31 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit is comprised of floral work by both Western and Eastern artists in—oil, Chinese inks, woodblock prints, solar etchings, egg tempera, colored pencil & graphite exhibited. Artists will be present. 

Carol Morley, whose drawings are in the show, will be teaching a one-day workshop, “Botanical Sketching Garden Flowers,” on Thursday, August 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is $125 for the full day and is suitable for students of all skill levels.

For additional information please call 279-8663, or go to thelakesgallery.com.

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Miss Lakes Region and Miss LR Teen will be crowned Saturday Night

GILFORD — A field of 15 talented and intelligent young women and teens will be seeking the titles of Miss Lakes Region 2015 and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen 2015 in a very exciting evening of competition on Saturday, August 2 at 6 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center in Gilford. Miss Lakes Region, Kendall Wipff, and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen, Victoria Whalen will crown their successors.

Audra Paquette Burns, Miss New Hampshire 2005 and former Miss Lakes Region 2004, will serve as emcee for the pageant. Melissa DeGroot DiRienza, Miss Lakes Region 2006, will head choreography.

The programs are official preliminaries to the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program and the Miss New Hampshire Outstanding Teen Program. The winners of Saturday night's program will go on to take part in their state programs in April and February 2015 respectively held in Derry, NH.

Miss Contestants include:
Mallory Coulombe of Gorham, 21, a senior at Southern New Hampshire University
Emily Curtis of Merrimack, 17, a senior at Merrimack High School
Kylee-Ann Drew of Gilford, 17, a senior at Gilford High School
Ciara Ferland of Littleton, 17, a senior at Littleton High School
Jaycie Greenberg of Windham, 17, a senior at Windham High School
Brianna Hayward of Manchester, 18, a sophomore at New England College
Samantha Mackes of Belmont, 18, a freshman at Simmons College
Linda Montminy of Center Barnstead, 21, a student at Colby Sawyer College
Laura Patnaude of Merrimack, 21, a senior at Towson University, Maryland
Michelle Vegliante of Merrimack, 21, a student at the New England College of Pharmacy

Outstanding Teen Contestants include:
Olivia Bollhorst of Salem, 13, an 8th grade student at Woodberry Middle School
Sophia Joyal of Laconia, 14, a freshman at Laconia High School
Sarah Limoges of Candia, 16, a junior at Manchester Central High School
Blaine Manning of Tilton, 13, an 8th grade student at St. John Regional School
Allie Nault of Gilford, 16, a junior at Gilford High School

Miss and Teen contestants will be judged in five areas of competition. Miss contestants will be judged in Private Interview, Talent, Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, and Onstage Question. Teen Contestant will be judged in Private Interview, Talent, Lifestyle and Fitness in Sportswear, Evening Wear and Onstage Question.

Doors open at 5:30 and the program start at 6 p.m. Admission for the program is $12 for all seats/all ages. For more information call 267-5311.

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Craftsmen Gallery Plans Double Fun weekend

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be having a Double Your Fun weekend. Join us Saturday, August 2nd for a workshop with Alene Sirlotte-Cope from 11 am – 2 pm. Indulge your inner fiber junkie with Ann Lee on Sunday, August 3rd from 1- 4 pm.
On Saturday, Alene will be having an alcohol ink tile workshop, at which you can relax and have fun creating your own custom ceramic tiles. The tiles can be used for back splashes, kitchen/bathroom accents, coasters, wall hangings and more.

The tuition for the class is $35 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $10 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
If you have an unhealthy passion for fabric and scarves then stop by on Sunday to indulge with Ann Lee. Ann will be creating her unique, one-of-a kind lace scarves from scratch – watch how they become stitched together with a sewing machine.
Ann sees the driving force of her art as love - the tactile qualities of the fabric, the colors that change with the light and textures that add depth to her creations. This demo is free and open to the public.
To register for the workshop or for more information call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:04

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