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Wednesday concerts in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Recreation Department Summer Concert Series presents performances Wednesday evenings at the Moultonborough Lion's Club Gazebo through August 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information call 476-8868 or www.moultonboroughnh.gov.

Upcoming artists include the Rick Clogston Band on July 30; Amanda & Jessica Hiittner, Elaine Velie & Emily Young on August 6; Julia Velie & Friends on August 13; and the Traveling Wolfe Berries on August 20. Food vendor's fare will be available for sale at some concerts. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome. All concerts will be held rain or shine and can be moved inside in case of inclement weather. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:36

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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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