Workshop on handmade books at Meredith gallery

MEREDITH — Make a Nature Journal, a small and simple handmade book Sunday, December 14 at the lakes gallery at chi-lin located in chi-lin, 17 Lake Street, diagonally across from the library in downtown Meredith. Class begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

The workshops costs $55, including all materials. Each book will be created using beautiful hand-made Asian papers, fabric collage and natural dried leaves.

Class is limited to 4 and no previous experience is needed. For more information contact Suzanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-8663.

Program on social media marketing in Laconia Thurs.

LACONIA — On Thursday, December 11, Debbie Bolduc of BizBuzz Marketing Partners will speak on the topic, offering suggestions to help determine which are the most effective for various target markets. The program will take place from 8-10 a.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community on Union Avenue in Laconia.

All social media is not created equal, and what might work well for one business might not be best for another. This presentation will help identify the best social networks for different businesses based on the unique demographics of various social media platforms. Using some of the latest data to compare the most popular social media platforms, you will walk away with a better understanding of the particular channels that meet the needs of your business and clientele. With a concentration on defining individual's target market and learning which social media sites your local customers frequent, this meeting will allow people to be more equipped to engage them, nurture relationships, and increase calls to action.

Bolduc, a life-long Lakes Region native, has worked with and for small, independently-owned New Hampshire businesses most of her life and understands the many unique consumer cultures of the Granite State. Specializing in businesses with local clientele, BizBuzz Marketing Partners serves as Consultant, Brand Manager, Marketing Director, Public Relations Assistant, Project Manager and Social Media Coordinator. She is involved in the NH business community as an active volunteer for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, member of Women Inspiring Women, and Vice President of the Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA). She is also a member of the national organization Solo PR Pros.

This event is offered by the Enterprise Center at Plymouth at no cost to attendees, but space is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. They can be made by going to or by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Altrusa selling Taste of the Lakes Region cookbook

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia is offering tickets for $25 each to its 25th Lakes Region event, scheduled to be held Sunday, March 22 at Church Landing at Mills Falls in Meredith.

The groups Taste of Lakes Region cookbook for will also be for sale for $15. This 176 page hardcover book that was published in 2012 featuring recipes from local restaurants and community members. Both items can be purchased online from Altrusa of Laconia's website

Bird banding open house at Squam Science Center

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center invites attendees of all ages to their annual Winter Bird Banding Open House on Saturday, January 3, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For over 30 years the Science Center has welcomed the New Year with a bird banding open house. For tracking purposes the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officially designates that all birds become a year older on January 1. Find out all about banding and with luck help to band and release some hardy feathered creatures. Participants are welcome to attend part or all of the morning. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.
For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to or call 603-968-7194.