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Meredith ASTRA Club to hold Magic and Mittens event during Festival of Trees on Dec. 1 & 2

MEREDITH — The Meredith ASTRA Club will be creating a special "Magic and Mittens" children's event at the annual Altrusa Festival of Trees at Waukewan Golf Course on Saturday, December 6, at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. This event includes a tale all about "Lost Mittens" and a "Magic and Mittens" magic show. Admission to the Festival is $3 for adults, $2 for children (5 and under are free). Reservations are required by calling 253-3167.

As an added bonus this year, the ASTRA teens will be doing some of their own MAGIC by collecting new mittens and/or hats at the Festival to donate to the Meredith Village Savings Bank annual Mitten Tree. ASTRA will deliver the mittens and hats to Meredith Village Savings Bank who will distribute them to children and senior citizens. The ASTRA teens are excited about this collaborative effort of community service in partnership with the bank. Anyone attending the Festival of Trees Gala Thursday evening, December 4, or during the Festival daytime hours on December 5, 6 and 7, are invited to bring in new mittens and/or hats to help ASTRA create the MAGIC of many warm mittens and hats to adorn the MVSB Mitten Tree.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:06

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Birds of Alaska presentation at Loon Center Thurs.

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program titled "A Passage Northwest: Birding Alaska by Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Boats," on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough.

Pam Hunt of the NH Audubon Society spent two weeks in August 2012 covering more of Alaska than many native-born Alaskans see in their lives. From the Pacific rainforest to Mount McKinley to remote areas on the Bering Sea, Hunt logged a lot of miles and saw a lot of birds, plus mammals and scenery, and will share her experiences in this slide show.

Pam holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, and is currently an avian conservation senior biologist at the NH Audubon Society. She works closely with the state Fish and Game Department to coordinate and prioritize bird research and monitoring in the state, and most recently authored New Hampshire's "State of the Birds" report. She also coordinated a five-year New Hampshire Dragonfly Survey.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road. Follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Route 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.


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Sportsmen’s Association annual turkey raffle is Nov. 20

GILFORD — Belknap County Sportsmen's Association will hold its annual Turkey raffle on Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. at its club house on Lilly Pond Road.

All are welcome. Participants can enjoy pizza and win a Turkey. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Twenty turkeys will be raffled off. Pizza is $5 per person all you can eat.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 10:57

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‘Hiking with Dogs’ talk in Holderness on Thursday

HOLDERNESS — Squam Speaker Series presents the program Hiking with Dogs: Best Practices for a Happy and Healthy Experience on Thursday, November 20 from 7-8 p.m. at The Squam Lakes Association.

Dr. Susan Sepenoski, DVM of Rumney Animal Hospital, will lead a discussion about safely hiking with dogs. From hiking during hunting season to taking care of sensitive paws, "Dr Sue" will help individual's identify all the techniques, tips and tricks to enjoying the outdoors with their four legged friends.

Dr.Sue practices at Rumney Animal Hospital located in the heart of New Hampshire countryside. This free program will be held at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3 in Holderness. All are welcome. For more information call the SLA office at (603) 968-7336.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 10:55

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