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Free Fishing Day, Hatchery Open House Saturday

CONCORD — Start making plans to get out and go fishing on Free Fishing Day -- Saturday, June 7. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire – freshwater or saltwater -- without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day, including season dates and bag limits.

Free Fishing Day coincides with Hatchery Open House Day in New Hampshire, so plan to stop in and visit one of New Hampshire's six state-operated trout hatcheries. Also on June 7, come try the latest gear, lures, flies, rods and kayaks at the Free New England Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Contoocook River Canoe Company, 9 Horse Hill Road in Concord. Fish and Game biologists will be on hand to help you discover that hot fishing spot near you.

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The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday at LWHS

LACONIA — Hans Hug Jr. returns to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum with his program, "The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee." on Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m.

His presentation will include videos of wrecks while diving in the big lake and other interesting artifacts from below the surface of the lake. Hans has been an avid diver for many years and it will be of great interest to anyone who enjoys the history of Lake Winnipesaukee. Admission is free to LWHS members, for non members there will be a $5 fee per person to attend the lecture. RSVP's are required for this popular lecture as seating is limited. Call 366-5950 to reserve seats.

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Scholarships available for boat building program

WOLFEBORO — Thanks to donations from several foundations, individuals and organizations, the New Hampshire Boat Museum still has scholarship money to award for this summer's Boat Building Program.

This year, scholarships are available for young people ages 12 and up who wish to take the Youth Boat Building Program from August 4-15. And scholarships are also available for families wishing to work on a boat together with children or grandchildren ages 12 and up during the Family Boat Building Program from July 12-20.

Those receiving a scholarship will be able to make a one-person canoe. In each class participants are taught the safe use of hand tools and small power tools by expert instructors, with plenty of individual assistance by volunteers. All materials and tools are provided.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and are to assist youth and families who might not otherwise be able to participate due to income levels.

There are still spaces available in each session for non-scholarship participants. Those attending the adult course may choose to build any of the following boats: one-person canoe, one-person kayak (max 160lbs), 11' 6" Bevin’s Skiff, 12' 6" paddleboard, and an optimist sailboat dinghy. Those in the youth course may choose from the following boats: one-person canoe, one-person kayak (max 160lbs), 11' 6" Bevin’s Skiff, and an optimist sailboat dinghy.

Costs vary, depending on the boat you chose with current Museum members receiving a discount. The Boat Building classes give you a great value because you create your own boat at a low cost and learn about boats and boat building from excellent teachers. For further information on any of these programs or for scholarship information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , via the web at www.nhbm.org or via Facebook.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:56

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Summer food safety program at Wesley Woods

GILFORD — "Green Fuzz or Unknown Surprises: Which One is the Real Culprit?" will be presented at the Wesley Woods Community Room on Monday, June 9 at 12 noon.

Is it the green fuzz on food or is it something else that causes a foodborne illness? With summer cookouts on the horizon, Wesley Woods teams up with Ann Hamilton, Food Specialist in Food Safety with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, to talk about the best way to keep you safe year round, from foodborne illnesses.

The program will cover some common food safety myths as well as four easy lessons in safe food handling. The four lessons are: Clean, Separate, Cook & Chill.

A light lunch will be served, so please RSVP. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:54

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