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Space still available for Gilmanton Old Home Day Art Show

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Old Home Day is approaching and vendors, artists, musicians, vintage cars, puppeteers, a bean hole meal and never ending pies will again be part of the big day. Old Home Day means neighbors coming together, returning family and friends catching up with one another and a chance to share the beauty of Smith Meeting House, a historic site for Gilmanton. The date is Saturday the 9th of August from 10-3 p.m.

The Art Show space and vendor tables are still available. Contact Betty Mitchell 387-1807 for Art show space and Judy Wilson for vendor space 267-6346

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:18

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‘A Theater Near You’ progam at Meredith Library July 29

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library will host a presentation on the history of movie theaters in the Granite State on Tuesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m.

The program by Jeffrey Klenotic, an associate professor of communication arts at the University of New Hampshire, will explore when movies first came to New Hampshire and where they played, who presented them, who went to see  them, and where the first movie theaters in the state were built.

The program, titled "A Theater Near You," is the product of Klenotic's ongoing research, which aims to produce a digital archive and interactive map charting every venue where movies played in the Granite State from the medium's origins in 1896 to the rise of television in the 1940s.

Those attending will be welcome to share their own knowledge of local movie venues and their own memories of "going to the movies."

Klenotic's talk is sponsored by the UNH Speakers' Bureau and the Friends of the Meredith Library.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:14

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Lakes Region Art Association to Hold Its 74th Annual Show

MEREDITH — Two thousand fourteen marks the seventy-fourth year that the Lakes Region Art Association will hold its Annual Art Show and Sale. The event will take place from Thursday, July 24 to Sunday, August 10. This is the second year that the Association has held its show at the VynnArt Gallery, at 30 Main Street, just above Mill Falls in downtown Meredith. This year the show will increase from nine to eighteen days.

Show hours will be Thursday, July 24, from 12 to 7; Friday, July 25, from 12 to 8; Saturday, July 26, from 9 to 8; Sunday, July 27, thru Thursday, July 31, from 9 to 6; Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 9 to 8; Sunday, August 3, thru Thursday, August 7, from 9 to 6, Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9, from 9 to 8; and Sunday, August 10, from 9 to 4. The public is invited to the Show Awards Reception on the first day, July 24, from 4 to 7 pm. There is no admission charge.

Judging and Awards

The show is judged and awards will be based on the judges' decisions. Among the categories that the judges will consider for awards will be oil painting, acrylic painting, printmaking, watercolor, drawing, pastel and sculpture. This year there are two new judging categories; photography and digital art. Fifty-one Association members artists will participate and one hundred thirty-four pieces will be on display.

In addition to the general entries on display, there will be a raffle of an original painting and a selection of small matted original pieces for sale at ten dollars each.

Gerri Harvey, a Gilford resident, has generously donated a framed original painting, "Summer in New Hampshire" for the show's raffle. She is an award-winning painter who displays her work in Lakes Region galleries.

The art event and the unique downtown location combine to make this an interesting and worthwhile visit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:07

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Meredith Parks & Recration in full summer swing&RecSummer (395)

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department's Camp Can Do is in full swing. However, registrations are still being accepted for the remaining weeks in the summer-long program.

Activities include field trips such as water carnival days, beach days, kickball week, Penny Carnival day, Santa's Village, and Canobie Lake Park. Children can register for either half- or full-day programs and there are multi-child discounts available.

For more information as well as a copy of the summer camp activity calendar please visit the Parks & Rec website www.meredithnh.org.

Once again, Children's Stage Adventures will be returning this summer for another year of Theatre Camp for the week of Aug. 18-22. The children will learn the play "The Emperor's new clothes" through workshops and rehearsing and they will put all their hard work and determination into performing a show for friends, family and the general public on Friday Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Space is limited for this popular camp, so those interested in taking part are urged to reserve space.

Some of the adult programs being offered this summer include men's pick-up basketball on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. for $1 per person, Advanced adult coed volleyball on Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. for $3 per visit or $15 for the summer-long session and the up and coming fun sport, Pickleball on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. for $20 per session or $5 per visit. Pickleball is a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis by using a wooden paddle, a plastic ball on a badminton sized indoor court. The current session ends July 31 and the next session starts Aug. 7 – please call the Community Center or check online for more information.

British Soccer Camp is back again this year during the week of Aug. 11-15 at Prescott Park in Meredith. Registration forms are available at the Community Center in Meredith or at the Inter-Lakes Elementary School.

The Parks & Recreation Department is offering swim lessons through August and there is still some space available for the next two sessions, please call for more information 279-8197.

For a complete copy of the summer brochure as well as other events and programs offered through the Parks and Recreation Department visit www.meredithnh.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:00

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