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Arts Collaborative February Vacation workshops beginning on Feb 25

MEREDITH — The Arts Collaborative has some creative offerings planned for February school vacation.

On Tuesday, February 25 children 6-12 years can choose to participate in "Puppet pals and Crazy Characters" from 9:30 a.m. to noon. In this workshop children will dream up some amazing, bold, crazy, brave and silly characters, and bring them to life in hand made puppets, using bits and pieces of fabric, paper, recycled treasures and more. A Fun with Color workshop will be offered from 12:30-3 p.m. In this workshop students will explore color mixing, blending, stamping, sponging, splattering, and painting. Children are encouraged to bring their own snacks, and lunch if they plan to stay for both workshops.

On Wednesday February 26 pre-teens and teens can choose "Altered books and Creative Journaling" from 9:30 a.m. to noon. During this class teens will take an old bookand paint, tear, stamp, collage, embellish and make it their own unique artistic statement. Photos, ticket stubs, and stickers that have special meaning can be brought from home, or can be chosen from the studios plentiful collection of unique materials. A "Canvas Painting" workshop will be offered from 12:30- 3 p.m. Students will make their own original paintings using acrylic paints.

"It's a great chance for kids to make a mess and try new ideas and experiment with art in a non- judgmental process oriented environment. I love to watch their eye's light up with delight and pride at their accomplishments and discoveries. It's also a nice chance for parents to get a break or accomplish some work, while the children have fun during the busy vacation week." Says experienced teaching artist Heidi Little. 

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. For more information visit www.theartscollaborative.net or contact Heidi Little at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:45

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Italian Club Presents Mask Making for Carnevale

GILFORD — Once again, the NH Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club brings an interesting aspect of Italian Culture to the Lakes Region. The club has obtained a professional from "Behind the Mask Studio" who will present a talk and demonstration on mask making as it is done in Venice each year for Carnevale and in other areas of the world.

This event will be held at Pheasant Ridge Country Club on March 28 at 6 p.m..
An Italian dinner catered by Contigiani's is included and the cost including the dinner is $30. This event is by reservation only. Call Alice Contardo at 527-0551 or Joe Adrignola at 496-3839 to reserve seats for this interesting presentation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 07:36

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Gilford Youth Center Hosting February Vacation Camp for Grades 1-4

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center will be hosting a full-day vacation camp during February Vacation week.

The camp will run for three days, February 25, 26 & 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The camp will offer various activities, including sports, team building games, arts and crafts, and free play. The GYC welcomes children from all over the Lakes Region. To learn more, or to download a registration form, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. Questions? Contact Scott at 524-6978.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:31

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A Celebration of Life – In Memory of Igor Badamshin planned Sunday

GILFORD — The Gunstock Nordic Association will be holding a Celebration of Life in memory of one of the club's past nordic coaches at the GNA Clubhouse this Sunday, February 23 from 12 noon to  2 p.m.

Igor Badamshin, husband to GNA's present coach, Nina Gavrylyuk, died unexpectedly on January 24 at the age of 47 while skiing in Wisconsin. Igor was a Russian Nordic Olympian and held many titles in World and Russian National competitions before relocating to the USA in 2003 with his wife and daughter Jenia.

At that time Igor & Nina took the reigns of the Nordic programs for GNA here in Gilford. Igor's enthusiasm for cross-country skiing inspired many local youths as he coached them through all levels of training and accompanied them to races across the country.

Although Igor left New Hampshire in 2007 to become part of the CXC program in Wisconsin, his legacy remains here in New Hampshire in the beautiful, warm GNA club house that he helped build, the snow-making system that he relocated to the Nordic trails from another mountain, the night-skiing lights, and the joy for cross country skiing that he shared with this community.

Anyone that knew Igor is invited to come to the GNA Clubhouse this Sunday for a special celebration in his memory. The event will start with an "Igor-style" obstacle course for anyone wishing to participate and will follow with a photo and memory sharing in the Clubhouse. Light refreshments will be offered. For more information, visit the GNA website: www.gunstocknordic.com or call 387-5935.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:27

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