Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt in Meredith, ‘Cauldron of Goodies’ up for grabs

LACONIA — The Greater Meredith Program is holding a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt throughout the town. To win the "Cauldron of Goodies", participants must fill out the scarecrow game card by visiting the scarecrows listed in the events guide and bring it to Moulton Farm on October 26 by 2:45 p.m. for the drawing with the Great Pumpkin at 3 p.m.

The October "Spooktacular" events guide and game card, compiled by the Greater Meredith Program and sponsored by DeTolla Dental, listing local events, including the scarecrow contest can be picked up at the following participating businesses, Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, DAK Financial Group, Edward Jones Investments, Forest View Manor, Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith Library, Moulton Farm, Sacred Waters Yoga, and the Wicwas Grange. Each of the businesses is offering one or more special events. The Spooktacular Series of Events guide will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Meredith Community Center.

Nineteen unique scarecrows can be seen throughout town at Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, Church Landing, DAK Financial Group, DeTolla Dental, Edward Jones Investments, Forest View Manor, Hermit Woods Winery, Kara's Café & Cakery, Lakes Region Visiting Nurses Assoc., Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith Historical Society, Meredith Public Library, Moulton Farm, The Fitness Edge, Wicwas Lake Grange, Sacred Waters Yoga and The Arts Collaborative.
For more information on GMP, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at

Men’s basketball in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a men's pick-up basketball program for ages 18 and up, every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Gilford Middle School Gymnasium. This program will begin on Thursday, Oct. 16, and will run through Nov. 13.

There is a $2 fee per participant, per evening. This program is open to any interested adult men and no pre-registration is required.

More information is available by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.


Pemi-Baker Republicans hosting final spaghetti supper of the season Friday

PLYMOUTH — The last Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee (PBVRC) Spaghetti Dinner for 2014 will be held at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland on Friday October 17, from 5-7 p.m.

Guests will get a chance to enjoy the now-famous PBVRC All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner, with spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. There will be free door prizes. Price is $10 per person, $5 for kids 5-12, kids under 5 free, and a special family price of $25.

The PBVRC will be accepting donations of non-perishable goods for the local food pantry.

Joe Deleault at Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — Joe Deleault and The Reel Tuckermans will perform a variety of Celtic tunes when they appear Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House.

Deleault is an award-winning international performer, composer, and session pianist. His recording credits include Jon Bon Jovi, Carly Simon, Natalie MacMaster, and many others. His composing credits include Ernest Thompson's most recent film "Time and Charges."

The Reel Tuckermans (Jim Prendergast on guitar, and Ellen Carlson on fiddle) are well-known New Hampshire musicians.

The program's opening performer, Andrew Sterling, is a touring singer-songwriter from New Hampshire. He has been featured as the opening artist for big-name acts such as The Brew and Blues Traveler.

Tickets are available on-line at, or call the box office at 934-1901 for office hours.