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Christmas Festival at Moulton Farm December 15

 

MEREDITH — Stories, tractor rides, music, food, and crafting activities for adults and children are just part of the holiday fun at Moulton Farm's annual "Christmas at the Farm" festival on Sunday, December 15. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., "is one of the most anticipated events we do at the farm," says John Moulton. "The farm is decorated, our gallery of wreaths is open, the fresh trees smell amazing, and there are a lot of smiles."

This year the farm has teamed up with Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for a special holiday stories session starting at noon. Old favorites as well as some newer holiday tales will be included. At 1:30 p.m. Santa will arrive, once again by tractor. "Last year he had so much fun that he especially asked for the tractor," says Moulton with a smile. "

In addition to the free tractor rides around the farm with free hot chocolate to help keep fingers warm, holiday music from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and animals to visit, there will be several crafting activities and a workshop happening. The crafting activities are on a drop in basis and include decorating and planting a pot to give as a gift or enjoy at home, making wooden snowmen, and decorating cookies. Some activities are free, and some have a small cost.

There will also be a workshop for decorating gingerbread houses. The cost for the workshop is $30 per house decorated and space is limited.

During the festival there will be sampling of different food items available at the farm for gift giving as well as items that can be ordered from the farm's kitchen for holiday gatherings until the kitchen closes for the season on December 31. Cider Bellies will be making their famous cider doughnuts. Treats and warm soups will also be available for purchase to take home or enjoy during the afternoon at the farm.

 

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Gilford Rotarians Holding Annual Wixson Memorial Dinner

GILFORD — The 28th annual Rev. Ray Wixson Memorial Gilford Senior Citizen Dinner & holiday celebration will take place on Tuesday December 10 at 5:45 p.m. at the Gilford Communtiy Church and Community Center.

This event is put on every year by the members of the Gilford Rotary Club to thank the seniors of Gilford for their many contributions to Gilford over the years. There will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the "fixings" and entertainment by some local talent.

Call Gilford Rotarian Carolyn Scattergood at 366-5503 to make reservations. Transportation is available if needed.

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Basket Weaving Demonstration with Alice Ogden Saturday

MEREDITH — Alice Ogden, a traditional basketmaker and League of NH Craftsmen member since 1980, created this year's Annual Ornament "Woven in Winter" - a miniature woven black ash basket with a white oak handle, embellished with a shimmery ribbon so it can be hung from a tree or wreath.

Ogden will be demonstrating her technique by crafting one of her ornaments at a in-store demonstration on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery.

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Toys for Tots Drive being kicked off at the Black Swan Inn Holiday Open House

 

TILTON — The Black Swan Inn on Sunday, December 8 will be having a Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. to Kick of the holiday season and a Toys for Tots Toy Drive.

Cari Ordway, owner of Bead Divine specializing in beaded items, classes, workshops and retreats will be at the open house. She has been beading for 10 years and is currently enrolled in the Master Beader Program at the Bead Bush Studio in Deerfield. She specializes in bead weaving but has also been expanding her skills and is working with silver and precious metal clay. She will have finished pieces as well as kits available and will also be demonstrating.

Guests will step back into the Victorian Era and enjoy some traditional holiday music, refreshments and even a visit from Old Saint Nick. Children of all ages are welcome and parents too at this free event.

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