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Lakes Region Wineries to hold 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend

GILFORD — The seven Lakes Region wineries will be holding their 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend on October 5 and 6. Participating wineries include Coffin Cellars, Stone Gate Vineyard, Gilmanton Winery, Sap House Meadery, Haunting Whisper Vineyards, Hermit Woods Winery, and the Lakes Region's newest winery, Newfound Lake Vineyards.

Explore the wineries of the Lakes Region. Taste young wines directly from the oak and stainless steel barrels that are used to ferment and age wine in, meet the wine makers, tour the wine making facilities, and learn all about the wine making process. In addition, many of the wineries will be hosting local vendors and offering special foods and wine-related items to guests. There is no cost to participate, although some wineries do require the purchase of a tasting glass in order to taste wine. Glasses sell for between$3-$5 and you take the glass home with you.

Participating vendors include Tomina's Cookie Dough, Little Linda's Embroidery, Red Fox Farm, Still Seeking Farm, Mystic Eye Creations, Bubble and Flame Soap and candle, Bread Peddler, Herbal Earth, Michelle's Totally Awesome Popcorn, Mitchell's Fresh Salsa, Winni Woods Farm, Sharon's Granola, Popcorn Passion, Spring Hill Farm, Hand Made Pet Company, and many more.

Those who visit all seven participating wineries on Barrel Tasting Weekend will be entered into a drawing to win either a three night stay at the Lake House at Ferry Point in Sanbornton valued at over $800 or a two-night stay at Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith, valued at over $700.

Other prizes for visiting four or more wineries include a two-night stay at Steele Hill Resort valued at $300, a two night stay at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton valued at $250.00, a one night stay at the Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center, valued at $189, a one night stay at the The Henry Whipple House in Bristol, valued at $165, a dinner for two at Gilmanton Winery's restaurant valued at $100, a gift basket made up of wine and wine related items from each winery valued at over $100, a weekend or two night stay, valued at $74 Cozy Pond Camping Resort, dinner for two at the Flying Goose Pub, valued at $50, dinner for two at the Millstone Restaurant, valued at $50.

All seven Lakes Region wineries pride themselves on crafting quality New Hampshire grape, fruit, and honey wines, many of which have received awards in national and international tastings. Most of the wineries grow grapes in their own family vineyards, and all of them place the greatest emphasis on locally grown fruit and honey, working closely with local farmers and pickers to find the best possible fruit with which to make their wine. Lakes Region wines are available in the wineries' tasting rooms as well as restaurants and wine shops throughout New Hampshire.

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Ken Hardcastle, Hermit Woods Winery (Courtesy photo)

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100313 Moby Dick movie Friday night at Gilman Library (93)

ALTON — The Gilman Library will host Oscar Night at the Movies on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m..

Featured will be Moby Dick, a 1956 film starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Orson Welles.

John Huston brought Herman Melville's classic American novel to the screen as an adventure tale laden with action and horror. Gregory Peck, in one of his finest roles, portrays Captain Ahab, the tyrannical, obsessed leader who lusts for revenge against the mysterious white whale.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:00

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Local Girl Will Walk For Food

GILMANTON — A local 5th grader, Kiara Bates, is on a quest. She would like a world where all people have enough to eat. This Saturday, October 6, Kiara is walking in support of the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry in their annual Food Pantry Walk.

Kiara is looking for pledges of one of her favorite foods; chips and salsa. To support Kiara Bates' mission, contact her parents at 603-937-0120 or by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with pledge information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 09:07

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Fall workshops announced for lakes gallery at chi-lin

MEREDITH — The lakes gallery at chi-lin has planned new and unique workshops and classes for this fall.

Jong-Yoon Kim, associate professor of graphic design at Plymouth State University, is teaching a Contemporary Clamshell Box Workshop on Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to create a portfolio box, using materials provided by the class. The session is $75.

Carol Ann Morley, well known artist who founded the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden, will be teaching two courses, the first, The Pleasure of Sketching, will be taught Fridays from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on Friday, October 18. This class will explore the language of drawing and its basic principals. Using both still life set ups and landscape images, students will look at the similarities in both to study light and shade, perspective, spacial depth and the importance of compositional balance. Along with traditional drawing skills participants will also have fun creating images that are impressionistic and expressive in the use of mark making and personal expression. The cost of the 6 sessions ending on Friday, November 15th is $225.

The second class, Botanical Illustration, The Beauty of Natural Forms, will begin on Monday, October 21. Participants will meet for five weeks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This introductory class will teach how to render the beauty of plants and natural forms through observation and drawing skills. It will focus on how to draw plants in proportion and capture their unique character. Morely will demonstrate how to begin a drawing by loosely sketching in the rhythm of contour lines and slowly building the form and adding tonal shading with graphite pencils. The cost of 5 sessions is $200 and only simple basic materials are required. For both workshops participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and satori tea garden will serve tea or coffee.

Suzanne Lee will be teaching Beginning Italic Calligraphy on Thursdays, running from October 10 through November 1. The Thursday sessions will be held from 3:30—5:30 p.m. A second session is offered on Saturday mornings from 9—11 a.m. beginning October 12th through November 16th. Make-up days are offered for both sessions. The workshop is $150 with an additional $35 materials fee.

Quick Books Workshops—Small and simple Handmade Books are returning upon request, with workshops offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 14 or Wednesday October 16. Quick Books can be used as l diaries, recipe books or travel journals, and are unique gifts for weddings, graduation, or baby and wedding showers and the upcoming Holidays. Either workshop is $65. and includes all materials. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack. The satori tea garden will serve tea or coffee.

On Saturday, November 7 Bruce Iverson is teaching An Introduction to Sumi-e Landscape Workshop: A Touch of Gold. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through instructor demonstrations and hands-on projects using the Four Treasures, students will explore the ancient & elegant art of painting landscape & kanji characters in hand ground ink with traditional brushes and rice paper. Special techniques will include work with crinkled paper & gold leaf applications. No art experience is necessary. Workshop with all materials is $95.

The lakes gallery at chi-lin is located at 17 Lake Street, just off the corner of Main Street, in Meredith. A 50% deposit is required upon registration. To register or for more information call 603-279-8663 or email: suzanne@chi-linasianarts..

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