HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) will host its first ever Squam Ridge Race, a 12.2 mile trail race which traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with amazing views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed on Sunday, September 22. Registration/number pick up opens at 7 a.m. followed by the race start at 7:45 a.m.
The race has a total of 3,000 feet of elevation gain and is mostly single track on trails. The path up to the top of Mount Percival will be a challenge to runners with its many stone steps and rugged terrain.
Registration before September 1 is $60, after September 1, $65. Registrations the day of add $5. Register online at www.squamlakes.org/squam-ridge-race. All proceeds from the Squam Ridge Race will go directly to supporting over 50 miles of SLA maintained trails around the Squam watershed.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:50
ALTON — The Alton Masons from Winnipisaukee Lodge will be holding a chicken barbeque on today from 4-7 p.m.
The meal will consist of a half-chicken cooked over the outdoor BBQ pit, baked potato, cole slaw, corn, dinner roll, dessert, and a beverage.
The Masons invite those who don't feel like getting the kids cleaned up and dressed to go out for dinner to drop by and pick up a takeout container with the chicken, potato, cole slaw, corn and a dinner roll so they can eat at home.
Cost is $12.
The Lodge is located on Rte 28 a quarter mile south of the Alton traffic circle.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:21
LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library presents The Color of Paradise, Monday, September 9 at 6:45 p.m. This starts a new season in the International Film Series shown monthly at the Laconia Public Library.
Mohammed is a student at a special school for blind children in Tehran. His mother is dead, and his father, Hashem, earns a meager wage working in a charcoal producing plant. He sometimes considers abandoning the boy. He is shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness because he is afraid that his new bride will think the boy is a bad omen for their marriage.
He is the last student to be picked up for summer vacation. However, Mohammed happily roams the beautiful hills of his village during his vacation. He touches and feels the nature around him, counting the sounds of animals, and imitating them. He displays a unique attitude towards nature, and seems to understand its rhythms and textures as a language. Mohammed wants to see God. Paradise is another name for God. The color of paradise is the color of God.
Mohammed goes to the local school with his sisters and reads the lessons from his textbook in Braille, which amazes the children and the teacher. The sights and sounds of family life in the countryside of Iran are central to the experience of Mohammed and his family.
Mohammed's grandmother is heartbroken when she learns that Hashem wants to give Mohammed away. He is given to a blind carpenter for mentoring. The tension between Hashem and Mohammed is the mixture of love and shame that tests Hashem. This 1999 film was made in Iran and directed by Majid Majidi.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:08
LACONIA — The Griggs-Wyatt Post American Legion will hold a 'We Will Remember'' commemoration September 11 at noon at Hesky Park in Meredith.
Master of ceremonies for the program will be Pat Kelly of Binnie Broadcasting. The program will include a posting of colors by the American Legion Post 33 Honor Guard and the National Anthem sung by 12-year-old Molly Brown.
Speakers will include Governor Maggie Hassan, Police Chief Kevin Morrow, Fire Chief Ken Jones, Chairman of the Board of Selectman Nat Torr and Griggs-Wyatt American Legion Post Commander Bob Kennelly.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:58
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