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'Attic Treasures' on Sunday

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds will host its signature Attic Treasures Roadshow appraisal event on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m. This event features antique appraiser Bruce Buxton of Portland, Maine.

Buxton will discuss and evaluate attendees' antiques, from family heirlooms to flea market finds. Participants are limited to two antique evaluations per person.

Admission is $10 per person. A wine and crudités reception is included. Entrance is by Ossipee Park Road. This event is sponsored by Irwin Automotive Group.

Castle in the Clouds is located off Route 171 (455 Old Mountain Road). 

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:11

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Watercolor workshops at Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH — Watercolor artist Lian Quan Zhen will hold free watercolor workshops at Castle in the Clouds Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31.

Lian will begin each afternoon session at 1 p.m. with a 15 minute demonstration of his techniques. These sessions, held above the carriage house, are open to the public free of charge.

"If you think you are good at watercolor painting, come check this out!" says Estelle Smith, course director. "These sessions are nothing short of stunning, and are very popular."

Attendees can park for free by using the back entrance and often grab a lunch in the Castle's cafe beforehand.

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Events & activities planned for Alton Old Home weekend, August 8-10

ALTON — A variety of events and activities are planned for Alton's Old Home Weekend, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10.

Activities include a 5k road race, a craft fair, a parade on Main Street, a vintage boat show, block party and pot luck supper, penny sale, a chicken barbecue put on by the Fire Department, car show, band concerts, fireworks, camp fire and S'mores, scavenger hunt, Fairy and Princess Picnic, a K-9 demonstration, cribbage tournament, an open house at the Alton Historical Society, a Picnic in the Park put on by the Historical Society, mini-golf tournament, and a performance by a barbershop singing group.

The 5k road race will begin at the Alton Bay Bandstand at 9 a.m. Registration will take place between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The certified course through Alton will feature computerized timing, scenic, slight varying course, flat/downhill with one moderate incline, paved. Prizes, raffles, music, water and food.

The race is being co-sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Forms and map available online at www.alton.nh.gov or register online at www.lightboxreg.com/alton5k2014.

The craft fair will be held in Alton Bay on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. New Hampshire crafters with handmade wares will be displaying their work at the Railroad Square Park on Lake Winnipesaukee. Admission free.

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Gilmanton Food Pantry assembling back-to-school kits

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry is again working to provide Back To School Kits to Gilmanton school children in need.

To accomplish this, the food pantry is collecting backpacks (K-High School), scientific calculators, jumbo glue sticks, graph paper, index cards, colored pencils, 1 & 3 subject notebooks, book covers, No. 2 pencils, crayons, 1-inch binders, rulers, fine point Dry Ease and fine and broad tip washable markers, among other items.

Those who would like to donate a complete School Kit for a certain grade level, or who want more information about additional supplies needed, can contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934 for more details.

Drop off locations include the Gilmanton School Office at the Elementary School on Route 140, Gilmanton Town Hall at the Academy Building, and Gilmanton Corner Church, as well as the Food Pantry during normal hours.

Donations should be dropped off by Aug. 10.


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