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Meredith Bay Colony Club hosting Wooden Bowls Display

MEREDITH — Meredith Bay Colony Club members and interested locals are welcome to attend a free event "Burls to Bowls," a display of hand turned wooden bowls created by Harold Noreen, an engineer and woodworker who created the bowls over a period of many years in his woodworking shop.

He uses a variety of woods, including mahogany, cherry and spalted maple. The bowls will be on display from August 1 through August 3 between the hours of 10 am and 7 pm at MBCC.

Meredith Bay Colony Club is a not-for-profit senior housing community located at 21 Upper Mile Point Drive in Meredith, up the hill at he Routes 3/106 roundabout. Call 279-1500 to learn more.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:42

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Laconia Elks to host Bike Fest

GILFORD — The Laconia Elks Lodge 876 will host its annual Youth Bike Fest on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the lodge located at 17 Sugarbush Lane, off Route 11A (Gilford Avenue).

This program is designed to provide the needy youths in the Lakes Region with bicycles and helmets. Last year the Elks gave away 22 bikes to children ages 5-14. They hope to double that for this year.

The day of the event a child will receive a bike and helmet and ride a safety course. However, any youngster can come with their bike and learn road safety as well as learn basic maintenance of their bike even if they are not recieving a bike.

There are certain financial guidelines to be eligble for a free bike. Register in advance so that the Elks can ensure that they'll have a proper bicycle for the child.

This program is funded by the Laconia Elks 876 along with the Elks National Foundation which provides youth programs throughout the country incluing the Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Drug Awareness, Scholarships, in addition to events and services for veterans.

 In anyone knows of a child in need, should contact Doti Acres Gath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-387-7522.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:17

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Refer-a-Friend and Save on WildQuest Summer Camp at Prescott Farm

LACONIA —  Prescott Farm is rolling out a Refer-a-Friend deal for new or additional camp registrations from now through the end of the summer. Introduce your friends and their kids to Prescott Farm and encourage them to sign up for camp.

Prescott Farm still has spaces left in all upcoming weeks of camp for the Questers (ages 6-12), Explorers (ages 5-7 - week of 8/11 only) and Teen Trekkers (ages 13-15 - week of 7/28 only). You can visit the summer camp page on our website for more details about each week's theme. Sorry, all Pre-K Pioneer (ages 4-5) weeks are full!

If you and a friend sign up at this time, you will both receive a 20% discount on your week of camp (this is equivalent to one free day of camp each)! If you are a Member of Prescott Farm, this means the price of a week for Questers would be just $140 ($180 for non-Members)

Call 603-366-5695 to register – our online registration system is not able to give you the discount.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:42

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Hello Dolly starts two week run at Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith on July 29


MEREDITH — Well, hello Dolly! From July 29th through August 10th you'll be able to laugh and sing along with one of Broadway's most popular musicals as you follow the adventures of Dolly Levi in a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the century.
The Interlakes Summer Theatre Producing Director, Nancy Barry (from Meredith) will be playing the lead role as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, a mischievous but very successful matchmaker. Other cast members include Charles Baran as Horace Vandergelder, the rich hay and feed store owner in Yonkers. Horace's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl, will be played by Dan Lusardi and his assistant, Barnaby Tucker by John Findlay (a recent Interlakes graduate). The beautiful Widow Molloy, who owns an upscale hat shop in New York City, will be played by Ashley Landroche (also from Meredith). And finally, Widow Molloy's assistant, Minnie Fay will be portrayed by Gabrielle Petrosino while J. Spencer Dean takes on the role of Ambrose Kemper a struggling artist.
The story centers on Mrs. Levi's efforts to marry Half-Millionaire Horace Vandergelder. She's been dreaming about ways to use his fortune and share it with others. Dolly lives by the words of her late husband, Ephraim. "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure, it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow". On the way to capturing Horace's heart, her match-making skills entangle others in her web. She finds suitable mates everywhere she goes. Some of her targets are reluctant, some eager and some just plain terrified.
Of course the story has a happy ending and Dolly "gets her man", and the cash.
This musical comedy won 10 Tony Awards during its run on Broadway from 1964 to 1970. The record lasted for over 35 years.  Call 888-245-6374 for times and tickets or visit the website www.interlakestheatre.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:36

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