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Bearcamp Valley Garden Club’s June 16 meeting to discuss ways to encourage bees to visit

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club will be hosting the Pemi-Baker Beekeepers' president, Gerard Godville, for a free discussion of the ways gardeners can encourage bees to visit their gardens, on Monday, June 16, at the Moultonborough Public Library. The doors open at 1:30 and the program will begin by 2 p.m.

 Godville, with beekeepers David Boynton and Harley Putnam, will show-and-tell the ways pollinators enhance gardens and how homeowners or orchard keepers can attract more of them.
Learn about the history, hives, and habits of bees: much about them isn't readily apparent. We all know, for instance, that bees are attracted to flowers, but do you know they have five-eyes and cannot see the color red? It was surprising to learn that bees are attracted more to smells, than to color. Are you aware that honeybees are the only insect that produces food for humans? Honeybees have been producing this food for about 100 million years. By the way honey is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an antiseptic!
What does some information like this mean for the home gardener? Enjoy your red flowers, but planting in the blue-green range (with some oranges and yellows) will attract bees. The color white is one that bees are likely to avoid, hence beekeepers wearing white clothing.

Gardeners will want to remember that scented soaps, scented laundry detergents, or perfumes on their skin will attract the bees' attention. However bees will not sting unless they perceive a threat, or unless their hive is threatened. Did you know honeybees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we consume? So – if you enjoy raspberries or blueberries on your cereal, or tomatoes on your salad come to this presentation and learn more about what we all can to encourage and "bee" friends with these helpful pollinators.
RSVP by return email or by calling Liz Stevens at 603-968-9256 (leave a message if there is no answer)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:21

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AARP Driver Safety Training program offered in Meredith

MEREDITH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program in Meredith takes place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday and Thursday June 18th and 19th from 4 to 7 p.m.

Conducted in two 3-hour sessions. The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.

The fee for the two day course is $15or AARP members and $20 for others.

To register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:57

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Senior Momentum plans BBQ, Trip to Fisher Cats Game

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, June 2. Participants will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Gilford Village Field to enjoy a fun afternoon including a BBQ lunch and play various lawn games such as croquet, washer toss and bocce. The Parks and Recreation Department will supply hotdogs and hamburgers. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish for our potluck and must RSVP by Friday, May 30.

A Senior Moment-um trip will be held on Wednesday, June 4 to Manchester to watch the Fisher Cats play the Bowie Baysox. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby to carpool to Manchester to watch the game which is scheduled to start at 10:35 a.m. Participants must RSVP by May 30 and pay the $10 in advance so we can order the tickets. There is carpooling available. Please specify if you need a ride or can drive when you RSVP. This program may be cancelled if a minimum participation is not met. Participants are responsible for their own food costs.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

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‘Fiddle Funk’ at Pitman’s Freight Room on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host Chris Bakriges- "Fiddle Funk" with special guest Stanley Chepaitisis on Friday, May 30 at 8 p,m, Admission is $12. A catered dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. Call 527-0043 for reservations.

Christopher Bakriges (piano, composer) is resident artist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. His doctorate in ethnomusicology/musicology afforded him the opportunity to study with the legendary Oscar Peterson. His work traverses jazz, chamber, and world music. Bakriges is a founding member of Critical Theory Ensemble, Q'TET, Quartet 'Til the End of Time, and the Oikos Ensemble, Bakriges has both lectured and performed throughout the United States and internationally in India, Pakistan, Turkey, The Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and France.

Stanley Chepaitis (violin) is Chair of the String Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Stanley is a founding member of the Litton Quartet and the Gorell Trio. He has conducted operas by Mozart (The Impressario), Menotti (The Telephone), Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan. His international performances include engagements at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a special jazz program for an audience of German music teachers at the Hoechschule in Hanover, Germany.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:00

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