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Giant Steeple Chase event set for Opechee Park

LACONIA — A giant steeple chase 5k, sponsored by the Stinson/Dowling college scholarship fund, will be held Sunday, June 29 at Opechee Park. The first heat starts at 8:30 am.

This unique race consists of three one-mile loops inside Opechee Park with an approximately 150 yard swim each lap. Life vest are allowed for the not so strong swimmers or novice athletes . (must bring own vest).minimum age 16. There is a limit of 250 participants.

The race is intended  to benifit Laconia High School x-country and track athletes, giving college scholarships to both men and women with hopes of expanding it to surrounding schools. The scholarships will be given out by Lakes Region Scholarship Foundations.

Application for this event can be found by going to HTTP://steeplechase5k.weebly.com . volunteers are needed especially for the swim looking for anyone who has a canoe or kayak to assist . If interested or need more info contact Brian Taylor at 603-520-6084

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:24

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Gilford Parks and Rec offers golf, tennis and archery lessons (420)Events

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation is sponsoring an introductory golf clinic for ladies at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, June 7 from 9-11 a.m.

Golf Pro Jim Swarthout and staff will lead participants through a stress free introduction to the game. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com .
Cost  is  $40 for the clinic and includes balls and clubs

The department is also sponsoring Youth Golf Lessons available through the Pheasant Ridge Golf Club. These lessons are available for children ages 7 and up and are led by Golf Pro and Gilford High School Golf Coach, Jim Swarthout. These lessons will be held on Wednesday evenings this June and July. The session dates these lessons are; Session 1 - June 11, 18 & 25,  and Session 2 - July 9, 16 & 23, 2014 from 5– 6:30 p.m. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com .
Cost is $70 per session

Parks and Recreation is offering tennis lesson programs for youth and adults ages 5 and up this summer. Professional Instructors from the Gilford Hills Tennis Club will be leading a four-week session on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 7 – July 30. Session times will be broken up by age. All sessions have limited availability and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis with priority given to Gilford residents. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com .
Cost is $60 per participant

The department is also sponsoring a four-week session of Olympic Archery instruction, to be led by certified archery Instructors from Archery In Motion. This program will be held on Tuesday afternoon/evenings from July 8 – July 29 at the Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink. The Beginner session will run from 4-5 p.m., with the Intermediate session running from 5:15-6:15 p.m. These classes are open to Youth and Adults ages 7 years old and up and no experience is required. Enrollment in this program is limited. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com . Priority will be given to Gilford residents.

Cost is $60 per person and includes all necessary equipment; you may also bring your own equipment (with approval by instructor).

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:22

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Audiologist giving presentation on hearing at Taylor Community

LACONIA — A free educational presentation titled "Hearing: It Affects More Than Your Ears" will take place at the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Dr. Laura Robertson of Audiology Specialists in Laconia will be the speaker.
Some attendees will enjoy the opportunity to "test drive" the newest technology available in hearing devices, allowing them to experience the advancements for themselves. Only a few devices are available for the presentation and arrangements must be made in advance. However, others may make arrangements for a special "test drive" opportunity after the event.
Registration for the event is strongly encouraged as space is limited. To ensure the comfort of all who attend, walk-ins will be permitted only as space allows. To register, call 528-7700 during normal business hours or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:14

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Volunteers Needed to Help Restore New Hampton Town House Stage Curtain

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society and the Town of New Hampton are loking for volunteers to help restore the former stage curtain which once graced the New Hampton Town Housel.

A hundred years ago, grand drapes and painted backdrops were the primary artistic feature of the cultural life of almost every village and town in Northern New England and were found in town and grange halls, theaters and opera houses. When painted curtains went out of use, they were often rolled up and stored in an attic or the space under the stage. After sixty or more years in that state, these historic and locally significant curtains are dirty, cracked, stained, and torn, but they can be cleaned and repaired.

Vermont-based "Curtains Without Borders" and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance are helping custodians and historical societies, such as New Hampton, restore and preserve these pieces of popular art, which were once familiar to everyone in town.

The work on the curtains will be done "on site" in the New Hampton Town House. Volunteers are needed for the unique cleaning process and to provide food and beverages for the workers. The public is welcome to observe the restoration.

Call Carole Curry 744-9798 or the Town Office at 744-3559 if you are interested. Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:03

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