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Waterville Valley plans Labor Day festivities

WATERVILLE VALLEY - Head into Waterville Valley Labor Day for a weekend of live music, family activities, charity duck race, and fireworks. Most activities are free to the public.

Fun starts with Open Mic Night, Friday 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Town Square, with host and musician Doug Thompson. Guests are encouraged to step up to the mic and perform their favorite song or story or bring their instrument and show off their skills.

Saturday, August 31 Back on the Train brings their mix of roots rock, reggae, and soul, classic covers and originals to the gazebo stage from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets, chairs, and beverages, or to use those provided and available in Town Square.

Sunday, September 1 send out the summer with a bang during the "Just Ducky" End of Summer Bash in Town Square. The day includes fun family games, bounce house, The North Face Fashion show, Valley Snow Dogz Meet & Greet, outdoor BBQ, live music and evening fireworks.

During the day make sure to pick up your rubber ducky "chance", available at various Town Square shops. Duck chances for this annual fundraiser are $3 each, with proceeds benefiting the Plymouth Pemi Bridge House. Cash prizes go to the first three ducks across the finish line and something quacky will be given to the owner of the last ducky to float across the finish line. Duck race is at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 1. 

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will give a Live Animal presentation, which gives kids of all ages a chance to get up close and personal with native New Hampshire wildlife. This will take place on the Lower Level of Town Square on Monday, September 2 from 10-11 a.m.

Other activities for families of all ages – including Curious George Story Time, Laser Tag night, Open Gym, Open Art Gallery, and more will be hosted throughout the weekend for families of all ages, by the Margret & H.A. Rey Center and by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com.

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Antiques Appraisal Day at Lake Winni Museum

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting an "Antiques Appraisal Day" on Saturday, August 31 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

People interested in finding out what a family heirloom or treasure may be worth will have three experts on hand to appraise that item for them. A $5 fee per item will be charged and the proceeds will benefit the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society.

The museum is also offering space outside for people to set up flea market tables for $25 per space. Pre-registration is required for a flea market spot. Call 366-5950 for more information. The museum is located on Route 3 in Laconia, next to Funspot.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 08:38

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Moultonborough studio hosting West Africa drumming workshop with Sayon Camara on September 14

MOULTONBOROUGH — Traditional drum player Sayon Camara will grace the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee during an afternoon West African Drumming workshop on Saturday, September 14 at the Holland Hill Yoga and Fitness Studio in Moultonborough. The workshop will run from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Camara, who resides in Woodstock, Vermont most of the year has played the djembe (traditional drum) since he was seven years old, when one was gifted to him by his father who also played. He spent 30 years in the village of his birth playing as the djembefola. In his traditional language which is Malinke, spoken by the Mandinka people of Guinea, djembefola means simply, one who plays the djembe.

There are not many among Camara's people these days who undertake the rigor of being a djembefola. In fact, Camara's last teacher, the world renowned master djembefola, Famoudou Konate has opened the doors to anyone, from any nationality, who wishes to learn in an effort to keep the traditional music alive.

In a West African village such as the one Camara grew up in, being the djembefola meant playing for the people as they lived their daily lives, whether harvesting rice, naming a baby, or marrying, a celebration that calls for four days of drumming. In addition to the djembe, three other drums typically accompany the djembe, known as dununs, as well as a song, sung in Malinke.

Admission is $50 per person. All levels are welcome to participate. Advance registration requested. To register or for more information call 802-779-4914 or visit SayonCamaraDrumming.com/workshops.


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Meredith Library hosting road race on Saturday

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host the 2nd Annual "Book it" 5K road race on Saturday, August 31 at Community Park, Main Street in Meredith. The road race will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The first race of the day is the "Bookworm" run, which consists of a 1.2 mile race and will begin at 8 a.m. An "Inchworm" race, which covers a total of 400 meters is open for children 5 and under. This race will begin at 8:15 a.m. 

Registration for all races will be held at 7 a.m. Preregistration is recommended and can be done at active.com or meredithlibrary.org. Registration forms are available at Meredith Public Library, Olympia Sports and various retail stores in Meredith. Preregistration for "Book-It!" is $20, and for the day of the race, $25; preregistration for "Bookworm" is $5 and for the day of the race, $8. "Inchworm" is free.

For "Book-It" and "Bookworm", the first 50 registrants will receive a free hi-tech shirt. Snacks and water will be provided as well as prizes for winners of each age category. This race is made possible by the following sponsors: Gold - The Fitness Edge; Silver - Dead River Company, Miracle Farms and Overhead Door Options, Inc.; Bronze - Phu Jee Chinese Cuisine, Chippers, Metrocast and Neal Shore Improvement Association, Inc. We are also grateful to the following donors who provided prizes, snacks and water for the runners: A Family Affair Salon, Adornments & Creative Clothing Co., American Police Motorcycle Museum, Aubuchon – Meredith, BarnZ Meredith Cinema, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bootleggers Footwear Center, CG Roxane, Cider Bellie Donuts, Clark's Trading Post, EKAL, Frog Rock Tavern, Funspot, George's Restaurant, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Hannaford Supermarket, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Innisfree Bookshop, Kara's Café and Cakery, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lakeside Deli and Grille, Lee's Candy Kitchen, Mame's Restaurant, Moulton Farm, New England Runners Magazine, Olympia Sports, Patricia's Specially for You, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Personal Days Boutique, Premier Nails, So Little Thyme, Squam Lake Natural Science Center, Stonyfield Farms, Sweet Summertime Ice Cream, The Country Carriage and Voila Salon. 

For more information, please contact Beverly Heyduk at 279-1206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Barbara Brann at 279-5565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 08:18

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