CANTERBURY — Christmas at Canterbury will be held on Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, December 14 from 3-8 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children age 6-17; children under 5 free. Member admission is half price.
Christmas at Canterbury, held annually, allows visitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time magic show, riding in a horse drawn wagon, and watching a silent film with live organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski.
The event will also include music performances, story telling, craft demonstrations and activities, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and cider, chats with Village characters like Dr. Seth Miller, 19th century physician and more. Attendees have the option of having dinner at The Shaker Table, where reservations are required, or enjoying lighter fare at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.
Christmas at Canterbury is sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank, Lincoln Financial Group, Nathan Wechsler, The Rowley Group and Bank of New Hampshire.
"Canterbury Shaker Village is a place where the ideals of simplicity, reflection and renewal are present year round," noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. "Yet, it's at Christmas that our ongoing practice of rethinking Shaker traditions seems especially relevant. Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the holiday in a way that gets away from the commercialism so prevalent today."
The Shaker Gift Shop, which features a wide selection of high quality, Shaker inspired products, will be open for Holiday shopping during Christmas at Canterbury.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:35
GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club will launch its season of selling Christmas trees to benefit local charities December 6 – 15.
Look for the Gilford Rotary Christmas tree sale across from Hannaford on Route 11. Browse the great selection of fresh cut trees from noon till eight weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
These New Hampshire grown, freshly cut, premium trees include hundreds of first quality fraser fir and balsam trees in all shapes and sizes from table top to 12 feet tall. Plus decorative holiday wreaths.
New this year are two collectable Christmas tree ornaments depicting the Tannery Hill covered bridge, constructed, by Gilford Rotary members and Gilford townspeople in 1995. The 24-kt finish ornament can be purchased for $15. The second ornament is a Herman Defregger crystal that is $40. Stop in the Gilford Rotary trailer and register to win one of 30 special raffle items. There's hot chocolate, hot dogs and yummy corn chowder.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:28
LACONIA — T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack's took part in the Turkey Plunge to benefit the Salvation Army of Laconia.
For the second year in a row, to help increase funds for their team and the organization, the Laconia store enlisted the support of patrons. Guests were encouraged to visit T-BONES and Cactus Jack's starting November 10 through November 17. Every five dollars donated to the Salvation Army of Laconia at Laconia T-BONES and Cactus Jack's earned guests a spin on the Donation Prize Wheel as a thank you for their support. The wheel was full of great prizes, intended to be a win, win for the guest and plunge team.
Together, Laconia staff and patrons donated $3,000 to the Salvation Army of Laconia. The staff was also present at the Turkey Plunge on November, 23 at Opechee Cove Beach at noontime to take the plunge for the cause.
Jason Bolduc, T-BONES and Cactus Jack's general manager, said "We are extremely thankful to our patrons for their support for yet another year. We hope next year is just as successful for the Salvation Army!"
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:43
LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire's 4th annual Feeding New Hampshire Food Drive resulted in double the collected donations over last year. Bank of New Hampshire's 21 Banking Offices collected nearly 5,100 non-perishable food items and over $600 in monetary donations. These donations were delivered to nineteen local food pantries throughout New Hampshire the week prior to Thanksgiving.
"This food drive continues to grow each year and we can only hope to help more and more as time goes on. The need this year has been greater than in recent years, making this a staple to the communities we serve," stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire. This is what makes Bank of New Hampshire more than a bank."
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank's customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:38
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