Meredith Chamber soliciting local events listings

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is asking civic and community organizations and area businesses to submit listings of their upcoming events to the Chamber for inclusion on the Chamber's website.

The Chamber Calendar of Events serves as a master calendar for the area and clearing house for events in that organizations or businesses are able to contact the Chamber when scheduling an event so as to avoid duplication. Those who want to submit an event are asked to include the name of the event, the sponsoring organization, the date, time, and place and mail to the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at Box 732, Meredith, NH 03253 or e-mail the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chamber Executive Director Susan Cerutti reports that the Chamber is looking for events taking place in the towns in the Winnipesaukee, Squam, and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire. The Chamber's website,, receives more than 350 unique visitors a day and the calendar of events is one of the most visited pages.


6th Annual Gunstock 5K Walk/Run Road Race on Oct. 4 to benefit Lakes Region Disabled Sports

GILFORD — On Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. Lakes Region Disabled Sports will host the 6th Annual Gunstock 5K Walk or Run Road Race. This dog friendly race will take runners and walkers on a scenic course from the base area at Gunstock, through some of the Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails and back to the base area.

The course includes paved and gravel roads and trails with a limited number of hills. The first 150 participants will receive a free race shirt and bag giveaways. Added this year is a catered lunch and beer garden. There are prizes for the top finishers and many great raffle prizes for participants.

All proceeds will go to Lakes Region Disabled Sports. Lakes Region Disabled Sports (LRDS) is a special part of the Gunstock Ski Area and surrounding Lakes Region of New Hampshire where people with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges team up with trained volunteers and learn to ski and snowboard.

The dog friendly portion of the run/walk is sponsored by Blue Buffalo Dog Food. Virtual runners and walkers are welcome too. Other corporate sponsors include: Walgreens, Graystone Builders, Quality Insulation and Coca-Cola Bottlers. For more information or to register visit 

Basket weaving class at Meredith gallery on September 13

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen will offer at Variety Basket Weaving class with Ray Lagasse on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. 

In this one-day workshop students can choose which kind of basket they would like to make from start to finish. Options include a garden basket, laundry basket, wool gathering basket, or a market basket. Full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures are available at the gallery.

Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full 8 hours. Tuition is $110 per student for Group 1 Baskets and $90 for Group 2 Baskets, and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Plymouth State University to test siren on Wednesday

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University will test its PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren on Wednesday, September 10 at noon. At that time, the emergency siren will sound for about five minutes in approximately 30-second intervals.

The purpose of the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is to notify campus and community residents, staff and visitors to an imminent threat or danger. Emergency management officials urge residents, staff and patrons of local businesses to shelter in place when the siren is sounded. During the emergency siren alert test, PSU staff, safety personnel, emergency responders and others will be located throughout campus to verify the strength of the emergency signal and to assist individuals with locating the nearest building to shelter in place until the conclusion of the siren test.

PSU’s Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is located on a pole adjacent to the Hartman Union Building on High Street and should be audible outdoors for approximately a one-mile radius. The emergency alert communication systems will also be tested on and off campus.  Questions or comments regarding the PSU Emergency Alert Siren test can be sent to: Chief Public Relations Officer Timothy Kershner at 535-2476, or PSU Director of Public Safety Richard Bailey at 535-2111, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.