2nd Annual Lakes Region Rotary Car Show raised $12,000 for charities

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Rotary Club held its second annual car show at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound on Saturday July 26. O'Reilly Auto Parts, Bank of New Hampshire and Graham & Graham CPAs were the major sponsors of this year's event. Vintage vehicle were on display featuring the 50th anniversary Mustangs. There were over 150 vehicles on display. From sponsorships, vehicles registrations and general admission the club raised over $12,000.

From monies raised at the event, the Lakes Region Rotary Foundation has approved awarding the following charities listed below:
Laconia Boys & Girls Club, Circle Program,  Laconia Educational Endowment Fund (LEEF), Lake Region Scholarship Foundation, LRGHealthcare, Rotary International Foundation,  Lake Region Rotary Youth Leadership, Laconia Memorial Middle School Mentoring Program, Laconia Got Lunch, Laconia Elm Street School Playground, Child Advocacy Center, Laconia Community Area Land Trust.
Total contributions are $11,500.

AARP Mature Driver program offered in Meredith

MEREDITH — A AARP Mature Driver Safety Program will take place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m.

Each three-hour classroom session will focus on defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road. Instructors will point out how older drivers can adjust their 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 $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.

Registration is required. Those interested can register by calling Bob Kennelly at 677-7187.


‘Bloom in Art’ at Castle in the Clouds


MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough will host Bloom in Art, an exhibition of paintings, at the Carriage House Art Gallery from Thursday, Sept. 4, through Oct. 26.

Bloom in Art will present a collection of more than 40 selected paintings of flowers in all forms and settings, from floral arrangements and tree branches to fields and gardens. On loan from a private collection and guest-curated by Samuel and Sheila Robbins, the exhibition features both prominent and unknown talented artists working in a variety of styles and media.

The public is invited to a gallery reception on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. The guest curators will be on hand, and complimentary wine and crudités will be served. Free to the public. Entrance to the Carriage House Gallery is via Ossipee Park Road.

The exhibition and Gallery Reception are sponsored by Christopher P. Williams Architects LLC.

Conservation Trust leading guided paddle of White Oaks Pond on Tuesday

HOLDERNESS — On Tuesday, September 9 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust in partnership with the Squam Lakes Association will present a guided paddle to explore White Oak Pond. This paddle will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 11 a.m.

LRCT owns a land with 1,300 feet of shoreline on the pond and holds conservation easements on two small islands, Frank's and Bayberry, totaling approximately 9 acres with nearly a mile of shoreline. In addition, the woodlands and wetlands on the pond's shorelines and islands provide habitat for such species as beaver, mink, great blue heron, and loon.

Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 20 participants. To register, contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-253-3301. LRCT guided excursions are free to all. The Squam Lakes Association will offer boat rentals for a fee to participants who don't have access to their own boat.