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Santa's Little Helpers program available in Belmont

BELMONT — The Belmont Police Explorers have teamed up with the Shaker Regional School District and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Belmont for this year's Santa's Little Helpers program.

The program works to help less fortunate Belmont families with children from infant to 15 years old to have a proper Christmas. The program is continuing to take donations, including cash donations.

Anyone interested in helping support the program can make checks payable to the Belmont Police Explorers Santa's Little Helper. Checks can be dropped off at the Belmont Police Station or deposited directly at Northway Bank next to the Belknap Mall.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:09

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Meredith Village Art Walk to Benefit Inter-Lakes 'Got Lunch' Program

MEREDITH — On Thursday evening, December 12, from 4-7 p.m. seven galleries in Meredith will participate in the 4th annual Meredith Village Art Walk, to benefit the Inter-Lakes "Got Lunch" Program.

The "Got Lunch" Program works in concert with individuals, businesses, the school system, community service agencies and faith based organizations, to provide a healthy lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the 10 weeks of summer recess.

During the Art Walk, visitors can stroll through candlelit storefronts in quaint Meredith Village and view beautiful local and international works of art while chatting with local artists. Gallery-goers can also catch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, which will loop around the village several times and make stops at all the participating galleries and restaurants, including the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Gallery 51, VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, The League of NH Craftsmen, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Hawkins Photography and Framing and The Arts Collaborative, Mame's Restaurant and Kara's Cafe.

The wagon, provided by The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, will be pulled by horses from Heritage Farm and will have Santa and one of his elves on board all evening.

At each location, guests will enjoy music, refreshments, and unique discounts, as well as a special 50/50 raffle that will provide donations for the Inter-Lakes, Got Lunch Program. Raffle tickets will be on sale for$ 5 each at all of the participating galleries.

Ogelthorpe Fine Arts & Crafts will stay open late for the event and will have an assortment of fine arts and crafts. They are also hosting a wine tasting by Hermit Woods Winery.

VynnArt Gallery will feature art by local artists. Several of the artist will be on hand to share their techniques and talk about their work. Also featured at VynnArt are over fifty (4" x 6") original matted paintings by members of the Lakes Region Art Association, all for an affordable price of $12 each.

Gallery 51 will be showing new work by artist and owner, Christine Hodecker-George. Christine will be on hand to talk about her work and discuss the classes that are offered at Gallery 51 throughout the year.

The lakes gallery at chi-lin, located at 17 Lake Street, will be hosting two events. The first will be a preview of it's winter workshop series entitled "the Romance of Ancient Arts." In the upcoming series together, Suzanne & Master perfumer, Tamsan will explore the poetry of blending both teas and fragrance.

The second event is the opening of "The Scholar's Studio," an exhibit by Bruce Iverson, featuring Chinese Brush Painting paintings with a "touch of gold."

The League of NH Craftsmen Gallery at 279 DW Hwy, features contemporary and traditional fine crafts by over 300 artists. Inside you will discover hand turned bowls, colorful pottery, hand blown glass, jewelry by some of the state's finest jewelers, fiber art and more.

Though not part of the horse and wagon route, The Arts Collaborative, located on the corner of Rt. 104 and Winona Road, is very much a part of the Art Walk. Come and see The Hand Crafted Iron and Wood furniture and acessories made by Steve Hayden and Dave Little as well as blown glass, turned wood and other works by New Hampshire artists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:04

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Sunday afternoon concert benefits Boy Scout Troop 142

MOULTONBOROUGH — Boy Scout Troop 142 presents an afternoon with some favorite area musicians on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Moultonborough Academy Auditorium, 25 Blake Rd. Moultonborough.

Featured are Eric and Tess Erskine, Audrey Drake, Peter Lawlor, Tim and Dave, Harmony and Cliff, Trish Jackson and Noah Smith.This concert is by donation and all funds raised will support Troop 142 and their activities in the upcoming year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:31

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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Holds Tree of Memories Ceremony at Moulton Farms

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice held the first of five Hospice Tree of Memories events this past Saturday, December 7 at Moulton Farms in Meredith. With over 50 memorial doves dedicated to friends and loved ones, a crowd of hospice supporters gathered around the "Tree of Memories" to sing, read names and celebrate the life of those being honored.

The Hospice Tree of Memories, one of the most meaningful and expressive events of the holiday season, celebrates its 18th annual commemoration this year. This occasion provides opportunities for family, friends and neighbors to remember a loved one by placing an inscribed porcelain dove, a symbol of serenity, peace and tranquility, on one of the five evergreen trees.

This event brings people together to share feelings of hope and love in a serene setting as participants celebrate lives well lived, lives that will be missed. Those who participate in this beautiful and moving ceremony often experience a deep sense of renewal and a new feeling of unity and closeness to their remembered loved one.

Additional Tree of Memories ceremonies will be on Saturday, December 14 and will include morning services (11 a.m.) in Wolfeboro at Huggins Hospital and in Ossipee at the Ossipee Main Street Building on Moultonville Rd., afternoon services ( 1 p.m.) will be in Wakefield at the Town Office and in Alton at the Town Office. All are invited to attend, for those who would like more information or wish to inscribe a porcelain dove ornament to memorialize a loved one inquire at 569-2729.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:07

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