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Pumpkin Carving Night at Community Center

LACONIA — The  Laconia Parks & Recreation is inviting families to take part in a pumpkin carving event on Thursday, October 24,  from 6-8 p.m. t the Laconia Community Center.

Pumpkins and pumpkin carving kits will be provided as well as hot apple cider and cookies. This is open for families and friends and will cost $10 per pumpkin.

Pay and register by October 21. For more information call 524-5046.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:30

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Inter-Lakes High School Holding Empty Bowls Dinner

MEREDITH — On Thursday, October 24, the 4th annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held in the Inter-Lakes High School cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

I-LHS National Honor Society and students from Mrs. Sangudolce's Art Club and art classes will work together to sponsor the evening event which is meant to heighten the local communities awareness of hunger and hunger related issues around the world.

Area restaurants will supply a simple dish that feeds those who attend. Any donation is accepted (suggested $10) and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to hunger agencies. Participants are asked to take their student made bowl home as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger – and those who did something to help.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:28

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Laconia Historical Society program on Winter Hiking

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical & Museum Society's October program on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m.at the Laconia Public Library will feature a Bob Manley and Gordon Dubois with a slide presentation on Winter Hiking.

In 2004 Manley and DuBois summited New Hampshire's  48 4,000 foot mountains in winter. Following this accomplishment, they continued to climb other peaks in New England during the winter season and at the end of this year hope to have climbed New England's 100 highest in winter.

Over the years, Manley has collected a large number of photos from these winter hike exploits. In addition to their passion for winter hiking, Bob is an accomplished professional photographer and Gordon loves long distance hiking, having hiked the Appalachian, Coos, Long, IAT and John Muir Trails.

Bob and Gordon will present a slide show and share their stores about winter hiking in New England. Stunning photographs will be used to provide an appreciation for this feat from a perspective that few have experienced. They will also provide information on the basics of winter hiking: trip planning, clothing, equipment, food, hiking with your dog and multi-day hikes. The program will also include a special emphasis on hiker safety and the use of map and compass, cell phones and GPS.

For more information about this lecture program, or if you would like to make a donation and/or become a member, please contact Laconia Historical & Museum Society at (603) 527-1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us online at www.laconiahistorical.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:25

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The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana at Meredith Library Tuesday

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library is happy to host Carol Lee Anderson as she presents her newest book The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip'' on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Cartoonist Bob Montana was made famous with his Archie comic strip and resided in Meredith for many years with his wife and children.

"I saw a strip that had Gunstock in it and I asked myself how many times he did this," said Anderson. "I started looking at the old 'Archie' comics and we found a lot of Lakes Region references. Many times he would include people from Meredith and surrounding towns."

Anderson decided to focus on this aspect of Montana's life for her book. Learn more about Bob Montana's life in Meredith and what influence Meredith had on his work. Light refreshments will be served and Carol will be selling and signing copies of her book.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:13

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