082314 Book It Sanctioned (299)Book-It! 5K is now sanctioned by USA Track & Field

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library are proud to announce that USA Track and Field has given sanction to the "Book-It!" 5K Road Race being held at Community Park in Meredith on Saturday, August 30th. Pre-registration is at Community Park in Meredith on Friday, August 29 from 5-7 p.m. Registration starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Community Park where the race begins.

This family fun event has been given great support by sponsors and donors of prizes given to winners in each age category. The following sponsors include: Gold Sponsor - The Fitness Edge; Silver Sponsors - Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, Overhead Door Options, Inc., and an anonymous donor of our new race timing clock; Bronze Sponsors - E.M. Heath, Inc., Chippers, Phu Jee Chinese Cuisine, DES Home Repair & Remodeling and Middleton Building Supply, Inc. The following donors include: C. G. Roxane Company, Stonyfield, Adornments Unique Jewelry & Apparel, American Police Motorcycle Museum, Aubuchon Hardware-Meredith, BarnZ's Cinemas, Ben & Jerry's, Trading Post, Country Carriage, Del's Kitchen, Ekal, Family Affair Salon, Frog Rock Tavern, Funspot, Giuseppe's Restaurant, Gunstock, Hannaford Market, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Hermit Woods Winery, Innisfree Bookshop, Kara's Café and Cakery, Kellerhaus, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lakeside Deli and Grille, Lee's Candy Kitchen, Micci Freyenhagen, Moulton Farm, New England Runner, Ooo La La Cakes, Patricia's Ladies Apparel, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Premier Nail Salon, So Little Thyme, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Sweet Summertime, Threads, and Voila!

The event consists of three separate races: "Book-It!" 5K, Bookworm 1.2 mi, and Inchworm 400 M for ages 5 and under. The registration fee for "Book-It!" is $25 and $10 for Bookworm. Inchworm is free. Registration forms can also be obtained from the Meredith Library, or register on line at the race website, mplbookit.weebly.com oractive.com. For more information, please contact Beverly Heyduk at 279-1206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Barbara Brann at 279-5565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teatime etiquette lesson at The Clark House Saturday

WOLFEBORO — The Clark House Museum program will hold a "Teatime Etiquette Afternoon" on Saturday, August 23 from 2-4 p.m. This is an interactive program for all ages.

Participants will interact with the Victorian hostess of the Clark family, "Sarah Clark" as she shares the many traditions and tales of teatime as it might have been at the Clark House when she lived there in the 1800's in Wolfeboro's Victorian age.

Individuals will learn various aspects of Tea Etiquette, be introduced to various types of teas and learn the tools necessary for a proper teatime. There will be samples available to try as well as a a bag of tea available for people to take home with them. Fine china will be up for viewing in many parts of the rooms. Special tea music by local musician, Mike Welch, will be featured during the event.

Reservations are recommended. Cost is $8 per person and is limited to 16 people. For more information or to reserve a table call 569-4997 or 569-5709. 

Diver to reveal ‘What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee’ in Franklin on Sept. 4

FRANKLIN — On Thursday, September 4 at 7  p.m., scuba diver and underwater explorer/historian Hans Hug will discuss the deep aquatic finds lying at the bottom of Lake Winnipesaukee in an engrossing style that has attracted hundreds of rapt listeners all over NH in the program "What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee".

This program held at the Franklin Library will delve into the artifacts, shipwrecks and other underwater discoveries that Hug has uncovered over the years he has taken his camera to the depths of the Big Lake. Using old maps, photographs, historical research and high tech side-scan-sonar, he has discovered many new and fascinating things including dozens of heretofore unknown shipwrecks. Mr. Hug will display many of the objects he has found as well as underwater photographs and sonar images, and will show a short video of one of the wrecks he located. Of interest to history buffs, scuba divers, or just armchair adventurers, this is an educational event not to be missed.

There is no admission charge, and the presentation is open to all. The Franklin Library, 310 Central Street, is located next to the Franklin City Hall/Opera House, with elevator access to the second floor meeting room through the library's back door off the rear parking lot. After the program the Society will hold its regular monthly business meeting and all attendees are encouraged to stay, listen, and participate.

City’s Multicultural Festival to feature wide variety of entertainment

LACONIA — The 13th Annual Multicultural Day Festival will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Laconia. This all-day signature event showcases international and ethnic music, food, arts, and crafts. The goal of the LMF Committee

is to increase cultural awareness and foster an inclusive community for all – from first Americans to our most recent immigrants and refugees.

Lindsay and Her Puppets will be a part of the Children's Corner this year. Lindsay and the puppets bring much laughter to kids and parents, along with stories to be thoughtful about. Activities and entertainment in the Children's Corner are much enlarged and diverse this year. Other performances include: The Concord School of Music, Larry Frates' Magic Show and Cartoon Story-time, and Artsfest Hoop Dance & Circus Demos. Wildlife Encounters will be present, and much more to hold the attention of the youngest. Juliean Hartley, a certified music therapist of the Concord School of Music, specializes in early childhood development goals. In its 12th year with the Festival, Wildlife Encounters brings awareness concerning issues affecting Animals – People – Earth, while providing a personal connection with exotic animals.

Among the many LMF entertainers will be the Jack Zarzatian Ensemble. Jack and his fellow musicians' repertoire include Armenian, Turkish, Greek, and Arabic classical, folk, and contemporary music. They offer a diverse experience in musical instruments and styles, including the dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum, and the oud, a Middle Eastern lute. Jack has performed at major festivals and musical events all over the U.S. and Canada.

Those who still wish to register as social service, craft, or food vendors can go on-line at the Laconia Multicultural Festival Website to do so. The Laconia Human Relations Committee is joined by the Historic Belknap Mill and Laconia Main Street in sponsoring the Laconia Multicultural Festival. For more information contact Becky Guyer, Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..