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Saturday drawing classes starting at VynnArt Gallery

MEREDITH — After a successful series of basic drawing classes at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith on June 2013, Moultonboro artist Estelle Smith has agreed to resume Saturday classes this September and continue them through the autumn months as desired. Weekly Saturday classes lasses will begin on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Smith, whose watercolor work and pencil drawings are well known throughout the region, is a devoted teacher, offering classes in basic drawing and watercolor techniques. She notes that "I have learned through the years that great artists are all great 'basic drawers'. Their preliminary drawings are masterpieces. Amateur artists too frequently bypass the time and effort necessary to perfect these skills, just like amateur pianists avoid practicing scales, and amateur golfers bypass the practice range to head to the first tee. The result: they will always produce "amateur" work. Based on a lot of experience, I have no doubt that students who work to perfect their basic drawing skills will see a steady improvement in the caliber of their art work, whatever media they choose to work in," says Smith.

VynnArt Gallery is located at 30 Main Street, Suite A, Meredith, NH. Classes work well for students of all skill levels, including beginners. The materials requirement is minimal, and classes are affordable. For more details email Estelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:23

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Debt Triage Workshop to be held September 26 in Laconia

LACONIA — A Debt Triage Workshop will be offered by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) on Thursday, September 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will take place in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

The class will cover budgeting, cutting waste, changing behaviors, prioritizing debt, credit repair, improving and understanding credit reporting, and more. Designed for those on a tight budget, the class will also focus on financial preparation to achieve specific goals, such as reducing debt, reestablishing credit or preparing to own a home. Learn to eliminate waste, prioritize expenses, understand your spending habits, stretch your dollars, and get on the path to healthy spending habits. Learn tips and strategies for saving. All class participants are eligible for individual budget/credit counseling.

The Debt Triage Workshop is free and sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank. Refreshments will be served.

Advance registration required by calling Debra Drake, homeownership director of LACLT at 524-0747 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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‘Back to Back Bach’ performance at the Taylor Community

LACONIA — Whether seated at the piano or standing before an orchestra, baton in hand, Vladimir Svoysky's approach to music is pure passion born from his formative years in his native Russia. Svoysky will perform the next concert of the 2013 Taylor Community Music Series "Back to Back Bach" on Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building.

Johann Sebastian Bach's genius produced some of the most beautiful music of all time. The results have been both lesson and inspiration to musicians for more than three centuries. Bach himself put it this way, "There is nothing so remarkable about it; one only need hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required as seating is limited. To RSVP call 524-5600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:06

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Firewood workshop planned for October 1

BOSCAWEN — The UNH Cooperative Extension program will be sponsoring a firewood workshop on Tuesday, October 1 from 1–4 p.m. at the UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office in Boscawen.

Wood Science speakers include Sarah Smith and Tim Fleury of the UNH Cooperative Extension.  Information about the New Hampshire Rules regarding buying and selling firewood  will be presented by Rebecca Malila, Jeff Wentworth, and Dennis Marquis of the NH Department of Agriculture. Kyle Lombard of the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands will be focusing on forest pests and firewood. Quarantines will be highlighted by Piera Siegert of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture.

The program is free. Advance registration requested. To register call Mary West at (603) 796-2151. For more information call Sarah Smith  at (603)862-2647.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:03

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