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Year Round Library offers Summer Reading Program

GILMANTON — Summer Reading Programs at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library start June 24 and children from birth to age 14 are encouraged to attend. Early registration runs June 17 – 20. Although registrations will be accepted at any time during the program, children who sign up during early registration will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone, courtesy of the Iron Works Market.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 1 at 6 p.m. when the library will be hosting magician Peter Boie, courtesy of a Kids, Books and the Arts grant. Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Bryne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. there will be a Family Fun Event when children and their caregivers can explore different themes. You can "Play with Your Food," discover the science behind Wild Weather, and learn about Peculiar Animal Partners and Fascinating Flora.
"Read to Me Story Time" happens Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  We will read several stories on that week's theme and children will make a craft to take home.
Thursday of Discovery, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., is experiment time with lots of audience participation.
Stop by on "Find Out Fun Facts Fridays" and use library resources to answer the question of the day and pick up new puzzle pages to take home.
For every event a child participates in, he or she will earn entries into a raffle for great prizes, drawn at the conclusion of the program on July 24, after our "Solid, Liquid or Gas?" Ice Cream Party and Wrap Up.
Don't worry we haven't left the grownups out. There's been a murder in sleepy little Gilmanton! Stop by and join the forensics team to figure out who witnessed the crime, who committed the crime, and where in town it happened - and which Librarian met her untimely death! All correct solutions enter the "detective" into a grand prize drawing. This will begin June 24.

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Join the NH Music Festival at Make Music Plymouth June 21

PLYMOUTH — Grab your guitar, head to downtown Plymouth and find a spot on the sidewalk to take part in the first ever Make Music Plymouth! On June 21 artists of every age, genre and experience level will descend on the downtown area to participate in this free, outdoor music festival. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and welcomes musicians of all backgrounds to participate and use Main Street as a venue, with storefronts, sidewalks and common areas serving as stages.

As of today, there are 51 artists and bands scheduled to appear and almost 70 performances planned for locations all over the downtown area. There will be something for everyone, including folk, country, alternative, soul, R&B, rock and indie music as well as local favorites and unique collaborations. And if you play the guitar, harmonica or ukulele, you're in luck. We will be having three "Mass Appeal" events, one for each, where anyone can join in to play the same instrument as part of a large group playing the same piece of music.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids, including an interactive "Musical Expedition" presented by Music & Arts. Children of all ages can come to the downtown common from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore different types of instruments and get a special prize at the end of their journey. Right next door will be the "Kids Making Music" tent sponsored by Friends of the Arts, where everyone is welcome to stop by and create their own maracas and musical streamers.


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Wolfeboro hosting Fairy Land Festival on July 5

WOLFEBORO —  Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to join in the magic on Saturday, July 5 as the Wolfeboro Children's Center presents the fourth annual Fairy Land Festival at Cate Park in Wolfeboro from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A picturesque downtown Wolfeboro park transforms into a magical fantasy land with scores of one-of-a-kind, beautiful, handmade fairy houses prominently displayed or perfectly tucked within the natural surroundings. Fairy houses are tiny homes built of "found" materials, lots of creativity, and a giant pinch of pixie dust. Twigs, stones, leaves, shells, bark, pine needles, leaves, and acorn caps become foundations, rafters, roofs, soft floors, and doors to these creations. The design possibilities are infinite and enchanting.

Kids can participate in the magic by building their own fairy houses at a fully stocked crafts table. The table will have twigs and branches, moss, acorns, pinecones, boxes and glue, and much more that will help any child create their own fairy house. Some of the fairy houses may be raffled off at the event to benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center.

Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center. Call the Children's Center at 603-569-1027 for more information.

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Free Fishing Day, Hatchery Open House Saturday

CONCORD — Start making plans to get out and go fishing on Free Fishing Day -- Saturday, June 7. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire – freshwater or saltwater -- without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day, including season dates and bag limits.

Free Fishing Day coincides with Hatchery Open House Day in New Hampshire, so plan to stop in and visit one of New Hampshire's six state-operated trout hatcheries. Also on June 7, come try the latest gear, lures, flies, rods and kayaks at the Free New England Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Contoocook River Canoe Company, 9 Horse Hill Road in Concord. Fish and Game biologists will be on hand to help you discover that hot fishing spot near you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:03

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