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Squam Winterfest held Feb 15

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) will host Winterfest 2014 on Saturday, February 15 from noon to 3 p.m.

Winterfest celebrates the beauty and wonders of winter on Squam. The day will feature various outdoor family activities such as ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing and winter minigolf at the SLA's Resource Center on Piper Cove. Bring a sled, skates, skis and appetite. Hot cocoa by the bonfire, and retreat indoors to treat participants taste buds by sampling chili from area restaurants during the SLA's Annual Chili Contest. Valley Sled Dogz will join the SLA at Winterfest again this year.

For more information on Winterfest or any other SLA programs visit squamlakes.org or contact the SLA directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 603-968-7336.

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Laconia Improv Club shows to benefit Heart Association

LACONIA — The Laconia Improv Club will be putting on shows on Thursday, February 14 and February 20 at the Beane Conference Center beginning at 7 p.m. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go toward the American Heart Association.

Tickets are $10 per ticket. The shows are held to raise awareness for the American Heart Association, as it is American Heart Month.

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Deadline for Zonta Club of the Lakes Region scholarship is March 1

GILFORD — The Zonta Club of Lakes Region Scholarship Chair, Phyllis Corrigan, recently announced that the Club is accepting applications for the 2014 Young Women in Public Affairs Award given annually by the club to recognize young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service.

The club is seeking applications from young women in the Lakes Region who are high school juniors or seniors and have an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, demonstrated leadership skills, and dedication to advancing the status of women throughout the world.

The club will award $250 to the most outstanding YWPA applicant this year. Completed applications must be received by March 1 and should be mailed to Mrs. Corrigan at 346 Liberty Hill Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

The local winner's application will then be submitted for competition at the Zonta District 1 level (New England states and Nova Scotia, Canada). The District 1 winner goes on to compete internationally. The District award of $1000 and International awards of $4,000 are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Applications have been distributed to area high school guidance offices but can also be obtained on the following website: www.zonta.org/whatwedo/internationalprograms/youngwomeninpublicaffairsawards.aspx or by calling Mrs. Corrigan at 603-528-3724.

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Mike Lewis giving Artist's Talk at The Studio on Sunday

LACONIA — Artists Mike Lewis and Tom Konieczko are showing "I Had to Walk Uphill to School, Both Ways", drawings and paintings on paper, index cards and boards that reflect the artists' deeply personal and often quirky truths and styles at The Studio in downtown Laconia. On Sunday, February 9 from noon to 4 p.m. Lewis will be giving an artist's talk and informal sketchbook instruction based on his sketchbook class at the Maine College of Art (MeCA).

"I Had to Walk Uphill" will be on display at The Studio through March 1. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10- 5 p.m., Saturday 10-3 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call 603-455-8008, or see thestudionh.com

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