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Moulton Farm Holding Annual Fall Foliage Fest


MEREDITH — Fun and food will be in abundance at Moulton Farm's Foliage Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6. The festival, which will run both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes family fun activities including tractor rides, visits with farm animals, munchkin mayhem, a bounce house for children and more. Food for lunches will be available. Plus the farm's corn maze will be open and Cider Bellies will be making fresh, warm, cider doughnuts.

Doughnuts will play a central role in one of the weekend's fun activities. On Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. the laughter will ring out as contestants challenge each other to a "doughnut on a string" eating contest.

"It should be great fun," says Rob Stephens, manager of the farm's popular market. "Eating a Cider Bellies doughnut is always a great experience. Attempting to eat one without hands while it's dangling from a string will just add to the fun and laughter." The contests are free and open to all ages.

Other Saturday activities will include free face painting and live music. On Sunday, activities will include a magic show starting at 1 p.m., corn bag races, and a free cookie decorating activity starting at 2 p.m. "It's the chance to let your creative side loose. If you're talented, your effort will look great and you can give it away. If you're not happy with your effort, you can eat the evidence," says Stephens with a laugh.

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce, the farm offers pumpkins, fall decorating supplies, cider doughnuts, baked goods and a quality selection of cheeses, meats, and other items from northern New England producers. More information is available at moultonfarm.com.

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Camera Club Presentation on Animal photography (200) s

MEREDITH — Lakes Region Camera Club will meet on October 3  at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with a presentation by Bill Cain, professional photographer and writer, who will speak on Pet Photography.

Club members will learn his methods for dealing with and photographing pets from Cain, who once owned his own pet photography business, Dog Gone Portraits.
Having travelled to more than 80 countries in his professional life, Cain was a regular contributor to the Concord Monitor's Sunday travel section, and has six photography books to his list of accomplishments.
Now semi-retired, he is still active in photography. His work has appeared in several media, including photo exhibits; his work was recently exhibited at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. For a look at his work, go to www.blurb.com/b/632451-300-shots.
Lakes Region Camera Club is a local organization of photographers of many different skill levels, and welcomes guests to attend a meeting or two before joining the club. The club meets at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith on the first and third Thursdays of the month for presentations, competitions, field trips and other activities. Scheduled meeting times are 7–9 pm.

For more information, see the club website at www.lrcameraclub.com or call Phyllis Meinke at 603-340-2359.

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Charity Volleyball Tournement for Skate Escape

LACONIA — A volleyball tournament will be held at Akwa Marina Yacht Club this Sunday to benefit the Laconia Skate Escape Roller Rink which recently lost all of its equipment in a fire.

Signs up start at 10 a.m. and the donation is $60 per team of 4. Food will be provided to players, additional food and drink for spectators will be available. Players are encouraged to get a local business to sponsor their team.
The primary sponsors are Akwa Marina Yacht Club and the Christmas Island Steak House. There will also be silent auction with all kinds of items donated from local area businesses. Sponsors are looking for any additional items or help. There will be music from DJ Jason.

To help spread the word and help out this organization visit http://www.laconiaskateescape.net/index.html
Akwa Marina is located at 95 Centenary Avenue.

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Adult Education offers Meditation Class

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a two-week ABC's of Meditation for Relaxation & Health class starting on Thursday, October 3.

The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Adult Education Conference Room in Laconia High School. The class will be taught by Carol Wallace.

Carol Wallace is a Health Educator who has seen firsthand the health issues associated with stress. This course is designed to help people cope with, and in some instances, eliminate the stress in their lives.

Wallace has studied many different approaches that alleviate the damage done to the body due to stress. She has found that the most effective and easiest way to ease or eliminate stress is by learning to meditate and to understand the different methods of breathing which will help to relax and calm.

The class will explain the physiology of stress and why meditation really works. The goal of the class is to teach students how to control the stresses in life in order to achieve better health and ways in which to use these techniques in everyday life.

To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education office at 524-5712.

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