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Family Movie Night at Gilman Library on Friday

ALTON — The Gilman Library will be hosting a free Family Movie night on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m.  

The featured film is James and the Giant Peach. This fascinating mix of live-action, stop motion animation and computer- generated special effects combines to create a world beyond one's imagination. After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach. Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.

The film is rated PG and lasts approximately 79 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Those under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 875-2550 or click on "What's Happening" at www.alton.nh.gov/Library.asp.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 07:38

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Meredith Public Library grounds featuring ‘All-America Selections Display Garden’

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program invites the public to view the "All-America Selections Display Garden" in front of the Meredith Public Library on Main Street. This is the 9th year that the Meredith Public Library garden has been designated as one of the more than 200 All-America Selections (AAS) Display Gardens that are grown across North America.

An All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden provides the public an opportunity to view the new AAS winners in an attractive well-maintained setting. The garden was created in 2005 as part of the "America in Bloom" competition and earned the Town of Meredith a first place award. These gardens are dedicated to growing AAS winner plants in an attractive outdoor setting that is open to the public.

The plants are locally grown by D.S. Cole Growers of Loudon and members of the Friends of the Library garden committee gather to prepare the soil and assist in the planting with professionals from D.S. Cole Growers. During the growing season, the Friends of the Meredith Library generously volunteer their time to weed, water, and keep the garden looking beautiful for the enjoyment of the community residents and visitors.

For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.org.


Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 07:35

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MEREDITH — Lakes Region Camera Club will open its club year on Thursday, September 5 with a presentation by Larry Frates, well-known artist and owner of Frates Creative Art Center in Laconia. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith.

Frates will be presenting a lecture /demonstration entitled See For Yourself, which is also the title of his new DVD collection and book which is being released for the Holiday Season. They emphasize the importance of being a sensitive viewer regardless of the medium being used. Photographers and artists utilize the same senses, design principals, and organizational techniques. This lecture is intended to bridge the gap between these two types of visual communicators with the hopes of inspiring each to collaborate more with the other.

Frates graduated from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with concentrations in Printmaking and Art Education. He went on to complete his Master of Applied Aesthetics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and received an Advanced Graduate Certificate from Aberdeen College in Scotland during his Fulbright Exchange year representing the USA in the Orkney Islands. He is a member of the Fine Arts adjunct faculty at Southern NH University and a Graduate School Clinical art supervisor at Plymouth State University.

Frates paintings have been exhibited at the Briggens Museum in Bergen, Norway, the Getty Gallery in Stromness, Scotland, The Smithsonian in Washington, DC to mention a few. His works are in the Royal Art Collection and the Central Bureau of Exchanges in London, England and his caricatures and political cartoons can be found in the Forbes collection NYC.

For further information, go to www.lrcameraclub.com, or call Phyllis Meinke at 603-340-2359.


CAPTION — Larry Frates presents a lecture entitled See For Yourself during the first Lakes Region Camera Club meeting of the year on Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:17

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MOULTONBOROUGH — The 5th annual Carroll County Stamp Show will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moultonborough Lion's Club off of the Governor Wentworth Highway in Moultonborough. The show is sponsored jointly by the White Mountain and Wolfeboro Stamp Clubs.

Free admission and parking are offered. There will be a silent auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other features during the day include, Dealers' Bourse, exhibits, hourly door prizes, Penny Boxes offering stamps at 2c-5c, USPS and refreshments.

Dealers from several states will be showing off their stock consisting of US and foreign stamp collections, and supplies as well as First Day Covers, Postal History, and Postcards. Those who have collections or an unwanted accumulation, dealers will assist attendees in determining its value and possible future home for it. The more valuable stamps can be sold and the less valuable ones can be donated to a veteran's hospital, or a stamp club.

In celebration of the White Mountain Stamp Club's 40th anniversary there will be an exhibit for visitors to see. This year's show will feature something new, as there is an opportunity for participants to to take part in a stamp swap. This swap offers people a chance to swap 100 different stamps in good condition for someone else's packet. It is asked that foreign and US stamps are not mixed in the same envelope. Glassine envelopes are preferred so people can see the contents.

For more information about this event call 447-5461 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:12

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