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Lakes Region Spring Craft Fair this weekend

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Spring Craft Fair will be held on March 29-30 at the Opechee Conference Center, 62 Doris Ray Ct., in Laconia. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,

The show features fabulous caned chairs, caned stools, and caned baskets by designer Melanie Miller, who will demonstrate her beautiful family craft at the fair. Some of the arts and crafts will include bling-bling clothing (shirts/blouses/jackets),  handknits, hand caned baskets, antique restorations, glass art, floral designs, wood turned pens, photo cards, bat houses & birdhouses, dips/salsas, fine art with acrylic paintings, wooden inlaid bowls, handpainted gourds, gnome homes for birds, wooden clocks, cutting boards, wooden clocks, fabulous handpainted folk and country art, fleece blankets, soaps, felted animals, and more.

The music of Tim Janis will be available. The NH Humane Society of Laconia will hold a large raffle to benefit the Laconia shelter.

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Live Trout for Sale for Your Pond

GILFORD — The Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) is taking orders for live, New Hampshire raised, disease free rainbow and brook trout for release into your farm or wildlife pond.

By ordering this spring your trout can adjust to your pond over the summer, and grow to become a tasty feast for you and your family. Trout can be purchased in one of two sizes, either 6-8 inch or 10-12 inch. It is best not to mix the size or variety because big fish prey upon smaller fish, and the varieties have different temperature tolerances. For more tips on stocking your pond and to obtain an order form please visit the BCCD website www.belknapccd.org or call 603-527-5880.

The order deadline is April 25 and customers can pick up their fish on May 4 in Meredith; larger fish will be delivered to your pond. This sale is a fundraising activity for BCCD.

For more information contact Lisa Morin, Program Coordinator, at 2 Airport Road, Unit #1, Gilford, NH 03249, Telephone: (603) 527-5880.


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Speare Hosting Annual Women's Health Event

PLYMOUTH — Health education, hula hoops and a wine tasting—it's all part of Speare Memorial Hospital's fourth annual Wine, Women & Wisdom women's health event on Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, and tickets are $10 each. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as a limited number will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased:

· Online through www.spearehospital.com, then click the event link,

· Speare Memorial Hospital at the reception window in the main entrance lobby,

· Dressers Unlimited on Main Street in Plymouth.

Sponsored by Millennium Integrated Marketing, presenters this year are Dr. Linda Haller with Plymouth OB/GYN and Kristina Stalnaker, APRN, with Plymouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic. "Our speakers this year are addressing topics our attendees said they were most interested in following last year's program," notes Speare's Director of Community Relations Michele Hutchins. "Dr. Haller will be discussing stress and anxiety and how it affects your health, while Kristina is covering aging and orthopedic related issues—hips, knees, arthritis and osteoporosis. Our goal is to create an open, supportive environment that creates a shared experience for all. And of course we have to have a bit of fun as well."

Adding to the fun will be a wine tasting hosted by LaBelle Winery. Based in Amherst, New Hampshire, LaBelle was founded by Amy LaBelle. It all started with her first batch of blueberry wine and has grown to a 20,000 square foot building on 11 acres in Amherst including manufacturing and production facility, tasting room retail space, a bistro and event space.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a light supper buffet will be available. Please bring tickets with you the night of the event. In addition to your admission, tickets will also be able to be redeemed for an attendance gift. Should you have other questions, contact Michele Hutchins directly at (603) 238-6468.


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Laconia Historical and Museum Society and Laconia Public Library are sponsoring a Family History & Genealogy Seminar Series

LACONIA — As part of the on-going Family Initiative Program which this past fall included classes pertaining to sharing family stores as well as the recent "Share Fare" where exhibitors shared family histories the Laconia Historical and Museum Society and Laconia Public Library will sponsor a three part seminar series.

The series will provide the basics of how to go about starting a family research project with forms to use and general record keeping guidelines, gathering information from public records and tips on using internet resources. The series is to be led by Richard and Cindi Cote and Don and Nancy Stephenson, experienced genealogists and will begin on Monday, April 7, 10 a.m. to noon at the Laconia Public Library.  Continuing sessions will occur on May 5 and June 2.

This series is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred. For more information about this event, call Laconia Library at 603.524.4775 or The Laconia Historical & Museum Society at 603.527.1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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