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Rey Center Wilderness Lectures begin May 23

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center Summer lecture series, entitled "Trails and Tales from the Wilderness," kicks off with White Mountain Huts: Past and Future, by Dartmouth College professor, Allen V. Koop on Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m.

During the program Koop explores how the huts and the people who built, maintain and use them have formed a world apart, a mountain society with its own history, traditions, and legends. Allen V. Koop currently teaches European and American history at Dartmouth College. He earned his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has published books and articles on New Hampshire and American history.

Additional programs held as part of the "Tales and Trails from the Wilderness" summer lecture series also include The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie by Dan Szczesny, author and adventurer on Friday July 11; Hiking History of the White Mountains by Mike Dickerman, NH hiking columnist and guidebook author on Friday, August 1; True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans-Adirondack Route by Erik Schlimmer held on Friday, August 29, and It's Not About the Hike by Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper held on Friday, October 10.

Lecture fees and donations support the Rey Center's art, science and nature education programs. All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square and begin at 8 p.m. The 2014 Summer Lecture Series is sponsored by Wayne and Barbara Thornbrough. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for non-members. For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Test Drives of Irwin Fords will raise funds for LHS Thursday

LACONIA — Irwin Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School program to the Laconia in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Laconia High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test drives a new Ford vehicle Thursday. May 22 at Laconia High School from 3-7 p.m, Irwin Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Laconia High School. The funds will be used for LHS's athletic programs.

"We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group. "We're excited to raise money for the students of Laconia High School."

The event will feature fuel efficient vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus as well as an electric vehicle, the C-MAX. Irwin For's staff  will be on site and available to assist with all Ford models.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drive will last approximately 7-10 minutes.

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Pirate Festival at Black Swan Inn May 31-June 1

TILTON — During the weekend of May 31-June 1, the Black Swan Inn located at 354 Main Street, Tilton, will be transported back in time with a one weekend Pirate Festival.

This fun family event will have entertainment, stage combat, pirate encampments, fire breathers, vendors and more! Tickets can be purchased separately for The Pirate Dinner Theater on Saturday evening and Capt. Jack's Pirate Party/Treasure Hunt on Sunday.
A portion of all the proceeds will be donated to the Spaulding Youth Center Foundation.
This event will go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Free Parking will be located at 433 West Main St. Tilton, firstdriveway on the right after Winnisquam High School (look for signs) Use the parking lot on the right across from the baseball field. A shuttle to the festival will be available.
For more information call 603-286-4524 or go to www.blackswaninn.net.



Black Swan Inn in Tilton will host a Pirate Festival May 31-June 1.  (Courtesy photo)

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Local Photographer's Work Exhibited at VynnArt Gallery

MEREDITH — Local photographer, Jon Secord will exhibit his work at VynnArt Gallery May 23-25. There will be a reception and a chance to meet the Artist on Saturday, May 24 from 4-6 p.m. at the gallery.

Secord  is a 25 year old photographer from Meredith who specializes in landscapes and nightscapes. He is constantly inspired by the places photography takes him whether it be classic New England icons like Nubble Lighthouse, or hiking into the deep wilderness to capture the beauty of the unpolluted night sky.

"It's not just about finding the perfect light of sunrise or seeing the Northern Lights dance above the White Mountains, for me it's the sense of adventure I get chasing that next amazing moment" says Secord.

VynnArt Gallery is located on 30 Main Street in Meredith, just above Mill Falls Market Place. For further information call 279-0557 or go to www.VynnArt.com.



Photographer Jo Secord. (Courtesy photo)

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