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Presentations for senior athletes at Golden View

MEREDITH — Golden View Health Care Center will host two free back-to-back public presentations on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 pm.

Dr. Alexander Hennig from Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists will talk about non-surgical sports injury treatments for athletes over the age of 50, ranging from simple rest and activity modification to medical, rehabilitative and cross-training exercise therapies. Guests will also learn about surgical treatments like cartilage transplants, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic, as well as minimally invasive and return-to-sports surgeries.

Following Hennig's presentation, Master ChiRunning/ChiWalking instructor Vince Vaccaro will demonstrate how small adjustments in your movement can make a big difference in reducing impact, preventing injuries, decreasing fatigue, and increasing balance and stability. ChiWalking and ChiRunning combine the inner focus and flow of T'ai Chi with the sport of running to create a relaxing, pain-free exercise for people of all ages.

The presentations will be held at The Retreat, Golden View's short-stay rehabilitation center. Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in attendinng are asked to RSVP their intentions by calling 279-8111 ext. 4194, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , as seating is limited.

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Sarah Nostrand exhibiting at VynnArt Gallery

MEREDITH — Sarah Nostrand, age 19, is showing a collection of her work in her first art exhibit at VynnArt Gallery today, Saturday, Aug. 22, and tomorrow.

There will be a chance to meet Nostrand at a reception taking place today from 3 to 6 p.m.

Sarah's art ranges from graphite drawings to pastels.

"After a confusing time in my life, I picked up a pencil and I realized that art is my calling. Releasing my emotions on canvas or a piece of paper freed my mind and gave me a new perspective on life," said Nostrand. "This is a message that I hope to pass on to others."

For further questions call VynnArt at 279-0557.

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Chance to learn about raptors at Science Center

HOLDERNESS — Nancy Cowan of the New Hampshire School of Falconry will visit and give a talk about the sport of falconry and the raptors she uses at the Raptor Spectacular event taking place at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The talk will be followed by outdoor flight demonstrations with birds such as Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon, and Harris's Hawk. A question and answer session will follow each show. Participants may take photos of the birds on their perches and in flight.

There will be two programs, one at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 P.M. Space is limited. Advance reservations and payment are recommended by calling 603-968-7194.

Up Close to Animals will also feature raptors. These engaging naturalist presentations are free with trail admission and held outdoors at the amphitheater. Visitors will meet live birds up close including Peregrine Falcon at noon, Broad-winged Hawk at 2 p.m., and Osprey at 3 p.m.

Raptor Spectacular is sponsored by Community Guaranty Savings Bank.

Cost for falconry program: $10 for members; $12 for non-members or $23 for non-member program and trail pass combo.

For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

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Gilford Historical Society Celebrates Old Home Day


GILFORD — Gilford's three historical buildings will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for tours during Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 29.

At the 1838 Rowe House (at the end of the parade route) there will be special demonstrations and activities along with the Farmers Market that has been there since mid-June.

Sue Harris has created a Women's Home Arts display. In the days when being a housewife was truly a full-time job, a woman showcased her creativity by making practical items, such as quilts, braided and hooked rugs, knitting and crocheting . She has a collection featuring old-time pot holders that will be on display. Sue will be giving a demonstration on rug hooking. She is also a creative quilter who gives lessons in quilting and she will have some of her items for sale.

Donna Miller of Petals in the Pines in Canterbury will be there to make "nature crowns" with the children. Other than the band that goes around the head, the children can choose what natural items they would like to create their own "nature crown," feathers, dried flowers and leaves are some choices. She is doing this with the children for free.

She will also be selling her unique birdbaths and silk scarves, all with a nature theme. The birdbaths are handmade, using large leaves harvested from rhubarb, hosta, sunflower, squash and pumpkin plants. They are cast with a special cement mix creating a beautiful, durable, one-of-a-kind replica of the leaf. Then painted and water sealed, ready to be used as a bird bath or water dish for a pet. Her nature-themed silk scarves are unique, no two are alike.

Rosemary Murphy will once again volunteer her skills at painting beautiful designs on children's faces or hands. She enjoys seeing the joy on their faces and willing donates her time.

Molly Harper will be there with her potter's wheel, demonstrating how to use it as she creates her clay items, such as unique cups, bluebirds of happiness, and vases.

Kathy Salinitro of Ox-K farm in Gilford will be there with her 2,500 pound "boys." The two teams of oxen that traditionally bring up the rear of the parade will be beside the Rowe House (right in front of the elementary school) for all to pat. They are gentle and love the attention.

The Rowe House is the place to be, children can make a free "nature crown," get their face or hand painted for free and pat the oxen. Adults can shop at the Farmers Market, watch demonstrations on rug hooking and pottery and all can come inside the 1838 Rowe House for a free tour.

The 1857 Grange (located on 8 Belknap Mountain Road at the beginning of the parade route) will be open. In the Homestead Room see for yourself what an early settler's one room home might have looked like; the Store has items that might have been sold, plus an interesting assortment of early tools and a printing press.

At the 1834 Meetinghouse (located at 24 Belknap Mountain Road across from the entrance to the Village Field) there are many items that pertain to the history of Gilford, such as an early ballot voting box, wreaths made of human hair, and early school desks.

On Old Home Day, stop by any or all of Gilford's three historical buildings that are on the parade route and see what life was like in the early 1800s.

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