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Troubadour/Balladeer Jim Barnes at Gilford Library

GILFORD —On Tuesday, June 24th, the Gilford Public Library will host a presentation by Folk Singer and Balladeer Jim Barnes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A New Hampshire native, Barnes has been singing and playing the guitar and banjo for nearly 4 decades. Many of his songs reflect his celebration of the state and the humor he finds in small towns. Other songs reflect a rich dedication to traditional Irish music and folk songs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:22

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Rubber Duckie Race on July 4th Raises funds for Charities

MEREDITH — The ducks are coming, the ducks are coming! Have you adopted a duck yet for the 24th Annual Meredith Lions Club Rubber Duckie race? Ticket prices are still the same at $5 for one ticket and $20 for five.
First prize is $1,000.00, second prize - $500, third prize - $500, fourth prize - $300 and fifth prize - $200. That's not
all. There are 23 more prizes of local gift certificates donated by merchants in the community.

The race is set for 4 p.m. on the 4th of July at Hesky Park in Meredith. Ticket sales end at 3:30 p.m. the day of the race or June 30 by mail Checks may be sent to: Meredith Lions Club, P.O.Box 1720, Meredith, NH 03253.

Proceeds from the race help purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need in the area. The club also supports David's House,
Fidelco Guide dogs and the NH Sight and Hearing Foundation. Four scholarships were recently given out at Inter-Lakes High School funded
by monies from the race.For more information about what the club does or to order duck tickets contact Lion Marie at 279-6016.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:19

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Belknap Mill art classes offered from July 1 through August 6th

LACONIA —FranksArt will be offering classes at the Belknap Mill this summer for instruction in three classes that will expand the artists perception and education in three focus areas. All classes run a total of six weeks and are offered during two times during the day: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Each Tuesday from July 1 through August 5, students will work on 2D to 3D - Exploring the dimensions of art. This six week art class intended for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and adults. Students will make a culturally significant two dimensional art piece the first three weeks. The last half of the class will be focused on experimenting with medium, texture and subject while making a three dimensional art work.

On Wednesday's from July 2 through August 6 students will work with Chigiri-e as they learn how to create Japanese Torn Paper Art during the program entitled Painting with Paper. Students will learn the historical and cultural significance of the Japanese art of Chigiri-e as they practice the rewarding techniques of this hands-on art form.

Each Thursday from July 3 through August 2 students will explore self-expression through art making. This Is Me art class will provide opportunities for students to explore personal traits and characteristics as they discover methods to represent themselves through the creation of art projects.

All Classes are just $35 for six weeks. Materials will be an additional fee of $10. For more information or to register for classes contact the Belknap Mill at 603-524-8813 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 02:06

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Taylor Community hosts ‘Assisted Living:101’ discussion

LACONIA — For many people, making an informed decision about Assisted Living for a loved one is a difficult task, therefore the Taylor Community will provide helpful information in its program, "Assisted Living 101: Everything You Want to Know About Assisted Living for Seniors." This event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Taylor Home Building.

The presentation will help answer questions such as: What is assisted living? Who benefits from it? What should you look for in an assisted living facility? It's geared specifically toward adult children looking into options for loved ones, as well as professional advisors referring clients who they believe would benefit from assisted living.

Included will be reasons why people should consider assisted living; health, safety and security concerns; the benefits of socialization; and peace of mind for family and friends. Taylor's panel will also provide helpful advice on how to get parents to discuss and consider assisted living as an option.

For more information or to RSVP call 366-1400.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:47

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