Science Center hosts annual Haloween Hoot 'N Howl event on Oct. 17

HOLDERNESS — For 24 seasons, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has brought Halloween and nature together at the annual Halloween Hoot 'N Howl. This fun event showcases live nature related skits with an eerie and often humorous twist.

The 2015 Halloween Hoot 'N Howl will be Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Forty minute guided tours along a newly designed trail depart every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After each tour guests are invited to warm up with Halloween games and tasty treats. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and dress suitably for outdoor weather.

Reservations are required in advance and many tours fill up quickly. Reservations can be made by calling the Science Center at 603-968-7194. The cost is $8 for members and $11 for non-members. All registrations received prior to Friday, Oct. 9 will receive a $1 per person discount. The Halloween Hoot 'N Howl is held rain or shine.

Gilford Library hosting cider & coloring event that's not just for kids

GILFORD — The Public Library will host a a creative coloring event — Cider & Coloring: Not Just for Kids — on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Coloring can help to reduce stress and is a great social activity. Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, as well as some snacks and cider. Interested adult participants can sign up for this activity at the circulation desk.

Contact the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-6042 if you have any questions.

Saturday's Silpada-style jewelry sale to benefit Children's Auction

LACONIA — The Laconia Country Club's Nineteenth Hole Pub Mania team and SunDay's Salon and Spa are teaming up to host a Silpada-style jewelry fundraiser at SunDay's (676 Main Street) on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 3– 5 p.m. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction. The event is open to the public.

Silpada is a high-end collection of .925 sterling silver and a trendy K&R Collection of chic, artisan-made styles with a lifetime warranty and 60 day exchange. Gift certificates, complimentary wine and munchies will also be available. If you can't make it, order online at, and the profits will also go to the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction.

Oct. 11 ceremony to mark 125th anniversary of founding of DAR

LACONIA — The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the VFW Monument in Veterans Square.

Veterans Square is on Main Street across from the Laconia Public Library.

The program will honor the Founders of the National Society of DAR, who sought to perpetuate the memory and spirit of our ancestors who achieved American Independence. Veterans who continue to keep our country free will also be honored. The Veterans of VFW Laconia Post 1670 will share their activities for veterans as well.

The program is open to the public and all veterans are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact Rosalie Babiarz, Regent of Mary Butler Chapter NSDAR at 603-523-8315.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit