Alton Central PTSA holdng auction to raise funds for trip to DC

ALTON — The Alton Parents Teachers Students Association will be holding a live auction at the Prospect Mountain High School Auditorium on Saturday, July 18 starting at 5 .m.

Proceeds from the auction will help fund a trip to Washington, D.C., for the 2016 8th grade class at Alton Central School.

More than 60 items have already been donated for the auction, ranging from gift certificates to local businesses, tourist attractions and restaurants to 25 pints of ice cream at Ben and Jerry's and  tickets to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Monarchs.


NH Music Festival musicians to perform at Taylor Community on Sunday

LACONIA – The next program in the Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, is scheduled for Sunday, July 12 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert features talented and well-known musicians from the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra: Frances Renzi, piano; Charles Dimmick and Sasha Callahan, violin; Bernard DiGregoroio, viola and Leo Eguchi, cello. The group will perform works by Antonin Dvorak and Miklos Rozsa. The event is being sponsored by Ruth Webb.

Taylor Community is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community offering a full continuum of care, including independent living for active seniors, assisted living, memory care and nursing. Visit, or call 366-1400 for more information.

Workshop July 20 to identify invasive aquatic plants

LACONIA — On July 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Woodland Heights Elementary School, 225 Winter Street, Laconia, the Laconia Conservation Commission in partnership with the Belknap County Conservation District will be hosting a free Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop. To register for this program visit website It is suggested you register by July 16th to ensure your interest is recorded.

This workshop is for everyone who enjoys playing, swimming, boating or floating on the state's streams, ponds, and lakes. Attendees will receive training from the NH Rivers Council on how to identify and report any sightings of aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian Milfoil, Didymo, and other invasive species that impact our surface waters. Occurrences of invasive species affect native plants and the wildlife that depend on them. They can be an indicator of a larger issue water quality and/or land management issue that needs addressing. In some instances invasive aquatic species can also have a dramatic economic impact by making an effected waterfront property less desirable, lowering waterfront property values, and potentially increasing property taxes for all property owners to offset the lost tax revenue from waterfront properties. It is important to note that for some of these invasive species improper removal can actually result in spreading the problem to a wider area

Those who have questions or require more information on this program can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-228-6472.

To contact the Laconia Conservation Commission call the City of Laconia Planning Office at telephone 603-527-1264. To contact the Belknap County Conservation District call 603-527-5880.

Belmont Library event introduces children to flight

BELMONT — The Belmont Public Library is pleased to announce "High Flying Heroes", a science-filled hands-on journey through the basics of flight and aviation's greatest heroes. A Children's Museum of NH educator will lead participants in an exciting and informative presentation. Watch as a real Bernoulli blower makes objects hover in the air, build and test paper flying contraptions and make a lunch sack kite to take home and fly. For ages 5-11 but children outside this age range are welcome to attend.

This event, co-sponsored by the Belmont Library and the Belmont Parks and Recreation Department, will be held at the Belmont Middle School Monday, July 13 at 1 p.m.

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals will be performing at the Corner Meeting House on Friday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. Year round, Lindsay brings her Puppet Pals, lovingly crafted, giant hand puppets and marionettes, to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart. Ideal for ages 3-8. For more information visit

Weekly this summer, the library offers storytime for those under six (Wednesdays at 10:30 am). Teen Time, for those grade five and up, is an active game and craft filled time Tuesday July 14 at 2pm and Tuesday July 28 at the same time. Lunch Bunch meets Fridays in July (11:30 am) for elementary schoolers. Bring your lunch; we provide the fun. The adult reading group will discuss Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand on Tuesday July 28 at 6 pm

The Belmont Public Library is open six days a week, offering books, magazines, movies, digital resources and public computers. Check our website,, for exact hours..