Posted on May 17th, 2013 No comments
Now that flowers are blooming, the air is warm, and folks are planting their gardens, it seems that spring has finally settled in! In honor of the season, the New Hampshire Farm Museum will be holding a Spring Farm Day celebration, where visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty and simplicity of life on the farm and celebrate spring the old-fashioned way!
This Saturday, May 18th, from 10am – 4pm, the museum will open its garden gates for its annual Spring Farm Day Market, Plant Sale & Farm Day Activities. The Spring Market, which is open to the public free of charge from 10am – 2pm, will feature homemade crafts, plants, baked goods, and an organic seedling sale. Spring Farm Day events include historic farmhouse tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, gardening activities, farm tours, wool spinning, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Kids can make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home, as well as help plant the museum’s Children’s Garden. Curious folks of all ages can learn about making spring tonics in the morning, and butter making in the afternoon. Everyone can dance around the Maypole! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 10th, 2013 No comments
For treasure hunters of all kinds, Meredith will be the place to be next Saturday. The whole village is coming together to hold their Annual Community Yard Sale, and antique enthusiasts, collectors, and bargain hunters from all over New England will be setting their destinations for this little lakeside village.
Sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the 18th Annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 9 am – 3 pm at over fifty locations in the Meredith area. According to Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Chamber, the event has become a fun tradition for folks in the Lakes Region of NH. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 3rd, 2013 No comments
This weekend, May 4th and 5th, don’t miss the Mother’s Day Craft Fair at Laconia High School. The event takes place on Saturday from 10 – 4, and on Sunday from 10 – 3. This wonderful fair will feature over 70 exhibitors with great gifts for Mother’s Day or any occasion, including beautiful quilts, quilted jackets, table runners, glass art, handcrafted scarves, fine jewelry, bat & bird houses, gourmet pickles, dips, and jellies, hand-poured soaps, unique wax room fresheners, American girl clothing & accessories, wearable art, clothing, and much more! Fairgoers will enjoy the music of Tim Janis, as well as free admission. What a great way to find a special gift and support our local craftspeople at the same time! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 26th, 2013 No comments
Concert season is shaping up to be a great one in the Lakes Region, with some really big names lined up to play at two of the premier stages in NH. The Flying Monkey and Meadowbrook have booked a lot of international stars this year, and they are adding new acts almost everyday—it won’t be long before their summer concert schedules are full!
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth has been hosting fabulous performing artists year-round since 2010, and it seems the shows keep getting better and better! “The Monkey” features several movie series, nationally and internationally recognized bands and solo artists, well-known comedy acts, and community theater productions. Just in May, Rockapella, Phil Vassar, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Delbert McClinton, among others, will grace the stage at the Monkey. Tickets to these shows are selling quickly, so get yours soon! While you’re there, check the Monkey’s diverse schedule for upcoming shows through next fall. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 19th, 2013 No comments
For children who will be on vacation in the Lakes Region next week, a wonderful opportunity for fun and creative self-expression awaits at the Arts Collaborative Teaching Studio in Meredith…
On Monday, April 22nd, Tuesday the 23rd, and Wednesday the 24th from 9:30 to 12:00, The Arts Collaborative will host “Crazy Creative Kids,” a program to encourage children to stretch their imaginations, try new things, and have a blast! Kids ages 6 – 12 are welcome to join in the fun, led by experienced teaching artists Heidi Little and Cynthia Robinson. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 10th, 2013 No comments
Seasoned dance instructor Juli Pruden will be at Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls on Saturday, April 13th to lead a wedding prep dance class for those who wish to learn some new moves or brush up on their dance skills in anticipation of this year’s wedding season, which is right around the corner!
Taking place from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Sacred Waters Yoga Studio, the Wedding Prep Dance Crash Course is designed for those getting ready for that special day, be they the engaged couple, parents of the bride or groom, members of the wedding party, or guests who will be attending receptions and celebrations this coming wedding season. The class will focus on dance moves that can be performed on a small, social dance floor. Instructor Juli Pruden says all wallflowers are welcome! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 3rd, 2013 No comments
The feel-good event of the year is back—Kidworks Learning Center is once again teaming up with Mill Falls at the Lake and Meredith Village Savings Bank to bring the Meredith community a night of comedy and fun to benefit the children of Kidworks.
On Friday, April 5th, two nationally renowned comedians will perform at Church Landing as part of the Comedy Night fundraising event. This is the third year Kidworks is setting the comedy stage as its annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will go towards bringing “Miles of Smiles” to the kids as the center looks to purchase a new transportation vehicle. This year’s fundraiser starts with a cash bar at 7 pm, followed by an 8 pm comedy show featuring Mike Burton and Paul Keenan. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 29th, 2013 No comments
Winter is over, and thoughts are beginning to turn toward opening the windows and letting the fresh air in! Spring cleaning, anyone? How about new beginnings? A refreshed and healthy new you? In any yoga practice, there’s always an opportunity to begin again, every time we come to our mats. However, Sacred Waters Yoga is offering a special weekend program that will nourish and renew you on every level, and offer you a chance to take home some skills that will bring health and wellbeing into your everyday life.
Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls is delighted to present a Weekend of Ayurveda April 5th – 7th, 2013. The weekend retreat will feature Ayurveda yoga, cooking, and workshops, where students will fully engage with this ancient and powerful way of living. Kate O’Donnell of Ayurveda Boston will lead the weekend events. Her wealth of experience and knowledge offers us a deeply foundational, practical, and experiential immersion into the theory and practice of the principles of Ayurveda. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 21st, 2013 No comments
Add some classical music to your weekend plans! The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) will be holding its first concert of the year this Saturday at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith, featuring Margaret Hopkins and Bozena O’Brien, both on violin.
“Duetto Concertante,” will take place Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, located at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, NH. The LRSO, along with sisters Margaret Hopkins and Bozena O’Brien, will be performing W. A. Mozart’s Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra. Also on the program are “Fatinitza Overture, Part 2” by Franz Von Suppé and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2 in C minor, (“Little Russian”). Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 15th, 2013 No comments
Although we had a mild winter, temperature-wise, and the tap timing is a little off this year, the sap is rising in maple trees across New Hampshire. Maple sugar producers are now tapping these rich sources in preparation for the big harvest that marks the start of spring!
If you’d like to see the process up close in the Lakes Region of NH, you can get in on all the maple sugaring action at Prescott Farm in Laconia. Every Saturday throughout March, Prescott Farm welcomes the public to its Maple Sugar Madness program, where visitors can learn everything about the techniques of sugaring, from tapping to tasting! Read the rest of this entry »