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Free admission to Squam Science Center on Sept. 26


HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of Smithsonian Magazine's 11th annual Museum Day Live.

On this day only, the Science Center like other participating museums across the U.S., emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket from the Museum Day website.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year's event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

"The Science Center's mission is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world. Participating in Museum Day Live! enables us to educate many more people about the natural world by giving free admission for people who download the Museum Day ticket," said Amanda Gillen, marketing and visitor services manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will have normal hours on Saturday, Sept.r 26, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Visit nhnature.org for full details.

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Public Access seeking volunteers to shoot videos


LACONIA -- Lakes Region Public Access is looking for Video Volunteers to shoot special events -- big and small -- that take place in the community.

From the Sled Dog Derby to the Holiday Parade, LRPA wants to capture it all ... and is looking for volunteer videographers to help make that happen.

Video Volunteers will get recognition on the LRPA website (www.lrpa.org) as well as in the video annual report.

Anyone who has experience using a video camera (even if you haven't used one in a while) and can pick up and carry 50 pounds, can be a vital part of LRPA's crew. LRPA will train volunteers on everything they need to know.

Those interested in becoming a Video Volunteer are urged to call the station today for more information: (603) 528-3070, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lakes Region Public Access Television (LRPA) is a nonprofit, noncommercial public access TV station and community media center located at the Huot Technical Center in Laconia. LRPA cablecasts locally on MetroCast Channel 24 (public bulletin board), Channel 25 (education, information and entertainment) and Channel 26 (government and school meetings).


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Alzheimer's support group to meet Sept. 9


NEW HAMPTON — The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. at the offices of Live Free Home Health Care, 438 Route 104.

Participation in the group is free, confidential, and open to the public. Each session lasts about 90 minutes.

Those interested in taking part should contact group facilitator Bill York at 254-7397 for additional information and to reserve a seat in the group.

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Special Gilford Library programs include papercraft, fly-tying (255)

GILFORD -- The Gilford Public Library has a number of special programs for youngsters taking place in the coming days.

On Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the library will host an after-school workshop on making marbled paper and handmade journals for kids and teens in Grades 5 and up. Participants will learn the basics of making marbled paper in a variety of colors and will try their hand at binding a small journal. This program will take place in the library's Meeting Room. Students can sign up for this activity at the Circulation Desk.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 4 p.m. fly-tying pro Dennis Caldwell will demonstrate how to tie colorful flies for fishing or decoration. This program is oriented toward youngsters in Grades 3-8. All kids attending Caldwell's demonstration will be able to take home one of his handmade creations. Interested participants can sign up for this activity at the Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, is an early release day for Gilford Elementary and Middle Schools and the library will have activities for each age group after school lets out.

The library will host a Reading Buffet for elementary-aged students from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Participants will alternate between periods of reading independently from their favorite books and taking snack breaks. Sign-up is required for this program and interested students can sign up that the Circulation Desk.

For middle school-aged students there will be a movie playing in the Teen Room with light refreshments from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Those who have question about these programs can contact the Gilford Public Library at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-6042.


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