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Local student artists featured in Annalee Thorndike Art Competition

LACONIA — The Annalee Thorndike Art Competition is once again gracing the gallery of the Belknap Mill, April 13-16. The exhibit is an annual event, established to encourage and support graduating high school students who will pursue careers in the visual arts in college.
This year there are 8 entrants; Kaitlyn Berry from Belmont High School, Brent Clarke from Laconia High and 6 Gilford High students, Hanadi Abdel Pattah, Eamon Aldridge, Kendal Ames, Madison LaFlamme, Kayla Vieten, and Kierstan Welsh. To qualify, each student has submitted 5 two-dimensional pieces of artwork, a sketchbook, and an artist statement. The work is judged by three local, independent artists. Their decisions will be announced at the final reception on Thursday evening, April 16th at 7 p.m. at the Mill. Members of the Thorndike family will be there for the awards.
The exhibit is open to the public Monday - Thursday, 9-4. The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation oversees the event. The Belknap Mill is located at 25 Beacon Street.

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Meat Bingo Friday at Meredith Legion

MEREDITH — The American Legion post 33 in Meredith will host a Meat Bingo event on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Proceeds will be used to help raise money for Veteran functions to take place this summer. This is a non-smoking event.

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Pasquaney Garden Club to meet April 21

BRISTOL — The first meeting of the Pasquaney Garden Club will be held on April 21 at the Minot Sleeper Library in Bristol. Anyone interested in or having questions about gardens or gardening is invited. The hospitality session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the regular meeting at 10 a.m. We are going green and ask that you bring your own cup and beverage. There will be light snacks available.
The educational segment will be a demonstration of wine cork gardening, and the business portion will introduce the attendees to the Butterfly Garden and plans for its maintenance.

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Banjos, bones and ballads: the music and lives of 19th century people

LACONIA — Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place help us interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Jeff Warner presents songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountaintops of America Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building. He accompanies his songs on concertina, banjo, guitar and several "pocket instruments," such as bones and Jew's harp.

This program is free and open to the public and made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to RSVP and ensure seating.

Warner has performed in festivals and schools throughout the United States and abroad and has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution. A Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, he was named a 2007 State Arts Council Fellow. He has recorded for Flying Fish, Appleseed and National Geographic Records. Copies of Warner's music will be available for purchase.


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