February Vacation Art Days at The Arts Collaborative

Ella shows off her artwork at the Teaching Studio!

Ella shows off her artwork at the Teaching Studio!

Fun things to do during February vacation abound in the Lakes Region! After your kids have had some outdoor fun, bring them inside to warm up their creativity—there are some great children’s art programs lined up at The Arts Collaborative, where the resident artists invite you to “Come on over and get your Art on!”

The Arts Collaborative Teaching Studio in Meredith, NH is a place to really explore imagination and innovation. In addition to the regular schedule of classes, the studio has put together some special sessions for kids on break from school next week. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings, February 25 – 27 from 9:30am to noon, the “Crazy Creative Kids” program will take place. Children ages 6 – 12 are welcome to join in the fun, led by experienced teaching artists Heidi Little and Cynthia Robinson. Continue reading

Some Outdoor Activities for Vacation Week in the Lakes Region

Visitors might see a mountain lion at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center!

Visitors might see a mountain lion at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center!

School vacation is just around the corner, and whether your family has this coming week or the following week off for some downtime, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire has some great activities going on that will reconnect you and your loved ones with nature and with each other. In addition to the usual skiing, snowboarding, skating, and tubing activities that are abundant in New England, there are some wonderful programs near Lake Winnipesaukee that offer something a little more…

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness is offering several programs for kids and adults. Their Wild Winter Walks lead explorers ages 6 and up on a trek that uncovers some answers about what happens to animals during winter. A staff naturalist guides your walk and discusses how native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire. During school vacation weeks, the Science Center is also hosting a couple of bird banding events, an ice fishing workshop, and other winter explorations! Continue reading

Sacred Waters Yoga & Healing Center Opens at Mill Falls

 

Loft Studio for Hot Yoga and Aerial Yoga

Loft Studio for Hot Yoga and Aerial Yoga

The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls is proud to announce that it is expanding its services once again, this time by offering guests a new way to relax and unwind at Lake Winnipesaukee—with a beautiful new yoga and wellness studio, aptly named Sacred Waters.

The new studio just opened its doors this week in the building previously occupied by The Christmas Loft, located next to Church Landing. Sacred Waters will be run by Christina Alexa, who is master certified in yoga and healing therapies and draws from 28 years of personal healing and practice, as well as over 14 years of teaching and healing work. Christina has moved her classes and healing services from The Practice Room Center for Yoga & Healing in Meredith to Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls.

“We look forward to growing our student base in our new location,” says Christina, “offering expanded services in an exquisite space!” Continue reading

The Great Rotary Fishing Derby Returns—with a New Angle for 2013!

Fishing-DerbyNext weekend, ice fishermen, their families, and friends will gather in Meredith from all over the country and beyond to participate in one of the most well attended events in New Hampshire. The Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby has been drawing crowds to Lake Winnipesaukee for almost 35 years, with fishermen hoping to snag the heaviest tagged rainbow trout in order to claim the grand prize. However, this year is a little different, as the prize structure and the rules for the 2013 Fishing Derby have changed.

This year’s Great Rotary Fishing Derby will take place February 9th and 10th, with headquarters on Meredith Bay. The Meredith Rotary Club has opened up the field to create more opportunities for participants to win. By eliminating the tagged rainbow trout as the only possible winner category for the top three prizes and opening the prize structure to all Derby ticket holders, the Derby is more accessible to everyone. Now, the largest fish of each of the eligible species (white perch, yellow perch, cusk, lake trout, pickerel, black crappie, or rainbow trout) will be entered in the grand prize drawings, and a grand-prize winning fish can be caught in any fresh water open to the public. There will be less pressure to fish only in Lake Winnipesaukee, and less impact on the off-season salmon. Additionally, for the 2013 Derby, the Rotary Club will be providing all cash prizes, instead of items such as a fishing boat or ATV as in years past. Continue reading