Although the spring season was a little slow-blooming this year, summer is just around the corner, and the Lakes Region will soon be bustling with vacationers and families enjoying all that New Hampshire has to offer. Meredith Village is getting in on the action a little early, with an event that gives visitors and locals alike a preview of some of the exciting activities that are available nearby—Arts Alive!
On Saturday, June 4th from 1 – 3 p.m., The Mill Falls Marketplace will host Arts Alive! This mini festival will feature performances and presentations by local arts, nature, and entertainment specialists, including The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and Mr. Phil the magician.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is planning to offer drop-in drama classes for kids and quick theater games to give children and their parents a taste of what the Playhouse offers for families. The performers will also give a brief presentation of select songs from their Fall 2010 musical, Really Rosie, as well as excerpts from the Shel Silverstein April Vacation Camp. Kate Wisnioski, Education Director at the Playhouse, will be on hand to answer questions about classes, workshops, youth theatre productions, and summer camp. She will also have information about their upcoming Pirates and Princesses of Winnipesaukee event, as well as the Playhouse’s professional summer season and summer theatre camp.
Beth Moore, one of the educators at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, will have some small animals that people can see up close, including bats, minks, and turtles. She will also have props, such as pelts and bones, to help people learn about and better understand animals. According to their website, the mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (SLNSC) is “to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.” The Center’s presentations are a fun way to connect with nature and learn a little along the way!
For a little magic, don’t miss Mr. Phil. This popular NH magician will be at the Marketplace dazzling folks of all ages with his tricks and stories. Mr. Phil has been performing since he was twelve, and since then, he has combined his experiences of being a camp counselor, Clown Camp, Early Childhood Education training, and working in a daycare to fine-tune his art. Mr. Phil creates “magical mayhem” by mixing the art of magic with storytelling, along with a bit of o?-beat comedy. Could there be a little balloon magic here, too?
The weekend is looking great! What better way to spend it than by Lake Winnipesaukee with some fun activities for the whole family in beautiful Meredith Village? Kick-start your summer with Arts Alive!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
Kids Photo courtesy of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Mink Photo by Peter G. Trimming at Flickr.com