Paddling trip and other announcements for May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Milton MillsBranch River paddle

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust will hold the annual Branch River Paddle in Milton Mills, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 26. Colin Lawson of Trout Unlimited will be featured as guest educational presenter. M&M Boat Storage of Wakefield is the business co-sponsor. Paddlers should bring their own boats for this 4-mile scenic trip. Participants and their boats will be transported back to the launch site, where a picnic lunch will be provided. Registration is required by May 24. Call MMRG Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at978- 7125 or email info@mmrg.info with contact name, phone number, and number of people attending. A $15 per person donation is suggested. For event details, see mmrg.info.

HopkintonAnnual Eagles 5K

Hopkinton Boy Scout Troop 77 will hold a 5K to raise funds for the Eagle Scholarship Fund and scouting adventures. It will be held Saturday at Elm Brook Park. Registrations range from $15 for children and Eagle Scouts, $20 for adults and $25 for all registrations after May 17. For more information or to register, visit runwiththeeagles.org.

HopkintonVintage yard sale

Do you have too much stuff in your home? Boxes of items from your parents that you don’t know what to do with? If so, the Hopkinton Historical Society would like to help you out! The Society is holding its third Vintage Yard Sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is looking for framed art, tools, old silver, furniture, china, jewelry, etc. If you have items to donate, the society can pick them up, or you can drop them off at the Society. Please call 746-3825 with any questions or to schedule pick-up or drop-off of your items. Thank you for your support! All proceeds to benefit the Hopkinton Historical Society.

LaconiaHow does a billbecomes a law?

Law Librarian Kathy Fletcher will present a program on “How a Bill Becomes Law” on Sunday at 1 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Laconia. The presentation, sponsored by the congregation’s Social Justice Committee, will address the nuts and bolts of legislation at the State House in Concord. The workshop is designed to give concerned citizens the tools to understand, track and advocate for and against bills in the New Hampshire legislature. The Unitarian Universalist church is at 172 Pleasant St., in Laconia. Admission is free and all are welcome.

ConcordRed Arrow to chef healthy meals

The Red Arrow Dine will host judging of the 2018 Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Recipe Challenge at their Concord location on May 22 at 2 p.m. Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, a N.H. manufacturer of recipe ready spice blends, sponsors an annual nationwide recipe challenge where home cooks create original recipes using one of their spice blends for a chance to win cash and product awards. The Red Arrow Diner will be cooking the top recipes for local judges to determine the final three winners based on taste, creativity, visual and crowd appeal. So come and join us at the Red Arrow to cheer on the finalists’ creations!