Don’t miss gallery night or walkathon

Friday, August 24, 2018
New LondonFirst Friday Gallery Night

The Center for The Arts Lake Sunapee Region presents First Friday Gallery Night and opening receptions for their three MicroGalleries, Friday night, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stroll the three CFA MicroGalleries, meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments, The New London Inn features the contemporary oil painting of Katie Runde, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street will be showing the bold palette work of Patty Fazio and Whipple Hall will have Sasha Wolfe’s charcoal and pastel and the photography of James Mudie. These CFA exhibits will be on display through Oct. 28 during regular business hours. Joining the CFA galleries for this First Friday will be New London Hospital with an artist reception in the main lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. Also, Emil Nelson Gallery and Annex on Main Street directly across from Whipple Hall will feature their show “Landscapes – Real & Imagined” and be sure to stop by Prospect Hill Antiques & Art Gallery, just a short drive to 247 Prospect Hill Road, Georges Mills. If you would like to learn more about the Center for The Arts or would like to volunteer, perform, or sponsor a program, please contact us at 526-4444 or visit CenterForTheArtsNH.org

ConcordN.H. Hears Walkathon

N.H. Hears, a local organization that was founded by a Concord High School student and her father, presents the first annual N.H. Hears Walkathon on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Rollins Park in Concord. The walk is a fundraiser for the Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and is sponsored by The Dirt Doctors, Nixon, Vogelman, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A. and several other local businesses. Grace Leonard, a sophomore at Concord High School, has unilateral hearing loss and wears hearing aids. She decided to organize a fundraiser to support people in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing. The N.H. Hears Walkathon is a 2-mile, family-friendly walk to raise awareness and fundraise to support people in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community here in New Hampshire. Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in New Hampshire face barriers at many levels, including education, health care, government services, and employment. The barriers exist because of a lack of access to communication and a lack of services aimed directly at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Money raised from this year’s Walkathon will benefit NDHHS. the only nonprofit dedicated to serving our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community through empowerment, education, and advocacy for equal access and opportunity. NDHHS receives no state funding. Participation in the walk will make a difference for thousands of N.H. residents with hearing loss. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 17. After Sept. 5, Registration is $25. Registration begins at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m. To learn more, register, volunteer, sponsor or donate, please visit NHHears.org.