[caption id="attachment_2249" align="alignleft" width="300"]cruise m:s mount washington 2 Cruising on Lake Winnepesaukee[/caption] Celebrate Mom in style this year by taking her to the Lakes Region for her special day. There are some wonderful options for brunch, dinner, cruises, and tours, and the weather is expected to be sunny and warm. Nothing says Mother’s Day Love like springtime in New Hampshire, so come and enjoy the beauty of Lake Winnipesaukee! Right here at Mill Falls by the Lake, our own Lakehouse Grille is offering an elegant Grand Buffet for Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Lakehouse will also serve from the Dinner Menu with some Mother’s Day specials from 4 pm – 9 pm. All moms who attend brunch or dinner will receive a flower, while supplies last, in support of New Beginnings Crisis Center in Laconia, NH. For more information or reservations, please call 603-279-5221.

image001For children and teens who will be on vacation in the Lakes Region next week, a fantastic opportunity for creative self-expression and fun awaits at the Arts Collaborative Teaching Studio in Meredith! On Tuesday, April 22nd and Friday the 25th, the Arts Collaborative will host several classes to encourage kids to stretch their imaginations, try new things, and have a blast! Kids from 1st grade and up are welcome to join in the fun, led by experienced teaching artist Heidi Little.

COM_14_8.5x11It’s time for the feel-good event of the year—Kidworks Learning Center is once again teaming up with Mill Falls at the Lake, along with CruCon and Meredith Village Savings Bank, to bring the Meredith community a night of comedy and fun to benefit the children of Kidworks. On Friday, April 18th, nationally renowned comedian Juston McKinney will perform at Church Landing as part of the Comedy Night fundraising event. This is the fourth year Kidworks is setting the comedy stage as its annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will go towards improving the Kidworks Learning Center facility and future programs. This year’s fundraiser starts with a cash bar at 7 pm, followed by an 8 pm comedy show.

Hermit_Woods_Tasting_Room_001After only a few successful years, Hermit Woods Winery has outgrown its original location in Sanbornton, NH and has recently moved to its new home in Meredith Village. To celebrate the move, along with many months of renovations at the new site, Hermit Woods will be hosting a Grand Opening next weekend and everyone is invited!

Wedding danceSpring is here! It’s time to come out of hibernation and dust off your dancing shoes to celebrate! Wedding season is also right around the corner, and for those who wish to learn some new moves or brush up on their dance skills, Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls is offering three new series of classes that will shake off the cold of winter and warm you up from inside! Starting this coming Wednesday, March 26th, seasoned dance instructor Juli Pruden will be at Sacred Waters Yoga to lead beginner classes in Latin Dance, Ballroom Dance, and Blues Dance…

Got cabin fever? The Greater Meredith Program has your passport to get out and about during the month of March with amazing discounts, special offers, and fun-filled events offered by Lakes Region businesses and organizations, as well as a chance to win a prize-filled sap bucket that’s specially hand-painted by a local artist. The Meredith Cabin Fever Promotion will run from March 1st through the 29th and will be celebrated by retail shops, restaurants, and other locally owned businesses all around Meredith Village. The Greater Meredith Program has printed up a Passport Game Card and Events Guide that can be found at participating businesses throughout the Village. Folks who visit any of the participating businesses during the month of March can get their passports stamped or initialed for each location, and with ten valid endorsements can then enter to win the “Cabin Fever” Grand Prize Drawing—a hand-painted traditional maple sap bucket filled with prizes from local businesses. Stamped passports should be dropped into the entry box at Mame’s Restaurant by 5 pm on Saturday, March 29th to be entered in the 5:30 pm drawing. Players do not need to be present to win.

fishing derbyNext weekend, the frozen surface of Lake Winnipesaukee will be transformed into a bustling metropolis of ice-fishing bob houses and folks gathered from all over the country to participate in one of the Lakes Region’s biggest winter events. The Great Rotary Fishing Derby has been drawing crowds to Lake Winnipesaukee for 35 years, with anglers hoping to snag the heaviest eligible fish for a chance to win the grand prize.

Pond Hockey rinks 2013While some New Englanders dread the kind of cold winter we’ve been having this year, others delight in it, for low temperatures mean frozen lakes and ponds, and where there is ice, there will be hockey! Right now, crews from the New England Pond Hockey Classic are preparing rinks on the solid surface of Lake Winnipesaukee in anticipation of this weekend’s fifth annual tournament, which promises to be bigger and better than in previous years!