In Brief: Miss NH program recruiting contestants

July 09. 2016 11:37PM
Caroline Carter was named the 70th Miss New Hampshire on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton Academy in Derry. 

Miss NH program recruiting contestants

DERRY - The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program is recruiting contestants for its 2016-17 local programs. To compete for a chance at becoming the next Miss New Hampshire and later compete to become Miss America, a contestant must first win a local preliminary competition.

Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24 and be a New Hampshire resident, full-time student at a college or university in this state or employed full time in the Granite State. Some local competitions are open and some have geographic eligibility requirements, based on where you live, attend school or work. For a list of local competitions, go to MissNH.Org.

Contestants compete in lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, evening wear, talent, interview and on-stage questions.

For more information, eligibility requirements or for application forms, visit MissNH.Org, call the office at 437-9027 or email ExecAssist@MissNH.Org.

Groups offer kayaking program for kids

Fun and learning are the focus of a free paddling session for kids from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 20, on the second basin of Great East Lake in Acton, Maine. (Rain date: July 21).

Kayaking with Kids is a new activity sponsored by the Acton-Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA), Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Three Rivers Land Trust, all nonprofits working to protect water quality and natural resources.

While paddling on the lake, kids will have a chance to use Discovery Scopes provided by AWWA to get a close look at the small creatures that live in the water and to play wildlife bingo.

Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Attendees are asked to bring kayaks or canoes and have some paddling experience. Everyone must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. A few kayaks and PFDs are available for loan.

Space is limited to 20 kids, age 10 or older, with one adult present for every four children. To register, call Kari Lygren of MMRG at 978-7125 or email

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2 days of 'fairy magic' planned in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH - The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., is hosting two days of "fairy magic" this week.

Friday will feature a free workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at which children can create a fairy house.

The finished houses can be taken home or left at the center to be placed on the grounds as a part of Fairy House Day on Saturday.

Children and families can explore the center's buildings and grounds Saturday to discover hidden fairy houses and fairy doors. Participants are encouraged to wear their best fairy finery and join a fairy procession down Grove Street to Putnam Park. There will be fairy crafts, stories and treats as well as a scavenger hunt through downtown where eight businesses will have fairies and fairy houses on display. A $5 fairy passport and map will guide visitors on their search. Once the hunt is completed, the passport may be entered to win a fairy-themed prize.

Families may attend one or both events, which are appropriate for children age 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, go to or call 924-3235.

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