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Archive => Which State? => Topic started by: Michelle on February 12, 2003, 01:33:22 pm

Title: Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on February 12, 2003, 01:33:22 pm
The LPNH Welcome to the Granite State Committee is pleased to announce a summer "Escape to New Hampshire" getaway vacation to promote the Free State Project in NH. The event will be open to everyone. The common bond will be an interest in the FSP and an interest in learning more about the benefits and advantages of choosing NH as the free state.

To be held June 21-29, 2003 at Rogers Camping Resort and Motel in Lancaster, NH, the getaway has been designed to be a week of fun, relaxation, information sharing, and new friendships. The Welcome to the Granite State Committee is eager to show off our beautiful state to Free State Project members and just as eager to meet in-staters wishing to learn more about the FSP. We'll be featuring at least one guest speaker from the FSP Board of Directors and LPNH gubernatorial candidate John Babiarz, and are in the process of lining up additional speakers.

We invite freedom-loving people from all over the country to join us for nine days of summer fun and relaxation. Rogers Resort is the largest and best-equipped campground in New Hampshire. There's also a 52-room motel for those who prefer not to camp. Amenities abound at this delightful resort, including: heated swimming pools, hot tub, 400-foot water slide, miniature golf, tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, softball, volleyball, basketball, a giant game room, grocery store, coffee shop and laundromat.

The resort affords beautiful mountain views, including Mt Washington. Only a few miles away, Weeks State Park has a lookout tower offering 360-degree views of the spectacular White Mountain region. The charming town of Lancaster offers shops, restaurants, a weekend flea market, antique shops and a maple sugar museum. Guests arriving from the south will have the pleasure of driving through the beautiful Franconia Notch State Park and viewing our state symbol: The Old Man of the Mountain.

Theme parks within an hour's drive of Lancaster may appeal to those attending with children: Polar Caves, Storyland, Heritage USA, Santa's Village and Clark's Trading Post. For those who enjoy shopping, tax-free North Conway offers over 200 factory outlet stores and is about an hour's drive from Lancaster.

We'll be planning various events according to popular demand. Possibilities include an event at one of the gun or archery clubs in the area, guided hiking trips for all ability levels, a trip up the Mount Washington auto road, aerial sightseeing tours of the area, fishing, ATV rides, jet skiing, balloon rides, bonfires, fireworks, cocktail parties, a lobster bake and barbecues. Activities will also be available for those with children.

Don't miss out on this fun-filled event! Visit http://www.RogersCampground.com or call 603-788-4885 for reservations. Be sure to mention you are with the Free State Project group. We will be there to host the entire nine days, but come for as much time as you'd like. If you have any questions, please e-mail the Welcome to the Granite State Committee at fsp-nh@lpnh.org.

 :D
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Non-Conformer on February 12, 2003, 04:42:39 pm
Now if some of the OTHER free state candidates would roll the red carpet like that!   ;D
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on February 14, 2003, 08:08:00 am
I forgot to mention - if and when you make your reservations, please let us know about it at fsp-nh@lpnh.org. We want to plan some BBQs and a Lobster/Clambake, and need to know approximately how many people we will be planning for.

Thanks!

 :D
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Otosan on February 14, 2003, 04:15:31 pm
If ya promise not to make fun of my deep southern accent, and if the snow has melted by then (  ;D)  I would love to come up for a visit..... ;D

It all depends on $$ and work at the moment....but have sent in motions the things that need to be done to insure $$ and time off..... ;)
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on February 17, 2003, 12:02:25 pm
Of course! We'd love to have you, Otosan.

Just FYI - information regarding "Escape to NH" has now been posted on the web - with links to other relevant info - at http://www.lpnh.org/escape.htm

We'll be adding to the page frequently, so please check back often. If people are intending to visit or join us this summer, make certain to call Rogers and make your reservations.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: vermass on February 19, 2003, 02:01:04 pm
  I actually don't believe in vacations, seem like a waste of time, but this is a great idea. Trying to get 23-29th off.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: vermass on February 25, 2003, 01:40:54 pm
   Michelle, I was able to get it off and will be there. Why are there not more responses to this topic? This is a great opportunity for us to get together.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on February 27, 2003, 07:46:53 pm
That is great news vermass!! We're keeping a list of people who will be attending. Please make sure to go over and sign in at http://www.lpnh.org/escape.htm  We're hoping to keep a fairly accurate count so we know how many to plan for (food and things like that - we plan to host at least two meals).

 :D
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: jgmaynard on March 30, 2003, 10:50:33 am
Anyone thought of seeing if we can get Gary Nolan to attend? I checked his site, and his schedule for then is not announced yet...

JM

Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: JasonPSorens on April 07, 2003, 11:21:03 am
Pretty exciting!  Wish I could be there to meet the governor.  Looks as if I may be speaking to the Texas LP convention that weekend, but Elizabeth will be in NH.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: vermass on April 23, 2003, 12:57:46 pm
  I will be having surgery the 18th of June and recovery time is 2 weeks. I had changed my vacation around so that I could go to the get-together on the 21st, three days post surgery. My Doctor says no way, too risky, I'll bust open. He doesn't want me working or working out or doing much of anything for 2 weeks! I need the surgery, so regreatfully I won't be able to attend.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Dave Mincin on April 24, 2003, 05:34:26 pm
Count me in!  Do look forward to meeting you folks, but life is a bit up side down for me right now,  hello real world!

Hope to be able to do the whole week, but not sure now if that will be possible.  

Would love to meet Elizabeth and Tim, but currently leaning to the Governor Benson end of things if I can't do it all.

Working on a plan, but you know how that is :-\.  Once the clouds clear should have a better idea, but count me in!
Title: Maybe I can do this:
Post by: vermass on May 01, 2003, 09:20:16 pm
   I was thinking I might be able to make a day trip to the Escape! I should be OK to drive. I want to be there the 22nd to hear the speakers. What time are things set to start and where will they be held? Michelle, do you think this is feasable?
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on May 02, 2003, 07:00:03 am
Hi Vermass,

I think a day trip is *very* feasible. How far is the drive for you to get to Lancaster? That drive through the mountains to Lancaster is absolutely gorgeous, so even if you could only make it for part of the day you will have a really enjoyable Sunday drive. I love that part of the state. Whenever I need to get away from it all, that is where I head.

Michelle
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: vermass on May 02, 2003, 04:49:20 pm
 Hi Michelle and lib40, I go to the Whites at least once every two years, sometimes more than once a year. You do not have to tell me it's BEAUTIFUL. It's likley the most picture-perfect place in the lower 48 (IMO). It's about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive from the Springfield MA area where I live. If I can travel I will be there. Pain and swelling will be the deciding factors!
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: JT on May 02, 2003, 06:07:49 pm
How much are reservations for the campground?  Do you rent by the day or for the whole week?  How much space do you get?  Will there be enough parking for 100s of vehicles?  I tried going to the linked site, but it didn't seem very informative (maybe I am just dumb)...
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: vermass on May 02, 2003, 08:13:57 pm
  There's no way I can camp post surgery but maybe.....how much is a room. I want to participate so bad.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: JT on May 04, 2003, 10:11:32 pm
Thanks for all the info, Libertarian40.  I should at least be able to make it for a few days, but I'm not sure which ones yet.  I wonder how close they are to a "packed house".  I guess I should have e-mailed them rather than posting my questions here.  Oh well, hope to see some of you next month!
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on May 06, 2003, 02:03:08 pm
The Escape to New Hampshire getaway week program plan is now available online at http://www.lpnh.org/escape-program.htm . You may also download and print the program in Adobe PDF format (http://www.lpnh.org/Escape-Program.pdf) and MS Word (http://www.lpnh.org/Escape-Program.doc).

Hosted by the Welcome to the Granite State Committee formed to promote New Hampshire as the best choice for the Free State Project, Escape to New Hampshire will be a getaway week of fun, relaxation, information sharing, and new friendships. All are welcome whether you plan to join us for a single day, a weekend, or the entire week.

The event will be held at Roger's Resort and Campground (http://www.rogerscampground.com) in Lancaster, NH from June 21-29. Motel rooms, cabins, and camping sites are filling fast, so we encourage you to make your reservations TODAY. To do so, call 603-788-4885 or email rogers@ncia.net. Make certain to tell them you are with the Free State Project group.

For frequent updates on the event, you may visit http://www.lpnh.org/escape.htm or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Escape_Announce/

We look forward to meeting everyone!  :D
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Joey on May 06, 2003, 05:50:29 pm

The only time I'm going to be able to even make an attempt to go to New Hampshire would be around July 25 or something.

Anyone planning to stick around NH around late July, early, early August?

I'd like to meet at least a couple of FSP people.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: jgmaynard on May 06, 2003, 07:22:49 pm
There's 117 of us living here! :D C'mon by... I'll buy ya a micro-brew!

JM
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on May 14, 2003, 12:56:41 pm
For anyone visiting us during Escape to New Hampshire week, I wanted to let you know about this great site I found offering suggestions for offbeat attractions to visit in NH:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/roger/QueryTips.php3?tip_AttractionName=&tip_Town=&tip_State=NH&Submit=Go+Roger!

 :-*
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on May 19, 2003, 09:34:24 am
Gorman's Campaign School at Escape to NH

http://www.lpnh.org/campaignschool.htm

Attention Porcupines! Don Gorman will hold a Campaign Schools for Winners at the Jefferson Hospitality House on Thursday, June 26th, as part of the Escape to NH program offerings. It's an all-day workshop teaching the nuts and bolts of campaigns and politics.

Since the stated goal of a political party is to put people who support liberty into office, Don has agreed to roll out the red carpet and hold a School to make that a reality.

Anyone and everyone associated with a campaign should attend. Candidates, campaign workers, press secretaries, campaign managers, volunteers, activists, pollsters, debate coaches, fund-raisers, party officers, you name it, Don will provide you with the tools you need to win your campaign.

This is real training for real campaigns. Not theory, not conjecture, but techniques that work and get results in real world politics. Don has won more elections than any other Libertarian, and he's an old pro at politics and an advocate of small, winnable races.

We've brought out our best to help you bring out your best. It's time for libertarians to step up and run professional campaigns, come to the Campaign School for Winners and make that a reality, take your election effort to the next level.

Since Don's time is valuable, we will need to guarantee a minimum attendance of 25 people. Please send in your registration ASAP. If we don't have 25 people signed up by the start of Escape, this opportunity will disappear.

Register to attend on the web at http://www.lpnh.org/campaignschool.htm

More info about the Campaign School for Winners is available at www.gorman2000.com
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: craft_6 on June 04, 2003, 10:53:55 am
Michael Badnarik has indicated on his website that he will be attending the Free State Project's Escape to New Hampshire.

Is he on the speaking agenda?  As one of the leading contenders for the LP Presidential nomination, and an expert on the US Constitution, he ought to be!

http://www.badnarik.org
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 04, 2003, 11:30:22 am
He just told us he'll be coming. Right now it isn't clear whether he will be speaking (the program is pretty well set, but we can make time  :)) or is just coming to "hang out" with us all for a few days. My understanding is that he is planning to stay at Rogers Campground and Resort June 21-25. As we get more details, we'll definitely send out an announcement.

I'm really looking forward to this whole Escape getaway week. I'm helping plan and host it, but I have to tell everyone that I desperately need a vacation so I'm planning a whole week of pure fun and relaxation. It will be so much fun to get to know everyone in person. And honestly, I don't think there could be a better way to do that than around campfires, on hikes in the NH North Country, at BBQs, informal meetings, fireworks at the "hospitality house," etc.

Remember - to anyone planning to attend - if you are staying at Rogers, it is really important that you make your reservations now at http://www.rogerscampground.com

 ;D
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 04, 2003, 12:13:28 pm
For those planning to join us at Escape to NH, who also want to spend some time exploring on their own, the following is a list of events statewide beyond the activities planned by the Welcome to the Granite State Committee.


"Fun in the Sun at the Park" Summer Festival - Berlin
Sat, June 21, 2003
Phone: 603-752-7202
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Location: Northern Forest Heritage Park
Cost: Adults $10, $5 12-6, under 6 are free
A day of family fun marking the official start of summer!

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2nd Annual Poker Run by the New England Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Show Society - Laconia
Sat, June 21, 2003
Phone: 603-524-5531
Time: afternoon
Location: Lake Winnipesaukee
 
The New England Chapter of ACBS is holding their second "Poker Run," a day of fun on the waters and shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. For more information, call Bob Breidert at 239-432-9133 (or after May 15th 603-569-9428), or email at bobbybee@juno.com.

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Appalachain "Not" So Extreme Race at Wildcat! - Jackson
Sat, June 21, 2003
Phone: 800-255-6439
Location: Wildcat Mountain
 
Join us for the Appalachian "Not" So Extreme Race. A 12-hour race, including hiking, mountain biking, paddling, and map and compass navigation within a 50-mile radius of Pinkham Notch. Hosted by Great Glenn Trails from start to finish! 60 co-ed teams of three people! For further information, visit www.racingahead.com.

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43rd Annual Mt. Washington Road Race - Pinkham Notch
Sat, June 21, 2003
Phone: 603-863-2537
Time: All Day
Location: Mt. Washington Auto Road
 
7.4 mile footrace up the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Come watch some of the top runners in the world and some local talent in this grueling footrace to the summit of Mt. Washington.  

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Summer Solstice Celebration - Wolfeboro
Sat, June 21, 2003 - Sun, June 22, 2003
Phone: 603-569-2200
Time: saturday 9am-6pm;sunday 11am-4pm
Location: various Wolfeboro locations
Cost: no admission fee
Events and entertainment scheduled throughout the two day weekend. Highlights include the Lakes Region Humane Society Auction on Saturday and a sampling of restaurants in Sunday's Taste of Wolfeboro, both under the tent in Cate Park. Shops to feature Solstice Sales & Discounts. Look for the Sun and your chance to take part in a drawing for $500 in Chamber Dollars!

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NH Open Water Ski Tournament - Wolfeboro
Sun, June 22, 2003
Phone: 603-569-3017
Time: 8am
Location: Back Bay, Wolfeboro
 
Water Ski Tournaments in Back Bay, Wolfeboro. Spectators enjoy scenic views while watching along the Bridge Falls Path, along Back Bay.

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Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival celebrates Vaudeville - Portsmouth
Sun, June 22, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 207-439-2712
Location: Locations in Downtown Portsmouth, The Music Hall
Cost: Varies
The Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival 2003 is the kick-off celebration for the Music Hall's 125th anniversary season. Events include daily classes and workshops with world renowned artists; the world premiere of Music Hall Follies: a Vaudeville in 9 Acts featuring stage and film star Bill Irwin and the legendary Fayard Nicholas (of the Nicholas Brothers) June 28, 2003 at 8 p.m.; classic films, street performances and parade and much more!

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NCCA Touring Children's Theatre - Lincoln
Mon, June 23, 2003 - Fri, August 15, 2003
Phone: 603-745-6032
Time: 11am
Location: North Country Center for the Arts
 
Wednesdays during July and August; 11 a.m. Admission $4.  

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Music of America Concert Series: Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman - Concord
Fri, June 27, 2003
Phone: 603-228-6688
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Museum of New Hampshire History
Cost: Free
The Duncan S. McGowan Music of America concert series kicks off with Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman calling a traditional New England square dance. Rain location: Eagle Stable Atrium.

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Furniture Mentors - Concord
Fri, June 27, 2003 - Fri, September 12, 2003
Phone: 603-224-3375
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: League of NH Craftsmen's Gallery 205
Cost: Free
Featuring works of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters and their students from the New Hampshire State Prison.



Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 04, 2003, 12:14:00 pm
And a few more...

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Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic - Wolfeboro
Sat, June 28, 2003
Phone: 603-569-3657
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Saint Cecillia Church
Cost: $13
Part of the 2003 Friends of Music Concert Series.

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Olde New England Days - Lincoln
Sat, June 28, 2003
Phone: 603-745-6621
Time: 12 - 8 p.m.
Location: Downtown North Woodstock
 
This first annual town-wide event will feature an antique car show, sidewalk sale, town-wide yardsale, local talent show (music & drama), historical information, family fair and more!

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Strawberry Festival - Center Harbor
Sat, June 28, 2003
Phone: 603-253-7698
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Center Harbor Congregational Church
Cost: $4 all ages
It isn't summer without a good, old-fashioned strawberry festival! Admission fee entitles customer to a delicious strawberry shortcake served on a homemade biscuit with whipped-cream, and a beverage is included.

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16th Annual Fiddlers Contest - Lincoln
Sat, June 28, 2003
Phone: 603-745-3563
Time: 12-5 p.m.
Location: Hobo Railroad Station Grounds
Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for children
Be a part of this annual fiddlers' at the Hobo Railroad. Sponsored by the Lions Club.

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Riverwalk & Toy Boat Race - Laconia
Sat, June 28, 2003
Phone: 603-524-8813
Time: afternoon
Location: Belknap Mill, Laconia
 
Tour guides will lead you along the river and through Downtown to trace the city's history. A variety of Downtown events are also scheduled. For more information call the Beknap Mill at 524-8813.

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New England Vintage Boat Auction - Wolfeboro
Sat, June 28, 2003
Phone: 603-569-4554
Time: 9 a.m. preview, 11 a.m. auction
Location: 397 Center St.,Route 28
Cost: Free
This is the sixth year for this premier auction. Vintage canoes, kayaks,sail and powerboats along with models and other lakes memorabilia can be found at this annual fundraiser. Refreshments available and the Museum will be open for visitors during the auction.

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Houses in Bloom - Portsmouth
Sat, June 28, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-433--1102
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Strawbery Banke Museum
Cost: Free with museum admission
Strawbery Banke Museum's houses will be adorned with magnificent flower arrangements reated by Seacoast area garden clubs.

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A Fort At No. 4 Fabricganza - Charlestown
Sat, June 28, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-826-5700
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Fort at No. 4/Living History Museum
Cost: $10 adults, $8.50 seniors, $5 children 6-12, children under 6 are free
The whir of flax wheels, clicking of knitting needles, and rhythm of great looms will replace the din of musket firing when the Fort’s staff and friends host its second annual festival.

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Artists' Weekend at The Fells - Newbury
Sat, June 28, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-763-4789
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: The Fells / Hay Estate, Route 103A
Cost: $5 adults, $2 children, members free
The beautiful gardens and vistas at The Fells, an historic estate on Lake Sunapee, offer inspiration for artists. Enjoy the weekend as a spectator, watching and talking with the specially invited artists who set up easels and paints throughout the historic estate, or as a participant in one of a full selection of art classes for adults and children.

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Gunstock Craft Fair - Laconia
Sat, June 28, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-524-5531
Time: TBA
Location: Gunstock Area, Gilford
 
Come to the Annual Craft Fair at Gunstock and see a myriad of vendors and unique products to view and purchase! For more information call Gunstock at 293-4341 or visit their web site at www.gunstock.com

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Wood Days - Canterbury
Sat, June 28, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-783-9511
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Canterbury Shaker Village
Cost: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-15
It's the 13th annual celebration of traditional New england woodworking. Watch furniture makers, boat builders, carvers and an astonishing diversity of other woodworking artists while you tap your feet to the non-stop sounds of bluegrass, Celtic and traditional folk musicians. Enjoy antique woodworking machinery demonstrations and the famous chicken barbeque.

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Lakes Region Summer Craft Fair - Laconia
Sat, June 28, 2003 - Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-528-4014
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Winnipesaukee Expo Center
Cost: $2.50 Adults
100 exhibitors with a beautiful variety of arts and crafts held inside in air conditioned comfort. Including handcrafted jewelry, framed floral art, birdfeeders and garden accessories, decorative art, pole people, country wood, quilts, wooden puzzles, New England photography, gourmet foods, Fleece Clothing, Stained Glass, Metal sculpture and handpoured candles. Benefits the New Hampshire Humane Society. Preview show at www.joycescraftshows.com  

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Stark Old Time Fiddlers' Contest - Stark
Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-636-1325
Time: All-day
Location: Whitcomb Field
 
Always on the last Sunday in June, the Village of Stark is host to the granddaddy of all fiddlers' contests.

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Return of the Great North Woods Lumberjack Competition - Berlin
Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-752-7202
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Northern Forest Heritage Park
Cost: Adults $12, 12-6 $6, under 6 are free
Watch great axe men and women from around the country compete in such contests as Jack and Jill Cross Cut and the Wood Chopping Event.

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Annual Volkswagen Show - Hopkinton
Sun, June 29, 2003
Phone: 603-424-4511
Time: All day
Location: Hopkinton Fairgrounds
 
Come see over 150 different Volkswagens from all over the country at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds in this all-day event. Camping is available the night before. Call 603-424-4511 for more information.  

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Guest Speaker Series - Dixville Notch
Sun, June 29, 2003 - Sun, August 31, 2003
Phone: 603-255-2541
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: The BALSAMS Ballot Room
Cost: Free
The BALSAMS Guest Speaker Series begins on June 29, 2003 and runs every Sunday evening through August 31, 2003. Many of the guest speakers are registered through the University of New Hampshire Speakers Bureau. Some past topics have included: NH's Civil War history, Satellite Images from space, Down East Storytelling, Re-Introduction of Wolves to NH, Lives of Lobsters and many more. For a full schedule of these events please call Darren McCarthy, Recreation Director at 603-255-3400.

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Distinguished Visiting Chef Program - Dixville Notch
Mon, June 30, 2003 - Sat, August 30, 2003
Phone: 603-255-2541
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Beaver Lodge, Dixville Notch, NH
Cost: Free (Advance registration required)
Throughout the summer on various dates Distinguished Chefs will be visiting The BALSAMS. In the past seasons these Chefs have included: Bill Franklin, CMC of the Nestle's Corp., Thomas Guay of the Sagamore and Rick Coppedge, CMB, CHE of The Culinary Institute of America. For more information as well as a specific schedule of demonstrations please call Darren McCarthy at 603-255-3400.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: SethA on June 10, 2003, 11:43:08 am
Thank you for all the information and directions.
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 13, 2003, 04:23:02 pm
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=2046

See the thread above. We have received confirmation that BOTH Gary Nolan and Michael Badnarik with be attending and speaking at Escape to NH.

It isn't too late yet, but it will be soon - only one week to go :) If you are intending to spend an overnight, weekend, or the week with us at Rogers and haven't made reservations yet, please do so at www.rogerscampground.com

And remember...if you can only make a day trip, we welcome you too. Our two big public outreach days are June 22 and 28. Attendance is free and open to the public (although the campground may charge a modest facilities use fee at the gate).
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 14, 2003, 01:00:23 pm
If you can not join us for the full Escape to New Hampshire week, please consider joining us for one of the large public outreach events. The June 22 program plan is below. Both Gary Nolan and Michael Badnarik will be joining us. What a great opportunity to meet two of the LP's leading 2004 presidential candidates. We hope to see you there!

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ADVANTAGE CONFERENCE
Hosted by the Welcome to the Granite State Committee
Promoting New Hampshire as the state of choice by the Free State Project
http://www.lpnh.org/NH-Advantage-Conf.pdf

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When:       
June 22, 2003
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
as part of "Escape to New Hampshire" week, June 21-29
http://www.lpnh.org/escape.htm

Where:    
Rogers Campground and Resort
10 Rogers Campground Road
Lancaster, New Hampshire
603-788-4885
http://www.rogerscampground.com

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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(Modest $3 per guest fee will be charged by Rogers Campground for those not staying overnight on the grounds)

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Program:

9:00 - 10:00      
Check-in and registration

10:00 - 10:30
"Welcome to the Granite State - The New Hampshire Advantages"
John Babiarz, LPNH Chair / 2000 and 2002 LPNH Gubernatorial Candidate

10:30 - 11:15       
"Liberty and the Human Potential"
Elizabeth McKinstry, Free State Project Vice-President

11:15 - 11:30      
Break

11:30 - 12:30      
"Self Government vs. the Headless Fourth Branch of Government"
Diane Gilbert, Chair, New Hampshire Center for Constitutional Studies

12:30 - 1:45   
Lunch (on your own - consider bringing lunch and joining us on the Rogers' picnic grounds)

1:45 - 2:45   
"New Hampshire for Porcupines!"
Tim Condon, Free State Project Director of Member Services

2:45 - 3:00   
"Lighting the Fires of Liberty - One Heart at a Time"
Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate

3:00 - 3:15   
"When the Right's Wrong, What's Left?"
Gary Nolan, 2004 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate

3:15 - 3:30   
Break

3:30 - 5:00   
"Talking New Hampshire Politics and Campaigns" - Panel Discussion
Don Gorman, Four-term Legislator, New Hampshire House; Nine-year Chair, Zoning Board of Appeals, Deerfield; Trustee of Trust Funds, Deerfield
John Babiarz, LPNH Chair; 2000/2002 LPNH gubernatorial candidate; Cemetery Trustee, Grafton
Rich Tomasso, LPNH Media Director; Frequent Campaign Volunteer; Board of Directors, Nashua Taxpayers Association; 2003 candidate in Nashua
James Maynard, 2003 Keene City Council candidate; Local Activist

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Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Stumpy on June 17, 2003, 03:14:37 pm
We may get some foul weather.
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNH0122?lswe=LANCASTER%2C+NH&lswa=WeatherLocalUndeclared&whatprefs


Are there alternate plans for the outdoor activities?
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 17, 2003, 10:40:17 pm
Are there alternate plans for the outdoor activities?

I will caution you, though, a long range forecast is worth little in the White Mountains!

LOL! That was my answer. Seriously, it's New Hampshire. If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute :)  Besides, the weather wouldn't dare be anything but gorgeous after all the time and work those of us organizing have put into the week  ;)
Title: Re:Escape to New Hampshire!
Post by: Michelle on June 19, 2003, 06:17:43 pm
If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute :)  

As I said  :D  No rain forecast until next weekend, and that is just a "chance". See everyone there!

Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.  
 
 Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.  
 
 Monday: Partial sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 50s.  
 
 Tuesday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s.  
 
 Wednesday: Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 50s.  
 
 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 50s.  
 
 Friday: Partial sunshine. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s.  
 
 Saturday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s.