070313 Belknap Mill Concert, exhibit, blood drive (413 w/3COL photo Foxy)

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill's Outdoor Concert Series offers the second performance of the season with the popular New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 pm in Rotary Park next door to the Mill on Beacon Street East in Laconia.
The band is a returning favorite of the Mill's outdoor concert series and is comprised of local, talented musicians who bring wonderful tunes to the public. From big band to swing to patriotic favorites and modern songs, New Horizons is the perfect choice for a holiday celebratory concert in the bandstand at Rotary Park.
The concert is free to the public and is sponsored ni Irwin Automotive Group. In case of rain, the concert moves indoors to the Belknap Mill's third floor Rose Chertok Gallery (reception space).
The next concert in the series will be Bow Junction, a NH bluegrass band performing in Rotary Park on Wed., July 10 at 6:30 pm. The concert is sponsored by MacDaddy's Rollin' Smoke Barbecue.
The outdoor concert series receives generous support from Irwin Automotive Group, Belknap Landscape Company, WEMJ, MacDaddy's Rollin' Smoke BBQ and Lakes Region Child Care Services.
Opening on Friday, July 5, the Belknap Mill will feature a fascinating look back at boating in the Lakes Region. The exhibit is titled Boating Through the Lakes Region and it is sponsored by Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages. Media sponsorship is courtesy The Laker.
The exhibit will feature wonderful old boating signs, prints, postcards, photographs, and larger boating items, mostly on loan courtesy Fred Clausen of Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages. Other items are loaned from the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, M/S Mount Washington and the NH Boat Museum. The exhibit runs from July 5-31. It is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also on Friday, July 5, the Belknap Mill welcomes the American Red Cross from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a blood drive. The drive offers the public a chance to do their part in donating blood – the gift of life – that will surely help others in a time of need.
The Belknap Mill offers a museum interpreting the history of the textile industry in the area. Museum volunteers are available to give tours of the Machine Room and Powerhouse for individuals or groups.

Boating Through the Lakes Region exhibit opens at the Belknap Mill in Laconia on Friday, July 5 and runs through the month. The exhibit interprets the history of boating in the Lakes Region and is sponsored by Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages and The Laker. (Courtesy photo)