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Art Association announces Artists of the Month

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the Association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until January 19 at these Lakes Region business locations: Jean Kennedy, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Gisela Langsten, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Judy Palfrey, Northway Bank, Belknap Mall, Belmont; Sharon Zimmerman, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Gerri Harvey, Northway Bank, Laconia; Marie Kelly, Northway Bank, Meredith; Shela Cunningham, Northway Bank, Tilton; Marilee Sundius, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Marlene Witham, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin.

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Winnisquam High School Comedy Club to host 1st performance on Jan. 10

TILTON — The Winnisquam Regional High School Players Comedy Club will be putting on its very first Improve Comedy and Sketch Comedy performance titled "A Fever Dream of Creativity" on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Winnisquam Regional High School Cafetorium.

The Players Comedy Club is a student run- and student-created organization. This is the first time it is doing a comedy show. Members will be creating their own improvisational and sketch comedy skits.

The cost to attend the show is $1 for students, $3 for Adults, $2 for seniors, and children under 5 are admitted free. Snacks will be available for purchase/donation. All money collected will go back into the Players Drama Club, to supplement the Drama Club's budget.


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Registration open for Outdoorswoman workshop

HOLDERNESS — Registration has opened for New Hampshire's 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 14 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

Winter BOW participants choose a single outdoor activity to explore during the daylong workshop. Five different options are offered: Women can learn how to ice-fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling (beginners only) or experience the popular 'Shoe and Shoot class which features woodland target shooting on snowshoes.

A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. New this year, a discounted registration fee of $25 applies to participants age 18-25. You must be at least 18 years old to take part in BOW programs.A brochure and registration forms are now available at http://www.nhbow.com. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send your registration form and fee in soon. Only forms that are mailed in will be accepted. The program does not accept walk-ins.

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Gathering Time folk-rock group to play in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO — Top Long Island, NY-based folk-rock group, Gathering Time, will offers its fourth concert of the 2014-15 season on Sunday, January 11 at 2 p.m. at Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro.

From its formation through chance encounters in the summer of 2006, Gathering Time has been energetically embraced by the folk community and continues to capture the ears and hearts of all who hear them. Their appeal is grounded in an eclectic folk, folk-rock sound and vivacious persona, aptly described by the artists themselves. "Gathering Time is like a high-energy Peter, Paul & Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, with various parts of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, and America mixed in!"

The trio of Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong, and Gerry McKeveny has sparked accolades close to home and farther afield. Wolfeboro Friends of Music board members Carl Crosley and Elizabeth McCrae have heard the ensemble in concert. Crosley, WFOM President, writes "They bring to the stage a special combination of talents. Markus' voice is an incredibly rich vehicle that amplifies any song from the classic ballads such as "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" to the beautiful original pieces performed by the group and most often written by McGivney. Vocal solos by Foxsong are a guaranteed pleasure, filling the hall with an acoustic experience that for any audience will be a wow moment."

Gathering Time's Long Island based beginnings have expanded to international airplay of their first release, a 2007 remake of Peter Yarrow's "Light One Candle," to Tricentric showcases at NERFA 2009 and 2010 and a Formal showcase in 2011 to an Emerging Artist showcase at Falcon Ridge 2012 at which they were voted "Most Wanted" to return in 2013. Their third CD "When One Door Closes" reached #3 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2014.

Famed New York City folk DJ John Platt is a fan. "I consider them among the finest performers in the New York metropolitan area," Platt wrote. "Whatever the size of the venue, from a house concert to an outdoor festival, Gathering Time has harmonies that can charm the birds out of the trees, strong original songs, and a savvy repertoire of cover songs, ranging from traditional folk to classic rock. They appeal to audiences of all ages."

This is the fourth of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org. Please note WFOM's special policy: High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.

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