LACONIA — Laconia native Bucky Lewis brings his outrageously funny musical comedy show back home with a special show at the Margate Resort on Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. to benefit the Half Moon Sober Festival (HMSF). In its twentieth year, HMSF, held at the 4H Youth Center in New Boston on Memorial Day Weekend, is a three-day celebration of clean and sober life, with live music, children's activities, sobriety workshops and 12-step meetings onsite.
HMSF is a non-profit charitable organization and Bucky is happy to help raise operating funds for the group. "Drugs are such a big problem for children, youth and families and clean and sober, family-oriented events like the Half Moon Sober Festival are a great way to support the sober lifestyle," said Bucky. "I am looking forward to the show and expect a great turnout in my home town."
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 09:48
WATERVILLE VALLEY — Comedian Juston McKinney will be performing at the Waterville Valley Conference Center on Sunday, January 18 at 7pm. Tickets are $18 and are available for purchase through www.watervillle.com.
McKinney grew up in Maine but now makes his home in New Hampshire. Performing standup for more than 15 years, McKinney has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central specials, including a half-hour Comedy Central Presents feature, and most recently in his 1-hour special Juston McKinney: A Middle Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on CD and DVD. He has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and he was chosen to be a part of Comedy Central's Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval, airing on TBS. McKinney has also hosted his own radio program on Sirius/XM radio, Live from the Woods with Juston McKinney.
It's a weekend for Waterville Valley Resort that will also feature a Starry Nights dinner and fireworks in Town Square. Starry Nights is a unique dining experience where guests can enjoy a gourmet meal with drinks and entertainment right on the mountain, followed by a torchlight ski down to the base. Tickets are $125 and reservations can be made by calling 603-236-8311 ext. 3000.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 10:53
BELMONT — Belmont's Old Home Day is being moved up one week beginning this year, organizers have announced.
This community celebration has traditionally been held on the second Saturday of August. However, at the request of the town's selectmen, the 2015 gathering will move to the first Saturday of August. This will eliminate the conflict of the town's largest community event falling on the same weekend as the Belknap County Fair, as well as the more recent conflict with Soulfest held at Gunstock in Gilford.
A large draw for Belmont's Old Home Day each summer is the Road Race. Under the new schedule the Road Race will continue to take place on the second Saturday in August -- one week after Old Home Day. Jeff Roberts, race director, has kicked around the idea of expanding on the success of the road race for the last few years. The request to change the date for Old Home Day has given Roberts an opportunity to pursue a morning filled with various types of running events and to grow the day into its own draw of visitors to Belmont.
With the assistance of Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Event Coordinator, a second 10-mile race course was recently certified which will be used for a fun relay race. Similar to the traditional 10-Mile, the new course will start on Concord Street and will incorporate Wareing, South, Jamestown, Union, and Hurricane Roads and will end at the same finish line on Main Street.
The road races and other activities will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, and will include events for athletes of all ages. Plans are also under way to provide space for vendors related to the day's events and food concessions to fuel athletes and spectators.
Leaving the road race on the traditional second Saturday in August will provide a fresh look at Old Home Day, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1. This year's theme is "The Good Old Days."
In the past, vendors needed to be set up so that Main Street could be cleared before the early morning race started. With the change in date, this will allow for a later start to the day's events and will add more activities to the afternoon. Evening events will continue as in the past.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 10:46
LACONIA — This week, Friendly's Ice Cream launches its 34th annual 'Cones for Kids' campaign. The Valentine's Day fundraiser will benefit 19 Easter Seals Camp programs including the NH-based Camp Sno-Mo program.
For a $1 donation, Friendly's provides restaurant guests with five Valentine's Day cards, redeemable for free Friendly's Kids Cones or a coupon booklet with money saving coupons. The campaign runs January 6 through February 13, 2015.
Funds raised will support Easter Seals Camp Friendly's programs where thousands of kids discover their unique talents and realize their potential through activities like swimming, canoeing, hiking, fishing and other programs that give them the confidence to reach for their goals. The campaign has raised nearly $28.5 million to date, with more than $322,000 in 2014 alone raised to benefit Easter Seals Camp Friendly's program locations across the region.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 10:42
- Free basic math, reading and HISET classes offered by Laconia Adult Education
- Author to advise writers at Gilford Library
- Squam Lakes Association hosts photography talk
- Cross-country skiing lessons available at Bolduc Park on Saturdays
- Franklin Lions Club hosting hearing & vision screening
- SCORE offers Jan. 14 workshop on tax planning for small businesses