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Wesley Woods to host luncheon on January 7


GILFORD — Wesley Woods will host a luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at noon. Organizers say the event provides an opportunity to take a break from the kitchen and the cold, and enjoy a variety of warm soups, breads and conversations.

Everyone is welcome, but organizers request those interested in going to call ahead. RSVPs can be made to Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wesley Woods is located behind the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A (Gilford Avenue).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:20

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Laconia Community Center racquetball court reopens

LACONIA — The racquetball court at the Community Center has reopened, according to the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

The court will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday nights from 6:45 to 10 p.m.

Those wanting to play are asked to call the Parks and Rec office to schedule their time slots at 524-5046.

The fee will be $2 per person per hour of court time.

The Parks and Rec Department notes that racquetball is a great way to get in shape (hand/eye coordination) for lacrosse. Those who wish can use their lacrosse sticks with a racquetball.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:14

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PSU Gallery to host ‘BYOP’ party on January 13

PLYMOUTH — Artists and arts supporters of all ages are invited to perform, present, and display their work — and enjoy the work of others — at an informal "BYOP–Bring Your Own Poetry, Painting, Performance, Presentation..." on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery in Plymouth.

BYOPs are hosted each year by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire as an informal celebration and showcase of the region's talent and artistic enterprise. In Plymouth, the event follows the Arts Alliance's annual meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to attend the meeting, or to come for a dessert potluck at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 7 o'clock program.

Writers, dancers, actors, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and traditional artists and craftspeople of all ages and artistic experience are encouraged to bring work, and to talk about their art-making process. In addition to two-minute performances and presentations, stands will be set up and wall space made available for an exhibit of visual arts and crafts at the Drerup Gallery. Cultural organizations and educators are also invited to give brief presentations on their organizational or school arts activities.

"This is a great opportunity for artists of all kinds to meet one another, for families to share a night out together and for the public to experience the range of arts in northern New Hampshire," says Arts Alliance Program Manager Jamie Feinberg.

"We've discovered some amazing artists at these events," says Executive Director Frumie Selchen. "It's always particularly interesting to hear painters and other visual artists talk about the thinking behind their work, and to talk about it with them. We're happy to return to the beautiful Drerup Gallery and have a pop-up exhibit in such a beautiful gallery space."

This event is a dessert potluck. Cold drinks will be provided, and potluck participants are invited to bring their favorite dessert to share. There is no admission fee, but donations (and the purchase or renewal of Arts Alliance memberships) are welcome. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is located at 150 Main St., Plymouth.

Pre-registration is requested, particularly for those interested in performing or bringing artwork, and for organizations that wish to give a brief presentation. Presenters will each have two minutes to perform or present their work. To register, or for more information, visit www.aannh.org, call 323-7302, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; presenters may leave their name and information on what they will present or exhibit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:10

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Streetcar Company to hold auditions for production of musical ‘Barnum’ Jan. 11 & 12

GILFORD — The Streetcar Company announces auditions for huge production of Broadway musical "Barnum'' The life and times of P.T. Barnum. This production requires performers with many types of talent. We will be auditioning for our usual singers, dancers, and actors, but we also will be looking for folks with circus type acts. Jugglers, acrobats, dog acts, fire eaters, sword swallowers, aerialists, you name it. We also need folks willing to take on small roles like bearded lady, strong man, geeks and freaks.

Opportunities are available for people of almost any age. We are casting kids ages 3 and up as circus animals and clowns, older kids as chorus members and adults in all kinds of roles.

Kids acting auditions will be Sunday, January 11th at 3 pm with circus acts to follow at 5 pm on the same day. Sunday evening at 7:30 will be our first open singing, acting and dance audition for folks ages 16 and over. Monday January 12th at 7 pm will be another round of musical and acting auditions as well a chance for us to look at people a second time if we desire.

Please bring your A game and be ready with a short prepared song to sing with the piano as well as a reading from the provided script.

All auditions will be held at the Methodist Church on Route 11A in Gilford. For more information visit our website, www.streetcarcompany.com or email the director J Alward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Show dates are in late April and the rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons and evenings, Monday evenings, and Thursday evenings. People are also needed to work on various production jobs. Email or attend auditions to get involved.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 11:33

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