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The Brickyard Blues perform at Pitman's Freight Room

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room presents a Dance Night with the Brickyard Blues Band on Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to attend a night of music, dancing and socializing with the Brickyard Blues Band. Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England. The group is a mix of various influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in.

The year 2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD "Naughty". In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music. The band is comprised of Brian James on Guitar & vocals, Tom Hoctor on sax, Rachel Green on bass, and Reed Dieffenbach on drums.
Admission is $15 at the door. Catered dinner available before the show for an additional $10. For dinner reservations call 527-0043.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:37

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Friends of Arts Juried High School Exhibition

PLYMOUTH — Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council recently presented their Annual Juried High School Exhibition.

This year's winner of Best in Show went to Dan McLaughlin, Plymouth Regional High School. The Judges' award went to Kylie Donovan, Belmont High School. The winner of the Trustees' Choice Award was Zhen (Yoomi) Ren, Holderness School.

The Friends has been sponsoring this show for more than 40 years, giving high schools in central and northern New Hampshire a dynamic and significant opportunity to showcase their students' exceptional work.

This exhibit is a long-standing collaboration between Friends of the Arts, Plymouth State University, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Silver Center for the Arts, and the Pemi Youth Center. This year the Friends welcomes the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire as a partner, enabling increased participation of students and schools from the North Country of New Hampshire.

The exhibition honors original artworks created by students in grades 9-12 across our schools in Central and Northern New Hampshire. The exhibit provides the opportunity for these students to have their work exhibited in a professional exhibition space at the University and to be judged by a panel of professional artists.

A list of all of the award winners along with the entire show can be viewed on FOA's website: www.friends-of-the-arts.org.

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O’Brien Clan to perform at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery on Tuesday

GILFORD — For the 27th year, Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford will host a St. Patrick's Day Party this coming Tuesday, March 17th, celebrating the heritage and culture of Ireland and the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. For this local pub, it's a chance to host one of the area's more colorful and lively celebrations and celebrate their Irish roots.

"There's no doubt that Patrick's is deeply rooted in Ireland" explained owner Allan Beetle. Opened in 1987 by Walter Kelleher, Patrick's was named in honor of his father, Patrick, who hailed from County Cork, Ireland. Patrick's featured lots of Irish music, fare and décor. Purchased in 1994 by Jeff and Allan Beetle, the brothers opted to keep the name and lore of Patrick's while taking the pub a bit more mainstream. "We like to think we made a good thing better" says Beetle. "We brought some American spirit to a beautiful pub rooted in Ireland".

St. Patrick's Day celebration will feature The O'Brien Clan, a hometown family Irish band, who enjoy playing fun & upbeat instrumental Irish gigs/reels as well popular folk songs from the Celtic tradition with rich vocals and harmonies. The group is comprised of siblings Benjamin (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Michael (Djembe, Bodhran & Vocals), Jonathan (Violin), Timothy (Accordion), and Susannah (Flute & Vocals).

The O'Brien Clan will perform from 4 pm to 7pm, with local favorite Paul Warnick ("Paulie O'Warnick" for the day) taking the stage from 7 pm to 10 pm. There will be other music and promotions throughout the day, all with no cover charge. The St. Patrick's Day celebration includes special Irish menu items running all weekend and an all-you-can Irish buffet all day Tuesday with corned beef and cabbage, traditional vegetables, Irish Stew, Bangers with Mash and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

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Rabies clinic in Rumney

RUMNEY — Rabies Clinic event held on Saturday, March 21 from 1-3 p.m. at the Rumney Animal Hospital, 113 Quincy Road.
Dog, cats, and ferrets welcome.  Dogs must be leashed, cats and ferrets in carriers.  $15 per pet. Must be a cash only payment.  Rabies certificates will be for one-year unless proof of a prior Rabies vaccination in the form of a certificate is provided, in which case will be good for a 3-year certificate.

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