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Community Coffee House to be held at Pitman’s Freight Room tonight

LACONIA — The monthly Community Coffee House at Pitman's Freight Room will be held Tuesday, May 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Freight Room in Laconia. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event is an open mic concept where individuals from the community are welcome to perform live musical pieces, songs, poems, comedy skits, short stories, and more. In the past few months, the event has attracted live folk musicians, authors, singers from around the state, All-State musicians from local high schools, students from the University of New Hampshire, and many others. There is no sign-up sheet prior to the event, rather people are asked to share their interest in performing to the event's MC when they arrive.

Admission cost is $7 per person. All proceeds from this event will go toward local Laconia High School senior, Alana Persson, to help offset the cost of her tuition to travel with the international non-profit organization Up With People (UWP). Persson has been raising funds since the Fall of 2014 and although close to her goal she is still shy of the $15,000 that needs to be raised. She will be departing next month on June 28 for Denver, Colorado to begin her year of international travel, service, and performance with a cast of 100 other young individuals.

"It does not seem possible that my adventure is just one month away, and although I am excited I still need to stay focused on raising the rest of the funds needed," states Persson. "I truly appreciate all that everyone has done to support me in in this and I hope to see you at the Coffee House!"

There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction also held at this months event. Free hot and iced tea and coffee, hot chocolate, and desserts will be provided. For more information call 581-5517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:33

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Paper flower workshop Thurs. in Gilford

GILFORD — On Thursday, May 28 the Gilford Public Library will host a craft workshop on creating paper flowers from book pages from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This program is free and open to all Gilford Library cardholders. Assistant Librarian Kayleigh Mahan will teach individual's how to make your own paper flower "book page bouquet" using recycled book pages. Sign up at the circulation desk with your library card or call the Gilford Public Library at 524-6042 with any questions.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:18

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Tai Chi classes offered in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Recreation has announced that Tai Chi is back and will be offered at an introductory level on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Recreation Department.

Tai Chi is an excellent way to relieve stress, lower blood pressure and have a positive attitude toward life, as it is therapeutic for the mind, body and soul. Instructor Marcia Wyman will hold a one hour class at the Moultonborough Recreation Department. Wyman is a Certified Instructor with over 10 years experience. Tai Chi is beneficial for all adults, no matter the person's fitness level. Modified Yang form body movements will enhance people's overall well-being. No prior experience is needed. Cost is $2 per person.

The four week summer session of Tai Chi will begin on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Recreation Department. One hour classes will take place on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $40 for the 4 week session. Pre-registration is required. Call MRD for more information. 476-8868


Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:16

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Gilford Memorial Day Parade steps off at 9:30, stops at memorial & cemetery

GILFORD — The Town of Gilford will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 with assembly starting at 9:15 a.m. followed by the parade start at 9:30 a.m.

The procession will convene at the Gilford Community Church parking lot with ceremonies to follow at the World War I & II Memorial on Potter Hill Road. Then the procession will move to the Veteran's Flag Pole at Pine Grove Cemetery.

All town officials, current serving military, and veterans are invited to walk/ride in the parade.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:14

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