FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House will be filled with the unique sounds of Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Franklin Opera House prides itself on bringing a special blend of quality programs to this intimate and acoustically pleasing venue and is pleased to present Rani Arbo and her band.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are a steadily deepening, 12-year brew of band chemistry, life experience and musical evolution. In 2007, the San Francisco Guardian called them "one of the most song- and arrangement-oriented bands in a field overgrown with pyrotechnic, jam- and solo-conscious virtuosos."
On stage, they are Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, uke), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). Kessel's percussion rig is 95% recycled, featuring a cardboard box, tin cans, caulk tubes, and a vinyl suitcase in lieu of a bass drum.
Musically, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem reuse and recycle (but try hard not to reduce) 150 years of American music. They hang a Georgia Sea Islands song on a New Orleans groove. They write lyrics for an Irish fiddle tune and underpin it with an Afro-Cuban cajon. Leonard Cohen gets clawhammer banjo; Springsteen gets bluegrass harmonies. Their originals range from blues, to bluegrass, to Unitarian funk gospel, to crooner swing, to spooky folk-pop. With influences from Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt, from Fiddlin' John Carson to the funky Meters, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem celebrates America's past and takes it into the present.
Contact the Franklin Opera House for tickets and information at (603) 934-1901 or visit the website at www.franklinoperahouse.org. Tickets can be purchased on line with no extra fees.
Plenty of other events are planned at Franklin Opera House, including country music's Jandee Lee Porter Band on November 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Franklin Footlight Theatre's presentation of Crazy for You, the broadway musical featuring the music of George Gershwin on November 14-17.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:16
MEREDITH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program in Meredith takes place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday and Thursday November 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The course is conducted in two 4-hour sessions. The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.
The fee for the two day course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others.
To register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187 or the Meredith Senior Center at 279-5631.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:12
MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club will host the 22nd Annual Senior Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 8, at Inte-Llakes Elementary School. Senior citizens over 55 years of age from Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Sandwich are invited to reserve a seat for the occasion.
"The Senior Christmas Dinner is always a fun day that is free of charge for all participants," according to Angela Webster, chairman of the event.
Since 1991, the Meredith Rotary Club has provided a full course turkey dinner, raffle prizes, entertainment, gift bags and a visit from Santa Claus for this much anticipated celebration. Last year, 300 people attended the event. The full course dinner, which is provided and served by the Meredith Rotary Club, will be prepared by Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant of Meredith.
"Some of the holiday treats packaged in the gift bag for each guest will include jams and jellies from John Moulton of Moulton Farms, a holiday ornament from Annalee Dolls, and a festive holiday plant from the Meredith Rotary Club," Webster stated. Additionally, there will be many holiday items included in the Christmas raffle. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the event.
Reservations are required for dinner, as seating is limited to 300 people. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis for available seats, with dinner to be served at 12 p.m. To make reservations, contact the Meredith Rotary Club at 279-7600 beginning November 1.
Throughout the years, The Meredith Rotary Club has donated more than $1.8 million into the Lakes Region community for charitable projects, area improvements, scholarships, and for individuals and families in need. For additional information, visit www.meredithrotary.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:09
ALTON — A pot-luck luncheon is being planned for Sunday November 10 from 1-3 p.m. at The American Legion in Alton. The event is to be a fund-raiser for local photographer Matt Fassett, who was recently robbed of his lap-top computer and all of his back-up drives.
Knowing how much Matt Fassett has given to this and surrounding communities, and realizing how hard a time he will have financially trying to replace his equipment, local citizens are organizing the pot-luck to try to help him recoup a bit of his loss.
They are in need of folks who would like to make/bring a tasty dish for the event and are asking for a $5 donation for the luncheon. Main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts---- all entrees are welcomed. Beverages will be available fro purchase by The Legion.
The event is only open to adults.
Since it is important to know ahead of time what dishes will be donated, call 875-3353 if you would like to participate.
Anyone who cannot participate in the event can still make a donation through TD Bank at:
The Matt Fassett Fund
92 Main Street
Alton, NH 03809
Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 08:12
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