LACONIA — St. Andre Bessette Parish is holding its annual Nutcracker Christmas Fair on Friday, November 8 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall on Gilford Avenue in Laconia.
New this season is "Gifts To Go" which is assorted gift baskets for teachers, family members, or that special person that you would like to surprise with a Christmas remembrance. Hand sewn items will be for sale and a Nutcracker Raffle Table with quality new items and many gift cards from local businesses.
Old favorites will include the Theme Baskets Table including a Leap Frog Gift Basket, the Jewelry Room Gently Used Books, the Cookie Walk, Baked Goods Table, Fr. Marc's Pork Pies, and a Children's Corner where there will be games for kids and a special visit from Santa Clause.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:19
LACONIA — An Elementary School Age Dance wlll be held Friday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center.
Cost is $5 per child, refreshments included and there will be music, dancing, games and crafts. Those wearing costumes will be eligible for prizes.
The event is sponsored by Laconia Parks and Recreation and parent organizations at Woodland Heights, Elm Street and Pleasant Street Elementary schools.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:18
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
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