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Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Sept. 12 to benefit the Franklin Opera House


FRANKLIN — The 11th annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction to benefit the Franklin Opera House will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mojalaki Country Club in Franklin.

Food from Pioneer Catering and fine wines will be enjoyed by more than 100 attendees. Guests can bid on items in a silent auction and a live auction  following the dinner.

Celebrity waiters include Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, and state Sen. Andrew Hosmer, whose firm, AutoServ of Tilton, is sponsoring the event.

Other waiters include actresses and actors and theater crew from the Franklin Footlight Theater, and local business leaders.

All proceeds from the evening will support the ongoing mission of the Franklin Opera House to provide the best in community arts programs and live entertainment to the Lakes Region.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (603)934-1901.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 07:09

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Glidden Toy Museum to host appraisal day

ASHLAND — The annual Appraisal Day at the Glidden Toy Museum, 49 Main St., will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Antique and collectible items can be appraised by Paul Hough of Waukewan Antiques in Meredith.

The price for appraisals is $4 for one item or $10 for three items. The fee has not changed since Appraisal Days have been held at the museum beginning in 1991, organizers note.

The museum is located in the alley between Mount Laurel Flower Shop and the Odd Fellows Block. Parking is on Main Street or in front of the Whipple House Museum on Pleasant St.

Further information can be obtained by calling 968-7289.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 07:02

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Gunstock offering special deals for Belknap County residents on Sunday

GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort is offering special deals for Belknap County residents this Sunday, Aug. 30.

This Sunday Belknap County residents can get a 2 for 1 deal at the Adventure Park, including Segway Tour, Aerial Treetop Adventures, Explorer Course and the inclusive Discover Pass.

The Discover pass is the way to enjoy the other activities all day, including Lift Rides.

Gunstock is operated by Belknap County.

Also, all Belknap County residents can take a lift ride free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first chair goes up at 9 a.m. and the last chair down comes down at 4:45 p.m. The Panorama lift, the third-longest lift in the state brings riders to the top of the mountain in just 14 minutes where people can take in beautiful vistas of Lake Winnipesaukee. Riders can also make a day of it by having lunch at the Landing Zone next to the base lodge.

All the details can be found at Gunstock.com in the events section.

Residents will be required to bring proof of residency (license or tax bill) to get these deals. Reservations are recommended for those wishing to participate in the major attractions such as the Aerial Treetops Adventure and Segway, and should be made by calling the Adventure Park direct at 603-737-4388.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 06:56

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Magic the Gathering Club & Teen Volunteer Amnesty Month at the Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — September is a busy time for teens at the Gilford Public Library. Starting Thursday, September 9 the Gilford Public Library will host a weekly afterschool Magic the Gathering Club for kids and teens in Grades 4 +. Magic the Gathering is a tactical card game where almost no two games are the same. There will be cards to share, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they own them. This program will run from 3-4pm in the Library's teen room.
Current teen cardholders grades 5 and up are also celebrated this September with Teen Volunteer Amnesty Month in association with Library Card Sign-Up Month. If overdue fines have kept any teens from checking out materials, then this month offers the opportunity to have those fines forgiven. For each hour volunteered during the month of September, $3 in overdue fines will be waived. Contact the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 07:44

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