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Village Players in Wolfeboro presenting Seussical the Musical for two weekends

WOLFEBORO — The Village Players will be presenting Seussical the Musical in Wolfeboro for two weekends beginning Friday and Saturday, November 14-15 and November 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, November 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. 

Based on many of the beloved works of Dr. Seuss, this family-friendly show brings to life the simple-yet-profound themes that Seuss was famous for: caring for others, being true to yourself, and standing up for what's right. Center Harbor's Kathleen Hill directs the show. The Cat in the Hat guides the audience through the story of reliable old Horton the Elephant. Horton finds himself in the heap of trouble when he tries to save his invisible new friends, Jojo and the rest of the Whos including Lissa Mascio and Lea Mascio of Belmont. His troubles increase exponentially when the care-free-but-fabulous Mayzie Le Bird convinces him to sit on her egg for 'just a little while.' Along the way he must face the ne'er do well Wickershams including Sandwich's Danny Catalano and Meredith's Chris Debiase, the Sour Kangaroo and her equally sour Baby Kangaroo, the dastardly Black Bottomed Eagle, Vlad Vladicov and some very sassy Bird Girls featuring Center Harbor's Jeanne Puglisi among them. Through it all the plain-tailed, lovesick Gertrude McFuzz does everything she can to help Horton in hopes that he will finally notice her.

Tickets are available at Black's on Main Street, or by going to the Village Players website at www.village-players.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:24

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Christmas at the Castle Returns November 21-23 & November 28-30

 

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds will again host its signature Christmas at the Castle event on November 21st, 22nd, & 23rd and November 28th, 29th, & 30th. Experience a vintage Christmas at Historic Lucknow while enjoying festive décor, special exhibits, live music, and the seasonal beauty of this classic country estate. Admission to the event is $20 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 5-17), and $15 for Friends of the Castle. The event takes place from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Last tickets sold and last trolley ride to Lucknow at 2:30 pm.

For those looking to get started with their holiday shopping, the Carriage House will be hosting talented local artisans selling their unique, handcrafted wares. The Castle Gift Shop will also be open with free admission for holiday shopping. Hart's Turkey Farm will be offering a buffet luncheon in the Winnipesaukee Room for $25 per person (tax, tip, and non-alcoholic beverages included).

This event is weather permitting. Call 603-476-5900 for more information in the event of inclement weather.

Castle in the Clouds is a not for profit organization owned and managed by the Castle Preservation Society and dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the historic Thomas G. Plant Estate, celebrating its 100th year in 2014. For information about Castle in the Clouds visit the website at www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5900.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:14

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Santa's Village marks 60th year at Tapply-Thompson Community Center Dec. 11

BRISTOL —  Join us for the 60th year of this memorable holiday tradition, the enchanted Santa's Village which begins on Friday, December 12th from 6 – 8 pm and continues on Saturday, 12/13 & Sunday, 12/14 from 2 – 5 pm at the Tapply-Thompson Community Cente.

This event is free to all individuals and the center is asking people to bring in one canned good item when they visit the Village, if possible, to be donated to the local Food Pantry.

On Thursday, December 11th from 5 - 7 pm there is a special Open House for all contributor's that donate money, materials and time to the Village.

Visitors to Santa's Village should also be aware that there is a Christmas Craft Fair on the main floor during the three days. The Craft Fair begins one half hour prior to the Village and ends one half hour after the Village closes. There will be over 25 vendors.

Some of the exciting cast of characters visitors and their children will encounter this year will be Cadderly the Bear, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Raggedy Ann & Andy, the Elves, and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus. All children will have the opportunity to receive a cookie from Mrs. Claus and to visit with Santa and receive a small Christmas gift to take home for their tree. There will be instant photos available with Santa for a small fee. Cameras are allowed.

For more info call the TTCC at 744-2713 or check our website at www.ttccrec.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:09

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Belmont Parks & Rec plans trips to Manchester, Boston

BELMONT — Belmont Parks and Recreation is now registering participants for a 4 week Gunstock Outreach Ski & Snowboard Program starting January 4th. Participants must be in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students in 8th-12th grade will be will be allowed to ski with at least 1 friend (also enrolled in the program), and will be required to check in with a chaperone periodically. Our supervised program is on Sundays from 12 noon-4 p.m. Any participant with adult supervision can arrive at 9 a.m. and receive their lift ticket prior to the program start time for independent skiing or snowboarding. Parents or guardians of participants can participate with their children for the same program fee provided a chaperone is not required. This program is open to residents and non residents (at a slightly higher registration fee). Outreach participants will be eligible to purchase an end of season pass for just $59 per person. The end of season passes can only be purchased from Gunstock starting February 23, 2015, and is valid until Gunstock closes in the Spring of 2015. The deadline to sign up for this program is Wednesday, November 12.

A trip will be made to the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday, December 13 for a performance of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra & Conductor Keith Lockhart. They will be performing their beloved Holiday Pops concert. The trip departs Belmont at 6 p.m. returning immediately after the performance. There will be time prior to the concert to purchase dinner on your own.

The Boston Theatre and Shopping Trip is back by popular demand on December 20, with a choice of two shows; Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Wang Center or The Nutcracker Ballet at the Boston Opera House. The first stop will be the beautifully decorated Prudential Center Shops for shopping, sightseeing or visit a nearby museum. Next stop is the theatre district in time for your choice of holiday show, or visit the aquarium on your own. After the shows we will travel to Faneuil Hall for more shopping or a leisurely dinner on your own. We recommend that you make a reservation at a restaurant either at Faneuil Hall or the North End. This is an active trip and does require walking from central drop off points to the various venues.

We will travel to Boston on January 16th to watch Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green, Marcus Smart and the young Boston Celtics take on Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls at the TD Garden, 7:30 p.m. We offer two choices for seating: loge section #5 or balcony section #303. Space is limited on all the trips, flyers and registration forms are available on the recreation page at our website: www.belmontnh.org or by calling Belmont Parks & Recreation, (603) 267-1865.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:02

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