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Senior Momen-tum group to make pizzas and play bingo on Monday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, March 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m. inthe Community Church, Fellowship Hall.

Participants will be and will be making their own individual pizzas. Following the pizza making process attendees can play bingo while waiting for the pizza to cook. 

The cost is $2 per person and includes all the ingredients to make pizza. Anyone interested in breakfast must RSVP by Friday, March 21. To RSVP call 527-4722.

 

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John Funkhouser Quartet performing at Pitman’s Freight Room Thursday

LACONIA —  The John Funkhouser Quartet will perform Thursday, March 20, at Pitman's Freight Room at 95 New Salem St. The program gets under way at 8 p.m.

Lead quartet member John Funkhouser is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was educated at Cornell University and New England Conservatory and currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music. Besides leading his quartet, Funkhouser is in demand as both a pianist and a bassist, and has shared the stage with a variety of artists, including Grammy-nominated vocalists Luciana Souza and Tierney Sutton, piano icon Ran Blake and Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, and South Indian percussionist Trichy Sankaran and the world-jazz group Natraj.

Funkhouser will perform with bassist Greg Loughman, guitarist Phil Sargent and drummer Mike Connors. The band loves rock, too, and you can hear that in their approach. The John Funkhouser Quartet is a band of Musicians without Borders. With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar, the quartet "employs complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity.

Admission $12, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the catered dinner buffet before the show. Call 527-0043 for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

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Preschool program offered by the Gilford Parks and Rec.

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is offering a two-week pre-school program for children ages 3-5 this spring. This program will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 25 and April for 3-4 year olds and Fridays, March 28 and April 4 from noon to 2 p.m. for ages 4-5.

Activities will include planting, painting birdhouses and wind chimes, making sun catchers, nature walk and scavenger hunt, interactive games, cooking, crafts and more. The cost of this program is $10 per participants.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

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History of Civil War memorials to be discussed in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New Hampton Historical Society will present the program, Vanished Veterans: New Hampshire's Civil War Monuments and Memorials, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library, Main Street, New Hampton.

Beginning with obelisks of the 1860s and continuing to re-mastered works of the 21st century, Civil War historian George Morrison will present a diverse selection of New Hampshire's commemorations and memorials.

New Hampshire towns did not erect monuments to prior wars. But the emotional and family toll, unprecedented in American history, drove the decision to honor our local soldiers and sailors of the War of Rebellion. From Seabrook to Colebrook, Berlin to Hinsdale, New Hampshire's towns, individuals and veterans organizations erected a fascinating assortment of memorials to The War of the Rebellion. It was not until 1920 that the town of New Hampton erected its monument, an inscribed stone placed in the town square.

This program is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For information you may contact the Gordon-Nash Library, 744-8061 or Gordon DuBois 279-0379.

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