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Lakes Region Chamber meet & greet at LASC on March 18

LACONIA — Laconia Athletic and Swim Club (LASC) will be hosting the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet event on Wednesday, March 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Laconia Athletic & Swim Club is located at 827 N. Main Street, Laconia, across the street from the Laconia Fire Department.

Team LASC is excited to tour all of the new features and services that are currently being added to the facility, including a new childcare room, a new yoga and barre studio, a new Fit TRAXX small group training studio and a new, expanded and upgraded cycling studio. Attendees are invited to chat with LASC's Certified Wellness Coaches, who will be on hand to answer questions about nutrition, exercise and stress management.

Refreshments will be provided and some really great door prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.lakesregionchamber.org.

CAPTION — Pictured are Tom & Lori Oakley and the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club Crew along with members of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:08

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PSU to host All New England Jazz Fest on March 24

PLYMOUTH — Top high school jazz musicians from 20 New England schools will gather at Plymouth State University March 24 for a daylong program of workshops, rehearsals and an evening concert.

The festival will feature a full jazz big band led by guest conductor Jeff Galindo, performing the works of such jazz luminaries as Oliver Nelson, Count Basie and Buddy Rich. Galindo will also perform as a featured soloist with PSU's jazz ensemble.

Chris Klaxton, PSU director of jazz bands, will lead a large jazz combo featuring a program of jazz classics and some repertoire from "off the beaten path."

Klaxton says the All New England Jazz Festival brings together some of New England's finest young musicians. The students come from diverse backgrounds and experience, and the festival builds community in a wide geographic sense. It also enables students to inspire and learn from one another, an experience Klaxton says they might not find day-to-day at home.

"Working with Jeff Galindo is a privilege for any musician," Klaxton says. "These young students can gain a great deal of on-the-job knowledge working with such an accomplished and in-demand player."

PSU jazz musicians also get to share the stage with Galindo, and play for an informed and appreciative high school audience who are there expressly to soak it all up.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for youth and $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.


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Program about fairy tales to be hosted by New Hampton Historical Society

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society will present: "Not In Front of the Children: The Art & Importance of Fairy Tales" on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.

"Once upon a time. . ." is a magical phrase that promises the beginning of a memorable story. Where do our fairy tales come from, what do they tell us about ourselves and our history? Why have they been censored and changed and how have they retained their currency and popularity today? Presenter Ingrid Graff discusses these fascinating tales and why we should keep telling them to our children. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite fairy tale to the presentation.

Ingrid Graff has been a long-time speaker for the Humanities Council and is a recipient of the Council's William L. Dunfey Award. She has lectured for many different organizations, including The Jane Austen Society of North America and Road Scholar, and has taught classes for Granite State College. Graff was the school librarian for Gorham, for 10 years and won the NHEMA Award for Excellence in Library Services in 2007.
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and co-hosted by the Gordon-Nash Library.

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New Hampshire Electric Coop Foundation to award 6 scholarships

PLYMOUTH – The New Hampshire Electric Co­op Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for 2015 scholarships. This year a total of six, $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to deserving Co­op members or children of Co­op members.

Scholarships are available to college­ bound high school seniors, students returning to college, and non­traditional students. One scholarship will be reserved for a student entering a vocational or technical institution. All applicants must be a Co­op member, or a legal dependent of a Co­opmember. Complete details and applications are available online under the Community menu at www.nhec.coop, or by calling 1-­800­-698­-2007.

The deadline for applying is April 17, 2015. All mailed applications must be postmarked by this date and mailed to: NHEC Foundation Scholarship, 579 Tenney Mountain Highway, Plymouth NH 03264.

For more information about the New Hampshire Electric Co­op Foundation Scholarships, contact Sara Gadwah at(603) 536­8884, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 10:19

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