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Silent auction at Gilmanton Year-Round Library

GILMANTON — A silent auction will be running from Wednesday, December 3-10 at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. Bidding ends on Wednesday, December 10 at 4 p.m. Items will be available for pick up on Thursday, December 11 by 1 p.m.

There will be many items to bid on: original art pieces, holiday themed baskets of goodies, homemade items such as hats, mittens, place mats, and jewelry. There are also a variety of gift certificates to bid on including a summer CSA share from Winnipesaukee Woods Farm, tickets to holiday shows at the Capital Center for the Arts, tickets to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Cole Gardens, Lakeside Grooming and more. For more information call 364-2400.

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Tour of historic churches in Laconia and holiday sing-a-long on December 7

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Art Association's third annual Small Painting Show and Sale will be hosted at VynnArt Gallery from Wednesday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 4, during normal business hours.

There will be a reception and Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. More than 80 original paintings and photographs created by 40 Art Association members will be on display. All the works are 8 by 10 or smaller, not counting the frame.

Show organizers note that all pieces are framed and make very fine holiday gifts.

VynnArt Gallery is located at 30 Main St. in Meredith. For more information call VynnArt at 279-0557.

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Tour of historic churches in Laconia and holiday sing-a-long on December 7


LACONIA —  On Sunday, December 7, Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a driving tour of the Historic Churches in Laconia from 12 – 2 pm. Tickets and maps for this self-guided tour are available at The Laconia Public Library or through the LHMS office. Ticket holders will be provided with a map and historic information about the eleven churches participating in the event. "I have always loved the amazing architecture of our many beautiful churches in Laconia and have wondered about how beautiful the interiors must be ... now we all have an invitation to visit," says LHMS Executive Director Brenda Kean.

Following the driving tour, the public is invited to participate in a Festive Holiday Sing-A-Long which will occur at 3 p.m. at the former Trinity Methodist Church located at 25 Belvidere Street in Lakeport. The Sing-A-Long is free and open to the public.

For more information regarding either event, call Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Charlie Brown Christmas, performed by Heather Pierson Quartet, at Pitman’s Freight Room Thurs.

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host  The Heather Pierson Quartet Christmas Show on Thursday, December 4 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

The Heather Pierson Quartet will perform their annual Charlie Brown Christmas Show. The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi is just as poignant as the story, and includes the hit "Linus and Lucy." His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition.
This classic collection of Holiday Music will be performed by a quartet led by award-winning song writer and performer -Heather Pierson who just finished her 8th CD, Motherless Child, a collection of jazz and blues originals and choice standards. Heather will be joined by Joe Alperti on Sax, Matty Bowman on drums and Shawn Nadeau on bass. Free Eggnog will be available.
Catered dinner buffet will be available before the show. Call 527-0043 for reservations. www.pitman'sfreightroom.com.

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