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New Horizons Band performing at Taylor Community

LACONIA — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, under the direction of Mary Divers, presents an afternoon concert at Taylor Community's Woodside Building on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.

The band will feature Gershwin Classics, selections from the Grand Canyon Suite, marches and highlights from the Sound of Music. The group consists of musicians from many towns throughout the Lakes Region and Concord, the band is open to all ages. The group includes those interested in learning an instrument to professional players with diverse levels in-between. Divers, who is the conductor and band founder, holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She welcomes all new musicians to the New Horizons Band, whose belief is "Music is for Life!"

The program is open to the public. A free-will donation will be accepted for the band, which is a non-profit entertainment group. To RSVP and ensure seating call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:02

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Raptor rehabilitator to give presentations at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on May 9

HOLDERNESS — Wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi will be coming to the Science Center of New Hampshire on Saturday, May 9 to present Predators of the Sky. Two programs with limited seating will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last 90 minutes

This program features live birds of prey including Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Great-horned Owl, and Peregrine Falcon.

Presenter Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. Ricardi spent more than 35 years as a Fish and Wildlife Game Warden in Massachusetts. He now runs Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, Massachusetts. Ricardi's groundbreaking work with Bald Eagles resulted in captive-bred Bald Eagles reproducing in the wild and captive-bred chicks being adopted into wild nests.

Ricardi started his rehabilitation center in 1972 and has since taken in more than 100 birds every year, 60% of which are released back into the wild. The other 40% have injuries that prevent survival in the wild but allow Ricardi to showcase their specialized traits in his great family program.

Cost: $12 for members; $14 for non-members; $25 combination program and trail pass.

Predators of the Sky is generously sponsored by Iberdrola Renewables. Representatives from Iberdrola will be on-hand to talk about wind energy and wildlife rehabilitation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:54

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Author to discuss process of publishing a first novel at Meredith Library

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library will host author Duke Southard as he gives a presentation on The First Novel-The Process, The Pain, and the Pride on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30PM.

Southard lived in Tuftonboro for forty years before moving to Arizona in 2009. He is the author of five books, including three novels, a memoir and a non-fiction history. The revised version of his first novel, A Favor Returned, was a finalist in the general fiction category of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards in 2013. Agent for Justice earned the finalist designation in two fiction categories in the same awards in 2014.

The program will focus on the many issues of publishing a first novel, from completing the writing of it through the editing process to fielding the rejection notices and finally finding a publisher. While A Favor Returned will be the center of discussion, his other books will also be used as examples during the discussion. Free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:49

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Bristol downtown clean-up event planned for May 16

BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Decorating Committee has planned a special clean up event on Saturday, May 16 with a 9 a.m. meet up in the Bristol Middle School parking lot.

Volunteers will clean up debris and litter at a few designated spots within the town boundaries, and are asked to bring rakes, shovels, clippers and trimmers if possible. Pickup trucks will be helpful for transporting material to the transfer station.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:41

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