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116th Gilmanton Old Home Day to be held Aug. 9

GILMANTON — Gilmanton's 116th Old Home Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Smith Meetinghouse complex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day's events will feature the traditional bean hole bean dinner, an antique car show and "all things on wheels" parade, the Parker Hill Road bluegrass band, and two puppeteer shows. In addition there will be animals, children's games, the annual art show in addition to crafts, food and creations either edible or wearable. Everyone is invited and there is no admission charge.

Booth locations for crafters are still available, and volunteers are always needed to help with Old Home Day events. Anyone interested in setting up a craft booth for Old Home Day or anyone interested in volunteering to help out on the event, should contact Judy Wilson at 267-6346 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:34

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‘Islands of Winnipesaukee’ program on Wednesday

LACONIA -- The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Weirs Beach is hosting a presentation, "The Islands of Winnipesaukee," featuring author and photographer Ron Guilmette, on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.

Guilmette has recently released a book, "The Islands of Winnipesaukee," which relates the adventures of paddling to all of the Islands of Winnipesaukee.

The "Islands of Winnipesaukee" is a coffee table book with color photos of all 260 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee. The book also contains many interesting stories about the islands and "fun facts" about the lake and islands.

Guilmette is a retired state trooper and now works as a criminology professor. He also works as a private consultant in the law enforcement community and serves as a volunteer on a number of boards and committees. He enjoys white water rafting and golf and most of all beach days with his children and grandchildren.

This event is free for Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members, for non members there is a $5 fee with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society's ongoing renovations. The society museum is located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, next to Funspot. Please RSVP to 366-5950.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:15

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Montblanc Quarter to play at the Taylor Community

LACONIA — The Montblanc Quartet will perform on Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave.

The recital, which is being sponsored by Jacqueline Shoemaker, is free and open to the public.

The quartet is comprised of members of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra: Julie Fox Henson, violin; Kathy Langr, violin; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; and Andrea Di Gregorio, cello. Musical selections will come from Mozart, Mendelssohn and Joaquin Turina.

The quartet's performance is part of the 2014 Taylor Community Music series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire.


Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:11

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Weirs Beach Jazz Series Expands to Larger Outdoor Venue

LACONIA —  Formerly hosted at the Tower Hill Jazz Bar, the Patio Garden Restaurant at Weirs Beach will present three jazz shows this weekend, weather permitting. The concerts at the Patio Garden Restaurant are free, and open to all ages. Full bar and menu are available.

Friday, July 18, 7pm-10pm: Guitarist Paul Bourgelais Trio
Saturday, July 19, 7pm-10pm: Tom Waits Tribute
Sunday, July 20, 7pm-10pm: Boardwalk Jazz Quartet

The Patio Garden Restaurant presents jazz acts from around the Northeast in a casual environment. The former Jazz Bar series was recognized as the "Best of NH" during its inaugural season in 2013, and has grown to feature acts from Boston, NYC, and New Orleans. The outdoor Patio Garden Restaurant is located across the street from the former Jazz Bar, at the end of the Weirs Beach boardwalk. Families and larger parties are welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:07

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