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‘Fiddle Funk’ at Pitman’s Freight Room on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host Chris Bakriges- "Fiddle Funk" with special guest Stanley Chepaitisis on Friday, May 30 at 8 p,m, Admission is $12. A catered dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. Call 527-0043 for reservations.

Christopher Bakriges (piano, composer) is resident artist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. His doctorate in ethnomusicology/musicology afforded him the opportunity to study with the legendary Oscar Peterson. His work traverses jazz, chamber, and world music. Bakriges is a founding member of Critical Theory Ensemble, Q'TET, Quartet 'Til the End of Time, and the Oikos Ensemble, Bakriges has both lectured and performed throughout the United States and internationally in India, Pakistan, Turkey, The Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and France.

Stanley Chepaitis (violin) is Chair of the String Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Stanley is a founding member of the Litton Quartet and the Gorell Trio. He has conducted operas by Mozart (The Impressario), Menotti (The Telephone), Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan. His international performances include engagements at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a special jazz program for an audience of German music teachers at the Hoechschule in Hanover, Germany.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:00

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Meredith Legion Hosting Meat Bingo

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 in Meredith, NH is hosting a Meat Bingo event on Saturday May 31 at 3 p.m.  at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith.

The event is sponsored by the American Legion. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the funeral expenses for the Groleau family. Glen Groleau passed suddenly. Glen was a former Commander of Post 1 in Laconia and the VFW 1670 in Laconia. Glen was a friend of all veterans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:27

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Giant Steeple Chase event set for Opechee Park

LACONIA — A giant steeple chase 5k, sponsored by the Stinson/Dowling college scholarship fund, will be held Sunday, June 29 at Opechee Park. The first heat starts at 8:30 am.

This unique race consists of three one-mile loops inside Opechee Park with an approximately 150 yard swim each lap. Life vest are allowed for the not so strong swimmers or novice athletes . (must bring own vest).minimum age 16. There is a limit of 250 participants.

The race is intended  to benifit Laconia High School x-country and track athletes, giving college scholarships to both men and women with hopes of expanding it to surrounding schools. The scholarships will be given out by Lakes Region Scholarship Foundations.

Application for this event can be found by going to HTTP://steeplechase5k.weebly.com . volunteers are needed especially for the swim looking for anyone who has a canoe or kayak to assist . If interested or need more info contact Brian Taylor at 603-520-6084

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:24

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Gilford Parks and Rec offers golf, tennis and archery lessons (420)Events

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation is sponsoring an introductory golf clinic for ladies at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, June 7 from 9-11 a.m.

Golf Pro Jim Swarthout and staff will lead participants through a stress free introduction to the game. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com .
Cost  is  $40 for the clinic and includes balls and clubs

The department is also sponsoring Youth Golf Lessons available through the Pheasant Ridge Golf Club. These lessons are available for children ages 7 and up and are led by Golf Pro and Gilford High School Golf Coach, Jim Swarthout. These lessons will be held on Wednesday evenings this June and July. The session dates these lessons are; Session 1 - June 11, 18 & 25,  and Session 2 - July 9, 16 & 23, 2014 from 5– 6:30 p.m. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com .
Cost is $70 per session

Parks and Recreation is offering tennis lesson programs for youth and adults ages 5 and up this summer. Professional Instructors from the Gilford Hills Tennis Club will be leading a four-week session on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 7 – July 30. Session times will be broken up by age. All sessions have limited availability and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis with priority given to Gilford residents. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com .
Cost is $60 per participant

The department is also sponsoring a four-week session of Olympic Archery instruction, to be led by certified archery Instructors from Archery In Motion. This program will be held on Tuesday afternoon/evenings from July 8 – July 29 at the Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink. The Beginner session will run from 4-5 p.m., with the Intermediate session running from 5:15-6:15 p.m. These classes are open to Youth and Adults ages 7 years old and up and no experience is required. Enrollment in this program is limited. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found on the department website at www.gilfordrec.com . Priority will be given to Gilford residents.

Cost is $60 per person and includes all necessary equipment; you may also bring your own equipment (with approval by instructor).

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


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:22

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