Lakes region symphony orchestra will feature movie tunes in may 16 concert

MEREDITH — Thanks to the the generosity of E. M. Heath from Center Harbor, the Lakes Region Symphony orchestra (LRSO) will be performing a very lively Pops Concert in May featuring music from the movies. This last concert of the season will be held at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Down memory lane there will be songs performed by Marvin Hamlisch including: "If You Remember Me", "The Entertainer", and "What I Did For Love". The composer Irving Berlin gave us "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Say It With Music", and "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Also included will be that very romantic theme song from the movie Summer of '42.

No film music Pops Concert would be complete without including many of John Williams' compositions. These include a musical tribute to John Williams, his very familiar "Cowboys Overture", and a piece from Schindler's List featuring Margaret Hopkins on violin.

Finally, who has a long history of making film magic but the Disney dynasty. A musical tribute to Disney will go back years to movies and music you will remember from decades ago. More recently, the Pirates of the Caribbean will get you jumping in your seats. And finally, a medley of songs from Disney's very popular new movie "Frozen" will bring you up to the present.

Ticket prices: $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets: online at or at the following outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith: Greenlaw's Music in Laconia,: Baywater books in Center Harbor.

The Lakes Symphony orchestra is a Meredith based non-profit community orchestra that performs throughout the fall, winter, and spring months. Its musicians represent all ages and come from 36 communities in NH, VT, and Me. Ben Greene has been the conductor for 15 years.


Fund raiser for Gilmanton Women's Club at Patrick's Pub

GILFORD — The Gilmanton Women's Club will be holding a fundraiser from Sunday, April 26 through Thursday, April 30 at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford.

Dinner guests are asked to tell their server they support the Gilmanton Women's Club so that 25 percent of the food portion of their check will be donated to the Gilmanton Women's Club.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support The GCC Food Pantry, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, New Horizons, G.Y.O., Adopt-a-Family Program, along with financial assistance to neighbors in need.

To learn more about the Gilmanton Women's Club contact Judy Bakos at (603) 267-5056, and/or visit then go to community - Gilmanton Women's Club.

'VynnArt in Bloom' show to celebrate spring

MEREDITH — Several of the local artists from VynnArt Gallery will display their floral works in a Fine Art Show called "VynnArt in Bloom" from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each day exhibiting artist will be at the gallery to paint and draw still life displays set up by Moulton Farm (18 Quarry Rd., Meredith), Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop (419 Daniel Webster Highway), and The Community Garden Club of Meredith.

Over fifty floral paintings in all mediums; oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings and photography will be featured at the show. Prints and greeting cards will also be for sale. The Second Annual Exhibit and Art Sale opens on Thursday, April 30 with a reception and an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists from 4 to 7 p.m..

For more information about the "VynnArt in Bloom" Exhibit please call (603) 279-0557.


New art exhibit featuring local artist to open on April 24 at The Art Place

WOLFEBORO — The Art Place on Main Street Wolfeboro will celebrate the beginning of their featured and guest artist's series with local artist Valerie Schurer Christle which will run from Friday, April 24 through Wednesday, May 13.

Christle, originally from England, immigrated to the states and settled in the Lakes Region in 1980. Her varied and multimedia work embodies her intensely focused interest in color, patterns, textures, layers, transparencies and reflections. She is a self-taught artist with a distinctive perspective. The viewer is sure to discover abstractions within her realism or realism within her abstractions. This layered quality is her intent, she enjoys hearing from her audience what they themselves discover in the work, as well as sharing her own experience.

In Valerie's own words, "It was fascinating to be on hand at the gallery to discuss peoples reactions to different pieces, to see what attracted them to certain works. People were surprised at the diversity of media used and the variety of subject matter."

Most recently her images have appeared on the cover of the GWAC current issue and the program cover for the Friends of Music 2015. For more information, call The Art Place at 603-569-6159.