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Plymouth Secular Alliance forming, to host first meeting on March 24

PLYMOUTH — George Maloof, a retired Plymouth State University professor, has announced that a new organization, the Plymouth Secular Alliance, will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, March 24 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Pease Public Library in Plymouth.
Ge says that the alliance is dedicated to discussing and promoting secular humanism as an ethical worldview in conjunction with a naturalist metaphysical worldview. ''Discovering what it means to be human, what needs we have and what methods will best help us to actualize, grow, and be fulfilled in this universe will be the basic tenants of the PSA. Heaven may not exist in some supernatural realm, but we might build it here on earth, but only once we recognize that it is not god, but we ourselves, who must create it.'' says Maloof.
He says that for those who are atheist, agnostic, humanist or free thinkers and have no place to gather with like minded people the PSA offers an alternative. ''If you belong to a local church and harbor secularist views but are reticent in 'coming out' for fear of losing friends, family members and the fellowship that your church offers, then PSA just might be another outlet for your ideas, energy and desire to do good for your community.''

He says that meetings will be held on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact George Maloof at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Boomerang Used Furniture to host Chamber of Commerce event March 18

PLYMOUTH — Well known as the place for antiques, vintage, thrift and consignment, Boomerang Used Furniture and Funky Stuff along with their neighbor Plymouth Area Community Closet will host the Plymouth Regional, Pemi Valley and Squam Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce on March 18, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

This business-networking event, conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber, is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of area businesses and professionals.

The Plymouth Regional, Pemi Valley and Squam Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce serve the business community by promoting the greater area as a unique place to live, work, and play; recognizing its business, social, and economic opportunities. Our transition to the new Central NH Chamber is well underway, and will officially start on May 1. For more information about the Business After Hours, or the Central NH Chamber of Commerce contact the Chamber office at 536-1001, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Several events at Waterville Valley Nordic Center this month

WATERVILLE VALLEY – The Nordic Center at Waterville Valley Resort is hosting a number of events this March. Events include Nordic Nights as well as a Women's Clinic on Saturday, March 7. A Paintball Biathlon is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15.

Nordic Nights is a spinoff of Waterville Valley's popular Starry Nights dinners. This unique night in the Valley begins with a guided tour through parts of Waterville's Nordic trails under a full moon. Guests can choose Nordic skis or snowshoes and the tour can vary depending on their skill level. The Nordic Night ends with a private gourmet buffet at The Valley Pub & Grill. The Women's Clinic consists of a full day at the Nordic Center that includes lessons, equipment care, and après.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, the Nordic Center hosts its first paintball biathlon. The paintball biathlon is a sprint format race for ages 6 and up. It's non-competitive, but gives both kids and adults a chance to experience a sport for which most resorts do not have the facilities. After a number of loops, depending on skill level, competitors will shoot at a variety of targets with paintball guns. Participants can register for either one or both days.

Information on all of these events can be found at waterville.com and guests can register by calling the Nordic Center at 603-236-4666.

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Special winter concert on March 21 for Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra will hold a special winter classical concert on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. The program features 20th century composers and a special performance by our very own "LRSO String Quartet".

The featured LRSO Quartet will perform "Lyric Quartet" by African-American composer William Grant Still. The "Lyric Quartet" is a wonderful piece written about three friends. It is filled with rich, soulful harmonies, and lyrical melodies. The musical conversation between the string players makes this a very engaging quartet piece to listen to. The orchestra is proud to present its "Principal String" players in this quartet. Margaret Hopkins is the principal 1st violinist, Muriel Orcutt is principal 2nd violinist, Sally Wituszynski is principal violist, and Donna Denniston is principal cellist.

In addition to the quartets' performance, the full orchestra will perform three 20th century pieces. Igor Stravinsky wrote "The Firebird Suite" in 1910. It was received with great success in concert halls everywhere. Samuel Barber wrote "Adagio For Strings". Considered by many as the "Saddest Music Ever Written", it has been performed for memorial services for heads of state. It is a very beautiful and moving piece. To complete this classical program, the LRSO will perform Sibelius' "Symphony No5 in E-flat, Major" To the ear, this piece is an elaborate development of a wonderful melody.

Tickets are : $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.LRSO.org/tickets , from ticket outlets or at the door. Outlets include: Innisfree Bookstore and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor.

The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra is a Meredith-based, non-profit orchestra that performs throughout the fall, winter, and spring. Orchestra members represent all ages and hale from NH, Maine,and Vermont.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 10:09

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