MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library are pleased to announce the following sponsors for the second annual "Book-It!" 5K road race on Saturday, August 31. Gold Sponsor, The Fitness Edge; Silver Sponsors, Overhead Door Options, Inc., Dead River Company, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors; Bronze Sponsors, Chippers, Metrocast, and Neal's Shore Improvement Association, Inc.
These sponsors will be featured on the hi-tech shirts given to the first fifty registrants. They will also be featured in signage at the event. The following have donated the prizes for winners of each age category: The Country Carriage, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Mame's Restaurant, So Little Thyme Gourmet Shop, Lakeside Deli and Grille, Funspot, Clark's Trading Post, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lee's Candy Kitchen, Frog Rock Tavern, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, American Police Motorcycle Museum and Personal Days Boutique. In addition, Stoneyfield Farms, CG Roxane and Cider Bellies will provide water and food for the racers.
This year in addition to the 5K "Book-It!" and the shorter "Bookworm" race, a smaller race, "Inchworm" for children five and under, will be offered. Registration forms are available at the Meredith Public Library as well as at many local businesses. On-line registration is also offered through the Meredith Public Library website as well as on active.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:53
LACONIA — The Jazz Bar at Tower Hill, located at 290 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, will present vocalist Sharon "Sugar" Jones tonight at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.
Known for her dynamic performances and recordings, New Hampshire-based Jones combines jazz with blues and Broadway show tunes to create an engaging listening experience. Her singular approach to jazz (which blends influences of Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita Baker) has been seasoned through many studio recordings and performances in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. Now called "the Pride of Portsmouth," Jones has toured internationally with organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and saxophonist Houston Person.
Tonight's performance will feature an appearance by drummer Gary Gemmiti (known internationally as the acclaimed drummer for Rustic Overtones) and will include bassist Scott Kiefner and saxophonist Jon Lorentz.
Info: www.NHJazz.com (603) 366-9100
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:43
Interlakes Children's Theater presents "Charlie Brown & Friends" on Friday and Saturday, Aug 2 and 3 at 11 a.m. The performance will take place in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. All tickets are $10. Sitting: Michelle Winsor, Tyler Winser, Hunter Torr, Abigail Scott, Anthony Salamanca, Emma Scott; Standing: Kayla Sassan, Juliana Salamanca, Skyler Alexander, Kellee Gilcreast, Robbie Sassan. For more information call 1-888-245-6374 or visit interlakeschildrenstheatre.com. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:40
LACONIA — For the month of August, Dan Daly's exhibit "Scenic Roots" is showing at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia. Daly's work is crafted from wood scraps left over from his work as an award-winning set designer for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. These intimate, often intricate works bring together Daly's talent as a designer and builder and his vision as an artist.
When audience members go to the theater, they take in the whole experience: the actors, the lights, the script, the set. They don't usually think about the fact that the set often begins as raw lumber. "Dan is able to see the art that is inherent in both the large stage-crafted pieces and the small remnants of construction," comments Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio and curator for the gallery there. "The work is lovely, a great combination of raw and finished material, and beautifully constructed." McCarthy noted that two of the pieces sold as the artist was installing, a good indication of how accessible the work is.
"Scenic Roots" will be at The Studio through August 31. An opening reception for the artist will be held Thursday August 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Studio is open Wednesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3, and by appointment. For more information call 603-455-8008.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:38