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Give your marketing plan a thorough spring cleaning

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth will present a program Spring Clean: Your Marketing Plan on Thursday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

The presenter for this free seminar is Jennifer Pinckney. Participants should come prepared to shake the dust off their marketing plan. The working session will focus on the process of creating a marketing strategy that will help identify prospects and reactivate customers to sustain and grow small to medium sized businesses.

As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. The ECP is an incubator/accelerator that provides a one-stop shop of services and referrals to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through all aspects of business acumen. For more information, contact the Office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

These programs are supported by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Grafton and Belknap Counties.

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Lecture Monday about Lakes Region Disabled Sports

LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society announces April Lecture Program.

Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a presentation on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library which will introduce attendees to Lakes Region Disabled Sports – an adaptive snow sport school located at Gunstock Mountain Resort.

Lakes Region Disabled Sports is a nonprofit program providing recreation and fitness for individuals with disabilities in a safe, supportive, independent and fun environment. Instruction includes skiing, snowboarding and sit-ski. "I am so impressed with the wonderful work these folks do", says LHMS executive director, Brenda Kean, "I can't wait to share this important program with our community."

This program is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture program, call Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603.527.1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at laconiahistorical.org.


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Stained glass class offered in Meredith on April 25

MEREDITH — A Beginner Stained Glass class with Susanna Ries offered by the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This class will teach participants to design, cut, foil and solder your own glass panel or ornament. Stained glass comes in all colors and all kinds of textures. Students can choose one of five designs they would like to make and the final projects will be framed and ready for hanging.

Students will need to bring: cork board at least 20 x 24 inches, apron, latex gloves, safety glasses, very casual clothes and covered shoes. If participants already wear glasses, they do not need safety glasses.

Tuition is $45 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The materials list is provided when students register.

To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

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Winni Players & Temple B’Nai Israel present play Black Fear this weekend

LACONIA — For the eighth year in a row, The Winni Players, in conjunction with Temple B'Nai Israel in Laconia, will be presenting a special presentation of a Holocaust themed play to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah. On Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. the Players, will be presenting Black Fear, an original script frequent Winni Players volunteer, Charles Fray.

The play has recently been chosen for one of this year's "Charles A. Hildebrandt Holocaust and Genocide Studies Award". On April 15, 1945, two women, Shimza Wesh and Leah Goldhirsch, one a Gypsy and the other Jewish, are shoved together, fellow inmates in Flossenburg Concentration Camp in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria close to the border with Czechoslovakia. As World War II rages, burns and stumbles to a destructive end, Shimza and Leah find in and for each other that which they feared lost forever; friendship and unexpected love.

As Shimza's and Leah's lives become inextricably bound together, they both become entangled with the life of a young German man. Those bindings, those entanglements, those connections forged in a five day chaotic crucible as discipline in the camp dissolves and becomes sporadic, and the Thousand Year Reich implodes, are still shaping lives on a snowy April Saturday in a small Vermont town fifty seven years later when Professor Franklin Cartwright, his niece Meghan and Franklin's granddaughter Gretchen share in the unraveling of a secret.

Like most of the past seven presentations for Holocaust Remembrance, last year's The Brundibar Project being an exception, the play will be performed as a staged reading meaning that the actors will have minimal blocking and will hold their scripts in hand. Though not a full-scale production, these staged readings are always moving and thought-provoking.

The cast will be made up of many Winni Players regulars including: Charles Fray, John Piquado, Nick Resca, Jennifer Summers, Johanna Halperin, Katie Dunn, Tamara McGonagle, Matt McGonagle, Janney Halperin, Barbara Webb, and Jim Rogato.

Continuing with the format of prior years, immediately following the performances a discussion between the performers and audience will take place to allow people to share ideas and feelings about what they've just witnessed. Past discussions have had community members sharing personal stories and tears as well as expressing thoughts on anti-Semitism and the lingering effects of the Holocaust on Jews today.

Tickets are $7 per person and are available in advance at 279-0333 or by visiting winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

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