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St. Patrick’s Day dance to help LHS student participate in international non-proft Up With People

LACONIA —  A Saint Patrick's Day dance will be held on Saturday, March 7 to benefit Alana Persson's year of travel and community service with Up With People. The event will be held at the Beane Conference Center from 8-10:30 p.m.

Persson, a senior at Laconia High School will be spending a year traveling with the international non-profit organization Up With People beginning this upcoming June. After her departure she will travel around the United States, Mexico, and Europe providing community service to communities around the world that are in need. At the end of each week Persson, along with a cast of 100 other individuals from around the world, will perform a high energy show for the community promoting peace and hope through song and dance.

Proceeds from the event will help offset her tuition cost, which is nearly $25,000. The event is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Desserts, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Those over 21 years of age my bring their own alcohol. 50/50 raffle will be  drawn at the end of the night.

For more information call Alana Persson at 581-5517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 09:29

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Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee to hold meeting March 10

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

The Committee will provide details of the upcoming grass-roots training that will be held in Concord in mid-March which includes a visit by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Announcement of the BARC'G guest speaker for the March 10 meeting is pending; it'll be posted on the Committee's website, www.barc-newhampshire.com.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.

Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at their option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, should plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The Committee reminds guests to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:32

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Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang at Pitman’s Freight Room March 7

 

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room and House Rockin Productions will host Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Blues saxophonist extraordinaire Eddie Shaw was born on a Stringtown plantation in 1937. He learned music at school in Greenville and performed in various local bands before moving to Chicago to join the Muddy Waters band.

Shaw served as bandleader for Howlin' Wolf for several years and launched his own busy touring career after Wolf's death in 1976. His hard-hitting horn work won him Instrumentalist of the Year honors in the 2006 and 2007 Blues Music Awards. Eddie Shaw earned international acclaim and has been honored with the 2013 Blues Blast Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentation and 2011 Living Blues Critics Award for Most Outstanding Blues Musician/horn.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for dinner reservations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:24

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New strength and balance class for seniors offered in Meredith

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with LRGHealthcare Rehabilitation Services to offer a new Strength and Balance class for active senior adults. The class will meet for eight consecutive Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Meredith Community Center beginning on March 19.

The registration deadline for this class is March 16 and the fee is $40 for Meredith residents and $45 for non-residents.

Norma Kortz, a licensed physical therapy assistant who has worked at LRGHealthcare for 14 years, will be the instructor.

For more information or to register call 279-8197.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:23

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