FRANKLIN — If country music is your thing, you will want to be at the Franklin Opera House on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. for the Jandee Lee Porter band.
The Jandee Lee Porter Band is a high energy modern country band with something old and new for country music fans, including original music that is heartfelt and honest. Seasoned musicians surround songstress Jandee Lee Porter to form a band to be reckoned with. The band is comprised of guitars, bass, drums, and pedal steel.
They have been described as a rising country music act influenced by various styles of folk, blues, rock and soul. Their deep country roots combined with influences from other genres are intertwined to create an alternative sound that is none other than their own. Jandee's fun loving and compelling lyrics are interwoven with heart wrenching vocals to tell stories that truly connect to their fans and engage audiences on a personal level.
Franklin Opera House executive director Steve Foley commented that when he was playing a demo of the band's music, two other people in the office got up from their desks and came over to see who was singing.
The Jandee Lee Porter band features cover material and an arsenal of original music covering many generations, and continue to explore different original music all while playing current and older hits. The band has produced 3 CD's in 4 years and is currently working on their 4th album that is set to come out this year.
For tickets or information contact the Franklin Opera House at (603) 934-1901 or visit the website at franklinoperahouse.org. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for children age 12 and under. Seating is reserved, so ordering in advance is advised. The historic Franklin Opera House is an intimate theater with unobstructed views.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:33
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Historical Society's monthly offering for November will feature guest speaker Bonnie Randall to discuss the book she co-authored with Carol Stone entitled "Around Tilton". The program will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at the Society's building at Webster Place in Franklin.
Bonnie Elaine Randall lives in Tilton with her husband Ken and has been in the area for more than 52 years. She graduated from State University of New York at Geneseo with a degree in Library Education and took her first job as Assistant Librarian at Plymouth State University from July 1960 until July 1962. After getting married and then later leaving PSU, Randall worked as Librarian at the boys school in Tilton when the Tilton mansion was converted to the Tilton Private school. When her daughter Kathy was born in 1966, she retired from the Tilton School but kept busy at home while raising her baby by volunteering to catalog the elementary school library books for Sanbornton Central and Union Sanborn schools.
When Kathy went to third grade, Randall went back to work at the Middle School as Librarian and Generalist for the next 20 years. During this time she was also the First Vice President of the NH Library Association, President of the Advisory Board for the Happy Wanderers in the Tilton Extension Service for Homemakers and a Trustee of the Public Library among other interests. Most recently after finishing her book "Images of America -- Around Tilton", Randall has worked indexing the 1940 US Census for the Mormon Church for their website FamilySearch by registering 50,000 names. She is also researching documents for the State of Maine tracing births, marriages and deaths from old unrecorded documents in family bibles and more, to update the state genealogy.
The presentation will take place at the Society's building at Webster Place (21 Holy Cross Rd., off Route 3-- directions available at www.franklinnhhistoricalsociety.org). All are welcome, there is never an admission charge, and light refreshments will be served.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:30
MOULTONBOROUGH — After three hugely successful watercolor workshops at Castle in the Clouds, Lian Quan Zhen has agreed to return in 2014. He will conduct a four day workshop from July 28 to July 31, 2014.
Born in Canton, China, Zhen emigrated to the United States in 1985 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, then a masterʼs degree in architecture from MIT.
His artistic output continues to be proliﬁc. His work is exhibited in galleries, private collections and museums throughout the world, and he has authored six books that feature his work and offer watercolor techniques.
He is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the 1997 and 1998 International Animal Arts Competition.
In addition, Zhen is a tireless teacher. He spent eight years teaching watercolor techniques at the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he travels the globe to present his hugely popular watercolor workshops.
Next year's course will offer 4 eight hour days, two days exploring Chinese watercolor techniques, then two days utilizing western techniques.
Course organizer, Estelle Smith says,"I continue to be amazed at the interest this workshop generates. We have ﬁlled the course every year and attendees love the experience so we have a large number of returnees. 10 out of 22 slots are already ﬁlled for next year".
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:25
MEREDITH — "Giving back to the community to help others....that's what this challenge is all about" said Inter-Lakes High School senior and Honor Society member Spencer Perreault.
Ms Perreault is referring to a challenge the I-L National Honor Society chapter has issued to other Lakes Region High School Honor Societies to join I-L members for the Ninth Annual Turkey Plunge. The Plunge takes place on Saturday November 23 at the Opechee Cove Beach just north of downtown Laconia starting at 11a.m.
Plungers, whether individuals or teams in costume, are invited to raise pledges of support from family, friends and co-workers for the "privilege" of running into Lake Opechee with all proceeds going directly to the Lakes Region Salvation Army.
The local Salvation Army runs numerous programs to benefit the more needy in the Lakes Region including a food pantry, free lunch program, counseling services, fuel assistance and the Belknap County's only homeless shelter, the Carey House. The Plunge is open to the public who are encouraged to join in the family fun event by cheering their favorites on. Following the Plunge,a luncheon will be held in the adjacent Laconia Middle School's Cafeteria where a delicious menu of soups, chowders and chili plus desserts and beverages will be available to Plungers and members of the general public. Plungers eat for free while guests are asked to make a $5 donation to the Salvation Army.
Topping off the post-Plunge luncheon will be a raffle drawing for gift cards generously donated by area restaurants, entertainment venues and retailers. All luncheon attendees are automatically entered into the multiple drawings.
For more information about registering for the Plunge, making an on-line donation to support a Plunger or being a food/services/goods gift card donor, contact the Salvation Army at 524-1834 or go to the Plunge website at www.saturkeyplunge.org.
"I hope every high school honor society in our area will rise to this challenge and join us for this very worthwhile and fun event. Come out November 23 and show your spirit" concluded Ms. Perreault.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:22
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