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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 10:16

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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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Art Association to discuss color harmony on March 16

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, March 16, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 pm.
Color harmony is essential to all good art no matter the medium, subject or style. Through her teaching, Elaine Farmer has led her students, working artists, teachers and novice painters, to focus on developing an easy to understand color mixing method. She will share her concepts, which she uses in her own paintings, at this meeting.
For additional information about the meeting contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702. To learn more about the Lakes Region Art Association visit, www.lakesregionartassociation.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 09:45

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Belknap Republicans to host NH GOP exec. director on Wednesday

BELMONT — The Belknap County Republican Committee has announced that their next monthly meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont.

Guest speaker at the meeting will be the recently appointed NH GOP Executive Director, Elissa Voccola. Ms. Voccola will talk about her plans for the upcoming NH GOP First in the Nation Summit as well as other future events.

Now that New Hampshire is seeing many potential presidential candidates, the Committee will be discussing the need and the opportunity for its members to vet the candidates to determine which one(s) meet their requirements, and then work with and support those candidates in their quest to win the NH Presidential Primary scheduled for Feb 9, 2016.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded Independents. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, should plan to arrive as early as 5 pm.

The Committee thanks its members for continuing to bring food pantry donations to the meetings, and again reminds them to bring a non-perishable food item to this month's meeting.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 09:39

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