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Circle Trot’s School Spirit Challenge offers chance to raise funds for your school

PLYMOUTH – The Circle Program and Plymouth State University host the 5th annual Circle Trot race on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Plymouth University Welcome Center.

A 10K, 5K and 2K course will be offered to walkers and runners of all levels and abilities. All proceeds go to the Circle Program, a non-profit organization that supports low income NH girls with mentorship and summer camp opportunities. Race participants have the option to create their own fundraising webpage to further help the program.

The School Spirit Challenge, sponsored by Sippican Partners, is a fun way for children and schools to become involved. The school with the greatest percentage of participants and supporters at the Circle Trot will be awarded $400, to be used towards physical education and wellness equipment and supplies.

While invitations have been sent to many area schools to involve the students, anybody can vote for their school of choice when they register for the race.

To register, visit circleprogram.org. All registrants all receive a free t-shirt and discounts will be honored until Tuesday, April 7. For more information about the School Spirit Challenge, contact Pasha Marlowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:14

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Taste of Central NH to take place March 15 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — The Taste of Central NH is back once again this year and will be hosted by the Pemi Valley, Plymouth Regional and Squam Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce at the Plymouth State University Prospect Hall on Sunday, March 15 from 4-7 p.m.

This year's event includes Six Burner Bistro, M&M Scoops, The Vineyard at Seven Birches, Sodexo Catering, El Charro, Foster's Boiler Room, Newfound Grocery, Woodstock Station, Indian Head Resort, and more. Live music to be performed by Just BECAUSE for the evening.

There will be a Super CASH Raffle and raffle prizes from regional businesses including Highland Links Golf Club, Eric Johnson Furniture, Flying Monkey, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, White Mts. Athletic Club, and the Vineyard at Seven Birches. The events Gold event sponsor is Finishing Touches by Mark, along with our Silver event sponsors Community Guaranty Savings Bank and RockyWold Deephaven Camps.

The transition to the new Central NH Chamber is well underway, and will officially start on May 1, 2015. A brief logo presentation for the new Chamber will be held at this event.

Restaurants interesting in participating are asked to call 726-3804, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets to attend are available at the Exit 28 Visitor Center or online at www.pemivalley.com, or by calling 726-3804.

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Wolfeboro Friends of Music’s 6th concert of the season to feature Beacon Brass Quintet

Wolfeboro Friends of Music's sixth concert of the 2014-15 season will present the Beacon Brass Quintet, Dana Russian, trumpet; Hans Bohn, trumpet; Kevin Owen, french horn; Dana Oakes, trombone; and Don Rankin, tuba. Their performance will take place on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy. The concert is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Since its origin as a student group at Boston University in 1978 the Beacon Brass Quintet has crafted an ensemble lauded for its artistry. Hailed by the Berkshire Eagle as "A fine blend which at times approaches the kind of delicacy one expects of a string ensemble," the Quintet in 1983 gave their Carnegie Recital Hall debut as the first brass group ever to win the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Award.

In addition to concert venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest, they have been featured at numerous special events, including the opening ceremonies of the John F. Kennedy Library, the Centennial Dinner for members of the Boston Symphony, and informal lectures and recitals with famed Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart. Their numerous performances in radio and television have included recording the theme music for "The Advocates" on PBS.

The Quintet artists separately hold teaching and performing posts in Boston's top educational institutions and orchestras, including MIT, the Boston Conservatory, and Brandeis and Tufts Universities; Boston Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and Portland (Maine) Symphony. Such impressive resumes reflect the talents and staying power of Beacon Brass as they turn the corner of their fourth decade in existence.

Beacon Brass is also noted for their expertise across a wide spectrum of music, having presented nine world premiere performances and commissioned several new works. At the Friends of Music concert they will display music by Baroque composers G.P. Telemann, J.S.Bach, and Russian Romantic composer Victor Ewald (1860-1935). Among their classical spectrum of music; a commissioned piece titled, yes, "Brass Quintet" by Bostonian Scott Wheeler; and then delve into the "American Brass Band Journal: A Collection of New and Beautiful Marches, Quick-Steps, and Polkas."

This is the sixth of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org. High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.

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Retired Educators Association to meet on March 17

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Retired Educators' Association will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. with check-in starting at 10:30 a.m.

A luncheon will be served following the meeting. The cost of the meal is $15.50. The Phone Captains will be calling people for reservations. The program will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. The speaker will be Nancy Hanson, Master Quilter, who will bring some of her  quilts and share her story with lots of humor.

Those who do not receive a phone call from a Phone Captain may call Sue Karsten at 536-4050 or Mary-Ellen Azem at 527-8089 to make a reservation. All reservations must be called in by March 11, 2015.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:27

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