NASWA — The NASWA Resort will host the 13th Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easter Seals NH on Saturday, July 20. Dedicated to the memory of Peter Makris, patriarch of the resort and an avid motorcyclist and boater, this fundraiser is a favorite event in the area that has raised more than $700,000 for the Easter Seals of New Hampshire since it started in 2000.
Participants traveling by car or boat will stop at four checkpoints to pick up poker cards in sealed envelopes; players will need to go to all four stops in order to build their hand, with The NASWA Resort being the fifth and final stop for all players.
The NASWA will be hosting the party for all the participants after the end of the run with live music starting at 1 p.m. with DJ Terry.
Registration for the 13th Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easter Seals NH begins at 9 a.m. at all checkpoints, and the event begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $45 ($50 on the day of the event) and includes one event shirt, one buffet pass, one poker hand and one raffle ticket. To register for the event, call 888-368-8880 or visit eastersealsnh.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 08:00
071913 Weirs Jazz Bar Expands to Three Nights: Shows Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (400 w/ 2 col. Jonathan Lorentz photo)
LACONIA — The Jazz Bar at Tower Hill, located at 290 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, will expand to three nights of live jazz music this week, with performances Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Full bar, dinner, and desserts are available. Info www.NHJazz.com (603) 366-9100
Tower Hill Entertainment proprietors Jay and Anthony Santagate are setting out to create "NH's own jazz mecca" at Weirs Beach. In the wake of a sold-out opening night at the Jazz Bar, and having already gained the attention of the regional media outlets (including NH Magazine), the two brothers are working to create visits to Weirs from all parts of New England, as well as locally. The Santagates (both tireless restaurant and music club devotees) recently renovated the space that has become the Jazz Bar and have since filled it with jazz history, including: portraits, classic records, and vintage horns.
The weekend ahead includes three shows, each offering a unique jazz club experience.
Thursday July 18 @ 8 p.m: Richard Gardzina performs with the Jazz Bar Trio. No Cover
Saxophonist Richard Gardzina's rich tone and swing-heavy melodic style have garnered him the reputation as a "timeless troubadour." Fellow saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz calls Gardzina "a mentor and guru for up-and-coming saxophonists. He's Stan Getz, John Coltrane, and Clarence Clemmons all in one."
Saturday July 20 @ 9 p.m.: Good Places, feat. Ian Sleeper, Charlie Weinmann & Kevin Ashley. No Cover
Good Places plays modern groove-jazz that borrows from blues, funk and the classic rock sounds of Zeppelin, Floyd and Skynyrd. Now six years in the running, this band continues to hone their musical chops, with two members at UNH and a third (Kevin Ashley) serving in the United States Marine Corps Band. The group (all originally from the Lakes Region) will play a rare no-holds-barred reunion show at the Jazz Bar that is likely to go into the wee hours, and may feature special sit-in guests.
Sunday July 21 @ 5:30 p.m.: Jonathan Lorentz Trio. No Cover
Lorentz plays modern NY-style tenor saxophone, with heavy influence from jazz of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Playing tunes from the great American songbook, Jon likes to rediscover classic jazz standards and present them through the lens of exciting improvisations.
Jonathan Lorentz (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 07:52
Team Laconia Eye & Lasik Center earned the title of 2013 Champions at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce's Annual Golf Tournament at Lochmere Golf & Country Club held on June 17. Sixteen teams competed at the Chamber's Roaring 20's themed networking event with a chance to win a classic 1937 Ford Phaeton. It was a fun day including, Vegas contests, volunteers clad in flapper costumes and some players even came sporting knickers, argyle socks and meat pie hats. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 07:47
GILMANTON — Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3, and take a step back into time and tour 10 of Gilmanton's finest old homes. Douglas W. Towle, restorer extraordinaire, is chairing this event for the benefit of the Gilmanton Year Round Library.
Featured on the tour will be a Pilgrim style home, along with Capes, Colonials and Federals.
The price to tour 9 of the homes is $20. As an added treat, for $25 extra, people can tour Douglas Towle's current restoration and enjoy a beer/wine/cheese reception beginning at 5 p.m.
Tour times are from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and tickets can be bought and/or picked up the day of the tour at the Gilmanton Academy located on Route 107 in Gilmanton Corners beginning at 11:30 a.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sue Barr at 267-1905 or 491-3477, stop by the Gilmanton Year Round Library, or visit the library's website: www.gyrla.org and make your purchase under "Donations" via Visa/MC, PayPay, or cash/check.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:05
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