ALTON — The Alton Bay Christian Conference Center (ABCCC) will be celebrating its 150th birthday on Saturday, September 7.
In celebration of the center's 150 years, there will be a Praise Service at 10:30 a.m. featuring special music, congregational singing, special greetings, power point presentations, and short testimonials. Reverend Ron Thomas, Executive Director of the Advent Christian General Conference of America, Charlotte, North Carolina will be one of the special guests.
At 12:30 p.m. a luncheon will be served. The Birthday Party celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. and will feature cake and ice cream.
All are welcome to take part in the event as community “Thanks God for the Past, Celebrates this Special 150th Birthday, and Trusts God for the Future”.
For more information call 603- 875-6161.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:54
PLYMOUTH — The New Gary Burton Quartet, led by iconic vibraphonist and seven-time Grammy winner Gary Burton, will open the 2013-14 Silver Series for the Performing Arts on Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth State University. This undisputed king of the four-mallet technique has created a winning vibe alongside an array of musicians from Chet Atkins to k.d. lang and Chick Corea.
His new quartet features guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, rising superstar bassist Scott Colley and veteran drummer Antonio Sanchez. Dave Gelly wrote in The Observer, "It's one thing to be a virtuoso player, which he is, but quite another to create a whole sonic world with just four musicians. That's what Burton has been doing consistently for more than 45 years."
At 70 years of age Burton is rewriting the book on retirement with a new CD release. "Guided Tour" came out August 20 on Mack Avenue Records. He sought out original material from all the band's members, illuminating their wide range of cross-cultural music styles.
Burton's stature as the former executive vice president of Berklee College of Music in Boston caps three decades of life in jazz education, which coincided with his already busy career as a performer and recording artist. His reintroduction and expansion of the technique of four-mallet playing helped to create one of the jazz world's signature sounds.
Tickets for the New Gary Burton Quartet in the Hanaway Theatre are $35-30 for adults, $33-28 for seniors and $20-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office. For more information or to purchase a ticket call 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:52
WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum is preparing for its 8th biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta to be held on Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. This two-day event is filled with thrilling spectacle of vintage triple cockpits, outboards, Gold Cup racers, skiffs, and hydroplanes running in heats around a one-mile course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Wolfeboro Regatta is regarded as one of the best venues on the vintage race boat circuit. Race crews are signed up to attend from as far away as Michigan, Florida, Mississippi and Canada. It is anticipated that over 40 crews will be present this year.
This year's Regatta is generously sponsored by the following museum supporters: Citizen's Bank, Shep Brown's Boat Basin, Watermark Construction, the Alton Bay Yacht Club, the J. Willard Marriott Jr. Foundation, Coco Engineering, Bradley Hardware, Lakes Region Restoration, Avery Insurance, NAPA - Wolfeboro Auto Parts, HK Powersports, Wolfeboro Car Wash and Executive Detail, Knight Security, Brock's Lumber, Sal's Advanced Automotive, Three Sisters' Country Store, and two anonymous donors. In-kind support is being provided by the Wolfeboro Inn, Dive Winnipesaukee, Andrews Marine Service and Reliable Crane Service.
There is no charge to watch the heats from the docks. For those wishing to view the action up close from the water, the Winnipesaukee Belle is offering rides departing at approximately 9:20 a.m., 11:10 a.m., and 1:20 p.m. There will be an additional tour at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. The cost for these water tours are $12 per person. The special 11:10 a.m. two-hour lunch cruise cost is $30 per person, which includes a lunch buffet and beverages.
Evening receptions and dinners with the drivers and crews are open to the public. The events include a Thursday, September 12 cook-out at the Wolfetrap Grill and Raw Bar; a Friday, September 13 reception at the New Hampshire Boat Museum; and a Saturday, September 14 Awards Banquet at the Wolfeboro Inn. Those wishing to sign up for any of these evening events or wish to make reservations for the Winnipesaukee Belle cruises by going on-line at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 569-4554
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:48
LACONIA — The next dog obedience class facilitated by the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department will begin September Wednesday, 11 at the Laconia Community Center. A beginner program will be followed from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by an advanced program from 7 to 8 pm.
The cost is $54 for the four week program. Dogs must have all of their shots before joining the class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
For questions and registration, go to the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department's office at the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue or call 524-5046.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:19
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