Belmont High School changes times for Wizard of Oz shows

BELMONT — With the Belmont-Gilford Hockey team playing Berlin for the state championship in Division III at the Verizon Center in Manchester on Saturday, March 14 at 12:15 p.m., the times of the performances of the Belmont High School Drama Club's production of the "Wizard of Oz" on Saturday have been changed.

The matinee, originally scheduled at 2 p.m., will begin at 4 p.m., and the evening performance, originally scheduled at 7 p.m., will begin at 8 p.m. at the gymnasium of the Belmont Middle School. General admission tickets are $10 and tickets for students and senior citizens are $7.

Soprano sax and piano concert at Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia on March 22

LACONIA — The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia will host a concert of the great art songs of the 20th and 21st century reinterpreted on soprano saxophone and accompanied on piano on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
Tom Robinson, soprano saxophone and Noelle Beaudin, piano, will present pieces from Spain, France and Latin America and featuring the works of de Falla, Granados, Faure, Poulenc, Satie, and Villa-Lobos.
Tom Robinson studied saxophone at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where he received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. He teaches jazz piano, saxophone and directs the jazz band for St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. He is a member of the Concord Community Music School Musicians of Wall Street, and the Plymouth State University faculty jazz quartet. He has a busy performance schedule as a soloist, sideman, and as part of a trio with drummer Tim Gilmore, and bassist John Hunter. The trio's recording Skylight features original music.
Noelle Beaudin studied piano performance and composition at the Boston Conservatory of Music and performed frequently in the Boston area before moving to France and the UK. She now has a busy studio and music summer camp in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and enjoys performing throughout New England as a soloist or accompanist.
Tickets are $10, and available at the door. The church is located at 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia. Light refreshments will be available. For further information contact Patty Sarausky at 848-2469.

NH Fiddle Ensemble at The Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House is pleased to celebrate its sixth year as host of the NH Fiddle Ensemble, led by Ellen Carlson. The 2 p.m. matinee takes place on Sunday, April 19th at the Opera House inside City Hall in downtown Franklin.

The Ensemble has been delighting audiences for years and displays incredible fiddle talent as well as other instruments for a wonderful blend. Visit for ticketing information. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office starting at 1 p.m. the day of the performance.

Franklin Elks Club to host a Comedy Night Fundraiser

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Elks Club will host a Comedy Night Fundraiser on Friday, March 27, to support the Honor Flight Program.

The benefit at the Elks Club on Central Street will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a prime rib dinner. The comedy show, featuring Tom Hayes and Rob Steen, will follow at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Frank at 934-4667 or George and Nancy Labonte at 286-4446.

The Honor Flight Program transports local World War II veterans, and terminally ill veterans from other wars, to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect on their memorials.