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Elks Hoop Shoot contest in Franklin Saturday

FRANKLIN — The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin, along with the Franklin Lodge of Elks, will host the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center on Saturday, December 6. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the competition will take place starting at 10 a.m.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8-13. Contestants are assigned age-groups based on their age on April 1, 2015. Local winners will move on to district, state, regional and national competitions. Contact the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin at 410-5184 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:34

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Santa Land at Gilford Youth Center on Friday

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center and Gilford Parks and Recreation will host Santa Land this Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gilford Youth Center.

Santa Land offers children various Christmas-themed stations, including arts and crafts, cookie decorating, jump houses, giant inflatable slide, story time, games and more. Children will also get to meet and have their picture taken with Santa. There will also be dinner specials on Friday night, a cookie walk, and a toy raffle.

Admission is free.

The Youth Center is located at 19 Potter Hill Road, next to the Gilford Community Church.

To learn more, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com.

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Willie J Laws Blues Band performing at Pitman’s Freight Room on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host The Willie J Laws Blues Band on

Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Willie J. Laws has over 25 years of performing experience and has traveled the world making music. The influences heard in the music of the Willie J. Laws Band are many and eclectic. There are deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music. Raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Willie J. developed his "funky blues" guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B, Tex-Mex Tejano/Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country.

Fans call him "the Real Deal". His work over the past 25 years includes performing as the house band for The House of Blues in both Las Vegas and New Orleans, and as well as Margaritaville in the "Crescent City". He performs nationally and internationally with the Grammy award-winning Tejano band "Los Texmaniacs". While living in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and California he repeatedly opened for BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous others. Willie now lives in Massachusetts, travels from NH to NYC to Texas and beyond, and plays hardcore, authentic Blues with a twist of Zydeco, R&B and Funk.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for dinner reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:19

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Thurber Carnival performed by WRHS drama club

TILTON — The cast of Winnisquam Regional High School's drama club will present the hilarious evening of sketch comedy "A Thurber Carnival" by James Thurber, from Friday to Sunday, December 5 through 7. Curtain is at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Thurber was widely popular during the 40s, 50s and 60s. He is best known for his cartoons that appeared regularly in publications such as the New Yorker and several national newspapers. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.

"A Thurber Carnival" is a compilation piece Thurber himself wrote and staged. It includes the very famous story of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" made popular again by the recent movie. Also, included are skits that poke fun at marriage, work, pets and social situations. They include titles like; "The Word Dance", "The Pet Dept.", "A Unicorn in the Garden", "Casual of the Keys", "Take Her Up Tenderly" and several more.

Working hard to bring these short glimpses of human experience to life are 40 kids from grades 9-12. Many have stage experience but several are brand new to the craft. The new drama director, Jessica Alward reports, "this is one of the most dedicated group of actors I have had the pleasure of working with. They are committed to the process and have brought some great ideas to the table in how to make these stories modern, pertinent and very very funny."

Ticket are available at the door and priced so the whole family can attend. All proceeds will go to help the kids put on a larger, musical production this coming spring.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 10:21

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