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Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday at Opechee Park

LACONIA — The Kiwanis Club of Laconia will be holding an expanded Bike Rodeo/Community Safety Day this Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Opechee Park parking lot off North Main Street. Bicycle safety checks, free helmets, bicycle obstacle course, food and fun is planned.

The Laconia Police Department, the Laconia Fire Department, the Marine Patrol will be represented and have their equipment available for tours and viewing. Others participating include LRGHealthcare, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, LHS Key Club, Cub Scout Troop 68 , Community Emergency Response Team, and MC Cycle and Sports. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and a free bag of popcorn will be given to all children in attendance.


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(Courtesy photo) An obstacle course is one of the featured attractions at the annual Bike Rodeo hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Laconia. (Courtesy photo)






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Alton Historical Society program on Graveyards is May 20

ALTON — Richard Maloon, from the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association, will give a powerpoint presentation on graveyard restation and repair at the Alton Historical Society's meeting on Tuesday, May 20 at the Gilman Library at 7 p.m.

The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association's mission is: "to discover, restore, maintain, map, and record inscriptions in the old burial places before they become completely lost." The Alton Historical Society Programs are free and open to the public. A brief business meeting is held prior to the presentation,and refreshments are served following the program.

The Historical Society's Museum, also on the lower level, is open before and after the program and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Beethoven Concert at Taylor Community Sunday

LACONIA — Taylor Community presents Gregg Pauley in concert for the next performance in its 2014 Music Series Sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire.

Pauley's program is entitled "Beethoven: Dedicated to the One I Love." The concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building and is free and open to the public.

The Southern California native began his piano studies at age 4. He's a graduate of the University of Southern California and Mason Gross School of the Arts. His primary teacher was world renowned pianist Ilana Vered.

Pauley has performed extensively throughout the U.S., including at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Concerto appearances include the Portland (Maine) Symphony, Granite State Symphony and NH Philharmonic, as well as many other orchestras throughout the eastern seaboard.

In addition to his busy performance schedule, Pauley maintains two private studios in Concord and Newmarket, and is on the faculty of Tufts University, St. Paul's School and the Concord Community Music School.


Gregg Pauley (Courtesy photo)

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DAR Learns about Program supporting military families

LACONIA — The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR met Monday, April 21 at the Gilford Community Church. The guest speaker was Jody Jackson from the UNH Cooperative Program "New Hampshire Operation: Military Kids." The mission of this program is "to provide sustainable local support services to military youth and their families before, during, and after deployment."

Military families face many challenges. This program, OMK, provides networks that support military families with a wide variety of social, educational, and recreational opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, family camps, 4H, providing childcare and making "Hero Packs," packs that contain items such as games, garden seeds, crafts, DVDs, CDs, sports balls, trail maps, and books. Families are given the chance to meet other families in similar military circumstances. They are also given help with the "reunification" as a family after a military parent comes back home. April 13 was "Purple Up! For Military Kids" Day. This was started last year to support and thank military children during April, the Month of the Military Child. Children and community supporters wore purple, the color that symbolizes all the military branches.

Hostesses for the meeting were Roxy Krueger and Cindy Wallace.

The next meeting of the Mary Butler Chapter of DAR will meet Monday, May 19 at 9:00 at Our Family Tree Restaurant in Lochmere. This is the yearly breakfast meeting when chapter officers give their annual reports.

The Mary Butler Chapter meets the third Monday of the month. Visitors and perspective members are welcome at meetings. For more information contact Registrar Mary Flaherty at 603-524-0723.


Pictured left to right:

Mary Butler DAR member Cindy Wallace, OMK Program Coordinator Jody Jackson, and Mary Butler Regent Rosalie Babiarz

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