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Artists of the Month for March

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected to be on display during the month of March for the Artists of the Month Program. The work will be on display through March 17.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists selected include: Mona Smith, Northway Bank, Tilton; Cynthia Roesch, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Marcy Yerkes, Northway Bank, Laconia; Marlene Witham, Franklin Savings Bank, Franklin, Main Office; Sue Harris, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Gerri Harvey, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford, and Rob Caron, Northway, Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:13

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Boating Education courses beginning on March 29

CONCORD — The Department of Safety, Boating Education is offering the boating education course to the public at various local locations. All courses will be held on Saturdays from from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates and locations of courses are as follows: March 29, April 26, May 17 and 31 at the Moultonborough Police Department; April 19 and May 17 at Gilford Marine Patrol; May 31 at Winnisquam Marine.

There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class and because of the limited seating pre-registration is required. For more information call (603) 293-2037 or (888) 254-2125 to pre-register.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:00

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Laconia Kiwanis Club Donates $4,000 to Pediatric Program at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice


Laconia — The Laconia Kiwanis Club, through the Laconia Kiwanis Charities Fund, has generously donated $4,000 to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Pediatric Program.

The Pediatric Program supports and teaches Lakes Region families through prenatal visits, mother-baby postpartum visits, home visits by pediatric Registered Nurses, immunizations, Child Development Clinics and follow-up programs, Partners in Health programs for children with chronic health conditions, and pediatric care management.

The Laconia Kiwanis Club has supported the Pediatric Program for many years. Jack Batchelder, president of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia said, "We're proud to support this Pediatric Program because we sincerely believe the work they do is an important investment in the health of children in our community. For almost ninety years the Laconia Kiwanis Club has been dedicated to the needs of young children in the Lakes Region through its support for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, the Kiwanis Dental Program, the Laconia High School Key Club, Kiwanis K.A.R.E.S. in Laconia elementary schools, bicycle safety programs, Laconia Little League, scholarships through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, immunizations for young children, and much more."

Anne Marie Mercuri, RN, Young Family Program Nurse Coordinator says, "The Kiwanis Club of Laconia continues to make a real difference in the lives of Lakes Region children. Because of support from Kiwanians over many years, we have been able to help connect young families with health care providers so that they receive regular and consistent care. This means that potential problems can be detected and treated earlier; children can grow up healthier and perform better in school."

The Laconia Kiwanis Club welcomes new members as well as financial support for programs which serve the children of Lakes Region communities. The club meets at 6:15 p.m.  the second and fourth Monday of each month. For more information visit www.laconiakiwanis.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:58

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Sant Bani adds jazz to concert series

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School will be adding a jazz concert in this year's concert series. On Friday, April 4, Delfeayo Marsalis, New Orleans' own trombonist, producer and composer, will take the stage. Later in the spring on Friday, May 9, the famed Cavatina Duo will return with its virtuoso guitar and flute repertoire.

Performing Arts Department Chair Craig Jaster says, "It wasn't until I heard these world class artists play in the intimate and informal setting of our Studio Theater that I became a fan of chamber music myself. And the performers tell us that the setting has inspired them as well, both to bring adventurous, exciting programming and to share with our audiences a little of their thoughts on the music, which they have expressed with the same intelligence, eloquence and passion with which they play."

As a jazz pianist, Jaster does not disguise his excitement at adding a jazz concert to the series. "Our young people get as little or even less exposure to jazz as they do to classical music. But thanks to several very generous new donors who are helping to make it possible, this year the students are going to hear some jazz up close that they will not forget. Not only is Delfeayo one of the finest trombone players today, he is also a great entertainer who I guarantee will bring New Orleans charm, warmth–and heat!–to the bandstand."

The Concert Series exemplifies Sant Bani School's commitment to the arts. Bringing outstanding musicians for live performances helps foster a lifelong love of music. Look for more details of the artists' programs on the school website santbani.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:53

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