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New Horizons Band Concert April 12 at Taylor Community

LACONIA — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, under the direction of Mary Divers, presents an afternoon concert at Taylor Community's Woodside Building, Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

The band will feature fun tunes from various musicals, upbeat marches and many more songs guaranteed to bring smiles and toe-tapping from the audience.

Consisting of musicians from many towns throughout the Lakes Region and Concord, the band is open to all ages. The group includes those interested in learning an instrument to professional players with diverse levels in-between. Divers, who is the conductor and band founder, holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She welcomes all new musicians to the New Horizons Band, whose belief is "Music is for Life!"

The program is open to the public. A free-will donation will be accepted for the band, which is a non-profit entertainment group. To RSVP and ensure seating, call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Moultonborough Women to hear from Fish & Game officer on Monday

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Women's Club will meet Monday, April 7, at the Lions Hall on Old Rt 109S for their monthly meeting and luncheon. Program chair, Mil Toczko has arranged for Lt. Heidi Murphy to be guest speaker. Lt. Murphy has been a Conservation Officer with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for almost ten years.

After the initial trainee year she was promoted to Conservation Officer I and was given the 32 patrol which encompasses nine towns in northern Merrimack county. She became a member of the Advanced Search and Rescue Team, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Background Investigator as well as a Becoming an Outdoors Woman instructor teaching "Outdoor Survival". Officer Murphy was recently promoted to Administrative Lieutenant at the headquarters office located in Concord. Lt. Murphy will be speaking about the role of a Conservation Officer and the "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) program.
This program is a chance for women to learn outdoor skills they can use to enjoy fishing, hunting and many other outdoor pursuits. BOW workshops are presented in a fun, supportive environment. Looking into the reasons more women don't participate in many outdoors activities, such as hunting and fishing it was determined that women preferred to learn these skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other women. We have many women who enjoy winter sports such as snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling and now can learn to enjoy other outdoor pursuits.

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Ducks Unlimited Holding Annual Dinner Banquet

TILTON — The Daniel Webster Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 26th annual dinner banquet auction on Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at La Piece ~ The Room in Riverfront Place, the award winning renovated mill building at 322 Main Street in Tilton.

James Cropsey is Area Chairman this year. Nearly 6,200 local Ducks Unlimited fundraising events throughout the country last year contributed towards Ducks Unlimited's national fundraising effort of almost $175 million. Last year Ducks Unlimited achieved 81% efficiency, resulting in 81 cents of each dollar raised being spent on wetland acquisition or improvement.
Each year the United States loses some 140,000 acres of wetland habitat. Since its inception, Ducks Unlimited has raised over one billion dollars and enhanced and restored nearly 13.2 million habitat acres, encompassing over 15,000 wetland projects, in an effort to reverse this destructive trend. DU's projects provide habitat for over 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese, and endangered or threatened species like the whooping crane and bald eagle.
While Ducks Unlimited has accomplished a great deal since its founding in 1937, the rapid draining of our wetlands demands that the organization continue to accelerate its work. Efforts like those of the Daniel Webster chapter are a vital part of Ducks Unlimited's efforts.
This year the dinner will be buffet style catered by Chef Joe. Order your tickets by April 5. Vegetarian meals may be arranged in advance.

Dinner tickets cost $55 for an individual and $80 for a couple while youths under 18 years of age are $35. To purchase tickets or for information on how you can support Ducks Unlimited's program of wetlands conservation, contact Pete Spear at 729-0214, Kevin Stack at 236-2110 or Jim Cropsey at 286-9633.

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Belknap County Republican Committee meeting with Jennifer Horn and Gary Lambert

BELMONT — The April monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday April 9 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Road in Belmont.

This month's guest speaker is NH GOP Chairman, Jennifer Horn. This is a follow-up visit by the state party chairman to address members of the committee and to continue the discussion that began in January. In addition, former State Senator Gary Lambert, candidate for Congress in the 2nd District, will address the Committee.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m. The committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:52

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