GILMANTON —Gilmanton Old Home Day's first annual Tug of War will be held at Old Home Day on Saturday, Augsut 10.
The Gilmanton Old Home Day Association is reviving an old event and calling it the annual Tug of War. There will be two age groups between ages 6 and 17, and a special age group for adults 18 and over.
All team members must give their name and age and will be weighed in. Decision of the judges will be final. There will be no prizes. Contact George Roberts at 603-267-8151 with questions.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:41
SANDWICH — It's hard to say if the audience will be more thrilled with Advice To The Players sparkling presentation of Much Ado About Nothing or by the elegant seats they get to watch it from.
With brand new stadium seats, theatre–goers are guaranteed a comfy, back-supported afternoon at The Fairgrounds Stage. "We knew we had to make our patrons more comfortable," says Executive Director Rebecca Boyden. "We were thinking of putting cushions on the bleacher planks, but when one of our supporters offered us a donation for seats with backs, we went with the stadium seats".
Also new this summer, the company is offering free admission to children ages 12 and under. This youth ticket program is made possible by a grant from the Alfred Quimby Trust.
August Shakespeare at the Fairgrounds Stage has been a tradition since 2002, when ATTP presented a lyrical production of As You Like It. This summer's presentation promises to be full of love and laughter when Don Pedro and his men come to visit the Italian summer estate of the kind Leonato and his eligible daughter, Hero. Mischief is lurking, however, in the person of the jealous brother, Don John, who preys on the youthful fears and vulnerability of young Claudio. At the center of it all, is the playful and profound love affair of Beatrice and Benedick, who are "too wise to woo peaceably". With earnest clowns, intrigue and two pairs of lovers, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's snappiest and smartest comedies.
Candace Clift and John Schnatterly play Beatrice and Benedick, the 'lovers of a certain age', joined by the young lovers Hero (Emma Bickford) and Claudio (Andrew Codispoti). David Hans makes his ATTP debut as Don Pedro and Lee Stockman plays his brother Don John. Richard Moses returns as Leonato, with area teacher and poet Gordon Lang playing his brother Antonio.
The waiting women Ursula (Martha Nichols) and Margaret (Brianne Robitaille) advance the plot intrigues, and veteran Lisa Thompson plays the comic constable, Dogberry. Making the trek from Rochester to join ATTP are Leslie Hamblin and Tim Robinson, playing Friar Frances and Verges. And rounding it all out is a group of watchmen, played by Sandy Trask, Frederick Bickford, Tyler Kenney, Anna Brown, Lauren Hansen and Natasha Crane, accompanied by So Low the dog in his third appearance with Advice To The players.
The production is directed by Mark Woollett, stage managed by Lauren Hansen and costumed by De Robitaille and Carolyn Boldt.
David Hans as Don Pedro (l) and Andrew Codispoti as Claudio (r) jest with John Schnatterly's Benedick (c) in Advice To The Players' Much Ado About Nothing at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage. (Courtesy photo by Duane Dale)
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:28
LACONIA — Tower Hill Tavern will host a blues double-bill on Saturday, August 3. Music starts after 7 p.m. and will include performances by "Downtown" Dave & Deep Pockets, and the Tweed Brothers.
For info visit www.towerhilltavern.com or call (603) 366-9100
Located at Weirs Beach, 264 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, the Tower Hill entertainment complex is host to regional and national performing artists of blues, soul, funk, jazz, rock, and tribute bands. The venue offers a full bar, dinners, and desserts.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:22
MOULTONBOROUGH —Registration is currently open for the Sixth Annual TriathLOON sponsored by Holland Hill Studio for Yoga and Fitness. This year's race takes place on Sunday, August 11 at 7 a.m. at Long Island Beach.
The course includes a very easy and shallow 1/4 mile swim, a hilly 13 mile bike and a shady 3 mile run along the Moutonborough Neck pathway. Participants are encouraged to try all three events, but can choose to do one or two or relay the race. This is a perfect race for athletes wanting to warm up before the larger area triathlons or for newbies looking to get experience with a multi-sport race in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and will be rewarded with a discounted race charge of $30. Registration will be $40 on the day of the race. Kids 12 and under can participate for $10 and can complete as much of the course as they feel comfortable. Whoopie pies are presented at the end of the race for all pre-registered athletes.
To register call Holland Hill Studio at 476-2476 or send a check made out to "Holland Hill Studio" to 97 Holland Street, Moultonborough, NH 03254. For more information, visit hollandhillstudio.com.
CAPTION — Athletes who participated in the 2012 Triathloon. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:20
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