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Charlie Brown Christmas, performed by Heather Pierson Quartet, at Pitman’s Freight Room Thurs.

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host  The Heather Pierson Quartet Christmas Show on Thursday, December 4 at 8 p.m.

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

The Heather Pierson Quartet will perform their annual Charlie Brown Christmas Show. The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi is just as poignant as the story, and includes the hit "Linus and Lucy." His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition.
This classic collection of Holiday Music will be performed by a quartet led by award-winning song writer and performer -Heather Pierson who just finished her 8th CD, Motherless Child, a collection of jazz and blues originals and choice standards. Heather will be joined by Joe Alperti on Sax, Matty Bowman on drums and Shawn Nadeau on bass. Free Eggnog will be available.
Catered dinner buffet will be available before the show. Call 527-0043 for reservations. www.pitman'sfreightroom.com.

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‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Laconia Christian Academy Dec. 5

LACONIA — Laconia Christian Academy will present the classic Christmas story, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," on Dec. 5, at 6:30 pm, at the school on Meredith Center Road.

The play tells the story of a church's annual Christmas pageant taken over by an unruly family of incorrigible kids. They bully their way into the leading roles, and wreak havoc leading to what most fear will be a disastrous outcome. The result however, isn't what anyone expects.

Written by Barbara Robinson and originally published in 1972, this hilarious tale is timeless. The cast is made up of student and teachers at LCA, and is directed by drama teacher Jen Bleiler, who has a way of bringing out the best in the student actors.

Admission for students and seniors is $3, and $5 for adults. LCA is located at 1386 Meredith Center Road in Laconia, near the Meredith town line. For more information, call the school at 524-3250.

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Self-guided ‘Homes for the Holidays’ house tour returns on Dec. 6 & 7

LACONIA — The very popular "Homes for the Holidays" House Tour presented by the Opechee Garden Club is returning on December 6th and 7th, from 10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m. This self guided tour features five beautifully decorated homes in Laconia and Gilford.

The historic 1823 Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia, headquarters for the event, is the site of the "Greens & Gifts Boutique". Just in time for the holidays, visitors will be tempted with a lovely variety of wreaths, swags, arrangements and handcrafted items for sale, and a raffle table of specialty items. Complimentary refreshments of mulled cider, coffee and home made goodies will be served. The boutique runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on December 6th and 7th.

Carolyn Temmallo, Chairman of the event, says "the tour promises to delight and enlighten you with a true holiday spirit. Each of the houses boasts of creative ideas and beautifully crafted handmade decorations reflective of the home's era".

In Laconia, a gracious Greek revival style brick home with slate roof, built in 1911 was renovated in the early 2000's respecting the integrity of the original design. Chandeliers, stained glass windows, an ornately decorated tree along and fresh greens are only a few of the delights guests will experience touring this beautiful home. The second Laconia home, an elegant and beautifully restored Victorian Farmhouse, built in the 1800s will delight guests with a 10 foot tree decorated with cascading ribbons, candle lights, ornaments and tussie mussies. Before leaving Laconia, guests will tour a lovely contemporary home on Lake Opechee, designed by the owners, affords expansive views of Lake Opechee. Fieldstone fireplaces, etched glass doors, and many unusual striking decorations skillfully made by the owner will be enjoyed by all who visit.

Traveling to the historic Gilford Village, guests will be greeted with a red sleigh filled with holiday dreams and antique sleds at the oldest home on the tour. This charming farmhouse was originally built in 1832, and renovated in 1972 as a traditional European colonial home. Also located in the village, this 1847 dwelling, one of the original homes built in the village, which was expanded in 2013. This magnificently restored, holiday decorated farmhouse, with hand-hewn beams and country décor invokes images of a true 1800's Christmas

Judy Robertson, Co-President of the club says "This is such an important event for our club. It provides the funds needed to support our scholarships, grants and community betterment projects throughout the year. Our talented members love creating the many greens arrangements, hand crafted items and decorations seen in the houses and the boutique. I know this year's tour will once again delight our guests."

Co-President Doreen Worthley added " We are so fortunate to have the support of the businesses and our neighbors in the community. Bank of New Hampshire is again our financial sponsor for this major event and we thank them for their continued support."

Tickets at $20 may be purchased in advance at Belknap Mill, Laconia and Gilford libraries and Kitchen Cravings restaurant or the day of the tour at the Belknap Mill. Additional information can be found on-line at: www.opecheegardenclub.com, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-978-502-4619 or 1-978-306-3350

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Carter Mountain Brass Band concert in Gilford

GILFORD — The Christmas concert season opens with a concert by the Carter Mountain Brass Band on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Gilford.

Sponsored by Wesley Arts, the concert titled "Christmas: Majesty, Mystery and Merriment," will showcase majestic Christmas fanfares and processionals, music that emphasizes peace and good will, and music that highlights the fun of winter weather, nostalgia for the Christmas' of our memories, and pure joy and merriment, including the ever popular "Sleigh Ride."

The concert will be directed by Anne Cauble of Concord, the band's interim conductor. Visual displays will be presented by Phil Polhemus to enhance audience appreciation of the music. Wesley Arts invites all concert goers to a dessert reception following the concert.

A donation of $8 is requested at the door. The First United Methodist Church is located at 18 Wesley Way in Gilford, off of Route 11A.

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