GILFORD — The Winnipesaukee Yacht Club is inviting sailors and power boaters to a "Shakedown for Hospice" charity event on Sunday, May 25.
This year's event will feature a reverse start PHRF sailboat race and a powerboat scavenger hunt. All of the proceeds will benefit Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice.
Festivities will kickoff with registration, coffee and snacks at the clubhouse on Dockham Shore Road in Gilford, beginning at 8 a.m. d continuing until 1100 a.m. at which time a meeting to discuss course descriptions and scavenger hunt details will begin.
The first sailboats (based on their individual handicap) will start racing at noon. The Scavenger Hunt will kick off at 1 p.m.
There is a $25 entry fee for this event. Tax deductible donations to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice will be accepted. Each team is asked, but not required, to secure pledges in the amount of $100 or more to benefit the charity.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 01:21
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library is sponsoring a series of programs on Religious Literacy for Americans: an Introduction to Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. The programs, hosted by Mike Hodder, will be held on ten Wednesdays throughout the summer from 1 to 3 p.m. and are free and open to all.
Islam is the world's second largest religion but its message has been distorted by politics and fear. Buddhism is popular in the west among those disillusioned with the Judaeo-Christian religious culture in which most of us have grown up. Hinduism, with its hundreds of gods and goddesses and traditions that are older than the Bible's, is almost completely unknown in our country.
This series is based around presentations provided by The Learning Company. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss what they learn in a free and open exchange of ideas. No previous background or experience in religion is required or presumed; all start out together and learn along the way. The series is non-denominational and non-discriminatory, all views and beliefs are encouraged and welcomed equally.
The dates and topics of the scheduled programs are: June 11, Introduction. What makes something a religion; June 18, Islam: Origins. Mohammed (pbuh) and the Q'uran; June 25, Islam: Unity. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom; July 2, Islam: Diversity. Sunni, Shia, Sufi; July 9, Buddhism. Origins. The Buddha and his teachings; July 16, Buddhism. Three vehicles to enlightenment; July 23, Buddhism. Zen and the Pure Land; July 30, Hinduism. Origins and texts; August 6, Hinduism. Gods and rituals. The four forms of yoga.
For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:30
CONCORD — The public boat access facility at Stinson Lake in Rumney remains closed for repairs and improvements, according to Garret Graaskamp, the Statewide Public Boat Access Program Coordinator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Harsh winter conditions and consequent effects on facilities and the start of the spring construction season have delayed the project, Graaskamp said. Weather permitting, Fish and Game will complete the drainage improvements and installation of stabilized surfaces and the concrete plank ramp in July.
New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:28
LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting Dance Night with the Juke Joint Five on Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $12.
People looking for down home, old school, no-nonsense, house-rocking, kickass electric blues will find they've come to the right place. The Juke Joint 5 focuses on the sounds you might have heard emerging in the early 1950s from some distant, static-crackling, late night radio station: jumped-up urban rhythm and blues; the raw Delta country sound just recently getting electrified in Chicago; Memphis rockabilly; and the primitive beginnings of rock and roll.
John Bunszell (bass); Dick Lourie (saxophone); Gretchen Bostrom (vocals); Silvertone Steve (guitar); Noah Teshu (drums). The band's high-energy vocals are provided by Gretchen Bostrom, performing the JJ5′s wide range of songs by Ruth Brown, Louis Jordan, LaVern Baker, Don Covay, Big Mama Thornton, Little Richard, Slim Harpo, and other such classic blues/r&b performers. Joining Gretchen in the front line are two old pro blues players: Silvertone Steve is a slide guitar master and veteran of J.B. Hutto's band; gritty saxman Dick "the Poet" Lourie performed frequently with the late Big Jack Johnson. John Bunszell on bass and drummer Noah Teshu make up the band's solid rhythm section.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 or 494-3334 for info and reservations.
Juke Joint Five will perform Saturday night at Pitman's Freight Rom. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:23