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International Film Series brings ‘Band’s Visit’

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library shows the film The Band's Visit, Monday, December 1 at 6:45 p.m.
The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, consisting of eight men, arrives in Israel from Egypt. They wear sky-blue uniforms with gold braid on the shoulders, dismount from a bus in the middle of nowhere and stand uncertainly on the sidewalk. They have been booked by an Arab Cultural Center and their leader, a severe man with a perpetually dour expression, crosses the street and asks the woman for directions to the Arab Cultural Center. She looks at him as if he stepped off a flying saucer.
Through a miscommunication the band takes a bus to Bet Hatikva, a fictional town in the middle of the Negev Desert. There is no transportation out of the city that day, and there are no hotels for them to spend the night in. The band members dine at a small restaurant where the owner, Dina invites them to stay the night at her apartment, at her friends' apartment, and in the restaurant. That night challenges all of the characters.
The Band's Visit is both a clever, subtle slice-of-life comedy, and poignant cross-cultural exploration with an Egyptian band and an Israeli desert commune. According to Roger Ebert, this 2007 film provides an interlude of life between Arabs and Israelis as ordinary people with ordinary hopes, lives, and disappointments.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Feel free to bring a cushion for comfort in viewing the movie. For more information, contact Len Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:02

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Holiday Business After Hours event at Lamprey Real Estate in Center Harbor on December 3

CENTER HARBOR — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce and Lamprey Real Estate Associates invite members of the local business community to a "Holiday Business After Hours" on Wednesday evening, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m.

To be held at the beautifully decorated Victorian office of Lamprey Real Estate Associates located on Route 25 in Center Harbor, this special Holiday After Hours is open to all in the Lakes Region business community. Come and enjoy Holiday Food & Spirits as well as networking with area business leaders as we ring in Lamprey and Lamprey Realtors 70th year in business.

For more information contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce provides a wide array of programs and services to the towns businesses in the Winnipesaukee, Squam, and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire.

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Tour of Cherry Valley timber harvest offered on Dec. 4

GILFORD — The New England Forestry Foundation and consulting forester Peter Farrell will hold a tour of the upcoming timber harvest at Cherry Valley Woods on Thursday, December 4 beginning at 9 am. This walk is an opportunity for community residents and others to learn more about the goals of this harvest, as well as the foundation's approach to sound forest management on its woodlands throughout New England.

Participants should plan to meet at the end of the cul-de-sac on Rocky Road (off of Route 11A/Cherry Valley Road).

This walk is open to the public free of charge, and it will be held rain or shine. For more information or to register, contact Sonya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (978) 952-6856.
New England Forestry Foundation is a recognized leader in conserving working forests, educating the public about forestry, and assisting landowners in the long-term protection and sustainable management of their properties. NEFF owns and manages over 140 demonstration forests, totaling more than 26,000 acres throughout New England. NEFF also holds 140 conservation easements, protecting 1.143 million acres of forestland.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 11:39

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Holiday breakfast Dec. 6 at Sanbornton Congregational

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC will hold its annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, in the Undercroft of the church located at 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road at Sanbornton Square. In conjunction with the breakfast will be the annual "Books, Baubles and Bake Sale" from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

The event will feature homemade baked goods, a Christmas Gift table that will include some "baubles", and a table of gently used books. The cost of the breakfast is $5 per person, with no charge for children under 5 years of age.


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