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Inter-Lakes Collaborative for Active Seniors looking for survey results

MEREDITH — A new group of active seniors in the Meredith area have come together to carry on programs initiated by the Community Action Program for senior adults. The group is called the Inter-Lakes Collaborative for Active Seniors (ICAS).

The purpose of the Inter-Lakes Collaborative for Active Seniors is to make the lives of senior citizens more livable by providing education, fitness, collaboration and fellowship in a secure and continuous place.

The ICAS wants to provide additional programs for active seniors. Are you interested in line dancing, exercise, wellness, health education, computers, congregate meals, the arts, gardening, outdoor excursions, and trips? Are you interested in getting involved with ICAS as a volunteer or organizer?

Those over 50 are asked to complete an online survey that will help identify the needs of seniors in the Meredith, Center Harbor and New Hampton areas. The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/i-cas. There are also paper surveys at several public buildings such as the Meredith Public Library and the Meredith Community Center.

The group meets Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Meredith Community Center and all are welcome. Contact Bob Franks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 279-8267, for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:44

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Interlakes Theater presents ‘42nd Street’

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre, Professional Musical Theatre in the Lakes Region will run 42nd Street, the Tap Dancing Extravanganza, July 1-July 13 at the air-conditioned Interlakes Auditorium in Meredith.

This show will feature 20 tap dancers from NYC, with local pro, Ashley Landroche in the role of Dorothy Brock, Alexandra Fassler as Peggy Sawyer (returning after appearing as Eponine in Les Mis), and Erik Joshua Clack, who returns after his debut in Singin' in the Rain, to play Billy Lawler. Michael Coppola, of Porstmouth will play Broadway Producer Julian Marsh.

The show is directed by Brian Feehan (Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Buddy Holly, Hairspray, Cabaret, A Chorus Line). Musical Director is Kevin Wallace, returning from last years The Full Monty. Set design by Bryce Cutler (Ain't MisBehavin & Dreamgirls) and Sylvianne Shurman as Costume Designer. This family friendly show is full of tons of tap dancing and lots of big musical numbers. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Wednesday and Thursday at 2  p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. for tickets and info call 1-888-245-6374 or www.interlakestheatre.com.

This production is sponsored by The Mug and The Bay Restaurant.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:27

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New Horizons Band Playing in Moultonborough, Bristol and Meredith in early July

BELMONT — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, under the direction of Mary Divers, will play several concerts during the first week of July. On July 2 at 6:30 p.m,. the band will kick off it's summer season with a concert at the Moultonborough Bandstand, located on Rt. 109. Guest soloist for the concert, which will feature both the full band and the Laketones Jazz ensemble, will be tenor sax player Charlie Jennison. In celebration of the season, the band will be playing a program that includes patriotic music and features several well-known American composers. This concert is sponsored by the Meredith Village Savings Bank.

During the morning of July 4, many band members will play Patriotic pieces in the Bristol Independence Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m., and the entire band will highlight July 4th with a concert from 7-9 p.m. in Hesky Park, located in Meredith, before the fireworks display. The band will play many upbeat music selections featuring recognizable American and Patriotic tunes. There will be toe tapping marches, Broadway and movie selections featuring the likes of George M. Cohan and John Williams, tunes to sing along with, such as "Sweet Caroline," and much more. Of course, no July 4 concert would be complete without John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever", featuring the Piccolo and Low Brass sections of the band. This concert is sponsored by the Meredith Parks and Rec Department and the Inns and Spa at Mills Falls.

Sporting a new look and many new members this season, the New Horizons Band acknowledges the amazing support of the Caswell Family Foundation, whose generous grant contributions enable the band to purchase needed equipment and offer
educational programs to their members.

All concerts are free to the public and the musicians come from all parts of the Lakes Region, and as far away as Concord. The band welcomes musicians of all levels to practices on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 3 pm with the Laketones Jazz Ensemble rehearsals following. The rehearsals take place at the Music Clinic in Belmont.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:23

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Garden Club of Meredith welcomes new members at spring luncheon

MEREDITH — The Community Garden Club of Meredith welcomed five new members at the recent spring opening luncheon and meeting. Members are from the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor and Moultonborough.

Scholarships were awarded by the Community Garden Club of Meredith to three members of the 2014 graduating class of Inter-Lakes High School who will pursue studies in horticulture and environmental studies. Congratulations to Nicholas R. Baker, Jeffrey T. Ryan and Meaghan J. Warburton.

Garden club members will host Awesome Blossoms Garden Walks during the summer. More details as the gardens bloom.

The 2014 Summer Raffle, Home Tweet Home, features a hand made barn board bird house created and designed by a local Meredith artist. Tickets will be available at all the garden club gatherings. Winning ticket will be drawn at the closing luncheon on Thursday, October 2.

The Annual Summer Bake Sale will be held in front of the newly relocated Aubuchon Hardware Store at the Meredith Bay Shops on Route #25 Meredith on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. until sold out. Celebrate the summer season and stock your pantry and freezer with a great assortment homemade baked treats. Botanical Photo Note cards will also be available for sale. New this year: home made treats for your favorite canine friends. The proceeds from this sale will be used to fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in the fields of environmental study and horticulture.

Cackleberries Garden and Gift Center located on Route #3 Meredith will host the Community Garden Club of Meredith on Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m. Members and guests are asked to park at the Meredith Police Station and walk the short distance to the Studio at the Garden Center.

Owner, Laurie Perry, will demonstrate the "Art of Container Gardening" using new, old and re-purposed containers. Herbs, flowering annuals, and succulents appeal to the senses as they combine fantastic foliage and spectacular colors with the scents of summer. To create your own container garden look for containers such as pails, pots, planters, old purses, bird cages, chairs, old straw hats. They make unique container gardens for porches, patios, decks and special garden spots.

The Community Garden Club of Meredith, founded in 1959, is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticultural education and community beautification and conservation through volunteerism and friendship. Visit www.meredithgardenclub.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:19

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