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Bruins legends in town for event to benefit injured boy

LACONIA — Meet Bruins Legends Rick Middleton and Terry O'Reilly during a benefit fundraiser for Grady Shoemaker that will be held on Monday, October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bean Conference Center located at 35 Blueberry Lane in Laconia.

In August, Shoemaker's feet were severely injured in an accident. He spent many long days in the ICU and was in the hospital for nearly a month. He has recently begun the long and difficult therapy and rehabilitation, which will require a lot of effort and hard work from both him and his family. All proceeds from this fundraiser will directly assist his family with the enormous expenses associated with the care needed for his extensive injuries.

The event features a silent auction, raffles, photos, food, autographs, refreshments and more. Cost is $60 per person. For more information or tickets call 305-2735 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:22

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Comedy at Pitman’s Freight Room on Sat.

LACONIA — Comedy returns to Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, with another Las Vegas special this Saturday, October 18, at 8 pm with a show starring Las Vegas and Atlantic City regular Paul Gilligan, along with Dan Crohn (Last Comic Standing, Boston headliner), and Mickie Fizzi.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by contacting Pitman's at (603) 527-0043, (603) 494-3334, or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pittman's is a BYOB venue. For additional information on this show check Pitman's website at www.pitmansfreightroom.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Pitman's is located at 94 New Salem St., Laconia

"We continue to be so greatful to the comedy fans in the region who have supported these shows for nearly two years," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell. "It's a because of their support that we can consistently bring in the acts we have been able to attract.

Saturday's show will be headlined by Gilligan who is a regular performer at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas and is one of the most requested comedians in New England. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Gilbert Godfried, Dom Irrera, The Amazing Jonathan and many more of the top names in the comedy industry.


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Play with food at Moulton Farm’s Pumpkin Festival Saturday & Sunday

MEREDITH — Pumpkins, gourds and squashes of all sizes and colors will be just part of the fun and food at Moulton Farm's Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 18 and 19.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include family fun activities, including vegetable art activities, face painting, live music, tractor rides to the farm's pick-your-own pumpkin patch, GPS (Great Pumpkin Searching), visits with farm animals, music, pumpkin bowling, a bounce house for children and more. Both corn mazes at the farm will be open, as will Cider Bellies.

On Saturday, the 18th, visitors of all ages can have fun playing and creating with food in the "veggie art" area from 1 to 3 p.m.

"Mom may have said, 'Don't play with your food.', but this is the exception," says John Moulton, owner of the farm. "We use vegetables as art in our farm market during the summer, but it is really fun to see what the kids – and the adults – come up with when we do this."

On Sunday, the 19th, in addition to all the other activities, visitors can add some seasonal color to their cheeks by getting their face painted while enjoying live music from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Pumpkin Festival and most activities are free of charge, although there will be a charge for entry to the farm's corn mazes. More details are available at moultonfarm.com/pumpkinfest2014/

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 and is open seven days a week.

More information can be found at www.moultonfarm.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MoultonFarm.

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Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center plans annual gala, other events

LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) announces its upcoming events seeking community support for its mission of assisting victims of child abuse and conducting abuse prevention programs throughout Belknap County.
On Friday evening, October 17,  the GLCAC holds its annual gala, the 6th Annual A Knight for the Children Gala at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa in Laconia. The evening will include dinner donated by various Lakes Region restaurants, a live/silent auction and entertainment by New England comedian Juston McKinney. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.cac~nh.org/knight.

On November 22-24, Sticks and Stone Farm, 107 White Oak Road, Center Barnstead will host a Christmas Tree Festival to benefit the GLCAC.
The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency that relies on fundraising for its services. It opened its doors in 2005. Child Advocacy Centers are on the front lines of the fight against child abuse, offering safe, child friendly locations throughout New Hampshire where young victims can disclose abuse to forensically-trained interviewers and where law enforcement child protection staff and prosecution coordinate investigations to ensure justice, and where victim advocates and social services plan for each child's recovery.
"We have been so fortunate in Belknap County to have the support and engagement of the community as most folks recognize the debilitating and long terms effect of abuse on children." said Meghan Noyes, GLCAC Program Director. "We continue to need that support, of course, and our upcoming Knight for Children and the Christmas Tree Festival are two fun ways for the community to further the work of ending child abuse."


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