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LRSO Announces 2014-2015 Musical Season

MEREDITH — The Meredith–based Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) is proud to announce its upcoming 2014-2015 concert season. The LRSO is celebrating it's 38th year as an orchestra, and, with great fanfare, it's 15th year under the conduction of maestro Ben Greene.

The LRSO begins this exciting concert season on Saturday, November 8th, 7:30 pm at Inter-Lakes Auditorium in Meredith. The November concert features the winner of our fifth anunal Concerto Competition and Scholarship Program for talented high school students, violinist Stacie Lin. Miss Lin will be performing Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D Major". Also on the program: Brahms' Hungarian Dances, and Schubert's "The Unfinished Symphony".

Our glorious holiday concerts will be a wonderfully joyous holiday event. This year our Lakes Region Orchestra will be joined by the 15 member Granite State Handbell ringers and The Concord Community Chorus. Concerts will be Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 pm.

On Saturday, March 21 7:30 pm we will feature our very own LRSO string chamber group with Margaret Hopkins on violin; Muriel Orcutt on violin; Sally Wituszynski on viola; and Donna Denniston on cello. The quartet will perform William Grant Still's "Lyric Quartet". Also on the program: Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" , Barber's "Adiago for Strings", and Sibelius' "Symphony No. 5, in E flat minor".

Sunday, March 22 at 3: pm we will present our very special Children's and youth concert. A youth ensemble will be featured. The orchestra will also perform pieces chosen to delight the musical curiousity of young people. This special concert - an inspirational collaboration for young people - is free to all children and students, and only $10 for adults.

The grand finale for our musical season is a "Spring Pops Concert" on Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 pm. Our conductor, Ben Greene has chosen a wonderful "Pops" program featuring songs from John Williams, Irving Berlin, Marvin Hamlisch, and music from Disney movies. T

General tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students 17 and under. Tickets are available online at www.LRSO.org/tickets, or by mail using the order form on the web page. Tickets will also be available soon at the following ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater books in Center Harbor. Save 20% with our adult discount season tickets , they are available from now through the November concert. Complete information is available at www.LRSO.org.

The Lakes region Symphony Orchestra, based in Meredith, is a non-profit organization that provides classical and popular music performances for central New Hampshire during the traditional concert season. The orchestra provides as opportunity for a wide range of musicians from through out New Hampshire to come together to make music. Through educational and general performances, it hopes to increase students' and audiences exposure to appreciation of the compositions that comprise an orchestra's standard repertoire.

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Science center participating in Museum Day Live!

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, as part of Smithsonian magazine's tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year's event expects record-high participation.

"We are very proud of the Science Center participating in Museum Day Live! for another year," said Amanda Gillen, Marketing and Visitor Services Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. "The event makes places like the Science Center truly accessible to everyone." 

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. For more information about Museum Day Olive! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. 

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Tip A Cop in Tilton on Sept. 17 and Support Special Olympics

TILTON  — Local law enforcement officers will don different uniforms on September 17 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in support of Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) during a "Tip A Cop" event at the Applebee's restaurant located at 4 Sanborn Road.

Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers, including Tilton Police Chief Bob Cormier, will act as "Celebrity Servers" by greeting guests, serving food and drinks and educating the public about SONH. All "tips" they receive will directly benefit first year athletes and local programs participating in a variety of Special Olympics sports programming.

As part of the Applebee's promotion to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire, the restaurants have also been selling paper icons for $1 each with all proceeds benefiting SONH. Icon sales will continue through September 23.

Members of law enforcement said they appreciate the opportunity to share their passion for supporting Special Olympics with their communities through Tip A Cop events.

"Applebee's has been a great partner to Special Olympics New Hampshire and the Law Enforcement Torch Run over the years by hosting golf tournaments and the 'Tip-a-Cop' events," Cormier said. "We hope everyone in the Lakes Region will stop by the Tilton Applebee's to enjoy dinner and join us as we raise funds for Special Olympics!"

Tip A Cop events will also be held in Nashua, Concord and Derry between Sept. 17 and Sept. 22.

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Audiologist to give free talk at Taylor Community Tues.

LACONIA — A free educational presentation titled "Be Wise, Take Care of Ears Like Eyes" will take place in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, 227 Ledges Drive in Laconia, 11:30 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, September 16. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Dr. Laura Robertson of Audiology Specialists in Laconia will be the speaker.
Some attendees will enjoy the opportunity to "test drive" the newest technology available in hearing devices, allowing them to experience the advancements for themselves. Only a few devices are available for the presentation and arrangements must be made in advance.
Registration for the event is strongly encouraged as space is limited. To ensure the comfort of all who attend, walk-ins will be permitted only as space allows. To register, call 528-7700 during normal business hours or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Robertson is the recipient of nine consecutive ACE Awards from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. This award is only given to professionals who obtain more than 30 hours of continuing education, within the profession, during a limited period of time. Robertson frequently attends continuing educational programs to stay current with the ever-changing developments relating to hearing healthcare.

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