Laconia Parks & Rec racquetball court open

LACONIA — Laconia Parks & Recreation would like to proudly announce that their racquetball court is now open again.! The sport is showing signs of popularity again so break out your racquets and come to play.
Racquetball is also a great way to get in shape (hand/eye coordination) for lacrosse. If anyone wishes they may use their lacrosse sticks with a racquetball.
The court will be open Monday through Fridays from 8:30 – 4:30 pm and Tuesday nights from 6:45 – 10:00 pm. Please call the office to schedule your time slots at 524-5046.
The fee will be $2 per person per hour of court time.

LHS Senior Class hosting a Community Coffee House on Tuesday

LACONIA — The Laconia High School Senior Class will be sponsoring at Community Coffee House on Tuesday, January 6 at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by the event from 6-8 p.m.

The Coffee House is an open mic concept that welcomes all members of the community to share poetry, short stories, skits, songs, instrumental pieces, and more. Sharing of original works is highly encouraged. A sign-up sheet will be available at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to sign up in advance.

The cost of admission is $5 per person. Hot coffee and tea, as well as pastries will be provided. For more information contact Alana Persson at 581-5517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gilford ice skating rink now open from dawn to dusk

GILFORD — The Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink on Varney Point Road is now open daily to the public at no charge. The skating schedule is as follows; Open Skating from dawn until 10 a.m., Stick and Puck for ages 13 and under from 10 a.m. to noon, Open Skating from noon to 3:30 p.m. and Stick and Puck for ages 14 and up from 3:30 p.m. to dusk.

The rink is unattended and adult supervision is recommended. The ice rink is also available for rentals after normal operating hours. For more information, to inquire about rentals or to check on conditions, please contact Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Art Association announces Artists of the Month

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the Association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until January 19 at these Lakes Region business locations: Jean Kennedy, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Gisela Langsten, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Judy Palfrey, Northway Bank, Belknap Mall, Belmont; Sharon Zimmerman, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Gerri Harvey, Northway Bank, Laconia; Marie Kelly, Northway Bank, Meredith; Shela Cunningham, Northway Bank, Tilton; Marilee Sundius, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Marlene Witham, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin.