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Lakes Region Community Services Hosts June 25 Business After Hours



LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) of Laconia will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Wednesday, June 25, 4-6 pm at the LRCS Main Office, 719 North Main Street, Laconia.

LRCS is delighted to partner with Tavern 27, a local business with all natural farm-to-table cuisine to feature delectable Tapas - a cuisine that originated in Spain and has become a very popular dining option consisting of little plates of food with flavors from around the world. Dining on Tapas encourages conversation among friends while enjoying and sharing palate pleasing creative and local dishes that everyone will enjoy.

The recently renovated historic Federal Building in downtown Laconia, the main office of LRCS, offers a wonderful venue for this first BAH of the 2014 summer season. As a community-centered social service agency, LRCS has offered services and supports to individuals and families in the Lakes Region for nearly 40 years.

Guests can enjoy a variety of unique and delicious foods and beverages - including Tavern 27 signature basal lemonade - learn about LRCS 'Success at Work' employment initiatives; tour the Federal Building; have a chance to win several special door prizes; and enjoy the music of singer, song writer and guitarist Don Bergeron. Don, an employee of LRCS, has been playing music in Lakes Region for over 30 years and performs regularly at Giuseppe's and the Steele Hill Resort.

Lakes Region Community Services is a private nonprofit, family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders and their families. Inclusion, acceptance, and building strengths and partnerships – whether at the individual, family or community level is at the core of LRCS' work. LRCS offices in Laconia and Plymouth combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:01

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Foreign to The Foreigner? No problem!

 MEREDITH — Like many visitors to Lake Winnipesaukee, Charlie Baker is trying to escape from the world on a fishing trip. With his good friend Froggy beside him, this British man is heading far away, across the pond, and down south to rural Georgia. Upon their arrival, shy Charlie wants to isolate himself from any and all people he comes in contact with, so the two conduct a ruse that Charlie does not speak English. Now indulging in his newfound peace from conversing, Charlie is amazed at the secrets and scandals that people will spill when they think he can't understand them. The scene is set for comedy to ensue this summer at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse with their production of Larry Shue's The Foreigner, running June 25 to July 5.
Kicking off their second professional season in the new Meredith campus, this farcical comedy is sure to start off the summer with a bang! Literally. Director Keith Weirich says, "Shue's main interest in The Foreigner is to make his audience laugh, but he is also concerned with the themes of self-awareness, intolerance, and prejudice. It's a rare type of comedy. It's not only funny, it's wise." Leading a talented company of actors, both veterans and newcomers to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse stage, Weirich's vision for this staple of comedic theatre is sure to please. The cast includes: A.J. Ditty, Adam Kee, John C. Nagy III, Donna Schilke, Nicole Soriano, William Vaughn, and Nicholas Wilder.
Those foreign to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be delighted to learn that they serve drinks, light meals, and snacks before each performance. Patrons can enjoy their food and drink either in the lobby or outdoors, while being entertained by the free "Busker Alley" performances of live music or comedy on their outdoor stage. Buskers will be performing on selected nights, so be sure to check their website ahead of time to catch these acts.
The Foreigner will be the first play of the summer season performed at the new Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus in Meredith. The Summer 2014 season is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Kovio's K-9, and the Bank of New Hampshire.
The Foreigner is further supported by the generous sponsorship of Misiaszek Turpin Architecture Planning and The Fitness Edge. It is recommended for ages 13 and above. Performances start June 25 and are Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm (Friday, July 4th - Matinee only at 2 pm), with additional matinees Thursday June 26 and Monday June 30 at 2 pm. Tickets for the Orchestra are $29, with Balcony seats for $10. There is also Student Rush available one hour prior to showtime, for $20 in the Orchestra, cash only.
Tickets can be ordered by calling (603)-279-033 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse also offers free educational programs: "How'd They Do That?" a backstage tour at 6-6:3 pm on Thursday, June 26th, "Symposium" a pre-show presentation offering insight on the play from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, July 1st and "Talk-Back Wednesday" a post-performance Q&A with cast and director on Wednesday, July 2nd.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:56

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Superhero Raffle at Gilmanton Corner Library

GILMANTON — They are Earth's mightiest heroes, formed to fight the foes no ordinary man or woman could withstand. Super-beings, adventurers, and crime fighters devoted to protecting the planet from menaces beyond the scope of conventional authorities. When you have to save the world and when there is no hope left, you assemble the best of the best - Iron Man, Captain America, Catwoman, Spiderman, Superman or Batgirl!
This summer visit the Corner library to pick up the latest superhero DVD or book, and enter the superhero raffle with your name and phone number. Free superhero sunglasses, kick balls and amazing drinking straws for all!
There will be a 4th of July Book Sale at the library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

The Corner Library has free passes to the Currier Museum, SEE Science Kids Museum and the New Hampshire Historical Museum. Knitting project continues on Thursdays. Phone 267-6200 for more information on books

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:49

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Groton Historical Society Program on Gettysburg Battle

GROTON — In July 1863, over 150,000 Union and Confederate soldiers converged on the small crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From July 1–3 General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac (including NH men) clashed there in what was to become the greatest battle ever fought on North American soil.
This July 3rd, the 151st anniversary of the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, gifted historian Mike McKinley of Bristol has been invited by the Groton Historical Society to present the battle through the personal accounts and human interest stories of the soldiers and civilians – men, women and children- who participated in or witnessed the events of those three memorable days.
The program will also highlight Lee's retreat, how Gettysburg citizens coped with the terrible aftermath of battle, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Presenter, Mike McKinley, has over 20 years of experience in the history field and holds a Master's Degree in history from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor's Degree in history from Plymouth State. He has worked as a seasonal Park Ranger and historical interpreter for both the US National Park Service and the Idaho State Park system.

Come to Groton's Town House, 754 No. Groton Rd., July 3rd at 7 pm. Refreshments will follow this fascinating program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:45

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