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10th Annual Choose Franklin Day will be held on May 10 at Odell Park

FRANKLIN — Plans are underway for the Tenth Annual Choose Franklin Community Day, sponsored by the Franklin Rotary Club, which will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Odell Park in Franklin.
The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. which will step off at Franklin High School and proceed easterly to downtown turning on Smith Street and ending at Odell Park. This year's theme is "Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day".
A fair will be held at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include vendors, crafts, food, games, amusements and entertainment. Hope Community Church will provide a Wildlife Encounters show. Amusements will include a laser tag area, bounce house, climbing wall with bungee stations and other inflatable activities.
If you are a crafter, local businessperson or member of an organization who would like to participate in the fair or march in the parade, contact Marcia Rollins at 934-3108 ext. 4420 or download a Participation Form at www.sau18.org/community_day.cfm.
Registration deadlines: March 21 -- Guaranteed space March 21 – April 15 – Space available basis/not guaranteed inclusion in pre-event publicity After April 15 – a $10 late fee will be assessed if space is available.

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Senior Momen-tum group to make pizzas and play bingo on Monday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, March 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m. inthe Community Church, Fellowship Hall.

Participants will be and will be making their own individual pizzas. Following the pizza making process attendees can play bingo while waiting for the pizza to cook. 

The cost is $2 per person and includes all the ingredients to make pizza. Anyone interested in breakfast must RSVP by Friday, March 21. To RSVP call 527-4722.


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John Funkhouser Quartet performing at Pitman’s Freight Room Thursday

LACONIA —  The John Funkhouser Quartet will perform Thursday, March 20, at Pitman's Freight Room at 95 New Salem St. The program gets under way at 8 p.m.

Lead quartet member John Funkhouser is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was educated at Cornell University and New England Conservatory and currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music. Besides leading his quartet, Funkhouser is in demand as both a pianist and a bassist, and has shared the stage with a variety of artists, including Grammy-nominated vocalists Luciana Souza and Tierney Sutton, piano icon Ran Blake and Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, and South Indian percussionist Trichy Sankaran and the world-jazz group Natraj.

Funkhouser will perform with bassist Greg Loughman, guitarist Phil Sargent and drummer Mike Connors. The band loves rock, too, and you can hear that in their approach. The John Funkhouser Quartet is a band of Musicians without Borders. With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar, the quartet "employs complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity.

Admission $12, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the catered dinner buffet before the show. Call 527-0043 for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

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Preschool program offered by the Gilford Parks and Rec.

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is offering a two-week pre-school program for children ages 3-5 this spring. This program will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 25 and April for 3-4 year olds and Fridays, March 28 and April 4 from noon to 2 p.m. for ages 4-5.

Activities will include planting, painting birdhouses and wind chimes, making sun catchers, nature walk and scavenger hunt, interactive games, cooking, crafts and more. The cost of this program is $10 per participants.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

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