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Legion New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance at Post 33

MEREDITH — The Meredith American Legion Post 33 is hosting a New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance at the post at 6 Plymouth St. in Meredith next Tuesday.

Cocktails are from 5-6 p.m. and a prime rib dinner is at 6 p.m. Music by the Bob Sanborn Band is from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be party favors and champagne. The cost is $20 per person.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:44

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Free Skating Party offered at Tilton School Ice Rink

TILTON — Bring your skates and join Magic Blades Figure Skating Club and Plymouth State Skating Academy staff on the ice at the Tilton School Ice Arena, Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon for a free skating party to celebrate U.S. Figure Skating's National Skating Month.

Both Magic Blades and Plymouth State Academy are U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills programs offering membership through USFS, as well as the USFS badge program, teaching skills through a specific progression of skills. Both programs offer 30 minute lessons with 30 minutes of practice ice for skaters ages three through adult. Plymouth academy has free skate rentals for the lesson time. Both programs welcome beginner hockey skaters wanting to learn basic skating skills before joining advanced hockey teams. The academy offers stick and puck practice as well.

Lessons for the winter skating season at the Plymouth State Academy begin Sunday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Ice Arena. Magic Blades winter lesson session includes preparation for their annual skating show "Magic on Ice" A tribute to the winter Olympics in Sochi. Magic Blades lessons begin on Monday, Jan. 6, at the Tilton School Arena at 6 p.m. New skaters are welcome at both programs.

 

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Local students Maggie DeVoy, Erica Markson and Olivia Maclean are senior members of the Magic Blades Figure Skating Club. (Courtesy photo)

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:30

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Welcome 2014 with Waterville Valley's New Year's Celebrations

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Welcome 2014 with fresh fallen snow, fireworks, family events, and of course, skiing, riding and cross-country skiing.

New Year's Eve events at Waterville Valley's Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains include fireworks in the Town Square over Corcoran Pond at 7:30 p.m., and a 45-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride departing from the Town Square. Space is limited. Reservations can be booked by calling (603) 236-8175.

Several other winter activities are planned. Guests can take a moonlight tour of the Valley by dogsled for a truly unique experience. For more information and reservations, call (603) 236-8175. Waterville Valley's Indoor Ice Arena also offers daily public skating sessions and skate rentals.

For kids, there will be a New Year's Eve Extravaganza held by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. Children ages 4 to 6 are welcome 5 to 7 p.m., and kids 7 to 13 can celebrate from, 7:30–10 p.m. They will have a fun, active night playing gym games, creating kid-friendly crafts, piñatas, dancing, food and participating in the New Year's Eve countdown. Pre-registration with payment is required. More information is available at www.watervillevalley.org/Recreation.html.

Start your celebration early with Starry Nights on Saturday — gourmet dining mountainside around a fire inside the Sunnyside Timberlodge. Guests will enjoy the stars as they ride up the Valley Run Quad then ski or ride to the Sunnyside Timberlodge along a torch lit trail. Book by calling Therese at 603-236-8311 ext. 3000.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com and www.waterville.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:56

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American Legion Hosts Christmas Party for Children

LACONIA — American Legion Post 1 recently hosted a Christmas Party for about 45 children and grandchildren of post members. There were crafts, home-made Christmas cards, face painting and a visit from Santa himself. All children were treated to french fries, hot dogs, punch and ice cream as well as gifts from Santa.

The Post 1 Sons of the American Legion purchased, wrapped and delivered about $1,000 worth of gifts and clothing to the most needy children of the Laconia elementary schools. First names, age , gender and sizes were provided by the school staff.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 of Laconia provided gifts and a small party for shut-in veterans at Belknap County Home, Genesis, and the St. Francis Home during the week preceding Christmas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:44

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