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080913 Jazz with Locally-Made Wine and Chocolate at the Black Swan Inn (288)

TILTON β€” A  Chickering baby grand piano will be brought to life by Benjamin O'Brien, a musician from Laconia at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton on Saturday evening, August 10 from 6-9 p.m.

Inspired by Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, O'Brien will be playing the standards as well as some upbeat swing and some smooth ballards. O'Brien's talents range from piano, singing, to guitar playing, to even church organ. A 2012 UNH graduate, O'Brien is currently the music director at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Laconia as well as the music teacher at Holy Trinity school in Laconia.

Complimentary wines from two local wineries will be offered to listeners. Hermit Woods, a small boutique winery that opened in Sanbornton in 2011, is offering a red wine made from their second harvest from their young, organic vineyard. This selection is a field blend of their grapes combined with local, wildflower, raw and unfiltered honey to balance the high acidity of the grapes.

Stone Gate Vineyard in Gilford has been open commercially for six years, having planted their first grapes 13 years ago. They will be offering a sweeter dessert red wine. Owners Jane and Peter Ellis plan to retire and announced this to be their final season with the winery. However, they will continue to grow grapes for other wineries.

In addition, Rick's Fine Gourmet Chocolates in Laconia will be providing a variety of gourmet chocolate truffles, and Maureen Raiche, former owner of R & K Sweet Sensations in Dover, will be making chocolate covered strawberries and raspberries along with handmade dark chocolate swans, all complimentary to attendees.

There is a $17 admission fee. For more information, call the Black Swan Inn at 603-286-4524.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:54

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080913 Gilmanton Seeking 100 Pies for Old Home Day (72)

GILMANTON β€”The Gilmanton Old Home Day Association is asking for those in the area to bake a pie for Old Home Day August 10.

Some 100 pies are needed to support the 115th Old Home Day traditional annual event by baking a pie. One exception, no cream pies.

Baker should use their imagination - apple, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, etc. Disposable aluminum pie plates are recommended. Call Margaret Roberts at 267-8151 before Friday, August 9.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:52

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080913 Curious George Festival at Waterville Valley (170)

WATERVILLE VALLEY β€”  The Margret and H.A. Rey Center's 7th Annual Curious George Cottage Family Festival returns in August to speak to the curiosity in us all.

The festival is a two-day event this August 10-11, featuring a weekend full of family-friendly activities with Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat.

The weekend includes a banana pancake breakfast with Curious George, a family nature walk, live music, a BBQ lunch with Curious George, photo opportunities with the characters, a farmyard petting zoo, Mad Science shows, games for kids, Curious George story hour and craft time, "Curious Characters" drawings by local artists, planetarium shows, weather balloon launch, and model rocket launching. All proceeds from the event support the Margret and H.A. Rey Center's art and science education programs for all ages held throughout the year.

Headlining the festival this year is children's musician Zak Morgan, whose unique brand of children's music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:36

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080813 Uncle Steve's Band at The Little Church Theater Friday Night (119)

HOLDERNESS β€” The forecast for August 9 at The Little Church Theater in Holderness is "Hum and Yum."

Beginning at 6 p.m., the Annual Street Dance and BBQ will have folks tapping their feet and humming along to the music of Uncle Steve's  rock, soul, and blues band.

The yum will be supplied by a delicious outside barbecue featuring grill-favorites, burgers and dogs, as well as veggie burgers and salads. It's pay as you eat and dance 'til you drop and it's not to be missed.

All ages are invited, and come as you are outside the Little Church Theater on Rt. 113. For more information call 603-968-2250. Visit www.littlechurchtheater.com for more about its 10th anniversary season.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:29

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