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Lakes Region Singers begin spring rehearsals

GILFORD — The community choral group Lakes Region Singers will launch its spring concert season with a first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 4 at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford.

“We are so pleased to see the size of our adult group continue to expand, and the youth chorus is growing by leaps and bounds. There is no audition, so all you need is a desire to sing and a willingness to learn," says director Karen Jordan.

The Youth Chorus for children ages 7-14 rehearses every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., and the Adult Chorus rehearses on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. “We welcome more young voices, but we also want to reach out to high school singers in our community and encourage them to consider joining the adult chorus,” said Jordan. “It’s a great opportunity to start singing with a large group, and we do have fun. Whatever your age, come on out and give us a try.”

The spring concert dates are scheduled for Friday, May 3, and Sunday, May 5. The adult program will feature poems set to music such as “Set Me as a Seal” taken from the Song of Solomon, some love songs like “If I Loved You,” a jazz piece called “Dear Heart” which was made famous by Andy Williams, and selections from familiar musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The youth singers will have some fun with a piece called “Jabberwocky,” and they will also join the adults for a combined performance.

For more information, call the director at 524-0835 or 998-8545, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:21

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Lacrosse Sign-Ups held on Feb. 6

LACONIA — The Laconia Lacrosse Club will be holding an informational/sign-up meeting on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center.

The club runs 8 teams, U-9, U-11, U-13 and U-15 for both boys and girls. Besides being from Laconia, teams are open to children from around the area, including Meredith, Tilton, Bristol, Center Harbor and New Hampton. Games will be played at the new Bank of New Hampshire Stadium and its artificial turf field.

The club also holds open gym for both boys and girls. Girls are at Laconia Middle School on Sundays at 6 p.m. Boys open gym is on Sunday nights at Laconia High. The U-9 and 11 go from 5-6:30 p.m., while U-13 & 15 goes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for new players to come and try out the sport, and learn its basic skills, while for returning players, it gives them a chance to get ready for the upcoming season.

For more information call Tony Pederzani at 528-5449.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:05

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Coastal Harmony Sings for the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project

WOLFEBORO — The Coastal Harmony barbershop quartet will sing for the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project at All Saints Church in Wolfeboro on February 22. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the cost is $15.

Coastal Harmony is a fun-loving foursome that charms audiences with the classic American style of four-part, a cappella harmony.

At intermission, audience members will have the opportunity to meet AMTP staff, board members, parents, and participants, while enjoying light refreshments. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 pm.

Contact the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project with any questions and to reserve a ticket. Tickets will also be on sale at the door. For more information about AMTP and upcoming events visit www.teenprojectnh.com or call the office at 569-5510.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:01

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Gilford Rotary hosting Four Way Speech Contest

GILFORD — Gilford Rotary will be sponsoring its inaugural Four Way Speech Contest this Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gilford Middle High School Auditorium.

The Gilford Rotary Four Way Speech Contest is a competitive event where students present 5-7 minute speeches extemporaneously and are judged on their ability to convey the elements of the Rotary four way test. Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Cash prizes will be awarded, and the three best competitors will move on to a regional contest.

To learn more contact Kent Hemingway at 527-9215 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Rob O'Brian 707-7043 or email him at robrian57@gmail.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:59

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