LACONIA — Over the past several years, Connie and Dick Mitchell have hosted hundreds of events at Pitman's Freight Room: Jazz, blues and folk concerts, theatrical productions, comedy shows, barbecues, dances and private parties, providing gigs for entertainers and enriching the arts and culture of the community.
Located at 94 New Salem Street in Downtown Laconia, Pitman's is a former warehouse lovingly refurbished, furnished with antiques, and transformed by the Mitchells for use as a function room and performance space.
Now musicians, actors and community volunteers are coming together to show their appreciation and raise funds to help offset the Mitchell's losses resulting from a recent fire at the Freight Room.
Monsters Ball, a day-long benefit concert event and Halloween-themed costume party, will be held at the Freight Room on Sunday, October 27. Starting at noon, the show will be directed and hosted by legendary bluesman Nick David (of Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks); the concert will feature performances by the Brian Templeton Band, Brickyard Blues, Dan Bartenstein, Kid Jazz, Lakes Region Chordsmen, Lisa Marie, Mr. Nick's Blues Mafia, Paul Hubert, Peter Brunette, Racky Thomas, Toni Lynn Washington, Tyler Road and the Wharf Rats.
Prizes will be awarded for the most original or interesting costumes and there will be tons of potluck food and beverages. (Kids are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treat fun from noon to 2 p.m.; (Adult Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies will overrun the premises later on.)
Donations to the Fire Fund will be accepted at the door and solicited at various times throughout the day. To volunteer, contribute, reserve a table, or for more information, call Pitman's Freight Room at 603-527-0043, Peter at 603-393-7875 or send a private message on The Pointless Forest Facebook page. Pitman's Freight Room is a BYOB venue and handicapped accessible.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:58
LACONIA — Local author Carol Lee Anderson will talk about her new book on Meredith cartoonist Bob Montana during an appearance at the Belknap Mill on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana is a highly anticipated release from the History Press, providing an intimate glimpse into the life of the creator of the Archie comics. With a foreword by Dr. Bruce Heald, who personally knew Montana, the book draws upon family interviews and private photographs to present a portrait of the artist as well as the man behind the popular comics.
"I wanted the book to celebrate Montana the man, not just his work as an artist," Anderson said in an interview with The Laker. "He volunteered his time and talents to many causes, both local and national."
With the support of Montana's daughter, Lynn, and her siblings, Anderson was able to learn about the artist's home life in Meredith where he got involved in the community and was well-known for inviting local Boy and Girl Scouts to tour his studio.
"He was very active locally and most people around Meredith knew Bob," Anderson said. "He was approachable, just one of the locals, but people still speak of how talented he was and how much he gave back to the area."
He died of a heart attack in 1975 at the age of 54.
Anderson will discuss the newly released book and sign copies at the event, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:55
BRISTOL — On Saturday, November 2, Bristol Baptist Church, located at 30 Summer Street in Bristol, NH, will be serving their annual Turkey Supper. The meal will be served family style from 5-7 p.m..
There will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, rolls, and butter, cranberry sauce, , beverage, with home-made pies.
Cost of $8 per adult, $4 per children under 12 years old, children under 5 years will be free, and Family of 4 will be $22. Take-outs will
be available. For more information, call 744-3885.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:51
LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, October 28 at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Belmont artist Shela Cunningham will be the guest speaker. Specializing in pastels, Shela will provide the group with an overview of the medium including background, techniques, tools and hints.
Cunningham's art training exposed her to various mediums, but she found that pastels really piqued her interest. The rich colors of the pigments and the control one has of the medium contributes to the appeal. Landscapes and still lifes are familiar themes for her pastel pieces. She also works in collage.
Association meetings are open to the general public.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:48
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