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Free family concert tonight at the Gilford Bandstand

GILFORD — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region and the Laketones Jazz ensemble will present a free family concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, in the Gilford Bandstand located on Easy Street in Gilford. The music will be up-beat, toe tapping pieces that include marches, Broadway and television musicals, and patriotic selections by the band; as well as popular jazz numbers from the Laketones. The two groups are made-up of many area musicians, and welcome musicians of all levels to practices on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with the Laketones Jazz Ensemble rehearsals following. The rehearsals take place at the Music Clinic in Belmont.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 08:25

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Tea and Treasures sale in Ashland on Aug. 2

ASHLAND — St. Mark's Episcopal Church is hosting a Tea and Treasures tea and sale on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. on the church lawn on Highland Street.

The congregation is busy collecting gently used items of all kinds (with the exception of clothing and books) to offer at the sale. Tea and appropriate goodies will be served under the tent in front of the church. If the weather is bad the sale will be held in Sherrill Hall.

Those with questions or who wish to donate treasures for the sale, are asked to leave a message on the parish phone 968-7640 and their call will be returned.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:22

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Beer run in Waterville Valley on Aug. 23

WATERVILLE VALLEY – The inaugural Craft Brew Races Waterville Valley event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Waterville Valley Resort. This new event features a 5k-road race followed by a local craft beer festival, where runners can sample from over 20 breweries.

Waterville Valley is the host to the New Hampshire leg of this series, which has races scheduled throughout New England this summer.

"Waterville Valley is an ideal setting for this race," says Matthew Gray, president of Gray Matter Marketing. "Not only is it a scenic destination, but they have all the amenities necessary to host an incredible race and festival. The other great part is there is room to grow this race for years to come."

The event will also serve as a fund-raiser for Brew New Hampshire, a newly formed 501c, whose mission is to present, promote and create easy access to New Hampshire's beer community.

"We're excited to be hosting the Craft Brew Race," says Chris Sununu, CEO of Waterville Valley Resort. "Over the last few years, we've been able to add a number of race events that highlight the variety of accessible terrain here in the Valley. What's even better about this race, is that having Packard's Field and Town Square centrally located make it the perfect location for a race to accompany the Brew Fest."

Craft Brew Races will be held on Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is currently available online at www.craftbrewraces.com/waterville. In addition to race registration, tickets are also available for beer festival only participation, and there is a designated driver option.

Local breweries featured at the event include White Birch Brewing, Kelsen Brewing Co., Squam Brewing, Stoneface Brewing co, Woodstock Inn Brewery, The Prodigal Brewery and Moat Mountain among others. Food will also be available for purchase at the event and all participants receive an event pint glass and runners receive a finisher's medal.

For more information about this event please visit www.CraftBrewRaces.com/Waterville.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:16

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Laconia's Multicultural Festival now in 13th Year

LACONIA — The 13th Annual Laconia Multicultural Festival will be held on September 6 in downtown Laconia, Rotary Riverside Park, and at the Belknap Mill.

As every year, there will be something for everyone: ethnic foods, arts, crafts, demonstrations, animals, activities for children, music, singing and dancing, and much more. Vendors introduce their crafts and food at the Festival and social service organizations inform the community about the services they offer.

This year Elaine Morrison, a member of the Lakes Region Art Association, donates her services to the Laconia Multicultural Festival. Morrison's traveling to Brazil with Envelart, an intercultural art exchange program, and to Kodiak Island as part of an archeological dig studying the Alaskan indigenous people, and an independent study of the Mongolian tribes during a summer in Russia enhanced her cultural knowledge.

Morrison is working on creating a one-of-a-kind painting, depicting what the Multicultural Festival is all about – celebrating cultures. Her 18 inch x 24 inch artwork will be auctioned off at the festival to help defray the costs of producing this event. "It really is exciting working on this project with Elaine Morrison, an incredibly talented woman", says Becky Guyer, a Chairperson of the LMF.

The Laconia Human Relations Committee joined by Laconia Main Street and the Historic Belknap Mill are sponsors of the Laconia Multicultural Festival.

All Festival entertainment is free of charge. Visit the Facebook page "Laconia Multicultural Festival" as well as the LMF web site.
Volunteers are always welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:14

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