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Senior Momentum plans BBQ, Trip to Fisher Cats Game

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, June 2. Participants will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Gilford Village Field to enjoy a fun afternoon including a BBQ lunch and play various lawn games such as croquet, washer toss and bocce. The Parks and Recreation Department will supply hotdogs and hamburgers. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish for our potluck and must RSVP by Friday, May 30.

A Senior Moment-um trip will be held on Wednesday, June 4 to Manchester to watch the Fisher Cats play the Bowie Baysox. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby to carpool to Manchester to watch the game which is scheduled to start at 10:35 a.m. Participants must RSVP by May 30 and pay the $10 in advance so we can order the tickets. There is carpooling available. Please specify if you need a ride or can drive when you RSVP. This program may be cancelled if a minimum participation is not met. Participants are responsible for their own food costs.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:52

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‘Fiddle Funk’ at Pitman’s Freight Room on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host Chris Bakriges- "Fiddle Funk" with special guest Stanley Chepaitisis on Friday, May 30 at 8 p,m, Admission is $12. A catered dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. Call 527-0043 for reservations.

Christopher Bakriges (piano, composer) is resident artist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. His doctorate in ethnomusicology/musicology afforded him the opportunity to study with the legendary Oscar Peterson. His work traverses jazz, chamber, and world music. Bakriges is a founding member of Critical Theory Ensemble, Q'TET, Quartet 'Til the End of Time, and the Oikos Ensemble, Bakriges has both lectured and performed throughout the United States and internationally in India, Pakistan, Turkey, The Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and France.

Stanley Chepaitis (violin) is Chair of the String Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Stanley is a founding member of the Litton Quartet and the Gorell Trio. He has conducted operas by Mozart (The Impressario), Menotti (The Telephone), Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan. His international performances include engagements at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a special jazz program for an audience of German music teachers at the Hoechschule in Hanover, Germany.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:00

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Meredith Legion Hosting Meat Bingo

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 in Meredith, NH is hosting a Meat Bingo event on Saturday May 31 at 3 p.m.  at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith.

The event is sponsored by the American Legion. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the funeral expenses for the Groleau family. Glen Groleau passed suddenly. Glen was a former Commander of Post 1 in Laconia and the VFW 1670 in Laconia. Glen was a friend of all veterans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:27

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Giant Steeple Chase event set for Opechee Park

LACONIA — A giant steeple chase 5k, sponsored by the Stinson/Dowling college scholarship fund, will be held Sunday, June 29 at Opechee Park. The first heat starts at 8:30 am.

This unique race consists of three one-mile loops inside Opechee Park with an approximately 150 yard swim each lap. Life vest are allowed for the not so strong swimmers or novice athletes . (must bring own vest).minimum age 16. There is a limit of 250 participants.

The race is intended  to benifit Laconia High School x-country and track athletes, giving college scholarships to both men and women with hopes of expanding it to surrounding schools. The scholarships will be given out by Lakes Region Scholarship Foundations.

Application for this event can be found by going to HTTP://steeplechase5k.weebly.com . volunteers are needed especially for the swim looking for anyone who has a canoe or kayak to assist . If interested or need more info contact Brian Taylor at 603-520-6084

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:24

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