WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Friends of Music and the New Legacy Swing Band will wrap up the organization's 78th season with the mood lifting and rejuvenating classic sounds of the Big Band Era. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center.
New Legacy Swing Band will close Friends of Music seventy-eighth season with the distinct rhythms and sounds of American swing music. With the velvet quality of five saxophones, the brilliance of six brass, one of the region's most experienced rhythm sections, and one sultry-voiced jazz vocalist, the New Legacy Swing Band recreates the great swing classic sounds of the Big Band Era. Begun in the early 90's as 'The Little Swing Band,' the band has evolved into one of Northern New England's most sought-after dance orchestras.
Tickets are available for $25 at the door or in advance at Black's Paper Store, Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro and at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith. High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge. To reserve tickets call 569-2151 or visit www.wfriendsofmusic.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 01:23
GILFORD — The Winnipesaukee Yacht Club is inviting sailors and power boaters to a "Shakedown for Hospice" charity event on Sunday, May 25.
This year's event will feature a reverse start PHRF sailboat race and a powerboat scavenger hunt. All of the proceeds will benefit Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice.
Festivities will kickoff with registration, coffee and snacks at the clubhouse on Dockham Shore Road in Gilford, beginning at 8 a.m. d continuing until 1100 a.m. at which time a meeting to discuss course descriptions and scavenger hunt details will begin.
The first sailboats (based on their individual handicap) will start racing at noon. The Scavenger Hunt will kick off at 1 p.m.
There is a $25 entry fee for this event. Tax deductible donations to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice will be accepted. Each team is asked, but not required, to secure pledges in the amount of $100 or more to benefit the charity.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 01:21
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library is sponsoring a series of programs on Religious Literacy for Americans: an Introduction to Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. The programs, hosted by Mike Hodder, will be held on ten Wednesdays throughout the summer from 1 to 3 p.m. and are free and open to all.
Islam is the world's second largest religion but its message has been distorted by politics and fear. Buddhism is popular in the west among those disillusioned with the Judaeo-Christian religious culture in which most of us have grown up. Hinduism, with its hundreds of gods and goddesses and traditions that are older than the Bible's, is almost completely unknown in our country.
This series is based around presentations provided by The Learning Company. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss what they learn in a free and open exchange of ideas. No previous background or experience in religion is required or presumed; all start out together and learn along the way. The series is non-denominational and non-discriminatory, all views and beliefs are encouraged and welcomed equally.
The dates and topics of the scheduled programs are: June 11, Introduction. What makes something a religion; June 18, Islam: Origins. Mohammed (pbuh) and the Q'uran; June 25, Islam: Unity. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom; July 2, Islam: Diversity. Sunni, Shia, Sufi; July 9, Buddhism. Origins. The Buddha and his teachings; July 16, Buddhism. Three vehicles to enlightenment; July 23, Buddhism. Zen and the Pure Land; July 30, Hinduism. Origins and texts; August 6, Hinduism. Gods and rituals. The four forms of yoga.
For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:30
CONCORD — The public boat access facility at Stinson Lake in Rumney remains closed for repairs and improvements, according to Garret Graaskamp, the Statewide Public Boat Access Program Coordinator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Harsh winter conditions and consequent effects on facilities and the start of the spring construction season have delayed the project, Graaskamp said. Weather permitting, Fish and Game will complete the drainage improvements and installation of stabilized surfaces and the concrete plank ramp in July.
New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:28