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Ice dancing company coming to Plymouth on Oct. 26

PLYMOUTH — The country's premier ice dancing company, Ice Theatre of New York, will be performing on Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m. at Hanaway Ice Rink, Plymouth State University.

The event will include a newly commissioned performance called "ICE: Dance, On Golden Pond" and will feature an ensemble of twelve top international and Olympic competitors, including US Men's champion, Ryan Bradley. This is the only performance in Northern New England this season. Ticket prices to the event at the Hanaway Rink at Plymouth State College range from $18 to $28 per person.

Art and culture critics have heralded the work of the non-profit skating company. The New York Times calls Ice Theatre of New York "The best hope for the future simply because they recall what skating has the potential to be: dancing on air." Olympic television viewers are familiar with ice dancing as a sport, but ensemble performances with a modern dance and ballet focus bring the art form to a new level.

This will be a homecoming of sorts for Artistic Director, Douglas Webster, who grew up in the White Mountains. Webster has gone on to become a well-known international skating choreographer. "Bringing Ice Theatre of New York back to Plymouth is a highlight for me," says Webster. "Returning to my roots and sharing with the community my love of ice dancing as both an athletic and artistic endeavor is important to me. I travel all over the world as a skating choreographer but there's no place like my home state and I'm excited to bring a high quality performance to New Hampshire." The Plymouth event features a newly commissioned work called "Flight," a quartet created by Webster to the music of "On Golden Pond."

Webster has also been involved in creating the upcoming outdoor skating rink at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. He will the Guest Artistic Director at Puddle Dock Pond this winter.

Tickets now on sale at Silver Center for the Arts Box Office 603-535-2787 or online at http://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/buy-tickets/

 

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Meat Bingo event at the Laconia VFW on Friday

LACONIA — The Laconia VFW Post 1670 on Court Street in Laconia is hosting a meat bingo the is Friday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be food provided, 50/50's as well as a winner take all. Organizers will also spin the wheel to win many mystery prizes.

All proceeds are going to the VFW Scholarship Fund.

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AutoServ to host AARP Smart Driver Course

 

TILTON — AutoServ will host an AARP Smart Driver Course on Friday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course lasts six hours. There will be a lunch break, so participants are welcome to buy lunch in the AutoServ café located at the dealership, or they can bring lunch on their own. This course can be used for point reduction and some New Hampshire insurances companies will give discount for attending class.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Participants may bring the fee on the day of the class and  give it to the instructor.

Please contact Carolyn at 729-1120 to register or for more information.

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Young Women’s Conference Oct. 25 at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH — On Saturday, October 25 the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Plymouth State University will host The NH Young Women's Conference at the Hartman Union Building on campus. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The conference is dedicated to empowering and educating adolescent girls throughout the state. This half-day event provides a forum for young women to discuss important topics in a safe and supportive environment, pick up valuable resources at the information booths, and connect with other young women in New Hampshire. The cost is only $10 and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available for young women needing assistance. All those who identify as young women are welcome.

This event will include workshops led by Plymouth State students and their advisors. Topics include loving the body you have, career exploration, creative expression through storytelling, and building strong relationships. In addition, PSU's women's acapella group, Mixed Emotions, will be performing.

For more information call Jessica Dutille at 603-535-2372 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/755619054480876/

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