Pittsfield Players staging ‘South Pacific’ starting Fri.


PITTSFIELD — Now's the time to reserve your tickets to the Pittsfield Players production of South Pacific because if you're caught without, it may be another 30 years before we bring it around again.

That being said, this is not the 1980's version you saw with your grandmother before the Players even owned the theatre. Retro this production is not. Prepare to be amazed at the innovations in set design put forth by Director Maye Hart's set guru, her husband, Jim Hart. Anchors aweigh does not begin to describe the feeling you get when you literally walk aboard the Scenic for this ultra fantasy trip to the South Pacific. Probably the biggest set the Scenic Theatre has seen since My Fair Lady, Maye and Jim go wall to wall with grand murals, drop down and movable set pieces twice the size of the actors and them some. Besides the talented actors and actresses, you are in for a treat and a feat of costuming, set design and Broadway-worthy performances.

The Pittsfield Players present South Pacific at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot Street, Pittsfield,  November 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m.. Doors will be open one hour prior to performances for refreshments and raffles. Tickets, $17, will be available at www.pittsfieldplayers.com, by calling (603) 435-8852 to reserve or at the box office the afternoon, evening of performances.

Haircuts for Men planning Veterans Day Motorcycle Run

TILTON — Haircuts for Men will host its fifth annual Veterans Day Motorcycle Run on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Shari Lebreche, owner of Haircuts for Men, said that the day will get under way with coffee and doughnuts, donated by Dunkin Donuts (65 Laconia Road), from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the shop, located at 281 Main St. All are welcome, motorcycle clubs, veterans' organizations, escorted by local and state police. Those who cannot ride a motorcycle are still welcome to participate, said Lebreche, who added that she is expecting a large turnout for the event.

At 9:45 a.m. the police-escorted group will start its ride to the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. State and local police will lead the procession. There will be traffic control at major intersections along the route.

The procession will arrive at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. in time to take part in the 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony.

Following the ceremony, the police escorted motorcycle run will proceed to Whiteman-Davison American Legion Post 49 in Northfield where participants can eat pizza donated by Uno's Chicago Grill (120 Laconia Road).

For additional information call 286-3595 or 774-274-2083.

I-LHS to host 5th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School will be hosting its Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on Thursday, November 13 in the Inter-Lakes JR/SR High School Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls is an international project which began in Michigan in the spring of 1991 to help fight hunger. After hearing of this organization, many of students at Inter-Lakes High School joined forces to make a difference and are now extending the offer to members of the community. Art teacher, Janet Sanguedolce's students and the National Honor Society have worked together to create beautiful ceramic bowls in which they will be serving a simple meal of rice or soup at an upcoming dinner. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and bowl, guests give a suggested minimum donation of $10.

This money is donated to a hunger-fighting organization to directly impact those most affected by hunger. Over $600 was raised at Inter-Lakes last year which was donated to the Center Harbor Food Pantry, Meredith Food Pantry, Heifer International and the Inter-Lakes HS Family Food Fund. Donations for food came from Hart's, Mame's, Giuseppe's, George's Diner, Lago's, Canoe and Lavinia's Restaurant. Empty Bowls projects now occur throughout the country with thousands of participants raising millions of dollars to fight hunger.

Spaghetti dinner and four-part harmony on Saturday

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Chordsmen will present their Fifth Annual Barbershop Harmony Concert on Saturday, November 8 at the Gilford Community Church.

Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction and dinner will be served at 5 p.m., featuring Patricks Pub's famous meatballs.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and are available through church members or by calling Harvey Beetle at 528-303, Ed Farmer at 253-8523 or John Richardson at 293-8028.