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120313 St. Car Kids Get Ready to Play with Dr. Seuss

LACONIA — On December 6-8 at the LHS auditorium the young people of Street Car Company will put on their first completely kid produced play. “Seussical, Jr”, which  is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Street Car president J Alward says, “Seussical is such a fun show for kids to do and for anyone to see. It takes a lot of the favorite Dr. Seuss characters and puts them together in one production with some great music. You will see the Cat in the Hat, Horton the elephant, the Grinch, all the Whos, Yertle the turtle and some new characters you may not know yet.”

The kids, who come from all over the Lakes Region, have been working for the last month and half to get this show up on its feet.

The production team is headed by 16-year-old Braeden Alward of Laconia, who has been with Street Car since he was three. Alward now serves on the company’s board of directors with his music director, Kayla Zarella. The two are the youth representatives to the company which is working to ensure that there is another generation of people who love to work in the theatre, both on stage and off. Other production areas are headed up by youth, both veterans to the process and new to theatre.

Choreographer is Allie Dennis, costumer is Alexa Dembiec and Johanna Morris will serve as stage manager. Alward’s brother, Riley, has both a lead role appearing as Horton the elephant and is handling the publicity and tickets for the production.

All of these youths are paired with an adult mentor who provides support and advice during the process. The youth have come up with the concept and design for the production, held production meetings, made props and costumes as well as handling things like booking venues to rehearse and perform, paying bills and building and decorating the set.

Street Car hopes that the process not only teaches the kids about putting on a musical, but also about teamwork, patience, persistence, working with other people and following through on commitments even when things aren’t always easy.

All of these tasks are coordinated by producer Willow Farley of Gilford. The cast of about 30 between the ages of 2 and 18 will take the stage at LHS at 7 p.m. on December 6 and & 7 and again at 2 p.m. on December 8.

Tickets are available at the company’s website, streetcarcompany.com or at Greenlaw’sMusic in downtown Laconia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:13

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Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday Night in Alton

ALTON — Family fun is planned for Saturday, December 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in downtown Alton with "Light-up the Night" events.
The Alton Historical Society is pleased to participate in this town sponsored event. Among the other activities planned by the Town of Alton Parks and Recreation Department, the Historical Society's Museum, located in the lower level of the Gilman Library, will be open for browsing and warming up. Hot beverages and light refreshments will be available.

In addition, the J. Jones Freight Buiilding, located adjacent to the B&M Railroad Park on Depot Street behind the Alton Town Hall, will be open for the public to tour. The J. Jones Freight Building will also be a drop-off point for the popular hayrides provided by Alton Home and Lumber Center. A bonfire will be provided at this location and s'mores will be available for the young at heart while supplies last.
Events of the evening will culminate with the Tree Lighting at the Ginny Douglas Park at 6:30 p.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 11:05

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Santa Claus Will Visit Center Harbor December 6

CENTER HARBOR — With a twinkle in his eye and red lights leading the way, Santa Claus will continue a long tradition of visiting E.M. Heath Supermarket in Center Harbor on December 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

While allowing his reindeer some time to rest for the big night on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will have the help of the Center Harbor Fire Department with a fire truck parade escorted by the Center Harbor Police Department to deliver him to E.M Heath Supermarket at 5 p.m. The Santa Claus Parade leaves from the Center Harbor Fire Station and goes up Route 25B to Chase Circle then over through Kelsey Avenue down Bean Road to Route 25 to the Main Street entrance to E.M. Heath Supermarket.
Once Santa arrives to greet all the good boys and girls waiting excitedly in front of E.M. Heath Supermarket, he will climb down from the fire truck and greet the children as he makes his way inside the store to visit with each child. Each child will have a visit with Santa Claus, tell him if they have been good or bad and give him their Christmas wish list. Each child will then have a free picture taken with Santa Claus and receive a small gift. There will be milk and fresh baked cookies for the children while they wait for their visit with Santa Claus. Pictures will be available in store on Monday December 9 hanging on the freezer section doors for the children to take home.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 11:02

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Lunch While You Shop at Unitarian Universalist Holiday Fair December 7

LACONIA — Enjoy a soup and bread lunch while shopping for Holiday goodies at the Unitarian Universalist Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m. to 2  p.m.

Again this year the fair features "theme" baskets to be raffled. Raffle tickets will give you a chance at a basket of treats. These are awesome values for the price of a raffle ticket.

The fair includes the always popular Cookie Walk, baked goods, crafts, jams and jellies, jewelry and nearly-new items, holiday gift items, books, videos and cds.

The Unitarian Universalist Church is at 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia. The doors open at 9 a.m., and lunch is served beginning at 11,

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 10:58

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