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Appalachian Mountain Teen Project 30th Annual Family Skate

WOLFEBORO — The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project's 30th Annual Family Skate will be held on March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Pop Whalen ice arena in Wolfeboro. Since 1984, the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project has been gathering for an Annual Family Skate.

Rental skates are available at a discounted rate and some snacks will be provided. The AMTP encourages alumni, family and friend to reply in advance so the organization knows how many to account for.

The AMTP is a non-profit organization that provides long-term mentoring support and leadership opportunities for youth in the Lakes Region. For more information about AMTP and upcoming events visit www.teenprojectnh.com or call the office at 569-5510.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 10:45

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Alaskan Wilderness Hiking Program, February 6 from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host a special presentation by wilderness hiker Kristin Gates on Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This past summer, at only 26 years old, Gates became the first woman to traverse Alaska's Arctic Brooks Range solo. Kristin's trip took her 1,000 miles across this isolated mountain range. Since there are no roads, let alone hiking trails, north of the Yukon River, she bushwacked and packrafted the entire distance.

Kristin will share stories and pictures of her wild river crossings and daily grizzly bear sightings, and what it was like to travel through one of the last pieces of true wilderness in North America. Kristin will also talk about her next expedition, following the route of the old gold miners up in Alaska. She estimates that this trip should take 2.5 months and will cover over 3,000 miles. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 10:41

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Pitman's Hosting Pat Braxton Live Jazz Tour

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Downtown Laconia will host the Pat Braxton Live Jazz Tour Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m.

Braxton is a thrilling vocalist, composer and entertainer. She was awarded the Best Female Jazz Artist and Best Jazz CD at the New England Urban Music Awards. She has performed throughout the United States, Italy and Asia, including The Blues Alley in Washington D.C., Scullers Jazz Club in Boston and The Acton Jazz Café.

The Pat Braxton live tour celebrates the original Jazz Clubs of Boston. Admission is $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.  For more info call 494-3334 or check www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 10:36

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Hands Across the Table temporarily moving to St. Andre Bessette

LACONIA — Hands Across the Table, which offers a free weekly meal on Tuesday evenings, will be temporarily relocating to the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall on Gilford Avenue. The move is effective immediately. Tonight's meal will be served at 5 p.m., doors will open at 4 p.m. The third Annual Hands Across the Table Soupathon and Silent Service Auction will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall. The meal is expected to return to the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region for the second Tuesday in March.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 09:35

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