LACONIA — The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation Community Spelling Bee is celebrating its 13th consecutive year as a community event on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia High School Auditorium.
In 2001, the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation launched its first bee to raise much-needed revenue to cover its operating costs.
Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1956 by a handful of dedicated citizens with the goal of promoting and encouraging scholarship opportunities, as well as simplifying the application process for local students, and facilitating the review and selection process for donors.
Since 1956, $4.6 million has been awarded to nearly 4,300 recipients thanks to the generosity of close to 500 donors or donor funds, not including the thousands of individual donors who have contributed to memorial funds or special fundraisers. This past June 214 donors awarded a total of $238,820 to 308 students.
The public is invited to come and root for the spellers on October 17. In fact, each team is encouraged to bring a "cheerleading squad" of their own and of course we will have our annual costume judging for most creative and best-dressed teams. There is no charge for attendance, free door prizes will be drawn between each round of spelling and 50/50 raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:37
MEREDITH — Have you heard the tale of Mad Herman and how he haunts the waters of Winnipesaukee, luring people to an untimely death?
This "Tale of the Lake" will guide guests along the path to the Lodge at Geneva Point Center in Moultonborough for The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's annual Masquerade Gala. This year's theme, "It was a Dark and Stormy Night", ensures that witches, ghosts and ghouls will be making their command performances on Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. In addition to great food, dancing and a silent auction, the adult-only event will feature chills, thrills and spooky surprises.
Events Committee Chair Maren Boothby says, "There are lots of Halloween-themed events for kids but this is a chance for adults to dress up and have some Halloween fun while supporting the performing arts in the Lakes Region."
The event includes a buffet dinner of harvest foods from 7-9 p.m. followed by dancing from 9-11 p.m. There will be a cash bar and silent auction items are available.
Tickets cost $75 per person for general admission. Advanced reservations are required and are available at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.orgor (603) 279-0333. Reserved tables of eight are available for the price of seven general admission tickets at $525. All proceeds support the arts and education programming at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse.
The event is made possible through the generous support of principal sponsors Bonnette, Page and Stone along with Gold Sponsors AutoServ and Meredith Village Savings Bank. Additional support is provided by Granite State Glass.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:32
NORTHFIELD — The Hall Memorial Library in Northfield will be starting a Lego Club that will meet every other Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the downstairs portion of the Library. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, October 26.
The club is for kids ages 5 to 10 years and parental supervision is required; parents must stay with their child/children. The initial "fee" for membership is a snack baggie of Lego pieces to be donated to the club. The Legos used will be held at the the library and will only be used during the Lego Club meeting by Lego Club members. Please do not bring any Legos from a personal collection that are not able to be donated.
For more information call 286-8971.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:59
LACONIA — As October arrives, the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary is busy with the final preparations for the LRGH Auxiliary Annual Fall Craft Fair being held on Saturday, October 19 at Laconia High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.
Since 2002 it has been the commitment of the LRGH Auxiliary to provide breast cancer patients with a "comfort" tote bag of products and informational materials to help with recovery following surgery. Several hundred patients have been helped by the Auxiliary's effort in the past eleven years.
The gym will be filled to capacity with vendors selling a wide variety of handcrafted creations, artwork and home cooked foods. Shoppers need to arrive early to shop for the best selection. Plenty of parking is available and the event is handicap accessible.
The annual bake sale will offer a huge selection of delicious baked goods. The craft raffle this year will feature over 50 items, which have been donated by participants and area merchants.
Once again a "Dine the Lakes Region" door prize valued at $100 featuring gift certificates to Lakes Region restaurants will be awarded. Anyone who attends is eligible to enter to win. Entry tickets for the door prizes will be available at the main entrance. You do not have to be present to win the door prize.
Food and drink will be offered this year by Annie's Café and Catering . A variety of breakfast and lunch selections and baked goodies will be for sale. Featured this year will be a "Pink Plate Combo Special" with a portion of the proceeds donated to help the Auxiliary provide "comfort" bags. Annie will offer food and beverages from the start of the fair until 2:30 p.m.
The money raised at the craft fair will benefit the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program and other Auxiliary charitable programs.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:55
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