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Interlakes Summer Theatre Presenting The Wiz Aug. 12-17

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre will present The Wiz  August 12– August 17.

This musical is adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. As you probably remember it begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas. Mother Nature takes charge and takes Dorothy, Nasia Thomas (who was in several productions at Interlakes in 2013) for a whirlwind ride to Oz where she meets the mama's boy Lion played by Darius Nelson, the hip Scarecrow, Saidu Sinlah, and the up-tight Tin Man, Basit Shittu. In this modern version, their adventures take them to the big city in the middle of a magical musical circus. It's a fantasy for today's boisterous world.
The Director of this fantasy, Kenneth Green (who also directed Godspell this year) was quoted as saying, "The Wiz is a side of Oz you've never seen before. It takes the story of Dorothy and her friends and updates it with fantastic Pop and R&B music written by Charlie Smalls and Luther Vandross. We will be taking the audience on a streetwise fun and hip journey through Oz, but it's also a lovely story of faith, friendship and family."

Call 888-245-6374 for tickets or visit the website: www.interlakestheatre.com.



Kenneth Green (Courtesy photo)

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Better Choices workshops held each Wednesday

LACONIA — Better Choices, Better Health workshop presented by LRGHealthcare held each Wednesday, beginning August 13 through September 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free sessions are available at the Taylor Community, Woodside Building each Wednesday, beginning Aug 13 through Sept 17 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. To register for the upcoming workshops call 527-7120.

Those attending the workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more. Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.


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Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco to speak in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Friends of the Library will hold their annual Book-Author Luncheon at Bald Peak Colony Club on Wednesday, September 10, featuring Presidential Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco.
Blanco is hailed as one of the most passionate poetic voices and distinguished storytellers of our time. As an historic poet, public speaker, professor and memoirist, he continues to invite audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. Through the power of his words and presence, Blanco taps into our unspoken dreams, hopes, and frustrations. He captures the human spirit and condition in all of its complexities by opening up our minds and encouraging us to see beyond our differences: to share in the universal experience of our humanity.
The luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. preceded by a cash bar on the Bald Peak Terrace at noon. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase at the Moultonborough Library until September 3. Guests are asked to observe the Bald Peak Dress Code: No denim and collared shirts for gentlemen.



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Rago, Smith to talk to Belknap County GOP


BELMONT — The next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd. in Belmont.

 This month's meeting will feature State Senate District 7 candidate Kathy Lauer-Rago, and Keynote Speaker US Senate candidate Bob Smith. Lauer-Rago will be facing incumbent Democrat Senator Andrew Hosmer in November, while Smith is vying in the September 9th primary for the opportunity to face incumbent Democrat US Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format, if you're interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 pm.

The Committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

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