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Senior Moment-um program making apple pie on Monday

Gilford – The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program featuring apple pie making on Monday, September 23 at the Fellowship Hall in Gilford Community Church. The program will begin at 11 a.m.

Chef Bob Pelland will be leading the apple pie making. Participants are asked to bring 5 apples, a rolling pin, a veggie peeler and a 6 inch pie pan. The Parks and Rec Department will supply all other ingredients.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy while their pie is cooking. There is no fee for this program. Participants encouraged to RSVP by Friday, September 20.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:47

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Laconia Adult Education Offers Water Color Painting Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a water color painting studio class, taught by Mary Lou John, beginning on Monday, September 23. The class will meet from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for (10) ten weeks. This class is open to students at all levels of water color painting. No previous water color painting experience is required.

The class will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including basic approaches to color and value. Through a series of landscapes and other subjects students will develop their sensitivity to the medium, and begin to understand how to use watercolor to achieve the best results.

Students attending the first night of class should bring any water color painting supplies that they might have. For those who have never taken this type of a class, the instructor will provide a list at the first class on hat supplies are required.

To enroll in this class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 603-524-5712.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:33

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Trio Veritas performing at Plymouth State University on Sunday afternoon

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present Trio Veritas at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 22 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Joining Professor of Music Dan Perkins will be Ella Marie Gray, violin; Rodger Ellsworth, viola and Leo Eguchi, cello. Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40 represents turmoil. Shostakovich composed this sonata in 1934, just prior to the censure of music by Soviet authorities. This was also a period of emotional turmoil in the composer's life, as he had fallen in love with a young student. Their love affair resulted in a brief divorce from his wife, Nina. It was in August, during their period of separation, that Shostakovich wrote this cello sonata, completing it in a few weeks, according to Perkins.

Dvorak's Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 87, speaks to beauty. "The quartet is an example of lush, post-romantic writing with soaring, singable themes," Perkins says.
Dan Perkins is professor of music and director of choral activities at Plymouth State University where he was awarded the first Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professorship. Perkins is music director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, the Manchester Choral Society and the New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. A former Fulbright scholar to Finland, he has been principal guest conductor of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, conductor of the Hanover Chamber Orchestra/Camerata New England, and interim conductor of the Dartmouth Handel Society.
Roger Ellsworth is on faculty in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance where he teaches string methods. He also teaches at St. Paul's School and Concord Community Music School. Ellsworth is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of the New School of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has had a distinguished career as a violist with some of the leading orchestras in the Washington, D.C., and San Francisco areas.
Ella Marie Gray has been a member of the New Hampshire Music Festival since 1982 where she has performed as a soloist and concertmaster. She is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and an artist-in-residence at the Santa Barbara Chamber Music Festival.

Leo Eguchi can be heard with Xanthos, a contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University. He is a founding member of the (fully collaborative) Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, assistant principal of the conductor-less Camerata New England, principal of the New Bedford Symphony, and a member of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the New Hampshire Music Festival and the Portland Symphony. He has made frequent appearances with the Boston Pops Esplanade, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Boston Lyric Opera Orchestras
Tickets for Trio Veritas are $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. For information contact Dan Perkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:30

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United Way Day of Caring in Lakes Region this Friday

LACONIA — Granite United Way's Central region will hold their annual day long service event, Day of Caring, on Friday, September 17.

The Day of Caring sponsor is AFL-Noyes of Belmont and a kickoff event will be held Friday at 8 a.m. at the St. André Bessette Gym, also known as Sacred Heart Parish Hall, at 31 Gilford Avenue, Laconia.

Granite United Way mobilizes thousands of volunteers to support the work of many non-profit agencies throughout the state. On this day, participating non-profit organizations are matched with volunteers from local business and community groups. This day also serves as the "kickoff" to the annual United Way workplace campaign.

Granite United Way has had an outpouring of project requests from non profit agencies throughout the Laconia,  Plymouth and Tamworth areas.

"Day of Caring continues to be one of our favorite days of the year," said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way, which merged with Lakes Region United Way in January 2013. "Mobilizing hundreds of volunteers for dozens of projects makes everyone feel great about the event. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful partners in this area and we look forward to helping our non-profit partners mark some things off of their 'wish list.' "

Volunteers throughout the region will be painting, office work, cleaning, organizing and everything imaginable at dozens of non-profits in the Laconia/Plymouth/Tamworth areas on Friday.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:25

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