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Art Association Artists of the Month On Display Until April 21

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the Association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until April 21 at these Lakes Region business locations: B.J. Eckardt, Northway Bank, Laconia; Jay Fitzpatrick, Northway Bank, Tilton; Jean Kennedy, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Gisela Langsten, Northway Bank, Meredith; Kazuko Okubo, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Joanne Reynolds,
Belknap Mill, Laconia; Eileen Russilillo, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin; Marlene Witham, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:37

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Waterville Valley's Last Run Luau is April 5

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Bid Aloha to the ski season with a splash. Pond skimming returns to Waterville Valley Resort on April 5th during the 2nd Annual Last Run Luau.

Pond skimming registration will be open to the first 75 brave hearted competitors and is free with a valid 4/5/2014 lift ticket or 2013/14 season pass. Registration will be held from 8-10 a.m. in the Base Lodge with the race starting at approximately 12:15 pm on the World Cup trail. Come early, sign up and take a few slushy runs before heading over to the "pond!" Spectators, otherwise known as "Beach Bums" are welcome to take part in cheering on competitors as they splash their way across the 100 foot. pond. After the pond skimming there will be an après and awards party hosted by Shock Top on the Buckets deck starting at 2:30 p.m. prizes will be given out for Longest Run for skiers and riders (21+ and 20 and under divisions), Beach Bum Favorite, Surfer Style, and Best Wipe Out. Get creative and dress up for a chance to win the Best Costume prize. The après will include music from DJ Mike, giveaways, and $4 beer specials!

Everybody can get a little bit "quacky" before the skimming starts by purchasing a duck for the first ever Quacktacular Duck Race at noon. Purchase a duck at the ticket window in advance for $3 to be entered to win. All proceeds will benefit the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:29

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Lakes Region Flag Football Registration now underway

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Flag Football League, an NFL Flag youth flag football league, is open to all boys and girls in the Lakes Region area between the ages of 4-17, with 5 age divisions: 4-6; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14 and 15-17 (or High School Senior). All divisions are co-ed.

NFL Flag Football is played 5-on-5 and requires no equipment as this is a non-contact sport. Offensive players are considered "tackled" when a defender pulls the flag off of the ball carrier's flag belt. All players on offense have the opportunity to touch the ball on any given play.

Online registration makes it easy to sign-up and join us for our Spring 2014 Season: lrffl.com

The player fee is $65, with a $5 discount for additional family members. Each player will receive an NFL Flag reversible team jersey and a set of NFL flags to keep. Credit card payments are accepted online, and checks are also accepted. Payment is not required to register.

Hour-long practices are one night per week and hour-long weekend games in the Spring are played at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. Schedule is posted on our website.

The LRFFL also offers a women's spring flag football league and a men's summer flag football league.

Like the league on Facebook: lakesregionflagfootball, and feel free to e-mail any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Winnipesaukee Playhouse Summer Season 2014

MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is eagerly planning its second summer at their its location on Reservoir Road in Meredith. The 2014 Summer Season promises to continue to bring audience members the same high standards which recently won the Playhouse five New Hampshire Theatre Awards for last summer’s production of The Fantasticks.

Starting off the season will be Larry’s Shue’s The Foreigner. A farcical brew of misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mishaps, the play is about Charlie Baker, an Englishman who needs to get away from it all. His friend Froggy knows just the place - his favorite fishing lodge in rural Georgia. To give Charlie much needed peace and quiet, Froggy convinces the locals Charlie doesn’t understand English.

Charlie soon realizes, however, that people will say the most extraordinary things when they think one cannot understand them, and what seemed like a serene getaway suddenly turns into a hive of drama and intrigue. The Foreigner opens June 24 and runs until July 5th.

The second play of the season, running from July 9-19, is Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. In the classic comedy, Jack is in love with Gwendolen, while Algernon is in love with Cecily. But Gwendolen and Cecily are both in love with Ernest, who, in fact, does not exist. This tangled web of mistaken identity and delicious wordplay has proven to be one of the most loved and enduringly popular plays of all time.

The next play, Laura Eason’s adaption of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, runs from July 23-August 2. In the play, Tom, his best friend Huckleberry Finn, and sweetheart Becky Thatcher find themselves knee-deep in many raucous adventures, including late-night trips to the graveyard, exploring dark, mysterious caves and hunting for buried treasure. This family-friendly adaptation, lets spectators join along with the trio as they encounter murder, mayhem and mischief on the banks of the Mississippi.

The fourth play is a New England premiere of a psychological thriller. George Brant’s Any Other Name runs from August 6-16. Set in 1840s England, this exciting new melodrama introduces a brilliant poet who languishes in a dank asylum while a ruthless husband-and-wife team plots to steal his identity and, with it, the fortune and glory they believe await him. As the couple gets pulled further and further into their own deceit, the audience may be left wondering just who is sane and who is mad. Audience favorite Richard Brundage will be making his only Winnipesaukee Playhouse appearance this summer as the mad poet.

The season finishes with Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly, running from August 20-30. This Pulitzer Prize-winning romance is set in small-town Missouri where, under the backdrop of WWII, Jewish immigrant Matt Friedman comes to woo the reclusive and awkward Sally Talley, from a genteel Southern family. This charming and delightful staple of the American Theatre is about two people finding love when it is least expected.

This summer, the Playhouse is offering three different subscription packages, allowing audience members the ultimate flexibility in choosing when they want to visit the theatre. Subscriptions and individual tickets are now on sale at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling the box office at 279-0333.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:21

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