Winni Historical Super Bingo will award over $10,000

LACONIA — Join the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society on Saturday, October 11th for Super Bingo, a high stakes bingo game, and take a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. Doors open at 2 pm at the Funspot Bingo Hall.
The Super Bingo Game offers a $13 9-card package for the afternoon session (4:30-5:30 pm) and your choice of a $25 12-card package, $30 18-card package for the evening session (6:45-9:15 pm). You may also rent a Bingo computer for just $6 per day, play e-cards, paper cards or both to increase your chances of winning! Players are allowed to buy a maximum of 54 faces on an electronic video bingo device and are limited to one unit per person.
Guests may play either the afternoon or the evening session, or may come early and stay late to play both sessions.
The one-hour afternoon session will include 10 games paying an estimated $100 each. The evening session will include 12 games paying an estimated $320 each and three "Winner Takes All" games that may award up to $1,600. The "Carryover Coverall" game is guaranteed to pay $2,000. All prizes are based on attendance.
Other cash prizes can be won through pull-tab tickets sold at 50 cents each that pay from $10 to $499.
Guests are encouraged to come early to get your favorite seat as seating is limited. Doors open at 2:00pm.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, hosts bingo games at the Funspot Bingo Hall every Saturday evening.

Celtics bus trip on Jan. 16

GILFORD — The Gilford and Belmont Parks and Recreation Departments are co-sponsoring a Bus Trip to Boston to see the Celtics take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday, January 16 departing from Gilford High School at 5 p.m. and the Belmont Parks and Rideshare at 5:15 p.m.

The seats are in section 5 and 303 for the 7:30 p.m. game. Participants will have time to visit the pro-shop and eat dinner on their own prior to the game.  Seats are limited; a registration form must be completed accompanied by payment and tickets are non-refundable.

For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722 or visit their website at

NH Music Festival Announces Partnership with Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service

PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Music Festival is pleased to announce that it will be working with Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service LLC as the exclusive transportation sponsor for its 2015 season. The company will be providing airport shuttle service for musicians and staff as well as transportation to and from concerts and special events for ticket holders.

Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service LLC (LRASS) offers service to Manchester Regional, Boston Logan, Black Falcon Pier and South Station as well as local charter service for special events, weddings, corporate travel and school functions. Don St. Gelais, owner of LRASS, has had a relationship with the New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) for almost 10 years.

"Back when we were just starting the company, the NHMF was one of our first clients. We were helping to transport their guests to and from the airport and our customer base began to grow as more of their patrons learned about our services. This is a great opportunity to create some unique concert night packages and bring a new element to their program."

Planning for the 2015 season of the NHMF is underway and includes core programming similar to past seasons as well as some new surprises that promise to delight audience members of all ages. Deb Kosits, Executive Director of the NHMF, is hoping to create more community partnerships such as the one with LRASS.

"We are thrilled to be working with LRASS and are excited for the possibilities this creates for both of our organizations. Our goal is to expand our reach and try to bring in people who may not have been to a concert before or encourage ticket holders to gather a group of friends and attend a performance together. We also hope to partner with more local businesses on other ideas that help draw visitors to the area and encourage investment in our community."

More details about the program will be announced shortly. For further information or to purchase tickets for the New Hampshire Music Festival, visit or call the Silver Center for the Arts box office at 603-535-2787. To learn more about Lakes Region Airport Shuttle Service LLC, visit their website at or call their Toll Free number 888-386-8181.


Collages by Matthew Best & Toni Tiller at The Studio

LACONIA — Can you combine vintage pages from Sotheby's auction catalogs, comic book pages and vintage wallpaper into new art? Come to The Studio at 50 Canal Street in Laconia on Friday October 10 and see. From 5-7 pm artist Matthew Best of Hartford, Connecticut will be available to talk about the work that he and Toni Tiller have on exhibit in the gallery.

With the intricacy of their layers and precise cuts, the collages invite close examination and interpretation. Viewers can engage with the artwork on a purely aesthetic level, or explore the images for deeper meaning, whether intended or interpretive. Some of the collages were done by Best, some by Tiller, but 13 of the pieces in the exhibit are collaborations, with each artists' hand distinct but discernable.

There will be light refreshments available during Friday evening's reception, and the public is invited to attend. The collages will be on view in the gallery through 11/2. The Studio is at 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia, and hours and information can be found on the website, or by calling Melissa McCarthy at 603-455-8008.