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A Charlie Brown Christmas in Laconia on Dec. 12

LACONIA — The Heather Pierson Quartet will present A Charlie Brown Christmas at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

One of the most endearing Christmas tales ever told, A Charlie Brown Christmas has proven itself to be an enduring classic. Originally telecast in December 1965, the program was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz's cast of characters – especially with its rounded-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy.

Nearly given the ax by CBS studios at the time of its release, this beloved holiday classic resonates with both children and adults of every generation. Though more than four decades old, the story of commercialism run rampant echoes clearly to this day.

The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story and includes the hugely popular hit "Linus and Lucy". His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition.

This classic collection of holiday music will be performed by a quartet of talented musicians, led by singer/songwriter and performer Heather Pierson. The group features Joe Aliperti on alto and tenor sax, Shawn Nadeau on bass, and Matt Bowman on drums. They will perform the entirety of their interpretation of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by The Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other well known and popular Christmas tunes.

Admission is $12 for adults at the door and the venue is BYOB For more info visit www.heatherpierson.com.

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Mitten Trees return to Meredith Village Savings Bank locations

MEREDITH — As the holidays approach, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is looking to the community for help in keeping local residents warm this winter by participating in its annual Mitten Tree program.

The Mitten Tree program begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through December 21. Donations of handmade or purchased mittens, gloves, hats and scarves can be dropped off at any MVSB office. Donated items will be displayed on a holiday tree in the lobby of each branch before being distributed to members of the community who need them. Various organizations, schools and individuals help to distribute the donated items after the first of the year.

For every donated Mitten Tree item, MVSB will contribute $2 to local nonprofit organizations. Last year, the MVSB Mitten Tree program donated more than $3,000 to organizations in the Lakes Region. Winter-wear donors will be asked to complete a form to designate where their $2 donation(s) will be sent: local food pantries, humane societies and/or senior centers. MVSB will then equally divide the total dollar amount of funds raised for each category among the applicable area agencies.

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Mary Poppins to visit Belknap Mill holiday event

MEREDITH —  Mill Falls Marketplace will host its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8 from 1-4 p.m.

Along with horse and wagon rides, strolling carolers and refreshments, Mary Poppins will pop in to entertain people both young and old. Complete with chimney, Mary brings along illusions, hat rack, mirror, etc. and a wee bit of her quirky psychology to make for a delightful afternoon.

From 1:30-2 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. Mary will be telling stories to the children in the atrium of the Oglethorpe building. Wine tasting will also be available at the Oglethorpe. Santa will be visiting the Great Northern Trading Co.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 09:16

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Black Swan Inn Holiday Open House December 8

 

TILTON — Cari Ordway, owner of Bead Divine specializing in beaded items, classes, workshops and retreats will be at the Black Swan Inn on Sunday December 8 for the Inn's Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m.

Cari has been beading for 10 years and is currently enrolled in the Master Beader Program at the Bead Bush Studio in Deerfield. She specializes in bead weaving but has also been expanding her skills and is working with silver and precious metal clay. She will have finished pieces as well as kits available and will also be demonstrating.

The open house provides a step back into the Victorian Era and with traditional Holiday music, refreshments and even
a visit from Old Saint Nick. Children of all ages welcome and parents too. This is free to the public.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 09:11

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