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Computer Class for Seniors being Offered at Campton church

CAMPTON —  The Campton Congregational church located on Route 175 in Campton is in the process of building a computer learning center specifically for seniors, beginners or anyone else with a specific computer need that requires special help. It will be starting in the very near future and will be available once each week in the morning, afternoon and the evening on either each Tuesday or Thursday for about 20 weeks.

This course is unique since the emphasis will be on teaching and not a schedule. If desired a scheduled student will be allowed to additionally return in the fall after Labor Day and continue his or her learning experience. Decaf and regular coffee will be available for anyone.

The computer center will provide a laptop computer and Windows 7. You will be permitted to bring your own laptop which may have Windows 7 or an earlier operating system such as Vista but they will be limited to some extent. Windows 8 or 8.1 will not be permitted since they are quite different and not compatible with all the other Microsoft operating systems.

Specifics of the course will include: 1) Properly turning the computer on and off, 2) How and what should a person buy. 3) How to send an E-mail, 3) Protecting a computer from a virus. 4) Finding up to date medical information, 5) Retouching photos 6) Finding a long lost love or friend, 7) Using a word processor 8) Using a spread sheet and 9) Finding weather reports. The list can go on and on.

The course is free but a small donation of $3 for every week that you attend is requested. However a donation is not required.

If you wish to sign up or have additional questions call Eugene Scray 802-233-3167 For sign up you will need to provide your name, telephone number, time choice, day choice and e-mail address, if you have one. Once a list has been compiled a start date will be announced.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:28

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Cast announced for Streetcar's Les Miz

MEREDITH — After two days of auditions in early January the cast and crew of The Streetcar Company have begun preparing for their spring musical production of Boublil and Schönberg's Les Miserables, to be presented April 25, 26 and 27 at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith.

The company will be working over the next couple of months with director J Alward, musical director Karen Jordan and producer Erin

Fitzmaurice to bring this huge undertaking to the audiences of the Lakes Region.

According to Alward over 60people auditioned for the award winning musical, many of them new to the company and several who have never done a play or musical before but who love Les Miz and wanted to "give it a shot".

"I am thrilled with the musical strength of this cast and their dedication to the process", said Alward. As well as musical rehearsals, character

development has been a major part of that process. Les Miz is a different kind of musical from those she has directed in the past (Oliver, My Fair Lady and The Music Man to name a few), where the characters are obvious and easy to understand. She noted,

"This is more like directing a drama, it just happens to be sung. I want the people to be believable and not caricatures. I want the audience to get a little more insight into them than they usually do when they see a version of this show."

Alward and her family have seen the production at least 8 times over the years from community and semi-professional presentations done around New England to full scale productions in Boston, New York and London. Each viewing added to the desire to 'bring it home' to the local stage with local actors. Taking on the demanding roles of Jean Valjean and his nemesis Inspector Javert will be Scott Alward and Rodney Martell,

Streetcar and local community theater veterans. Close to a dozen young girls auditioned for the role of little Cosette before Abigail Bryant was chosen to portray the child. The well being of this pivotal character drives a large portion of the story. Rachel Dadian will play the older Cosette. Other notable roles and the actors who fill them include Kelli Powers as Fantine, Bo Guyer as Thenardier, Lynn Dadian as Madame Thenardier, Trevor Lewis as Marius, Spencer Costigan as Enjolras, Kayla Zarella as Eponine and Isabella Cottrell as young Eponine.

Supporting players include: Chris Fernandez, Aaron Witham, David Bownes, Braeden Alward, Jack Harding, Cory Chapman, Tyler Winsor, Evan Lazdowski, Ryan Witham, Riley Alward, Andrew Fielders, Patte Sarausky, Lena Luongo, Janelle Labarre, Kathy Blake, Hillary Ayers, Raelyn Cottrell, Alexa Dembiec, Abby Jutton, Willow Farley, Cordelia Penney, Alison Witham, Erin Fitzmaurice, Saphaedra Renee, Keri McCollum and Cecilia Zarella.

As with any theatrical undertaking by a community theater, the company needs many hands to bring it all together. Anyone wishing to contribute their time to help with set construction, costumes, lights, sound or any of the other numerous productions jobs are asked to contact the producer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They are also actively seeking a warm facility to start set construction and ask if anyone has one to donate that they contact the director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:19

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Gilmanton Church Hosting Community Dinner Saturday

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church will be hosting a Community Dinner on Saturday, February 22, at 5:30 P.M. at the Corners Church on Route 107 in Gilmanton.

The meal will feature a ''Crockpot Smorgasbord'' of a variety of soups, chowders, and stews with salad, rolls, beverages, and of course the famous dessert table. The cost will be $8.00/adults, or $25 for a family of 4 or more. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, call 267-6150.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:13

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Eagle Project Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

LACONIA — Jeff Vaughn, a Life Scout in Troop 55 of Meredith, is hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for his Eagle Project.

The dinner will take place on February 22 at the site of his project, The Weirs United Methodist Church on Tower Street, where he will be replacing a set of stairs. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Cost for adults is $8, children 12 and under $5.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 11:12

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