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Carter Mountain Brass to perform benefit concert at Methodist Church

GILFORD — The Carter Mountain Brass Band will perform a concert on Sunday, June 29, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church off Gilford Avenue (Route 11A).

Hosted by the church, this fund-raising concert helps the church in its community mission to provide meeting space for local groups and events for a variety of purposes. The church is a very active place during the week, with training events for local organizations, rehearsals by the Lakes Region Singers, Carter Mountain Brass Band, and Streetcar Players, meetings by groups such as AA, blood drives by the Red Cross, health screenings, and events sponsored by Wesley Woods and others. Proceeds from this concert will contribute to the maintenance of the building and utilities.

The Carter Mountain Brass Band is made up of brass instruments — trumpets, French horns, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas — and percussion. About 30 musicians who come from all over New Hampshire and Vermont. John Beyrent has planned a summer type program with selections sure to please everyone.

The program will open with a bright Fanfare based on an old work by Charpentier, followed by the original piece from 1692. There is a folk ballad, "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen," and a Dusty Springfield hit song. Every concert needs a march and this one has two. There is also a Japanese folk dance called the "Yagi-Bushi," songs by Stephen Foster, and a few other selections.

The church is located at 18 Wesley Way, off of Route 11A in Gilford. Suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for students at the door. The band will host a reception immediately following the concert.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:17

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Gunstock offering special prices for Belknap County residents on Sunday

GILFORD — With the Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park is open daily for the season, Gunstock is celebrating with a Belknap County Residents Day this Sunday, June 29th.

On Sunday Belknap County residents can get $30 off any of the park's major attractions including Zip Tour, Segway Tour or the Aerial Treetop Adventures. Younger members of the family can enjoy the Explorer Course in the Aerial Treetop Adventures for  $10.

"This is a great opportunity for our locals to enjoy the fun we are providing in the park", said Gunstock General Manager Greg Goddard. "Come on up and have some fun this Sunday at the Adventure Park with these Belknap County resident-only deals."

Belknap County residents can also get the new Discover pass for $25 to enjoy the other activities all day including Lift Rides, Big Air Bag Launch Ramp, Water Wars, Climbing Walls, Bungee Jumpers Slackline Park, water activities and more.

Lastly, all Belknap County rResidents are invited to take a lift ride for free on Sunday. The first chair goes up at 9 a.m. the last chair down comes down at 4:45 p.m. Families can also make a day of it by having lunch at the Landing Zone next to the base lodge.

All the details can be found at Gunstock.com in the events section. Residents will be required to bring proof of residency (license or tax bill) to receive these discounts. Reservations are recommended for those wishing to participate in the major attractions such as the ZipTour, Aerial Treetops Adventure and Segway, by calling the Adventure Park direct at 603-737-4388.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:12

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Iron Works Library holding bake sale

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Iron Works Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 28 from 9:30 to noon. This historic library, located at 10 Elm Street, will offer special books, videos, and DVDs, as well as a wide variety of baked goods, sweets, and other treats.

"Many people return every year to our Book and Bake Sales," explains Susannah Chance, president of the Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association. "They come looking for a favorite book or back for a treat they enjoyed last year. The variety of goodies our volunteers and neighbors donate for the sale is always amazing. Our book and bake sales are our primary fundraisers and we very much appreciate the community's support."

The Gilmanton Iron Works Library is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – noon, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – noon, and Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Beginning July 1, Alice Bean will host a Children's Story Hour at the library on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m.

A public library serving the community since 1916, the Gilmanton Iron Works Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A small group of volunteers maintains the building and the library's extensive collection of books and DVDs. For more information, visit the Library at 10 Elm Street in the Iron Works, or on-line at the Library's Facebook page.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:20

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Entries sought for city’s July 4 parade

LACONIA — The Laconia Fourth of July Committee is appealing to members of the Laconia community to participate in the annual Fourth of July Parade.

The committee is encouraging any organization, business, neighborhood group, sports league, antique car owner, celebrity, horse, clown or whatever to register to participate in the parade.

The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at Wyatt Park and ends at Opechee Park. Participants are asked to meet at Wyatt Park at 3:30 p.m.

Registration forms are available at the Laconia Parks and Recreation Office or on the City's website at www.city.laconia.nh.us

Anyone who wants additional information can contact the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department at 524-5046.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:05

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