LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street will host the Nick Goumas Jazz Quintet on Thursday, January 16 at 8 p.m.
Tenor and soprano saxophonist Nick Goumas has developed his own mature, imaginative and identifying style. In his Quintet, he is joined by four outstanding Boston area musicians; Steve Hunt on piano, Bruce Gertz on bass, Ken Cervenka on trumpet and Jack Diefendorf on drums.
The Nick Goumas Quartet's post Bebop, contemporary straight ahead style and it's display of rhythmic and harmonic sense produces some exciting jazz improvisation.
Nick and the band will be performing popular standards as well some exciting original Jazz.
Admission is $12.Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:26
GILMANTON — Herb Morse, cartoonist and Gilmanton resident, is Artist in the Library at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library this month.
Morse came to Gilmanton as a young boy, and has been drawing cartoons since he was six years old. His fascination with cartoons began with the Sunday papers' brightly colored cartoon section and his collection of comic books.
He has exhibited at the Gilmanton Old Home Day and various area art shows. His father, Howard, had a hobby of oil painting and, with his mother Mary Morse began the tradition of an art exhibit at Old Home Day.
A reception will be held at the Library on Saturday afternoon, January 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and meet the artist. The Library is on NH Route 140 across from the Gilmanton School. For details check the website, www.gyrla.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:22
BELMONT — Lakes Region Girls Softball is a Babe Ruth Softball organization that offers a competitive softball program for Belmont, Canterbury and Laconia girls, ages 6-18.
Players can register in-person at Belmont Elementary School Saturday, January 25 and February 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For new players, a copy of their birth certificate as well as proof of residency is required. Fees for the 2014 season are $35 for 8U, $50 for 10U/12U, $65 for 14U/16U/18U.
Again this year, LRGS will be hosting Winter Warm-Up clinics. These clinics allow players, regardless of ability level/age, to work on fundamental softball skills (fielding, throwing, batting, sliding, etc.). Clinics are free of charge for registered players, $10 fee for non-LRGS players ($10 fee will be applied to 2014 registration cost if player decides to register). The first clinic is Saturday, January 18 at Laconia Middle School from 6-8 p.m.
Registration forms can be downloaded from the league websitewww.lakesregiongirlssoftball.com
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:19
MEREDITH — The Altrusa Club of Meredith will be hosting it's 2nd Community Dinner on Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Highland Street.
This venture is partially funded from a grant that the Meredith Altrusa Club received from Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. to improve the economic well-being and quality of life through the Foundation's commitment to community service.
This dinner is free of charge and will provide members of the community, who may otherwise not have the chance, the opportunity to enjoy a good nutritious meal in the company of neighbors.
The menu for the evening consists of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tossed salad, rolls, gingerbread, cookies, milk, tea and coffee.
As seating is limited, reservations will be required. Call Shirley at 279-8772 to reserve a seat. All ages are welcome and encouraged to join. There is ample parking in the church parking lot and the venue is handicap accessible.
For more information, visit www.altrusameredithnh.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:14
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