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Matthew Stubbs Blues Band at Pitman's Freight Room Friday, January 17

LACONIA —  The Matthew Stubbs Blues Band featuring Dennis Brennan will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m.

Stubbs was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the year. Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones. His tasty arrangements make that vintage hard to pinpoint, thanks to the way he mixes swinging blues, funk, surf rock, and prickly R&B licks.

Dennis Brennan is a cagey veteran who can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band.

The Riddle 'N' Blues Band, winners of the NH Blues Challenge Youth Category will open the show at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 06:42

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LRCC Offers New Customer Service Workshop

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College is offering a workshop for individuals who are seeking to improve their customer service skills or for businesses that want to improve their employee's customer service skills.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 19, from 8 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $80.

It will be conducted by Lori J. Mahar, MBA, of Center Barnstead, an educator and coach who is also Public Relations Chairperson for NHAVA (New Hampshire Association for Volunteer Administrators). Since 2000, Mahar has been recognized several times in New Hampshire's Business Review for her achievements as a proven leader in business and community development, leadership and training and also recognized as one of New Hampshire Magazine's Women of Achievement.

Prior to starting her career in education, Mahar spent 15 years in systems development, office management, computer training and as an MIS Specialist. Her educational background includes a Master's Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Services from Plymouth State University; degrees from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA; Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA; and North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. Her contact Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell: 603-490-5254..

Mahar is also holding a four-day "How to Get A Job!" workshop on Wednesdays January 15, January 22, January 29, and February 5,  from 10 a.m. to noon for a cost of only $30 for all four sessions.

One may register by coming in to Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, or by telephone with the Registrar's office at (603) 524-3207.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:36

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Pitmans Hosting Nick Goumas Quintet Thursday

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

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Cartoonist Herb Morse is Artist in the Library for January

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

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