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Lego Club forming at Hall Memorial Library

NORTHFIELD — The Hall Memorial Library in Northfield will be starting a Lego Club that will meet every other Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the downstairs portion of the Library. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, October 26.

The club is for kids ages 5 to 10 years and parental supervision is required; parents must stay with their child/children. The initial "fee" for membership is a snack baggie of Lego pieces to be donated to the club. The Legos used will be held at the the library and will only be used during the Lego Club meeting by Lego Club members. Please do not bring any Legos from a personal collection that are not able to be donated.

For more information call 286-8971.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:59

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12th Annual LRGH Auxiliary Fall Craft Fair is October 19

LACONIA — As October arrives, the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary is busy with the final preparations for the LRGH Auxiliary Annual Fall Craft Fair being held on Saturday, October 19 at Laconia High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.
Since 2002 it has been the commitment of the LRGH Auxiliary to provide breast cancer patients with a "comfort" tote bag of products and informational materials to help with recovery following surgery. Several hundred patients have been helped by the Auxiliary's effort in the past eleven years.
The gym will be filled to capacity with vendors selling a wide variety of handcrafted creations, artwork and home cooked foods. Shoppers need to arrive early to shop for the best selection. Plenty of parking is available and the event is handicap accessible.
The annual bake sale will offer a huge selection of delicious baked goods. The craft raffle this year will feature over 50 items, which have been donated by participants and area merchants.
Once again a "Dine the Lakes Region" door prize valued at $100 featuring gift certificates to Lakes Region restaurants will be awarded. Anyone who attends is eligible to enter to win. Entry tickets for the door prizes will be available at the main entrance. You do not have to be present to win the door prize.
Food and drink will be offered this year by Annie's Café and Catering . A variety of breakfast and lunch selections and baked goodies will be for sale. Featured this year will be a "Pink Plate Combo Special" with a portion of the proceeds donated to help the Auxiliary provide "comfort" bags. Annie will offer food and beverages from the start of the fair until 2:30 p.m.
The money raised at the craft fair will benefit the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program and other Auxiliary charitable programs.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:55

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Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard at WWII Memorial Ceremony

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Wing Honor Guard of the Civil Air Patrol was privileged to provide a Cordon in support of Honor Flight New England's September flight, "Operation Gratitude".

On September 28 the Honor Guard flew to Washington DC to join Honor Flight New England and the 200 World War II veterans from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. The veterans would join 400 additional World War II veterans from other states to see "their" Memorial for the first time.

This was a day filled with joy, sorrow, amazement, and stories shared from one generation to another.
"We did what we had to do without giving it a second thought" said one veteran when thanked for their service by a Cadet.

In addition to honoring and interacting with the veterans, the cadets had the opportunity to meet former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell and the Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James Amos.
The Honor Guard is grateful to the Laconia VFW for their support. Cadets were responsible for fundraising to pay their way. When airfare costs increased the VFW came through with a generous donation that made this trip possible.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:51

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Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra begins 38th year on November 9

MEREDITH — The Meredith-based Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) is proud to announce its upcoming 2013-2014 season. Celebrating its 38th year, the LRSO begins another concert season on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes Auditorium in Meredith.

The November concert features the winner of our fourth annual Concerto Competition and Scholarship Program for high school students, cellist Paul Bergeron, performing the prelude from Lalo's "Concerto for Cello in D minor". Also on the program: Rossini's "William Tell Overture", and Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5".

The annual holiday concerts will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. These holiday concerts are perennial family favorites for young and old alike.

On March 22, 2014 a full POPS concert will be held featuring light classics and well-known standards. We are pleased to welcome as our special guest New Hampshire sensation Emily Jaworski, the multi-talented, multi-genre mezzo-soprano. Emily will perform jazz, operatic, and Broadway favorites in an unforgettable evening of popular music.

A first ever free children's matinee concert for students featuring the Suzuki Strings from Canterbury will be held on March 22, 2014. The Suzuki Strings will perform ensemble works, as well as pieces accompanied by the LRSO string section, and the LRSO full orchestra. This special concert, an inspirational collaboration for young people, is free to children and students, and only $10 for adults.

The season closes on May 17, 2014 featuring two of LRSO's veteran performers, violist Jann Sparks and oboist Kenda Corcoran, performing J.S. Bach's beautifully lyrical "Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe". Also on the season closer program, Beethoven's "Overture to Egmont" and Brahms' masterwork "Symphony No. 2 in D minor".

General tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students 17 and under and are available now online at www.LRSO.org/tickets, or by mail using the order form on that web page. Tickets will be available soon at the following ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. Save 20% with an adult discount season tickets are available from now through the November concert. Complete information is available at www.LRSO.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:45

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