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Register Now for Advice To The Players Shakespeare Drama Camps

SANDWICH — Registration is open for Advice To The Players' popular Shakespeare Drama Camps in Center Sandwich. Now in their thirteenth year, young players spend mornings in July on a range of theater games, improvisation and performance skills.

Kids 8-12 may enroll in Snapdragon Shakespeare Camp directed by Richard Posner of Snapdragon Theater Guild and Tamworth Learning Circles. Richard will lead young actors in character development, cooperative games and just plain fun.

Teen thespians, ages 12-15, should enroll in Shakesperience and will work with Plymouth State University Adjunct Professor, Sharon Paquette, on a range of skills in a dynamic exploration of Shakespeare's words, stories, and themes. Improv, clowning, text work, and even some stage combat provide keys to theatrical adventure and summer fun. Both camps run week-day mornings July 14-25.

The two groups will collaborate on creating a delightful romp through Shakespeare's Merrie Olde England in a special youth production of The Merry Wives of Windsor to be performed outside at the Sandwich Fairground Stage on the morning of July 25.

And for those mature teens who want advanced training and performance experience, Advice To The Players offers a 4-week Young Players Practicum with ATTP veterans Mark Woollett and Candace Clift: three days of individualized intensive actor training followed by participation in ATTP's mainstage production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. With limited enrollment, the YP Practicum takes place in the afternoon from July 14 through July 31 and concludes with eight public performances on selected days August 1-10.

For information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Becca at 986-6253. Sign-up sheets for registration in any camp session are at www.AdviceToThePlayers.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:07

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Spring Carnival May 31 at Laconia Christian

LACONIA —  Laconia Christian Academy will be hosting a Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will help raise funds for LCA’s Tuition Grant program.

Laconia Christian Academy is a non-denominational Pre-K through grade 12 school committed to providing a stimulating educational experience in a nurturing environment that fosters a passion for God’s truth. This event was postponed to this later date due to poor weather.
For more information, please call (603) 524-3250 or visit www.laconiachristian.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:01

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MMRG's Annual Water Quality Cruise set for June 1

WOLFEBORO — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will hold its annual 'Water Quality Cruise' on the Winnipesaukee Belle Charter Boat on Sunday, June 1 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Guest water resources consultant Don Kretchmer will give a short educational presentation on "What does water quality have to do with fish?" There will also be ample opportunity to enjoy the scenery, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Kretchmer holds degrees in Natural Resources and Water Resource Management and is a Certified Lake Manager with over 28 years of experience in lake and river studies throughout the country. For the past 12 years, he has been water quality chair and volunteer monitoring coordinator for the Lake Wentworth Association. During a boat stop out on the lake, Don will discuss the relationship between water quality and the plants, bugs and fish that live in our lakes, touching on both invited and uninvited non-native species. If participants are interested, he will also demonstrate some basic field observations.

The 2-hour cruise will leave from the Wolfeboro Town Docks. Pre-registration is requested; the pre-paid cost is $32. Late registrants pay $40 at the gate, if spaces are available. To pre-register,  send your check to MMRG, Box 191, Union, NH 03887 Attn: Cruise. For more information, call Kari Lygren, Education Coordinator of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, at 603-978-7125 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is a non-profit land conservation organization that works to protect the land and resources of Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. For more information and a calendar of outreach events, visit www.mmrg.info

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:54

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HOPE Auction Receives Support from Summer Camps

MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, May 31, to benefit the Lakes Region Food Pantry. Every dollar taken in will be used to support the food pantry and purchase food items to keep the food pantry shelves, refrigerators and freezers stocked.

Camp Quinebarge, located on Lake Kanasatka in Moultonborough, has generously donated a two-week session from June 29 to July 12 with a value of $2,400. The minimum bid will be $1,000, with the highest bidder receiving a certificate allowing a boy or girl ages 7 to 15 to spend two full weeks at this beautiful camp featuring activities such as swimming, boating, arts and crafts, horseback riding, sports, ropes and wall, archery, nature and hiking. Go to campquinebarge.com for more information.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse has donated two gift certificates. One is for Camp 1 or 2 (ages 5-11, one week session) at a $250 value and one for the Upper Camp (ages 12-14, two week full day session) at a value of $450. Go to winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org for more information on these exciting summer camps for aspiring actors and actresses.

Those unable to attend the auction on May 31, but who would like to bid on the Camp Quinebarge or Winnipesaukee Playhouse gift certificates can call Mike or Kate Lancor at the phone number below.

Additional donated items are needed for this auction. Local residents and businesses can support this extremely important effort by donating items to be auctioned such as gift certificates, new merchandise, handmade crafts or art work, used furniture or household items in very good condition, antiques and other items.

Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to be creative by donating services (e.g. cleaning time, landscaping hours, baked goods), dinner for 2 or 4 at their home, boat rides or motorcycle rides, or any other type of exciting recreational items.

The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available. More than 250 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions.

Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Kate and Mike Lancor (476-8409) or (204-8409) or Amy Norton (986-0357).

The Lakes Region Food Pantry (LRFP) opened its doors in January 2013 and is located on Whittier Highway in Moultonborough. LRFP serves individuals and families from throughout the Lakes Region including Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Laconia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:51

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