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Classic comedy Harvey at Winnipesaukee Playhouse

MEREDITH —  The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be presenting Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey. This classic comedy will be presented by the Winni Players Community Theatre Group on Friday through Sunday, November 8-10 and 15-17. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Harvey, which premiered on Broadway in 1944 and was made into a film starring James Stewart in 1950, was most recently revived on Broadway in 2012 when it featured The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall "pooka" resembling a rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets, and his sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. Those circumstances only begin the comedy as mistakes and mix-ups at the sanitarium cause even more upheaval.

Director Charles Fray helms a cast of Winni Players regulars including Diane Nickerson, Maggie Roberts, Bryan Halperin, Michael Baker, Meredith Imbimbo, John Wade, Lynn Dadian, John Piquado and Barbara Webb. New cast members include Jim Mernin and Stephen Copithorne.

Tickets cost $18 for orchestra and $10 for balcony and are available at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling 279-0333.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:39

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Gilmanton Food Pantry Collecting Now for Food Baskets

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, in addition to providing staples on a regular basis to those in need of assistance, also provides Holiday Baskets in an effort to ensure that those families get to enjoy a nice holiday meal.

The pantry has started collecting non perishable items such as turkey gravy, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, muffin mix, pickles and olives, canned fruit, margarine/butter as well as staples such as vegetables, sugar, cereal, juice, cocoa and coffee.

A  Pantry Walk on October 6 collected 800 food items and $500 in money donations. Gilford Honor Society students recently donated their time on Sunday afternoon to help rake leaves, weed, cut brush and sweep sand and many other tasks needed to clean and make the outside areas of the Thrift Shop presentable.

Sales from our Thrift Shop help to keep food on the shelves of the Pantry. Starting October 30, everything in the shop is 50% off. All the winter clothing is available and new items are added on a regular basis.

There are food collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School, and the Year Round Library. Food and clothing may also be brought to the pantry during business hours (Wednesday 3-7 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Checks can be mailed to GCC Food Pantry at PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:37

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Main Street barber opening shop specifically for young clientele

LACONIA — Danny Barbary, owner of Barbary's Barbershop at 662 Main Street, is pleased to announce a new business he's opening next door to the shop he has operated for about 15 years. Barbary's Kids Cuts is designed to cater to children six and younger and will celebrate a grand opening on Friday, November 8.

Barbary's Kids Cuts was created to ensure that a child's first and subsequent haircuts will be an inviting, clean, comfortable and fun experience. Children will get their hair cut while sitting in "car chairs" designed in the style of a Mini Cooper, Hummer, Mercedes-Benz and more. Televisions will allow children to be entertained, and parents that make an appointment to do so may purchase a DVD recording of the child's haircut. Barbary encourages parents to bring their own devices to make recordings if they wish to do so. When the cut is over the child will receive a certificate commemorating the event, as well as a gift bag including a picture driver's license, snacks and toys, and a raffle ticket for a monthly drawing of gift cards.

The grand opening celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and continue throughout the day. See the advertisement on Wednesday and Thursday for more information. Barbary welcomes the public to come in to meet the staff or see the receptionist to schedule appointments. Following the grand opening, Barbary's Kids Cuts will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 to 7 on Fridays, 9 to 5 on Saturdays and noon to 4 on Sundays. The price for a haircut is $18, haircut and styling is $24, styling only is $12. Call (603) 528-5437 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:32

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The O'Brien Clan plays at Patrick's Thursday Night

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub will be hosting a local family Irish band called The O'Brien Clan this Thursday Night at 6 p.m. Having recently formed around St. Paddy's Day 2013 "The O'Brien Clan" hails from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. They play fun & upbeat instrumental Irish gigs/reels as well popular folk songs from the Celtic tradition with rich vocals and harmonies.

The group is comprised of siblings Benjamin (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Michael (Djembe, Bodhran & Vocals), Jonathan (Violin), Timothy (Accordion), and Susannah (Flute & Vocals).

The O'Brien Clan will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m Thursday. No cover charge. Patrick's is located at the junction of Rts 11 & 11B in Gilford. For more information, visit Facebook.com/ObrienClanMusic or www.patrickspub.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:23

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