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Pub Mania team presents 'A Wildlife Encounter' on Nov. 24

LACONIA — Pub Mania team Bag O'Loot bring's animal education to Laconia as a fundraiser for the Pub Mania event, Children's Auction and Food Pantry. Pub Mania, which raised $165,300 for the Children's Auction last year, is once again working to exceed that number for 2013.
"While we call Pub Mania a 24-hour challenge, it is really much more, not only bringing everyone in the community together to work toward a common goal, but, its people helping people" explains team captain Melissa M Bigler. "We've set the bar quite high for ourselves, and all the teams are stepping-up and getting very creative in their fundraising. Wildlife Encounter will bring an amazing wildlife display to Levitt Park in Laconia and as a wildlife enthusiast; I'm very excited to share fun and educational experience with the community".
In a 45 minute educational show, guests will be introduced to more than six animals, including the Fennec Fox. The session will be followed by a question & answer segment, and will also feature guest exhibitor Christina Hazelton of the Upper Valley Reptile Group. Adoptable animals will be available.
Showtime is 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at Levitt Park on Elm Street in Laconia. Admission for adult is $10, and for children 14 and under is $5. A $1 discount applied to admission with donation of one or more non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.
100% of all proceeds raised will go to LNH ChildrensAuction, serving children and families in the Lakes Region. For more information, contact Melissa Bigler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:26

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Pitmans Hosting Lydia Warren Blues Band Friday

LACONIA — The Lydia Warren Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, November 1 at 8 p.m.
Since Lydia Warren's 2001 debut at the ripe old age of 17, she has been turning heads in the blues scene.

The guitarist/singer/songwriter cut her teeth opening for blues and classic rock luminaries B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Little Feat throughout New England, earning a Boston Music Award nomination and a feature on NBC's Today Show. While touring throughout Lebanon, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States, Lydia independently released six albums to great acclaim and international airplay. Filled with original songs, her records showcase Chicago blues aesthetics, modern musicality, and soulful rock sensibilities. Lydia also collaborates with Boyd Small (NL), the Brothers & Sisters Blues Tour, The Neurotics, Gracie Curran, and Matt Kelley.

Lydia will be backed by longtime bandmates Warren Grant (drums) and Matt Malikowski (bass). Admission $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information check www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:21

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NH Open Doors event this weekend

PLYMOUTH — Area residents and visitors to Central New Hampshire can look forward to local artists and businesses rolling out the red carpet on the weekend of November 2 & 3. As a part of New Hampshire Open Doors, ten local artist galleries, studios and local shops will host Open Houses in Plymouth and surrounding towns.

"This is our fourth year to participate in the New Hampshire Open Doors program and we always enjoy meeting new people that have never had the opportunity to take the time to stop in and see what we do here," says Eric Johnson of Eric Johnson's Furniture located on Route 3 in Campton.

Visitors to participating shops and galleries can expect to find a wide variety of treats including hands on demonstrations, refreshments, creative gift ideas, live music, and special sales.

The local participants include: Eric Johnson's Furniture, Campton; Red Barn Studio & Gallery, Campton; Artistic Roots, Plymouth; Hundelrut Studio, Plymouth; Community Clay Center, Plymouth; the Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth; Ripple Pottery, Rumney; Shanware Pottery, Rumney; Rumney's Country Gifts & Things, Rumney; and Polar Caves Park, Rumney.

New Hampshire Open Doors is sponsored by New Hampshire Made and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. It is a statewide event hosted the first weekend in November each year. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:17

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New Hampton Historical Society Presents Stories of Our Town

NEW HAMPTON — Elder residents of New Hampton have been interviewed for the New Hampton Historical Society's Oral History Project and have told their stories about their lives in the community.

Several of these town members will share their stories, revealing the values that shaped the character of the town on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.

Topics will include the Hurricane of 1938, the New Hampton Grange, Old Home Day, the one room schools, town governance/services, and cultural and demographic changes in the town over the past 70 years. Audience members will also be invited to share their own stories.

The program is free and open to the public; refreshments served, along with fundraising items for sale.
For more information, contact Gordon DuBois at 279-0379.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:11

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