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Jonas Woods concert Saturday at Moultonborough Methodist

MOULTONBOROUGH —  Wake The Lake is a fundraiser concert series presented by the Moultonborough United Methodist Church.
Each month the church features a new artist that donates their time and talents to help the church in the goal of offsetting the financial burden of completing the modernization of the church's Audio/Visual systems. The hope of the church is not just to raise the money but also to reach out to the community.
On Saturday, September 21 featured artist will be Jonas Woods from 6:30- 8 p.m.

Jonas Woods is a singer/songwriter based out of Southern New England. He has shared the stage with artists such as PETRA, FFH, Mercy Me, ThirdDay, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, and more. His new CD project, produced by Paul Colman of the Newsboys, is about to be released. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:46

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Boys & Girls Club plans Day for Kids

LACONIA — The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region will be participating in the Day for Kids, a celebration held at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country on Saturday, September 21.

In Laconia, the Boys & Girls Club, located at 876 North Main Street, welcomes the public to this free event, designed to celebrate and honor children. The club will be joined this year by Broadway North Dance Studio, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Southern Accent Design, Stonybrook Farm, The Boy Scouts of America, and Hands Across the Table chef Lou Gaynor. Additional sponsors include Shaw's, Hannaford, E.M. Heath Supermarket and Dunkin' Donuts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:20

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Registration open for Poetry Out Loud program

CONCORD — Registration is open for New Hampshire high schools wishing to participate in the 2013-2014 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud program. The deadline to register is November 1, 2013 and is limited to 40 high schools. Home-schooled students are also welcome to join through their local school or by creating a regional group.

Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide contest sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. The program encourages youth to learn about the beauty and power of language through memorization and performance of great poems. Participation in the program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

Students in the Poetry Out Loud program are invited to select several poems to memorize and recite from an anthology, compiled by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, that represents the breadth of great poetry. Contestants are judged on several criteria, including physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, level of complexity, evidence of understanding and overall performance.

Poetry Out Loud curriculum materials include the online poetry anthology, a comprehensive teacher's guide, a DVD of national finals performances, lesson plans, and promotional and media guides. Aspects of the program align with the new Common Core educational standards and therefore allow educators to tie into broad educational objectives.

In New Hampshire, the competitions begin at the high school level. Champions represent their high school at regional competitions; those winners participate in the state championship, which will be held in March 2014. The program provides support for the champions from each state travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Finals, where a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded.

Funds for Poetry Out Loud are provided by the National Endowment for the Arts to state arts agencies around the country. The N.H. State Council on the Arts manages New Hampshire's program in partnership with the New Hampshire Writers' Project. Other partners include the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and the Frost Place.

For more information or to register, go to: www.nh.gov/nharts and click on the "Poetry Out Loud" button on the right. If you have additional questions, contact Catherine O'Brian at (603) 271-0795, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jennifer Andrews, Poetry Out Loud executive assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:17

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Annual Chili Challenge to be held in Waterville Valley next weekend

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The nights may be cooler, but the heat will be cranked up in Waterville Valley for the 15th Annual Chili Challenge on Saturday, September 28 beginning at noon in Town Square. Area restaurants are putting visitors to the test, challenging eager tasters to decide who will take home the 2013 "Champion of Chili" award.

Adult entry is $7 and children under 12, $5. This year's contestants are Legends Restaurant, Blue Moon Cafe, Coyote Grill, Potbellies and Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center with additions coming in daily. A free outdoor concert and beer tent featuring fall brews from local breweries will accompany the Chili Challenge.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY, visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com or www.waterville.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:15

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