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Glad Tidings Christmas Fair in Gilford Saturday

GILFORD — The Glad Tidings Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 9 at First United Methodist Church in Gilford. The festivities will run from at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Handcrafted gifts from knitted goods to quilted items, antiques and collectibles that include many pieces of fine china, silver, linens, needlework, house plants, a variety of homemade baked goods, a cookie walk and toys will be available.

In addition to holiday items for purchase, a verity of soups, sandwiches, or donuts and coffee will be available throughout the day. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to listen to Christmas wishes.

First United Methodist Church is located on Rt. 11A near the Laconia-Gilford Rt. 3 by-pass. Church office phone number is 524-3289.

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Committee on Aging program Friday on Medicare Part D

GILFORD — Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will host Alice Young, from Paige Insurance to discuss Medicare Part D and what people need to be doing now to make sure they have the proper coverage.
BCACOA meets on November 8 at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room. Wesley Woods is located behind the First United Methodist Church off Rte.11A in Gilford. For more information, contact Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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.

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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.

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