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Jam Packed Summer Music Series planned at the Belknap Mill June – August


LACONIA — With local support from event sponsor, WEMJ, and entertainment sponsors Wescott Law and the Bank of New Hampshire, the Belknap Mill is looking forward to entertaining the Lakes Region with 21 concerts in Rotary Park this year.

Executive Director Denise Sharlow started planning this series a year ago. With a grant from the – Bellis Family Fund – NH Charitable Foundation, Denise was able to involve several artists who are listed on the New Hampshire Arts Roster. "We are privileged to have NH Artists, Michael Zerphy, Lucille Therrien, Randy Armstrong and Ellen Carlson with the High Range Band perform for us this year" says Sharlow.

Other local New Hampshire Artists are in the mix as well. "We pulled artists from all over New Hampshire to join us for our evening concerts. Favorites include the Fireside Trio, Katie Rose, Jim Barns, The Michael Vincent Band, The Crunchy Western Boys, Michael Nix, Wayne from Maine, Swing a Cat and the Rockin' Daddio's."

"We are also launching a Live Lunch series on Friday's this summer in July and August. With support from the Lakes Region Community Services through the Vanderloo Foundation grant, local artists will be entertaining on Fridays from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m in Rotary Park. It's a great time from members of the business community to come to the park on their lunch hour and get reenergized. Pick up a lunch from one of our local restaurants, or bringing a bag lunch. Enjoy the sunshine, the music and relax," states Denise.

"The evening concerts won't get rained out, because we can easily move the entertainment to the 3rd floor of the Belknap Mill and the show will go on."

For a full listing of what is happening at the Belknap Mill, go to The Belknap Mill website at www.belknapmill.org, or pick up a program book. "You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter where concert goers are invited to post on our pages regularly. You just might see yourself a friend or co-worker enjoying a wonderful day in Rotary Park at the Belknap Mill."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:26

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Gilford Police Relief Association conducting Fundraiser

GILFORD — The Gilford Police Relief Association will be conducting a fundraising campaign. For the next few weeks area businesses and residents will be contacted, during this time and asked to sponsor a business advertisement or family listing in The Gilford Police Relief Associations, 2014 Police Yearbook / Business Directory.

The Gilford Police Relief Association is also competing in a Charity Softball Game against members of the Meredith Police Association and featuring: members of the New England Patriots Alumni on both teams. The game will be held on Sunday September 7 at 3 p.m. The game will be taking place at Robbie Mills Field in Laconia. All tickets to this event are complimentary with any business sponsorship.

Admission is $10 and tickets will be available at the gate the day of the game. Tickets will also be given away complimentary with a donation to the Gilford Police Relief Association fundraising campaign.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:18

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Year Round Library offers Summer Reading Program

GILMANTON — Summer Reading Programs at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library start June 24 and children from birth to age 14 are encouraged to attend. Early registration runs June 17 – 20. Although registrations will be accepted at any time during the program, children who sign up during early registration will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone, courtesy of the Iron Works Market.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 1 at 6 p.m. when the library will be hosting magician Peter Boie, courtesy of a Kids, Books and the Arts grant. Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Bryne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. there will be a Family Fun Event when children and their caregivers can explore different themes. You can "Play with Your Food," discover the science behind Wild Weather, and learn about Peculiar Animal Partners and Fascinating Flora.
"Read to Me Story Time" happens Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  We will read several stories on that week's theme and children will make a craft to take home.
Thursday of Discovery, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., is experiment time with lots of audience participation.
Stop by on "Find Out Fun Facts Fridays" and use library resources to answer the question of the day and pick up new puzzle pages to take home.
For every event a child participates in, he or she will earn entries into a raffle for great prizes, drawn at the conclusion of the program on July 24, after our "Solid, Liquid or Gas?" Ice Cream Party and Wrap Up.
Don't worry we haven't left the grownups out. There's been a murder in sleepy little Gilmanton! Stop by and join the forensics team to figure out who witnessed the crime, who committed the crime, and where in town it happened - and which Librarian met her untimely death! All correct solutions enter the "detective" into a grand prize drawing. This will begin June 24.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:14

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Join the NH Music Festival at Make Music Plymouth June 21

PLYMOUTH — Grab your guitar, head to downtown Plymouth and find a spot on the sidewalk to take part in the first ever Make Music Plymouth! On June 21 artists of every age, genre and experience level will descend on the downtown area to participate in this free, outdoor music festival. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and welcomes musicians of all backgrounds to participate and use Main Street as a venue, with storefronts, sidewalks and common areas serving as stages.

As of today, there are 51 artists and bands scheduled to appear and almost 70 performances planned for locations all over the downtown area. There will be something for everyone, including folk, country, alternative, soul, R&B, rock and indie music as well as local favorites and unique collaborations. And if you play the guitar, harmonica or ukulele, you're in luck. We will be having three "Mass Appeal" events, one for each, where anyone can join in to play the same instrument as part of a large group playing the same piece of music.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids, including an interactive "Musical Expedition" presented by Music & Arts. Children of all ages can come to the downtown common from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore different types of instruments and get a special prize at the end of their journey. Right next door will be the "Kids Making Music" tent sponsored by Friends of the Arts, where everyone is welcome to stop by and create their own maracas and musical streamers.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:12

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