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Iron Works Library holding bake sale

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Iron Works Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 28 from 9:30 to noon. This historic library, located at 10 Elm Street, will offer special books, videos, and DVDs, as well as a wide variety of baked goods, sweets, and other treats.

"Many people return every year to our Book and Bake Sales," explains Susannah Chance, president of the Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association. "They come looking for a favorite book or back for a treat they enjoyed last year. The variety of goodies our volunteers and neighbors donate for the sale is always amazing. Our book and bake sales are our primary fundraisers and we very much appreciate the community's support."

The Gilmanton Iron Works Library is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – noon, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – noon, and Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Beginning July 1, Alice Bean will host a Children's Story Hour at the library on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m.

A public library serving the community since 1916, the Gilmanton Iron Works Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A small group of volunteers maintains the building and the library's extensive collection of books and DVDs. For more information, visit the Library at 10 Elm Street in the Iron Works, or on-line at the Library's Facebook page.

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Entries sought for city’s July 4 parade

LACONIA — The Laconia Fourth of July Committee is appealing to members of the Laconia community to participate in the annual Fourth of July Parade.

The committee is encouraging any organization, business, neighborhood group, sports league, antique car owner, celebrity, horse, clown or whatever to register to participate in the parade.

The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at Wyatt Park and ends at Opechee Park. Participants are asked to meet at Wyatt Park at 3:30 p.m.

Registration forms are available at the Laconia Parks and Recreation Office or on the City's website at www.city.laconia.nh.us

Anyone who wants additional information can contact the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department at 524-5046.



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Items needed for community yard sale

GILFORD — Donations are needed for the The Rotary Club of Gilford and Gilford High School Interact Club community yard sale in the parking lot of Patrick's Pub this Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plan to stop by and find that special item that you have been looking for at a very reasonable price.

Donations of items large and small are welcome and can be dropped off on Saturday morning after 7 a.m.

For sdditional info contact Sandy McGonagle at 524-3134.

Gilford Rotary Club is an organization of local men and women who have accepted the ideal of community service as a basis for attaining fulfillment in their business, personal, and professional lives. Gilford Rotary Club meets at Patrick's Pub & Eatery every Friday morning at 7 a.m.

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Guitar virtuoso Randy Armstrong performing tonight in Rotary Park

LACONIA — Guitar virtuoso Randy Armstrong will perform Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Rotary Park in downtown Laconia.

The program is sponsored by the Belknap Mill Society.

Armstrong is the co-founder of Doah World Music Ensemble and Unu Mondo. He had performed before audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Alaska, and India. Armstrong recently returned from Central America and West Africa performing and studying with Garifuna musicians and drummers in Dangriga and Hopkins, Belize and Ewe, Fanti and Ga drummers in Accra and Legon, Ghana. He has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall and festivals at Lincoln Center in New York City.

In 1998, Armstrong was selected as an artist representative to attend a Cultural Trade Mission to Ireland, Northern Ireland and England sponsored by then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and in May 2005 attended a Curatorial Research trip on Son Jarocho music in Xalapa and Veracruz, Mexico for the New England Foundation for the Arts. He was appointed by Gov. Craig Benson as an arts councilor for the NH State Council on the Arts in 2003 and reappointed by Gov. John Lynch in 2008.

In the summer of 2007, Armstrong toured internationally in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and South Africa. He created original scores for the 2009 New Hampshire Theatre Project production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" funded by a grant from Meet the Composer, Inc. and the 2010 Phillips Exeter Academy production of "Macbeth."

Armstrong holds a degree in composition and world music studies and has conducted workshops at schools, universities and cultural institutions throughout the United States. He is an adjunct faculty instructor of West African drumming and North Indian sitar and tabla at Phillips Exeter Academy, and teaches for the Graduate Studies Integrated Arts Program at Plymouth State University.


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