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Keep the Heat On Moving to New Location

PLYMOUTH — The Keep the Heat On (KTHO) Committee is pleased to announce that the 9th annual KTHO fundraiser will take place at Plymouth State University's Prospect Hall on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

This event, which includes a buffet dinner provided by over 20 local restaurants, silent and live auctions, and the always-informative Energy Room, raises money for fuel assistance to families in 15 local communities. As the need for assistance has grown over the years, the KTHO fundraising has increased to meet that need.
After last year's record-breaking auction success at the Plymouth Senior Center,  the KTHO Committee determined that a larger venue was needed. Prospect Hall will fit the bill perfectly, providing the "elbow room" that guests need to comfortably browse and bid on silent auction items, and to peruse the live auction items in anticipation of bidding.
Though the autumn foliage is still in its glory, the Plymouth Area Community Closet (PACC) is already gearing up for the winter heating season. State and Federal fuel assistance remain limited, which means that the money raised at the KTHO dinner and auction will be critical to addressing the need for help in Plymouth and the surrounding 14 communities.

In addition to the proceeds from ticket sales, auctions, and contributions, the generosity of sponsors adds significantly to the amount of fuel assistance the PACC is be able to distribute. Last year, sponsors donated over $14,500 to KTHO, bringing the total to over $36,000. The Committee hopes to go over the $40,000 mark in 2014.
Despite the new, larger venue at Prospect Hall, tickets for the 9th annual KTHO Dinner Auction will be available in limited numbers again this year—with the ticket price still just $35.
Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats (PAD) partnered with PACC in their continued mission to provide assistance to those in need.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:28

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St. Andre Bessette Parish plans Nutcracker Fair

LACONIA — St. Andre Bessette Parish is holding its annual Nutcracker Christmas Fair on Friday, November 8 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall on Gilford Avenue in Laconia.

New this season is "Gifts To Go" which is assorted gift baskets for teachers, family members, or that special person that you would like to surprise with a Christmas remembrance. Hand sewn items will be for sale and a Nutcracker Raffle Table with quality new items and many gift cards from local businesses.
Old favorites will include the Theme Baskets Table including a Leap Frog Gift Basket, the Jewelry Room Gently Used Books, the Cookie Walk, Baked Goods Table, Fr. Marc's Pork Pies, and a Children's Corner where there will be games for kids and a special visit from Santa Clause.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:19

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102213 Halloween Dance for Elementary School students (64)

LACONIA — An Elementary School Age  Dance wlll be held Friday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center.

Cost is $5 per child, refreshments included and there will be music, dancing, games and crafts. Those wearing costumes will be eligible for prizes.

The event is sponsored by Laconia Parks and Recreation and parent organizations at Woodland Heights, Elm Street and Pleasant Street Elementary schools.

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Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem To Perform at Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House will be filled with the unique sounds of Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Franklin Opera House prides itself on bringing a special blend of quality programs to this intimate and acoustically pleasing venue and is pleased to present Rani Arbo and her band.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are a steadily deepening, 12-year brew of band chemistry, life experience and musical evolution. In 2007, the San Francisco Guardian called them "one of the most song- and arrangement-oriented bands in a field overgrown with pyrotechnic, jam- and solo-conscious virtuosos."
On stage, they are Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, uke), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). Kessel's percussion rig is 95% recycled, featuring a cardboard box, tin cans, caulk tubes, and a vinyl suitcase in lieu of a bass drum.
Musically, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem reuse and recycle (but try hard not to reduce) 150 years of American music. They hang a Georgia Sea Islands song on a New Orleans groove. They write lyrics for an Irish fiddle tune and underpin it with an Afro-Cuban cajon. Leonard Cohen gets clawhammer banjo; Springsteen gets bluegrass harmonies. Their originals range from blues, to bluegrass, to Unitarian funk gospel, to crooner swing, to spooky folk-pop. With influences from Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt, from Fiddlin' John Carson to the funky Meters, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem celebrates America's past and takes it into the present.
Contact the Franklin Opera House for tickets and information at (603) 934-1901 or visit the website at www.franklinoperahouse.org. Tickets can be purchased on line with no extra fees.
Plenty of other events are planned at Franklin Opera House, including country music's Jandee Lee Porter Band on November 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Franklin Footlight Theatre's presentation of Crazy for You, the broadway musical featuring the music of George Gershwin on November 14-17.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:16

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