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AARP Mature Driver Safety Program Offered

MEREDITH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program in Meredith takes place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday and Thursday November 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The course is conducted in two 4-hour sessions. The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.

The fee for the two day course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others.

To register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187 or the Meredith Senior Center at 279-5631.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:12

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Meredith Rotary Club Announces 22nd Annual Senior Christmas Dinner

MEREDITH —  The Meredith Rotary Club will host the 22nd Annual Senior Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 8, at Inte-Llakes Elementary School. Senior citizens over 55 years of age from Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Sandwich are invited to reserve a seat for the occasion.

"The Senior Christmas Dinner is always a fun day that is free of charge for all participants," according to Angela Webster, chairman of the event.

Since 1991, the Meredith Rotary Club has provided a full course turkey dinner, raffle prizes, entertainment, gift bags and a visit from Santa Claus for this much anticipated celebration. Last year, 300 people attended the event. The full course dinner, which is provided and served by the Meredith Rotary Club, will be prepared by Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant of Meredith.

"Some of the holiday treats packaged in the gift bag for each guest will include jams and jellies from John Moulton of Moulton Farms, a holiday ornament from Annalee Dolls, and a festive holiday plant from the Meredith Rotary Club," Webster stated. Additionally, there will be many holiday items included in the Christmas raffle. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the event.

Reservations are required for dinner, as seating is limited to 300 people. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis for available seats, with dinner to be served at 12 p.m. To make reservations, contact the Meredith Rotary Club at 279-7600 beginning November 1.

Throughout the years, The Meredith Rotary Club has donated more than $1.8 million into the Lakes Region community for charitable projects, area improvements, scholarships, and for individuals and families in need. For additional information, visit www.meredithrotary.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 10:09

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Pot-Luck Luncheon to Benefit Photographer Matt Fassett (225)

ALTON — A pot-luck luncheon is being planned for Sunday November 10 from 1-3 p.m. at The American Legion in Alton. The event is to be a fund-raiser for local photographer Matt Fassett, who was recently robbed of his lap-top computer and all of his back-up drives.

Knowing how much Matt Fassett has given to this and surrounding communities, and realizing how hard a time he will have financially trying to replace his equipment, local citizens are organizing the pot-luck to try to help him recoup a bit of his loss.

They are in need of folks who would like to make/bring a tasty dish for the event and are asking for a $5 donation for the luncheon. Main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts---- all entrees are welcomed. Beverages will be available fro purchase by The Legion.
The event is only open to adults.

Since it is important to know ahead of time what dishes will be donated, call 875-3353 if you would like to participate.

Anyone who cannot participate in the event can still make a donation through TD Bank at:

The Matt Fassett Fund
TD Bank
92 Main Street
Alton, NH 03809
875-6111

 

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 08:12

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Monsters Ball Benefit Will Aid Freight Room Recovery

LACONIA — Over the past several years, Connie and Dick Mitchell have hosted hundreds of events at Pitman's Freight Room: Jazz, blues and folk concerts, theatrical productions, comedy shows, barbecues, dances and private parties, providing gigs for entertainers and enriching the arts and culture of the community.

Located at 94 New Salem Street in Downtown Laconia, Pitman's is a former warehouse lovingly refurbished, furnished with antiques, and transformed by the Mitchells for use as a function room and performance space.

Now musicians, actors and community volunteers are coming together to show their appreciation and raise funds to help offset the Mitchell's losses resulting from a recent fire at the Freight Room.

Monsters Ball, a day-long benefit concert event and Halloween-themed costume party, will be held at the Freight Room on Sunday, October 27. Starting at noon, the show will be directed and hosted by legendary bluesman Nick David (of Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks); the concert will feature performances by the Brian Templeton Band, Brickyard Blues, Dan Bartenstein, Kid Jazz, Lakes Region Chordsmen, Lisa Marie, Mr. Nick's Blues Mafia, Paul Hubert, Peter Brunette, Racky Thomas, Toni Lynn Washington, Tyler Road and the Wharf Rats.

Prizes will be awarded for the most original or interesting costumes and there will be tons of potluck food and beverages. (Kids are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treat fun from noon to 2 p.m.; (Adult Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies will overrun the premises later on.)

Donations to the Fire Fund will be accepted at the door and solicited at various times throughout the day. To volunteer, contribute, reserve a table, or for more information, call Pitman's Freight Room at 603-527-0043, Peter at 603-393-7875 or send a private message on The Pointless Forest Facebook page. Pitman's Freight Room is a BYOB venue and handicapped accessible.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:58

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