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Mike Lewis giving Artist's Talk at The Studio on Sunday

LACONIA — Artists Mike Lewis and Tom Konieczko are showing "I Had to Walk Uphill to School, Both Ways", drawings and paintings on paper, index cards and boards that reflect the artists' deeply personal and often quirky truths and styles at The Studio in downtown Laconia. On Sunday, February 9 from noon to 4 p.m. Lewis will be giving an artist's talk and informal sketchbook instruction based on his sketchbook class at the Maine College of Art (MeCA).

"I Had to Walk Uphill" will be on display at The Studio through March 1. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10- 5 p.m., Saturday 10-3 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call 603-455-8008, or see thestudionh.com

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Altrusa of Laconia seeks sponsors for Family Literacy Day

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia is excited about their plans for a Family Literacy Day, during which local children who attend will receive free books. The event, planned for Saturday, April 12 will run from 9 a.m. until noon at Woodland Heights Elementary School.

The festivities will include exhibitors, healthy snacks, face painting and more. This is a statewide celebration of NH Literacy Day with similar events around the state and Altrusa is proud to be able to represent Laconia. Working with the Granite State Reading Council allows the club to purchase new books for $1 each or less. The club is seeking sponsors to cover the purchase of these books. Sponsorships of $50 or more will include a label on each book naming them as the donor.

Local businesses and community members can become a sponsor by visiting the club's website, www.altrusalaconia.org.

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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander Model Night at Irwin Automotive

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive of 59 Bisson Avenue is scheduled to showcase the brand new, completely redesigned Toyota Highlander on Wednesday February 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

The new Highlander gets up to 25 MPG, features a new sleek, yet stylish design and starts under $30,0000. Product specialists will be at the event to answer any questions and explain the new features of the vehicle.

RSVP to this special event by emailing Erik Faro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 603-581-2970.

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Plymouth High School Art Exhibit opens Feb. 16

PLYMOUTH — The 34th annual High School Juried Art Show sponsored by Friends of the Arts is being held to celebrate the talents of our high school students and our high school art programs. A reception for the students will be held on Sunday, February 16 from 3:30-6 p.m. which includes a tour of the Karl Drerup Gallery. Tom Driscoll, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Painting, from the PSU Art Department will be the guest speaker.

The High School Juried Art Show exhibit is part of a long-term collaboration between Friends of the Arts and Plymouth State University. This year 13 High Schools from throughout New Hampshire participated. Jurors Tom Driscoll, Tamara Mann, and Marcia Santore selected 76 pieces to display at this year's show at the Silver Center.

The exhibit is open to the public through February 22 at Silver Center for the Arts on the Campus of PSU. Admission is free.


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