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St. Mark's Episcopal Church fall Fundraiser

ASHLAND — St. Mark's will be kicking off their fall fundraiser to support their mission and ministry of the church.

The church will be holding a raffle with outstanding prizes, including a $200 cash prize, $200 credit to Stafford Heating Company, Inc. in Laconia, $200 of dry wood from Paul Beadle, and $200 worth of meat from Hannaford. The drawing will be on Friday, December 20.

Tickets are $2 each.

St. Mark's of Ashland, along with other Ashland Community Churches, provides over sixty 'Got Lunch' backpacks to Ashland and Holderness students, provides a community breakfast on the 4th Saturday of each month, puts on a glorious music and choral program for all, and currently has a large and growing children's Sunday School.

Service is every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information call 968-7640 or visit www.stmarksashlandnh.org

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:07

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Audubon Society Field Trip Saturday, Iceland Program Sept. 19

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will hold a field trip in the Madison/Freedom area on Saturday, September 7, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., to look for migrating fall birds.

On Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the chapter will present a program about Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice.

Iceland, Europe's largest island. is filled with dramatic landscapes and spectacular scenery. Naturalist Mark Suomala will show us volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, pools of water laden with sulfur, lakes, and scenic coastal landscapes. We'll also learn about Iceland's birds, and its offshore waters that are home to Minke Whales and Harbor Porpoise.

Geothermal energy is the main power source and, as a consequence, there is little pollution generated by its nearly 300,000 inhabitants. With its shores bordering the Arctic Circle, you would think that frigid temperatures would be the rule in Iceland, but the waters of the North Atlantic serve to moderate the conditions and make it quite livable.

There are steep seaside cliffs where hundreds of thousands of birds breed, including the world's largest colonies of Atlantic Puffin. Great Skuas and Parasitic Jaegers cruise these colonies in search of prey. There are also many breeding shorebirds, other waterfowl, and several spectacular raptor species, including White-tailed Eagle and Gyrfalcon.
The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs from Route 109 or from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School. Refreshments will be served.


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Racky Thomas brings the blues to Pitman's on Sept. 6

LACONIA — The Racky Thomas Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m.

The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo CD, and do some gigs around the Boston area. He has a vast repertoire of tunes – blues from world-class bluesmen, plantation gospel (the original blues), rocking electric blues, classic and obscure blues, and Racky Thomas blues including "Matchbox Blues", "Biscuit-Bakin' Woman", "Mona", "Sugar-coated Love", "Big Road Blues", "Hoochie-Coochie Man", and "Mojo Workin'". The group was twice nominated for the Boston Music Awards and were the winners of the 1997 Battle of the Blues Bands.

Admission is $12 per person. The venue is BYOB.


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Tall Granite Jazz Band at Pitman's tonight

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia will he hosting The Tall Granite Jazz Band tonight at 8 p.m.

From the syncopated heart of New Hampshire, the Tall Granite Jazz Band sound is a spirited homage to Chicago-style "Hot" jazz from the Roaring 1920s, into the Swing jazz of the '30s, '40s, '50s and even '70s. Their influences range from King Oliver to Oliver Nelson, with stops at Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, Miles Davis, Cole Porter, Louis Jordan, Van Morrison, and even Hank Williams.

Admission is $12 per person. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:37

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