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Belmont Old Home Day this Saturday to offer all kinds of summer fun


BELMONT — Belmont's Old Home Day this Saturday will feature everything "Summer"! Great weather, music, merriment, a parade, live entertainment, shopping, and a wide array of delicious food./

Activities start at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast hosted by the First Baptist Church under the open-air pavilion next to the Tioga River.

At 9:30 a.m., runners of all ages will take off from the start line on Concord Street for the Tioga Fun Run. Registration for the Fun Run is at Belmont Middle School, starting at 9 a.m.

A big change this year is that the 47th running of the Belmont 10-Miler Road Race will occur on the traditional second Saturday, Aug. 8. Details about that day, billed as the "Road, Relay and Fun Competition Day" can be found on the town's website at www.belmontnh.org. The children's Pedal Tractor Pull and various other games will be held in the bandstand and Belmont Mill area. Food concessions will be plentiful, so grab a bite to eat and find a spot to listen to the rockin' sounds of King Chrome playing on the bandstand mid-morning.

We love to have a parade filled with horses, antique cars, costumed marchers, and whatever else people dream up! Line up starts at 12:15 p.m. at the Belmont Middle School parking lot on Memorial Drive. If you have ideas, please call Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Events Coordinator, to let her know what you are bringing as larger floats will line up on Concord St. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m., followed this year by a live performance by the Rockin Daddios, singing beautiful harmonies from the '50 and '60s.

Along with our food booths, vendors selling jewelry, candles, novelties, bird houses, and everything in between will be scattered around the Belmont Mill area. St. Joseph Church will also be offering various sales and is only a few steps away on Main Street.

Tickets are on sale now for the chicken barbecue starting at 5 p.m. at the Belmont Fire Station. Join friends for dinner and move up to Bryant Field for evening activities.

There will be an obstacle course and rock climbing wall to entertain the kids. Don't forget your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the beautiful sounds of Annie & the Orphans before the fireworks. Several food vendors will also be on hand at Bryant Field throughout the evening.

Those with questions can contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Events Coordinator, at 603-998-3525 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:58

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3rd annual Renaissance Festival set for Aug. 1-2

TILTON — The 3rd Annual Black Swan Renaissance Festival will be held on August 1-2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Black Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast in Tilton, NH is the back-drop for this magical summer festival. Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit "Make-a-Wish NH" and we are offering live black powder demonstrations with the Primrose Pirates, a spectacular fire and whip show,
live combat featuring The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword, face painting, kids games with Captain Jack and the New England Brethren of Pirates, comical fun with the Pillage Idiots, and a vast array of vendors offering renaissance clothing, jewelry, pottery, swords, leather goods and loom weaving.

Food, drink, and cotton candy and more will be offered by Sillie Puffs.
Admission is only $10 per person and ages 5 and under are free.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:53

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Used lacrosse equipment donations sought

LACONIA — The Laconia Lacrosse Club is looking for donations of used boys and girls lacrosse equipment to prepare for next season. Clean out your closets and basement and bring your equipment to the Bank of NH Stadium at Laconia High school on Sunday, August 2nd from 2-4 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:41

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September Rain to perform in concert at Rumney Bible Conference

RUMNEY — The Rumney Bible Conference will hold a concert on August 1 at 7 p.m. featuring t, September Rain. Open to the public, the concert will be held at the conference's Tabernacle,
September Rain is a contemporary Christian band with vocals, keys, bass, drums and guitar. The band is a local favorite, and is sought out by many pastors, music ministers, youth leaders and ministry heads to complement functions or as the featured artist at music festivals and concerts throughout New England. They have conducted concerts for Haiti Relief and a correctional facility besides many other churches.

August 2-5, the Sunday and Evening Speaker of the Week will be  Dr. Gilbert Parker. The events are open to the public, Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Tabernacle and Sunday, Monday – Wednesday  at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.
Dr. Parker is the Academic Dean; Chair, Pastoral Concentration; and Professor of Bible at Davis College, Ithaca, NY.  Parker is a native of Olean, NY. He and his wife, Marolyn, have three children, and six grandchildren
The August 3-7, Bible Study Leader will be Rev. Mac Starring of Littleton.  Open to the public at 9:45 a.m. in the Pavilion
He graduated from Princeton with a BA in Music Composition in 1973 and headed straight for in-depth training at Dallas Theological Seminary.
In January 1987, Mac got a call from the head elder at Faith Bible Church in Littleton, which at that time had only 25 members. In September 2007, the church celebrated its 30th anniversary. The congregation now includes over 200 people, and the church offers two worship gatherings on Sunday morning.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:33

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