Waterville Valley's Fall Folliage Foot Race (5k) set for Oct. 11

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Recreation Department has scheduled the 8th Annual Fall Foliage Foot Race 5k & Family Fun Run for Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. This classic fun-run style event will start and finish at Waterville Valley Resort Town Square, next to the town's Ice Arena. This 5k is run over a USATF certified course (#NH11020RF) and is a family favorite. It attracts locals and tourists of all ages to enjoy Waterville Valley in its autumn glory.

Long-time Waterville Valley Recreation Department supporter, Mark Invernizzi Landscaping, will be the 2015 event sponsor. A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit Voices Against Violence of Plymouth.

Online Registration is now open at lightboxreg.com/fall-foliage-5k-footrace. You may also pick up a registration form at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at 11 Noon Peak Rd. Race day registration is available from 9-10 a.m. at Waterville Valley Town Square. The first 100 people to register for the 5k will receive a free event T-shirt. All 1.6k Fun Run registrants will receive a free mini pumpkin for participation. Following the race there will be a raffle of products and services donated by supportive local businesses, race awards & live music!

The Town of Waterville Valley's Recreation Department (WVRD) is open to the public year-round and offers a full gymnasium, programs for adults & youth, summer camps, facility rentals, special events & more. For more information go to www.watervillevalley.org/recreation, "like" us at www.facebook.com/WVRecreation or call Recreation Director, Brooke Wakefield at (603) 236-4695.

Union Church worship leaders to be profiled on 'Chronicle'

MEREDITH — When the Rev. Jennifer and Bill Flagg appeared for the last time this summer at the Union Church of Meredith Neck in Meredith, WMUR's "NH Chronicle" came along to record the service and interview the two of them for an episode that is scheduled to air on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Bill Flagg, with a rich musical background, is part of the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame and has performed, recorded, and written many songs throughout his life. Rev. Jenny has had life long connections with the little New England Church on the Neck, which is only open during July and August.

The episode, which will air Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., is a perfect recognition for the Flaggs' many achievements and opens the new chapter of their upcoming retirement.


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the Rev. Jennifer and Bill Flagg will be profiled on WMUR-TV's "NH Chronicle" program on Tuesday, Oct. 13. (Courtesy photo)



Lakes Region Porcupines getting early start on 2nd Toy Drive

GILFORD — The Second Lakes Region Porcupines Toy Drive is underway.

"There are lots of families that are falling on hard times, especially in this up and down economy," says State Rep. Glen Aldrich. "Around Christmastime last year our organization was looking for a way to give back. I spoke to a mother during a food drop-off for the Center Harbor Food Pantry. She explained that she had nothing left-over for presents after all the bills were paid. We jumped into action, raising money for her and other area families in the same position. Toys were bought, collected and distributed by members of the Lakes Region Porcupines, discreetly in black bags with tape/wrapping paper/tags. Everything a family would need to see that look in their children's eyes on Christmas morning."

"Last year we started late but still managed to help eight families with 13 children receive at least two gifts each," continues Aldrich. "Now, we're back in the saddle to do it all over again. This time with more advance notice and more of a voice we hope to double our efforts. For that to happen, we need your help. We need your charitable donations of unopened toys and/or money. Can you help our elves help Santa this Christmas season?"

Porcupine elves can accept toys, cash in hand and bitcoin. Further, people can donate online with credit card at https://www.youcaring.com/needy-families-in-the-lakes-region-442135, or by getting in touch with Elf Tony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Elf Glen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PSU theater students stugging 'The Wedding Singer' later this month

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University invites the public to revist the 1980s when PSU Theatre performs "The Wedding Singer" later this month.

Based on the New Line Cinema film starring Adam Sandler, "The Wedding Singer" portrays the story of Robbie Hart, a wannabe rock star who makes ends meet as a wedding singer. Robbie finds himself singing the blues after being left at the alter by his fiancée, but help is on the way in the form of a waitress who works his wedding gigs and falls for Robbie.
The Tony-nominated play, with book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin, premiered on Broadway in 2006, following which one critic called it "a fizzy confection."
Performances are October 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., October 17 at 8 p.m., and October 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Zach Glennon, a junior theater arts major from Meredith is the stage manager for the show.
Tickets for all evening shows and the Sunday matinee are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and youth; the Saturday matinee is $12 all seats. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at Silver.plymouth.edu.