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M'boro Parks & Rec plans trip to Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department hosting a trip to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Tuesday, October 1. The group will leave from the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 9:30 a.m. and will arrive back at 5:30 p.m.

The group will stop at the Foothills Restaurant for lunch prior to visiting the museum. After lunch participants will visit the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum where they will learn about the amazing diversity of Native American societies. The museum explores cultures from the Northeastern Woodlands through the Southeast, Southwest, Plains and Northwest Coast of North America. The group will also take part in guided tour of the Medicine Woods Nature Trail that includes plants used for tools, medicines, foods, dyes and more.

The trip will require a moderate amount of walking and includes a tour of the Medicine Woods Nature Trail, so proper footwear is recommended. There are no water fountains, so participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

The cost of this trip is $40 per person and is intended for adults age 18+. The fee includes coach bus transportation and admission to the museum. The cost of lunch is not included. Pre-registration for this trip is required. For more information or to register call 603-476-8868.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:04

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JCB Jazz Trio will be at Pitman's Freight Room Thursday night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room is pleased to announce that the JCB Jazz Trio will be performing on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.

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

The JCB Trio is a straight-ahead jazz trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums. The band performs the works of great American composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. The trio also performs a wide range of jazz standards composed by artists like Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon and many others. The members of the trio are Brad Hallen on acoustic bass, Curt Shumate on electric guitar and Jerzy (Jurek) Glod on drums.

Brad Hallen has played bass since 1975. For the past five years he has been a member of blues great Duke Robillard's band. Brad also played with the legendary Roomful of Blues for four years and recorded two albums with them. He has also toured and recorded with a wide range of Blues and R&B artists including: Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Curtis Salgado, James Montgomery, Johnny Winter and rock artists including Ben Orr of The Cars.

Curt Shumate has been a musician and educator in the Boston area for over 30 years. Shortly after graduation from Berklee College of Music, he became a full-time guitar faculty member. As a guitarist he has performed with such notables as Peter Bernstein, Marshall Wood, John Lockwood, Dave Clark, John McKenna and Phil Grenadier. In addition to his teaching, Curt has also been an active member of the Boston music-theater scene including runs with several national touring companies.

Jurek Glod, a native of Poland, has played professionally since age 15. After gaining wide recognition in his home country, he joined the band of contemporary Polish jazz composer, Zbigniew Namyslowski, touring the world.. Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee, he has become a first call jazz drummer playing with many of the finest musicians in the Boston area, including pianists Ray Santisi and Chris Taylor.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:23

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Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center offers classes

LACONIA — The Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center will be offering a series of classes on the topic of Breath this fall. The once a month classes will be on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the Alliance Room of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia.

For September and October, the classes will be the 4th Thursday - September 26 and October 24, switching to the third Thursday for the next two months - November 21 and December 19. There is no charge for classes at the Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center.

Breath is an essential focus of the Sufi path of mysticism, and along with prayer is one of the two foundational practices of Sufism. Developing the breath helps ground spiritual realization, focuses meditation, and heightens awareness.

This series of classes was developed by senior teachers in the Sufi Order as a way to help those interested in Sufism to not just learn some of the concepts, but to experience the teachings in a way that has a positive impact on one's process of awakening. The class will include readings, meditations and spiritual practices, and include time for discussion. All are welcome, from those just beginning to explore spirituality to those who wish to delve deeper into the richness of the Sufi tradition.

Malik Haig will be leading the class. Haig is the coordinator of the local Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center and has been leading classes in Sufism since 1984. He recently completed an advanced two year training in Sufism. He has been an initiate in the Sufi Order for more than 33 years.

For more information about Sufism or about the series of classes, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Malik at 832-3550.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:20

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'I Have Been Busy All Day' chronicles the life of an 1890's housewife and mother

LACONIA — Anna Samson Bradley's journals from 1893-1899 provide the background for intimate glimpses into the life of a New England housewife and mother. Judith Buswell has written and produced a dramatic presentation, which will be presented Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.

Anna Samson was born in central Vermont and married Daniel Edward Bradley from Jaffrey, N.H. The couple lived in Vermont and Connecticut and had four daughters. Their youngest, Edith Bradley Rogers, had ties to the Lakes Region.

Edith married James P. Rogers, co-founder of the nationally recognized Allen-Rogers Corp. of Laconia that produced turned wood products for more than 60 years. This reader's theatre presentation is based on the journals kept by Anna Bradley and includes a minimal set, props, music, choreography and visuals from the late Victorian era and Bradley, Rogers and Stamps families.

Because seating is limited, RSVP by calling 5224-5600, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:16

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