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Yakking for Loons event set for July 11

MOULTONBOUGH — The Loon Preservation Committee's 4th Annual "LPC Kayak-A-Thon" or "Yakking for Loons" will be held on Friday, July 11. Paddlers will meet at 8 a.m. at Lee's Mill Landing on Lake Winnipesaukee, just down the road from The Loon Center.

Choose between the 2.5 mile "Ganzy" course or the 4.6 mile "Green's Basin" course, or do both. An LPC biologist will be along for the ride to answer questions and point out local loon habitat and behavior. Don't have a kayak? You can rent one along with a paddle and life jacket at a discounted rate, courtesy of Wild Meadow Canoes and Kayaks in Center Harbor. Sponsoring this year's event are Curt's Caterers and Irving Oil.
Registration is $10/person and includes a light lunch generously prepared and donated by Curt's Caterers. Yakkers are encouraged to solicit additional pledges to benefit the work of the Loon Preservation Committee, now in its 40th year of protecting loons and their habitats in New Hampshire! Collect $50 or more in pledges and receive a "Yakking for Loons" long-sleeve t-shirt. Exclusive "40 YEARS" prizes will be awarded to top fund raisers. Registration and pledge forms can be downloaded from LPC's website: www.loon.org. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is July 7.
For more information about "Yakking for Loons" contact Lin O'Bara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 603-476-LOON.
The Loon Preservation Committee, a non-profit organization, works to preserve loons and their habitats in New Hampshire through monitoring, research, management and education.
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Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 08:30

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Got Lunch! Laconia seeking volunteers

LACONIA -- Got Lunch! Laconia is looking for volunteers to help pack food for children served by the program.

Volunteers can help by donating time every Monday morning for a couple of hours starting at 8 a.m. starting on June 22. It's simple and it's fun, say organizers.

Those interested can access the volunteer registration form online or pick one up at the Congregational Church of Laconia's office at 18 Veterans Square. Completed registration forms should be returned to GOT LUNCH! Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.

Got Lunch! Laconia is in its fifth year, and delivers a week's worth of healthy lunch fixings to any Laconia school child whose family requests it. The program operates for the entire summer, when the schools are not in session, and seeks to provide the nutrition that children, who qualify for free or reduced price lunch program, get during the school year. However, any family is eligible to register their child(ren).

Got Lunch! is anticipating an increase in the number of children registered this year and will serve more than 650 children.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 08:26

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Donations needed for Methodist church charity auction

GILFORD — Auctioneer, Jerry Love will take the gavel to open the 18th Annual Charity Auction at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford, on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. The church is currently seeking donations for the auction.
While the church is able to finance their ministry through the congregation, an auction is held each year to raise funds to continue to keep the building available for the many groups and functions that are not directly related to the ministry of the church. Girl and Boy Scouts, Streetcar Company, Carter Mountain Brass Band, and Lakes Region Singers use the building for meetings and rehearsals. Health seminars are available in the church as well as Red Cross Blood drives, Life Line Screenings, and other health related programs. Bible studies are open to all and the Alcoholics Anonymous hold weekly meetings as well. The congregation supports community groups through mission volunteers and the doors are open to help with other community missions including Common Pantry drop offs, Habitat for Humanity, the Free Christmas Dinner and community health resource groups.
Help is needed to make the auction a success again this year. Businesses which donate gift certificates will receive in return a business card sized advertisement in the auction booklet.

Live Auction, Silent Auction and Quick Sale are part of this event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing, and the Live Auction starts at 6:30 p.m.  To donate, call the church at 524-3289 (leave a message if no answer and someone will get back to you), or mail your donation to PO Box 7408, Gilford, NH 03247. The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Blues and comedy this week at Pitman's

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host performances by the Chris O'Leary Blues Band and comedian Rick D'Elia and Steve Bjork this week.

The Chris O'Leary Blues Band will perform on Friday, June 19, 8 p.m.

O'Leary's musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock 'n' roll hall of famer and Grammy-award winner Levon Helm's band The Barnburners. During the six years that he and Helm played together they toured across the U.S. and Canada. O'Leary has appeared on stage with Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and James Cotton to name just a few. He has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin among others.

Tickets for the Chris O'Leary's Blues Band are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.

D'Elia and Bjork will take the stage on Saturday June 20, 8 p.m., $15:

D'Elia is a 20-year veteran of stand-up comedy with appearances on Comedy Central, Showtime and "The Tonight Show"  with Jay Leno. Stephen Bjork is a veteran of the Boston comedy scene with crisscrossing tours of the country under his belt.

Tickets for the comedy show are $15.

For additional information visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com

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