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Bristol's Purple Pit Jazz Club Presents Steve Kirby & John Funkhouser Groups this weekend

BRISTOL — The Purple Pit Jazz Club located at 28 Central Square in Bristol will present the Steve Kirby Trio Friday June 26 & the John Funkhouser Group Saturday June 27.

Shows run 8- 11 pm. Admission is $15. Beer, wine, gourmet coffees, and dinner menu is available. Reservations can be made by calling (603)744-7800 www.ThePurplePit.com for more info

Friday June 26: Boston guitarist Steve Kirby performs with his trio

Saturday June 27: Pianist John Funkhouser performs with his group

The Purple Pit Jazz Club is an intimate cabaret located inside the Purple Pit Coffee Lounge in downtown Bristol. The Jazz Club is a small "listening room" venue. Audiences are encouraged to keep conversations to a minimum and turn off all electronic devices, so that they may immerse themselves in the intimate musical experience.

The Purple Pit Jazz Club series is sponsored by the Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center in Hebron and is produced in partnership with Lorentz Music Services & NH Jazz Presents.

Coming Up:

July 3 Richard Gardzina Trio
July 10 Chris Klaxton & Taylor O'donnell
July 11 Chris Klaxton & Taylor O'donnell
July 17 Dave Keller's Solo Soul
July 18 Comedy w/ Jay Grove
July 24 Bob Meyer Trio
July 25 Dave Tonkin Group
July 31 Soul Revival
Aug 1 Zeke Martin

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Gunstock hosting 4th of July craft fair

 GILFORD — Celebrate the 4th of July at the fabulous Annual 4th of July Craft Fair at Gunstock Mountain Resort on July 4-5, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm both days.

The fair has expanded with over 75 exhibitors and features as a backdrop the gorgeous scenery of Gunstock Mountain Resort plus all the activities next door at Gunstock's new & excitiing Adventure Park. There will be several craft demonstrations including pottery, handpainted floor cloth designs, marshmallow shooters, and bubble wands. Some of the other exhibits will include Saffie's delicious whoopie pies, kettle corn, Americana & primitive wood decor & furniture, cedar wood furniture, glass globes, hand-carved wooden pictures, wood-turned pens and cribbage boards.



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Construction under way at River's Edge


LACONIA — Construction has begun for the Laconia Area Community Land Trust's River's Edge, a complex of 32 apartments for people of modest financial mean.s

Scheduled for completion in May 2016, River's Edge will consist of 32 one- and two-bedroom permanently affordable apartments nestled between Union Avenue and the Winnipesaukee River, the Land Trust says. With downtown just a short walk across a pedestrian bridge away, the location offers walkable living opportunities for future tenants.

Significant excavation work on the Union Avenue site has been completed, including the mitigation of hazardous materials that were a threat to the land and water. The property will boast a number of green features, including hydropower, a daycare, and 500 linear feet of River Walk. Units are scheduled to be ready for occupancy next June.

Financing for the $7.8 million project comes from NH Housing Finance Authority, Raymond James Tax Credit Fund and Citizens Bank, NH Community Development Finance Authority and Belknap County, City of Laconia, NeighborWorks America, Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and LACLT.

The building was designed by the late architect, George Hickey. Warren Street Architects will see the project through construction which is being managed by Ekman Construction.




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Steve Blunt and Marty Kelley offer unique library show

BELMONT — The Belmont Public Library presents Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at the Belmont Elementary School gym. This dynamic duo teams up for a unique library show that offers sing-along, read-aloud, laugh-a-lot musical entertainment for the whole family.

Steve & Marty play fun, upbeat songs on a variety of instruments--and Marty reads a few of his books aloud with projected illustrations, including his latest title, A CAPE--featuring a heroic young protagonist who proves that "Imagination is a Superpower!" This performance is part of the library's summer reading program, "Every Hero Has a Story." Performer information is available at: www.steveblunt.com and www.martykelley.com.

Funding for the Kids, Books, and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant for the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Those who sign up for the summer reading program before June 30, are eligible to win tickets to July 18's NASCAR event courtesy of Loudon's NH Motor Speedway. In July, there will be weekly raffles for Funspot, Gunstock, Canobie Lake Park, and Gilford Cinema 8 prizes and discounts.

The library is offering drop-in weekly programs this summer, including Story Time (Wednesdays at 10:30am), Lunch Bunch Readers (Fridays at 11:30 am), and Adult Craft Nights (Thursdays at 5:30 pm). The first Teen Time for rising 6th through 12th graders is Tuesday July 14 at 2 pm.The book group is reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Copies are available at the desk.

Discounted passes are available for the Squam Lake Science Center, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and Currier Gallery.

More information is at the library's website, www.belmontpubliclibrary.org, or call the library at 267-8331.

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