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Interlakes Summer Theatre box office opens June 11


MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre box office opens for the season at 10 a.m. on June 11. The professional summer stock theatre is in residence at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium.

The 2015 season includes The Taffetas, a musical journey thru the 1950's, sponsored by The Kellerhaus; West Side Story, the classic love story with a score by Leonard Bernstein, sponsored by The Mug & The Bay Restaurant, The Addams Family, a charming funny family musical, sponsored by Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Sister Act, a hilarious musical based on the movie with Whoopi Goldberg, sponsored by Golden View Health Care Center, and Not Fade Away, The Ultimate Buddy Holly Tribute, sponsored by Sanders Management Consulting. Ticket prices range from $24-$33 and can be purchased individually or as a subscription or flex pass (5 tickets for the price of 4). For more information or to purchase tickets visit us at One Laker Lane, Meredith or call 1-888-245-6374 or visit our website at www.interlakestheatre.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:01

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Art association holding a live auction fund raiser on Monday

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its first Live Fundraising auction on Monday, June 15, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The bidding begins at 7 pm.
As part of The Association's year-long 75th Anniversary celebration, this month it is hosting a fundraising art auction instead of a speaker. All the items for sale will be donated. Not only will there be original art work and prints, but there will also be art related items ranging from various art supplies to cards and posters.

This event is open to the public. There is no charge.

For additional information about the event, contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702. To learn more about the Lakes Region Art Association visit, www.lakesregionartassociation.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:40

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Turkey Plunge to take place on Halloween this year

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Salvation Army is announcing a date change for its annual fundraiser, the Turkey Plunge. This year's family fun event will take place on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 at Opechee Beach at 11 a.m.

"Our committee, in consultation with Tommy Turkey, decided we might attract more plungers for charity by moving our date up by three weeks to coincide with all the family activities that weekend" said Salvation Army Commanders Captains Nora and Scott McNeil. "After ten years of plunging just prior to Thanksgiving, we felt the earlier date would be more appealing since the air and water temperatures will be slightly warmer and more folks will be home in the area versus traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday" the McNeils added.

The couple has promised a new helper for Tommy Turkey at the Plunge. This year he'll be joined by Pat the Pumpkin. Also new this year will be an opportunity for "land lubbers" to support the good works of the Salvation Army by helping to sponsor a youth plunger.

"We like to call this new effort the chance to take the Plunge without getting wet" said Captain Nora McNeil. She explained that fundraising by youth wishing to Plunge can be difficult with many competing organizations plus the time involved. By asking older community members to sponsor a plunger, the Turkey Plunge hopes to generate more plungers overall.

Anyone interested in more information about Turkey Plunge 2015 or how to sponsor a student plunger is urged to check the Turkey Plunge website at: www.use.salvationarmy.org/laconia.

For now, mark your calendars for Turkey Plunge 2015 on Halloween, Saturday October 31st. The fun starts at 11 a,m. at Opechee Beach.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:33

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Delivery volunteers needed for Got Lunch! Laconia

LACONIA — Got Lunch! Laconia will be hosting a training session this Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m. in the basement of the Congregational Church, located in downtown Laconia, across from the Laconia train station. Due to ongoing construction, access to the church will only be available through a rear door, accessed from the community parking lot behind the church.

If interested in being a part of what is anticipated to be a need for 14 2-person delivery teams every Monday, please attend this training. In recent years the number of volunteers has allowed us to use most delivery folks for only 5 of the 10 weeks of the summer season.

Got Lunch! Laconia is in its fifth year, and delivers a week's worth of healthy lunch fixings to any Laconia school child who requests it. The program operates for the entire summer, when the schools are not in session, and seeks to provide the nutrition that children receive during the school year through the free or reduced price lunch program. Plan to attend even if you have driven a route before.

Delivery training includes a Laconia Police Department safety briefing, a review of forms and maps used to deliver, and the completion of volunteer liability waiver forms and driver's license checks. The required forms are available online at www.gotlunchlaconia.org and may be downloaded and filled out prior to the training. The meeting is expected to last from 60-75 minutes.

For more information, visit www.gotlunchlaconia.com, or contact Rev. Paula Gile at 524-0668.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:28

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