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Streetcar Company offering free performances at Pitman’s Freight Room tonight and on Aug. 19

LACONIA — Streetcar Company, one of the longest running community theater groups in the Lakes Region, will again be holding free summer shows at Pitman's Freight Room.

Each evening features three different one-act plays. There will be singers performing between the shows. Some of the guest singers are Kelli Powers, Nerissa Bodwell, Doreen Sheppard and Steve Gonzalez. Streetcar will have light refreshments available for sale at both of the performances.

The shows, on Aug. 5 and Aug. 19, are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with the doors opening around 6:15. Pitman's Freight Room is located at 94 New Salem St.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Orianna Filiault, Valerie Kimball, and Rick Kincaid will be performing a scene from "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde. The show is being directed by Peter Ayer. In this scene there is a proposal of marriage and then an "interrogation" by the prospective mother-in-law.
"Blind Date", written by Samara Siskind, features Rick Morten and Orianna Filiault and is directed by Doug Embree. A young woman is fixed up by a friend, but when her date, a new-comer to the area, arrives he really is blind, which puts a damper on the sight-seeing tour of the city which she had planned for the evening.
The final play on that evening will be a love story, "The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze," with Nerisshia Bodwell and Danny Catalano. The show was written by Rich Orloff and is being directed by Kristine Snow. It involves two primordial creatures, one of whom is evolving and yearning for more than a swampy existence and has to leave the other behind.
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the evening will kick off with a performance by SKYT, Streetcar Kids and Youth Theatre. The show, titled "4 Seasons," is being directed by RaeLyn Cottrell. It features a cast comprised of local youngsters, ages 3 – 14 and is a mixture of narration and songs. The cast is making its own costumes and props. Musical direction is by Kayla Zarella and choreography is by Riley Alward. This is a completely kid created show so be sure to come and see this one.
Following that is "Dinner with the McGuffins," written by Chris Sheppard. The show features Rick Kincaid and Valerie Kimball as the parents, Braeden Alward and Chelsea Parent as the teen-age lovers, Danny Catalano and Nerisshia Bodwell as FBI agents, Doug Embree as Grandpa, and Eric Marsh. This appears to be a typical family comedy. Teenager James and his girlfriend Karen try to make out one afternoon, only to be continuously interrupted. The ultimate interruption comes when a cell phone goes off in the audience, breaking the "fourth wall" so that James can see the spectators. James tries to convince his increasingly worried family that a wall is missing from their house, and that people are watching them. It ultimately reaches a happy but twisted ending.

The evening ends with "Post It's," a bittersweet story written by Paul Dooley and featuring Evelyn Taylor and Eric Marsh. The actor and actress read Post-It notes between a couple that span the duration of their lives together. This show is being directed by Kristine Snow. Again there will be singers featured between the performances.

 

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Job Fair in Plymouth on Aug. 21

PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Employment Security is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Armory on Route 3.

Employers from a wide assortment of businesses will be on hand to speak with job seekers. These employers are looking to fill an array of positions, including manufacturing, high-technology, retail, service, hospitality, and healthcare. Job seekers should dress professionally, bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to interview.

"Events like the Plymouth Job Fair, which connect New Hampshire's talented workers with employers looking to hire, are a critical part of our efforts to strengthen our innovation economy and support a strong middle class," Gov. Maggie Hassan said. "By supporting and hosting this job fair, New Hampshire Employment Security is helping to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire."

"The Plymouth Job Fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet face-to-face with a variety of employers, develop a network of professional contacts and have an opportunity to ask employers questions about their specific organization or industry," said Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis.

Additional information on the job fair is available by contacting Kevin Myers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting www.nhes.nh.gov

 

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4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Loon Preservation Committee Aug. 18

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Monday, August 18, the Loon Preservation Committee will host the 4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament at Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough.

Senator Johnson was a champion of many worthy causes, including the environment and loons, and an active member of the Loon Preservation Committee Board from 1998 until his passing in 2010. Prime Tournament Sponsors are Advanced Land Surveying Consultants, Mill Falls at the Lake and Overhead Door Options, all of Meredith.

The tournament is open to the public with pre-registration required by August 11. Scramble format with teams of four and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. is followed by lunch and awards. Top prizes include $10,000 for a hole-in-one, courtesy of Paugus Bay Marina. First, second and third place team prizes will be awarded as well as longest drive and closest to pin. A putting contest and exclusive raffle will also be held.

To pre-register, become a Hole Sponsor, or learn more about the tournament contact the Loon Preservation Committee at 603-476-5666, or visit their website at www.loon.org.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Loon Preservation Committee and its work to protect loons and their habitats in New Hampshire.

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Free workshop on ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting

HOLDERNESS -- A free workshop on ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

The session will be led by grouse hunting enthusiasts/hunter education instructors Sean Williamson and Dan Keleher. Also Andrew Weik, the Northeast biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, will give a presentation on ruffed grouse and woodcock and their habitat needs.

The workshop covers the basic skills needed for the pursuit of these challenging birds. Participants also will learn about grouse behavior, hunting safety issues, hunting with or without dogs, gaining permission to hunt/landowner relations, clothing choices, shotgun and ammunition options, creature comforts for an enjoyable hunt and recipes for grouse.

Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 603-536-3954.

Grouse hunting season in New Hampshire opens Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, with a daily bag limit of four birds. Woodcock season opens Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 14. To learn more about small game hunting in New Hampshire, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_small_game.htm.

For more information about the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, and directions to the center, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Educational activities at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, supported by your purchase of firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.

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