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Bristol downtown clean-up event planned for May 16

BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Decorating Committee has planned a special clean up event on Saturday, May 16 with a 9 a.m. meet up in the Bristol Middle School parking lot.

Volunteers will clean up debris and litter at a few designated spots within the town boundaries, and are asked to bring rakes, shovels, clippers and trimmers if possible. Pickup trucks will be helpful for transporting material to the transfer station.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:41

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Franklin will hold annual March for Meals Walkathon

FRANKLIN — On Saturday, May 16 the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc. (CAPBMCI) will hold its annual March for Meals walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the Meals on Wheels program. All walks begin at the Bessie Rowell Community Center 10 a.m. registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

This year, the event will also offer a pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The walk takes place on the scenic Winnipesaukee River Trail (WRT) but two other shorter walks .75 miles long will be available. The WRT route is 3 miles including the walk to/ from The Rowell Center. The pancake breakfast will be held at the new TRIP Center inside Rowell Center from 8-9:15 a.m. Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes a small petting zoo, dress-up photo booth, fire truck tour, tattoos, and crazy hair.

Meals on Wheels is a critical program providing home-delivered meals Monday-Friday and a daily wellness check to home-bound and disabled adults. It serves approximately 250,000 meals to over 1,400 people; representing 30,000 meals over its state contract. Government funding does not cover the cost of each meal, and with the state cuts to meals looming, local fundraisers such as March for Meals are absolutely essential.

For breakfast tickets, to make a donation, or for more information, call CAPBMCI at 225-3295 or the local Senior Center. Pre-registration for the walk is preferred.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:37

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Sign-ups Monday for Youth Football & Cheer

LACONIA — Laconia youth football and cheer sign ups will take place Monday, May 4th at the Laconia Community Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:34

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Theater summer camp to be held in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's summer camp continues to offer programs for children ages 5-14 during The "Summer of Storytelling", which incorporates themes such as fantasy, epic tales, history, science fiction, mystery, and action to serve as a guide for the camp sessions. This year the camp will be held at New Hampton School.

Students will spend weeks exploring, playing, and learning in a fun theatrical setting. They will enjoy their time immersed in different aspects of theatre, music, art, and dance, all culminating to a final showcase for friends and family. Camp 1 for ages 5-8 and Camp 2 ages 9 through 11 will feature sessions that explore different ways of telling stories each week. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon focuses on the basics of theatre. The afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. explores music, dance, and art. Students may attend either session or join for the full day experience.

The Upper Camp for ages 12-14 allows for a more in depth experience, with two-week sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This extended camp experience provides time for increased script comprehension, as well as more in-depth rehearsal and an opportunity to refine each student's craft. These groups tend to run a little smaller, so individual attention is guaranteed.

Education Director Timothy L'Ecuyer says, "We're putting together another fantastic team of instructors this year who will continue to bring top-notch arts education to our campers. What this collaboration with New Hampton School will bring us is a venue that matches the quality of our programming. Final presentations will now take place at the McEvoy Theatre at the school, a perfect location for them."

Sessions are currently booking online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. For more information, call (603) 279-0333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:31

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