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Dr. Sax’s Dixie Band playing at Taylor Community on Sunday

LACONIA — Dr. Sax’s Dixie Band is scheduled to perform Sunday, October 19 at 3 p.m. at Taylor Community’s Woodside Building, 435 Union Avenue.

Dr. Sax's Dixie Band plays the definitive New Orleans jazz works of the early 1900’s. Modeled after the Dixieland river boat groups and marching brass bands of the era, this four-piece instrumental group performs classic popular songs, blues, and spirituals.  Band leader Jonathan Lorentz (AKA “Dr. Sax”) calls his Dixie Band “just plain fun” and adds that “this music is full of swing and history.” Lorentz leads his four-horn band through a songbook that features the staple masterworks: Blues Skies, Lady Be Good, When You’re Smiling, the St. Louis Blues, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, When the Saints Go Marching In, and more.

Dr. Lorentz is a daring and creative improviser who aims to play challenging and thought-provoking music, while remaining entertaining for modern audiences. He believes strongly in the interactive and collaborative “human element” of music making. The Dixie Band also features the highly-acclaimed young trumpeter Zachary Lange; longstanding band member and Saxophonist Eric Klaxton and lower brass virtuoso Claude Fried, known for deftly alternating between trombone, tuba, baritone horn, and his signature horn, the sousaphone.

The event is free and open to the public. This concert is generously being sponsored by Joan Allison, Dr. Doris Citron, Harriett Morse, Carolyn Parker, Margery Steady and Ruth Webb. For more information, visit www.taylorcommunity.org or call 366-1400.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 07:45

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Bruins legends in town for event to benefit injured boy

LACONIA — Meet Bruins Legends Rick Middleton and Terry O'Reilly during a benefit fundraiser for Grady Shoemaker that will be held on Monday, October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bean Conference Center located at 35 Blueberry Lane in Laconia.

In August, Shoemaker's feet were severely injured in an accident. He spent many long days in the ICU and was in the hospital for nearly a month. He has recently begun the long and difficult therapy and rehabilitation, which will require a lot of effort and hard work from both him and his family. All proceeds from this fundraiser will directly assist his family with the enormous expenses associated with the care needed for his extensive injuries.

The event features a silent auction, raffles, photos, food, autographs, refreshments and more. Cost is $60 per person. For more information or tickets call 305-2735 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:22

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Comedy at Pitman’s Freight Room on Sat.

LACONIA — Comedy returns to Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, with another Las Vegas special this Saturday, October 18, at 8 pm with a show starring Las Vegas and Atlantic City regular Paul Gilligan, along with Dan Crohn (Last Comic Standing, Boston headliner), and Mickie Fizzi.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by contacting Pitman's at (603) 527-0043, (603) 494-3334, or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pittman's is a BYOB venue. For additional information on this show check Pitman's website at www.pitmansfreightroom.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Pitman's is located at 94 New Salem St., Laconia

"We continue to be so greatful to the comedy fans in the region who have supported these shows for nearly two years," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell. "It's a because of their support that we can consistently bring in the acts we have been able to attract.

Saturday's show will be headlined by Gilligan who is a regular performer at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas and is one of the most requested comedians in New England. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Gilbert Godfried, Dom Irrera, The Amazing Jonathan and many more of the top names in the comedy industry.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:11

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Play with food at Moulton Farm’s Pumpkin Festival Saturday & Sunday

MEREDITH — Pumpkins, gourds and squashes of all sizes and colors will be just part of the fun and food at Moulton Farm's Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 18 and 19.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include family fun activities, including vegetable art activities, face painting, live music, tractor rides to the farm's pick-your-own pumpkin patch, GPS (Great Pumpkin Searching), visits with farm animals, music, pumpkin bowling, a bounce house for children and more. Both corn mazes at the farm will be open, as will Cider Bellies.

On Saturday, the 18th, visitors of all ages can have fun playing and creating with food in the "veggie art" area from 1 to 3 p.m.

"Mom may have said, 'Don't play with your food.', but this is the exception," says John Moulton, owner of the farm. "We use vegetables as art in our farm market during the summer, but it is really fun to see what the kids – and the adults – come up with when we do this."

On Sunday, the 19th, in addition to all the other activities, visitors can add some seasonal color to their cheeks by getting their face painted while enjoying live music from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Pumpkin Festival and most activities are free of charge, although there will be a charge for entry to the farm's corn mazes. More details are available at moultonfarm.com/pumpkinfest2014/

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 and is open seven days a week.

More information can be found at www.moultonfarm.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MoultonFarm.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:58

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