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Pub Mania teams organizing for 6th annual 24-hour barstool challenge

GILFORD — This coming December 11th and 12th, Patrick's Pub & Eatery of will host their sixth Pub Mania, a 24-hour barstool challenge, to raise money for the WLNH Children's Auction. Team Captains and organizers have their eye on topping the record amount of $177,545 raised last year. The Pub Mania event has now raised over $562,000 in its first five years.

100% of the funds pass directly to the WLNH Children's auction. "We see the WLNH Children's Auction as one of the most impactful community events and we want to continue to help it grow" says Beetle. "In addition to creating a happier holiday for children and their families, the proceeds from the auction are being used for programs and organizations that are working to reduce the root causes of poverty".

Each of the 30 teams that make up Pub Mania have a team captain that puts together a team of 24 people (one for each hour of the event) and inspires them to fundraise. The average team fundraising was over $5,000 last year, with top teams raising much more. Team Café Déjà Vu set the record raising $20,015, followed by Supreme Marine at $14,708 and Laconia Country Club at $13,076.

Patrick's, along with event sponsors, local businesses and area musicians will provide participants with food, beverage, entertainment, special guests, fun games and more.

"Pub Mania, inspired by Laconia Athletic & Swim Club's 'Cycle Mania', is the most fun and successful fundraiser we've ever hosted" said Beetle. "The level of enthusiasm and excitement that everyone brings on behalf of this community is truly inspiring."

For additional information on how to participate, including a You Tube video about Pub Mania, visit www.patrickspub.com/pubmania.php or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:24

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Meredith Kiwanis Club looking for new members

MEREDITH — The Meredith Kiwanis Club appealing to local individuals to join their civic-minded service organization.

Now in its 35th year, the Meredith Kiwanis Club has established a tradition of continuous service to its local communities with special emphasis on youth activities, scholarships and support of a local food bank. Members are dedicated to such activities as the Meredith Youth Hockey League, annual scholarships to deserving students at both Inter-Lakes and Moultonborough Academy and substantial monthly and annual support of the Meredith Food Bank. The club also sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise funds for its charitable activities.

The club is part of Kiwanis International which is one of the largest worldwide service organizations. Kiwanis International will mark its 100th anniversary in 2015.

In addition to the Meredith Kiwanis' work for the community, all of its members are part of the community and make every effort to provide support primarily to local causes.

The Meredith Kiwanis meets Thursday mornings, year-round, at the Meredith Community Center for breakfast, fun and service.

Those who are interested in getting more more information or who want to become involved, can contact

Steve Gasco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 603-581-8413.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:20

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‘Cabaret for a Cure’ at Scenic Theater in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — Songs such as "Somebody to Love" by Freddie Mercury, "Timeless to Me" from "Hairspray," sung by that infamous duo Angelo and Jean Gentile, "Carry On" by Fun and, of course, "Cabaret" will be the entertainment highlights for this year's benefit Cabaret For Cure, taking place Saturday, Sept. 20 at Scenic Theater.

The Cabaret, which began three years ago, raises money for both the American Cancer Society and The Pittsfield Players. Eighty percent of the ticket sales go to the Cancer Society, while 20 percent goes to the Pittsfield Players Sprinkler Fund. The raffle prize money go directly to ACS while the refreshment donations are split 50/50 between Players and ACS.

Raffle prizes include a handmade basket (size large) by Stacy Davis of Davis Fuels, a quilt by the ladies of The Dorcas Guild of Pittsfield's First Congregational Church, a Bose Bluetooth mini sound system donated by WOKQ 97.5, a pink peony framed photograph by Susan Bleckmann, a satchel handcrafted by Pam Wilson, donated by Sgt. Richard Walter Jr., a gift certificate to Edible Arrangements donated by Gay-Ann Cooney, tickets to "South Pacific" donated by The Pittsfield Players, tickets to "Suessical the Musical" donated by The Village Players, a gift certificate for a Christmas tree and decorated wreath ($75 value) donated by Sandy Burt and Neva Dun Farm.

The Cabaret was started with the generous help of sponsors like Darrah Enterprises, Deb and Ken Jones, The Pittsfield Players and The Suncook Valley Sun.

Doors for the evening's program open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $12, and are available at Jitters on Main Street in Pittsfield, or by calling Meggin Dail at 736-8073, or at the door.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:17

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Laconia Adult Education offers workshop for retirement tips & strategies

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a free Retirement Tips & Strategies Workshop Series that will run for three (3) weeks beginning on Wednesday, September 24. The Workshop will meet from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

You will begin to understand and learn how to put your money to work for you and make it grow as you begin approaching retirement age and need to plan for your future.

There are many ways that you can learn about investing. This includes putting money into stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, or starting your own business. These are referred to as "investment vehicles", which is just another way of saying "a way to invest". It doesn't matter which method you choose for investing your money. The goal is always to put your money to work so that it earns you an additional profit or income so that when you begin to reach retirement age, you will be able to continue enjoying your current lifestyle.

Investing is not gambling. As an investor, you do a thorough analysis or investigation before committing any money in order to make sure that there is a reasonable expectation of financial gain. Investing is a way to increase your sense of personal freedom, sense of security and ability to afford the things in life that you want now and in retirement.

The Retirement Tips & Strategies Workshop Series will cover such topics as: Savvy Social Security & Medicare Planning; Smart Retirement Tips & Strategies: Wealth Planning 101: What Every Savvy Women Needs To Know. The rewards for taking personal control of your finances will far outweigh the efforts that you put in. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to let banks, bosses or investment professionals invest your money in directions that you don't understand. You are the person who knows what is best for you and your money.

This Retirement Tips & Strategies Workshop Series will help you understand what investing is all about. It will also teach you about the building blocks of the investing world and the markets, give you insights into techniques and strategies, help you to think about which investing strategies suit you best, and how to make savvy decisions about Social Security & Medicare planning. So, do yourself a lifelong favor and call Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to enroll in this enlightening and timely workshop.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:15

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