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Mahadin Music Festival coming to Meadowbrook

GILFORD —  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook brings the Mahadin Music Festival featuring The Dirty Heads, John Butler Trio, Soja and Fear Nuttin' Band to Gilford on July 22.

The Dirty Heads bring the Sound of Change to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with their evolving reggae-rock roots. Co-headlining Mahadin is The John Butler Trio. An eclectic jam band from Australia, led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler, the band has defeated the industry odds and released five independent studio albums, which include 8 Top 40 hits.

Joining Dirty Heads and John Butler Trio on the main stage is Soja and Fear Nuttin' Band. The 8-member band Soja, with its pop-reggae roots, is American Grammy nominated and has released several singles, albums and DVD's.

Tickets range from $25.50 to $48.75 and can be obtained by calling the Box Office at 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:45

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Reception Tuesday for historical exhibit on grand opera houses of Laconia

LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a reception for its newest exhibition, "The Grand Opera Houses of Laconia " on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at The Laconia Public Library. This exhibition will remain on display through the month of June.

The Grand Opera Houses of Laconia were used for everything from vaudeville and variety shows to graduations, weddings and town meetings. This exhibition shares the history of these important community locations through pictures and artifacts.

Featured locations include; The Moulton Opera House, The Lakeport Opera House, The Gardens Theater, The Colonial Theater, The Folsom Opera House and Casino Auditorium.

"Walking into the exhibit hall to see the beauty of these two amazing Theater drapes literally takes your breath away, their beauty is overwhelming" says LHMS Executive Director, Brenda Kean. "The timing of the discovery of the Lakeport Opera House Drape could not have been better and I could not be happier to share this exhibit with our community. "

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603.527.1278, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:42

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Pemigewasset Choral Society plans to hold spring concerts in early May

PLYMOUTH — Hope for the future, the longing for freedom, and the joyous connection with folk music and dance are among the many moods evoked in the Pemigewasset Choral Society's spring concerts.
Under Director Leslie McDonnell and Assistant Director Will Gunn, with Grace Templeton accompanying, eighty singers from throughout the Lakes Region will present "American Tapestry" honoring the immigrant experience. Concerts will be performed at three locations in early May:
Thursday, May 7 – 7:30 p.m.: Gilford Community Church in Gilford
Friday, May 8 – 7:30 p.m.: St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Franklin
Sunday, May 10- 3 p.m.: PSU Silver Center for the Arts in Plymouth
Commenting on what inspired the title, Leslie McDonnell remarks, "We are a nation of immigrants, and this concert explores why they came and what they found here. Several numbers portray their homelands, including "In Shadowed Night" by Brahms. Aaron Copland's "The Promise of Living" describes the rural experience in this new land, and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" gives a spicy flavor of life in the cities. Black Spirituals and American folksongs add another dimension, and the concert concludes with patriotic songs."
The program will include personal immigration stories of the families of choral society members, and readings from relevant PBS broadcasts and from the book "97 Orchard Street" by Linda Granfield.
All are welcome; admission is by donation at the Gilford and Franklin concerts; tickets for the Plymouth concert may be purchased at the Silver Hall Box Office or at the door.
New members are welcome for the fall semester beginning in September; call 536-1572 for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:34

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Opechee Garden Club to meet May 4

GILFORD — The Opechee Garden Club will be presenting a program, "My Cutting Garden", by Audrey Vargish, Master Gardener, and current President of the Sandown Garden Club, in Sandown on Monday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church.

Vargish's power point presentation will focus on selecting the appropriate site for a garden, preparing the beds, choosing the appropriate plants for the site conditions, maintaining the garden, and finally enjoying the fresh cut flowers from the garden. This process is one that Audrey and her husband, George, experienced when they moved from New Jersey to New Hampshire in 2008, when they transformed the plain landscape of their new home into an "array of garden rooms and beds".

Hospitality Chairs, Sandy Stafford and Cindy Anderson, and their committee, Ann Woglom, Joni Stover, Simone Routhier, Nancy Leroy, Ginnie Johnson, Joyce Howe, Gloria Dublin, and Virginia West will provide refreshments and table decorations.

Opechee Garden Club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, and the National Garden Club. The club welcomes new members.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:22

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