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Pop-up farm stand at Lakes Region Child Care Center on Tuesday

LACONIA — On Tuesday, July 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., the Lakes Region Child Care Center will be hosting the first pop-up Farm Stand in the Lakes Region, in partnership with the Lakes Region Food Network (LRFN). The concept behind the pop-up farm stand is to bring fresh, local produce to where some of the busiest people – parents of small children – are already going to be. Red Manse Farm, an organic farm from Loudon with long-standing ties to Laconia, will be the participating farm. "Red Manse Farm grows high quality produce, and offers a wide array of veggies to satisfy anyone's needs," says Karen Barker, coordinator of LRFN. "One of the neat aspects of the Busy Corner Farm Stand is that LRFN has some funds to subsidize it, so we can bring in this first quality organic produce at more affordable prices. LRFN will make up the difference for the farm, so it is a win-win situation for both the farm and the customers." The farm stands will operate on July 7, August 11, and September 8, and will be open to the entire community. Come by for food demonstrations and product sampling, as well as recipes and some surprise gifts for children. Look for the white tents in front of the Laconia Early Learning Center at 22 Strafford Street, across from Rite-Aid. For more information, contact Karen Barker at 528-8560 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 05:19

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Christian music festival SoulFest returning to Gunstock for 3 days in August

GILFORD — Celebrating 18 years of music, love & action, the SoulFest, is held annually in the picturesque Gunstock Mountain Resort.

Gunstock provides an idyllic setting for this one-of-a-kind celebration gathering over 13,000 attendees and more than 100 artists and speakers.

Gunstock Mountain Resort is both winter and summer tourist attractions and activities,

provides the model setting for the 3-day-long music event. Gunstock not only boasts one of the longest zip line canopy tours in the continental United States, it's also home to New England's largest aerial obstacle course.

This three-day event August 6-8 features world-renowned and Grammy winning Christian artists representing all musical genres on four separate stages, guest speakers and authors from across the globe. This year boasts an impressive lineup featuring numerous Grammy winning artists and some of the biggest acts in Christian music including Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Third Day, For King & Country, Big Daddy Weave, Tenth Avenue North, Brad Corrigan (of Dispatch), Family Force 5, Sanctus Real, Peter Furler and many more.

Discount and group ticket deals are available in advance online or by calling New Sound Concerts at (978) 346-4577. Tickets will also be available at the gate. For more information on Gunstock Mountain Resort, including their winter activities, visit www.Gunstock.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 03:34

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Civil War historian to give talk on Pickett's Charge

LACONIA — Local Civil War historian David Decker will give a talk on Pickett's Charge and the Battle of Gettysburg on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Weirs Beach.

In the spring of 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee advanced only 10 miles into northern territory when the Confederates were stopped at Gettysburg. On the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, Confederate General George Pickett led 15,000 soldiers on a suicide march uphill over a half mile of exposed terrain against an entrenched Union army. Pickett's Charge was a last-ditch desperate attempt to break the Union's lines, but it failed, leaving over 10,000 casualties and a demoralized Southern army, who would limp away to the South.

To understand the Civil War, one must study the Battle of Gettysburg and Pickett's Charge.

Decker's interest in the Civil War began in high school and has continued uninterrupted ever since then. A member of the Civil War Round Table of New Hampshire since 1997, he has delivered presentations on the following topics: the Lincoln-Douglass debates of 1858, the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, women soldiers in the Civil War, and General George Henry Thomas.

He has presented to Civil War round tables and historical societies in Alexandria, Auburn, Epping, Farmington, Gilmanton, Hooksett, Keene, Laconia, Meredith, Milton, and Somersworth, and seven more venues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Decker's presentation is free for Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members. For non-members there is a $5 fee with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society's ongoing renovations.

The society is located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, next to Funspot.

Those interested in attending Decker's talk are asked to call the society at 366-5950.

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Barbershop singers performing at Winnipesaukee Marketplace

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chordsmen barbershop singing group and a variety of guest barbershop groups will be putting on shows this summer at Winnipesaukee Marketplace, 21 Weeks St., in Weirs Beach.

The free 90-minute, Wednesday evening performances will start at 7:45 p.m.

The schedule the performances is:

July 8, Lakes Region Chordsmen and Dover chorus and quartet; July 15, Chordsmen and Honeymooners Quartet; July 22, Chordsmen and Nashua Granite Statesmen chorus; July 29, Chordsmen and Concord Coachmen chorus and quartets; Aug. 5, Chordsmen, and quartet Open Air.

Those who want more information can call 366-5800 or visit weirsbeach.com.


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