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Opechee Garden Club's Art 'N Bloom exhibit opens April 16

GILFORD — The Opechee Garden Club will host one of the club's favorites, Art 'n Bloom at the Gilford Public Library on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Members get the chance to interpret a piece of artwork of their choice a painting, sculpture or print, their own art or that of a local artist. They get to use their own imagination using natural flowers, fruits, plants, a drape of material, a piece of jewelry or a pewter tankard and with a little inspiration for form, color, shape or texture, they create their interpretation of the artwork.

Opechee Garden Club members, Mary Lou John and Jean Kennedy, local artists of the Lakes Region Art Association, will have their floral paintings on display. Chair Carmel Lancia invites the public to view these inspirational creations on exhibit during library hours. For more information call 293-2877.


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Prescott Farm hosts author Mary Holland

LACONIA — Mary Holland, author of Naturally Curious comes to Prescott Farm from Saturday, April 11 from 1-2 p.m.
Holland is a naturalist, author, environmental educator and nature photographer who will share her visual journey through the 12 months of the year that take place during the different seasons in New England.

From the call of spring peepers in March to the migration of broad-winged hawks in the fall, Naturally Curious introduces audiences of all ages to the natural events that occur on an annual basis. This interactive presentation includes Holland's photographs accompanied by information about amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, insects and spiders, and plants.

A substantial natural history collection consisting of skins, skulls, scat, feathers, nests and many more animal artifacts will be on display before and following this 45-minute program.

Free to the public, but please RSVP by calling us at 366-5695.

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Lorentz plays solo jazz at schuster's tavern April 11

GILFORD — Schuster's Tavern at the Gunstock Inn located at 580 Cherry Valley Road in Gilford will host saxophonist, pianist and vocalist Jonathan Lorentz on  Saturday, April 11. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover charge.

No stranger to the mountains, Jonathan Lorentz grew up in a ski town in Vermont. In the 1990s Lorentz studied music at Plymouth State and soon began playing with Lakes Region stalwart Holy Cow Band before making his way to New York City.

Several years in New York afforded him opportunity to play and collaborate with a variety of artists, including Count Basie director Frank Foster, SNL sax-man Lenny Pickett, rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs, and Gospel artist (and Grammy winner) Hezekiah Walker. Jon left NY to teach full time at Castleton State, and landed in Albany, where he eventually moved on to work for acclaimed music publisher Jazz Lines Publications.

Now a resident of the Lakes Region, Lorentz works as a live musician, DJ, and entertainment consultant. Whether he's counseling a young couple considering options for weddings or helping a new music club find their stride with local press, he is modest, unassuming, quick on his feet, and operates with a strong desire to provide the best possible experience for a client or listener. He's garnered praise from the legendary Downbeat Magazine, and multiple tips-of-the-hat from NH Magazine, the Hippo Press & New Hampshire Public Radio.

A passionate live musician, Jon plays saxophone and piano, and is an active vocalist. His album Borderlands (his first for the United Kingdom's Métier Jazz label) was released to critical acclaim in 2010, and is receiving airplay on radio stations throughout the world. In March of 2011 Fanfare Magazine's Lynn René Bayley remarked that "Jonathan Lorentz has really got it: a great style, an explorative mind, and a concept that goes beyond the usual fare."


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Little Church Theater holds a youth summer program

HOLDERNESS — A three week summer workshop will be held at The Little Church Theater that is designed to familiarize teenage actors with the language, stories, characters and ideas in one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The workshop will conclude with two performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" open to the public on July 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Students will learn all about the Elizabethan style, as well as modernization of Shakespearean performances. Many students are only exposed to the Bard as text, but Shakespeare's plays were not meant just to be read; they were meant to be performed.

The students will audition for parts, do table and scene work, and go through a full-production process similar to a professional theatrical company. The actors will learn how to approach Shakespearean text, rehearsal techniques, character development, and many other theatrical skills that can be applied to Shakespeare or any other style of theater.

Young@Arts will be an ensemble piece. However, there are opportunities for students to learn stage managing, teching or lighting the show. About the Director: Dan Pelletier has been immersed in the world of theatre for the last ten years. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Dan has performed in, directed, and written more than forty productions. He has worked with many different groups across the state, including the Palace Theatre, Windham Actors Guild, Majestic Theatre, and he regularly trains with TheatreKapow.

The cost is $175 per student. Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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