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Meredith Parks & Recreation takes a trip to Fenway

MEREDITH — Join Meredith Parks & Recreation Department for a trip to Fenway to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Tampa Bay on Friday, July 31. Meet at the Meredith Community Center at 2:30 p.m. and take a comfortable coach bus to the game. The bus leaves the Meredith Community Center at 3:00 p.m. for an estimated arrival time of 5:30 at Fenway for the 7:10 p.m. game. This trip is open to both residents and non-residents until sold out.

The fee is $75 per person for residents and $85 per person for non-residents. This trip can sell out fast so hurry to the Meredith Community Center to reserve a space. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The group will have bleacher seats in section 40 rows 3-6. No refunds will be given. In the event of a rained out game, tickets will be valid for the make-up game, however attendees will be responsible for their own transportation. Check www.meredithnh.org or call 279-8197 for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 08:38

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Make Music event set for 2nd year June 20 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Musicians from all over New England will come to Downtown Plymouth on June 20 to share their talents during a day of celebration

Grab your guitar, head to downtown Plymouth and find a spot on the sidewalk to take part in the 2nd year of Make Music Plymouth! On Saturday June 20 artists of every age, genre and experience level will descend on the downtown area to participate once again in this free, outdoor music festival. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and welcomes musicians of all backgrounds to participate and use Main Street as a venue, with storefronts, sidewalks and common areas serving as stages. Everyone is invited to attend and listen, learn, play or just enjoy the celebration.

There will be something for everyone, including folk, country, alternative, soul, R&B, rock and indie music as well as local favorites. Once again, there will also be plenty of activities for kids, including an interactive "Musical Expedition" presented by Music & Arts. Children of all ages can come to the downtown common starting at 10 a.m. to explore different types of instruments and get a special prize at the end of their journey.

Scott Stephens, the executive director of the Central NH Chamber of Commerce, the main sponsor of the festival, has been involved from the very beginning. "With the huge success of last year's event, we are looking to try it once again," he said about this year's festival. "We are always looking for the opportunity to put the spotlight on the Central New Hamsphire region as a cultural destination, and this is one of the perfect ways to do that."

To register as a musician or venue, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This event is made possible with the support of the Central NH Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Plymouth, and the NH Music Festival.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 08:32

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Child Care Services raffling Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets

LACONIA — Lakes Region Child Care Services, a non-profit, 501(C) 3, is selling raffle tickets for 2 pairs of box seats for Saturday, July 11th game – Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. There are two raffles - one for a pair of front row box seats on the first base line along with a parking pass. These tickets will be sold for $30 each. The second raffle is for a pair of box seats in the second row, also on the first base line, selling for $5 each or 3/$10.
"There are only two weeks left to buy Red Sox raffle tickets. This year the raffle tickets are selling like hotcakes" stated Marti Ilg, Executive Director for LRCCS. "The seats are awesome and we're so pleased that Pike Industries offers them to us each year for the raffle. We use the funds raised to maintain quality and meet additional demands for care. This year the revenue is particularly important as we are increasing child care slots in Belmont and Laconia – and making small improvements in all programs."
Tickets will continue to be on sale through June 29, and may be purchased from any LRCCS Board member or by stopping by the Laconia Early Learning Center (22 Strafford Street) between 9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 30 on the LRCCS Facebook page. Anyone wishing more information may call the Laconia Early Learning Center at 524-1235.

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Yakking for Loons event set for July 11

MOULTONBOUGH — The Loon Preservation Committee's 4th Annual "LPC Kayak-A-Thon" or "Yakking for Loons" will be held on Friday, July 11. Paddlers will meet at 8 a.m. at Lee's Mill Landing on Lake Winnipesaukee, just down the road from The Loon Center.

Choose between the 2.5 mile "Ganzy" course or the 4.6 mile "Green's Basin" course, or do both. An LPC biologist will be along for the ride to answer questions and point out local loon habitat and behavior. Don't have a kayak? You can rent one along with a paddle and life jacket at a discounted rate, courtesy of Wild Meadow Canoes and Kayaks in Center Harbor. Sponsoring this year's event are Curt's Caterers and Irving Oil.
Registration is $10/person and includes a light lunch generously prepared and donated by Curt's Caterers. Yakkers are encouraged to solicit additional pledges to benefit the work of the Loon Preservation Committee, now in its 40th year of protecting loons and their habitats in New Hampshire! Collect $50 or more in pledges and receive a "Yakking for Loons" long-sleeve t-shirt. Exclusive "40 YEARS" prizes will be awarded to top fund raisers. Registration and pledge forms can be downloaded from LPC's website: www.loon.org. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is July 7.
For more information about "Yakking for Loons" contact Lin O'Bara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 603-476-LOON.
The Loon Preservation Committee, a non-profit organization, works to preserve loons and their habitats in New Hampshire through monitoring, research, management and education.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 08:30

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