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Art Association to meet on Monday

LACONIA — The The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, April 21, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Wayne Hatley, an artist/illustrator/graphic designer with work experience with major movie studios, will speak to the group about options for reproducing and restoring art. His goal for reproductions is to create a quality product at a price point to be attractive for a buyer and profitable for the artist.

Hatley operates Sky Pond Studio in Meredith where he uses the latest technologies to create quality reproductions as well as restorations.

For additional information about the meeting contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702. To learn more about the Lakes Region Art Association: www.lakesregionartassociation.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:35

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Gilmanton Old Home Association Meeting April 17

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Old Home Day Association will be holding its first organizational meeting of 2014 on April 17 at the Smith Meeting House at 7 p.m.
All organizations are welcome to send representatives to discuss their plans for Old Home Day.
The agenda will be strictly followed, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. and ending before 8 p.m.
Subcommittees will be formed to carry out the efforts of the different components for the day's events; cooking, displays, antique auto parade, special demonstrations, children's games and our all-time favorite tug of war and as always our famous bean hole dinner.
We will have a live band throughout the day.
The Old Home Day Association will meet the third Thursday from now until August to plan the 116th Old Home Day.

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Clean Up Day at Squam Science Center on Saturday

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds its annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Clean Up Day prepares the Science Center's trails and grounds, including Kirkwood Gardens, for opening day on May 1. Some projects are messy and most work is outdoors so volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately. Groups are encouraged to help out at Clean Up Day or another day leading up to May 1. Special projects are available for organized groups.

On Clean Up Day volunteers and staff share a complimentary picnic lunch after projects have been completed. Anyone interested in participating in Clean Up Day, including groups and families, should contact Carol Raymond, Volunteer Coordinator, at 603-968-7194 x22 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Lakes Region Singers plan concerts on May 2 & 4

GILFORD — Tthe Lakes Region Singers will greet Spring with two performances offering a crowd-pleasing blend of tender love songs and memorable show tunes in two performances,– one on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., and one on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. These concerts are open to the public, with a suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family, to help cover expenses. They will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11-A in Gilford.

At each performance, the Adult Chorus will feature some poems set to music, including "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns, "I Loved You" by Alexander Pushkin, "Set Me As a Seal" from the Song of Solomon, and a jazzy version of "Dear Heart" composed by Henry Mancini and made famous by Andy Williams. The Youth Chorus will perform an arrangement of "Double Trouble" from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, plus a beautiful original piece, "Will You Teach Me." They will join with the adults in the festive "Come Celebrate the Music" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Other adult pieces will include Joseph Martin's rousing "Come to the Music," and a quirky musical arrangement of the poem "Jabberwocky" with unusual "orchestral" sound effects. The concert will conclude with both youth and adult singers performing a dynamic medley of favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musicals, ending with the heartfelt "May the Road Rise to Meet You" blessing.

Once again, pianist Kelly Cleveland of Belmont will accompany the group with her keyboard talents. Among the guest musicians for these performances will be Phil Breton on oboe and Alison Witham on piccolo and flute.

Directed by Karen Jordan of Laconia, the Lakes Region Singers have been entertaining this area with spring and winter concerts since 1992. The chorale consists of over 40 dedicated community singers from Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Belmont.

According to Jordan: "Both adult and youth choruses have been hard at work over this long winter. We are ready to celebrate the coming of spring with our varied and exciting program. I can promise some surprises that will definitely bring a smile to all who attend!" For more information, call the director at 524-0835 or 998-8545, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:25

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