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Farmers’ markets to be held at Tioga Pavilion in Belmont this summer

BELMONT — Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Events Coordinator for the Town of Belmont, wanted to enter the farmer's market arena by offering something a bit different. Farmer's Markets in Belmont, scheduled for Sunday mornings, will be promoted as more of an event to attend versus a three minute dash to get lettuce. The Farmer's Markets will take place once per month on June 28, July 26, August 30, and September 20.

Vendor space is offered for a small fee of $50 for all four market days, to encourage participation and make it affordable to individuals with small operations. General liability insurance is required. Those interested in becoming a possible vendor may contact Gretta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call her at 603-998-3525, or review the Vendor Information Packet on the town's website at www.belmontnh.org.

Belmont market hours will be 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It is hoped that they will become a gathering place by not only showcasing local vendors but to also offer a children's craft and/or activity and some live entertainment and demonstrations each month.

The new Tioga Pavilion and parking lot near the Belmont Mill on Mill Street will provide the perfect backdrop for these events. Parking is plentiful, and there are public restrooms at the pavilion.

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3rd Annual Timmons Team Run/Walk for Alzherimer’s disease research to be held on May 30

FRANKLIN — The 3rd Annual Timmons Team Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 30 with open registration from 8-9 a.m. followed by the races official starting for runners at 9 a.m. Buses will transport participants from Surrette Park for registration to Franklin for the race's start; finish line will be at Surrette Park.

Early registration online is $25, and after May 21 is $35. $65 for families. Surrette Park for parking and registration is entered near the caboose at the Northfield Train Station. Byron's Septic Service will provide port-a-potties at the race's start and finish. Raffle items for additional fundraising are donated by Yankee Candle, by Loudon Speedway as $350 –worth of seating tickets, by O'Neil Cinema in Epping as movie tickets, and by Belknap Subaru which on May 15 and 16 will make donations according to auto services rendered and test drives taken. Pizzeria Uno in Tilton will give a percentage of the May 30 sales income to this effort.

Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth largest cause of death. Funds raised by the Timmons Fun Run will be given to and enhance Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease Research. The Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center aims to reduce the human and economic costs of Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of knowledge. Established in 1996, it is one of 29 centers in the US funded by the National Institutes of Health to advance research on Alzheimer's disease and related conditions. Local resident Ginny Timmons has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and this run/walk is her and family and friends' effort to raise awareness and raise needed research funds.

Donations can be mailed to PO Box 284 in Tilton, 03276. Checks can be made to Boston University's Alzheimer's Research. Memo line: Timmons Team Run / Walk. For more information, contact: 581-9559

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Laconia Rotary celebrates 90 years of community service

LACONIA — Laconia Rotary Club will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on May 7, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia. Founded in 1925, the Club will mark the occasion with a celebration that includes presentations by local non-profits and community organizations who have received funding over the years, raffle items donated by area businesses and Rotarians, hors d'oeuvres provided by Contigiani's Catering, wine tasting by Hermit Woods Winery, coffee by Woodshed Coffee Roasters, and a special performance by members of Laconia Rotary.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance by calling Kristen Welch at 524-1100 x445 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

"We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with the community we've served over the past 90 years," said Kristen Welch, President-Elect of Laconia Rotary Club, "Our theme for the next year is "celebrating our past and embracing our future," and this occasion is a fitting way to kick off this effort as we look at the rich history Laconia Rotary has in the region and the many ways the club has enriched the community by supporting local non-profits and organizations."

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Winni Playhouse staging musical Baby starting May 7

MEREDITH — The Broadway musical Baby will take to the stage at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7 through 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

Baby is about the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. Set on a college campus, the show focuses on three couples of varying ages who are all grappling with the highs and lows of having, or wanting to have, a baby. The three couples are played by Teghan Kelly and Evan Clinton, Amelia Hamilton-Miller and Daniel Adams, and Tamara McGonagle and Rodney Martell.

The rest of the cast portray the various faculty and students at the college, as well as doctors, nurses, and even a dancing egg and sperm. The company includes: David Bownes , Greg Fischer, John Piquado, Jim Rogato, Susan Andersen, Ursula Boutwell, Johanna Halperin, Annmarie Karayianes, Valerie Kimball, ValerieAnn Marchand, Diane Nickerson, Dorothy Piquado, Karen Rines, Rachel Fischer, Jaydie Halperin, Janney Halperin, Jack Harding, Heather Hunt, Sophie Pankhurst and Sarah Watson.

The production is directed by Bryan Halperin with music direction by Judy Hayward and choreography by Jenna Rogato. The stage manager is Judi Rogato. The production is sponsored by Plymouth OB/GYN.

Early reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $18 for seating in the orchestra, $12 for seating in the balcony. Discount tickets are available for the Thursday evening performance to anyone who brings a donation of packages of diapers, women's socks, or packaged pillows which will all be donated to New Beginnings Women's Crisis Center. Friday evening is Girl's Night Out and groups of four or more ladies can receive discounted tickets. Tickets can be ordered by calling 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

 

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