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LACONIA — Silence is golden during the month of September on LRPA After Dark. Celebrate Hollywood’s silent film era each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. with the Silent September film festival. Almost every genre of film can be traced back to the silent era, that began 125 years ago …

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GILFORD — Aspiring singers and songwriters can show off their talents for a chance to win the $500 grand prize at Patrick’s Open Mic Night. The eight-week contest will begin Tuesday, Sept. 24, and run until Finals Night on Tuesday, Nov. 12. First and second runners up will each receive $125. 

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TILTON — As Lorrie Ann Wright, a member of the Lakes Region Art Association, proved through her entry in the LRAA’s Annual Show, a drawing called “The Majestic Arabian,” it takes creativity, talent and execution to be judged through popular vote by the public as the best.

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Last weekend the temperature dropped and I found myself wearing a wool jacket and boots. Returning home at the end of the evening, I stuck my hands in the pockets for warmth, disappointed I hadn’t tucked in a pair of leather gloves. The weather shifted overnight and it felt like a Saturday i…

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LACONIA — During the month of September on LRPA After Dark, celebrate Hollywood’s silent film era each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. with the second annual Silent September film festival. Next up on Sept. 14 is 'Safety Last!' starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis.

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MEREDITH — Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra is ready for its upcoming 2019-2020 season. Celebrating 44 years, the orchestra has a concert lineup that begins Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Inter-Lakes Auditorium, featuring the winner of the 2019 Student Concerto Competition, pianist Brigha…

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LACONIA — Richard Whitney is an American painter, author and educator whose portraits and landscapes hang in more than 800 public and private collections worldwide, including the Pentagon, Harvard, Yale and Stanford universities, and the Catholic University of Portugal.

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LACONIA — Sept. 17-Nov. 19, Bryan Halperin will lead a 10-week playwriting workshop for high school students and adults. The workshop will be held at the Belknap Mill from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings. The workshop is appropriate for all levels of writers and open to hi…

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LACONIA — Last year, local businessman Anthony Santage had an idea. If he threw a street party in mid-September, a couple of weeks after conventional wisdom says the season is over for Weirs Beach, he bet he could still get crowds of people to come down.

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CANTERBURY — The Canterbury Artisan Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village, will host juried craftsmen, live music, a food truck, and horse-drawn wagon rides. There will be old-fashioned ice-cream making, cider-pressing, and butter-making for ki…

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WOLFEBORO FALLS — Northeastern Ballet Theatre will be holding open auditions for their upcoming production of 'The Nutcracker.' The production is the original rendition of the holiday classic ballet. This year’s show will feature a new Mother Ginger designed specifically for NBT. Dancers fro…

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