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Pitman's hosting Brickyard Blues Band on September 5

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will hold a Dance Night with the Brickyard Blues Band on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England. They mix influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in. 2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD "Naughty".

In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music.

Band members include Brian James on Guitar and vocals, Tom Hoctor on sax, Rachel Green on bass, and Reed Dieffenbach on drums. Catered Dinner Buffet available from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for $10. Reservations call 527-0043. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:23

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PSU Faculty Art Exhibit opens Wednesday

PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will present the 2014 Faculty Art Exhibition Wednesday, September 3 through Thursday, October 2 at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery on North Main Street in Plymouth. An opening reception will be held from 4–6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 in the gallery.
“The faculty exhibit is a wonderfully popular show with excellent work by our talented faculty—it always has something for everyone in a variety of media including ceramic, photography, mixed media, painting and design,” Robinson said.
Photographer John Anderson is creating an installation in a space newly titled “Karl’s Shoebox” after gallery namesake Karl Drerup who founded the Department of Art at Plymouth State. Robinson describes the Shoebox as “a small, enclosed space in the corner of the main gallery that will be used this year for shorter-term exhibits that are interactive, innovative and invite a closer look.”
In this instance, Anderson will install panoramic photographs on the walls and ceiling of the space that will give the viewer a sense of being inside a New Hampshire covered bridge. Anderson perceives covered bridges in New Hampshire as historic treasures that connect and join the land across a river, allowing families to be joined, commerce and travel to happen and communities to expand.
“The historical importance of bridges, their engineering significance and the their settings among beautiful landscapes all add to their interest to me,” Anderson says.
The Faculty Exhibition will include unique artworks including a large wall drawing by Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, a 16-foot-long sculpture by Philip Lonergan, and large photographs by new PSU art faculty member Scott Bulger. Other contributing faculty artists are Annette Mitchell, Nick Sevigney, Michael Heffernan, Kathi Smith, Pam Anneser, Penny Huynen, Jason Swith, Terry Downs, Tom Driscoll, Bill Haust and Carol Jowdy.
Following a gallery talk led by faculty from 4–5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, gallery fellow Hannah Smith will introduce the first Jammin’ at Karl’s music event at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery. PSU senior Melodey Rose Mathews, a songwriter, singer and guitarist (and ukulele) will perform some of her own songs and covers of other artists’ works.
Lights, Camera, KDAG!, a new film series, will premier Saturday, October 11 at noon, in conjunction with the exhibition And Now Behind Curtain #2. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday 1–4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and PSU holidays. Information about the Karl Drerup Art Gallery is online at Plymouth.edu/gallery. 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:13

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Life Coach offering 12-week group program

LACONIA —  Starting Tuesday, September 9, Emily Clement will facilitate a 12-week group coaching program. A free workshop and information session will be held on Tuesday evening, September 2 at 6 pm at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 383 South Main Street, Laconia.

The 12-week program will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30 pm, from September 9 until November 25. There is a maximum of 10 participants. Individual coaching is also available, in person or over the phone.

Clement is a certified Life Coach through the Life Mastery Institute. A life coach helps group and individual clients improve their personal or professional lives by setting goals, offering support, and holding clients accountable as they transition from where they are to where they want to be. For more information, visit www.EmilyClementLifeCoach.com, on Facebook 'Emily Clement, Life Coach', or call (603) 520-6300.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:09

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Belknap County Conservation District selling bulbs


GILFORD — The Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) is offering a variety of fall planted – spring blooming crocus, iris, daffodils, tulips, allium, and hyacinth; there is even a surprise item sure to get a laugh.

Visit the BCCD website at www.belknapccd.org to view a color sheet of the items, the order form, and flower descriptions; or call the office at 527-5880 to have the information mailed to you. All orders must be received by BCCD by September 10th . Customers will be able to pick-up their bulbs on October 2nd and 4th, or have them mailed to a destination of their choice for an additional cost. Purchases will help to fund conservation efforts in Belknap County.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:05

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