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Fundraiser on May 28 for Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub is hosting a fundraiser for The Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region from 5 – 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. A portion of the proceeds from Patrick's  meals will be donated to the park. Just remember to tell your server that you are there to support the group.
At the same time guests are enjoying a meal from Patrick's, a Silent Auction will be held which will feature bird houses decorated by a number of local artists. The artists include Larry Frates, Maureen Bieniarz-Pond, Donna Manning, Cari Ordway (Bead Divine), Melissa McCarthy (The Studio), Jason Twombly, Jeanne Cox (Art Escape), Gail Brunt (All Fabric Arts), Marlene Witham, Mona Smith, and Jean Foote.
The auction itself will be from 6 – 8 pm.

Happy Tails Dog Park is currently raising funds to obtain the appropriate surveys and an engineered plan for the park which will be located at 55 Growtth Road in Laconia. While the park will be located in Laconia, it will be open to all Lakes Region residents and their guests.
Volunteers are eeded to assist with all aspects of the park. Check the web site, www.htdpnh.org, or find us on Facebook for details on all events or to sign up to become a member of the group. Stop by the table at the Bow Wow Fest on May 2 to say hello and find out more information about the park. The Happy Tails Dog Park cookbook will be available, which features doggie treats and tips.
The Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 2008 by a group of private citizens who wish to create an off- leash dog park in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The group does not receive any taxpayer funds from any NH municipality and is not associated as a division of, nor a sister organization to any other Lakes Region animal related organization.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:31

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Plymouth State student ensemble performances on April 29, 30 & May 6

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will host student ensemble performances April 29, 30 and May 6 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The PSU Percussion Ensemble leads the way April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The ensemble will perform music with a Latin American theme. The eight-member ensemble plays a vast collection of traditional western percussion instruments with a few surprises. Senior Zachary Stein, a music major from Newtown, Conn. will perform on a drum set suite designed to showcase his talents.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

The PSU jazz ensembles comprise jazz veterans and newcomers who will showcase a varied program including Ellington, Beatles, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, and original compositions during an evening of swing, groove, and more. The program will be held in Hanaway Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

The PSU Chamber Players take to the Smith Recital Hall Stage Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Chamber Players will include the piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and brass ensembles in this free concert.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:27

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Bingo games on May 3 to benefit Children’s Auction

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub is hosting Pub Mania Bingo on Sunday, May 3 beginning at 3 p.m. in their newly renovated Emerald Room. Proceeds will benefit Pub Mania and the Children's Auction.

Judi Taggart, Tagg Team Pub Maniacs Co-Captain, would like to thank Patrick's for hosting this community gathering and local businesses for offering a variety of items for prize packages.

"Bingo games move along quickly as bingo cards have only 3 playing cards to cover to win. We've gathered prizes that will make perfect gifts for Mother's Day, including two chances to win a one-night stay offered by Mill Falls at the Lake and aerial treetop adventure excursion tickets at Gunstock," said Taggart.

In addition to two cash jackpots, gift certificates and prizes will be awarded from Alterations Plus, Angels in the Attic, Café Déjà Vu, Center for Therapeutic Massage, Clarks, Crazy Gringo, Dairy Queen/OJ, Fire Cleanup Services, Fratello's or Homestead, Funspot, Giuseppe's Pizzeria, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Hanaway Theatre/PSU, Hannaford, Hart's Turkey Farm, Heaven Scent Design, Lyons' Den Restaurant & Tavern, Mill Falls at the Lake, Papa Gino's, Patrick's Pub, Pizza Express, Sawyer's Dairy Bar, Scentsy by Eileen Burnell, Shaw's, Shooter's Tavern & Pizzeria, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, T-Bones/CJ's, Walmart, Wine'ing Butcher, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Yikes Gallery and 405 Pub & Grill.

A $1 donation per bingo game card is requested, with cash games offered at $5 per bingo card. There is no admission fee. For more information, visit www.patrickspub.com, the Pub Maniacs Facebook group page, or contact Taggart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 493-9524.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:17

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Lakes Region Singers performing spring concerts on May 15 & 17 at Methodist Church in Gilford

GILFORD ­­— The Lakes Region Singers will present a new program on Friday evening, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11­A in Gilford.

The concerts are open to the public and will include performances by both the Youth Chorus and the Adult Chorus. A suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family of four will be taken at the door to help cover expenses.

The Adult Chorus will treat listeners to some rousing swing tunes such as "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Blue Skies," "All the Things You Are," and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie." They will also offer medleys from familiar Broadway musicals like West Side Story and Ragtime.

The Youth Chorus will feature "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen, "Bein' Green" from The Muppet Show, and a dance­choreographed version of "Surfin' USA." 

The program will close with both choruses performing an inspiring arrangement of the Rodgers & Hammerstein favorites "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Climb Every Mountain."

Instrumental soloists Rich Landry on drums and Cody Reynolds on bass will add to the vitality of several swing pieces, and Alison Witham will lend her talents once again on the flute. The chorale will be accompanied by the piano expertise of Kelly Cleveland of Belmont.

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 nearly 40 dedicated singers from Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Belmont.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:10

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