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For more information on participating in any of the above Chamber events please email Elyse Crossman or call (603) 543-1296
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Longtime Impressionist Bill Connors Brings His Talents to Claremont with the Greatest Songs of Elton John
The Claremont Opera House will present the performance of American Elton Tribute on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $24-$26. Tickets can be purchased online at or can be reserved by calling 603-542-4433.

With a great musical experience at the tip of your fingers, be sure to book tickets to the latest and greatest show at the Claremont Opera House with American Elton: Tribute to Elton John. Whether you are a longtime fan of Elton John's iconic music or just want
to share your favorite tunes with the latest generation, this musical production is certain to impress and delight. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy the classic hits of this memorable performer and be amazed by the talents of the show's star, impressionist Bill Connors.

As Connors takes to the stage, he can authentically emulate the sounds and songs of Elton John to the point that you may even believe Elton is on stage himself! The show features some of the best songs, from 'Your Song' to 'Tiny Dancer' and 'Rocket Man'. Every tune comes to life with colorful costuming and authentic impersonation. Combining the best voice inflections, nuances, and even body language and mannerisms, Connors can
bring the best Elton John tribute to Claremont.

For more than 15 years, Connors has been dedicated to bringing the most authentic Elton John experience to wherever he performs! By emulating the talents of this iconic musician, he has made quite the name for himself and has amassed an impressive collection of more than 3000 performances. Having great skills in musicianship, piano, and vocals, he is known to have perfected the art of paying tribute to Elton John. Each movement, sound, and mannerism has been honed into the perfected skill of portraying him. He has not only achieved an amazing capability of portraying Elton John, but he also resembles him! These techniques and skills have landed him many professional gigs in sports arenas, concert halls, and across the world. He has also been featured on America's Got Talent, performs in the Greatest Piano Men show in Vegas, and has performed with the world's most famous tribute show, Legends in Concert. With such an impressive list of achievements, it is no surprise that he is heralded as one of the most successful tribute artists in the country!
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TLC Seeks Leader for Family and Youth Program Director Position
TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont is hoping to find another exceptional leader to join the team. Interested individuals can learn about this position and apply through our website at:  Family and Youth Program Director - TLC Family Resource Center ( [].
Please contact Stephanie, with any questions.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Accepting Applications for 2022 Career & Technical Education Scholarships
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Bank’s Career & Technical Education Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to income-eligible students who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. Students must reside in counties in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont where the Bank has a branch location. Applicants selected to receive a 2022 scholarship will be eligible to apply for an additional $1,000 scholarship to be used for their second year of college or technical school.
The Bank established the Career & Technical Education Scholarship in 2018 and has awarded 60 scholarships to date.
Interested students can visit for more information about eligibility and to download the application. The deadline to apply for a 2022 Career & Technical Education Scholarship is May 1, 2022.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
Companies interested in participating can email Nika Oakes at
Arts Education Fund & Scholarship Information
The Center for the Arts believes the arts are essential to a student’s complete education and with so many cuts in programs the CFA believes it is their mission to keep the arts alive in local schools by supporting teachers and the school administrators in their efforts to provide creative programing for all of their students.

And to that end, the Center for the Arts Arts Education Fund is available to any teacher in the twelve towns of the Lake Sunapee Region, for teacher-led classroom projects and school-wide programs.

In addition to the Arts Education Program, the CFA also offers Scholarships to talented students in our region who dream of a future in dance, music, theater, writing or the visual arts. These students are the future of the arts, and the CFA acknowledges their passion and talent by providing them financial support.

$30,000 has been awarded over the past five years and 2022 applications are currently available. Scholarships are possible for summer programs as well as for high school seniors pursuing a college education in the arts.

The CFA encourages creative students to visit the website for more information and applications.
CFA Members Show on Exhibit Now!
The annual Center for the Arts Member’s Show is presently on exhibit at Bar Harbor Bank and the New London Inn on Main St., New London.
Tirty-two artists were juried in for the show which runs until the end of April. The artwork is a variety of paintings, photography, and mixed media and represents most of the finest artists and photographers in the area. The CFA has four micro galleries in New London and there are new shows every three months with a First Friday opening reception at the beginning of each show. Besides Bar Harbor Bank and the New London Inn, there are also Microgalleries at Blue Loon Bakery, and Tatewell Gallery. See Penny Korberger’s beautiful paintings at the Blue Loon , and the mixed artwork at the Tatewell Gallery too!

For more information please visit
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June 1, 2022, 9 am – 11 am
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