Attic Poets to host last reading of year Oct. 26

WOLFEBORO – Fall has taken its time getting here, but the winter holidays will certainly arrive on time. And that means that the Poets in the Attic will be hibernating for two months after their October reading on Thursday, Oct 26.

“Poets and fans had better get on down to the Country Bookseller next week,” said host Gordon Lang. “It’s a long three months between our next two readings.”
Traditionally, the Poets in the Attic don’t meet in November and December to allow members to celebrate the holidays with their families.
“I’m looking forward to one last big blowout before we button up our satchels,” Lang said. “Last month we had some young folks in and they brought a whole new level of energy. It’s good to spice things up “
As always, there are no featured performers at Poets in the Attic readings. This gives each poet and musician more opportunities to read or play. Typically Wolfeboro Community Television records the first hour for broadcast later on.
“It’s wide open. Anybody can come and perform,” Lang said. “Musicians are always welcome. This summer Jim McKenna brought his uilleann pipes—the Irish bagpipes—up to Castle in the Clouds both times we were up there. It was glorious!”
The Poets in the Attic invite all visitors to join their reading on Thursday, October 26, from 7 to 9, at The Country Bookseller, in Wolfeboro. Free off-street parking right next to the store is available via Mill Street.
For more information about joining the Poets in the Attic, contact Gordon or Cheryl Lang by phone at 539-4472 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Holy Trinity students challenge police to basketball game

 

LACONIA — Holy Trinity Catholic School basketball teams, under the direction of Athletic Director Stephen Greenwood, will be hosting a basketball game against the Laconia Police Department this Saturday, Oct 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

This will be a free and fun community event. To show the school's appreciation and gratitude for the city's police officers, the pre-K and kindergarten classes will be making blessing bags for the officers, and will be handing them out after the game.

The public is invited come and watch the game. The concession stand will be open with snacks and goodies for sale.


 

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Pictured in back in the back row are Holy Trinity School basketball players Jet Wang, Ella Dion, and school Athletic Director Stephen Greenwood, who will be taking part in a basketball game against a team of Laconia police officers. In front are Ethan Benson and Luke Fernandez. who will be presenting appreciation gifts to the officers after the game. (Courtesy photo)

LRPA After Dark presents 'Carnival of Souls' this weekend

LACONIA—Throughout October, join Lakes Region Public Access Television each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. for a scary good time! “LRPA After Dark” celebrates Halloween with four frightening films from Hollywood’s past. This weekend, Oct. 20 and 21, they present the eerily atmospheric cult favorite, 1962’s “Carnival of Souls,” directed by Herk Harvey and starring Candace Hilligoss.

Mary Henry (Hilligoss) and two friends are out in a car, enjoying the day. At a stop light, some guys in another car challenge them to a street race, and they accept. As the girls’ car speeds across a bridge, the driver loses control and the car plunges into a river. A search party drags the river for the car, and just when things look dire, Mary emerges from the water, cold and dazed. She can’t seem to remember any details about the wreck and has no real answers for the searchers. To move on with her life, Mary accepts a job in a different state as a church organist. On the drive to her new position, she passes a mysterious deserted carnival pavilion to which she finds herself inexplicably drawn. As she is looking at the pavilion, Mary is startled by an ominous man looming in her path, nearly causing her to drive off the road. She blames this vision on a lingering aftereffect of the accident, composes herself, and drives to her destination. Mary arrives at her destination and takes a room at a boarding house, meets her new employer, and generally tries to get on with her life. However, she can’t stop seeing the apparition of the menacing man – nor can she get the vision of the abandoned carnival pavilion out of her head. What do these frightening visions mean? Will she ever be able to move on with her life?

Although it was an initial failure at the box office, “Carnival of Souls,” made on a shoestring budget of less than $20,000 and with a total crew of six, has since become a highly regarded and well-loved horror cult classic. Upon the film’s re-release in 1989, critic Roger Ebert awarded the film three out of four stars and wrote that the movie was “... an odd, obscure horror film that was made on a low budget in 1962 and still has an intriguing power. Unlike most of today’s horror movies, ‘Carnival of Souls’ has few special effects. Instead, it depends on crisp black-and-white photography, atmosphere and surprisingly effective acting.” Lead actress Candace Hilligoss studied with famed teacher Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio in New York City, and brings remarkable depth to the character of Mary. This movie’s not to be missed! So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark for this fan favorite classic from the past.

Moulton Farm hosts Old Farm Days this weekend

MEREDITH — Horse-drawn wagon rides, tractor displays and working steer demonstrations will be just part of the fun at Moulton Farm’s Old Farm Days on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 pm.

Saturday’s fun includes free horse-drawn wagon rides with the beautiful wagon and team from Stone Boat Farm. Brandy Thomas will put Maverick and Goose, a pair of working steers, through their paces in demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Meredith Historical Society and the New Hampshire Humane Society will both be at the farm with displays and volunteers to answer questions. John Moulton, owner of Moulton Farm, will be including his father’s 1946 Ford 2N tractor in the farm’s tractor display.

The fun will continue on Sunday more free horse-drawn wagon rides and with music from Steve Kelley. Everett Bailey, a master maker of Shaker brooms, demonstrating how he makes Shaker-style brooms. Volunteers from the Meredith Historical Society will also be back at the farm with their display. The farm’s tractor display will also be available for people to see.

On both days other fun activities will include free tractor rides 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to and from the farm’s “pick your own” pumpkin patch, pumpkin-related games, food sampling, and the opportunity to get creative using the farm’s pumpkin decorating stand. The farm’s corn maze will also be open. Activities are free of charge, although there will be a charge for entry to the farm’s corn maze.

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith, and is open seven days a week. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce, the farm offers fall decorating supplies including a full range of fall favorites such as pumpkins and gourds. The farm also offers baked goods, prepared foods, cider doughnuts from Cider Bellies, seafood from Sal’s Fresh Seafood, and a quality selection of meats, cheeses and other items from northern New England producers. More information can be found at www.moultonfarm.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MoultonFarm.