WOLFEBORO – The monthly reading of the Poets in the Attic will be en pleine aire this month.
Their July open mike reading will be held in front of The Country Bookseller in the Durgin Stables courtyard Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
"Last summer we took our show on the road, heading to local art galleries," said PITA host Gordon Lang. "We may do that again in August, but I love doing at least one reading outside."
This event marks the 10th birthday of the Poets in the Attic, which began in July 2004 in the office space above Made on Earth. "If it hadn't been for Marybeth Bryant's 'attic,' we might never have gotten off the ground," Lang said.
"Karen Baker of The Bookseller has been hosting us for the last nine years, but in the summertime, she has an evening business to run. And we're always looking for ways to add fresh air to our readings, whether that means new readers or taking it to the streets," he said.
Several stores in the Durgin complex remain open late during the summer months. The Bookseller remains open to cater to the poets and any customers who stop in
Aside from the surroundings, this month's fourth-Thursday reading will be much like those of other months. There are no featured performers. Local poets and musicians gather to perform their work or the work of others. And Wolfeboro Community Television records the first hour for broadcast later on.
"It's wide open. Anybody can come and perform," Lang said. "But this month, remember to bring a lawn chair and maybe a jacket.
The Poets in the Attic invites all visitors to join the reading on Thursday, July 24, from 7 to 9 in front of The Country Bookseller.
The Country Bookseller is on North Main Street in the Durgin Stables complex of shops. Free off-street parking right next to the store is available via Mill Street.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 08:27
GILFORD — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region and the Laketones Jazz ensemble will present a free family concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, in the Gilford Bandstand located on Easy Street in Gilford. The music will be up-beat, toe tapping pieces that include marches, Broadway and television musicals, and patriotic selections by the band; as well as popular jazz numbers from the Laketones. The two groups are made-up of many area musicians, and welcome musicians of all levels to practices on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with the Laketones Jazz Ensemble rehearsals following. The rehearsals take place at the Music Clinic in Belmont.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 08:25
ASHLAND — St. Mark's Episcopal Church is hosting a Tea and Treasures tea and sale on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. on the church lawn on Highland Street.
The congregation is busy collecting gently used items of all kinds (with the exception of clothing and books) to offer at the sale. Tea and appropriate goodies will be served under the tent in front of the church. If the weather is bad the sale will be held in Sherrill Hall.
Those with questions or who wish to donate treasures for the sale, are asked to leave a message on the parish phone 968-7640 and their call will be returned.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:22
WATERVILLE VALLEY – The inaugural Craft Brew Races Waterville Valley event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Waterville Valley Resort. This new event features a 5k-road race followed by a local craft beer festival, where runners can sample from over 20 breweries.
Waterville Valley is the host to the New Hampshire leg of this series, which has races scheduled throughout New England this summer.
"Waterville Valley is an ideal setting for this race," says Matthew Gray, president of Gray Matter Marketing. "Not only is it a scenic destination, but they have all the amenities necessary to host an incredible race and festival. The other great part is there is room to grow this race for years to come."
The event will also serve as a fund-raiser for Brew New Hampshire, a newly formed 501c, whose mission is to present, promote and create easy access to New Hampshire's beer community.
"We're excited to be hosting the Craft Brew Race," says Chris Sununu, CEO of Waterville Valley Resort. "Over the last few years, we've been able to add a number of race events that highlight the variety of accessible terrain here in the Valley. What's even better about this race, is that having Packard's Field and Town Square centrally located make it the perfect location for a race to accompany the Brew Fest."
Craft Brew Races will be held on Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is currently available online at www.craftbrewraces.com/waterville. In addition to race registration, tickets are also available for beer festival only participation, and there is a designated driver option.
Local breweries featured at the event include White Birch Brewing, Kelsen Brewing Co., Squam Brewing, Stoneface Brewing co, Woodstock Inn Brewery, The Prodigal Brewery and Moat Mountain among others. Food will also be available for purchase at the event and all participants receive an event pint glass and runners receive a finisher's medal.
For more information about this event please visit www.CraftBrewRaces.com/Waterville.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:16
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