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Local artists invited to submit works to upcoming Shaker Village exhibit

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village, the National Historic Landmark dedicated to preserving the 200-year Shaker legacy of innovative design, entrepreneurship and simple living is looking for creative pieces in a variety of media to be included in a new exhibit: Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations.

The exhibit will showcase the many ways Village visitors and members are inspired to translate the Shakers' commitment to simplicity and mindfulness into their personal expressions. Creative professionals, artistic citizens and students are invited to submit creative pieces by April 30.

Works of art will be reviewed and selected by a panel of creative professionals and members of the Canterbury Shaker Village Collections Committee, based on their quality and relevance to the exhibit theme.

Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations will be unveiled as part of Village Rising, a day long celebration, on August 16, and will remain on display at the Village through December 2014.

For more information on Village Rising or to review the Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations call for submissions,  visit www.shakers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:45

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Swenson Granite Presentation at Taylor Community April 2

LACONIA — David Duford, a sales coordinator for Swenson Granite's Concord location, will present a program at Woodside Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. explaining how the quarry and production plant are run today. He'll present a video showing old photos, as well as a PowerPoint presentation with pointed historical information from the late 1800's and early 1900's.

He'll also bring along some pre-drilled granite and demonstrate how the splitting process works. A question and answer period and refreshments will follow. Duford, a self-proclaimed "jack of all trades" has been with Swenson Granite for 19 years and enjoys the historical side of the business.

The event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested to ensure seating. Call 524-5600 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:40

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The Streetcar Company to present Les Miserables

MEREDITH — Few people have not seen a presentation of, or at least heard of, the musical phenomenon that is Les Miserables. Based on the novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, it has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer.

This Tony award winning musical will be presented by The Streetcar Company in late April and its cast and crew represent many area communities including Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, Holderness, Moultonborough, Meredith, Tilton and Sanbornton. The company encourages readers to come and support their family, friends and neighbors and especially community theater in The Lakes Region.
Set in early 19th-century France, 'Les Miz' as it is commonly referred to, is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving years in jail for a minor crime . Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew but he is relentlessly tracked down by police inspector Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into the volatile revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.
Les Miz will be presented at Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium April 25th and 26th at 7 pm with a matinee scheduled for Sunday the 27th at 2 pm. Tickets are available now on line at the company website : www.streetcarcompany.com and will be available at Greenlaw's Music in Downtown Laconia and Innisfree Bookshop at the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith after the 1st of April.

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Genealogy workshop scheduled in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO —The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, is continuing its series of genealogical workshops on Tuesday, April 1, at 10 a.m. The workshops, scheduled the first Tuesday of each month, feature methods of genealogical research and address both computer and manual techniques. The workshops are free and open to all.
The April program will feature the second half of a webinar by Megan Smolenyak. Smolenyak, who is recognized as one of today's foremost genealogists, is the chief genealogist for Ancestry.com and author of Who Do You Think You Are, the companion book to the TV series of the same name. Her presentation will be a continuation of what is known as reverse genealogy, or sometimes as forward genealogy.
This particular research technique brings to the family genealogist, by locating living descendants, an opportunity to locate those journals, diaries, obituaries, newspaper articles, old letters and often family Bibles which have thought to have been lost to the annals of family history.
For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

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