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Stained glass class offered in Meredith on April 25

MEREDITH — A Beginner Stained Glass class with Susanna Ries offered by the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This class will teach participants to design, cut, foil and solder your own glass panel or ornament. Stained glass comes in all colors and all kinds of textures. Students can choose one of five designs they would like to make and the final projects will be framed and ready for hanging.

Students will need to bring: cork board at least 20 x 24 inches, apron, latex gloves, safety glasses, very casual clothes and covered shoes. If participants already wear glasses, they do not need safety glasses.

Tuition is $45 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The materials list is provided when students register.

To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:10

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Winni Players & Temple B’Nai Israel present play Black Fear this weekend

LACONIA — For the eighth year in a row, The Winni Players, in conjunction with Temple B'Nai Israel in Laconia, will be presenting a special presentation of a Holocaust themed play to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah. On Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. the Players, will be presenting Black Fear, an original script frequent Winni Players volunteer, Charles Fray.

The play has recently been chosen for one of this year's "Charles A. Hildebrandt Holocaust and Genocide Studies Award". On April 15, 1945, two women, Shimza Wesh and Leah Goldhirsch, one a Gypsy and the other Jewish, are shoved together, fellow inmates in Flossenburg Concentration Camp in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria close to the border with Czechoslovakia. As World War II rages, burns and stumbles to a destructive end, Shimza and Leah find in and for each other that which they feared lost forever; friendship and unexpected love.

As Shimza's and Leah's lives become inextricably bound together, they both become entangled with the life of a young German man. Those bindings, those entanglements, those connections forged in a five day chaotic crucible as discipline in the camp dissolves and becomes sporadic, and the Thousand Year Reich implodes, are still shaping lives on a snowy April Saturday in a small Vermont town fifty seven years later when Professor Franklin Cartwright, his niece Meghan and Franklin's granddaughter Gretchen share in the unraveling of a secret.

Like most of the past seven presentations for Holocaust Remembrance, last year's The Brundibar Project being an exception, the play will be performed as a staged reading meaning that the actors will have minimal blocking and will hold their scripts in hand. Though not a full-scale production, these staged readings are always moving and thought-provoking.

The cast will be made up of many Winni Players regulars including: Charles Fray, John Piquado, Nick Resca, Jennifer Summers, Johanna Halperin, Katie Dunn, Tamara McGonagle, Matt McGonagle, Janney Halperin, Barbara Webb, and Jim Rogato.

Continuing with the format of prior years, immediately following the performances a discussion between the performers and audience will take place to allow people to share ideas and feelings about what they've just witnessed. Past discussions have had community members sharing personal stories and tears as well as expressing thoughts on anti-Semitism and the lingering effects of the Holocaust on Jews today.

Tickets are $7 per person and are available in advance at 279-0333 or by visiting winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:44

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Hazard Mitigation Plan committee to meet in Bristol

BRISTOL — The Bristol Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at the Bristol Fire Department, 85 Lake St.

This meeting will focus on risk assessment and identification of gaps in protection. Residents of Bristol and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input. Also note that public input is being gathered through a brief survey posted on the town website http://www.townofbristolnh.org/.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Bristol are being determined through this process.

In the 2010 Plan these included urban fire, lightning, and winter hazards. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to evaluate the status of current plans, policies, and actions then develop and prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards.

Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Bristol one step closer to that goal.

Further information can be obtained by calling Chief Steve Yannuzzi, Bristol Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 744-2632 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-5341.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:35

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Pittsfield Players to hold auditions for Suitehearts

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for the show Suitehearts will be held at The Scenic Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.

Director Carole Neveux is looking to cast three men, ages 25 to 50, and two women, ages 24 to 50. The show will run Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7.

Written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, the play focuses on a young couple from Pennsylvania who check into a posh New York hotel to fill their weekend with bliss, only to have it filled with strangers. Timothy and his wife Elizabeth have inadvertently booked the same honeymoon suite as Frankie and Wanda, an older couple from New Jersey. After they scuffle over the accommodations, no one is where or with whom they should be.

Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. For more information contact Neveux at 226-0039.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:32

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