PLYMOUTH — Haroon K. Ullah is an international scholar, US diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East. He will be speaking Thursday, December 11 at 1 p.m. in Plymouth State University's Welcome Center and Ice Arena on Route 175-A in Holderness. His presentation will be "ISIS and the Middle East."
Haroon currently serves on Secretary Kerry's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. State Department, where he focuses on public diplomacy and countering violent extremism. He grew up in a farming community in Washington State and was trained at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he served as a senior Belfer fellow and completed his MPA. He has a PhD from the University of Michigan and was a William J. Fulbright Fellow, a Harvard University Presidential Scholar, a National Security Education Program Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Public Service Fellow. Haroon is author of Vying for Allah's Vote (Georgetown University Press, 2013) and Bargain from The Bazaar (Public Affairs Books, 2014).
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:31
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Castle Preservation Society has joined #GivingTuesday, an effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place December 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
Castle Preservation Society (CPS), the non-profit organization that operates Castle in the Clouds, is grateful for the fantastic community support that made the original purchase and preservation of the property by Lakes Region Conservation Trust possible, and continues to make CPS's restoration of the estate achievable. CPS has joined this #Giving Tuesday campaign to reach out to new donors in the community. The goal is to raise $5,000 on #Giving Tuesday, December 2 to help return the Lucknow estate, Castle in the Clouds, to its former glory.
Those who are interested in donating can visit www.castleintheclouds.org, our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @Castle_Clouds, or instagram @castleinthecloudsnh to help meet our goal on #Giving Tuesday, December 2.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:18
MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club will host its 23rd Annual Senior Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 7 at Inter-Lakes Elementary School. Senior citizens over 55 years of age from Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Sandwich are invited to reserve a seat for the occasion.
Since 1991, the Meredith Rotary Club has provided a full course turkey dinner, raffle prizes, music and entertainment, gift bags and a visit from Santa Claus for this much anticipated celebration. Last year, 300 people attended the free dinner. The full course dinner, which is provided and served by the Meredith Rotary Club, will be prepared by Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant of Meredith.
"Everyone who attends the dinner will receive a gift bag that will include an ornament donated by Annalee Dolls of Meredith, jams and jellies from John Moulton of Moulton Farms, and Christmas candy from the Meredith Rotary Club," Donovan stated. Additionally, there will be many holiday items included in the Christmas raffle. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the event.
Reservations are required for dinner, and seating is limited to 300 people. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis for available seats, with dinner to be served at 12 p.m. To make reservations, contact the Meredith Rotary Club Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 279-7600 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until December 4 or until all seats are reserved.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:10
PLYMOUTH — Students and faculty in the Dance Division of the Department of Music, Theater, and Dance at Plymouth State University will showcase original works on Dec. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. when the Contemporary Dance Ensemble presents its semester-end recital of dances in genres including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and theatrical dance. The program will be held in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Dance Director Amanda Whitworth said, "The program is a collection of beautiful, honest work, with many dancers involved."
Student choreographers include Sydney Marchesseault, a senior marking major and dance minor from Moultonborough, who will be presenting a solo work depicting inner struggle, using large mirrored walls as prop.
Faculty choreographers are Lenore Sousa, contemporary dance; Amanda Whitworth, contemporary work to music of Clint Mansell, and C. Robin Marcotte, dancing a physical theatre piece.
Tickets for the program, which helps support the dance division scholarships, master classes and off campus opportunities, are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 11:57
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