GILFORD — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Barbara Walsh will speak about her book August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm at the Gilford Public Library Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Walsh, who is also the author of Sammy in the Sky, a book illustrated by Jamie Wyeth, will also do a talk at 3 p.m. August 6 in the library's children's room.
Copies of her books will be available at both talks and Walsh will personalize both August Gale and Sammy in the Sky.
In August Gale, Walsh takes readers on two heartrending odysseys: one into a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the lives of schooner fishermen who relied on God and the wind to carry them home. The other, into a squall stirred by a man with many secrets: a grandfather who remained a mystery until long after his death.
Sixty-eight years after the hurricane that claimed several of her ancestors, Walsh searched for memories of the August gale and the grandfather who abandoned her dad as a young boy.
Sammy in the Sky is also a true story about a family's never-ending love for their beloved hound.
Before writing books, Walsh worked for 25 years as a journalist. Her most notable story involved killer Willie Horton Jr. and Massachusetts' flawed prison furloughs. The story affected the 1988 presidential election and earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 07:48
LACONIA — Tower Hill Entertainment, located at 264 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, will host blues artist Willie J. Laws on Friday August 2 at 9 p.m.
The Willie J. Laws Band performs original, traditional and contemporary blues, funk, and Texas rock music. With regular national tours (and releases on San Antonio's Tarantula Records), Laws is 30-year veteran guitarist and vocalist who can engage audiences with his easy charm, technical skill, and gruff street-smart wit.
For tickets visit www.towerhillClub.com or call (603) 366-9100
Located on Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach, the Tower Hill entertainment complex is host to regional and national performing artists of blues, soul, funk, jazz, rock, and tribute bands. The venue offers a full bar, dinners, and desserts.
Willie J. Laws (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 07:35
MEREDITH —The Meredith Public Library will be hosting two computer classes in August. The class topics with include an Introduction to PC's and a program on the new Windows 8 software.
Introduction to PCs will be on Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. This class will provide an idea of what to look for when buying a new computer, how they compare and use some popular programs.
A Windows 8 program will be on Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees will address common questions such as what happened to the start button? How do I organize the start screen? Can't I just go to my desktop and bypass the start screen? Where's the control panel? All of these questions and more will be answered.
Registration is required for both programs. For more information or to register call 279-4303.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:57
MEREDITH — Local historian and anthropologist Dan Heyduk will be showing a slide presentation of Meredith's winter celebrations of nearly 100 years on Tuesday, August 6 at the the Meredith Historical Society. The program will begin at 7 p.m.
The presentation will show images of baseball on snowshoes, horse and dog sled races, and a Winter Carnival ball complete with orchestra.
Heyduk will also describe businesses in a vibrant Meredith Center, where mills, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, carpentry shops and a hotel kept the economy growing.
The evening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 279-1190.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:45
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