CANTERBURY — An annual volunteer-run celebration of small-town community, this year's Canterbury Fair will once again kickoff with the Woodchuck Classic 5k Road Race, and also include traditional Morris dancing, children's games on the green, a huge What-Not "tag" Sale, a used book sale, antiques, live music, canoe polo on the fire pond, juried crafts, a pie baking contest, food for every taste, and a special drumming performance.
Always the last Saturday in July, this year's Fair is on July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Canterbury Center.
Many local organizations lend a hand to make the Fair a success, including the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club, which provides a chicken barbeque. "The secret BBQ sauce has been a crowd pleaser for many years," said Canterbury Fair Chair, Lisa Carlson. Tickets are available for sale throughout the morning of the Fair.
For the second year, a pie-baking contest will be held. Three categories of home-baked pie will be evaluated by local "celebrity judges" who will taste pies in the blueberry, apple, and the "wild berry" (open) category. After the judging, the pies will be sold as desserts at the Chicken Barbeque and at the baked goods table.
Music will fill Canterbury Center for most of the day with Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman accompanying the Morris Dancers, as well as local groups "The Fiddling Thomsons," "Home Folks," and a special drumming performance this year.
The Canterbury Historical Society uses Fair Day to open an exhibit in the Elkins Memorial Building, with this year's installation entitled "Canterbury Through the Years 1900-2000." Their one-room schoolhouse is also open for the Fair.
Parking is available nearby for a $5 suggested donation, with free bus service to the Fair. Canterbury Center is closed to vehicular traffic during Fair Hours.
Net proceeds from the Fair benefit the Canterbury Fund, which aids local families in need.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 08:32
ASHLAND — Author Rebecca L. Matthews, a resident of Whitefield, will be available to sign copies of her book, The Light Within, at the Rock the Park NH event at the L.W. Packard Field on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Love, betrayal, hope, and tragedy will unite this broken family. Judy has been a bitter, angry person for years. Her constant yelling has affected her children's attitudes and pushed her husband away. But all that changes one night, when she finds herself on a deserted road being touched by God. This moment begins a transformation that will affect everyone around her.
Judy struggles at first to let go of her old ways, but as she learns to let go and allows God to guide her, she finds that life changes for the better. She becomes calm and peaceful as she places God first and foremost at the center of her life. Her children notice the change and how differently they are treated, and their attitudes begin to transform as well.
But Judy's husband, Rich, continues keeping his distance. When he finally reveals why, the whole family is affected, and their marriage comes to an end. Judy tries to move on, and Rich does too, but both feel guilty for their part in the downfall of the marriage. Rich desires the peace that Judy has, but he can't seem to escape what he has done. Meanwhile, their daughter is dealing with her own new struggles at school, where conflict abounds.
When a horrible accident occurs, everyone in the family will be put to the test. Experience the transformation with this family as they discover The Light Within and find peace in the midst of chaos.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 08:30
PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage.
Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday. All seats (including babes in arms) are $6 and the shows usually sell out early.
The production for August 1 is Rapunzel. Rapunzel has only ever known the world from her tower, but when she is introduced to a handsome prince, together they discover a larger world of magic, fun and friendship.
Performances remaining this summer are:
August 8 Just So Stories
August 15 Hansel and Gretel
The North Country Center for the Arts Children's Theatre has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairytales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show.
Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders.
Summer box office hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and one hour before performances.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 08:28
Billy Noble, a favorite player at the Interlakes Summer Theatre, a professional summer stock company in residence at the air-conditioned Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium at the Inter-Lakes HS on Route 25 in Meredith, will return to Meredith this summer. In past summers, Billy has appeared as Kenickein Grease, Curly in Oklahoma and Lancelot in Camelot. He has also performed in our Christmas Cabaret. Billy returns this summer to play Keno in The Full Monty, which runs for one week only, from Aug 13-18. Visit or call the box office at 1-888-245-6374 or check out the website at www.interlakestheatre.com. for tickets. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 08:25
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