CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will celebrate Mother Ann Day on Sunday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 are free. Family rates are available. A special tour of the Shaker Women in Leadership will be given at 2 p.m. and is included in the price of admission.
Mother Ann Day is an authentic event originating with the Shakers themselves, in celebration of Shaker leader Mother Ann Lee's arrival in America in 1774. The Shaker Women in Leadership Tour will feature the stories of Mother Ann, Eldress Dorothy Durgin and Emeline Hart and will conclude with a dramatic vignette. The tour will be followed by complimentary Shaker rosewater cake and tea.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.shakers.org/events or call (603) 783-9511.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 09:33
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Heritage Commission will present a program on the history and future of the Moultonborough Grange hall on Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.
The Grange hall was added to the State Register of Historic Places and included on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s ‘Seven to Save’ list of endangered historic properties in 2012. Cristina Ashjian and Norman Larson, both members of the Moultonborough Heritage Commission, will provide an overview of the Grange hall’s history, review last year’s efforts to save the building, and discuss necessary stabilization work and planning now underway for the future re-use of this building.
Since the critically unstable structural condition of the Grange hall was discovered in June 2012, the Moultonborough Heritage Commission and the Moultonborough Historical Society, owner of the property since 2006, have partnered to take steps to save this landmark building and plan for its future in Moultonborough Village. The emergency stabilization of the building’s failing roof system was accomplished in October 2012, thanks to private donations and a generous grant from the Bald Peak Community Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.
A building condition assessment and report with preservation guidelines was completed by Bedard Preservation & Restoration LLC in December 2012, funded in part by a grant from the NH Preservation Alliance, which receives support for its grants program from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
As discussed during the Plan NH ‘Community Charrette’ event held in July 2012, the Grange hall is one of a number of vacant or underutilized historic buildings in Moultonborough’s downtown with great potential to contribute to village revitalization. The Grange building now needs permanent stabilization work and a re-use plan so that it can once again play a vital role in the village center. For more information about the Grange call 476-8895.
CAPTION — Cristina Ashjian, Chair of the Moultonborough Heritage Commission; Maggie Stier, NH Preservation Alliance; Kathy Garry, President of the Moultonborough Historical Society; Steve Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration LLC. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 09:29
080313 2nd Annual PaddleFest to benefit lung cancer research will take place on Sunday, August 4 (220)
MEREDITH — The Jeni Fund is hosting the 2nd Annual PaddleFest on Sunday, August 4 from Leavitt Beach in Meredith. Check-in begins at 10 a.m.
Decorated boats and costumes are encouraged. Floating game stations will be located on the course to win fun prizes. Thanks to event sponsor, ParaFUNalia, paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent and certified instructors will be on hand for demos. There will also be a breakfast compliments of Cider Belly Doughnuts and Winnipesaukee Bay Gulls. Lunch is being provided by Puritan Backroom out of Manchester.
The Jeni Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to treating, preventing, and curing lung cancer. All proceeds benefit The Lowe's Center for Thoracic Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research hospitals in the country.
The chairs for the event are Lori Salzman and her mother, Beth Ann Salzman. Beth Ann was diagnosed 3 years ago with lung cancer. She is now waiting to see if she qualifies for a new trial at Dana Farber, perhaps her best chance of survival. They know better than most that donations made today really may save a life tomorrow.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 09:26
LACONIA —The Diane Blue Big Band will be performing at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, August 2 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Boston's Diane Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer.
Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. She won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
She was nominated "Best Blues/R&B Act" and "Best Female Vocalist" in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated "Best Local Blues Act" by Motif Magazine in 2007. Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours in the U.S. and abroad as a featured performer.
Diane is joined by Johnny Blue Horn Moriconi (trumpet/vocals), Mario Perrett (sax/vocals), Joe Barger (keys/vocals), Bobby Gus (guitar), Lenny Bradford (Bass/vocals) and Jeff "Jungle Boy" Thompson (drums).
For more information check www.pitmansfreightroom.com
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 09:21
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